Free Concerts at Riverfront Park Every Saturday Night, June Through October

In 2017, we're moving the 'Music in the Mountains' free Saturday concerts from the train depot to Riverfront Park. The newly named 'Tunes on the Tuck' location has a large, grassy lawn for music-lovers with a covered pavilion for the entertainers. Enjoy your supper at one of the riverside picnic tables or on the grass. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The whole family will enjoy this relaxed, evening event. We've got local and regional favorites playing everything from old-time country to bluegrass, Celtic, mountain music, beach music, rock and roll and more. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.

Every Saturday night

June through October

Riverfront Park (new location)

7:00 to 9:00 pm (new time)

Free parking

Restrooms

Riverfront Park is located at the Swain County Administration Building, 101 Mitchell Street (across from the train parking and RR turntable).

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

Here's a partial line-up for 2017. Keep checking back as we add new performers.

June

Saturday, June 3
Somebody's Child

Great guitar and rich harmonies from Bryson City's own Ashley Claxton and Cola Williamson. Influences are Gillian Welch, the blues (in general), Justin Townes Earl and Jack White.

Saturday, June 24
Twelfth Fret

Kim and Craig Neidlinger are an acoustic guitar and bass duo that performs classic rock covers that include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Eagles, America, REM, White Stripes, and Tom Petty, plus some originals.

July

Saturday, July 1
Chris Monteith as Elvis

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.

August

Saturday, August 5
Grandpa's Music

Local musician Larry Barnett is a moving force in the Bryson City scene as the organizer of the local music jams that take place every other Thursday at the library, not to mention the many bands he plays in.

Saturday, August 12
Boogertown Gap

Boogertown Gap is Ruth Barber and Keith Watson, a wife/husband duo and sometimes band. They specialize in the music that was played and sung by early pioneers and settlers of the Great Smoky Mountains and vicinity. Enjoy old Celtic ballads, fiddle tunes, American compositions, Negro spirituals, and those ever-present, unknown traditional tunes!

Saturday, August 19
The Elderly Brothers

The Elderly Brothers perform a wide range of music from the fifties, sixties and seventies, including original material, Carolina beach music, Motown and Doo-Wop.

September

Saturday, September 23
Lois Hornbostel & Ehukai Teves

Lois and Ehukai are nationally known musicians that specialize in mountain dulcimer and ukulele. Lois is well known as an award-winning performer, writer of instruction books; and for her recordings of tunes and ensembles. Ehukai has copyrighted over 300 songs, and won numerous awards in mountain playing and folksinging competitions at fiddle competitions.

Saturday, September 30
Larry Barnett and Friends

Local musician Larry Barnett is a moving force in the Bryson City scene as the organizer of the local music jams that take place every other Thursday at the library, not to mention the many bands he plays in.

What type of music will you hear? “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 Executive Director Karen Wilmot. “It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.”