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Thelston to play Valley Tavern

Popular Western North Carolina rock act The Andrew Thelston Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Valley Tavern in Maggie Valley.

Throughout his exploration of these mountains and its inhabitants, Thelston has remained a sponge of sorts, always soaking in the knowledge and wisdom of astute musicians, the sacred act of performance, and the ancient craft of creation — either in collaboration, in passing, through a recording or in the presence of live music.

The culmination of these vast, ongoing experiences and interactions remains the fire of intent within Thelston to hold steady and navigate his own course, which currently is The Andrew Thelston Band — a rock/soul ensemble of power and swagger.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828.926.7440 or visit valley-tavern.com

 

Concerts On The Creek 

The 13th season of Concerts on the Creek will kick off with Terri Lynn & Tim Queen with Scott Baker (classic rock) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Bridge Park in Sylva.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. These events are free, but donations are encouraged. Dogs must be on a leash. No alcohol, smoking or coolers are allowed in the park.

These concerts are organized and produced by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, call the chamber at 828.586.2155, visit mountainlovers.com or Concerts On The Creek’s Facebook page.

 

Also:

•  Balsam Falls Brewing  (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8-10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public. 828.631.1987 or balsamfallsbrewing.com

•  Blue Ridge Beer Hub  (Waynesville) will host a semi-regular acoustic jam with the Main Street NoTones from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Free and open to the public. blueridgebeerhub.com. 

•  Boojum Brewing  (Waynesville) will host karaoke at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, trivia at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.246.0350 or boojumbrewing.com

•  Concerts On The Creek  (Sylva) will host Terri Lynn & Tim Queen with Scott Baker (classic rock) May 27 and Robertson Boys (bluegrass) June 3 at Bridge Park in Sylva. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. These events are free, but donations are encouraged. 828.586.2155 or   mountainlovers.com

•  Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center  (Franklin) will host Mountain Heart (Americana/bluegrass) 5 p.m. May 21. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children. 828.369.4080 or coweeschool.org /music. 

•  Elevated Mountain Distilling Company  (Maggie Valley) will host an Open Mic Night 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 828.734.1084 or elevatedmountain.com .

•  Fontana Village Resort  Wildwood Grill will host The Local Boys 5 p.m. May 27 and 6 p.m. May 29 and Granny’s Mason Jar (Americana/bluegrass) 6 p.m. May 28. Free and open to the public. 800.849.2258 or fontanavillage.com.

•  Friday Night Live  (Highlands) host Jay Drummonds (country) May 20 and Sycamore Flats (bluegrass/old-time) May 27 at Town Square on Main Street. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. highlandschamber.org .

•  Frog Level Brewing  (Waynesville) will host Krave Amiko May 20, Syrrup May 21 and Balsam Hot Club 4 p.m. May 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public.  828.454.5664 or froglevelbrewing.co m. 

•  Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort  (Cherokee) will host Tanya Tucker (country) 7:30 p.m. June 4. Tickets start at $22.50 per person. caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee. 

•  Innovation Brewing  (Sylva) will host Old Sap (Americana/folk) May 19 and Open Mic Night May 26. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. innovation-brewing.com

•  Innovation Station  (Dillsboro) will host “Music Bingo” w/Hibiscus Sunshine at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Creekside Live Band Karaoke 7 p.m. May 20 and Divas On Tap “Night of Neon” 8:30 p.m. May 21. All events are free and open to the public. innovation-brewing.com.  

•  Jackson County Public Library  (Sylva) will host Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/bluegrass) 6:30 p.m. May 24. Free and open to the public. 828.586.2016. 

•  Lazy Hiker Brewing  (Franklin) will host Open Mic Night 6:30 p.m. May 19 and Roscoe’s Road Show May 21. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or lazyhikerbrewing.com

•  Lazy Hiker Brewing  (Sylva) will host Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Old Time Jam 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Colby Deitz (singer-songwriter) May 20 and Brother (rock/jam) May 27. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or lazyhikerbrewing.com .  

•  Mountain Layers Brewing  (Bryson City) will host Open Mic Night w/Ivor Sparks every Wednesday, Steve Heffker (singer-songwriter) May 20 and 28, Granny’s Mason Jar (Americana/bluegrass) May 21, Kate Thomas (singer-songwriter) May 22, Aly Jordan (singer-songwriter) May 27 and Wyatt Espalin (singer-songwriter) 5 p.m. May 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or mountainlayersbrewingcompany.com. 

•  Pickin’ On The Square  (Franklin) will host The Johnny Webb Band (country) May 28. All shows begin at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo in downtown. Free and open to the public. franklinnc.com/pickin-on-the-square.html. 

•  Saturdays On Pine  (Highlands) will host The Caribbean Cowboys (variety/oldies) May 21 and Continental Divide (beach/variety) May 28 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine Street. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. highlandschamber.org .

•  The Scotsman  (Waynesville) will host live music on the first Friday of every month. All shows begin at 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.246.6292 or scotsmanpublic.com. 

•  Smoky Mountain Center  for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host Danny Gokey (pop/soul) 7 p.m. May 22 and HighRoad (bluegrass/gospel) 7:30 p.m. May 27. For tickets, click on smokymountainarts.com.

•  Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Blackjack Country May 19, Brian Ashley Jones May 20 and Outlaw Whiskey May 21. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.2488. 

•  Valley Tavern  (Maggie Valley) will host Two Armadillos 6 p.m. May 19, Andrew Thelston Band 3 p.m. May 22, Randy Flack 6 p.m. May 26, Funk-N-Around 6 p.m. May 28 and The Lads 3 p.m. May 29. Free and open to the public. 828.926.7440 or valley-tavern.com

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