A&E Briefs

On the Beat

• Boojum Brewing (Waynesville) will host karaoke at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Isaiah Breedlove & The Old Pines July 17. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.246.0350 or www.boojumbrewing.com. 

• Concerts on the Creek (Sylva) at Bridge Park will host Terry Lynn Queen w/Scott Baker & Tim Queen (classic rock) July 2 and Fireworks Festivities w/All in One (rock/funk) 6 p.m. July 4. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. www.mountainlovers.com.

• Friday Night Live (Highlands) will be held at the Town Square from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Trudition June 25 and Foxfire Boys July 2. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Laura Thurston 5 p.m. June 24, Scoundrel’s Lounge (blues/rock) June 25 and Space Granny June 26. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.454.5664 or www.froglevelbrewing.com. 

• The Haywood County Courthouse (Waynesville) will host the Haywood Community Band on the front lawn at 2 p.m. July 3 during the Stars & Stripes Celebration. Free and open to the public. 

• Innovation Station (Dillsboro) will host Silent Disco 7 p.m. June 25 and Fitz N Dave June 27. All events are free and begin at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will host Bird In Hand (Americana/indie) w/Rye Baby (Americana/indie) at 7 p.m. July 4. Free and open to the public. www.innovation-brewing.com.

• L’Italiana (Franklin) will host Bluejazz 6:30 p.m. June 25. Free and open to the public. 

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Scoundrel’s Lounge (blues/rock) June 26. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.342.5133 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Unlimited Devotion (Grateful Dead tribute) June 25. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or www.lazyhikerbrewing.com.

• Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Bird in Hand (Americana/folk) June 25, Shane Meade & The Sound June 26 and Aces Down 4 p.m. June 27. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or www.mtnlayersbeer.com. 

• Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host a “Jazz Night” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Shane Meade & The Sound 4 p.m. June 27 and semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 828.641.9797 or www.nantahalabrewing.com.

• Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host “Bluegrass with Blue” June 25 and July 2, Somebody’s Child (Americana) 4 p.m. July 3, Pioneer Chicken Stand 7 p.m. July 3 and Granny’s Mason Jar 4 p.m. July 4. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 888.905.7238 or www.noc.com. 

• “Pickin’ on the Square” (Franklin) will host Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter) June 26 and Sundown (rock/soul) July 10. All shows start at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Located on Main Street. www.franklin-chamber.com. 

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host Ethan Smith June 25, Jake Hicks June 26 and Matthew Oschmann July 2. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. www.rathskellerfranklin.com. 

• Saturdays On Pine (Highlands) will be held at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Blaze The City July 3. Free and open to the public. www.highlandschamber.org.

• Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host The Usual Suspects (Allman Brothers Band/Tom Petty tribute) at 7:30 p.m. June 26. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to www.greatmountainmusic.com. 

• Stecoah Valley Center (Robbinsville) “An Appalachian Evening” series will host a special online performance by The Kruger Brothers at 7:30 p.m. June 26. Ticketed shows will include The Jeff Little Trio July 10 ($25), Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road July 17 ($15) and Darin & Brooke Aldridge July 24 ($25). 828.479.3364 or www.stecoahvalleycenter.com. 

• Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Carolina Freightshakers June 25, Arnold Hill (rock) June 26, Blackjack Country July 1, UpBeats July 2 and Outlaw Whiskey July 3. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 

• Valley Tavern (Maggie Valley) will host Sound Investment 6 p.m. June 25 and Electric Circus 3 p.m. June 27. 828.926.7440 or www.valley-tavern.com. 

• Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host karaoke on Thursday nights and semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 3 p.m. 828.456.4750 or www.facebook.com/waternhole.bar.

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