Meet Palmer Mireille – North Georgia Idol 2012

PalmerPalmer Mireille is 14, has been performing on stage since she was 3, and has sung for over 150 audiences.  She has won numerous contests in 3 different states. At 8 years old, she won the Towns Co. Kids Idol. After that she went on to win “Best in Show” in the Spirit of Appalachia contest in North Carolina  2010, highest score vocally in the” Starbound Talent Competition” in Atlanta 2011, and first place in the “Rising Star Regional Competition” in Chattanooga in 2012 before winning the North Ga. Idol, 2012. Besides being an accomplished singer, she has had the lead in many theatrical productions, danced for 11 yrs. and is currently a member  of Studio One’s” Hip Hop Crew” in Blue Ridge.

Palmer has been choreographing for herself and others for 5 years.  Recently, she has been working with well known songwriter Deedee O’Malley in Los Angeles , as well as Producer and track writer Sean Clyde, and has written and recorded her first original song “Spark”. Plans to market it are in the works.  She will spend the first two weeks of March training with the famous vocal coach Raven Kane, in L.A. and recording and writing more songs.

Her petite frame and powerful voice surprise audiences wherever she performs. Palmer loves hip hop dancing, shopping (especially for shoes), playing with her Pomeranian (Rusty) and cats (Fiona and Fluffy), Yoga, watching, “American Idol” and “X-Factor”, watching “Dance Moms”, and going on Instagram and Facebook to catch up with friends.

Palmer was named the 2012 North Georgia Idol in March 2012. She will be joining us for the 2013 competition as a guest judge and will perform her new single during intermission of the March 23rd auditions.

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains offering a full service restaurant and bar, lodging, live music and special events. For more information

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2012 North Georgia Idol Competition

The Lodge at Copperhead Announces plans for the 2012 North Georgia Idol Competition

The North Georgia Idol Contest to be held at The Lodge at Copperhead beginning the first Saturday in March. The North Georgia Idol Contest is being presented by The contest is open to all singers, emerging through seasoned performers, with the exception of those who earn their living exclusively from performing. Every Saturday in March will host 10 hopeful contestants who will perform before a live audience, including industry professional judges, for a spot in the finale of 12 competitors on March 31st.
Information and registration for the North Georgia Idol contest is available at The entry fee for competing is $25 per singer and payable when registering at the website. Registration is limited, so get signed up today.

Contestants will compete for the top prize – a six hour professional recording studio session produced by five-time International Telly Award winner, Murphy, N.C. and Miami, FL. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will win cash and other great prizes.

Contestants should have one song prepared for their audition. Required format is: playable music with no lead vocals. Acceptable music formats: Karaoke Backing Track, Burned CD, or iPod with downloaded music. The top three singers from each audition-week will advance to the finale on March 31. Finale contestants should have two songs ready to perform following the same contest formats.

The auditions will allow each contestant four (4) minutes to perform their song selection. The judges will comment immediately following each singer’s performance and score them. Song titles are selected on first come first serve basis. There will no duplications of songs during each audition week.

Contestants are encouraged to invite their family and friends to support them during the competition for North Georgia Idol. The public is welcome to attend the show with no cover charge when dining in The Lodge at Copperhead restaurant.

2011 contestants and winners are encouraged to compete again. 2011 winners: 1st place: Ahdri Kent, 2nd place: Arron Hammock, and 3rd place: Brian Howard.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Gain valuable exposure for your business by joining the largest singing competition in Georgia. Contact Michelle Evans for available opportunities.

