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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead — or check with organizer's websites — to verify the status of any local event.

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Thursday, July 2

DRIVE-UP CONCERTS, 7 p.m., Veterans Park, Columbus. The 47th annual Columbus Fire Department singing will be held at 7 p.m. July 2-3.  Four bands will be featured each night. Bands playing on July 2 will include King James Boys, Brazells, Jackson Family and Price Trio. The July 3 bands will include Mike Upright, Brian Birchfield, Fields of Grace and Principles. Admission is free, but donations for the CFD will be accepted at the singing.




Friday, July 3

OPEN STREETS WEEKEND EVENT, 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hemdersonville. The city will hold the second of four in its summer Open Streets Weekend series from July 3 to 5. After a trial Open Streets Weekend in May, City Council recently voted to continue the event through the summer iin an effort to help downtown restaurants and retailers that sustained major financial losses during the required lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic, while side streets remain open, as restaurants and retailers are allowed to expand their operations outside into the street, allowing more space with social distancing. The final event will be held July 31-Aug. 2. Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek outdoor series will feature the Rewind House Band playing blassic rock hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

MARK WILLS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Mark Wills will perform in concert. Regarding Wills, the SMCPA stated, “Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over two decades.  He achieved his first top-charting success at the young age of 23, and has maintained longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of. His mission is to create country music filled with depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through the words. Mark has released a total of seven albums including a patriotic album in 2001, ‘Looking for America.’ As an avid supporter of the U.S. military, he has more than a dozen trips to entertain our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea and Italy, among others. Mark is a dedicated parent, philanthropist, outdoorsman and jokester; but, more than anything else, he is an artist and songwriter who helped to create the foundation for what country music is today.” For tickets, which are $20-$35, visit greatmountainmusic.com or call 524-1598.




Saturday, July 4

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK/FIREWORKS SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek outdoor series will feature the All in One Party Band playing classic rock and soul hits. Also, Fourth of July festivities and a fireworks display about 9:30 p.m. will be highlights. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

MUSIC AT THE TRACKS SERIES, 7-10 p.m, outside the Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade Ave., Landrum, S.C. The Music at the Tracks Summer Music Series will feature the Landrum-based band Lecretia and Thunder Road, which is billed as performing “hard-driving honky-tonk country, with a flavor of Southern rock thrown in for good measure. You’re in for an evening of pure, genuine country tinged with a touch of blues.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

MARS HILL FIREWORKS DISPLAY, 9 p.m., Mars Hill Recreation Park, 690 Park Drive, Mars Hill. The Town of Mars Hill will ignite its annual Independence Day fireworks display. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

HENDERSONVILLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY, 9:30-10 p.m., may be viewed from downtown or the south side of town near Highway 225 South and Highway 176, Hendersonville. A festive Fourth of July fireworks display is scheduled to take place in Hendersonville. A large red balloon will be launched on the morning of the Fourth of July to signify visibility of the fireworks show. “If you can see the ‘big red balloon,’ you can see the fireworks from your location,” an event press release stated. The fireworks launch site is off South Grove Street. “In keeping with distancing guidelines, there will not be a Music on Main concert held this year on July 4th,” the release noted. Instead, the fireworks show will be viewable in downtown Hendersonville and the south side of the town near the intersection of highways 225 South and 176. According to event information on the website, “The fireworks will start at sundown at around 9:30 p.m. Tune into WTZQ AM-1600 & The Q – 95.3 FM for synchronized patriotic music during the fireworks.” For the show, viewers are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

BREVARD DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES, 9:30 p.m., parking lot, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard College, Brevard. The eight-film Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies summer series will show “Jurassic Park.” See June 20 listing for details. For tickets, visit brevardmusic.org.




Friday, July 10

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., the Amphitheater at Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn, S.C. The Sounds of Summer live music series will feature the Upstate band The Shag Doctorz, which plays Carolina beach and shag music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Keil Nathan Smith Band playing classic rock and country hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES, 7-10 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The 2020 Beachin’ Friday series will feature the Catalinas, a long-running, iconic Carolina beach music band that was formed in Charlotte in 1957. Shag lessons will be offered. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Saturday, July 11

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Bohemian Jean band playing classic rock hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

BREVARD DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES, 9:30 p.m., parking lot, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard College, Brevard. The eight-film Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies summer series will show “The Matrix.” See June 20 listing for details. For tickets, visit brevardmusic.org.




