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.”

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

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AUGUST

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 27
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

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

Email

Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax