Chateau Elan hosts music series for overnight guests

BRASELTON -- Do you need an excuse to take a weekend off from the real world? Well, here's your chance.

Starting Saturday (and continuing every Saturday through Aug. 18), Chateau Elan is throwing free concerts for those who stay in the hotel overnight.

Depending on which week you attend, there is a wide variety of acts to choose from. Lauren St. Jane & The Dead Westerners are the first performers to kickoff the summer concert series. Concerts begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m.

No tickets will be sold to the public, except for the Sept. 2 show with The Embers taking the stage. Guests receive a concert wristband when they check into the hotel.

Chateau Elan also offers rounds of golf, spa treatments, a winery, dining, cooking classes and escape packages to help you leave your troubles behind.

To reserve your room, visit www.chateauelan.com.LineupSaturday: Lauren St. Jane & The Dead Westerners

July 14: Nelson Brownston

July 21: The Jason Connelly Band

July 28: The Cumberland Collective

Aug. 4: Lauren St. Jane & The Dead Westerners

Aug. 11: Nelson Brownstone

Aug. 18: The Cumberland Collective

Sept. 2: The Embers ($30 for this show)