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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger-led programs and music jams at the Park Visitor Center, Cherokee.

Live Music Venues - Bryson City and surrounding area entertainment venues.

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

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


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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Date(s): Apr 15, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Saturday

Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Mon-Sat; closed Sundays. As you step into the Oconaluftee Indian Village, you’re transported back to witness the challenges of Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change. Tour guides help you explore the historic events and figures of the 1760's. Visitors can interact with villagers as they  participate in their daily activities. The Village also hosts live reenactments, interactive demonstrations, and Hands-On Cherokee Pottery for Kids classes. More info

Cherokee Bonfire & Storytelling

Date(s): May 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016

When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays

Where: Oconaluftee Islands Park

Fridays & Saturday only, also open the week of Monday, June 27 - Saturday, July 2. Relax by the bonfire and river, and enjoy some of Cherokee's best storytellers entertain you and your family with Cherokee myths, legends and passed on stories. More info

The bonfire is FREE for the entire family! More info

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Date(s): May 28, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016

When: 8:00 pm performance, Monday-Saturday

Where: Mountainside Theater, Cherokee

Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. This acclaimed outdoor drama traces the Cherokee people through the eons, through the zenith of their power, through the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, finally ending, appropriately, in the present day, where the Cherokee people, much like their newly re-scripted drama, continue to rewrite their place in the world ...a place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities.  Preshow at 7:30 pm. Main performance at 8:00 pm. More info & ticketing

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

Date(s): Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016

Where: Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, Cherokee

What a line-up! Balsam Range, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Crowe Brothers, Gene Watson, The Grascals and many more. Outdoor festival. Bring lawn chairs. Hot food, concessions. Daily and 3-day tickets. Discounted advance tickets. More info

Gourd Artist Gathering

Date(s): Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Featuring classes and workshops on all facets of gourd manufacture and design on Thursday. Gourds for sale Friday thru Sunday. Meet the artisans! All this in a fun and lively festival atmosphere. More info

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Trail Magic Ale #14 Release Party

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016

Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City

Trail Magic Ale #14 Release Party

On Friday at 6 pm: tapping the first keg of the 13th Trail Magic Ale™ Release at the Tap Room. At 8 pm: a bottle swap/beer geek party in the brewery. On Saturday, beginning at noon: lmited bottle release Trail Magic Ale bottles. A portion of the proceeds of the bottle sales will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program via the Friends of the Smokies organization. More info

Lorri Morgan

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Lorri Morgan

Lorrie made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age 13, singing "Paper Roses" and was later honored with induction into the Opry cast when she was just 24. Through a series of ups and downs, Morgan's own experiences can be felt as her heart-stopping music hits every emotional core, evident in the albums, "Leave the Light On," "Something In Red," and "Watch Me." More info

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016

When: 6:00 pm

Where: Big Wesser BBQ & Brew, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live music by the Nantahala River every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and on special event weekends. Friday, Dr. Paul Constantine acoustic guitar and a unique, powerful voice. Saturday, The Lisa Jacobi Band, danceable organic and soulful grass-groove. More info

Movies on Everett

Date(s): Jun 03, 2016

When: Twilight, 8:30 pm

Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets

We're kicking off the season with Big Hero 6.

Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 3 - July 29. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City! More information

 

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jun 04, 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

Free Concert Featuring The Katts

Date(s): Jun 04, 2016

When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Free Concert Featuring The Katts

The Music in the Mountains free concert series is held every Saturday evening, June - October in Bryson City. Full Schedule

Concert Series sponsors: Duke Energy, Swain Community Hospital, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Town of Bryson City, Conmet, N.C. Clampitt Ace Hardware, Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

Miss Patti's Entertainment Tonight

Date(s): Jun 04, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Miss Patti's Entertainment Tonight

Patti McClure is once again putting together a fantastic variety show to support local missions. A host of talented entertainers are scheduled to participate including Blue Ridge, Susan Pons, Scotty and Nikki Corbin, Grady, Mark and Ren Corbin, David Beam, Brandon Scruggs, Ed Hill, Jay Baird and Limited Distance, Teddy Burnett, Shawn Burrows, H2O Cloggers, Mountain Voices, Arphea Brimmer, Ilana Lubitsch and David Moffitt, and Rhonda and Luke Bateman. More info

Live Music at the Library

Date(s): Jun 09, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City

Live Music at the Library

Sean Gaskell will present an evening of music and stories on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Part of the library's Summer Music Series - 2nd and fourth Thursdays, June-August. More info and directions

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Movies on Everett

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016

When: Twilight, 8:30 pm

Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets

This week's feature is Finding Nemo.

Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 3 - July 29. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City! More information

 

 

 

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

When: 6:00 pm

Where: Big Wesser BBQ & Brew, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live music by the Nantahala River every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and on special event weekends. Friday, Max Gross Weight, classic rock. Saturday, The Freeway Revival Band, blend of classic rock, blues, country and soul.  More info

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

When: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Enjoy our "Music on Tap" concerts with an eclectic mix of local and regional musicians. Friday, Chalwa playing original high country reggae. Saturday, Aaron "Woody" Wood Trio playing Appalachian soul music. More info

Author Danny Bernstein Book Signing

Date(s): Jun 10, 2016

When: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Swain County Visitor Center, Bryson City

Author Danny Bernstein Book Signing

Drop-in and meet outdoor writer and hike leader Danielle "Danny" Bernstein, an Appalachian Trail end-to-ender who has also hiked all 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and completed the Mountains-To-Sea Trail across North Carolina. Her guidebooks include Hiking the Carolina Mountains and Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South. Refreshments will be served. 2 Everett Street in the Old Courthouse.

Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Please join us for an exciting evening of lively entertainment, delicious food, and traditional craft and fine art. Admission is $25 per person and covers food and drink. Proceeds to benefit the Folk School's craft programs.
800-FOLK-SCH or click here

 

The Potter's Wheel Series Featuring Susan Coe of Bryson City

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern, Bryson City

The Wild Fern is hosting several local potters at the studio throughout the year. Stop by to see works from the potter's collection and chat with these talented artists as they create on the wheel and share their unique styles. 15 Everett Street. Full schedule

Cherokee Voices Festival

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Cherokee Voices Festival

It's all things Cherokee: living history, traditional dances, music, singing, crafting demonstrations, and food. Hosted on the grounds of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and featuring NC Arts Council Heritage Award winners and elders who typically aren't able to perform at festivals, yet do so here. Fun doesn't get more authentic than this. More info

Craft & Vendor Fair & Music Jam

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Darnell Farms

Craft  & Vendor Fair & Music Jam

Local craft fair with live music and great food! 25+ vendors! Scrumptious produce from the farm store. Hayrides. Enjoy hotdogs with homemade chilli, baked beans, Cole slaw, chips and drink, funnel cakes, shaved ice, fresh squeezed lemonade and baked goods. Vendors include local honey, hand made jewelry, baskets, candle holders, wood art, silk florals, wreaths, home made soaps, lotions and much more! US 19 East of Bryson City about 1 mile - at the bridge over the Tuckasegee River.

Free Concert Featuring Frank Lee

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Free Concert Featuring Frank Lee

As a founding memer of The Freight Hoppers, Frank has been presenting hard driving, old time string band music for more than 20 years. His repertoire includes music that was first recorded in the late 1920's and early 1930's, and spans from Mississippi to West Virginia. He has toured internationally and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”  More info

The Music in the Mountains free concert series is held every Saturday evening, June - October in Bryson City. Full Schedule

Concert Series sponsors: Duke Energy, Swain Community Hospital, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Town of Bryson City, Conmet, N.C. Clampitt Ace Hardware, Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

Railroad Reserve Specialty Dinner Train

Date(s): Jun 11, 2016

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

Railroad Reserve Specialty Dinner Train

Railroad Reserve - A specialty train experience featuring wines selected to pair with your meal. Full service all-adult first class ride. 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

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 14, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Tuesday evening? Try the Friday morning market: May - October, 9am - 1pm.
800-867-9246

Friends of the Smokies Classic Hike Series: Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong

Date(s): Jun 14, 2016

Join Friends of the Smokies for monthly guided hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring interpretation and leadership by author and hiking expert Danny Bernstein. Each hike highlights an achievement or cause that Friends of the Smokies has supported in the Park.
This month's hike is Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong; a 10 mile (round trip) trail of 1,200 ascent and moderate difficulty. Charlies Bunion/Kephart Prong features long range views and shelters. The theme of the hike will be the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program.
To register or for more information: AnnaLee@friendsofthesmokies.com, 828-452-0720, or click here

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

Gabriel Iglesias

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016

When: 9:00 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, and performs to sold-out concerts around the world. Gabriel's stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. More info

Movies on Everett

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016

When: Twilight, 8:30 pm

Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets

This week's feature is the out of the world family favorite, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.

Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 3 - July 29. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City! More information

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Date(s): Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016

When: 6:00 pm

Where: Big Wesser BBQ & Brew, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live music by the Nantahala River every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and on special event weekends. Friday, Brushfire Stankgrass, bluegrass fusion. Saturday, The Pioneer Chicken Stand Band, mountain folk-rock. More info

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam

Date(s): Jun 18, 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

Front Street Arts & Crafts Show

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Dillsboro

Front Street Arts & Crafts Show

Over 50 juried artisans displaying the handmade craftsmanship of fine artists and crafters. Food booths, entertainment, hourly raffles, silent auction. Exhibits will include jewelry, stained glass, beaded weaving, fiber art, leather craft, wood craft and more. Dillsboro is located at exit 81 of US Hwy 74. More info

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

BBQ & Brews Dinner Train

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing The Sneak E Squirrel of Sylva, NC. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. 800-872-4681 or click here

The Potter's Wheel Series Featuring Sue Easton of Bryson City

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern, Bryson City

The Wild Fern is hosting several local potters at the studio throughout the year. Stop by to see works from the potter's collection and chat with these talented artists as they create on the wheel and share their unique styles. 15 Everett Street. Full schedule

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Enjoy our "Music on Tap" concerts with an eclectic mix of local and regional musicians. The Dirty Badgers play blues and punk. More info

Women's Work Festival

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

A woman's work is never done! Join us to learn about the vital role women played in creating and maintaining a mountain home. Walk the grounds of our mountain farm and watch demonstrations of open hearth cooking, spinning or sewing, corn shuck doll making and more. More info

Olympic Day

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016

When: Times vary

Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center

Olympic Day

Celebrating the 2016 Summer Olympics to be hosted in Rio de Janero, Brazil. Olympians of the past, present, and future will join in the fun as NOC hosts slalom and downriver races: Nantahala Falls Raft Sprint, Open Slalom Race, Southeastern's Downriver Race. More info

Free Concert Featuring Juniper

Date(s): Jun 18, 2016

When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Bryson City Train Depot

This week's featured artist is Juniper; a blend of Celtic and alternative folk music. 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 that this group is known for. More info

The Music in the Mountains free concert series is held every Saturday evening, June - October in Bryson City. Full Schedule

Concert Series sponsors: Duke Energy, Swain Community Hospital, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Town of Bryson City, Conmet, N.C. Clampitt Ace Hardware, Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

National Park Ranger Programs

Date(s): Jun 19, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016

When: Daily, times vary, length varies

Where: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Park Ranger Programs – daily at locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Several programs each day ranging from guided hikes and walks, to demonstrations, to animal programs, to stories about the "good old days." Times vary; occasional night hikes. Some programs meet the Junior Ranger badge requirements. Summer Schedule

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 21, 2016

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Tuesday evening? Try the Friday morning market: May - October, 9am - 1pm.
800-867-9246

Cherokee Summer Carnival

Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

When: Times vary

Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

Cherokee Summer Carnival

Family-friendly fun with food, games, karaoke and dozens of carnival rides.

Live Music: William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree

Date(s): Jun 23, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City

Live Music: William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree

Old love songs, new love songs, and traditional mountain music. Sarah has been playing fiddle and singing since she was a young girl. She was once a member of the local Depot Band. William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar and other "string-ed things." Free program with light snacks and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. The library is located one block up the hill from the old Courthouse.

Swain County Farmer's Market

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Island Street, Bryson City

Swain County Farmer's Market

Every Friday morning, May - October. Stop by the old barn on the river for local, homegrown produce as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, and craft items. Can't make it on Friday morning? Try out the Tuesday evening market: June 14 - August 16, 5-8 pm.
(Island Street is the first street north of the Everett Street bridge)
800-867-9246

David Phelps

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

David Phelps

David's masterful melodies have been burned into critically-acclaimed solo offerings, award-winning Gaither Vocal Band CDs and Gold and Platinum Gaither "Homecoming" collections. For David, a perpetual work in progress, these happy years have been just an extended glimpse of the Creator's bigger picture. More info

Movies on Everett

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: Twilight, 8:30 pm

Where: Caboose at corner of Mitchell & Everett Streets

This week's feature, Despicable Me, follows the story of Gru, a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme and finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. 

