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

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Arts & Entertainment

The Arts Council’s Salsa Dance Party at Las Barricas Mexican Restaurant last Thursday night was “a hot success” say organizers.

The council enlisted the talents of dance teacher Alfredo Jiminez who gave basic instructions on how to salsa.

The free event was sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, suported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

 

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Louis-Virie Blanche will be performing on Friday, July 4, 8 to 10 p.m., at Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St., Franklin.

Blanche is a North Carolina born, world traveled Cherokee, with Choctaw, Blackfoot, and French Creole heritage.

His recordings feature numerous Grammy Award winners and nominees, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members.

The music he writes, sings, and produces is a mixture of styles including Cherokee, Creole, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Jazz, and Pop.

He's famed for being the first Native American artist to play Jamaica's world renowned Reggae Sunsplash festival.

Western Carolina University’s annual Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday, July 8, with a free show featuring the Buchanan Boys in the Central Plaza on campus at 7 p.m.

The Sylva-based group will perform a “countrified rock ‘n’ roll” show that draws from the eclectic tastes in music of the band members.

The final two concerts in the series also will be free and held in the Central Plaza at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, July 15, Cullowhee- based Porch 40 will combine elements of Motown, jazz and funk to create a unique sound embellished with rock, progressive, indie, metal, hiphop and rock.

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Bring out the red, white and blue for Friday, July 4, as the Town of Franklin and the Franklin Main Street Program celebrate Independence Day in Historic Downtown Franklin. Activities get under way at 9:30am.

“We invite everyone to come to downtown Franklin for this fun, small town event,” said Linda Schlott, Franklin Main Street Program executive director. “The celebration will feature a parade, pet parade and contest, free watermelon and children’s games.”

This is your opportunity to walk, drive or participate in another way, in Franklin’s 4th of July Parade. According to Schlott, “Visitors and locals alike are invited to be part of the parade. Just meet in the lower parking lot of Franklin Town Hall at 9:30 a.m.” No sign-up is required.

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