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• Altered Frequencies (Franklin) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. 828.342.8014 or alteredfrequencies.net

American Legion Post 47 (Waynesville) will host an “Open Mic” 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Free and open to the public. 828.456.8691.

Angry Elk Brewing (Whittier) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows are free and open to the public. 828.497.1015 or facebook.com/angryelkbrewingco.

• 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

Balsam Mountain Inn (Balsam) will host an “Open Jam” 6 p.m. every Tuesday. thebalsammountaininn.com.

Bevel Bar (Waynesville) will host We Three Swing at 8 p.m. every first Saturday of the month and semi-regular live music on the weekends. For more information, call 828.246.0996, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or go to bevelbar.com

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• Blue Ridge Beer Hub (Waynesville) will host Paul Koptak (singer-songwriter) June 1. All shows begin at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to blueridgebeerhub.com

Blue Stage (Andrews) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. 828.361.2534 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Boojum Brewing (Waynesville) will host music bingo 7 p.m. Mondays, karaoke 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, trivia 7 p.m. Thursdays, open mic night 10 p.m. and Pleasantly Wild (rock) June 8. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.246.0350 or boojumbrewing.com

• Breadheads Tiki Shak (Sylva) will host “Tiki Trivia” at 7 p.m. every first Thursday of the month and semi-regular live music on the weekends. breadheadstikishak.com.

• Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host Russ Wilson Duo (swing/jazz) 7 p.m. June 8. Tickets are $70 per person, which includes music, food, tax and gratuity. Beverages are extra. To reserve a table, call 828.452.6000 or classicwineseller.com.

Concerts On The Creek (Sylva) will host Southern Vantage (classic rock/country gold) May 31 and Flashback Band (rock/oldies) June 7. 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/concerts-on-the-creek.

• Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center (Franklin) will host Jacob Jolliff Band (Americana/bluegrass) 6 p.m. June 15. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to coweeschool.org/music.

• Currahee Brewing (Franklin) will host “Music Bingo” 7 p.m. Thursdays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.634.0078 or curraheebrew.com

• Farm At Old Edwards (Highlands) will host the “Orchard Sessions” w/Highbeams 6 p.m. May 30. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, call 866.526.8008 or go to oldedwardshospitality.com/orchardsessions

• Fontana Village Resort Wildwood Grill will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 800.849.2258 or fontanavillage.com

Friday Night Live (Highlands) will host Byrds & Crows May 31 at Town Square on Main Street. All shows begin at 6 p.m. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. highlandschamber.org.

• Frog Level Brewing (Waynesville) will host Taylor Watkins (singer-songwriter) May 29 and Mitch McConnell & The Senators May 31. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.454.5664 or froglevelbrewing.com

• Frog Quarters (Franklin) will host live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Free and open to the public. Located at 573 East Main St. littletennessee.org or 828.369.8488

Groovin’ on the Green (Cashiers) will host Kevin Daniel & The Bottom Line May 31 and Nero Smith & The Sunsetters June 7. Shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged. villagegreencashiersnc.com/concerts.

• Happ’s Place (Glenville) will host Jake Matthews (singer-songwriter) May 30, The Remnants (Americana) May 31, Charles Walker (singer-songwriter) June 7 and Doug Ramsey (singer-songwriter) June 8. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. happsplace.com or 828.742.5700

• Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (Cherokee) will host Grand Funk Railroad (classic rock) 9 p.m. May 31 and Chris Botti (jazz/pop) 9 p.m. June 7. For a full schedule of events and/or to buy tickets, caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee.

• High Dive (Highlands) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. highlandsdive.com or 828.526.2200.

• Highlander Mountain House (Highlands) will host “Blues & Brews” on Thursdays, “Sunday Bluegrass Residency” from noon to 2:30 p.m. and semi-regular live music on the weekends. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to highlandermountainhouse.com

• Innovation Brewing (Sylva) will host “Monday Night Trivia” every week, “Open Mic w/Phil” Wednesdays, Tina Collins (singer-songwriter) June 1 and Adi The Monk June 8. All shows and events begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. innovation-brewing.com

• Innovation Station (Dillsboro) will host “Music Bingo” on Wednesdays semi-regular live music on the weekends. All events begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. innovation-brewing.com

• Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Karaoke on the second/fourth Friday of the month, Ray Ferrara (rock/country) June 1 and Whiskey Mountain Band (rock/blues) June 8. 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 “Music Bingo” 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Bryan & Al (Americana/rock) May 31 and Whiskey Mountain Band (rock/blues) June 7. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.349.2337 or lazyhikerbrewing.com.  

• Legends (Maggie Valley) will host an “Open Mic Night” 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Free and open to the public. 828.944.0403 or facebook.com/legendssportsgrillmaggievalley.

