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Chamber music series celebrates 46 years

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the longest running chamber music festivals in the United States, presents its 46th season to the listeners of Western North Carolina. 

The festival will continue with concerts at 7:30 p.m. July 26 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre. There will also be a show on Aug. 2 at the First United Methodist Church. Both venues are in Waynesville. 

Ticket prices are $25 for individual tickets and $100 for a series ticket. Students age 25 and under are admitted free with appropriate student ID. or 828.452.0593.


Zoe & Cloyd to play The Strand

Merlefest songwriting contest winners Zoe & Cloyd will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. Award winning songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Zoe & Cloyd (of Red June) showcase a mix of original and traditional material on fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin featuring vocal harmonies and timeless melodies. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show.


‘Concerts on the Creek’ to feature Buchanan Boys

Country/rock act The Buchanan Boys will perform as part of the “Concerts on the Creek” series at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva. Free.


First United Methodist sing-along, meal

An Open Door Meal & Sing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva.

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal, which will be prepared by church members, musical entertainment and fellowship. Steve Whiddon, known locally as “The Piano Man,” will play a variety of music prior to and during the meal. Mary Corsair, a church member, will give a brief devotional.

The event is held on the fifth Wednesday, in months that have one. All are welcome and invited to attend.



Hidden Valley welcomes Soldier’s Heart

Americana act Soldier’s Heart will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Hidden Valley Farm in Clyde.

Known as “honest porch-n-soul,” the Haywood County band is part backwoods tradition, part southern swagger. It’s a crossroads, where banjo and fiddle meet kick drums and a Fender Stratocaster, where three part harmony ballads follow suit to straight up 70s AM radio rock — a blurred line of melodies that has proven a mesmerizing cocktail for listeners.

Tickets are $10. 

828.450.2232 or 



• Andrews Brewing Company will have Andrew Chastain (singer-songwriter) 6 p.m. July 24, Burnin’ Hermans (rock/soul, $5) 7 p.m. July 25 and Porch 40 (rock/funk, $5) 7 p.m. Aug. 1. All shows are free, unless otherwise noted. 

• Big Wesser BBQ (Nantahala Outdoor Center) will have Brushfire Stankgrass (Americana/bluegrass) July 24 and 31, Pioneer Chicken Stand Band July 25 and Blue & The Barn Cats Aug. 1. All shows at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• Bogart’s (Waynesville) will have live bluegrass/string music with Darren Nicholson Band July 23 and Carolina Catskins July 30. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 828.452.1313. 

• Boojum Brewing Company (Waynesville) will have an open mic night at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays in their downtown taproom. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0350 or 

• The Bryson City Train Depot “Music in the Mountains” concert series will have The Katts (Americana) July 25 and The Rye Holler Boys (bluegrass/gospel) Aug. 1. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• Canton Recreation Park will have “Pickin’ in the Park” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fridays. or 828.648.2363. 

• City Lights Café (Sylva) will have Chris Titchner (singer-songwriter) July 24 and Liz Nance (singer-songwriter) July 25. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. 

• Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will have Joe Cruz (piano/pop) July 24 and Aaron Burdett (singer-songwriter) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. The “Jazz Divas” series will continue at 7 p.m. July 25, which will feature Wendy Jones and guitarist Andy Page, with tickets $44.99 per person, which includes a four-course dinner. 828.452.6000 or 

• The Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) series at Bridge Park Pavilion will have The Buchanan Boys (country/rock) July 24 and The Robertson Boys (bluegrass) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m.

• Cradle of Forestry (Pisgah National Forest) will continue their “Songcatchers Music Series” with Bobby McMillon (folk/bluegrass) July 26. All shows begin at 4 p.m. $6 for ages 16 and older, $3 for youth ages 15 and under. 828.877.3130 or 

• Derailed Bar & Lounge (Bryson City) will have Heidi Holton (blues/folk) July 25. All shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.488.8898.

