Live music, clogging in Glenville
Singin’, strummin’, pickin, and cloggin’ will fill the rooms of the Glenville Community Center (formerly the Jimmy Dillard VFW) from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
Presented by the Glenville Area Historical Society, the annual Fall Historical Discovery Event “Appalachian Mountain Music” will feature Pretty Little Goat, a grassroots band that are lovers/performers of old-time music.
The band formed in 2013 through their common grounding in the deep well of local tradition found in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Over the last six years, the group has collaborated with Jamie Laval, Blake Ellege, members of the Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Sipe, Jonathan Grey of Jump Little Children and many others.
As well, equally talented and well-known artists also performing at the event are musicians who play and educate on instruments that make up the true Appalachian music sound. These instrumentalists include harmonica, banjo, mandolin, washboard, guitar, dulcimer, fiddle and vocalists.
“Grillin’ in Glenville,” a monthly free burger and dog roast sponsored by the Glenville Community Club, will serve plates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center.
The Glenville History Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday from May to September.
‘Rockin’ Block Party’
The highly popular “Rockin’ Block Party” will return from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.
An evening of live music and other activities, performers will include Ol’ Dirty Bathtub, The Rewind House Band and Sugah & The Cubes. Downtown restaurants, art galleries and businesses will be open later for the event. The “Kids on Main” sidewalk activities will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public. No animals allowed at downtown events. www.downtownwaynesville.com.
• Beloved comedian Jeff Allen will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Tickets start at $20 with priority seating available. www.smokymountainarts.com.
• Mountain Makers Craft Market will be held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at 308 North Haywood Street in downtown Waynesville. Over two dozen artisans selling handmade and vintage goods. Special events will be held when scheduled. www.mountainmakersmarket.com.
• Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician. Leashed pets are welcome. Outdoor event. Current COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed and enforced. 828.488.7857.