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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

On the beat

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Franklin gets the blues

Popular blues/folk singer Heidi Holton will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in Franklin. Free.


Joe Cat at Rathskeller

Athens, Georgia singer-songwriter Joe Cat will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in Franklin. Free.



• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host the Jingle Bell Bash with Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams Dec. 9, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Dec. 10 and 17, and James Hammel (pop/jazz) Dec. 16. All events begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or 

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

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Dec. 7 and 14, a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Dec. 8 and 15, and Shotgun Gypsies Dec. 17. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Marianna Black Library (Bryson City) will host a community music jam from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, anything unplugged, are invited to join. Singers are also welcomed to join in or you can just stop by and listen. Free. 828.488.3030. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Glitter Bomb Burlesque with Bob Fleming & The Drunk Girl Chorus Dec. 7, Chris Monteith Karaoke Dec. 9, I Heartbreak (hip-hop) Dec. 10, Alex Culbreth (country/blues) Dec. 16 and John The Revelator & Scott Low (Americana/rock) Dec. 17. Shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• Oconaluftee Visitors Center (Cherokee) will have an old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17. All skill levels welcomed.

• The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host Heidi Holton (blues/folk) Dec. 9 and Joe Cat (singer-songwriter) Dec. 10. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company (Sapphire) will host a jazz brunch with Tyler Kittle & Friends from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays. 828.743.0220.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic with Jimandi at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, “Funky Friday” with Bud Davis at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Isaish Breedlove (Americana) at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.482.9794 or 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host a weekly Appalachian music night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays with Nitrograss. 828.526.8364 or 

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Porch 40 (rock/funk) Dec. 10. All shows begin at 9 p.m.

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host a Woodwind Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 7, a Brass Ensemble Concert at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and a Faculty Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, all in the Coulter Building. The WCU Honor Band will also be at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Fine & Performing Arts Theatre.

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