Canceled in 2020, reduced in 2021, for 2022 Concerts on the Creek returns to its full schedule – live music every Friday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A bonus 4th of July show will feature fireworks.
The City of Sylva, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce produce concerts on the creek in Bridge Park on Fridays from 7-9 p.m.
Season 13 begins Friday, May 27 and ends Friday, September 2 with 15 Free Music Fridays in between, plus the Monday bonus event.
“We will be celebrating the 4th, so the fireworks will be on July 4th,” said Julie Donaldson, director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “Our group will be Crocodile Smile. We will have children’s activities organized by Jackson County Parks and Rec.
July 1 is a big night for the show, Donaldson said.
“We have the Darren Nicholson Band, one of our biggest bands, a very popular band,” she said. “He’s from Jackson County and is in (bluegrass band) Balsam Range.”
A post on the band’s Facebook page read, “I can’t wait to get back to Sylva NC this year!! Bringing our new music from “Man on A Mission” to Concerts on the Creek. »
“Man on a Mission” is a six-song release from the band in 2021.
Here is the complete program:
• May 27: Terri Lynn Queen, Tim Queen and Scott Baker, classic rock.
• June 3: Robertson Boys, bluegrass.
• June 10: Maggie Valley Band, rock, alternative country, Americana.
• June 17: Arnold Hill Band, original alternative rock and classics.
• June 24: Rewind House Band, classic rock/pop hits.
• July 1: Darren Nicholson Band, bluegrass, Americana, classic country.
• Monday July 4: Crocodile Smile Band, (6.30pm-9.30pm), with fireworks at nightfall.
• July 8: Jacktown Ramblers, hard core bluegrass, gypsy jazz.
• July 15: Summit Church Band, rock/pop/country/praise covers and originals.
• July 22: Caribbean Cowboys, classic beach hits, Jimmy Buffett covers.
• July 29: Shane Meade & The Sound, original rock.
• August 5: Super ’60s Band, classic hits.
• August 12: Tuxedo Junction, classic hits.
• August 19: SKA City, ska music.
• August 26: Dashboard Blue, classic hits, beach hits, 60s and 70s.
• September 2: Alma Russ Band, Americana, country/bluegrass originals and covers.
Alcoholic beverages aren’t traditionally part of the concert series, but this year might be different.
City leaders voted to establish a “social district” in the downtown area, allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages outside of current establishments. Bridge Park would be part of the neighborhood, and as the social neighborhood is currently offered, attendees could bring alcoholic beverages purchased from a vendor in the neighborhood to the shows.
Events are free and donations are encouraged. Dogs must be kept on a leash. No coolers or smokers are allowed.
Chairs and/or blankets are recommended.
“We ask anyone who is not yet vaccinated to please practice social distancing, good hand sanitization and preferably wear a mask,” a House statement said. “If you have been vaccinated, you can come without a mask.”
For more information, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 586-2155, visit the Facebook page or online at www.mountainlovers.com.
Applications are now being accepted for food truck vendors. Any food truck licensed to operate in Bridge Park is welcome to apply.