Macon County Public Library (Franklin) will host Madison Owenby (piano/guitar) 6 p.m. June 5. Free and open to the public. 828.524.3600 or fontanalib.org.

Marianna Black Library (Bryson City) will host a “Community Music Jam” at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. Free and open to the public. All musicians and music lovers are welcome. 828.488.3030.

• Meadowlark Motel (Maggie Valley) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to meadowlarkmotel.com or 828.926.1717

• Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host an “Open Mic with Frank Lee” Wednesdays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or mountainlayersbrewingcompany.com

• Nantahala Brewing Outpost (Sylva) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.641.9797 or nantahalabrewing.com

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Nantahala Gorge) will host The Knotty Gs May 31, The Lefties June 1, Rob Seay (singer-songwriter) June 2, Terry H. (singer-songwriter) 2 p.m. June 8, Hotdog Sunrise (rock/jam) June 8 and Blue (folks/blues) 2 p.m. June 9. All shows behind at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. noc.com.

• Otto Community Center (Otto) will host a Celtic & Old-Time Music Jam 6 p.m. June 13. Bring a beverage and snack of your choice. Free and open to the public. go2ottonc.com or 770.335.0967.

• Peacock Performing Arts Center (Hayesville) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to 828.389.ARTS or thepeacocknc.org.

• Pickin’ On The Square (Franklin) will host Paradise 56 (oldies) June 8. 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.

• Quirky Birds Treehouse & Bistro (Dillsboro) will host Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 828.586.1717 or facebook.com/quirkybirdstreehouse.  

• Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin) will host Karaoke 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Trivia Night 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Open Mic w/Dirty Dave 6:30 p.m. Fridays and semi-regular live music on the weekends. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.369.6796

• Salty Dog’s Seafood & Grill (Maggie Valley) will host “Karaoke with Russell” every Monday and semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 828.926.9105

• Santé Wine Bar (Sylva) will host Ryan Taylor Price (singer-songwriter) May 26 and Shane Meade (indie/soul) June 2. All shows begin at 5p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.631.3075 or facebook.com/thewinebarandcellar

• Satulah Mountain Brewing (Highlands) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. 828.482.9794 or satulahmountainbrewing.com

• Saturdays On Pine (Highlands) will host High-5 June 1 and Bill Mattocks (rock/soul) June 8 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine Street. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. highlandschamber.org.

• Sauced (Waynesville) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. Free and open to the public. 828.246.9585 or saucedwnc.com

• The Scotsman (Waynesville) will host Rick Manz Trio (Americana/rock) May 30, Nick Mac Duo (rock) May 31, Kevin Dolan & Paul Koptak (Americana/rock) June 6 and Carolina Freightshakers (classic rock/country gold) June 7. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and opento the public. 828.246.6292 or scotsmanpublic.com

• Slanted Window Tasting Station (Franklin) will host Blue Jazz (blues/jazz) 4 p.m. June 8. 828.276.9463 or slantedwindow.com.

SlopeSide Tavern (Sapphire) will host Seth & Sara (Americana) July 11. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.743.8655 or slopesidetavern.com

• Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (Franklin) will host The Nashville Celts (Americana/Celtic) 7:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets start at $20 per person with upgrade options available. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to smokymountainarts.com or 866.273.4615.

• Southern Porch (Canton) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. 828.492.8009 or southern-porch.com.

• Stecoah Valley Center (Robbinsville) will host a Community Jam 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month and semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, call 828.479.3364 or go to stecoahvalleycenter.com.

• Ugly Dog Pub (Cashiers) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. 828.743.3000 or theuglydogpub.com

• The Ugly Dog Pub (Highlands) will host “Bluegrass Wednesday” at 6:30 p.m. each week. 828.526.8364 or theuglydogpub.com

• Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Outlaw Whiskey (classic rock/country gold) June 1. All shows are $5 at the door and begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.538.2488.

• Valley Cigar & Wine Co. (Waynesville) will host Rick Manz Trio (Americana) 5:30 p.m. May 24. Free and open to the public. 828.944.0686 or valleycigarandwineco.com.

• Valley Tavern (Maggie Valley) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public. 828.926.7440 or valley-tavern.com.

Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host semi-regular live music on the weekends. All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. 828.456.4750 or facebook.com/waternhole.bar.

 Whiteside Brewing (Cashiers) will host will host Seth & Sara (Americana) June 14. All shows begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 828.743.6000 or whitesidebrewing.com

 Yonder Community Market (Franklin) will host Tommy Stinson (singer-songwriter) 7 p.m. May 31. Family friendly, dog friendly. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, go to eatrealfoodinc.com.

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