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Events for August
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Date(s): May 01, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
When: 10a-4p - except Sundays
Where: Oconaluftee Indian Village

Join us for an interactive journey through Cherokee history. Our tour guides, well-educated in traditional Cherokee culture and donned in native dress, take guests on a stroll through a pivotal time in the life of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. For more information, visit www.cherokeehistorical.org

Email   CHAsales@cherokeeadventure.com

Phone (828) 497-2111

Website  www.cherokeeadventure.com

Cherokee Bonfire
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
When: 7 pm- 9 pm - Fridays and Saturdays ONLY
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park

Every Friday and Saturday night this summer, hear stories and legends that have been passed down generation to generation from some of the greatest storytellers in Cherokee.  Admission is FREE, but arrive early to this very popular event.  Bonfire times are 7pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday night beginning May 22 to Sept 5. Cherokee Bonfire is located at the intersection of Hwy 441 & Hwy 19, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Islands Park 

Music on the River
Date(s): May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
When: 8 pm- 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays ONLY
Where: Oconaluftee River Stage.

Join us all summer long in downtown Cherokee for live music on the Oconaluftee River Stage. Concerts begin on Friday, May 22nd and run through Saturday September 5th from 8pm to 10pm. 

Unto These Hills Drama
Date(s): May 30, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
When: 7pm - every night except Sundays
Where: Mountainside Theatre

The show today has been revamped to better portray the unique story of the Cherokee from a historical perspective. The new play 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.

 

For more information contact:  Laura Blythe  828-497-1126

Talking Trees Childrens Trout Derby
Date(s): Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
When: Fri 10a-6p Sat 6a-2p
Where: Oconaluftee Island Park

This free children’s fishing event is held in August and is great for families. The event lasts two days: on day 1 people pre-register and enjoy a day full of fun with attractions at the fairgrounds, and are eligible for prizes at the end of the day. On Saturday: fish for four hours after a free breakfast and lunch. There will also be $20,000 worth of prizes given away to registered children. On Saturday the kids will enjoy listening to music, celebrity guests, live animal exhibits, free food, and more.

Friday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 1 from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Dinosaur Train
Date(s): Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
When: Friday & Saturday departures, 11:30 am & 3:00 pm, Sunday departures, 3:00 pm.
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Based on the popular PBS Kids Television series, enjoy Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train™ ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. All ages are sure to enjoy this adventure filled train ride with music, stories, Nature Trackers Club guidebook and activities area! Plus, an opportunity to meet your favorite T-Rex, Buddy! For reservations call 800-872-4681 http://www.gsmr.com/

Shrek The Musical
Date(s): Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

This Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure features all new songs and a sidesplitting story: the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company.   http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=m&id=500

Ranger Program: Longing for the “Good Ol’ Days”
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 10:30 am
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

You’ve heard it before but was it really the “good ol’ days?” Join a ranger on this walk at the Mountain Farm Museum to learn what life was like on an Appalachian mountain farm. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Down on the Farm
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Ongoing event. Walk down to the farm and see what pastime activities families may have been be busy with such as hearth cooking, woodworking, or gardening. Demonstration activities vary. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Bats!
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Bats - Do they really suck blood? Do they really get caught in your hair? Are they friend or foe? Let the Ranger tell you the truth about these amazing creatures and the enemy among them. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 3:00 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, and other aquatic critters.  Be prepared to get wet.  Closed toed shoes recommended. Duration: 1+ hours. Difficulty: Easy.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 5:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Tree Cookie Area. The National Park Service celebrates 100 years next year! Are you ready to help celebrate? Join a ranger to discover how it all started! Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible

Ranger Program: Smokemont Night HIke
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 8:45 pm
Where: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop, Smokemont Campground

Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Limited to 25 participants. Call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. Duration: Approximately 1 hour. Difficulty: Easy, less than one mile. The Campground is approx. 3.5 miles north of the Park Visitor Center in Cherokee.

Free Concert Featuring The Rye Holler Boys
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

The Rye Holler Boys are a local band known for their lively bluegrass and gospel performances. The band has appeared on the Ernest Tubbs Radio Show, at numerous festivals, and have opened up for The Isaacs. Band members consist of Will Howell on guitar and vocals, Tim Williams on bass and vocals, Adam King on mandolin and vocals and Alan King on banjo. Rain or shine.  

