• 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., typically from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

    The 11th annual season will start later than usual due to Covid on Friday, July 2 and end on Friday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day weekend). That will be eight Fridays of Concerts on the Creek, with the Fireworks Festivities (July 4), the Hook, Line and Drinker Festival (Saturday, Aug. 21) and Greening Up the Mountains Festival (Aug. 28) sprinkled in for good measure.

    Here is the schedule:
    Friday, July 2: Terry Lynn Queen, Scott Baker and Tim Queen, Classic rock hits (7-9 p.m.)
    Sunday, July 4: Fireworks Festivities with the All in One Band, Classic R&B, funk, rock, beach hits (6-9:30 p.m.)
    Friday, July 9: Darren Nicholson Band, bluegrass & classic country (7-9 p.m.)
    Friday, July 16: Rewind House Band, classic rock hits (7-9 p.m.)
    Friday, July 23: Dashboard Blue, classic hits, beach, oldies (7-9 p.m.)
    Friday, July 30: Arnold Hill Band, alternative rock originals and classics, (7-9 p.m.)
    Friday, Aug. 6: Shane Meade & the Sound, rock originals and classics, (7-9 p.m.)
    Friday, Aug. 13: Get Right Band, psychedelic indie rock, (7-9 p.m.)
    Saturday, Aug. 21: Hook, Line and Drinker Festival with the Carolina Soul Band (3-7 p.m.)
    Saturday, Aug. 28: Greening Up the Mountains Festival, multiple bands, (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    Friday, Sept. 3: SKA City, classic ska, two tone, and Trojan rocksteady (7-9 p.m.)
    These events are free with donations encouraged. Everyone is welcome. Dogs must be on a leash. No coolers, no smoking and no alcohol please. Bring a chair or blanket. We ask that anyone who is not yet vaccinated to please practice social distancing, proper hand sanitizing and preferably to wear a mask. If you've been vaccinated, you are welcome to attend without a mask.


    For more information, please contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155, visit our Facebook page, or visit us online at www.mountainlovers.com.

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