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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:14

Play me that mountain music

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With Memorial Day right around the corner, the fun in the sun of summer in the mountains is here, ready to surprise and delight any and all.

And with the warmer weather in Western North Carolina, the evenings will also heat up around the region with a handful of free weekly concert series, showcasing popular acts and up-and-coming groups.

 

Concerts on the Creek (Bridge Park, Sylva)

• May 26: The Robertson Boys (bluegrass)

• June 2: Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (bluegrass)

• June 9: Darren & The Buttered Toast (soul/funk)

• June 16: Topper Voices of Rock (rock/soul)

• June 23: The Buchanan Boys (rock/country)

• June 30: Dashboard Blue (rock/blues)

• July 4: The Business (soul/funk)

• July 7: Darren Nicholson Band (Americana/bluegrass)

• July 14: Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/bluegrass)

• July 21: The Colby Deitz Band (Americana/rock)

• July 28: Mountain Faith (bluegrass/gospel)

• Aug. 4: PMA (reggae/fusion)

• Aug. 11: Tuxedo Junction (classic hits)

• Aug. 25: Geoff McBride (pop/soul)

• Sept. 1: Sundown (classic rock/country)

All shows begin at 7 p.m. www.mountainlovers.com 

 

Concerts on the Square (Town Square, Hayesville)

• May 26: Holman Autry Band (rock/country)

• June 9: Just Us (bluegrass)

• June 18: The Red Wine Effect (singer-songwriter)

• June 23: Lee Holland (jazz/pop) 

• June 30: Wyatt Espalin Trio (bluegrass/Americana)

• July 14: Stone Cold Country (southern rock/country)

• July 21: Southern Vantage (classic rock/blues)

• July 28: Paradise 56 (blues/country)

• Aug. 4: Modern Vinyl (rock) 

• Aug. 18: Caribbean Cowboys (pop/beach)

• Sept. 1: Sarah Mac Band (Americana)

• Sept. 8: Gnarly Fingers (Americana)

All shows begin at 7 p.m. www.cccra-nc.org 

 

Groovin’ on the Green (Village Green, Cashiers)

• May 27: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues (rock/blues)

• June 2: Geoff McBride (pop/soul)

• June 9: The Colby Deitz Band (Americana/rock)

• June 16: The Bo Spring Band

• June 23: Rockell Scott & Friends

• June 30: Andalyn 

• July 7: Hurricane Creek (Americana)

• July 21: Joe Lasher Jr. (country/rock)

• July 28: The Buchanan Boys (rock/country)

• Aug. 4: The Jackson Taylor Band

• Aug. 11: High 5

• Aug. 18: Julie Gribble 

• Aug. 25: Sundown (classic rock/country)

• Sept. 2: Hurricane Creek (Americana)

All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. www.villagegreencashiersnc.com 

 

Music on the River (Oconaluftee River Stage, Cherokee)

• May 26: Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues)

• May 27: Will Hayes Band (classic rock/country)

• June 2: Robert Wolfe & The Renegades (country)

• June 3: Stereospread (techno)

• June 9: Trippin’ Hardie Band (acoustic)

• June 10: Aaron Jones (honky-tonk)

• June 16: AM Superstars (alternative)

• June 17: Will Hayes Band (classic rock/country)

• June 23: Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues)

• June 24: Stereospread (techno)

• June 30: Robert Wolfe & The Renegades (country)

• July 1: Trippin’ Hardie Band (acoustic)

• July 7: AM Superstars (alternative)

• July 8: Aaron Jones (honky-tonk)

• July 14: Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues)

• July 15: Will Hayes Band (classic rock/country)

• July 21: Robert Wolfe & The Renegades (country)

• July 22: Stereospread (techno)

• July 28: Trippin’ Hardie Band (acoustic)

• July 29: Aaron Jones (honky-tonk)

• Aug. 4: AM Superstars (alternative)

• Aug. 5: Will Hayes Band (classic rock/country)

• Aug. 11: Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues)

• Aug. 12: Stereospread (techno)

• Aug. 18: Robert Wolfe & The Renegades (country)

• Aug. 19: Trippin’ Hardie Band (acoustic)

• Aug. 25: AM Superstars (alternative)

• Aug. 26: Aaron Jones (honky-tonk)

• Sept. 1: Eastern Blues Band (jazz/blues)

• Sept. 2: Will Hayes Band (classic rock/country)

All shows begin at 7 p.m. www.visitcherokeenc.com 

 

Pickin’ on the Square (Town Gazebo, Franklin)

• May 27: Sundown (classic rock/country)

• June 3: The Johnny Webb Band (country)

• June 10: Gear Brothers (bluegrass)

• June 24: Dancing Bear Productions (Michael Harrell, Conrad & Donnie)

• July 1: Moonshine Creek (country)

• July 8: Tugalo Holler (newgrass)

• July 15: The Elderly Brothers (pop/beach)

• July 22: TBA (bluegrass)

• July 29: Caribbean Cowboys (pop/beach)

• Aug. 5: Frogtown (bluegrass/traditional)

• Aug. 12: Tom Floyd Band (rock/variety) 

• Aug. 19: Rick Morris Band 

• Aug. 26: Paradise 56 (blues/country)

• Sept. 2: Charlie Horse (western swing/variety)

• Sept. 9: Darren Nicholson Band (Americana/bluegrass) 

• Sept. 16: Revisited Remanence 

• Sept. 23: Sundown (classic rock/country)

• Sept. 30: Curtis Blackwell & the Dixie Bluegrass Boys 

• Oct. 7:  Blue Ridge (Gospel)

• Oct. 14: Outdoor 76 Day (band TBA)

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. www.townoffranklinnc.com 

 

Tunes on the Tuck (Riverfront Park, Bryson City)

• June 3: Somebody’s Child (Americana)

• June 24: Twelfth Fret (Americana)

• July 1: Chris Monteith (Elvis impersonator)

• Aug. 5: Grandpa’s Music (bluegrass/mountain)

• Aug. 12: Boogertown Gap (bluegrass/mountain)

• Aug. 19: The Elderly Brothers (pop/beach)

• Sept. 23: Lois Hornbostel & Ehukai Teves (Appalachian/world)

• Sept. 30: Larry Barnett & Friends (bluegrass/Americana)

All shows begin at 7 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com 

For a complete calendar listing of all regional events this summer, visit www.smokymountainnews.com. As well, if you have an event not listed in the calendar or in the newspaper, contact Arts & Entertainment Editor Garret K. Woodward: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.452.4251.

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