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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

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‘Open Door Meal & Sing’

The “Open Door Meal & Sing” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva.

The community is invited to enjoy a meal prepared by church members, musical entertainment and fellowship.

The entertainment will be provided by Jeff Ginn, a talented singer and guitar player who performs a wide variety of music. Ginn is a native of Cullowhee and has recently moved back home from Texas with his wife, Holly, and his two children. Although Ginn has traveled worldwide, he always had a desire to return to the mountains. While he lived in Texas, Ginn was the youth director at a Methodist church.

A brief devotional will precede the meal. The “Open Door & Sing” event is held on the fifth Wednesday in those months which have one. All are welcome and invited to attend.



• Andrews Brewing Company (Andrews) will host the “Lounge Series” with Blue Revue (Americana) Jan. 27 and The Trailer Hippies Feb. 3. 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. Jan. 18. Free and open to the public.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Daniel Shearin (singer-songwriter) Jan. 19, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Jan. 20 and 27, and Bob Zullo (singer-songwriter) Jan. 26. All shows are free and begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host Blue Revue (Americana) Jan. 20 and Eric Hendrix & Dr. Todd Davis (singer-songwriter) Jan. 27. 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.

• Encouraging Word Baptist Church (Waynesville) will host “America’s First Family of Gospel Music,” The Hoppers, at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling 828.454.5917.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host The Darren Nicholson Band (country/Americana) at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. All shows are free and open to the public. There will also be a drum circle at 6 p.m. Jan. 23, all are welcome to attend.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Jan. 17 and 24, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Jan. 18 and 25. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m.

• Isis Music Hall (Asheville) will host The Honey Dewdrops 7 p.m. Jan. 17, Willie Nile 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Noah Zacharin 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Juice 9 p.m. Jan. 19, Charles Walker Band 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Andrew Scotchie Birthday Bash 9 p.m. Jan. 20, Brandon Lee Adams 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and Native Harrow & The High Top Boys 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. For more information about the performances and/or to purchase tickets, visit

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Troy Underwood (singer-songwriter) Jan. 19, Nick Prestia (singer-songwriter) Jan. 26 and Frogtown (bluegrass) Jan. 27. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. There will also be an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 20. 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.

• Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro (Sylva) will host Jonathan Breedlove (singer-songwriter) Jan. 27. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. 828.586.1717 or

• 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 Andrew Rickman (singer-songwriter) Jan. 19, Chicken Coop Willaye (Americana/bluegrass) Jan. 26 and Jason Taylor Birthday Bash (rock/acoustic) Jan. 27. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m.

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