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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00

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HART welcomes Elvis artist, BBQ dinner

Elvis tribute artist David Morin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. All tickets are $35 and include a barbecue dinner served an hour before show time. All proceeds go to HART’s “Stage II” building fund. or 828.456.6322.


Acclaimed dulcimer players in Bryson City

Champion mountain dulcimer players Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City.

The event includes a variety of musical styles. There will be featured selections from Southern Appalachia and Celtic, Cajun, Hawaiian, blues and world music played on the dulcimer and ukulele.

Immediately following the concert, there will be a meet and greet reception in the lobby for the musicians and the 26 exhibiting artists from Western North Carolina represented in the Community Exhibit.  

Sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, the public is invited to attend both the concert and the reception free of charge. 

828.488.7843 or 


Voices in the Laurel music camp

 Voices in the Laurel will hold their SummerVoice Music Camp Aug. 3-7 at the First Baptist Church in Waynesville.

The camp welcomes singers in all area counties who will be entering first to 12th grades in the fall. They will be divided into age groups to participate in a variety of musical experiences. Campers will learn to sing with proper technique and in two and three part harmony. In addition, groups will rotate through classes in piano, drums, guitar and violin. Some choral numbers will include choreography. The week will end with a demonstration concert on Friday.

Registration is now open. The first-second grader half-day (8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) cost is $85 per chorister, with third-12th grader full day (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) cost $145. Both include all music, snacks, professional instructors and a T-shirt. or 828.734.9163.



• Andrews Brewing Company will have Porch 40 (rock/funk) Aug. 1 and Guy Marshall (singer-songwriter) Aug. 8. Both shows are $5 and begin at 7 p.m. 

• BearWaters Brewing Company (Waynesville) will have The Darren Nicholson Band (Americana/bluegrass) at 7 p.m. July 30 and The Howlin’ Bros 8 p.m. Aug. 7.  

• Big Wesser BBQ (Nantahala Outdoor Center) will have Brushfire Stankgrass (Americana/bluegrass) July 31, Blue & The Barn Cats Aug. 1, Playing on the Planet (indie) Aug. 7 and The Bayou Diesel Band (Cajun/zydeco) Aug. 8. All shows at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• Bogart’s (Waynesville) will have live bluegrass/string music with Carolina Catskins July 30 and Boogertown Gap String Band Aug. 6. 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 Rye Holler Boys (bluegrass/gospel) Aug. 1 and Productive Paranoia (bluegrass/Americana) Aug. 8. 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 Jameson (singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. 

• Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will have Aaron Burdett (singer-songwriter) July 31, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Aug. 1, ‘Round the Fire (Grateful Dead tribute) Aug. 7 and Mean Mary (Americana/bluegrass) Aug. 8. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or 

• The Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) series at Bridge Park Pavilion will have The Robertson Boys (bluegrass) July 31 and Porch 40 (rock/funk) Aug. 7. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 

• The First United Methodist Church (Waynesville) will host an evening of classical music as the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival presents “The Great Masters” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. 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.

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) summer concert series will have The Dover Boys Medicine Show July 31 and Southern Highlands (bluegrass/Americana) Aug. 7. Shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. 

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will have Armadillo (pop/hits) July 31, The MYXZ Aug. 1, Mark Keller (singer-songwriter) Aug. 3, Bobby Sullivan Band Aug. 7 and Deeper Well featuring Paul Davis 8 p.m. Aug. 8. Shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.454.5664 or 

• Groovin’ on the Green (Cashiers) summer concert series on the Village Commons will have The Dane Michael Group (rock/pop) July 31 and The Jackson Taylor Band (rock/country) Aug. 7. All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night July 29 and Aug. 5, a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo July 30 and Aug. 6, 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 or 828.369.5299.

• 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.

• Marianna Black Library (Bryson City) will hold community music jam from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. 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. Phoenix Dusk (Americana/folk) will also perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Both events are free. 828.488.3030. 

• The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center (Highlands) will continue the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival with “Beethoven’s 7th” performed by an ensemble at 6 p.m. July 31 and 5 p.m. Aug. 2. 

• Mixers Bar & Nightclub (Franklin) will have Longshot (rock/country) Aug. 1. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 828.369.9211 or 

• The “Music on the River” concert series (Cherokee) will have A36 Band July 31, Eastern Blue Band Aug. 1, David Lambert Aug. 7 and AM SuperStars Aug. 8. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 800.438.1601 or 828.359.6490. 

• Nantahala Brewing Company (Bryson City) will have Fritz Beer & The Crooked Beat (Americana/rock) July 31, The Katts (Americana) Aug. 1 and Mangas Colorado (Americana/bluegrass) Aug. 8. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will have Fat Cheek Kat (funk/roots) July 31, Darren & The Buttered Toast (funk/soul) Aug. 1, PMA (jam/rock) Aug. 7 and Dirty Soul Revival (blues/hard rock) Aug. 8. 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 31 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 Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter) Aug. 1 and Macon Grass (bluegrass) Aug. 8. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. An open mic starts at 6:30 p.m. Free. 

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will have 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 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 Hunter Grigg (singer-songwriter) at 7 p.m. July 31, Mile High Band (rock) 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and StoneCrazy (rock/pop) 3 p.m. Aug. 2. 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 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 legendary musician Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for grades K-12. 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.

• Stuart Auditorium (Lake Junaluska) will have the Lake Junaluska Singers at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. or 800.222.4930.

• Tipping Point Brewing (Waynesville) will have Redleg Husky (Americana/folk) July 31. All shows are free and begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will have DJ Mike Hurley July 31. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 

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