61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Arts & Entertainment

The Jackson County Public Library is hosting a jazz concert featuring Jeff Savage and Michael Collings on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., in the community room. This program is free of charge.

Jeff Savage and Michael Collings are two local, accomplished jazz musicians that have been playing in the Sylva area for many years. They play instrumental jazz standards and some originals that they have written. Savage and Collings also play on arch-top guitars that Savage has handmade. This concert is sure to be a big hit among jazz lovers, and among music aficionados of all stripes.



“The Lost Bird Project,”an independent documentary will be shown Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room.

“Lost Birds” is a documentary about the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain's project to memorialize them.

The film follows the sculptor as he searches for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiates for permission to install his large bronze sculptures there.

The film is unrated and runs for 1 hour, 3 min.

Visit www.lostbirdproject.org for more information.

The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts has welcomed many great gospel groups to their stage, and the evening of Friday, Aug. 29, will be no exception. The Whisnants, a family band from Morganton, has a sound that has ministered to people for many years. They promise a show that will fill the theater with praise and worship music and touch the audience with a devoted spirit, all while celebrating the love of Christ. The Old Path quartet, who has been described as one of the most influential Christian groups in Southern Gospel music, will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $15 each.

The Whisnants have been singing and ministering across the United States and Canada for more than four decades. Thirteen of their songs have reached the number one spot on music charts, and they have been nominated for Trio of the Year nine times. The group has made numerous television appearances on various networks and participated in the filming of one of the Gaither Family videos. Some of their hits include, “All Is Well,” What You Took From Me,” and “Even In The Valley.”


Macon County Art Association’s art and craft show will feature creations by Cathy Casano (pictured) and other mountain artisans at the Village Square Art & Craft Show in downtown Highlands on Aug. 23 & 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

The free show features fine art as well as rustic furniture, pottery, leather goods and other hand-made crafts, along with live music, food, and face painting, too.

Call Cynthia Strain at (828) 787-2021 for more information.




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