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  • July 4 Festivities and Concerts on the Creek

  • July 4, 2017

          After a seven-year hiatus, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce proudly brought fireworks back to downtown Sylva in 2015. The fireworks will return for a third year in a row on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
         This year’s special event will feature a spectacular concert by The Business, one of the area’s finest R & B/soul bands followed by an impressive fireworks show when the sun goes down. The fireworks will be shot from property in the Sunrise Park district donated for use by Wayne Smith.
         “We owe Wayne a huge thank you for allowing us to shoot fireworks from his property,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Hooper Spiro. “People will be able to see them from all over downtown Sylva.”
         There will be food and fun for all ages at this family-friendly celebration. For more information, call
    828-586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com.

  • Concerts on the Creek

         These mountains are known as much for the music that comes out of them as they are for their picturesque vistas, cascading waterfalls and alluring trails.
         Some of the world’s finest musicians have come from Western North Carolina and that rich tradition carries on today.
         Here in Jackson County, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce team up to produce the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park gazebo in Sylva every Friday from 7-9 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day.
         Concerts on the Creek events are free and open to the public with  donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the shows. Occasionally, these events will feature food truck and craft beer vendors as well.
         Following are the scheduled dates for the eighth annual Concerts on the Creek in 2017.   
         May 26: Robertson Boys (Bluegrass)
         June 2: Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (Bluegrass)
         June 9: Darren and the Buttered Toast (Funk/Soul/R&B/Rock)
         June 16: Topper Voices of Rock (Classic Rock & Sou)
         June 23: Buchanan Boys (Rock)
         June 30: Dashboard Blue (Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Beach)
         * Tuesday, July 4: Fireworks Festivities, 6:30-9:30 p.m.- Concert by The Business (R&B/Soul),
    fireworks at dark.

         July 7: Darren Nicholson Band (Americana)
         July 14: Ol’ Dirty Bathtub (Americana/Country/Bluegrass)
         July 21: Colby Deitz Band (Americana/Rock)
         July 28: Mountain Faith (Bluegrass/Gospel)
         Aug. 4: PMA (Reggae/Fusion)
         Aug. 11: Tuxedo Junction (Classic Hits)
         Aug. 18: Porch 40 (Rock/Funk)
         Aug. 25: Lyric (Rock/Soul/R&B/Funk)
         Sept. 1: Sundown Band (Classic Pop/Rock/Country)

         (Check www.mountainlovers.com or Facebook for updates.)

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