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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

On the beat

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• PMA, Owner of the Sun, Johnny Hayes & The Love Seats and Porch 40 will perform at No Name Sports Pub in Sylva. PMA will play Aug. 22, with Owner of the Sun Aug. 23, Hayes Aug. 28-29 and Porch 40 Aug. 30. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Free. 828.586.2750 or www.nonamesportspub.com.

• Singer-songwriter Wyatt Espalin, folk act Rye Baby and acoustic duo The Moon & You will perform at Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City. Espalin plays Aug. 22, with Rye Baby Aug. 23 and The Moon & You Aug. 29. Both performances are at 8 p.m. Free. www.nantahalabrewing.com. 

• Guitarist James Hammel, guitarist Jay Brown and pianist Joe Cruz will perform at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. Hammel plays Aug. 22, with Cruz Aug. 23 and 30, and Brown Aug. 29. $10 minimum purchase. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com. 

• The Music on the River series continues with the Eastern Blue Band, AM Superstars, Amazing Grace Ministries and The Boomers at the Oconaluftee River Stage in Cherokee. Eastern Blue Band plays Aug. 22, with AM Superstars Aug. 23, Amazing Grace Ministries Aug. 29-30 and The Boomers Aug. 31. All shows are at 8 p.m. Free.

• Amy Andrews and Liz & AJ Nance and The Freestylers will perform at City Lights Café in Sylva. Andrews plays Aug. 22, with Liz & AJ Aug. 23 and The Freestylers Aug. 29. Free. www.citylightscafe.com. 

• Folk-rockers Hurricane Creek will perform at Groovin’ on the Green at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Village Commons in Cashiers. Free. www.mountainlovers.com. 

• Friday Night Jazz! with The Kittle & Collings Duo will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 and 29 at Lulu’s on Main. www.mountainlovers.com. 

• Singer/songwriter Michael Reno Harrell and bluegrass band The Frogtown Four will perform as part of Pickin’ on the Square at the gazebo in downtown Franklin. Harrell plays Aug. 23, with The Frogtown Four Aug. 30. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Free. 828.524.2516 or www.franklin-chamber.com.

• Craig Summers & Lee Kram, Keli Nathan and Molly Fish & Ian Grady will perform at Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville. Summers & Kram play Aug. 21 and 28, with Nathan Aug. 23 and Fish & Grady Aug. 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• Bluegrass/Americana group The Henhouse Prowlers will perform as part of An Appalachian Evening concert series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Robbinsville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students. Dinner services begin at 6 p.m. in the Schoolhouse Café. Next up in the series will be Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on Aug. 30. 828.479.3364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com. 

• The Summer Live Music Series will continue with 414, Antique Firearms, Local and Ogya at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in the Nantahala Gorge. 414 plays Aug. 22, with Antique Firearms Aug. 23, Local Aug. 29 and Ogya Aug. 30. Live music, barbecue and craft beer. All performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com. 

• Carolina Bluegrass Boys and reggae/rock group The Caribbean Cowboys will perform at the Bryson City Train Depot. Carolina Bluegrass Boys play Aug. 23, with The Caribbean Cowboys Aug. 30. Both shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com. 

• Copious Jones and singer-songwriter Andrew Scotchie will perform as part of the Saturdays on Pine concert series at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park in Highlands. Copious Jones plays Aug. 23, with Scotchie Aug 30. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free.

• Macon Grass Band and Mountain High Dulcimer Group will perform as part of the Friday Night Live concert series at Town Square in Highlands. Macon Grass Band plays Aug. 22, with Mountain High Dulcimer Group Aug. 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free.

• Bluegrass/Americana group Mangus Colorado and The Remnants will perform at Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park in Sylva. Mangus Colorado plays Aug. 22, with The Remnants Aug. 29. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Free. 828.586.2155. 

• The Bubbles & Big Band featuring the Asheville Jazz Orchestra will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Highlands Playhouse. A champagne and all-you-can-eat, low-country-boil dinner. Tickets are $85 per person, which includes dinner and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at the playhouse or the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation Office. Proceeds benefit the playhouse and hospital foundation. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

• Gospel/old-time group Country Memories will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. www.fontanalib.org.

• A community music jam will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, anything unplugged, is invited to join. Singers are also welcomed to join in or you can just stop by and listen. The music jams are offered to the public each first and third Thursday of the month — year round. 828.488.3030.

• Suzuki Flute Students ages 4 to 14 from The Music Village will be performing in a recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Admission is free and children are welcome. 828.293.5600 or www.themusicvillage.net.

• The Chancel Choir will perform a “Concert of Favorite Anthems” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva. The choir will perform anthems our congregation has enjoyed over the years. Additionally, the choir accompanists will offer a variety of instrumental solos and duets. Following the concert hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Christian Life Center. 828.399.0275.

• The Literacy Council of Highlands will host pianist Randall Atcheson in concert on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Highlands Playhouse. Following a champagne reception at 3 p.m., the show will be from 4 to 6 p.m. $50 per person. 828.526.2695 or www.highlandsliteracy.com.

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