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.

Go to October

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 20
CHRIS MONTEITH AS 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.

Saturday, September 27
SOMEBODY'S CHILD

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Great guitar and harmonies from Bryson City's own Ashley Claxton & Cola Williamson. Influences include Jack White, Gilliam Welch and the blues (in general).

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OCTOBER

Saturday, October 4
JARED "BLUE" SMITH & LARRY BARNETT

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Blue (pictured) grew up in the Bluegrass Hills of Kentucky, where he learned to play guitar as a boy. After several years on that instrument, he began experimenting with other traditional instruments, first the mandolin, then the banjo, and now you could pretty much say, “if it has strings, Blue can play it – and well!." 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.

Saturday, October 11
BLUE CABOOSE

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Cincinnati-based band with front porch music featuring guitar, skillet, keyboards, accordion, melodica, guiro, mandolin, bass, banjo, harmonica, nose flute, kazoo and more.

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Saturday, October 18
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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Saturday, October 25
JAKLEG

Bryson City Train Depot

Free concert, 6:30 - 8 pm. Southern rock and roll with appalachian roots from Bryson City's own Mike Jones, Scot Warf, George Brown, Jerry Maxon and Darrell Phillips.

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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