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6 Summer Arts and Music Festivals within Driving Distance of Your Georgia Home 

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Georgians love their music, art, and food festivals. This summer has a wealth of such cultural events scattered all across the state. Most are outdoor festivals, and all are within easy driving distance of wherever you live in the Peach State. 

But before you hit the state’s highways and byways, ensure you’ve got comprehensive car insurance that includes roadside assistance benefits in Georgia and beyond. 

Then get confidently behind the wheel and start to enjoy your summertime adventures! Here are several local attractions and seasonal cultural events you might want to consider adding to your calendar. 

Jasber Music Fest, July 1, Forest Park, GA 

Nine miles south of Atlanta, the city of Forest Park will host the Jasber Music Fest for the whole family. This one-day event will take place between the hours of 2-10 p.m. 

Over that time, drop in to see and hear such national and popular regional acts as Keke Wyatt, Carl Thomas, Empress J, Tris Day, and Rupie. Come to this community event for the music, and stay for the four summertime Fs of food, fireworks, and family fun. 

Georgia Mountain Fair, Aug. 18-26, Hiawassee, GA 

Held annually at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in a rustic little town, this family festival will include carnival rides, artistry, food, and live entertainment. The music schedule includes performances by country and pop stars like Lee Greenwood, the Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Herman’s Hermits, and numerous others. 

The Georgia Mountain Fair is a nine-day cultural celebration of this unique Peach State region that offers something to attract people of all ages. 

Georgia Country Music Fest, Sept. 1-3, Marietta, GA 

Get back to your musical roots. This year’s full weekend GCMF will deliver live performances from a range of country acts including the Turnpike Troubadours, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Ashley McBryde, and Koe Wetzel, among many others. 

Ticket discounts are available for those who have served in the U.S. military. 

Taste of Soul Atlanta, Sept. 2-3, Atlanta GA 

TOSA is a weekend celebration of the cuisine and way of life that made Atlanta famous. This free festival will unroll throughout the Vine Street neighborhood of this major American city. You’ll enjoy live music, games, arts, wine tasting, and a kid zone. 

But the major draw, above and beyond everything else, is always the soul food. Atlanta proudly crowns itself as America’s Soul Food Capital, and your palate will agree. You’ll experience a way of life, not just taste bud appeal, when you head to TOSA for its Southern food and cultural tradition. 

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Buckhead Fine Arts Festival, Sept. 16-17, Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood 

This two-day outdoor festival spotlights the work of about 100 painters, sculptors, metalworkers, glassmakers, photographers, and other professional artisans. 

The festival is free to attend, and will also feature artist demonstrations, live musical entertainment, and a stroll through this legendary Atlanta neighborhood. 

Savannah Jazz Festival, Sept. 18-24, Savannah, GA 

Every true jazz lover has at least heard of the Savannah Jazz Festival in this laid-back east Georgia city bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This year’s lineup will include Ranky Tanky, E.G. Kight, C.O.T. Band, Lil Ed and the Blue Imperials, and Milena Casado. Some performances are free. 

Guests can also watch the documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool and chat with the film’s director and producers. Tour the city while you’re here and discover its vibrant jazz cultural tradition. 

Make Sure Your Comprehensive Car Insurance Includes Roadside Assistance 

This is just a sample of the many food, music, and art festivals throughout the summer and early fall in Georgia. Plan out the summer so it sizzles, then get behind the wheel and find your blend of cultural adventure. 

But before you do, make sure you have car insurance that includes coverage for comprehensive and collision. Together, these options will protect your finances for everything from road and wildlife collisions to theft, vandalism, and weather events that could result in personal injury or loss or damage to your vehicle and those of others. 

While discussing your auto insurance coverage with your independent auto insurance agent, make sure to also ask about roadside assistance benefits. Your roadside assistance option only costs a few dollars more, while it guarantees that help is just a toll-free phone call away, 24 hours a day. That includes weekends and holidays. Call your roadside assistance dispatcher if you need gas, a flat tire changed, a battery charge, or a tow. 

In short, you’ll get whatever form of assistance you need while between festivals or otherwise on the road to work, study, errands, or adventure. 

Check with a Local Independent Agent for Affordable Coverage 

The reason you should seek out an independent insurance agent is that they contract to represent insurance plans for multiple major carriers, not just one. That means your independent agent can shop for the most affordable comprehensive car insurance plans with the best options. You’ll save money while increasing your sense of security while traveling. 

Get Affordable Car Insurance Before Festival Season Heats Up 

Enjoy your summer! Get behind the wheel and let multiple adventures happen this season. Take in every food, art, and music festival you care to handle from all around the state of Georgia and beyond. But first, make sure that you have affordable comprehensive car insurance with roadside assistance benefits. 

Before festival season heats up, give your Southern Harvest Insurance agent a call at (877) 831-4677. Or, find a Southern Harvest Insurance office in Georgia near you. You can also get a quick car insurance quote online at your convenience.