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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-May - 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.

Movies On Everett Outdoor screen, begins at dusk. Fridays, June & July. Parking lot behind red caboose. Bring or rent lawn chair.

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


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Here's What's Happening

Once Upon A Wish Musical

Date(s): Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 06, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Once Upon A Wish Musical

Join us for a party with all your favorite princesses and heroes as we celebrate dreams, wishes and the excitement that comes with living in a fairytale. Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy light refreshments as you participate in this live, interactive stage show. This event takes place on the SMCPA stage with tables available for groups of six or less. More info

Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark

Date(s): Feb 06, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark

CMT presents Jennifer Nettles with 2016 Next Women of Country Tour. American country music singer-songwriter and actress, best known primarily for her role as lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. Before Sugarland's inception, she also fronted Atlanta-based bands called Soul Miner's Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band. More info

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Feb 06, 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

Tracy Morgan

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Tracy Morgan

For mature audiences only. Tracy Morgan, actor and comedian best known for his 8 seasons on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock. More info

Little Anthony & The Imperials

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Little Anthony & The Imperials

This classic vocal-group has had hits both in the doo-wop fifties and the soul music Sixties., reaching #2 on the R&B chart and #4 on the pop chart. Enjoy such hits as Tears on My Pillow, Take Me Back, I Miss You and You'll Never Know. More info

The MacNeill Uncorked Wine & Dine Train Event

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

The MacNeill Uncorked Wine & Dine Train Event

Full service all-adult first class ride on the Tuckasegee River Excursion (includes 1.5 hour stopover in historic Dillsboro). Narrator onboard to discuss the 6 wines selected to accompany an exclusive sampling of local cheeses, a freshly made entree and a chef-selected dessert. All passengers receive souvenir stemless wine glass and tote bag. The Cottage Craftsman, located across from the depot will have all of the sampled wines available for purchase. Age 21 and over only. 800-867-9246 or click here

The Wild Fern Studio: Snowflake Workshop

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern Studio, Bryson City

Finish up, start from scratch, or just hone your skills on the Snowflake (or Christmas Star) - without the pressures of the holidays looming.
$15 with all materials included.
Register in advance by calling 828-736-1605 or private message on Facebook. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to materials being prepared in advance.

The Original Drifters

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 8:00 pm

Where: EagleNest Entertainment, Maggie Valley

Enjoy a night of the oldies with hits like Dance With Me, There Goes My Baby, Up on the Roof and more of your favorites. 2701 Soco Road (US 19). Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets start at $25. Call the box office 828-926-5000. Website

Annual Sweetheart Breakfast

Date(s): Feb 13, 2016

When: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Where: Bryson City Presbyterian Church

Get an early start on spoiling your loved ones with a bountiful breakfast!

Proceeds to benefit the Carrie Abbott Scholarship.

 

Pam Tillis

Date(s): Feb 14, 2016

When: 3:00 pm

Where: Bardo Center, Western Carolina University

Pam Tillis

Country music star Pam Tillis has a long history of top five hits and has sold more than 6 million records. WCU Bardo Center, Cullowhee. More info

The Wild Fern Studio: Basket Making Workshop

Date(s): Feb 20, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern Studio, Bryson City

Make the basket you want; choose from a variety of styles, market basket, Easter basket, or beginner napkin. Lots of color will be available, the only limit is your imagination!
$40 with all materials included.
Register in advance by calling 828-736-1605 or private message on Facebook. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to materials being prepared in advance.

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Feb 20, 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 Wild Fern Studio: Wet Felting Workshop

Date(s): Feb 22, 2016

When: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: The Wild Fern Studio, Bryson City

Make your own warm winter scarf utilizing the wet felting technique.
$20 with all materials included.
Register in advance by calling 828-736-1605 or private message on Facebook. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to materials being prepared in advance.

Breaking Benjamin

Date(s): Feb 26, 2016

When: 9:00 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Breaking Benjamin

Hard rock, alternative rock, post-grunge and alternative metal band. Crunching guitars topped with great lyrics delivered with emotion and anger. More info

Nantahala Rafting Club Glacier Breaker

Date(s): Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016

When: Times

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Rafting Club Glacier Breaker

A family-friendly slalom and downriver event on the Nantahala River. This fun community event is a great introduction for first-time racers. Participants can use racing or plastic boats. More info

The Wild Fern Studio: All Natural Lotion Making

Date(s): Feb 27, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern Studio, Bryson City

Learn to extract oils from plants and herbs to create your salves and lotions with Karen Taylor.
$20 with all materials included.
Register in advance by calling 828-736-1605 or private message on Facebook. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to materials being prepared in advance.

Free Beginners Fly Fishing Class

Date(s): Feb 27, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, Cherokee

The class is designed for men, women and children 12 and older who would like to learn the art of fly fishing from the ground up. We will cover such topics as safety, equipment, casting, fly types, lines, leader and tippets, reels, stream courtesy and a host of other subjects. Free, just bring a lunch or visit one of the local restaurants. If we are snowed out, it will be rescheduled. Space is limited, so get your name on the list now. Contact Bob Nanney at fearnofishbob@att.net. Website

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