Movies on Everett is a family friendly event that takes place every Friday night from June 3 - July 29. On site concessions and chair rentals or bring your own. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in downtown Bryson City!   More information

Arts and Crafts Drive About Tour

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Multiple locations

Enjoy the works of local artisans by visiting different studios and galleries, meeting the artisans and watching them work. Stecoah, Robbinsville & Bryson City areas. Bee Global Studio, Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery, Yellow Branch Pottery, Pincu Pottery and others are all stops on this driving tour. More info

The Potter's Wheel Series Featuring Ed & Kari McIlvaine of Balsam

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern, Bryson City

The Wild Fern is hosting several local potters at the studio throughout the year. Stop by to see works from the potter's collection and chat with these talented artists as they create on the wheel and share their unique styles. 15 Everett Street. Full schedule

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

When: 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Where: Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City

Live Music at Nantahala Brewing Company

Enjoy our "Music on Tap" concerts with an eclectic mix of local and regional musicians. Friday, Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), influenced ty Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae and Alternative/Psychedelic sounds. Saturday, Jive Mother Mary playing just great vocal harmonies rock and roll. More info

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

When: 6:00 pm

Where: Big Wesser BBQ & Brew, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live Music at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Live music by the Nantahala River every weekend Memorial Day through Labor Day and on special event weekends. Friday, Wyatt Espalin & Trees Leave, bluegrass mixes with rock and traditional country. Saturday, The Whiskey Sticks, from folk to heart-pounding rock and roll. More info

Meet the Artist Events: May-October

Date(s): Jun 24, 2016

When: 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: Gallery Zella

Come to Gallery Zella for live music, hors d'ouevres, wine and newly unveiled art collections. Artists featured June 24 are Peg Usner, painter of pastels; and Brian Hannum, fine art photographer. Meet the artist events occur from May - October, 18 Frye Street (atop O'Neill's Book Store and across the parking lot from the Train Depot). $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. More info & reservations.

The Kruger Brothers

Date(s): Jun 25, 2016

When: 7:30 pm

Where: Stecoah Valley Center

The Kruger Brothers

Swiss brothers Uwe Kruger on guitar, and Jens Kruger on banjo, team up with bassist Joel Landsberg. Kruger Brothers performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous all-in-one, exhibiting their sheer joy in playing music. Although each of these musicians has earned high credit for his skills individually, it is the interaction of the three together which makes their music so uniquely special. More info

Twelve Hours of Tsali

Date(s): Jun 25, 2016

Where: Tsali Recreation Area

Annual mountain bike race on some of the most famous trails in the Eastern US. Solo and team relay competition. Free t-shirts to the first 100 entries. Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes for men and women. Sponsored in part by Bryson City Bicycles.  NC Hwy 28 N. west of Bryson City. More info

The Potter's Wheel Series Featuring Laurey-Faye Dean of Balsam

Date(s): Jun 25, 2016

When: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: The Wild Fern Studio

The Wild Fern is hosting several local potters in the studio throughout the year. Stop by to see works from the potter's collection and chat with these talented artists as they create on the wheel and share their unique styles. 15 Everett Street, Bryson City. Full schedule

Free Concert Featuring The Lonesome Sound

Date(s): Jun 25, 2016

When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

Free Concert Featuring The Lonesome Sound

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. More info

The Music in the Mountains free concert series is held every Saturday evening, June - October in Bryson City. Full Schedule

Concert Series sponsors: Duke Energy, Swain Community Hospital, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, Town of Bryson City, Conmet, N.C. Clampitt Ace Hardware, Swain County Tourism Development Authority.

XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon

Date(s): Jun 26, 2016

When: 8:00 am

Where: Tsali Recreation Area, Hwy 28 N. Bryson City

XTERRA Tsali Off Road Triathlon

 The ½ mile lake swim will start off the event as athletes will begin on East shore and swim out to a point in the lake marked with buoys and then back to the beach. After exiting the water the racers will face a short run to the transition area to begin the 5 mile run course on the "right loop alternate" trail. The mountain bike leg, which consists of a 10 mile loop will take the riders around the popular "left loop" to the finish in the transition area.  Triathlon Info   Trail Run Info

Book Signing with Author Nancy Pafford

Date(s): Jun 29, 2016

When: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Swain County Visitor Center, Bryson City

Nancy McIntosh Pafford, author of White Feather and Cherokee Rose, will be at the Great Smoky Mountains Bookstore to autograph copies of her books and talk with visitors. White Feather is about the Cherokee Trail of Tears removal and its sequel Cherokee Rose is about the great grandaughter of White Feather uncovering her Cherokee heritage.

Toby Keith

Date(s): Jun 30, 2016

When: 8:00 pm

Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Toby Keith

Country mega star, Toby Keith, will be rocking the Event Center as part of his Interstates and Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series! From, "Should've Been a Cowboy" all the way to "Red Solo Cup." More info

Live Music at the Library

Date(s): Jun 30, 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Marianna Black Library, Bryson City

Live Music at the Library

Join Bean Sidhe (pronounced: ban-shee) for a lively evening of traditional music from the England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales linked with its American counterparts in the bluegrass, country and folk genres. Free program with light snacks and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. The library is located one block up the hill from the old Courthouse.

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