Dahlonega’s premier listening room for music, comedy, and spoken word;

where the hustle slows and the rhythm is heard.”

the social house :

Meet your study group, schedule your client meeting or special event; Canopy + the Roots is a lounge for livin’ alive with floor to ceiling plants, a coffee bar serving Costa-Rican fresh-ground java and pastries, and a glass yoga studio offering daily classes, series’, and workshops/trainings. Save money with our memberships and receive bottomless coffee, merch, ticket discounts, and more.

the listening room:

We believe in the celebration of diversity and the thriving arts community here in the “peach state”. Offering open-mic for poetry/spoken word, stand-up comedy, improv, all-genre music concerts, comedy class series’, gallery art shows, and film screenings, we aim to serve both customer and performer with integrity and creative, southern hospitality. We hope each guest feels the heart behind the uncommon ambiance, offering, and experience here at Canopy + the Roots, Dahlonega.

It takes a village…

…to raise a dream. Meet some of the faces that make Canopy + the Roots come alive:

Hollie Lytle

Founder & CEO

Four years ago, this concept was but a dream. In a series of divine appointments, this vision has been given breath and life. We hope the experience at Canopy + the Roots is one of peace, inspiration, growth, and fellowship. Hollie has been photographing weddings and commercial/editorial work for fifteen years. With a passion for the arts and a background in public education, she brings compassion and a desire to serve. Also a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, Hollie teaches yoga in the Canopy studio and believes in the mind, body, spirit practice and benefits of yoga. She grew up with yoga as a household word, her father practicing yoga in his twenties and thirties. Her personal practice began as a therapeutic “prescription” from a surgeon for scoliosis and thus began her passion for the connection between yoga and all-body wellness.

Follow Hollie on Instagram @bohohollie or see her professional work at www.lytlefoto.com

Brandon Lytle

Founder & CFO

Brandon, an innovative and strategic risk-taker, has been a nationally-awarded salesperson and client manager in the building products industry since 2007. Brandon brings a powerhouse of essential skills to our backstage and behind the scenes operations at Canopy + the Roots.

Ansley Walker

Fiber Art : Knot Ordinary

Ansley is the maker behind Knot Ordinary, our offering of hand-crafted macrame plant hangers, key chains, rearview hangers, earrings and more. She is currently a junior in high school and started her business two years ago. When she discovered macrame at a conference, she instantly fell in love with both the challenge and the creative outlet it provided. We are excited to partner with her and make her creations available for purchase in the Canopy.

Follow Knot Ordinary on Instagram @knot_ordinary or on her website .

Danny Wilson

Interior Design

Danny is an artist with a spectacular talent for event build-out, theatrical aesthetic, and design. To see his work, just step underground and into the landscape of the ROOTS, our live performance venue. Danny is fascinated by the spaces people inhabit, both physically and emotionally. His work is mostly figurative with strong elements of anthropomorphism and transformation. He explores concepts around personal and societal roles and how they impact our ability to adapt and transform. His use of animals combined with human subject matter is a statement about his belief that all living creatures hold equal importance on this planet and share an interconnectedness that we do not fully comprehend, but impacts us regardless and in ways we cannot always imagine.

Find more of Danny’s work at 3rd Element Studio.


Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT (Vin-Yin; Hatha)

the C+R social house and events team:

Interested in becoming part of our village?

Come into the store to apply in person or email us at [email protected] .