The 13th season of Concerts on the Creek in Sylva continues on Friday, July 8, 2022 when the Jacktown Ramblers make their very first appearance in Sylva from 7-9 p.m.
The JackTown Ramblers are a 4-piece American Bluegrass, Swing & Gypsy Jazz band from Western North Carolina that bring an entertaining live show with aspects of comedy sprinkled throughout that keep audiences laughing, dancing and fully entertained.
The band formed in 2018 from a collection of “acoustic ramblers” who met through mutual friends and musical interests. They all just wanted to do something just a little different with their music by melding together traditional bluegrass with sprinkles of swingy feeling tunes, band originals and some gypsy jazz type material just for fun.
Their unique brand of entertainment fuses solid improvisational instrument leads and traditional bluegrass harmonies with a dose of ignorance in their live sets and a slick delivery of material that will make you want to hoop, holler and come back for more. Now hailed as ‘one of the busiest working bands in western North Carolina’ by livemusicasheville.com, The JackTown Ramblers have performed over 300 shows and have performed on the Red White and Bluegrass Festival and at the iconic Isis Music Hall to a sold-out crowd.
The classic combination of 5-string banjo (Brett Setzer), flat-top guitar (Shannon Leasure), mandolin (Gabriel Wiseman) and string bass (Mike Ramsey), recalls the timeless wellspring of IIIrd Tyme Out, The Lonesome River Band and J.D. Crowe & The New South.
Currently, the band is working on promoting their new Album “Ramblin’ On” that released in late June 2021. They released a live album in early 2022, recorded at the Isis in Asheville, N.C.
Concerts on the Creek are held every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Sylva, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. These events are FREE but donations are encouraged. Dogs must be on a leash. No smoking or coolers allowed in the park. There will be food trucks at this event.
These concerts are organized and produced by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information, call the chamber at 828-586-2155, visit