HARRAH'S EVENT CENTER
Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, just 12 minutes from The Chalet Inn, this 3,000 seat Events Center hosts some of your favorite acts from Hank Williams, Jr. to Lady Antebellum to Ron White! Before or after the show, try your luck at Harrah's Casino located on the same property. Website
Styx - January 18, 2013
Come on out to Harrah’s Event Center in Cherokee, NC and rock along with Styx! Show time is 9PM on Friday, January 18th. Tickets are $35-$65. For the Styx official website click here.
Jamey Johnson - February 2, 2013
Enjoy some of your favorite country and folk songs with Jamey Johnson at Harrah’s Event Center. His show kicks off at 7:30PM on February 2nd. Tickets are $25-$35. For Jamey’s official website click here.
America’s Got Talent LIVE - February 23, 2013
Featuring this year's winner, Olate Dogs, joined by Landau Eugene Murphy, Eric Dittleman, Spencer Horsman and Anna Graceman and hosted by Jerry Springer, the America's Got Talent LIVE All Stars Tour at Harrah’s Event Center is not to be missed! The action starts at 7:30PM on Saturday, February 23rd. Tickets are $35-$55.
Little Big Town with Kacey Musgraves - March 2, 2013
Enjoy a night of fun at Harrah’s Event Center with Little Big Town. Sing along to some of their hits such as “Boondocks” and “Bring it on Home” to songs off their newest Album entitled “Tornado”. The show starts at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets are $30-$50. For the bands official website click here.
Darius Rucker - March 22, 2013
9:00PM. USA Today raves, "Rucker has made a fine-sounding country album, full of singable choruses, bittersweet fiddle and steel, and guitars with bottomless twang," and Rolling Stone said, "On his Nashville debut, Rucker's rich baritone, sentimental ballads and bright hooks made him the most successful African-American country singer since Charley Pride." Show starts at 9:00PM on Friday, March2 2nd. Tickets are $50. For his offical website click here.
Blake Shelton - March 23, 2013
After a steady rise into the front ranks of the country music world, Blake Shelton has emerged as an across-the-board superstar. For longtime fans, that journey has been one of the most compelling and gratifying show business stories of recent years. Show starts at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 23d. Tickets are $50. For his official website click here.
Alicia Keys - March 27, 2013
Throughout her career Alicia has acquired the title of award winner. She has won nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, three NAACP Awards, two Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, one BET Award, six Soul Train Music Awards, one Soul Train Lady of Soul Award, one People’s Choice Award, and one My VH1 Award. Show starts at 7:30PM on Wednesday, March 27th. Tickets are $50 - $105. For her official website click here.
Celtic Woman - April 26, 2013
The all female global sensation Celtic Woman along with West End Musical stage star Susan McFadden will entertain show goers at Harrah’s Event Center as part of their 60 city “Believe” tour. The music starts at 9PM on Friday, April 26th. Tickets are $35-$55. For their official website click here.
Josh Turner - May 11, 2013
One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train. Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits: "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," "Why Don't We Just Dance" and "All Over Me"." Showtime 7:30PM on Saturday, May 11th. Tickets are $35-$55. For his official website click here.
Aaron Lewis - May 24, 2013
Country singer Aaron Lewis will be performing at the Harrah's Event Center to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Showtime is 9PM and tickets are $25. For his website click here.
Reba McEntire - May 26, 2013
Musican, actress, writer Reba in Concert at Harrah's Event Center during Memorial Day Weekend. Showtime is 7:30PM and tickets are $85-$145. For her official website click here.
Billy Idol - June 21, 2013
Rock stars come and go, but Idol is forever…Billy Idol remains crucial to rock ‘n’ roll. His style, charm, charisma and bravado transcend trends and time. Where would rock music be without him? Would it look the same? Would it sound the same? Who hasn’t chanted along to “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony” or “White Wedding”? See him at Harrah's Event Center at 9PM and and return to your private suite at Chalet Suites.
Tickets are $35-$65.
