Mark summer’s end with free concert, picnic

The Friends of Panthertown will host a picnic and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, on the lawn of The Village Green in Cashiers. The picnic and jazz concert are free and will feature Maggie and the Romantics. Music begins at 6 p.m.

Maggie and the Romantics are a jazz trio with roots in Cullowhee and Sylva. They bring jazz, soul and R&B together in concert with influences including Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Corinne Bailey Rae, Duke Ellington and Herbie Hancock. The group plays jazz standards and original tunes, ranging from familiar hits of the 40s, 50s and 60s like “Blue Moon” and “The Girl From Ipanema” to modern R&B and original tunes in styles from funk to blues.

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