Category: Entertainment

Footloose and fancy free: An insider’s guide to summer outdoor music in the mountains

The magic of summer nights comes alive with outdoor music in the N.C. mountains of Jackson County. Make memories dancing barefoot on a lawn. Bask in the sweet mountain air of a summer evening. Wish on the first star as strains of music drift into the night. Outdoor concerts are a hallmark of summer here in Jackson County, N.C. Every Friday night, we serve up the double header of Concerts on the Creek in Sylva and Groovin’ on the Green in Cashiers. The two bucolic venues — with timber-framed open-air stages, expansive lawns and a mountain backdrop — bookend Jackson County, so no matter where you land at sundown, you won’t be far from the tunes. The crowd-pleasing line-up crosses many genres: Appalachian bluegrass, folk and roots, Americana, groovin’ jazz, country rock, laid-back funk, and lively pop hits. Bands are hand-curated for their crowd-pleasing sound. The best part? It’s all free. Got kids in tow? Make memories with an impromptu family dance party in the great wide open. Or let them frolic and run free in the cool summer grass — lightning bugs anyone? — while you steal a rare moment of adult convo. Traveling with pets? Four-legged companions are always welcome on leashes. Locals love their summer music here in Jackson County. It’s our chance to unwind from the week, catch up with neighbors and make new friends. There’s plenty of camaraderie to go around, so grab a blanket or lawn chair and nestle in. A picnic supper is […]

Insider’s Guide To Ebbing And The Filming Of Three Billboards

The mountain town of Sylva, NC was the primary filming location, and from May 2-21, 2016 transformed to become the town of Ebbing, Missouri, where this dark drama unfolds. Sylva captures the perfect picture of small-town Americana and proves to be a natural setting for the silver screen. With mountain vistas framing the background and storefronts lining Main Street, the town encompasses all the authentic characteristics that the setting of this Oscar® nominated film needed.

Treat Yourself in Jackson County

The beginning of 2018 is here. The holidays are over and you’re getting back to your normal routine, all of which can be incredibly stressful. You deserve some rest and relaxation to start your year off right. The mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva in Jackson County, North Carolina await with tranquil outdoor vistas, cozy accommodations, mouthwatering sweet treats and more for plenty of ways to treat yourself.

Mountain Merriment during Winter in Sapphire Valley

When cold weather blows into Jackson County, this haven for outdoor recreation turns to the snow. You’ll find plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in the wintertime, including skiing that is perfect for beginners, snowy zip lining and plenty of cozy spots to stay for the weekend.

Buffalo Jackson Partnership and Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and so is holiday shopping. Partnering with Buffalo Jackson, we’ve created a gift guide tailored to any adventure you embark on while visiting Jackson County, North Carolina.

Hello Sylva, Darlin’, it’s Hollywood Again

Sylva is lighting up the silver screen once more in the critically-acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Ahead of its November 2017 release, Three Billboards has already raked in the accolades, including the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and Best Screen Play at the Venice Film Festival.

10 Reasons to Visit Jackson County This Labor Day

Labor Day is the only US holiday dedicated to celebrating the working people, so take advantage of the holiday weekend and treat yourself to a trip to the North Carolina mountain towns of Jackson County! Not only is it conveniently located in the Great Smoky Mountains just a short drive from the Southeast’s major cities, but Jackson County also provides visitors the chance to try many different activities throughout their stay in the area.

Discover Jackson County for Your Next Romantic Retreat

Looking for an off-the-grid retreat or a romantic weekend in nature this Valentine’s Day? With 494 miles of untouched nature, mountain beauty and culture, the towns of Jackson, Co. North Carolina offer the perfect setting to experience just that. With a number of romantic lodging options, outdoor adventures and local artisans and crafters, couples to the area are sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ring in the New Year in Jackson County

Looking for a way to welcome in the New Year in Jackson County? From family-friendly events to late-night parties, restaurants, shops and breweries are open and ready to ring in the New Year with you.

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