Cullowhee's Music Scene
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Does Cullowhee have a music scene? That’s what a lot of people ask when talking about it. And yes, Cullowhee does have a music scene and it is quiet active.
The Music scene is anchored by Last Minute Productions. Last Minute Productions is the student run, on campus programming board for Western Carolina University. Last Minute Productions host a wide variety of concerts throughout the year. They range from small regional acts like Alabaster Suitcase and Justincase, to large nationally known acts like Ludacris, Montgomery Gentry, and Fuel. Last Minute Productions also hosts a monthly Open Mic Night where students can show off their skills.
There are several more concert series on Western’s campus. There is the Cyber Café Sunday Night Concert Series where local and regional bands like 12GAUGE, Enliven, Dragonmoose, and the Laura Blackly Band showcase their talents. There is the LCE (Lectures, Concerts, and Exhibitions) Committee Concert Series which is a platform for more diverse and artistic performances like the Afro-Cuban All-stars, author and humorist David Sedaris, Le Vent du Nord, and Ulali.
Every summer the A.K. Hinds University Center hosts their summer concert series which brings regional acts like Cast Iron Filter to perform on their outdoor stage.
Western has started a new tradition every summer with the Cullowhee Arts Fest. The Arts Fest plays a host a number of acts ranging from local acts like the WCU Jazz Ensemble, to Regional acts like Hipshack, to large national acts like Collective Soul, The Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborne, and Dilbert McClinton.
Sylva has some places that showcase music. The most commonly know is Soul Infusions. They feature more local and regional acts; almost the same ones that play the Cyber Café. And, of course there is the occasional frat party where bands like Inthod, Enliven, and 12GAUGE frequent.
So if you are looking for a concert in the Cullowhee area chances are you’ll find one, just look for the posters.
Does Cullowhee have a music scene? Yes, Cullowhee has a music scene and it's quiet active.