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Starship feat. Mickey Thomas to rock Franklin

Legendary rock act Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Thomas made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Backed by the power of Mickey’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a #1 hit with “Jane.” With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and an Oscar Nomination for the #1 hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” from the movie “Mannequin.”

Tickets start at $20 each or 866.273.4615.



• Donna Frost, Copious Jones, LOCAL, Urban Pioneers, Opposite Box and Nathan Kalish & The Last Callers will perform at No Name Sports Pub in Sylva. Frost plays Oct. 23, with Copious Jones Oct. 24, LOCAL Oct. 25, Urban Pioneers Oct. 27, Opposite Box Oct. 30 and Kalish Oct. 31. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m., with Sunday performances from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 828.586.2750 or

• Americana/folk group Owner of the Sun and back-porch-and-soul band Soldier’s Heart will perform at Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City. Owner of the Sun plays at 8 p.m. Oct. 24, with Soldier’s Heart 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Both shows are free. 

• Singer/songwriter Eric Hendrix & Friends will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at City Lights Café in Sylva. 

• Bluegrass/folk group The Darren Nicholson Band, newgrass act Mangas Colorado, Klee Liles, Dave Stone Comedy Show and a Halloween Party will hit the stage at BearWaters Brewing Company in Waynesville. Nicholson plays at 7 p.m. Oct. 22, with Mangas Colorado at 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Liles 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Stone 9 p.m. Oct. 27 and the Halloween Party 7 p.m. Oct. 31. or 828.246.0602.

• Craig Summers & Lee Kram, Nitro Dance Experience, Craig Summers (solo) and Flea Bitten Werewolves will perform at Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville. Summers & Kram play Oct. 23, with Nitro Dance Experience 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Summers (solo) 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and Flea Bitten Werewolves 7 p.m. Oct. 31. 828.454.5664 or 

• Ashli Rose, Stone Crazy and a Halloween Costume Party with Mile High Band will be held at the Rendezvous at the Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center. Rose plays Oct. 24, with Stone Crazy Oct. 25 and Mile High Band Oct. 31. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 

• Singer/songwriter Eric Hendrix will perform during the Cowee Farmer’s Market that will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Old Cowee School in Franklin. 

• Dave Desmelik, Chris Williams and DJ Shane will perform at Tipping Point Brewing in Waynesville. Desmelik plays at 8 p.m. Oct. 24, with Williams at 9 p.m. Oct. 25 and DJ Shane during the Halloween party and costume contest at 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free.

• Southern rockers Jakleg will perform at the Bryson City Train Depot at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Free.

• A bluegrass jam, Amos & The Mixx and Karaoke with Donnie Motown will be at Alley Kats Tavern in Waynesville. The jam will be Oct. 22, with Amos & The Mixx at 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and Donnie Motown at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. 

• Singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock will perform at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. Mondlock is an acclaimed songwriter, with some of his work recorded by Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith and Janis Ian. Tickets are $15. 

• Macon Grass Band will perform as part of the Friday Night Live concert series at Town Square in Highlands at 6 p.m. Oct. 24.

• Americana outfit Owner of the Sun will play at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Water’n Hole Bar & Grill in Waynesville. 828.456.4750.

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