In a county known for its love of music, the 13th Annual Mountain Song Festival will be held Sept. 7-19 at the Brevard Music Center. This year’s lineup features headliners Robert Earl Keen on Friday; the Steep Canyon Rangers on Saturday and the Taj Mahal Trio on Sunday.
Local clubs also provide regular live music, including 185 King Street. For more information, go to www.185kingst.com. Oskar Blues Brewery, located off the Old Hendersonville Highway, also offers regular music at its bar, the Tasty Weasel Brevard. For more information, go to www.nctastyweasel.tumblr.com.
Other music venues include Ecusta Brewing at 49 Pisgah Highway in Pisgah Forest (www.ecusta brewing.com) and WooHoo! Events & Brews, 1065 Rosman Highway in Brevard (www.woohoo brevard.com).
For those interested in more traditional music, Silvermont mansion on East Main Street in Brevard hosts free “Mountain Music” every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday night musical jamborees, from 7 until 9 p.m., are also held at the Lake Toxaway Community Center. For more information, go to www.toxawaycc.com. Another regular time and location to hear some bluegrass music is from 7 until 9 p.m. most Saturdays at the Cathey’s Creek Community Center. The center is located on Island Ford Road. For more information, call (828) 883-3557.
The folks at the Balsam Grove Community Center, about 9 miles up N.C. 215 from U.S. 64 and just past the fire department on the right, also host regular jam sessions. For more information, call (828) 883-8011. Above are only some of the musical happenings in Transylvania County, so keep your ear to the ground and pick up a copy of The Transylvania Times for all the latest musical events.
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