The tiny village of Brasstown and town of Hayesville near the Georgia border are a hotbed of traditional mountain music in the Smokies. John C. Campbell Folk School Friday night concerts are popular with both locals and visitors. Want to learn more about this very American kind of music? Learn to play an instrument, dance, or explore the history of traditional Appalachian music at the Folk School. Or just join the fun at their weekly contradances and square dances.
You will also find Summer Concerts Series on the Square in Hayesville on Friday nights through September 9. These are but two of the sites in the Smokies along the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina. A guidebook, The Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, is available at BlueRidgeMusicNC.com, where you’ll also find listings of events and schedules.
On Saturday evenings the David Goldhagen Glass Studio has the Hot Summer Nights concerts and glass blowing. Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm at $10 per person. Reservations suggested by calling 828-389-8847.