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Ready for The Buchanan Boys?

Concerts on the Creek will host The Buchanan Boys (rock/country) at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. Dashboard Blue (rock/beach) will play on June 30. Free. 828.586.2155 or www.mountainlovers.com.

 

Nantahala gets right 

Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host The Get Right Band (rock/soul) at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The performance is free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com

 

All that jazz at Groovin’ 

Jazz/soul act Rockell Scott will perform during the Groovin’ on the Green concert series at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at The Village Green in Cashiers. Free. www.visitcashiersvalley.com.

 

Hear Americana at Marianna

As part of a Summer Music Series, the Marianna Black Library will present an evening of acoustic music with local singer-songwriter team Liz & AJ Nance at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in Bryson City.

This program is free and open to area residents and visitors. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Marianna Black Library.

The library is located in downtown Bryson City at the corner of Academy and Rector. For more information or driving directions call the library at 828.488.3030 or visit www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity

 

Mountain Collegium concert at WCU

The faculty of the Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop will present a recital of medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary music on early and folk instruments at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at Western Carolina University.

Performing musicians will include Lisle Kulbach, Annalisa Pappano and Gail Ann Schroeder (violas da gamba); Valerie Austin, Wayne Hankin, Jody Miller, Patricia Petersen, Gwyn Roberts and Anne Timberlake (recorders and other renaissance winds); Erik Schmalz (sackbut); Lorraine Hammond (harp and folk instruments); Robert Bolyard (voice, organ and viola da gamba); and Barbara Weiss (harpsichord and viola da gamba). 

Will Peebles, WCU professor of bassoon, will perform on dulcian. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the Gerald R. Moore Mountain Collegium Scholarship.

The workshop, being held at WCU from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, July 1, typically offers classes in recorder, viol, plucked strings, renaissance winds, voice and other topics. The organization’s site can be found at www.mountaincollegium.org.

For more information, contact Jody Miller, director for the Mountain Collegium, at 404.314.1891 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Want to hear the Kora?

Sean Gaskell will perform his Kora at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

The Kora is a richly melodic 21-string harp that has been prominent in West African musical culture for 300 years. Some of the traditional songs played on the Kora can be traced back as far as 800 years. 

Gaskell will be performing a selection of those songs in addition to his own compositions. Gaskell has studied extensively under Gambian masters. He has been featured at musical festivals in the United States, Gambia and Senegal. He has released two albums. 

The 4 p.m. performance will be presented as a youth program, with the 7 p.m. show for all ages. Both events are free and open to the public. 

828.488.3030 or www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity

 

‘Enoch Arden: A Melodrama’

The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival will host a rare performance of Alfred Lord Tennyson's classic poem, titled “Enoch Arden: A Melodrama,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

The performance will be set to the virtuosic solo piano music of Richard Strauss performed by George Brown, Dean of WCU's College of Fine and Performing Arts, and pianist William Ransom, the Anna & Hays Mershon Artistic Director of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. 

Ticket holders will enjoy wine and cheese at intermission. This event is sponsored by WCU’s Friends of the Arts. Tickets are $35 and include the wine and cheese reception. Limited seating is available. 

For further information, visit bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or call 828.227.ARTS. Tickets are available online, over the phone, and in person at the WCU Bardo Arts Center box office, located at 199 Centennial Drive in Cullowhee. 

 

Also:

• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host Marshall Ballew (Americana/folk) June 23, Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) June 30 and The Andrew Chastain Band (Americana) July 1. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. There will also be a “Bluegrass Jam with Heidi” at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. www.andrewsbrewing.com. 

• Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern (Waynesville) will host Eddie Rose & Highway 40 (bluegrass) June 22 and Carolina Catskins (bluegrass) June 29. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Dulci Ellenberger & Kevin Williams (piano/guitar) June 23, The Jazz Cats June 24, Hope Griffin Duo (guitar/cello) June 30 and Joe Cruz (piano/pop) July 1. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or www.classicwineseller.com. 

• Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) will host The Buchanan Boys (rock/country) June 23 and Dashboard Blue (rock/beach) June 30 in Bridge Park. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.586.2155 or www.mountainlovers.com. 

