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:


Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 23 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA), the Strawberry Festival features fresh berries, delicious recipes, strawberry products, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free to the public. 

Entertainment/Event Schedule:
9 a.m.
Opening ceremony
Concession stand opens
Strawberry Legends: adult and youth

10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Children’s strawberry themed table activities

11 a.m.
Children's activities and Miss Strawberry Shortcake

1 p.m.
Concession stand closes

2 p.m.
Adult and youth contests
Prizes awarded     

4 p.m.
End of festival                  


Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit lets you 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. 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 22, 2020. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. 


The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, July 12

In honor of Tim Hill, a longtime employee at our very own trout hatchery who sadly passed away far too soon, we’re inviting you to fish and compete in this fun and lucrative tournament in his name. 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 fish in rivers all across the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters), which will be stocked with tagged fish.

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. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, July 10, 2020. 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. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. 


The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6

It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. Your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit lets you compete 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 located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, September 4, 2020. 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. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 


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