• Eaglenest (Maggie Valley) will have a special performance by Michelle Leigh (southern rock) at 7 p.m. July 27. The event is free with a donation to CarePartners Hospice. Barbecue will be served during this family-friendly evening. There will also be a show with Mark & Clark “Twin Pianos” at 8 p.m. July 25. 828.926.5000 or 

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) summer concert series will have Southern Highlands (bluegrass/Americana) July 24 and The Dover Boys Medicine Show July 31. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will have Ed Kelley (folk/singer-songwriter) at 8 p.m. July 24, Jerry Gaff (singer-songwriter) 2 p.m. July 25, Armadillo (pop/hits) 6 p.m. July 31 and The MYXZ 6 p.m. Aug. 1. Free. 828.454.5664 or 

• Groovin’ on the Green (Cashiers) summer concert series on the Village Commons will have Joe Lasher Jr. (country/rock) July 24 and Dane Michael Group (rock/pop) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• Hidden Valley Farm (Clyde) will host Soldier’s Heart (Americana/rock) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Tickets are $10. 828.450.2232 or 

• The Historic Cowee School (Franklin) will host Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass/Americana) at 7 p.m. July 25. $20 per person. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night July 22 and 29, a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo July 23 and 30, The Lower Caves July 25 and Ginny McAfee (singer-songwriter) Aug. 1. All events begin at 8 p.m. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will have New Bridge at 8 p.m. July 31. or 828.369.5299.

• The Lost Hiker Bar (Highlands) will have Scott Low (singer-songwriter) July 24. 

• The Maggie Valley Opry House will have legendary banjoist Raymond Fairchild at 8 p.m. nightly through October. Admission is $12. or 828.926.9336.

• The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center (Highlands) will continue the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival with David and Julie Coucheron Saint-Saens Sonata at 6 p.m. July 24 and 5 p.m. July 26. “Beethoven’s 7th” performed by an ensemble will be July 31 and Aug. at the same times.

• Mixers Bar & Nightclub (Franklin) will have Dustin Martin (singer-songwriter) July 25 and Longshot (rock/country) Aug. 1. Both shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.369.9211 or 

• The “Music on the River” concert series (Cherokee) will have John Emil Montagnino July 24, AM Superstars July 25, A36 Band July 31 and Eastern Blue Band Aug. 1. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 800.438.1601 or 828.359.6490. 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will have Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats (blues/rock) July 24, Kerosene Willy (rock) July 25, Fritz Beer & The Crooked Beat (Americana/rock) July 31 and The Katts (Americana) Aug. 1. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will have The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) July 24, Rumble Seat Riot (rockabilly/hard rock) July 25 and Fat Cheek Kat (funk/roots) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 9 p.m. 828.586.2750 or 

• Oconaluftee Visitors Center (Cherokee) will have an old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1. All skill levels welcomed. 

• O’Malley’s Pub & Grill will have karaoke July 24 and 31, The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) July 25 and Rye Baby (bluegrass/Americana) Aug. 1. All shows begin at 9 p.m. or 828.631.0554.

• Papertown Country Music & Dance Parlor (Canton) will have live music and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is $8. 828.736.8925.

• The Pickin’ on the Square (Franklin) summer concert series will have Mountain Faith (bluegrass/gospel) July 25 and Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter) Aug. 1. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. An open mic starts at 6:30 p.m. Free. 

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will have Dave Dribbon (singer-songwriter) July 24, The French Broads (Americana) July 25 and Through the Hills (Americana/bluegrass) July 31. All shows begin at 9 p.m. There is also a “Hoot Night” open mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

• The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host The Stewarts July 24, Bigger Than Squirrels July 25, David Spangler July 31 and Gary Carter Aug. 1. All shows are at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• Rendezvous at the Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center will have Stone Crazy (rock/pop) 6 p.m. July 24, Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter) 6 p.m. July 25 and Caribbean Cowboys (oldies/pop) 3 p.m. July 26. All shows are at the Tiki Bar. 

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will have Jimandi (folk/rock) every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and a rotating series of local performers on Fridays at 9 p.m. 828.482.9794 or 

• Saturdays On Pine (Highlands) summer concert series will have Mangas Colorado (Americana/folk) July 25 and The Freeway Revival (rock/jam) Aug. 1 in Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m.

• Stecoah Valley Center (Robbinsville) will have The Walking Roots Band (Americana/folk, $15 adults, $10 students) July 25 and 2014 IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” Balsam Range (bluegrass/gospel, sold out) Aug. 1. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a dinner served at 6 p.m. 

• The Stompin’ Ground (Maggie Valley) is now open for live mountain music and clogging at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 828.926.1288.

• The Strand at 38 Main (Waynesville) will have The Maggie Valley Band (folk/Americana) at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24. The Sun Cans will open. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show. 

• Tipping Point Brewing (Waynesville) will have ‘Round the Fire (Grateful Dead tribute) 8:30 p.m. July 24 and Redleg Husky (Americana/folk) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will have Shane Bridges July 25. 

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will have Rumble Seat Riot (rockabilly/hard rock) July 24 and DJ Mike Hurley July 31. All shows are free and begin at 9 p.m.

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