Sunday, July 12

MUSIC BY THE LAKE SERIES, 5-7 p.m., next to lake, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock. The annual Music by the Lake series will feature the Apple Country String Band, which plays acoustic Americana music. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors to the Technology Education Development Center. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Friday, July 17

OPEN STREETS WEEKEND EVENT, 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hemdersonville. The city will hold the third of four in its summer Open Streets Weekend series from July 17 to 19. After a trial Open Streets Weekend in May, City Council recently voted to continue the event through the summer iin an effort to help downtown restaurants and retailers that sustained major financial losses during the required lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic, while side streets remain open, as restaurants and retailers are allowed to expand their operations outside into the street, allowing more space with social distancing. The final event will be held July 31-Aug. 2. Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Summer Brooke and Mountain Faith band playing bluegrass and gospel music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., the Amphitheater at Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn, S.C. The Sounds of Summer live music series will feature the Greenville-based Jamie Wright Band, which plays rhythm and blues, soul and jazz music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Admission is free.

BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES, 7-10 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The 2020 Beachin’ Friday series will feature the the Rhythm City Band, playing Carolina beach and shag music. Shag lessons will be offered. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

ELVIS TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Travis LeDoyt will perform in “A Tribute to the King,” saluting Elvis Presley. Regarding LeDoyt, the SMCPA noted that he “is known as ‘the world’s best’ at portraying young Elvis Presley in his prime in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  His uncanny resemblance to the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ has audiences gasping when he takes the stage. Once he begins to sing and dance, fans are truly captivated by the authenticity of LeDoyt’s performance, even garnering high praise from those who knew Elvis personally.  Sold-out shows and repeat engagements around the world further attest to LeDoyt’s impeccable ability to capture the very essence of ‘The King’ and leave fans waiting more.” For tickets, visit, greatmountainmusic.com or call 524-1598.




Saturday, July 18

MUSIC AT THE TRACKS SERIES, 7-10 p.m, outside the Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade Ave., Landrum, S.C. The Music at the Tracks Summer Music Series will feature the Greenville-based Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band, playing “classic rock ‘n’ roll” and Carolina beach music. The meteorologist Roper also is widely known as a meteorolgist with Greenvlle’s WSPA-TV. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

BREVARD DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES, 9:30 p.m., parking lot, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard College, Brevard. The eight-film Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies summer series will show “Avengers: Endgame.” See June 20 listing for details. For tickets, visit brevardmusic.org.




Monday, July 20

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE! CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center Stage, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 2020 concert series, billed as featuring a diverse lineup of folk, country and blues performers, will make its 2020 debut with the rock band 28 Pages. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair. Admission is free.




Friday, July 24

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center Stage, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The classic soul band The Business will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Dancing is prohibited because of the pandemic. The Business, based in Asheville and featuring Jim Arrendell as lead singer, bills itself as “a good-timing, highly energetic and entertaining soul band. We take our audiences on a trip back to the great dance hits of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Our repertoire includes songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Earth Wind and Fire and much more.” Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Darren & the Buttered Toast band playing soul, rock and funk hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., the Amphitheater at Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn, S.C. The Sounds of Summer live music series will feature the Spartanburg-based Power 2 Party band, which bills itself as “a 12-piece musical powerhouse that takes you on a musical ride from yesterday’s favorite crowd pleasers to today’s biggest radio hits.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Admission is free.


Friday, July 24

BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES, 7-10 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The 2020 Beachin’ Friday series will feature the Tams, a long-running and iconic band from Atlanta playing Carolina beach and shag music. Shag lessons will be offered. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

ANNIE MOSES BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Annie Moses Band will perform in a show titled “Rhapsody In Bluegrass & Prodigy On A Mission.” Regarding the band, the SMCPA stated that it “began in a cotton field in North Texas during the Great Depression. Annie Moses, the band’s great-grandmother, picked cotton for a wealthy landowner and scrimped and saved to pay for a few piano lessons for her daughter, Jane. Flash forward to now with the creation of the Annie Moses Band, whose eclectic sound reflected the family’s unique blend of roots music and classical polish. In 2010 they founded the nonprofit Annie Moses Foundation, which nurtures the artistic development of families and supports the annual Summer Music Festival featuring dozens of aspiring young performers. This event brings the Summer Music Festival to stages across the south allowing the students to display their amazing talents alongside the Annie Moses Band.” For tickets, which are $20-$33, visit greatmountainmusic.com or call 524-1598.