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
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   http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 

Balsam Range in Concert
Date(s): Aug 01, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Enjoy the acoustic bluegrass "dream team", a perennial favorite. All the fellows grew up steeped in traditions of The Grand Ole Opry ...as well as the important influences of the Scotch-Irish settlers of the Southern Mountains, English ballads, and Western songs. Winner IBMA 2014 Entertainer & and Vocal Group Of the Year.   http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.html

ICF Junior & U23 Wildwater Canoeing World Championships
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015 - Aug 07, 2015
When: 10:00 am
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

The International Canoe Federation's wildwater canoeing world championships provides juniors and young adults with the opportunity to compete internationally in the wildwater discipline. Wildwater racing consists of individuals and teams racing from one point on the river to another point.  http://noc.com/events/icf-wildwater-canoeing-junior-u23-world-championships

Endangered Species Talk
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015
When: 11:30 am
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

How can you help ensure Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn’t lose any plants or animals? Join a ranger to learn how to protect all the park has to offer! Duration: 45 minutes

Down on the Farm
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015
When: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Walk down to the farm and see what pastime activities families may have been be busy with such as hearth cooking, woodworking, or gardening. Demonstration activities vary. Walk down to the farm and see what pastime activities families may have been be busy with such as hearth cooking, woodworking, or gardening. Demonstration activities vary.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015
When: 5:00 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

From Snout to Tail ...Everything by the Squeal: Join a Ranger on the farm to learn about the mountain farmer's "best friend." Duration: 45 minutes.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Palmer House, Cataloochee Valley

It's all about connection and balance in nature to ensure survival for elk and other species living together in an ecosystem. Learn about the history of the elk through "show and tell" activities. Then stay and watch the elk come into in the fields!Duration: 45 minutes

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 02, 2015
When: 8:45 pm
Where: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop, Smokemont Campground

Take a walk on the dark side with a Ranger and learn about some of the mysteries and wonders found only after the sun goes down. Limited to 25 participants. Call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations.Duration: Approximately 1 hour. Difficulty: Easy, less than one mile. Smokemont Campground is located on US 441 in the National Park about 3.5 miles beyond the Park Visitor Center.

Kephart Prong Trail Hike
Date(s): Aug 03, 2015
When: 9:30 am
Where: Kephart Trail Parking, US 441

Explore the remains of an old logging camp which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp with a ranger. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like. Duration: 2 hour. Difficulty: Easy to moderate, less than 2 miles. Stream crossings.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 03, 2015
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

After more of than a century of absence, the elk have returned. Relax, have a seat on the visitor center porch and hear the story of the return of the largest mammal to the Great Smoky Mountains. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: You're Not Wanted Here!
Date(s): Aug 03, 2015
When: 4:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Join a Ranger on the visitor center porch to discover things you may not know about two unwanted visitors to the park. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 03, 2015 - Aug 07, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Join park staff as they close up the Mountain Farm Museum for the evening. You'll even be able to help feed the pigs and chickens! Duration: 30 minutes.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 04, 2015
When: 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

#findyourpark. Join a Ranger for a look into National Parks across the country and find out which one might be yours! Duration: 1 hour. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 04, 2015
When: 10:00 am
Where: Mingus Mill Parking Area

Join a Ranger to explore the world of salamanders! Participants explore salamander habitat in search of salamanders. Duration: 1.5 hours. Mingus Mill is about 1 mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center on US 441 in the Park.

Andrews Bald Hike for Families
Date(s): Aug 04, 2015
When: 10:00 am
Where: Clingmans Dome Parking Lot

Forney Ridge Trailhead. Toss your day pack in the car and join a Ranger on a 3.6 mile round trip stroll through one of the Smoky Mountains most well-known ecosystems. This hike will take you out to Andrews Bald on a moderate trail losing about 600 feet in elevation. Leisurely hike back to the parking lot on your own after reaching the bald. Sturdy footwear, a snack, and water recommended. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate, 3.6 miles. Follow Newfound Gap Road (US 441) from Cherokee to Clingman's Dome Road. 7 miles from there to trailhead.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 04, 2015
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Duration: 1.5 hours. Difficulty: Easy. Adjacent to the Park Visitor Center.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 05, 2015
When: 11:00 am
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Join park staff on the porch to learn about three small animals found right here around the Mountain Farm Museum. As cute as they may be, you decide whether they are friend or foe! Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 05, 2015
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Scenic vistas, waterfalls, and home sites…Let’s hit the trail!  But, wait …what should we take with us?  Join a ranger and learn the knack of what to pack before you make tracks! Duration:  45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Return of the Elk
Date(s): Aug 05, 2015
When: 3:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

