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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:


Cherokee’s Annual Opening Day Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28

For 2021, Cherokee's fishing season “opening day” will be March 27, and we are offering you 20,000 reasons to get excited about it.

Our Opening Day Fishing Tournament requires a $15 entry fee and a $17 two-day fishing permit to compete for $20,000 in tagged fish. You’ll be competing in the rivers on the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes ranging from $25 to $5,000 at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day.

Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or online at FishCherokee.com by Friday, March 26, 2021. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. 

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.


Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. With your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit, you can compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded.

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at FishCherokee.com by Friday, May 28, 2021. 

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.


The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, July 25

Who’s Tim, and why are we honoring him?

As many of you know, this tournament honors Tim Hill, a longtime employee at our very own trout hatchery who sadly passed too soon. Several years ago, Cherokee’s Fisheries & Wildlife Management Division created this fun and lucrative tournament in his name. 

Did we mention the $10,000 purse?

With a registration fee of $15 and a two-day fishing permit for $17, you’ll be fishing for your share of $10,000 by catching beautiful trout in rivers all across the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters), which will be stocked with tagged fish. When you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, July 23, 2021. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. 

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.


The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

Saturday, September 4 to Sunday, September 5

The trout, the purse, and the bragging rights are the biggest of the year.

With your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit, you’ll be competing for your share of $20,000 in the pristine freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters). Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office, 517 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719, which is across the street from Cherokee Welcome Center off Hwy 441. Prize redemption hours are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, September 3, 2021. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. 

Fisheries & Wildlife Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or amend any tournament or event due to catastrophes, pandemics, states of emergency, adverse weather, etc.


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