A Small Town Christmas

Dec. 6: Town Christmas tree lighting (6 p.m.)

Dec. 7: YMCA 5K Reindeer Run (9 a.m.); Breakfast with Santa; events with local restaurants and BE Artists Gallery and Ensemble Stage; Banner Elk Parade of Lights (6 p.m.)

Highlanders Grill and Tavern

Trivia every Wednesday (7 to 9 p.m.)

Open Mic every Thursday (7 to 10 p.m.)

Live music every Friday and Sat. (6 to 10 p.m.)

Fred and Larry’s

Every Friday — Open Mic Night Local talent hosted Zach Coffey (7 to 10 p.m.)

Third Wednesday night — Singer/songwriter (7 to 9 p.m.)

Banner Elk Cafe and Lodge Espresso Bar and Eatery

Trivia every Tuesday (7 to 9 p.m.)

Karaoke Thursday (9 p.m.)

Sat. live music (6 to 10 p.m.)

Music Bingo at Banner Elk Cafe

Historic Banner Elk School

Second Saturday of each month: Appalachian Bluegrass Music Jam (noon to 2 p.m.)

Sponsored by Avery Junior Appalachian Musicians. For more information, call Niki at (919) 624-0466.

Third Monday of each month: Bluegrass Music Jam (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) For more information, call Floyd at (828) 898-5762 (Some instruments are available.)

The Art Cellar Gallery

Dec. 14: Holiday Open Home


Crossnore Meeting House

First Friday of each month: Crossnore Jam


Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital’s Dickson Gallery

Photographer Sallie J. Woodring. Sally is a native of Banner Elk and loves to photographing scenes from the High Country of WNC and also the beauty of Eastern Tennessee.

Old Hampton Store and Barbeque

Dec. 7: Typical Mountain Boys

Dec. 13: Chris McGinnis and Will Easter

Dec. 20: Earline and Lauren Hayworth


Dec. 14: Newland Christmas Parade (6 p.m.)

Carolina Barbeque Concerts

Dec. 6: David Wiseman

Dec. 13: Rock-A-Billies

Dec. 27: The Collective


The Station at 19E

Every Friday — Open Mic Night (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

Dec. 7: The Green Rumours

Dec. 14: Thirty Ought Six

Feb. 29: Highway 26


Spruce Pine Gallery

Dec. 6 to 8: Toe River Arts Studio Tour (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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