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:


Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering

Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering presents the opportunity for gourd artists from across the United States and Canada to meet for one long weekend a year to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists’ Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary; classes often fill up quickly.

Come on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to see our wonderful displays of finished gourds for raffle, auction, and theme contest. On Sunday, there will still be plenty of opportunities to shop, but our large displays will be dismantled as the display gourds will have been given to the various activity winners.


Cherokee Bonfire

Saturday, July 31 from 7:00 pm to 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.:

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, May 22–September 29, 2021.


Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering

Sunday, August 1 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering presents the opportunity for gourd artists from across the United States and Canada to meet for one long weekend a year to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists’ Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary; classes often fill up quickly.

Come on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to see our wonderful displays of finished gourds for raffle, auction, and theme contest. On Sunday, there will still be plenty of opportunities to shop, but our large displays will be dismantled as the display gourds will have been given to the various activity winners.


Cherokee Bonfire

Sunday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 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.:

Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, May 22–September 29, 2021.


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