CULLOWHEE, NC – Western Carolina University’s First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series will continue Thursday, Jan. 7, with a concert by the Sweet Tater Band, followed by a jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
Composed entirely of Jackson County residents, the band will get the music started at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center. Performers of old-time and bluegrass music are invited to bring their instruments and take part in the jam session that will follow the group’s performance.
The jam session series will continue at the Mountain Heritage Center on the first Thursday of each month through May, with all programs held from 7 to 9 p.m. The lineup of performers for future concerts includes Wayne Seymour, the Frogtown Four and Laura Boosinger.
The events are free and open to everyone. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, and the events also are open to those who just want to listen.
The Mountain Heritage Center is located on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building. For more information, call the museum at (828) 227-7129.