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Arts & Entertainment Sylva’s Rising Star, John-Luke Carter, Set to Play June 3

John-Luke CarterSYLVA, N.C. – John-Luke Carter, a promising singersongwriter in the mold of John Mayer and Dave Matthews, takes the stage Friday, June 3, as part of the Concerts on the Creek summer series.

The 20-year-old Carter already has two albums under his belt and is gaining a steady following for his easy, alternative sounds and soulful voice. He moved to Sylva from Virginia four years ago and is majoring in English and professional writing at Western Carolina.

Carter’s show will be the second in a 15-week series of free concerts each Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva.

“I really like playing at the Bridge Park,” said Carter. “A lot of friends and family will come out to watch the show, so it will be fun. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

Attendees can expect to hear several of Carter’s original songs interspersed with covers of popular artists like Mayer and Matthews.

Folks are encouraged to make an evening of it in downtown Sylva by shopping, dining, or participating in the Main Street Mile run before bringing a blanket or chair to the park.

The Main Street Mile starts at 7 p.m. in Poteet Park. It is one of eight Main Street Mile events held this summer in historic downtowns across Western North Carolina.

Race entry fee is $15 in advance and $20 on race day, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Concerts on the Creek.

For info on the concert or registering for the Main Street Mile, call (828) 586-2155, or go to www.mountainlovers.com.


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