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  • Welcome to the Great Smoky 
    Mountains and Jackson County, North Carolina

  • Concerts on the Creek return Memorial Day weekend

    Music is as synonimous with this region as the mountains themselves. Western North Carolina has produced some of the world’s finest musicians and is home to a thriving live music scene. 

    Here in Jackson County, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park gazebo. 

    These events are free and open to the public with  donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket.

    Following are the scheduled dates for Concerts on the Creek. Check www.mountainlovers.com or Facebook for updates and more information.

    Concerts on the Creek is a Blue Ridge Music Trail partner. 

    Concerts on the Creek  

    Every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 7-9 p.m., at the Bridge Park gazebo stage in Sylva. 

    May 22: Productive Paranoia (folk/bluegrass)

    May 29: Sundown (rock)

    June 5: (PMA) Postivie Mental Attitude (reggae/rock)

    June 12: Corbitt Brothers (outlaw country)

    June 19: Emporium (rock)

    June 26: 96.5 House Band (classic hits)

    July 3: Dashboard Blue (rock/rhythm & blues/beach) 

    *Saturday, July 4: Fireworks Festivities at dark, 4-6 p.m.- Darren Nicholson & Friends featuring David Holt (bluegrass); 6:30-9:30 p.m.- The Business (rhythm & blues) 

    July 10: Owner of the Sun (Americana)

    July 17: Lisa Price Band (country/rock/bluegrass)

    July 24: Buchanan Boys (country/rock)

    July 31: Robertson Boys (bluegrass)

    Aug. 7: Porch 40 (southern funk rock)

    Aug. 14: Mountain Faith (bluegrass/gospel)

    Aug. 21: Mangas Colorado (Americana/folk/rock)

    Aug. 28: Unspoken Tradition (bluegrass)

    For more information, visit our July 4 Fireworks Celebration and Concerts on the Creek page. 

  • Lasher Jr.'s Down Home Tour coming to Sylva


    This spring, Ingles Markets will sponsor an eight-stop concert tour for the Joe Lasher Jr. Band that will include Sylva’s Bridge Park Pavilion at 6 p.m., on May 9, presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  

    The “Down Home Tour” will visit towns across Western North Carolina.  Tickets for each concert are $7 at the gate or five non-perishable canned food items. All proceeds will benefit local MANNA FoodBank partner agencies.  Sylva’s concert will benefit the Community Table. 

    The money and food raised at each venue will remain in the county where the performance takes place.  The radio station 99.9 KISS Country will also be involved with the tour and its promotion.

    “I was born and raised here,” Lasher says, “and being able to use what gifts I have to be able to help others is really a blessing to me.  And I’m thrilled to be able to work with an amazing corporate partner like Ingles to try and make a difference.”

    For more information, call the chamber at 828-586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com or contact Amy Grimes, Director of The Community Table at 828-586-6782 or e-mail her at ctofjackson@gmail.com.

    For other tour dates and locations visit www.ingles-markets.com or www.JoeLasherJr.com.


  • Located in the North Carolina Mountains and right in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, Jackson County is the ideal location for your next mountain getaway. Whatever it is you are looking for in your trip, we have it, from great accommodations, including cabin rentals, to wonderful activities, including rafting, hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, and camping. Jackson county creek

    Once you’ve found the right place to stay, whether it is a quaint Great Smoky Mountain cabin, or a friendly bed & breakfast, you will be ready to start you adventure in the North Carolina Mountains. If you enjoy fishing, the Tuckasegee River and many lakes and streams offer superb options, or you can take in the mountain scenery and wildlife on one of the area’s many hiking trails. Maybe you want to test your golf game and you can do just that on one of Jackson County’s many classic mountain golf courses. 

    Dillsboro LuminariesJourney back to the days of yesteryear as Dillsboro presents its annual Festival of Lights and Luminaries. Experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! 2500 luminaries light your way to shops and studios. Horse and buggy rides available each night from 5-8 pm (cost + tips). Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa at Town Hall.

    When you plan your next mountain vacation to Jackson County and the Great Smoky Mountains, you will want to be sure that you select just the right accommodations for your visit. The options here in the North Carolina Mountains are certainly diverse and offer something for everyone and every budget. There’s so much just waiting for you to enjoy in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.


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