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Haywood Community Band goes Americana

The Haywood Community Band’s final Maggie Valley concert of the 2017 season begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The evening program will celebrate the history and beauty of the American Midwest.

The event is free and in the open-air Maggie Valley Community Pavilion, adjacent to the Maggie Town Hall, 3422 Socco Road. The monthly performances are sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association and regularly end with standing ovations.

The band’s season finale will feature musical highlights of the 2017 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the acoustically thrilling sanctuary of Waynesville’s First United Methodist Church at the corner of Haywood Street and Academy Street.


Bryson City community jam

A community music jam will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 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 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 Tessia (singer-songwriter) Oct. 13, Bill Vespasian (singer-songwriter) Oct. 14 and Andrew Chastain (singer-songwriter) Oct. 20. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will also be a “Bluegrass Jam with Heidi” at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. www.andrewsbrewing.com.

• Bosu’s Wine Shop (Waynesville) will host a jazz evening with the Kittle/Collings Duo from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday. Free and open to the public. www.waynesvillewine.com.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams (piano/guitar) Oct. 13, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Oct. 14 and 21, and Sheila Gordon (piano/vocals) Oct. 20. All shows are free (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com.

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

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) will host Southern Highlands (mountain/bluegrass) Oct. 13. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Marc Keller (singer-songwriter) 2 p.m. Oct. 14, So What Band Oct. 14 and Ed Kelly (singer-songwriter) Oct. 21. 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. www.froglevelbrewing.com.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Oct. 11 and 18, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Oct. 12 and 20. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Shane Davis (singer-songwriter) Oct. 13, The UpBeats Oct. 14, Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Oct. 20 and The Company Stores (Americana) Oct. 21. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Mad Batter Food & Film (Sylva) will host a “Jazz Night” from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com.

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host Rick Balliot & The Blues Experience Oct. 13 and Happy Abandon (Americana) Oct. 20. All shows are free and at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host The Fumblebuckers (bluegrass/rock) Oct. 13, St. Christopher ft. Shane Davis (punk/country) Oct. 14, Karaoke w/Chris Monteith Oct. 20 and Papa Smurf (surfbilly) Oct. 21. All shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.nonamesportspub.com.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• 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 www.satulahmountainbrewing.com.

• 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 www.38main.com.

• Tunes on the Tuck (Bryson City) will host Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/bluegrass) Oct. 14 and William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree (bluegrass/Americana) Oct. 21 at Riverfront Park. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com.

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Whiskey River Band Oct. 13, Post Hole Diggers w/The Fumblebuckers (bluegrass/rock) Oct. 14, PMA (reggae/rock) Oct. 20 and Benjamin Hatch (singer-songwriter) Oct. 21. All shows begin at 10 p.m.

• Waynesville Pizza Company will have an open mic night at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0927 or www.waynesvillepizza.com.

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host a Trumpet Recital Oct. 11, saxophonist Alex Sellers Oct. 12 and a Horn Recital Oct. 13 in the Coulter Building. All events are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. www.wcu.edu.

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