Music by the River | Cherokee, NC

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Music by the River

Friday, June 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

"Music by the River" Returns for a Summer of Family Fun!

6/16 - Thompson Brothers

This talented acoustic duo will surely captivate you with their soulful melodies and exceptional musicianship.

6/23 - Eastern Blue Band

Expect a soul-sitrring blues performance and prepare to be moved by their electrifying music and heartfelt lyrics that transcend genre boundaries.

6/24 - Tribe Called Praise

Prepare for an uplifting gospel experience that will inspire and uplift the spirits of all in attendance.

6/30 - Runningwolf Band

Experience a unique blend of country and blues. Their infectious energy and unforgettable tunes are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on music enthusiasts of all kinds.


Cherokee Water Beetle Stage

486 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Fly Fishing Team USA National Championship

Monday, February 26 to Thursday, February 29

40 Anglers take to Tribal Waters

2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.

Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Join the local Cherokee people as they celebrate two local favorites, rainbow trout and ramps

At this community festival, savor a "taste of Cherokee" plate with fresh ramps, locally caught trout, potatoes, slaw and cornbread, dessert, and drink!

Bring your whole family and enjoy some good bluegrass music from the Wiregrass band, great clogging from the famous J. Creek Cloggers who were featured on the Emmy Awards Show in 2022 and get a chance to win some great door prizes.

Sample Trips