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Balsam Range gears up for a busy weekend

Balsam Range will play Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek Friday, Aug. 13.

The free concert takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the pavilion in the Bridge Park in downtown Sylva.

Balsam Range has produced two CDs, Marching Home (2007) and Last Train to Kitty Hawk (2009). This year the band has performed at Merlefest in April and the Country Music Awards Festival in Nashville in June. The band has also played bluegrass festivals in Dillard, Ga., Naperville, Ill., and Kodak, Tenn. Most recently, they performed at Asheville’s Bele Chere Festival.

The band is comprised of Marc Pruett on banjo, Caleb Smith on guitar, Darren Nicholson on mandolin, Tim Surrett on bass and Buddy Melton on fiddle.

Concerts on the Creek are co-produced by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Country Travel & Tourism, Downtown Sylva Association, Jackson County Parks & Recreation, and the Town of Sylva.

For information about the concerts call 800.962.1911, or go to: www.mountainlovers.com.

Balsam Range plays benefit for HART

Balsam Range will play live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at a special benefit concert at Eaglenest Entertainment in Maggie Valley.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre and the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House.

Tickets are $15 general admission and can be purchased on line at www.harttheatre.com or at Eaglenest on Soco Road in Maggie Valley.

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