Saturday, July 25

“TOM SAWYER” MUSICAL PRODUCTION, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. An original Broadway musical production of “Tom Sawyer” will be presented for two days. The second presentation will be at 3 p.m. July 26. As for the show, the SMCPA stated, “From the genius of Mark Twain’s classic American novel and in collaboration with the award-winning songwriters and creators, the Annie Moses Band, comes an original Broadway musical production. The iconic story, brimming with brilliant new songs and retaining Twain’s idiomatic humor, is set in the heartland of America and told in faithful detail as an adaptation the author himself would be proud to watch. The full effect sends audiences on a rip-roaring good time. Featuring a special guest appearance by Josh Turner in the role of Mark Twain.” For tickets, which are $12 and $17, visit greatmountainmusic.com or call 524-1598.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Mile High Band playing rock and country hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Sunday, July 26

MUSIC BY THE LAKE SERIES, 5-7 p.m., next to lake, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock. The annual Music by the Lake series will feature Tom Fisch, who plays a mix of traditional folk and country music. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors to the Technology Education Development Center. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.



Monday, July 27

STREET DANCES, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center stage, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The street Dances series will feature Appalachian Fire playing mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging on Monday July 27, August 10, 24 & September 14. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Friday, July 31

OPEN STREETS WEEKEND EVENT, 9 a.m.- 10 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hemdersonville. The city will hold the finale of four in its summer Open Streets Weekend series from July 31-Aug. 2. After a trial Open Streets Weekend in May, City Council recently voted to continue the event through the summer iin an effort to help downtown restaurants and retailers that sustained major financial losses during the required lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic, while side streets remain open, as restaurants and retailers are allowed to expand their operations outside into the street, allowing more space with social distancing. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center Stage, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Johnnie Blackwell Band will perform classic rock music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Dancing is prohibited for safety reasons because of the coronavirus pandemic.. Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Tuxedo Junction band playing “classic hits.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., the Amphitheater at Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn, S.C. The Sounds of Summer live music series will feature the Greenville-based Eric Weiler Group, which plays rock, pop and blues. Weiler’s website states, “There are people who play the guitar and then there is Eric Weiler. One minute Eric can conjure up the vibe of B.B. King, then morph his sound into a (Eric) Clapton-esque vibe and then eerily summon the soul of Jimi Hendrix lighting up the stage every time. Some have even asked if he has gone to the crossroads and sold his soul for these abilities... “ Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Admission is free

BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES, 7-10 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The 2020 Beachin’ Friday series will feature the Cat 5 Band, playing Carolina beach and shag music. Shag lessons will be offered. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase from food trucks and vendors. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Monday, Aug. 3

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE! CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center Stage, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 2020 concert series, billed as offering a diverse lineup of folk, country and blues performers, will feature the Mojo Brothers Blues Band. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair. Admission is free.




Friday, Aug. 7

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center Stage, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Home Brood Band will perform classic rock, folk-rock and classic country music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Dancing is prohibited for safety reasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. Admission is free.

CONCERTS ON THE CREEK, 7-9 p.m., Bridge Park Pavilion, Sylva. The 2020 Concerts on the Creek series will feature the Dashboard Blue band playing “classic hits.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Monday, Aug. 10

STREET DANCES, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center stage, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The street Dances series will feature Blue Ridge Tradition playing mountain heritage bluegrass music, a,nd the Lake Lure Cloggers. The event will continue Aug. 24 and Sept. 14. The evening starts at 6:30pm, when the caller, teaches audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun led by the evening’s clogging group. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Sunday, Aug. 16

MUSIC BY THE LAKE SERIES, 5-7 p.m., next to lake, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock. The annual Music by the Lake series will feature Pretty Little Goats, performing grassroots old-time music. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors to the Technology Education Development Center. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.



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