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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:14

Play by your own rules

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An iconic mandolin and fiddle player, Sam Bush has rewritten the game of bluegrass, especially when it comes to live performance within the genres of string, acoustic and rock-n-roll music. Among his many accolades and awards was his 2001 “Album of the Year” Grammy as part of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” film soundtrack. With his early days as a member of the groundbreaking New…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:28

Haywood County Fair returns

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The Haywood County Fair will be held Aug. 24-27 at the fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:13

Celebrate Labor Day in Canton

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The 111th Canton Labor Day Festival will be Sept. 3-4 in downtown.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:12

Balsam Range turns 10 atop IBMA nominations

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Leading this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association awards with eight nominations, Haywood County group Balsam Range is atop the mountain of bluegrass.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:11

Chatham County Line

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Formed in Raleigh in 1999, Chatham County Line has emerged as one of those unique branches of tone and approach in bluegrass. Whereas other popular groups may focus on lightning-fast finger pickin’ or a thunderous foot-stomp, Chatham County Line adheres more to the songwriting, ballad roots of the genre.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:09

Canton Labor Day: Ricky Skaggs

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Throughout the 1980s, Ricky Skaggs was the toast of country music. Twelve #1 hits, eight CMA and ACM awards, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and fronting one of the most successful touring acts around, he was a true ambassador of the genre, onstage and in the studio.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 15:05

The ‘Canton Comeback’

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When the Town of Canton relaunched its Labor Day Festival a couple years ago, it was in a crucial move to reinvent the century-old event — and also the downtown itself.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:58

Americana at Marianna

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As part of a summer series of music, the Marianna Black Library is proud to present the traditional music and storytelling of Lee Knight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in Bryson City.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:57

Christian Folktronica in Franklin

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An American Christian Folktronica musician, Crowder will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:55

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

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The 48th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will be held Sept. 1-2 at the Stuart Auditorium in the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:53

All aboard the BBQ, craft beer train

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There will be a barbecue and craft beer tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, departing from Bryson City.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:52

Greenwaldt to speak at Museum Banquet

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The Rev. Karen A. Greenwaldt will be the keynote speaker at the Annual banquet of the Friends of the World Methodist Museum at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, in the Auditorium of The Terrace at Lake Junaluska.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:50

Quilt show in Cruso

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The Cruso Quilt Show will be held Aug. 25-26 at the Cruso Community Center. The two-day event includes the following:
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:48

‘Fluid Watercolors’ workshop

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The next Creating Community Workshop will be “Fluid Watercolors” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:47

HART cops, crooks comedy

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The comedy production of “Unnecessary Farce” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25-26 and Sept. 1-2, 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 and 10 at the Haywood Art Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:18

Bluegrass, Americana at Pisgah

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The Jam In The Trees Festival will take place Aug. 25-26 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:17

Peter Rowan returns to Cataloochee

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Americana/bluegrass icon Peter Rowan will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:17

Louisville rock, blues returns in WNC

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Kentucky Americana honky-tonk act Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at BearWaters Brewing in Canton.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:05

Harrah’s welcomes Ron White

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Standup comedy legend Ron White will return to the stage Saturday, Aug. 26, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:04

HCAC dance performance, classes

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) will host “Spark: An Evening to Benefit Dance ARîS” Aug. 25-26 in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:00

New WNC art exhibit

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The “Smoky Mountains Sampler” will open with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Gallery 1 in Sylva.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:55

Highlands Cashiers Players opens 23rd season

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The delightful New York romance “Crossing Delancey” as written by Susan Sandler will open the Highlands Cashiers Players’ 23rd season Aug. 18 through Sept. 3.