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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00

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Bryson City holiday jam

A community holiday jam will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 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.




• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host the “Lounge Series” with Andrew Chastain (singer-songwriter) Dec. 16, Pressley Girls (Americana/bluegrass) Dec. 23 and Alma Russ (Americana/bluegrass) Dec. 30. All shows are free and begin at 5 p.m.

• Blue Ridge Beer Hub (Waynesville) will host an acoustic jam with Main St. NoTones from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28. Free and open to the public.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Bob Zullo (guitar/vocals) Dec. 15, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Dec. 16, Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams (piano/guitar) Dec. 22 and Cynthia McDermott Dec. 23. All shows are free (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Dec. 16 and Mick Boyd (singer-songwriter) Dec. 23. All 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.

• Franklin Underground will host a “Songwriter’s Open Mic” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Free to attend and perform. Food and craft beer available for purchase. 828.342.1930.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Sarah Tucker Dec. 15, Marc Keller (singer-songwriter) 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and Bohemian Jean (pop/rock) Dec. 22. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will also be a Community Rhythm Circle every Tuesday at 7 p.m. with free drum circle lessons at 6:30 p.m.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Dec. 13 and 20, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Dec. 14 and 21. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Isis Music Hall (Asheville) will host Aoife Clancy & Bill Elliott 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Sally & George 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Orange Krush 9 p.m. Dec. 15, Adam Masters & Drew Matulich 7 p.m. Dec. 16, The Everly Brothers Experience w/The Zmed Brothers 9 p.m. Dec. 16, 5J Barrow 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Russ Wilson Christmas Special 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Joe Newberry’s Holiday Show 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Kat Williams & The Richard Shulman Trio “Winter Wonderland” 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Amanda Horton & Daniel Keller 7 p.m. Dec. 21, “Italian Night” w/Mike Guggino & Barrett Smith 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Queen Bee & The Honeylovers 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and “A Holiday Evening” w/The Midnight Plowboys 8:30 p.m. Dec. 23. For more information about the performances and/or to purchase tickets, click on

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Dec. 15, The Ram Cats (blues) Dec. 16, Liz Nance & Friends (Americana) Dec. 22 and ST JR w/The Basement Planes Dec. 23. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Liz Nance & Friends (Americana/folk) Dec. 16. All shows are free and are from 6 to 9 p.m.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen.

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will host an open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday with Mike Farrington of Post Hole Diggers. Free and open to the public.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, Mile High (classic rock) 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and an Open Jam with Rick 8 p.m. Thursdays.

• 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 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 an “Open Mic” night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.283.0079 or

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will John The Revelator (blues/rock) Dec. 15 and Chicken Coop Willaye Dec. 16. All shows begin at 10 p.m.

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