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

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Arts & Entertainment

The Second Annual Historic Cowee School Celebration is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Historic Cowee School and Grounds, 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin.

Bring the family and join a grand celebration of history and culture, live entertainment, shopping, a wide array of foods, and activities.

This event is free and parking is free at Cowee Baptist Church, with free shuttle service to the school.

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Dailey & Vincent, an awardwinning bluegrass band with gospel, folk and country music influences, will make their third appearance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 15. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $20 each.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are the front men of the group. Dailey plays guitar and bass and sings tenor and baritone lead and harmony vocals. He began his career as a member of the highly acclaimed band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. He has recorded with such greats as Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, and has appeared in five Gaither Homecoming DVDs. He was also a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy-winning “Brand New Strings” album.

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Music with Marshall Ballew program will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.

Ballew will take his audience on a musical journey through 20th century Americana, showing how gospel gave rise to ragtime, jazz, and blues while ballads, old-time, and bluegrass grew in the mountains from the British folk canon brought over by Scotch - Irish immigrants.

Using a variety of traditional instruments, Ballew will illustrate how all these forms developed, mixed, and hybridized into rockabilly, rhythm & blues, and rock and roll.

Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus will perform Sunday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m., in Tartan Hall at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Franklin. With more than two dozen members, the all-male chorus sings lively a cappella renditions of old-time and contemporary favorites in four-part barbershop-style harmony.

The fast-paced hour-long program, titled “Kings Of The Road,” features many classic tunes including “Beautiful Dreamer,” “Kokomo,” “Taking A Chance On Love,” and, of course, Roger Miller’s everpopular “King Of The Road.”

Adding to the melodic fun are the Supersonic Quartet and the doo-wop group, Scha-boom, with lots of laughs interspersed with the music. Complimentary ice cream sundaes will be served. Admission is by donation; $5 is suggested.

Land of the Sky Chorus is a chapter of SPEBSQSA, Inc., one of about 800 society chapters in North America. The chorus is based in Asheville, and has performed for audiences throughout the region and beyond. The group recently spent a week at Nashville’s Harmony University, polishing vocalizations in preparation for the concert.

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