Jesse Stephens and musical friends

Live music is on tap Thursday, Feb. 13, at the next Jackson County Genealogical Society Program, set for 6 p.m. in the Jackson County Library Community Room. Jesse Stephens will bring some of his musical friends and present bluegrass and country music during the free event. Performing at last year’s show are, from left, Ethan Messer, Jacob Jones, Will Howell, Stephens and Wyatt Messer.

Live music is on the agenda at next week’s meeting of the Jackson County Genealogical Society.

In what has become a February tradition, Jesse Stephens will bring a collection of his musical friends and present bluegrass and country music at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Jackson County Library Community Room.

Musicians who have joined Stephens (guitar, vocals) for previous JCGS shows include Jacob Jones (banjo, vocals), Will Howell (bass, vocals), Ethan Fortner (fiddle) and Wyatt Messer (mandolin, vocals).

Founded in 1991 to assist local families in learning about their roots, the JCGS maintains an office and research facility in the courthouse wing of the Jackson County Library. The Society meets on the second Thursday of each month; all JCGS events are free and open to the public.

Regular programs, which begin at 6 p.m. in January, February and March, start at 6:30 p.m. other months.

For more information about the JCGS or the Feb. 13 program, call the office at 631-2646 during operating hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), email jacksoncountygenealogy@gmail.com, visit www.jcgsnc.org or find the Jackson County Genealogical Society on Facebook.