The Downtown Sylva Association’s 3rd annual Chilly Fest is from noon until 5 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Bridge Park and Poteet Park in historic downtown Sylva. There will be live music from Ian Moore’s Mountain Music Miscellany and The Vinyl Brothers Big Band, children’s activities and crafters during the event. Ian Moore will emcee the event and start the festivities with his Mountain Music Miscellany, raucous, rollicking old-time music with breakdowns, blues and ballads. The Vinyl Brothers Big Band are next up on the stage with a throwback to the Soul and Horn Rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. An 11-piece ensemble, made up of friends with a common love of the soulful music of their youth, the band brings new energy to that heavy vibe you enjoyed as a kid.
During the festival, raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win prizes: an acoustic guitar from Guitar Stop, a portrait sitting from Teri Clark photography, a half day wade for one angler from Hooker’s Fly Shop, and more.
There will be an after party from 5 to 11 p.m. at Sapphire Mountain Brewing featuring beer from Heinzelmannchen Brewery, live music and food and drink specials. Chilly Fest crafters are invited to move their booths to The Village at Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company during the after party.