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is a destination resort offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabins, and other amenities on the forty acre resort. Lodging reservations are available at website: or by calling 706-835-7433.
North Georgia Idol Host & Presenting Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, and For more information, contact:
Michelle Evans

Tuesday Night’s Happenings – Yes, it’s true! Two Can Dine For $22

Two Can Dine for $22, 6-9pm – Every Tuesday Night

When you are looking for a special place to relax and enjoy a Chef’s hand-prepared meal during the weekdays.  We have you covered.   Two can dine for $22. every Tuesday night.
Make it a festive occasion and experience the ambience at The Lodge at Copperhead.  Make it a date night or dinner with family, or group of friends.   Dine on chef inspired appetizers that will leave you anticipating the one-of-a-kind entrees and hand-made desserts.  A full service bar is available to compliment your dining experience.  Reservations Appreciated.

Romance was in the air Tuesday Night as a newly wed couple enjoyed their first meal together as husband and wife.  Other resort guests included a couple celebrating their 1st year wedding anniversary. And, a group of friends eager for great food and conversation. Yet, singles can dine and not feel alone with the welcoming spirit that permeates the lodge.  We were pleased to have singles dining. And, yes it’s half-price.  Make plans today to sample what’s cookin on Tuesday Night’s at the Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA.



Summer Fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia – July 8th -10th

There is always something cookin’ at The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA.  Whether it is new scrumptious tasting dishes on the restaurant menu, concerts by favorite artists, art shows and festivals to a new take on experiencing it all, you can count on an inviting atmosphere and a pleasurable visit.

From calm and relaxing spa treatments, site-seeing, golfing at Old Union Golf Course, to heart-pounding Ocoee Whitewater Adventure; there’s something for everyone in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.  Let us be your tour guide for an exciting weekend getaway or vacation destination.

Happenings this Weekend – The Lodge at Copperhead

If you are making plans for a romantic weekend, or a place to meet friends and family for a good time, check out our special events and accommodations.

Explore the Area during the day and return Friday Night for our Dinner Specials and “You Can Be The Star!” Karaoke Night beginning at 7:59 pm. Restaurant serves 6-9 p.m. Bar (11pm) Reserve your lodging now for a fun weekend.

Catch the wave and cruise-in to our 2nd Annual Hawaiian Luau, Saturday, July 9th, 6-9 p.m., Single tickets $16.95 plus tax & gratuity.  Enjoy solo acoustic music by Marlin Brackett, as you dine pool side.  Reservations Appreciated.

Restaurant open Saturday 8 am – 9 pm, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Bar open 11 am to 11 pm. Sunday breakfast and lunch 8 am – 3 pm.

The countdown to North Georgia Idol!

The Count Down Begins…North Georgia Idol, April 1st, 8 pm

There is excitement in the air as The Lodge at Copperhead prepares for the North Georgia Idol Contest.  Last minute details from setting up the stage and sound equipment to arranging tables to accompany the expected crowd of well-wishers for the contestants.  The management and staff are busy preparing for the special starlight night.  From special valet parking services, hand-prepared entrees, with your favorite beverage from our full service bar, and talented singers performing for your listening pleasure, it will be a night to remember.

Get ready for the competition to begin as the talented singers compete for a recording  studio package valued at $1,000 produced by, a five-time International Telly Award Winner.  The 2nd and 3rd Place winners will also be awarded great prizes and cash donated by our generous North Georgia Idol Sponsors.

The fire has been ignited and contestants are registering  fast and furious to beat the deadline of March 31st Noon.  It’s obvious from the selection of songs registered by each singer that the audience can expect unique sounds throughout the evening.

Reserve now to dine on our special Idol Menu and watch contestants perform before music industry professionals including Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, a Radio Station Executive, and Grammy Award Winners.

Call 706-835-7433 for available seating.

The North Georgia Idol – Special Thanks To Sponsors for supporting North Georgia Idol. – Video Production Services – “Your Message.  Our Award Winning Mastery”   Five Time International Telly Award Winner.   The Owner and Executive Producer, Paul DeMichael, will present the Idol Winner with a $1,000 recording studio package that includes all costs for recording session time, and professional CD mastering produced in Murphy, NC.  828-837-1700

United Community Bank, Blairsville, GA – Strong Bank – Strong Service – The Bank That Service Built proudly serving our customers for 60 years, with 27 locally managed banks in over 100 locations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (706) 745-5545 – Blairsville, GA

RUWebby SEO Marketing and Website Services – RUWebby supplies Integrated Marketing Solutions for your business, no matter how large or small.

