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Bryson City community jam

A community music jam will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

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. The jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett of Grampa’s Music in Bryson City.

The community jams offer a chance for musicians of all ages and levels of ability to share music they have learned over the years or learn old-time mountain songs. The music jams are offered to the public each first and third Thursday of the month — year-round. This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts.




• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host the “Lounge Series” with The Blues Revue (bluegrass) Dec. 9, Andrew Chastain (singer-songwriter) Dec. 16, Pressley Girls (Americana/bluegrass) Dec. 23 and Alma Russ (Americana/bluegrass) Dec. 30. All shows are free and begin at 5 p.m.

• Blue Ridge Beer Hub (Waynesville) will host an acoustic jam with Main St. NoTones from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28. Free and open to the public.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Kevin Lorenz (singer-songwriter) Dec. 8, Jingle Bell Bash w/Sheila Gordon (piano/vocals) Dec. 9, Bob Zullo (guitar/vocals) Dec. 15 and Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Dec. 16. All shows are free (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Black Mountain City Limits (bluegrass) Dec. 9 and Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Dec. 16. All shows are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Hunter Grigg (singer-songwriter) Dec. 8, Sarah Tucker Dec. 15 and Marc Keller (singer-songwriter) 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will also be a Community Rhythm Circle every Tuesday at 7 p.m. with free drum circle lessons at 6:30 p.m.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Dec. 6 and 13, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Dec. 7 and 14. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Isis Music Hall (Asheville) will host Ian Ethan Case 7 p.m. Dec. 6, David Ramirez 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, John Doyle 7 p.m. Dec. 7, The Collings Trio 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Jacob Johnson 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Christine Garvin & Liquid Sirens 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Anthony da Costa w/Kimber Ludiker & Christopher Paul Stelling 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Peggy Ratusz & Friends 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and Aoife Clancy & Bill Elliott 7 p.m. Dec. 13. For more information about the performances and/or to purchase tickets, visit

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Heidi Holton (blues/folks) Dec. 8, The UpBeats (rock) Dec. 9, Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Dec. 15 and The Ram Cats (blues) Dec. 16. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Liz Nance & Friends (Americana/folk) Dec. 9 and 16. All shows are free and are from 6 to 9 p.m.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen to sounds of Southern Appalachia.

• Pub 319 (Waynesville) will host an open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday with Mike Farrington of Post Hole Diggers. Free and open to the public.

• Salty Dog’s (Maggie Valley) will have Karaoke with Jason Wyatt at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, Mile High (classic rock) 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and an Open Jam with Rick 8 p.m. Thursdays.

• 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

• 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.

• The Strand at 38 Main (Waynesville) will host an “Open Mic” night from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.283.0079 or

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host a “Toys for Tots” benefit Dec. 9. All shows begin at 10 p.m.

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