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Sylva's first Concerts on the Creek event of 2023 is May 26

May 19, 2023 11:08AM ● By WNC Business
The 14th annual season of Concerts on the Creek kicks off Friday, May 26 with The Foreign Landers. These concerts are from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Bridge Park in Sylva.

The Foreign Landers are a Transatlantic folk duo. Mandolinist David Benedict grew up in South Carolina while Tabitha Agnew Benedict started playing 5-string banjo at a young age in her homeland of Northern Ireland. Tabitha and David are carving their own path in the acoustic music world together, drawing on their unique international heritage to create something new. With the 2022 release of their album "Travelers Rest," they share their own story in a way that is beautifully honest and moving.

Individually these two are no foreigners to music. Before forming their duo, Tabitha performed with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalists Cup O’Joe from Northern Ireland, and Island Records signed British bluegrass band Midnight Skyracer. While in Nashville, David toured with Grammy-nominated, 10-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Bass Player of the Year Award recipient Missy Raines, and later, in Boston, with 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year Award recipient Mile Twelve. These opportunities led to both Tabitha and David receiving Instrumentalists of Year Momentum Awards from the IBMA as well.

Concerts on the Creek are free with donations encouraged. Bring a chair or blanket. There will usually be food trucks on site. No smoking, vaping, coolers or tents allowed. All dogs must be on a leash and be well-behaved.

This music series features 15 events on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. These events are organized and funded by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Source: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce