TOONEYS Music Venue
Grab a friend for a night of live music
The Copper Basin counties of Fannin (Georgia) and Polk (Tennessee) have a deep history of music that can be traced back to the sounds of Appalachian banjos and bluegrass. But in 1925, when WSN radio began broadcasting live music from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, “Music City” was born and generations of talented musicians would then tour the small mountain towns of Tennessee and Georgia.
Around the time a young Elvis Presley swung through Ducktown, Tenn., the area could offer a place to stay over, but not much in the way of a real music venue. Today, all that has changed!
With new sounds taking root in the form of blues, country and rock, The King would be pleased to see Copper Basin host the area’s largest music venue: TOONEYS.
TOONEYS Music Venue opened earlier this year with more than 7,000 square feet of space. After a challenging year when musicians and bands couldn’t tour, they are now traveling here from across the country, eager to play in this new state-of-the-art venue. Perfectly placed along the Toccoa River in the stateline city of McCaysville, Ga., TOONEYS is situated inside the Riverwalk Shops. Guests can shop, dine and unwind to the sounds of the area’s hottest up-and-coming artists.
Venue manager Emily Hawkins has quickly established TOONEYS as “the place” to be for live music in the area with Open Mic Nights every Thursday, and free concerts every Saturday & Sunday. The doors open at 5:00 pm for all events.
Pictured above: The Jess Goggans Band performs at a recent show at TOONEYS.
Murphy, NC-based band The High Strangeness brings their folk rock sound to TOONEYS.
It’s not often a town can cling to history while also reshaping the future. But that’s exactly what the mountain town of McCaysville is doing by embracing the strong tradition of live music in the heart of the beautiful Copper Basin. Come out and enjoy a night of fun, and welcome music back to the mountains!