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Craft beer catalyst: Mountain Layers Brewing celebrates five years

It’s early Thursday afternoon, and though the Memorial Day Weekend summer kickoff is still a couple weeks away, the two-story taproom of Mountain Layers Brewing in downtown Bryson City is buzzing with locals and visitors alike. 

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Gather at the Rickman Store

Weekly festive gatherings are underway at the Rickman Store in Macon County.

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Credits roll on Quin Theater

Since Johnny and Paulene Maney opened the doors to the Quin Theater in 1978, it has been a community staple and the home to many memories made. When the final credits rolled on April 26, it marked the end of an era not just for the Maney family, but for all of Sylva. 

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‘American Idol’ star in Franklin

A top-three finalist for season eight of “American Idol,” singer Danny Gokey will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Arts in Franklin.

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Mountain Heart returns to Cowee School

Acclaimed bluegrass/jam act Mountain Heart will perform 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, on the lawn stage at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin. 

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‘Bluegrass Boogie’ welcomes Unspoken Tradition

Featuring acclaimed Appalachian acoustic act Unspoken Tradition & The Carter Giegerich Trio, the next installment of the beloved “Bluegrass Boogie” concert series will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Queen Auditorium in the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville.

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Do you like strawberries?

The annual Strawberry Jam festival will be held May 21-22 at Darnell Farms in Bryson City.

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HART gets ‘All Shook Up’

From the Elvis Presley songbook, a production of “All Shook Up” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 20-21, 27-28, June 2-4 and at 2 p.m. May 22, 29 and June 5 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theater in Waynesville.

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Cold Mountain Music Festival

After two quiet years due to Covid-19, the Cold Mountain Music Festival will resume on Saturday, June 4, at Lake Logan in Canton.

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