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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:00

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Bryson City community jam

A community music jam will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

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. The jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett of Grampa’s Music in Bryson City. 

The community jams offer a chance for musicians of all ages and levels of ability to share music they have learned over the years or learn old-time mountain songs. The music jams are offered to the public each first and third Thursday of the month — year-round. This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts.



Get in the tub, y’all

Americana/bluegrass act Ol’ Dirty Bathtub will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. Free and open to the public.


HCAC Student Honors Recital

The Haywood County Arts Council’s 19th annual Student Honors Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville.

This year’s Honors Recital features student pianists, instrumentalists and vocalists nominated by music teachers representing area schools and studios. Expect to hear a broad range of works, from familiar classics to compositions that inspire and challenge beginners.

Lindsey Solomon, executive director of the Haywood County Arts Council, notes that the Student Honors Recital is a special event for performers and audiences alike: “Performing in public is an essential formative experience for young music students. It builds confidence and stimulates creativity. For audiences, it’s a chance to be part of that experience. There’s nothing quite like hearing musicians in the making.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the 2017 Student Honors Recital, call 828.452.0593 or visit



• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host Heidi Holton (blues/folk) from 5 to 7 p.m. March 31. All shows are free.

• The Canton Armory will host “Winter Pickin’ in the Armory” at 7 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month. The event includes mountain music, vintage country, clogging and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free.

• The Canton Public Library will host The Bull Moose Party (bluegrass) at 3 p.m. April 2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Haywood County Arts Council. Free. 

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Joe Cruz (piano/pop) March 31 and April 8, Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams (piano/guitar) April 1 and James Hammel (singer-songwriter) April 7. All events begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or 

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Doctor Paul April 8. Shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. 

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

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Marc Keller (singer-songwriter) March 31, Heidi Holton (blues/folk) April 1 and The Tyler Kittle Jazz Trio April 8. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 

• Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (Waynesville) will host singer-songwriter Chris Minick & ‘Round The Fire (jam/rock) at 8 p.m. April 1 in the Harmons’ Den Bistro. Dinner, wine and beer available for purchase. $5 cover charge. 

• Heinzelmannchen Brewery (Sylva) will host Henry Wong (singer-songwriter) and a potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night March 29 and April 5, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo March 30 and April 6. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) March 31, Beau & Luci (rock/blues) April 1 and Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats (rock/blues) April 8. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 828.349.2337 or 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host Circus Mutt (jam/rock) March 31, Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (folk/bluegrass) April 1, Frank Lee (Americana) April 7 and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (Americana) April 8. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Humps & The Blackouts (psychobilly) March 31, Viva Le Vox w/Post Hole Diggers (blues/swing) April 1, Chris Monteith Karaoke April 7 and Modern Strangers (fastgrass) April 8. All shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• O’Malley’s Sports Bar & Grill (Sylva) will host PMA (reggae/rock) April 1. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.631.0554. 

• The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host DJ Justin Moe 9 p.m. March 31. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• 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 

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host Red Leg Huskey (Americana) April 1 and Caribbean Cowboys (pop/rock) April 7. There will also be line dancing every Friday at 7 p.m. and contra dancing every other Friday at 8 p.m. 828.586.6440. 

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

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Andrew Rickman (acoustic/rock) March 31 and Humps & The Blackouts (psychobilly) April 1. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.456.4750. 

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host Mario Gaetano Percussion Ensemble 7:30 p.m. March 30, Daniel Myers Senior Recital 6 p.m. April 1, Student Recital 1:25 p.m. April 5 and William Schaffer (horn) 7:30 p.m. April 7 in the Recital Hall of the Coulter Building. There will also be a Clarinet Masterclass with Michael Lowenstern at 3:30 p.m. March 31 in the Choral Room.

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