Bridge Park concerts return

The Concerts on the Creek summer music series returns for its fourth season in May featuring live bands each Friday evening from Memorial Day weekend through the end of July.

The free outdoor performances take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scotts Creek in downtown Sylva. All shows are family-friendly.

Kicking off the series May 25 is the Sundown Band from Blairsville, Ga. Sundown plays rock-and-roll from the 60s and 70s, along with blues and country.

Critically acclaimed bluegrass band Balsam Range takes the stage June 15 and will perform the hit “Trains I Missed,” which was named the 2011 Song of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The complete 10-week schedule is as follows: Sundown (May 25), Vinyl Brothers Big Band (June 1), Rafe Hollister (June 8), Balsam Range (June 15), Mountain Faith (June 22), Buchanan Boys (June 29), Johnny Webb Band (July 6), Empty Pockets (July 13), The Elderly Brothers (July 20) and Dashboard Blue (July 27).

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