Gary Allan - June 28, 2013
After a stellar performance last year, Gary Allan will be returning to Harrah's Event Center. He's registered four #1 singles – “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On But The Radio” and “Watching Airplanes” – in addition to such trademark hits such as the lonely “Best I Ever Had” and the swaggering “Right Where I Need To Be.” Allan’s amassed seven gold albums in the process – three of them certified platinum, as well – and maintained the admiration of critics for his unwavering uniqueness. Showtime is 9PM.
Tickets are $50-$75.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located in Franklin, North Carolina, just 30 minutes from The Chalet Inn , this 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility hosts performances to include passion plays, musical productions, drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, with various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, and contemporary Christian. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. With the main focus on family entertainment, this is a place to come and enjoy a good time with all that Franklin has to offer.Website
Tim Hawkins - January 18, 2013
Take part in the laughter as Tim Hawkins takes stage at the SMCPA Theater in Franklin, NC. Tim Hawkins has been entertaining folks of all ages with his genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. With over 100 million views on YouTube and 120 plus sold-out shows every year, Tim has started a gut-busting grassroots revolution of multi-generational proportions. The show starts at 7:30PM on Friday, January 18th. Tickets are $40 for a VIP pass or $25-$30. For his official website click here.
Edens Edge - January 25, 2013
Three talented young musicians from Arkansas make up Edens Edge: Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner, and Cherrill Green. They are making their debut on Big Machine Records with a vibrant sound that honors country music's roots while creatively pushing the envelope with their seasoned musicianship, dazzling harmonies and insightful songwriting. The show starts at 7:30PM on Friday, January 25th. Tickets are $12-$15. For their official website click here.
The Platters: The Legacy - February 14, 2013
Take your Valentine out for a memorable night at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC. The show starts at 7:30PM on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The Platters are known for some of the greatest hits of smooth and classic rock-n-roll, including: "Only You", "The Great Pretender", and "Twilight Time.” Tickets are $20-$25. For their official website click here.
Easton Corbin - March 2, 2013
Sing along with Easton Corbin at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. He broke onto the country music stage back in 2009 and has been making hits ever since. Enjoy some of your favorites with your significant other such as “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” Show starts at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 2nd and tickets are $35-$45. For his official website click here.
Vince Gill - April 5, 2013
Country music star Vince Gill will be entertaining show goers at the SMCPA on Friday, April 5th starting at 7:30PM. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards and 18 CMA Awards to date. Tickets are $45-$65. For his official website click here.
Mike Snider String Band - May 11, 2013
A Grand Ole Opry member since 1990, Mike continues to draw laughter and entertain crowds with his music. Eddie Stubbs, Grand Ole Opry announcer, calls The Mike Snider String Band, "The best string band in the nation" mainly due to the distinctly great sound that comes from playing traditional tunes from across the nation with fresh, engaging arrangements. Showtime is 7:30PM.
Tickets are $15.
Georgia Symphony Orchestra - May 25, 2013
The GSO is constantly redefining what a modern orchestra can be. This 21st Century orchestra focuses on innovative programming, education, and community engagement. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra is directed by Michael Alexander who is also the Director of Orchestral Activities at Kennesaw State University. Showtime is 7PM.
Tickets are $22-$26.
Air Supply - June 14, 2013
Their songs, "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Sweet Dreams", and "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" have each achieved multi-million plays on the radio. The trademark sound of Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Russell's simple yet majestic songs create a unique sound that will forever be known as Air Supply. The show starts at 7:30PM and tickets are $35-45.
Francesca Battistelli - July 12, 2013
Enjoy some of her hits from My Paper Heart on the Christian charts-"I'm Letting Go," "Free To Be Me," "It's Your Life" and "Beautiful Beautiful". Showtime starts at 7:30PM and tickets are $20. For her website click here.
Clint Black - August 9, 2013
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica. Showtime starts at 7:30PM and tickets are $35-$55.
