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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 15th annual season will start on Friday, May 24 (Memorial Day weekend) and end on Friday, Aug. 30 (Labor Day weekend). That will be 15 Fridays of Concerts on the Creek, with the Fireworks Festivities and concert on Thursday, July 4 sprinkled in for good measure.

We are so excited to announce that on May 22, 2024, Concerts on the Creek finished No. 6 in the US Today's Top 10 Best Outdoor Concert Series events for 2024. Thanks to the USA Today and to our friends, supporters and community for voting for us.

Read the full press release here:

Here is the 2024 schedule:

  • Friday, May 24: TLQ+2, classic rock covers (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 31: Southern Vantage, classic rock and country hits (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 7: Flashback Band, classic rock hits from the 80s and more (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 14: Whiskey Mountain Band, classic rock and country favorites (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 21: The V8s, classic rock, motown, beach favorites, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 28: Darren Nicholson Band, bluegrass, traditional country, Americana and award-winning originals (7-9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 4: Fireworks Festivities, Gotcha Groove, classic rock/pop/soul/Motown/beach/R&B classics (6:30-9:30 p.m.) *Fireworks display at dark
  • Friday, July 5: Arnold Hill, rock/alternative originals/covers, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 12: Tuxedo Junction, classic hits, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 19: Asheville Junction, bluegrass and Americana, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 26: PMA, roots/reggae/dub/fusion, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 2: Natti Love Joys, roots reggae, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 9: Robertson Boys, bluegrass, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 16: Shane Meade & The Sound, original rock/Americana (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 23: Dashboard Blue, classic hits, (7-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 30: Maggie Valley Band, original American/country/rock, (7-9 p.m.)

These events are free with donations encouraged. Everyone is welcome. Dogs must be on a leash. No smoking, vaping, coolers or tents allowed. Bring a chair or blanket. We will have food trucks available on select nights.

"Most importantly, these concerts are provided in part by our friends, members and partners/sponsors in the community," said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Donaldson.

This year, those partners are:


  • Harris Regional Hospital
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort​


  • iHeart Radio/KISS Country FM 99.9
  • Mountain Credit Union
  • Stanberry Insurance
  • Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air
  • Western Carolina University


  • Airman Heating & Air
  • BalsamWest
  • Champion Credit Union
  • Duke Energy
  • Jackson County Economic Development
  • Optimum
  • Pepsi Cola
  • Rodgers Brothers Restaurant


  • Andy Shaw Ford
  • Bernie Gilchrist Realty
  • Blossman Gas
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Ridenour & Goss Law Office
  • ServisFirst Bank
  • Southwestern Community College
  • State Farm Insurance-Charles Wolfe Agency

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

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