The Cherokee Summer Concert Series: Your Vacation Soundtrack is Here!6.3.2019
Planning on visiting Cherokee, NC, this summer? Do you enjoy live music? Well then the Cherokee Summer Concert Series was made for you! New this year, the Cherokee Summer Concert Series is a lineup of shows at the Cherokee Fair Grounds on select Fridays and Saturday, with popular headliners including Edwin McCain, Colt Ford, Kevin Locke, Eve 6, The Kentucky Headhunters, Drive-By Truckers, and Uncle Si & The Sicotics.
The shows span different musical styles, including good ol’ country and blues, rock ‘n; roll, hip-hop, soul—and there’s even a flute festival in the mix! Check out the dates, times, and lineups below. With strong local followings, those shows will fill up fast, so get your tickets now. Buy day passes or save with a combo pass. While you’re at it, book a hotel, bring some friends, and make a weekend out of it!
Weekend #1: June 28 & 29
The first weekend of music kicks off with headliners Edwin McCain on June 28 and Colt Ford on June 29. Don’t miss Erica Nicole, whose powerful performances are reminiscent of her musical idol, Tina Turner. And then there’s Cowboy Troy’s unique blend of hip-hop (hick hop!), which blends elements of rap into country music.
(Edwin McCain, courtesy of the artist)
2-2:45 p.m.: Steven Phillips Band
3-3:45 p.m.: Kaitlyn Baker
4-5 p.m.: Erica Nicole
5:30-7 p.m.: Edwin McCain
(Colt Ford, courtesy of the artist)
2-2:45 p.m.: Andalyn
3-3:45 p.m.: Matt Stillwell
4-5 p.m.: Cowboy Troy
5:30-7 p.m.: Colt Ford
Weekend #2: July 12, Flute Festival
Kevin Locke, who is known throughout the world as the preeminent player of the indigenous North Plains flute, will headline the Cherokee Summer Concert Series Flute Festival on July 12. Kevin is an educator, ￼Hoop Dancer, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, and recording artist. The evening also features Matt Tooni and John Toineeta, who are local Cherokee talents, and Rona Yellow Robe, who was named flute player of the year at the 2014 and 2016 Native American Music Awards.
(Kevin Locke, courtesy of the artist)
1-1:30 p.m.: Emerson Begay
1:30-2 p.m.: Danny Begay
2-2:30 p.m.: Matt Tooni
2:30-3 p.m.: John Toineeta
3-4 p.m.: Tony Duncan
4-5 p.m.: Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle
5-6 p.m.: Rona Yellow Robe
6-7 p.m.: Kevin Locke
Weekend #2, July 13
Eve 6 headlines on July 13, with their unmistakable rock sound, made famous by their hit singles “Inside Out,” “Here’s to the Night,” and “Victoria.” The musical assortment for this day is a blend of foot-stompin’ country, folk, rock, and blues.
(Eve 6, courtesy of the artist)
2-2:45 p.m.: PMA
3-3:45 p.m.: Beggars Clan
4-5 p.m.: Seth Cook
5:30-7 p.m.: Eve 6
Weekend #3, July 26 & 27
We’re pleased to bring local favorites Drive-By Truckers to Cherokee, NC, along with Grammy-winning artists The Kentucky Headhunters. From the “Lynyrd Skynyrd stylings” of the Artimus Pyle Band to Porch 40, our third concert series of the season is made for grabbing your partner and dancing into the evening.
(The Kentucky HeadHunters, courtesy of the artist)
2-2:45 p.m.: The Toppers Band
3-3:45 p.m.: Blue Paint Band
4-5 p.m.: Swon Brothers
5:30-7 p.m.: The Kentucky Headhunters
(Drive-By Truckers, courtesy of the artist)
2-2:45 p.m.: Cecil Gray Band
3-3:45 p.m.: Brother Hawk
4-5 p.m.: Porch 40
5:30-7 p.m.: Drive-By Truckers
Summer Concert Series: August 3
Our Summer Concert Series finishes up with headliners Uncle Si & The Sicotics, with Duck Dynasty’s own Si Robertson (Uncle Si), front and center. Their sound is back porch pickin’ to hip-hop rhythm and sweet guitar riffs you’ll never forget. Earlier in the day, don’t miss Craig Wayne Boyd (season 7 winner of The Voice) and Josh Gracin (fourth place finalist on the second season of American Idol).
3-4 p.m.: Craig Wayne Boyd
4:30-5:30 p.m. Josh Gracin
6-7 p.m.: Uncle Si & The Sicotics
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds
545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719