Music by the River | Cherokee, NC

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Music by the River

Tuesday, June 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy free, open-air musical performances by the river Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in downtown Cherokee at the Beetle Stage (by the Welcome Center). Enjoy music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the River Stage (Downtown). Performances include rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, gospel and country, and are staged near local eateries, shopping, and downtown water features with room to dance along.

Beetle Stage (by the Welcome Center)
Tuesday, June 4: Barefoot McCoy-Folk Rock
Thursday, June 6: Legends In our Own Minds-Classic Country
Tuesday, June 11: The Maggie Valley Band-Dark Appalachian
Thursday, June 13: Shaun Abbott-Country
Tuesday, June 18: Al Lossiah-Blues
Thursday, June 6/20: Robert and the Renegades-Country
Tuesday, June 6/25: The Get Right Band-Psychedelic Indie Rock
Thursday, June 27: Trippin Hardie Band-70's to present
Tuesday, July 2: Arnold Hill-Americana/Rock
Thursday, July 4: AM Superstar-Rock
Tuesday, July 9: Ian Ridenhour-Alternative Rock
Thursday, July 11: Salty Dog and the County-Alternative Rock/Pop
Tuesday, July 16: Barefoot McCoy-Folk Rock
Thursday, July 18: Simple Folk-Alternative Folk Rock/Americana
Tuesday, July 23: Sugah & The Cubes-Blues/Soul/R&B
Thursday, July 25: A36 Band-Rock

River Stage (Downtown)
Friday, June 7: The Maggie Valley Band-Dark Appalachian
Friday, June 14: AM Superstar-Rock
Friday, June 21: Geoff McBride-Mixture
Friday, June 28: Salty Dog-Alternative Rock/Pop
Friday, July 5: Al Lossiah-Blues
Friday, July 12: Shaun Abbott-Country
Friday, July 19: Trippin Hardie Band-70's to present
Friday, July 26: Arnold Hill-Americana/Rock

Saturday performances are TBD.


Location:

Downtown Cherokee

Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Cherokee Welcome Center
Phone: 800.438.1601
Email:


“Unto These Hills”

Saturday, July 2 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bring a blanket and an appetite for heart-pounding drama.

You can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. Millions of people have witnessed America’s most powerful drama, which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world. A place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities.


Cherokee Summer Carnival

Saturday, July 2 from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Cherokee Summer Carnival presents family-friendly fun with a variety of vendors, food, games, karaoke, and literally dozens of carnival rides. The gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival is a summer celebration you won't want to miss. Entrance is free to the public.

Ride ticket prices: 
$20 - Unlimited rides
$3–$5 - Individually purchased rides
$1–$3 - Games


“Unto These Hills”

Saturday, July 2 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bring a blanket and an appetite for heart-pounding drama.

You can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. Millions of people have witnessed America’s most powerful drama, which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world. A place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities.


Cherokee Bonfire

Wednesday, June 1 from 7:00 pm to Monday, October 31 at 9:00 pm

Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves.

Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting way to interact with the rich details of the Cherokee people and their stories. Get your room reserved in Cherokee, grab a blanket and someone close to you, and enjoy a cultural experience only Cherokee can offer.

The Bonfire stories crackles from 7:00–9:00 p.m. on the following dates at Oconaluftee Islands Park, on Tsali Blvd.:

May 28-30 and then Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, June 1–October 31, 2022.


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