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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

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Get down at Mad Anthony’s 

Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden (Waynesville) will host a Memorial Day celebration with live music all weekend. Sandra Hess (singer/songwriter) will perform at 7 p.m. May 27. Singer-songwriter Hunter Grigg (pictured) will perform at 3 p.m., with A.P.E. (rock) 5 p.m., Redleg Huskey (Americana) 8 p.m. and Chris Williams (singer-songwriter) 11 p.m. on May 28. Sandra Hess will perform at 6 p.m. May 29 and Chris Williams will perform at 4 p.m. May 30. 828.246.9249.


BBQ and bluegrass grand opening

The Red Gingham Country Store will have their grand opening May 28-30 at their location at 1880 Dellwood Road in Waynesville. Live music will be provided by The Ross Brothers (pictured) and the J-Creek Cloggers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday; and Gene & The Sea Notes 1 to 4 p.m. and Mile High Band 6 to 9 p.m., Monday. Barbecue by Smok’n Jayz BBQ from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all three days. 828.944.0665.


‘Concerts on the Creek’ returns

The seventh annual “Concerts on the Creek” series will kickoff the 2016 season with The Freeway Revival at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva.

Other shows are as follows: Bobby Sullivan Band (classic rock) June 3, Sundown (rock) June 10, Whitewater Bluegrass Company (bluegrass) June 17, Terri Lynn Queen & The Stingers (rock) June 24, Dashboard Blue (rock) July 1, Colby Deitz Band (Americana) July 8, Robertson Boys (bluegrass) July 15, PMA (reggae/rock) July 22, Darren Nicholson Band (Americana/bluegrass) July 29, Buchanan Boys (rock) Aug. 5, Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana) Aug. 12, Porch 40 (rock/funk) Aug. 19, surprise band on Aug. 26, and Erica Nicole (country) Sept. 2. 

Concerts are free, with donations accepted. Chairs and blankets are allowed. or 828.586.2155. 


Country star to hit Franklin stage

Acclaimed country singer Lorrie Morgan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. 

Morgan is one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times and was the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive platinum albums. A Nashville native, Morgan has been around great songs all her life partly due to the fact she is the daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Morgan. 

Lorrie made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age 13, singing “Paper Roses” and was later honored with induction into the Opry cast when she was just 24. Through a series of ups and downs, Morgan's own experiences can be felt as her heart-stopping music hits every emotional core, evident in the albums, "Leave the Light On," "Something In Red," and "Watch Me." 

Tickets are $25. or 866.273.4615. 


‘Groovin’ on the Green’ has the funk

The “Groovin’ on the Green” concert series will kickoff the 2016 season with Lyric (funk/pop) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at The Village Green in Cashiers. 

Other performs include Joe Lasher Jr. (country/rock) June 3, The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) June 10, Bo Spring Band (folk/roots) June 17, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues (rock/blues) June 24, Jackson Taylor Band (country/rock) July 1, Hurricane Creek (rock/blues) July 8, Colby Deitz Band (Americana/bluegrass) July 22, Miss Kitty & The Big City (pop/rock) July 29, Erica Nicole (pop/country) Aug. 5, The Buchanan Boys (country/rock) Aug. 12, Julie Gribble (Americana) Aug. 19, Rockell Scott (pop/piano) Aug. 26 and Hurricane Creek (rock/blues) Sept. 2. 

All shows are free and open to the public.


Sylva gets the blues

Popular blues/folk singer Heidi Holton will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

Holton began young, leaving Murphy to play in rock bands in Athens, Georgia, and New Orleans before the blues came a-calling. She studied under the great Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) and then disappeared to Alaska’s arctic interior to perfect her craft. She has recently moved back to Murphy and is touring around the Southeast. 

This program is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.  



• Andrews Brewing Company will host Andrew Chastain (singer/songwriter) 6 p.m. May 27, Blue Review 7 p.m. May 28, Aly Jordan (singer-songwriter) 6 p.m. June 3 and Blue Revue (Americana) 7 p.m. June 4. All shows are free. 

• Apple Creek Café (Waynesville) will host an evening of piano music on Fridays and jazz on Saturdays. Both events are free and run from 6 to 9 p.m. 828.456.9888 or 

• BearWaters Brewing Company (Waynesville) will host its anniversary party at 5 p.m. June 4 with The Colby Deitz Band at 7 p.m. 828.246.0602 or 

• The Bryson City Train Depot concert series will host The Katts (Americana) June 4 and Frank Lee (bluegrass) June 11. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host and James Hammel (Americana) May 27 and Joe Cruz May 28 and June 4, which are each free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or 

• The “Concerts on the Creek” series at Bridge Park in Sylva will host The Freeway Revival May 27 and The Bobby Sullivan Band (classic rock) June 3. Both shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 

• The “Friday Night Live” concert series at the Town Square in Highlands will host The Johnny Webb Band May 27 and The Tallulah River Band (Americana) June 3. Both shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host The Maggie Valley Band (Americana) 8 p.m. May 28. All shows are free. 828.454.5664 or 

• The “Groovin’ on the Green” concert series at The Village Green in Cashiers will host Lyric (funk/pop) May 28 and Joe Lasher Jr. (country/rock) June 3. Both shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night May 25 and June 1, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo May 26 and June 2. All events begin at 8 p.m.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host The Remnants (rock) May 28. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. 

• Marianna Black Library (Bryson City) will hold community music jam from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 2. 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. 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host Shane Meade & The Sound (folk/rock) May 27, The Mike Rhodes Fellowship (Americana) May 28. Fireside Collective (Americana/folk) June 3 and Soldier’s Heart (Americana/rock) June 4. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Fat Cheek Kat (funk/rock) May 27, My Brother Bear (folk/rock) May 28, The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) June 3 and Viva Le Vox & Mike Farrington (swing/blues) June 4. All shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• The “Pickin’ On The Square” concert series will continue with Sundown (oldies/Motown) on May 28 and The Johnny Webb Band (country) June 4. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. A community jam begins at 6:30 p.m. or 828.524.2516. 

• The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host Gary Allan (singer-songwriter) May 27, Nick Prestia (singer-songwriter) May 28, Dave Stewart (singer-songwriter) June 3 and The Ozone Spiders June 4. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• Rendezvous Restaurant at The Maggie Valley Inn will host Stone Crazy Band (rock/pop) from 6 to 9 p.m. May 28 at the outdoor tiki bar. In case of inclement weather, the show will be moved indoors from 8 to 11 p.m. 828.926.0201

• Sagebrush Steakhouse (Canton) will host Smokerise (rock/acoustic) May 31. All shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.646.3750.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Mile High (rock) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Andrew Rickman (rock/acoustic) will also perform on Saturdays. All events begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

• 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 

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host the “Funk to What?” open jam every Thursday at 8 p.m. 828.586.6440. 

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro (Sylva) will host a jazz evening with the Tyler Kittle & Michael Colling Duo (with special guests) every other Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. with the next performance on June 7. or 828.586.1717.

• Tipping Point Brewing (Waynesville) will host Redleg Husky (Americana) at 9 p.m. May 27 and The Dirty Soul Revival (rock/blues) 7 p.m. May 28. Both shows are free. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Cashiers) will host a “Bluegrass Mix-Up” night at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 

• 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 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host My Brother Bear (folk/rock) May 27 and Fat Cheek Kat (funk/rock) May 28. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.456.4750.

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