Doc Watson to headline festival

The third annual Cashiers Mountain Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, will feature folk music legend Doc Watson, accompanied by David Holt.

Watson and Holt will close out the festival. Sweet Tater, Hurricane Creek, the Harris Brothers, the Darren Nicholson Band, the Songs of Jackson County band and the Rye Holler Boys will also perform.

Local favorites Balsam Range will perform Saturday, along with Suite Caroline, Mountain Faith, The Hims, Rafe Hollister, Nitrograss, and Dehlia Low.

A fireworks display will mark the end of the festival. There will also be food and beverages available, a children’s zone, a car show, and an arts and crafts show. The festival is also looking for local vendors to sell their wares at the festival.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate and are good for both days of the festival. 828.743.5191 or visit

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