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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs, all year. Music jams, 1-3 pm, first and third Saturdays of every month. Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Marianna Black Library Music jams, 6 - 7:30 pm, first and third Thursdays of every month. Live music, 6 - 7:30 pm, second and fourth Thursdays, June - August.

Nantahala Brewing Company 8 pm, live music, weekends, mid-March - October.

Derailed Bar & Lounge 7 pm, live music, Saturdays, mid-March - October.

Nantahala Outdoor Center 6 pm, live music, weekends, mid-April - Labor Day.

Swain County Farmer’s Market 9 am - 1 pm, Fridays, May - October. 5-8 pm, Tuesdays, June 14 - August 16.

Free Concerts at the Depot 6:30 - 8 pm, Saturdays, June-October.

Stecoah Valley Center 7:30 pm, live music, Saturdays, June 25 - August 27.


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Here's What's Happening

The Polar Express

Date(s): Jan 01, 2016 - Jan 03, 2016

When: Multiple departures

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The Polar Express

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad comes to life as the train departs Bryson City for a special visit at the "North Pole." Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.

The train arrives to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards the train greeting each child and presenting them with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Call 800-872-4681 or visit the website.

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jan 02, 2016

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

New Year's Gospel Singing

Date(s): Jan 02, 2016

When: 6:00 pm

Where: Cherokee High School Auditorium

Featuring Walking by Faith, Journey Home, Smokey Mountain Reunion and the Primitive Quartet. Limited seating. Call for advance tickets. Amy Burchfield, 828-735-9025. Door prize giveaways and concessions available. 200 Ravensford Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719.

Gregg Allman

Date(s): Jan 09, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Gregg Allman

Rock legend Greg Allman  - musician, singer and songwriter - and his band. A mix of rock, country and blues highlighting Greg's great talent. More info

Frosty Foot Trail Race

Date(s): Jan 16, 2016

When: 9:00 am

Where: Tsali Recreation Area, Almond

Frosty Foot Trail Race

2016 Registration for the 50k, 30k, and 8k is open. Premium Saucony Running Shirts for each distance. Come enjoy the world-famous Tsali Trail System in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Tsali is home to some of the most well groomed and scenic trails in the world, rolling alongside the scenic Fontana Lake. More info

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jan 16, 2016

When: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

First and Third Saturdays, all year. Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian Music. On the covered porch at the visitor center. More info

The Sock Hops

Date(s): Jan 30, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

The Sock Hops

A drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me." More info

The Icycle Mountain Bike Race & Disc Golf Tournament

Date(s): Jan 30, 2016

When: 11:00 am

Where: Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam

This mountain biking event is not to be missed! Cross country races in various categories, a night downhill event for the most daring riders, and more. And don't forget the Sunday Disc Golf Tournament. Special room rates available.

For more information call 800-849-2258 or click here.

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