Biker Barn – Biker Barn, LLC  – 24 Ivy Log Road, Intersection of Murphy Hwy US19/129 & Nottley Dam Road GA325 Hwy, Blairsville, GA. – Your motorcycle friends in North Georgia for motorcycle apparel & accessories, guided tours, motorcycle trailers, towing, transport, & storage.

Lisa Mitchell Hair Design and Day Spa – 3453 E First St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 – Professional, friendly staff providing luxury hair and spa services.  Open Monday through Saturday located in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA.  – (706) 632-8824

Nicholson Tire Service – with two locations to serve you for all your Tires, Automotive Supplies, & Car Brake Service – 3956 Murphy Hwy, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559 – (706) 374-5801 Nicholson Tire Service – 1286 Damascus Circle Blue Ridge, GA 30513 – (706) 964-8473

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA  30512 706-835-7433 “North Georgia’s Premiere Vacation Destination and Special Events Venue” A rustic mountain lodge surrounded by cabins nestled in a resort community offering Lodging, Casual Fine Dining, Weekly Entertainment, and Special Events.

One Year Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Party!

A full weekend of events to celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and Customer Appreciation Party!

The Lodge @ Copperhead Bike NightSeason Kick-off Bike Night & Cruise-in
Join us this Thursday for the season kick-off of our weekly Bike Night & Cruise-in. Everyone welcome! This week, Chef Jeff will pull out the grill and cook-out on The Porch – don’t miss this special treat. Customer appreciation all weekend long – get your wooden nickel!

Ken & Peggy Sue return this week with live team trivia. Garage 71 will host a live remote from The Porch. Vendors, raffles, and tons of fun. Gather your friends and cruise in this week – let’s get the season kicked off in style!

A BIG “Thank you” to our 2011 Bike Night & Event sponsors: Biker Barn, R&R Trikes, Bikes & Accessories, Chattahoochee Biker Gear, Elder Financial Services, Yuengling, Van Gogh Vodka, Biker 101,, and Garage 71 Radio.

**Beginning Thursday, March 31, we will begin serving LUNCH at The Lodge every Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy a great mid-day treat!

1st Annual North Georgia Idol Competition
Friday, April 1, Idol mania takes over the Lodge. Singers compete in front of a live audience and music industry professionals to win a (ASCAP approved studio) demo recording session, Cash & other great prizes.

Click here for more information, or to register for the competition.

Sponsored by: The Lodge,, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing Services, and United Community Bank, Blairsville, GA.

General admission seating available to the public on a first come basis. Make your dinner reservations and then enjoy the show! Restaurant & bar open at 6 pm, competition begins at 8 pm.

2nd Annual Car & Bike Show
North Georgia’s premier car & bike show. Registration begins at 9 am, $15 entry fee – CASH PRIZES. Show begins at 12 noon.

Mike Watson’s Band entertains all afternoon and evening on The Porch beginning at 1 pm.

Inaugural Running of The Gauntlet
North Georgia’s newest attraction for motorcycle and car enthusiasts is The Gauntlet. One hundred & thirty three (133) mile route through some of the most scenic roads in the country. Take the challenge and be one of the first to make the inaugural run this Saturday, April 2, first bike out at 10 am. Maps, t-shirts, and other information available at The Lodge and Biker Barn (corner of Hwy 129 and Hwy 325), Blairsville.

Join us back at the Lodge for the car & bike show, food, drinks, and live music all afternoon.

**A couple of rooms remain for this weekend** Make your reservations today!

The Best in Union County
The Lodge at Copperhead has been named “Business of the Quarter” by the Blairsville Chamber of Commerce. Join us Monday, April 4th at 9 am for coffee and our newest breakfast item – fresh baked Cinnamon Buns.