After more of than a century of absence, the elk have returned. Relax, have a seat on the visitor center porch and hear the story of the return of the largest mammal to the Great Smoky Mountains. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Black Bears in the Smokies
Date(s): Aug 05, 2015
When: 5:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

There’s danger everywhere, high and low but always close especially if you’re an American ursis. Learn how we are the greatest danger to the American black bear. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Guided Hike
Date(s): Aug 06, 2015
When: 10:00 am
Where: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop, Smokemont Campground

Pack a snack and water and join a ranger on a moderate 3-mile round-trip hike alongside Bradley Fork to Chasteen Creek Falls. Duration: 3 hours. Difficulty: Moderate, 4 miles. The Campground is about 3.5 miles north of the National Park Visitor Center in Cherokee.

Ranger Guided Walk - Appalachian Life
Date(s): Aug 06, 2015
When: 12:00 pm
Where: 12:00 pm

Why did people settle this land? What made this area attractive to call home? Join a ranger for a walk at the Mountain Farm Museum to discover what life was like “in the old days.” Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 06, 2015
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Skunks aren’t the only animal that defends themselves in the woods. Join a Ranger for a look at how animals big and small fend off those larger than themselves. Duration: 45 minutes.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 06, 2015
When: 4:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Otters and rabbits and bears, Oh my! Join a Ranger for a hands-on discovery of mammals in the park. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015
When: 10, 10:30, 11 & 11:30 am
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cheroke

Ages 10-12 only. Blacksmith shop. Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10-12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. Duration 30 minutes.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015
When: 10, 10:30, 11 & 11:30 am
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

What kind of toys did kids play with in the “old days?” Join a ranger to discover (or remember!) how kids were entertained before video games and iPods. You’ll be able to take home a “buzz button” of your very own. All ages welcome. Duration: 30 minutes. Level: Easy! Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015
When: 12:30 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

When you explore the wilderness, can anyone tell you’ve been there? How can you minimize the impact you leave behind? Join a ranger to find out! Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: What is Land Worth?
Date(s): Aug 07, 2015
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Join a ranger for a walk at the Mountain Farm Museum to explore the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Blueberry Festival
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 9a-2p
Where: Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

FREE ADMISSION

Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA)

Concession Stand open from 9:00 until 2:00

Corn Hole Game Tournament Begins (2 children from each community)

9:00            Blueberry Pancakes and Blueberry Products

                   Huckleberry-Blueberry Nutritional and Cultural Values

10:00          Children’s Activities Indoors until 2:00 PM

11:00           Community Clubs Talent Show-one act from each community

-Dance Groups -Singing Groups

  1:00           Adults and Youth Categories: Huckleberry-Blueberry

Baked Goods, Jams, Preserves, Syrup Contests

                   (Must include recipes)

  2:00           Awarding of Prizes for Blueberry/Huckleberry Products

and community winner of Corn Hole Tournament 

 Vendors Tables Available-$5.00 each or Free to Community Fundraisers

To reserve tables call Lucille Wolfe (736-5285) or

          Bessie Wallace (497-2389) or

Email:carmaleta@msn.com

Ranger Program: Longing for the “Good Ol’ Days”
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 10:30 am
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

You’ve heard it before but was it really the “good ol’ days?” Join a ranger on this walk at the Mountain Farm Museum to learn what life was like on an Appalachian mountain farm. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Down on the Farm
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Mountain Farm Museum, Cherokee

Ongoing event. Walk down to the farm and see what pastime activities families may have been be busy with such as hearth cooking, woodworking, or gardening. Demonstration activities vary. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Bats!
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 1:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Bats - Do they really suck blood? Do they really get caught in your hair? Are they friend or foe? Let the Ranger tell you the truth about these amazing creatures and the enemy among them. Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Junior Ranger Program
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 5:00 pm
Where: Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Cherokee

Tree Cookie Area. The National Park Service celebrates 100 years next year! Are you ready to help celebrate? Join a ranger to discover how it all started! Duration: 45 minutes. Accessible.

Ranger Program: Smokemont Night HIke
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 8:45 pm
Where: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop, Smokemont Campground

Move beyond the comfortable glow of the campfire and explore the Smokies nightlife. Limited to 25 participants. Call 828/497-1904 up to four days in advance to make reservations. Duration: Approximately 1 hour. Difficulty: Easy, less than one mile. The Campground is approx. 3.5 miles north of the Park Visitor Center in Cherokee.

