Friends of Panthertown Picnic & Jazz Concert – Thursday, September 22


Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011, the last day of summer, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of fun and festivities on the lawn of The Village Green in Cashiers. This picnic and free jazz concert featuring Maggie and the Romantics will be located at this magnificent outdoor space at the crossroads of NC 107 and US 64.

The Village Green
The Village Green in Cashiers, NC

All are welcome!

Bring your family, friends and your own picnic supplies (chairs, blanket, food, beverages, plates, etc.) and join the Friends of Panthertown for a free jazz concert with Maggie and the Romantics on the lawn in front of The Village Green gazebo. Music begins at 6 p.m.

This annual event is an opportunity for us to share and celebrate our recent accomplishments and successes with our volunteers, members and partners.

We hope that you will be a part of the celebration! All are welcome, it’s a great way to meet others who love Panthertown Valley, and new and renewing members, volunteers and their friends are especially encouraged to attend as we’ll be recognizing their contributions, too!

Maggie and the Romantics
Maggie and the Romantics. Photo by Nick Breedlove
Maggie and the Romantics are a jazz trio with roots in Cullowhee and Sylva. Maggie and the Romantics bring jazz, soul and R&B together in concert with members Jeff Savage (guitar), Michael Collings (bass), and Maggie Tobias (vocals). Some of their influences include Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Corinne Bailey Rae, Duke Ellington, and Herbie Hancock. Since early this summer, the group has been playing jazz standards and original tunes at local cafes and restaurants. Their music ranges from familiar hits of the 40s, 50s and 60s like “Blue Moon” and “The Girl From Ipanema,” to modern R&B and original tunes in styles ranging from funk to blues. With exceptionally trained musicians and a sultry, smooth vocalist, Maggie and the Romantics make the perfect backdrop for any night out.
Maggie and the Romantics
Maggie and the Romantics performing jazz in Sylva

“We are the Romantics. We still kiss hands and tip hats. We’re old-fashioned and we love the moonlight. We’re a jazzy, soulful movement in a Bluegrass town. Our beats are addictive; you can’t stop at one. We cry at sad movies and perfect sunsets. We’ll woo you, win you over and intoxicate you with our music. We love you truly, truly Jackson County. We are the Romantics.”

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You can get involved!

This month we’ll be coming in from the Cold Mountain Gap Trailhead on the eastern side of Panthertown Valley. We meet at 9:30 a.m. and hike down to the trails we’ll be maintaining. Our volunteers come from throughout the region to enjoy a day in the backcountry working with other hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, scouts, equestrians, and nature lovers. We always welcome new volunteers. Tools are provided and our trail days are a great way to give back to Panthertown. We hope you’ll join us!

Calendar of EventsSign up to be on our mailing list or visit our Calendar of Events at for up to date information about volunteer opportunities in Panthertown Valley. Learn more about giving back to Panthertown by becoming a volunteer at one of our trail work days. Visit the Friends of Panthertown volunteer information page on our website for more information about what to expect, what to bring and how you can help.

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