Coming Events & Breaking News:
4/9 – 2011 Rumble for Relay GET MORE INFO
4/23 – Keren Leppo GET MORE INFO
4/24 – Easter Sunrise Service GET MORE INFO

Events @ Copperhead – March 24th

QUEST is coming back TONIGHT!
The Lodge at Copperhead
Ken and Peggy Sue do an excellent job of keeping us entertained with trivia each week, but they needed a week off for Ken to recoup from surgery (get well soon Ken!). So……

Team Biker Barn took home the win last time, thanks in part to their great team members including Carlos & Raisa, Mary Bramlett, and Ray Jacobsen who wowed the crowd with his WORM for the win.

New quests, even more fun – and of course, QUESTICLES! See you Thursday – the most fun adult game show you’ll ever see!

Karaoke – Every Friday!
If you haven’t come out to see our Karaoke on Friday night, make plans to do so this week. We have an awesome rotation of singers, and appreciate all the work Carlos & Raisa put into making this an awesome weekly event at The Lodge.

Where does the time go??

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our big Grand Opening celebration last April. We are throwing a one year anniversary & customer appreciation weekend to celebrate – and we hope that all of our Club members will be here for the weekend of events.

Thursday – March 31

Join us for our first “Ladies do LUNCH at The Lodge” – 11 am – 2 pm, every Thursday. Of course, our men are welcome too.

Season kick-off Bike Night & Cruise-in – 6 – 9 pm. Garage 71 live remote, raffles, prizes and more!

Friday – April 1

1st Annual North Georgia Idol Competition – 8 pm – Midnight
35 contestants compete for a $1,000 recording demo session and CASH prizes. Sponsored by The Lodge, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing,, and Lisa Mitchell Hair Designs & Day Spa

Saturday – April 2

10 am – Inaugural running of “THE GAUNTLET” – first bike out at 10 am – continues all day

12 noon – 4 pm – Car & Bike Show – registration $15, cash prizes, registration opens at 9 am, show begins at noon. Vendors, 50/50, and fun. Come out and enter your beauty, or just browse the collection.

1-4 pm and 6-9 pm – We welcome the Mike Watson Blues Band back to the porch

*We are in need of volunteers on Saturday, if you can help, please let us know*

2011 Rumble for Relay – April 9th – Registration begins at 8 am, first bike out at 10 am
Show your support for the American Cancer Society in a LOUD way by attending the Rumble for Relay. 100+ scenic mile Treasure Hunt through the North GA Mountains.

Registration $20, includes breakfast, long sleeve t-shirt, goody bag, raffles, prizes, and admission to the after party – featuring – live music by Breaking Point! Passengers, $10. All proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society.

*We are in need of volunteers for registration, road guards, set-up, clean-up, parking, etc. If you can help, please let us know*

North Georgia Idol at The Lodge @ Copperhead

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

The Lodge @ Copperhead is holding it’s premiere North Georgia Idol Contest open to the public! The entry fee is $25.

Winner Prizes: ASCAP Studio Demo CD Promo Package $1,000 value to winner, Cash & Other Prizes

Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing Services, DV Media World, Lisa Mitchell Hair Designs and Day Spa

The Lodge @ Copperhead is excited about the upcoming North Georgia Idol Contest. We want to extend a special invitation to perform before our live IDOL audience and music industry professionals for this event. If you are not making your living exclusively by performing, you are eligible for this contest. And, we would like you to claim your performance spot for the night.

The North Georgia Idol winner will receive an ASCAP approved recording studio package valued at $1,000. donated by, Murphy, NC & Miami, FL. This session will include up to 4 hours recording time and all post-production costs resulting in your professionally mastered audio recording and (5) CD copies with custom artwork labels. There will be cash and other great prizes awarded that evening through 3rd place.

North Georgia Idol Sponsors