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Dove Award nominees in Glenville 

The award winning Marksmen Quartet will perform its unique style of gospel music at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Hamburg Baptist Church in Glenville.

The four-time Country Gospel Quartet of the Year winners from the Country Gospel Music Guild will perform many of their hits songs including “He Is I Am,” “Meet Me In Heaven,” “Potter’s Wheel,” “Preach the Cross” and “Grandpa Was a Farmer.”

After and more than 40 albums, winning four times as Gospel Bluegrass Band of the Year from SPBGMA, the group continues its legendary musical legacy for its 48th year. The Marksmen Quartet is an inductee of the Lone Star State Country Music Association Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.

www.marksmenquartet.com or 828.743.2979.


First Methodist ‘Meal & Sing’

The First United Methodist Church of Sylva will hold an “Open Door Meal & Sing” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the church’s Christian Life Center. 

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal with beverages, lively music, and camaraderie. The Carolina Crossmen, a southern gospel trio, will entertain at the event. The Carolina Crossmen make their home in Western North Carolina. They started singing together in 1993. For 17 years, the Carolina Crossmen hosted the Cullowhee Valley Singing, bringing well-known, highly talented southern gospels groups to western North Carolina.

A short devotional will be offered before the meal. The “Open Door Meal & Sing” event is held on the fifth Wednesday in those months that have one. Church members provide the food and beverages. All are welcome and invited to attend.


Scott to play ‘Groovin’ on the Green’ 

The “Groovin’ on the Green” concert series will host Rockell Scott (piano/pop) at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at The Village Green in Cashiers. 

Hurricane Creek (rock/blues) will close out the summer series on Sept. 2. All shows are free and open to the public.



‘Concerts on the Creek’ finds its roots

The seventh annual “Concerts on the Creek” series will host Mountain Faith (bluegrass/folk) at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva.

Erica Nicole (country) will close out the summer series on Sept. 2. Concerts are free, with donations accepted. Chairs and blankets are allowed.

www.mountainlovers.com or 828.586.2155. 


Open call for JAM students

The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) now has space available for new students.

JAM is an after-school program that provides young people instruction and performance opportunities in Mountain Heritage Music on traditional Appalachian instruments. 

The JAM program enables students in grades 4-12 to learn to play fiddle, banjo, and guitar in Appalachian styles from well-known musician teachers. The JAM sessions are held at Canton Middle School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 20 through April 18. 

There is a $150 yearly fee per student, with siblings discounted to $50 each. 

Stop by the Haywood County Arts Council to pick up a registration packet or print from the links on their website, www.haywoodarts.org. Contact the Haywood County Arts Council at 828.452.0593 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with enrollment questions. Loaned instruments are available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration deadline is Sept. 5. 



• Andrews Brewing Company will host Heidi Holton (blues/folk) 6 p.m. Aug. 26, Rye Baby (Americana/bluegrass) 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and Liz & AJ Nance (Americana/folk) 6 p.m. Sept. 5. There will also be the Fireworks Bluegrass Festival on Sept. 3, with Blue Revue at 1 p.m., Magnolia Justice 3:30 p.m. and Bull Moose Party 6 p.m. All shows are free. www.andrewsbrewing.com. 

• BearWaters Brewing Company (Waynesville) will have live music at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, and Daphne & The Mystery Machines (rock) 7 p.m. Aug. 26. 828.246.0602 or www.bwbrewing.com. 

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Aug. 26 and Sept. 3, Jacob Johnson Aug. 27 (pop/folk) and The Hope Griffin Duo (Americana/pop) Sept. 2. All shows are free 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. 

• The “Friday Night Live” concert series at the Town Square in Highlands will host The Johnny Webb Band (country) Aug. 26 and Southern Highlands (Americana/bluegrass) Sept. 2. Both shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Brother Bluebird Aug. 26 and Melissa & The No Request w/Ed Kelley Sept. 3. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• Heinzelmannchen Brewery (Sylva) will host Henry Wong (acoustic/folk) at 6 p.m. Aug. 25. www.yourgnometownbrewery.com. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Aug. 24 and 31, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, Momma Molasses Aug. 27 and Fin Dog Bluegrass Sept. 3. All events begin at 8 p.m. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden (Waynesville) will host Fritz Beer & The Crooked Beats (Americana/rock) Aug. 27. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.246.9249.

• The Maggie Valley Festival Grounds will host “The Highway Legends” at 11 a.m. Aug. 27. The daylong event will feature a musical tribute performance to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Admission is $20 or $25 day-of-show. www.maggievalleyrallys.com or 336.580.1638. 

• Marianna Black Library (Bryson City) will host a community music jam from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1. 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. Free. 828.488.3030. 

• The Music in the Mountains (Bryson City) concert series will host Christopher Lovoy (singer-songwriter) Aug. 27 and The Caribbean Cowboys (pop/rock) Sept. 3. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m.  www.greatsmokies.com. 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will host Mike Rhodes Fellowship Sept. 2 and The Colby Deitz Band (Americana/bluegrass) Sept. 3. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.nantahalabrewing.com. 

• The Nantahala Outdoor Center (Bryson City) will host Brushfire Stankgrass (Americana/bluegrass) Aug. 26, Heidi Holton (blues/folk) Sept. 2, Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/jam) Sept. 3 and Somebody’s Child (Americana) Sept. 4. All shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.noc.com. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Outlaw Ritual and Matt Heckler & Dead Cat (country/folk) Aug. 26 and Log Noggins (Americana/rock) Aug. 27. 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. Sept. 3. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• The “Pickin’ On The Square” (Franklin) concert series will continue Tugelo Holler (Americana/bluegrass) Aug. 27 and Charley Horse (country/swing) Sept. 3. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. A community jam begins at 6:30 p.m. www.franklinnc.com or 828.524.2516. 

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will host Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter) Aug. 26. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.456.3040.

• The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will Scott James Stambaugh (singer-songwriter) Aug. 26, Twelfth Fret (singer-songwriter) Sept. 2 and Sweet Charity Sept. 3. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. www.rathskellerfranklin.com. 

• Sagebrush Steakhouse (Canton) will host Ben Phan (singer-songwriter) Aug. 30. All shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.646.3750.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Mile High (rock) at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Andrew Rickman (rock/acoustic) will also perform on Saturdays. All events begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

• Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company (Sapphire) will host a jazz brunch with Tyler Kittle & Friends from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays. 828.743.0220.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic with Jimandi at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, “Funky Friday” with Bud Davis at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Isaish Breedlove (Americana) at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.482.9794 or www.satulahmountainbrewing.com. 

• The “Saturday’s on the Pine” concert series at Kelsey Hutchinson Park in Highlands will host Porch 40 (funk/rock) Aug. 27 an The Freeway Revival (jam/rock) Sept. 3. Shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. www.highlandschamber.org. 

• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host John Morgan (country) 8 p.m. Aug. 27. There will also be a “Funk to What?” open jam at 8 p.m. every Thursday. 828.586.6440. 

• 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.

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro (Sylva) will host The Colby Deitz Band (Americana/bluegrass) Aug. 27. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.586.1717 or www.soulinfusion.com. 

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Cashiers) will host a “Bluegrass Mix-Up” night at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 828.743.3000.

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host a weekly Appalachian music night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays with Nitrograss. 828.526.8364 or www.theuglydogpub.com.

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