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Events and Entertainment Venues in Nearby Communities

T he Chalet Inn & Suites is not on a four lane highway - we are on 22 quiet private forested mountain acres yet less than two miles from the four lane Smoky Mountain Expressway. Thus we're just minutes away from the events in the nearby communities — Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin, Cashiers, Highlands, Maggie Valley and Waynesville.

Each of those towns have entertainment venues with music or stage productions throughout the year and maintain event calendars on their town websites.

Sylva / Dillsboro / Cullowhee

Calendar of Events – Jackson County Tourism website

Calendar of Events –  Jackson County Chamber of Commerce website

Concerts on the Creek – Fridays at 7 pm, Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Bridge Park in Sylva. Free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket.

John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts CenterAn elegant 1,000-seat performance hall on the campus of Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee. It plays host all year long to a series of arts events by regional, national and international guests.

Bryson City

Calendar of Events – Swain County / Bryson City Chamber of Commerce website

An Appalachian Evening Concert Series – Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Stecoah. Saturdays, July thru August.

Big Wesser – An open-air restaurant on the banks of the Nantahala River. Live music weekends May thru September.

Nantahala Brewing Company – Bryson City brewery has music most weekends throughout the year. Also brewery tours / tastings.


Calendar of Events – Cherokee Chamber of Commerce website

Harrah's Cherokee Casino – Concerts, shows and big name entertainment in a 3,000 seat Event Center.

Music On The River – Friday and Saturday evening concerts in downtown Cherokee, Memorial Day thru Labor Day.


Calendar of Events – Franklin Chamber of Commerce website

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts – A 1,500 seat state-of-the-art concert hall. Entertainment includes musical performers in a variety of genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian and more; as well as musicals, comedians, illusionists, and professional dance groups, movies and motivational speakers.

Cashiers / Highlands

Calendar of Events – Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce website

Calendar of Arts & Entertainment – Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce website

Calendar of Events – Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce website

Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – Entertainment includes dinner theater, dance, a variety of musical performers, and live on screen performances from The Met, the National Theater and the Bolshoi Ballet. Highlands.

The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts – Stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Highlands.

Waynesville / Maggie Valley

Calendar of Events – Haywood County Tourism website

Calendar of Events – Maggie Valley Tourism website

The Strand at 38 Main – After-five entertainment spot for movies, live music and more. Waynesville.

Haywood Arts Regional Theater – Drama, cabaret, musicals, concerts. Waynesville.

Maggie Valley Opry – Traditional bluegrass and mountain music featuring renowned banjo picker Raymond Fairchild. Maggie Valley.