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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

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Bryson City community jam

A community music jam will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer or anything unplugged, is 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.



Harmons’ Den to host Brie Capone

Asheville singer-songwriter Brie Capone will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Harmons’ Den Bistro at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. Dinner, wine and beer available for purchase. $5 cover charge.


History of African American music

DJ Justin Moe will host “Timeline: A Brief History of African American Music” from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.

Moe is honored to be presenting this program in conjunction with “Black History Month” to celebrate the influence of African American music in the United States. 

He'll be using music in his collection to present a timeline of sorts, from field songs to current hip hop and much in between. He has a genuine love for the music and plans on having a reference sheet available with resources such as books, documentaries, and music available to check out from libraries throughout North Carolina via the N.C. Cardinal system. 

The program is free and open to the public.

828.524.3600 or



• The Canton Armory will host “Winter Pickin’ in the Armory” at 7 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month. The event includes mountain music, vintage country, clogging and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free.

• The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Sheila Gordon (piano/jazz) Feb. 17, Joe Cruz (piano/pop) Feb. 18 and 25, and Kevin Lorenz (guitar) Feb. 24. All events begin at 7 p.m. 828.452.6000 or 

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

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Ed Kelley & Steve Goldman (singer-songwriter) 7 p.m. Feb. 24. All shows are free. 

• Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort will host “Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. For tickets, visit 

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will have an Open Mic night Feb. 15 and 22, and a jazz night with the Kittle/Collings Duo Feb. 16 and 23. All events are free and begin at 8 p.m. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Calvin Get Down (funk/soul) Feb. 18 and Tea 4 Three (rock/blues) Feb. 25. All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. 828.349.2337 or 

• No Name Sports Pub (Sylva) will host Jonny Monster Band (rock) Feb. 17, Swinging Tire Drinking Choir (Americana) Feb. 18, Fumblebuckers (bluegrass) Feb. 24 and PMA (rock/reggae) Feb. 25. All shows are free and begin at 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will also be a “Roller Derby Speed Dating” fundraiser at 8 p.m. Feb. 18. 

• The Oconaluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee) will host a back porch old-time music jam from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18. All are welcome to come play or simply sit and listen.

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host “Hoppy Hour” and an open mic with Jimandi at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, “Funky Friday” with Bud Davis at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Isaish Breedlove (Americana) at 7 p.m. on Saturdays. 828.482.9794 or 

• The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host a production of “We’ve Only Just Begun: The Carpenters Remembered” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets starting at $20 per person. 

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

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host a weekly Appalachian music night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays with Nitrograss. 828.526.8364 or 

• The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will Bender Kills (rock) Feb. 17, Jonny Monster Band (rock) Feb. 18, Sugar Lime Blue Feb. 24 and A.P.E. (rock/acoustic) Feb. 25. All shows begin at 9 p.m. 

• The Waynesville Public Library will host One Leg Up (gypsy/jazz) at 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Free. 

• Western Carolina University (Cullowhee) will host a Horn Studio Recital 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and a Community Service Choir Concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Recital Hall of the Coulter Building. Hailey Klinkhammer will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at UC Illusions. There will be a Musical Theatre Senior Recital at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Niggli Theatre.

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