By Kelly Morgan


Every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends the town of Sylva, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Parks and Recreation normally host Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park. The upcoming concerts scheduled for May 22 and 29 have been postponed due to the quarantine restriction that prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people, said Paige Dowling, Sylva town manager.

The concert organizers considered waiting to call the concert until Friday, when North Carolina will potentially enter Phase II of easing restrictions, but the bands needed to be alerted before then, she said.

Though the dates are not yet set, the organizers are rescheduling the concerts to sometime in July or August instead.

Eleanor Underhill and Friends, an Asheville-based Americana band scheduled for May 22, focuses on, in their words, “boundary pushing and genre bending.” More about their music can be found on the website

Ska City, scheduled for May 29, also hails from Asheville. Their music falls in the ska genre. More about them can be found on the website

As of now, the event planners do not know if more concerts will have to be rescheduled.

“We’re anxious to get back, and we know the community is too,” Dowling said. “Right now we’re just taking it one step at a time.” 

The concerts will depend on the governor’s quarantine orders for the upcoming months, she said.

Morgan is an intern for The Sylva Herald.