JOHN W. BARDO FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Located on the campus of Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, just 20 minutes from The Chalet Inn sits this elegant 1,000-seat performance hall, with its finely-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system. It plays host all year long to a series of arts events by regional, national and international guests. Website
Savion Glover's SoLe Sanctuary - January 24, 2013
In SoLe Sanctuary, Savion Glover's displays his love for tap dancing. Described by the New York Times as "...barebones and pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home." The performance starts at 7:30PM on Thursday, January 24th. Tickets are $15 to the public. For the official website click here.
The Water Coolers - January 27, 2013
A high-powered, laugh-out-loud musical revue about what we go through just making every work week happen. A witty slice of corporate America, where 9-5 has been replaced by 5-9, where cell phones ruin soccer games, and America's love affair with the palm pilot assures that the office goes with you everywhere. It's everyday life….only funnier! The show starts at 3PM on Sunday, January 27th. Tickets are $20. For their official website click here.
Whitewater Bluegrass Company - February 7, 2013
The Mountain Heritage Center of WCU is hosting this event starting at 7:00PM on Thursday, February 7th and its Free! For over 30 years The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance. For the band's official website click here.
Frank Vignola - February 15, 2013
Enjoy this awesome guitarist performing at the Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center on the campus of WCU. He has played alongside the likes of Ringo Starr and Madonna and will be performing for you on Friday, February 15th at 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale for $20. For his official website click here.
Jazz Festival - April 27, 2013
The 11th annual Jazz Festival's dress rehearsals, and clinics, will be open to public free of charge. Afternoon clinics/master classes beginning at 4PM will be free of charge and will take place in the Bardo Arts Center classrooms. Pavel Wlosok will direct the WCU Jazz Ensemble with featured artist Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone as well as lead his trio featuring former WCU student Mike Holstein on acoustic bass and guest artist from Bratislava, Slovakia Marian Sevcik on drums during the final concert. The evening performance starts at 7:30PM and tickets are $10
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT VENUES:
CONCERTS ON THE CREEK in Sylva, NC
Enjoy a free evening by the creek listening to the best of our local musicians playing and singing everything from bluegrass, to country, to rock, to whatever you call Jimmy Buffet's music. Just bring a lawnchair or a blanket or just come and stand so you can stomp your feet and clap your hands!
June 21st - The Vinyl Brothers Big Band
June 28th - The Nightcrawlers
July 5th - The Sundown Band
July 12th - The Buchanan Boys
July 19th - TBA
July 26th - Mountain Faith
August 2nd - Whitewater Bluegrass Company
August 9th - TBA
August 16th - Steve Weams and The Carribbean Cowboys
August 23rd - Porch 40
August 30th - TBA
AN APPLACHIAN EVENING at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Artists perform on stage in a 300 seat air-conditioned auditorium at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center for ten Saturday evenings late-June through August. This year marks the 14th season for the concert series. All performances start at 7:30PM. Click the band name for additional information.
June 29th - Balsam Range
July 6th - Bankesters
July 13th - The Freight Hoppers
July 20th - The Kruger Brothers
July 27th - The Snyder Family Band
August 3rd - Pop Ferguson Blues Review
August 10th - Town Mountain
August 17th - The Jeff Little Trio
August 24th - The Stray Birds
August 31st - Red June
MUSIC in the MOUNTAINS in Bryson City, NC
Enjoy a free Saturday evening from ? to ? in the Train Depot of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad listening to live music from 6:30 to 8 PM. Local favorites are featured each week.
June 21st - To be Announced (TBA)
June 28th - TBA
July 5th - TBA
THE POUROVER PUB on the Nantahala River
Cold Beer, Live Music, Right by the River. After a great day of adventure, come enjoy local craft beers, wide screen TVs and live music on an open riverside deck. Live Music usually starts between 7-8pm unless otherwise noted.
Schedule of Musicans
Local Restaurants/Wine Cellars/ Pubs having entertainment:
City Lights Cafe in Sylva, NC
Wineseller in Wynesville, NC