The Charlie Daniels Band in Concert
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

The legendary fiddler, guitarist, and singer Charlie Daniels has been performing for half a century. His song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," won Daniels a Grammy for the Best Country vocal performance in 1979, and for several generations of Southerners, his popular hits, "Long Haired Country Boy," and "The South's Gonna Do It Again," are anthems to regional pride.  http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=8&d=8&y=2015&evt=1

Free Concert Featuring Productive Paranoia
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Stemming from the mountains of Haywood County, Productive Paranoia has a unique sound inspired by a variety of music genres, from old time to contemporary folk. Their music will remind you of the old days, when neighbors congregated on their porches to share tunes and stories. More info

The Music in the Mountains free concert series is held every Saturday evening, June 6 -  October 31 in Bryson City

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues in Concert
Date(s): Aug 08, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

As a member of the Muddy Waters Band, Mac Arnold helped shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. In 2012, Mac Arnold was nominated for best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the Blues Music Awards  http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.html

KOA Fishing Tourney
Date(s): Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Where: KOA Campground

For more information contact:

David Masarik  828-497-9187

The Village People in Concert
Date(s): Aug 14, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Recipients of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music. Their impact on music has earned them the title "Kings of Disco" and they have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide.  http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=8&d=14&y=2015&evt=1

Jamey Johnson
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 8:00 pm
Where: arrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

Chart-topping country music artist Jamey Johnson has hit songs to spare. As a songwriter, he's penned No. 1's for artists like Trace Adkins and George Strait, but it's his award-winning solo material that has earned him his latest batch of honors.His fourth studio album, 2012's Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, garnering praise from critics and a Grammy  nomination for Best Country Album

Free Concert Featuring "Blue" & Larry Barnett
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Blue grew up in the Bluegrass Hills of Kentucky, where he learned to play guitar as a boy.  Later, he began experimenting the mandolin, then the banjo, and now you could pretty much say, “if it has strings, Blue can play it – and well!”

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

Back Porch Old Time Music Jam
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
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.

The Jeff Little Trio in Concert
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flatpicked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity  http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.html

Rail Line Wine Experience: The MacNeill Uncorked
Date(s): Aug 15, 2015
When: 9:00 am -1:30 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

A 4.5 hr. Nantahala Gorge specialty train experience featuring wines selected by French Broad Vignerons to pair with your meal. Full service all-adult first class ride in the McNeill car. 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.  http://www.gsmr.com/wine-experience

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Date(s): Aug 21, 2015
When: 9:00 pm
Where: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center

With her jet-black hair and punk attitude, Jett became one of rock's most iconic frontwomen in the early '80s, blowing up charts around the world with muscular hits like "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and "Crimson and Clover." Since then, she hasn't lost a beat, continuing to bring the same mix of talent and sheer ferocity to her adrenalin-filled live shows.  https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee/Shows

Free Concert Featuring Shady Banks
Date(s): Aug 22, 2015
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Shady Banks is a creation that happened in East Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains on the banks of Little River. Sounds like: John Prine, The Avett Brothers, Three Tall Pines, and Hank Williams.

The Henhouse Prowlers in Concert
Date(s): Aug 22, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking to sentimental ballads.

Open Air Indian Market
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 9a - 4p
Where: Qualla Arts & Crafts

Fine Cherokee art, made right before your very eyes by master artisans, using age-old techniques, in broad daylight. Shop for the piece that speaks to you. Purchase the genuine article, made by the real deal.

 

Free Concert Featuring Lois Hornbostel & Ehukai Teves
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Lois and Ehukai are nationally known musicians that specialize in mountain dulcimer, ukulele and several other instruments. Lois is well known as an influential teacher, 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.

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith in Concert
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

Marty Stuart, is a four-time Grammy winner and a platinum recording artist. Hits include "Tempted" and "This One's Gonna Hurt You." Connie Smith has been influencing country music's top artists for decades. In 2012, Connie received the field's highest honor, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.asp?t=i&m=8&d=29&y=2015&evt=1

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Bryson City Train Depot

Board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy the ride along with slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing theHeinzelmannchen Brewery of Sylva, NC. Tickets start at $69 and include a souvenir tasting glass for three samples of finely crafted beer selections. Adults-only & family friendly seating. Call 800-872-4681

The Kruger Brothers in Concert
Date(s): Aug 29, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Stecoah Valley Center

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.  http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.html