That mountain sound: 'An Appalachian Evening' celebrates 25 years

Celebrating a quarter-century this coming summer, the “An Appalachian Evening” live music series at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Robbinsville brings in some of the biggest names in bluegrass, old-time, mountain and Americana music.  

Harrah’s Cherokee welcomes Clint Black

Country superstar Clint Black will hit the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. 

‘Glamp’ the Smokies

The Great Smokies Eco-Adventure, a fundraising event for Discover Life in America, will be held April 21-23 near Gatlinburg. 

Labor of lust: A talk with Grammy winner, banjo phenom Kyle Tuttle

When it comes to bluegrass banjo, you’d be hard-pressed to find as vivacious and voracious a picker-n-grinner than Kyle Tuttle. 

‘An Evening of Eastern Culture’

Featuring “Asian Soundscapes” created by Min Xiao-Fen, Folkmoot USA will present “An Evening of Eastern Culture” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. 

Unplugged welcomes Jon Cox

Regional country/rock act Jon Cox will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Unplugged Pub in Bryson City. 

‘Sing and Swing: Our American Songbook’: Renowned composers, musicians to play WCU

A special production of “Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents” — a celebration of the Great American Songbook and iconic partnerships in jazz — with “Sing and Swing: Our American Songbook” will be performed Thursday, Feb. 29, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. 

Blackberry Smoke returns to Harrah’s

Southern rock juggernaut Blackberry Smoke will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. 

Casting into the future: A conversation with Woody Platt

On his latest single, “Broke Down Engine,” singer-songwriter Woody Platt teamed up with bluegrass icon Del McCoury.

Reggae, soul at Frog Level

The Natti Love Joys will perform during the “Bob Marley Birthday Celebration” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. 

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