Free Concerts at Riverfront Park Every Saturday Night, June Through October
This year we've 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 lawn for music-lovers with a covered pavilion for the entertainers. Enjoy sitting at one of the riverside picnic tables, or bring a lawn chair or blanket for the grass. (The Chamber will have $1 lawn chairs for rent.)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)
101 Mitchell St. across from train parking
7:00 to 9:00 pm (new time)
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.
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.
Saturday, October 7
Grits And Soul
Asheville-based Grits & Soul are a memorable musical team, not defining themselves by any genre but by bending the rules to create their own distinctive country sound. The common thread they share - a love for roots country, blues, and bluegrass - lends their homegrown Southern sound a palpable energy and authenticity.
Saturday, October 14
Ol' Dirty Bathtub
String music from the mountains of Western NC with a unique name and a unique sound. There is no telling what you will hear - from traditional bluegrass tunes to 90s pop!
Saturday, October 21
William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree
Old love songs, new love songs, and traditional mountain music. North Carolina natives, Sarah plays the fiddle and William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar and other string instruments.
Saturday, October 28
The Grove Band
The last show of the season - so let's party with The Grove Band, a group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and influences, from southern rock to post-metal, bluegrass, country, AAA and gospel.
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.”