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Bluegrass, Americana at Pisgah

The Jam In The Trees festival will take place Aug. 25-26 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

The lineup includes Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius, The Infamous Stringdusters, Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel Experience, Jim Lauderdale, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and more.

Tickets start at $25. There are two-day and VIP passes also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, click on www.jaminthetrees.com.

 

‘Open Door Meal & Sing’

The First United Methodist Church Sylva will hold an “Open Door Meal & Sing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the church’s Christian Life Center.

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal which will be prepared by church members, musical entertainment, and fellowship.

The Cancel Choir of First United Methodist Church Sylva will provide the musical entertainment. Their program will feature a wide variety of gospel and traditional church hymns. The choir is under the direction of Tommy and Anna Ginn.

A brief devotional will precede the meal. The Open Door and Sing event is held on the fifth Wednesday in those months which have one. All are welcome and invited to attend.

For more information, please call the church office, 828.586.2358.

 

Marianna rocks out

As part of a Summer Music Series, the Marianna Black Library presents an evening of acoustic classic rock with Twelfth Fret at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in Bryson City.

From Jackson County, Twelfth Fret are an acoustic duo that performs vintage rock, retro classic rock and pop with Americana flair. The duo’s music includes covers versions of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Eagles, REM, and Tom Petty.

This program is free and open to area residents and visitors. Plus, snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library.

The library is located in downtown Bryson City at the corner of Academy and Rector. For more information or driving directions, call the library at 828.488.3030 or click on www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity.

 

Concerts on the Creek

Popular Western North Carolina funk/soul act Lyric will perform during Concerts on the Creek at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in downtown Sylva. The event is free and open to the public. Sundown (classic rock) will play Sept. 1. www.mountainlovers.com.

 

‘An Appalachian Evening’

The “An Appalachian Evening” summer concert series will continue with The Kruger Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Stecoah Valley Center.

Tickets for performance are $30 for adults, students and grades K-12 $10. Tickets are a pre-show dinner are also available for purchase.

www.stecoahvalleycenter.com.

 

Also:

• Andrews Brewing (Andrews) will host Liz Nance (singer-songwriter) Aug. 25, Frank & Allie (bluegrass) Aug. 26, The Blacktop Laurels (bluegrass/Americana) Sept. 1 and a “Bluegrass Festival” from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 2. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will also be a “Bluegrass Jam with Heidi” at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. www.andrewsbrewing.com.

• BearWaters Brewing (Canton) will host Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters (honky-tonk) Aug. 25. All shows are free and at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.bwbrewing.com.

• Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern (Waynesville) will host Eddie Rose & Highway 40 (bluegrass) Aug. 24 and Bull Moose Party (bluegrass) Aug. 31. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams (piano/guitar) Aug. 25 and Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Aug. 26. All shows are free (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com.

• Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) will host Lyric (rock/soul) Aug. 25 and Sundown (classic rock) Sept. 1 in Bridge Park. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.586.2155 or www.mountainlovers.com.

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Ryan Sheley (singer-songwriter) Aug. 26. Shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. www.curraheebrew.com.

• The Cut Cocktail Lounge (Sylva) will host an open mic night at 8 p.m. on Mondays. All welcome. 828.631.4795.

• Derailed Bar & Lounge (Bryson City) will have music at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.488.8898.

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) will host Mountain Dulcimer Group (traditional/bluegrass) Aug. 25 and Silly Ridge Round Up (Americana) Sept. 1. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Jimi McKenzie (singer-songwriter) Aug. 25, Paul H. Davis (singer-songwriter) Aug. 26, Marc Keller (singer-songwriter) Sept. 1, Mack McKenzie (singer-songwriter) 2 p.m. Sept. 2 and Good Direction Sept. 2. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.froglevelbrewing.com.

• Groovin’ on the Green (Cashiers) will host Sundown (classic hits) Aug. 25 and Hurricane Creek (rock/blues) Sept. 2 at The Village Green. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. www.visitcashiersvalley.com.

• Guadalupe Café (Sylva) will host Folks’ Songs (world/fusion) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Free.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Aug. 23 and 30, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Aug. 24 and 31. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Music on the River (Cherokee) will host AM Superstars (alternative) Aug. 25, Aaron Jones (honky-tonk) Aug. 26, Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues) Sept. 1 and Will Hayes Band (country/rock) Sept. 2 on the Oconaluftee River Stage. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.visitcherokeenc.com.

• Nantahala Brewing (Bryson City) will host Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters (honky-tonk) Aug. 26, Plankeye Peggy (rock/Americana) Sept. 1 and Jordan Okrend Experience (Americana) Sept. 2. All shows are free and at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

• The Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will Supertight (funk) Aug. 26 and Sept. 3, and The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) Sept. 2. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.noc.com.

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Karaoke with Chris Monteith Aug. 25 and Pullin’ Strings (Americana) Aug. 26. All shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.nonamesportspub.com.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 2. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen.

• Pickin’ in the Park (Canton) will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 at the Recreation Park. Free and open to the public. www.cantonnc.com.

• Pickin’ on the Square (Franklin) will host Paradise 56 (blues/variety) Aug. 26 and Charlie Horse (western swing) Sept. 2. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. www.townoffranklinnc.com.

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will host an open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday with Mike Farrington of Post Hole Diggers. Free and open to the public.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, Mile High (classic rock) 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and an Open Jam with Rick 8 p.m. Thursdays.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic with Susan at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and live music on Friday evenings. 828.482.9794 or www.satulahmountainbrewing.com.

• Saturdays on Pine (Highlands) will host Log Noggins Aug. 26 and Darren & the Buttered Toast (funk/soul) Sept. 2. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org.

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host line dancing every Friday at 7 p.m. and contra dancing every other Friday at 8 p.m. 828.586.6440.

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro (Sylva) will host The Maggie Valley Band (Americana) 8 p.m. Aug. 26. 828.586.1717.

• The Strand at 38 Main (Waynesville) will host an “Open Mic” night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.283.0079 or www.38main.com.

• Tunes on the Tuck (Bryson City) will host Twelfth Fret (acoustic/rock) Aug. 26 and The Caribbean Cowboys (beach/pop) Sept. 2 at Riverfront Park. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com.

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host The Fumblebuckers (rock/bluegrass) Aug. 25. All shows begin at 10 p.m.

• Waynesville Pizza Company will have an open mic night at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0927 or www.waynesvillepizza.com.

• The Waynesville Public Library will host Pyramid Brass at 3 p.m. Aug. 26. The show is free and open to the public. www.haywoodarts.org.

• Western Carolina University will host a Faculty Saxophone Recital at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Recital Hall of the Coulter Building. www.wcu.edu.

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