• Concerts on the Square (Hayesville) will host Lee Holland (jazz/standards) June 23 and Wyatt Espalin Trio (Americana/bluegrass) June 30. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.cccra-nc.org. 

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host The Blacktop Laurels (Americana/folk) June 24 and The Maggie Valley Band (Americana/mountain) July 1. Shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. www.curraheebrew.com. 

• The Cut Cocktail Lounge (Sylva) will host Saint Christopher & The Devil’s Cut at 8 p.m. July 2. There also is an open mic night at 8 p.m. on Mondays. All welcome. 828.631.4795. 

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

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) will host Silly Ridge Round Up (Americana/mountain) June 23 and Southern Highlands (bluegrass) June 30. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) June 23, Somebody’s Child (Americana) June 24, Marc Keller (acoustic) at 2 p.m. July 1 and Brothers Gillespie (Americana/rock) July 1. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• Groovin’ on the Green (Cashiers) will host Rockell Scott (jazz/soul) June 23 and Andalyn (Americana/rock) June 30 at The Village Green. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. www.visitcashiersvalley.com. 

• Guadalupe Café (Sylva) will host Folks’ Songs (world/fusion) from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Free. 

• Heinzelmannchen Brewery (Sylva) will have live music and a potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22 and 29. www.yourgnometownbrewery.com. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night June 21 and 28, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo June 22 and 29. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host and open mic night at 7 p.m. June 22 and 29. 828.349.2337 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com. 

• The Macon County Public Library (Franklin) will host a “Musicians of North Carolina Showcase” with DJ Justin Moe at 5:15 p.m. June 23. Free and open to the public. 

• Music on the River (Cherokee) will host Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues) June 23, Stereospread (techno) June 24, Robert Wolfe & The Renegades (country) June 30 and Trippin’ Hardie Band (acoustic) July 1 on the Oconaluftee River Stage. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.visitcherokeenc.com. 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers June 23 and The Get Right Band (rock/soul) June 24. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.nantahalabrewing.com. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Chris Monteith (karaoke) June 23 and The Fumblebuckers (psychedelic/bluegrass) June 24. 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. July 1. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• Pickin’ on the Square (Franklin) will host Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter) with Conrad & Donnie (Americana) June 24 and Moonshine Creek (country) July 1. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. www.townoffranklinnc.com. 

• The Rendezvous (Maggie Valley) will host Stone Crazy (rock/pop) 3 p.m. June 25, MojoMatic 6 p.m. June 30, Third Wheel 6 p.m. July 1 and Caribbean Cowboys (beach/pop) 3 p.m. July 2. 

• 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. 

• Saturdays on Pine (Highlands) will host Andalyn (Americana) June 24 and Beau & Luci (Americana) July 1. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org. 

• The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Mountain Voices (classic/pop) at 7 p.m. June 29. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828.524.1598. 

• 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. 

• Southern Porch (Canton) will host Keil Smith & Randy Mason June 22, The Fumblebuckers (psychedelic/bluegrass) June 23, Bobby G (singer-songwriter) June 27 and 3000 Souls July 1. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.southern-porch.com. 

• 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 Twelfth Fret (Americana/folk) June 24 and Chris Monteith (Elvis impersonator) July 1 at Riverfront Park. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Cashiers) will host Lyric (soul/rock) July 7. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host Log Noggins (Americana) June 24 and Lyric (soul/rock) July 8. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host Scoundrels Lounge June 23, Hustle Souls June 24 and The Zuzu Welsh Band June 30. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 

• Waynesville Pizza Company will have an open mic night at 7 p.m. June 26. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0927 or www.waynesvillepizza.com. 

• The Waynesville Public Library will host Rob McHale (Americana/folk) at 3 p.m. June 24. Free. www.haywoodarts.org. 

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host Donald Hughes, who will present an illustrated lecture on British “song catcher” Cecil Sharp and his travels through Southern Appalachia. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. June 27 at the HFR Auditorium on the WCU campus. www.wcu.edu.

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