TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Enjoy a show IN THE SMOKIES

Free Concerts at the Depot Every Saturday Night June Through October

Every Saturday night from June through October, you can enjoy a FREE concert in Bryson City. Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Sit in one of the old church pews on the covered depot deck or bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show.

Sponsored by the Swain County Tourism Development Authority, the Saturday evening concerts will continue every Saturday evening thru October with each show beginning at 6:30pm. “We've got local and regional favorites playing everything from old-time country to bluegrass, to rock and roll,” said Swain County Chamber of Commerce Director Karen Wilmot. “It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.”

Printable schedule of 2014 Music in the Mountains concerts.

For other entertainment in Bryson City and the surrounding area, visit our calendar page.

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JUNE

Saturday, June 7
BOOGERTOWN GAP

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Named after an actual place in the Smoky Mountains, this string band specializes in the music that was played and sung by early pioneers and settlers of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

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Saturday, June 14
JUNIPER

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Includes such diverse styles as traditional Celtic and old-time Americana tunes, haunting airs and waltzes, and bluesy-jazzy original songs...even a few Latin-flavored surprises. Juniper weaves a tight tapestry of haunting melodies and lush harmonies. Sprinkle in some fiery rhythms and compelling vocals and you have the unique sound which transports Juniper's fans to an ancient time with jigs, reels & airs then brings them back with their original alternative folk compositions.

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Saturday, June 21
THE FREIGHT HOPPERS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. The Freight Hoppers have been presenting Old Time String Band music for more than 20 years. Finding their passion from a love of string band music of the 1920's and 30's, they play hard driving old time music with an emotional, raw excitement that keeps one foot planted in the past and the other in the present.

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Saturday, June 28
LONESOME SOUND

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Lonesome Sound is a band steeped in the old-time way of performing the traditional style of mountain music native to their home area of Western North Carolina. Lonesome Sound performs traditional mountain music, gospel, country, folk, and americana.

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JULY

Saturday, July 5
THE ELDERLY BROTHERS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. A wide range of music from the fifties, sixties and seventies.

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Saturday, July 12
CHRIS MONTEITH "ELVIS"

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. If you are an Elvis fan you will find no one who will look or sound more like the King himself than Chris Monteith. Although Monteith bears an uncanny resemblance to the young Elvis, he goes for the King's fashion flair of the 1970's and keeps an ample supply of scarves for tossing into the audience or wrapping around the napes of fans seeking a souvenir.

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Saturday, July 19
THE GROVE BAND

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Covers, originals, rock & roll.

Saturday, July 26
PORCH 40

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Blending and bending genre after genre, their songs redefine the roots of modern music. They incorporate elements from the best of the old, such as Motown, Jazz, and Funk; whilst embellishing it with the best of the new; rock, progressive, indie, metal, hip hop, and electronic.

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AUGUST

Saturday, August 2
THE JOSH FIELDS BAND

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. The Josh Fields Band - Blending Southern Rock, classic and contemporary Country and bluegrass leanings to make a sound all their own. With tight three part harmonies and high energy live shows, the Josh Fields Band prides itself on being one of a kind.

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Saturday, August 9
LIZ & AJ NANCE

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Liz and AJ Nance are american folk singers, songwriter sand musicans playing guitar and banjo, living in Swain County, NC.

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Saturday, August 16
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Johnson City's The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world with both original and traditional numbers, complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.

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Saturday, August 23
CAROLINA BLUEGRASS BOYS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Authentic bluegrass music with a hard driving sound that reflects the traditions of the mountains.

Saturday, August 30
THE CARIBBEAN COWBOYS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. The Caribbean Cowboys Band will provide you with a wide variety of music from Jimmy Buffett to the best of classic rock along with the Caribbean Cowboys originals! Their original tunes bring you an island-sound consisting of reggae, calypso, and good old rock 'n roll.

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SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 6
IAN MOORE & THE SECOND HAND STRING BAND

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Ian Moore has been a fiddler in Western North Carolina for over a decade. During this time the has explored a wide range of acoustic music styles: old timey ballads, blues, bluegrass, rags and reels, hornpipes and hoedowns, polkas, waltzes, gospel, swing jazz, cajun and irish tunes, old honkeytonk numbers, jugband pieces, rockabilly, songs about love, trains and chickens.

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Saturday, September 13
LARRY BARNETT & FRIENDS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Traditional old-time and bluegrass music. Larry Barnett of Grandpa's Music has been a staple of the music scene in Bryson City for over a decade. He plays a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and squeeze box and was a co-founder of the Sawmill Creek Porch Band. The friends are Push McCann, on guitar, and Sarah Ogletree, a talented young fiddler with a beautiful singing voice.
Saturday, September 20
To Be Announced

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Sit in one of the old church pews on the covered depot deck or bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show.
Saturday, September 20
THE RYE HOLLER BOYS

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Bluegrass and gospel by local Bryson City boys. Songs inspired by older bluegrass traditions as well as newer sounds. They have appeared on the Ernest Tubbs Radio Show, at numerous festivals and have opened for The Isaacs.

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OCTOBER

Saturday, October 4
To Be Announced

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Sit in one of the old church pews on the covered depot deck or bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show.

Saturday, October 11
JOHNNY FLOOR & THE WRONG CROWD

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. The country rock/southern rock/Texas blues genre coupled with great song writing and musicianship of this group, keeps you coming back for more.

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Saturday, October 18
To Be Announced

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Sit in one of the old church pews on the covered depot deck or bring a lawn chair to enjoy the show.

Saturday, October 25
BLUE EYED GIRL

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Blue Eyed Girl of Asheville, NC is the exciting coalescence of three young women whose roots sink deep into traditional music and dance.  Their sweet Appalachian harmonies, old-time rhythmic flair, and high-energy dance numbers draw from the music passed down to them from their families. The music is in their blood and the songs come straight from their hearts.

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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Center

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

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