Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce What To Do Events



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Steven Curtis Chapman
Date(s): Sep 05, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $25, $30, $35

Steven Curtis Chapman is a name that anyone and everyone who listens to Christian music knows. After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, are also an industry record. Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has eight certified Gold or Platinum albums, including The Glorious Unfolding, Deep Roots, and This Moment. When asked about his many accomplishments, Chapman's response continues to honor his foundation of faith, I'm very, very grateful to be given the opportunity to make music and share the things that I feel like God has entrusted to me."

For ticket information visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

Spice Up Your Marriage Date Night
Date(s): Sep 10, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Heart for Families is hosting a three-hour date-night event featuring nationally-known individuals to encourage marriages.  Beginning with a time of praise and worship lead by Michael O'Brien, former lead singer of Newsong, and continuing with the teachings of Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the top selling book, "The Five Love Languages," this relationship event will offer practical applications based on life experiences by showing simple and easy ways to communicate love.  In addition to Dr. Chapman, Jeff and Debbie McElroy will share their heart for families through humor and words of wisdom they have gained during the last 25 years of speaking to audiences across the USA.

For more information or tickets visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

9th Annual SMPCC Fundraising Banquet
Date(s): Sep 12, 2015
Where: Franklin Covenant Church at 265 Belleview Road

For more information or to sponsor, contact Jenny at 828-349-3200.

Stars of Center Stage
Date(s): Sep 12, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Ever wanted to show off?  Here's your chance!  The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Who's Got Talent?, a local talent competition open to singers, dancers, musicians, variety acts and more.  Experience the magic of the spot light while the audience votes for their favorite act and the winner of a cash prize.  Check out the theater website for more information about auditions and your chance to be a star for a night!

AUDITIONS:  Monday, August 17.  Registration begins at 6:00 pm.  All acts should be no more than 2 minutes, 30 seconds in length and should take no more than 1 minute of "set-up" time.  Acts chosen to move on to the September 12 competition may be up to 3 minutes in length.

50th Anniversary Celebration at Andy's Trout Farm
Date(s): Sep 12, 2015
When: 11 am - 9 pm
Where: Andy's Trout Farm, Betty's Creek Road

Celebrating 50 years of Family Fun!  

Guided Hikes 11 am and 2 pm
Live music, games and square dancing from 4 pm until 9 pm

Food available for purchase (no outside food or beverages)
10% discount on fishing
Share your photos and memories from the past on our facebook page or send them by email and be entered for a drawing for a free weekend at the farm.

Andy's Trout Farm is 5 miles west of Dillard out Betty's Creek Road.


Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center's Annual Banquet
Date(s): Sep 12, 2015
When: 5:30 pm
Where: Franklin Covenant Church at 265 Belleview Road

The Love Chromosome with guest speakers Julie & Derrick.  The guest speakers for the evening will share "Love Your Life Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities".

Doors open at 5 pm.  Program begins at 5:30 pm.  Reservations required.  Please help us underwrite the event or host a table!  Contact SMPCC at 828-349-3200.

MANNA FoodBand's Poverty Simulation Exercise
Date(s): Sep 15, 2015
When: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Franklin United Methodist Church

MANNA FoodBank & Macon County CareNet would like to invite you to a "Poverty Simulation".  This exercise includes 2 sessions along with a complimentary dinner.  

Reservations are Required.  To make your reservation, please email Jennifer Trippe at jtrippe@mannafoodbank.org.  For more information contact Jennifer at 828-226-0096

Macon County Fair
Date(s): Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Where: Macon County Fairgrounds

Free fair with booths, exhibits, agricultural exhibits, food and more!

The Isaacs
Date(s): Sep 18, 2015
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets:  $15, $18, $20

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel.They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career. They feel blessed to be able to spread the message of grace through song and story.

For tickets visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call 828-524-1598.

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Date(s): Sep 19, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Historic Cowee School

Tickets:  $15 general admission sold at www.coweeschool.org, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce or at the school on the day of the concert.

Zonta's Boots & Bling Fundraiser
Date(s): Sep 19, 2015
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Bloemsma Farm Barn - Patton Road

Event will benefit New Centering Pregnancy Program at Angel Medical Center.

Ladies Night Out
Date(s): Sep 25, 2015
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Smoky Mountain Chevrolet

Join us for a night of shopping, food, and all around good time!  This year's beneficiary will be the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center.  Shopping, food tasting and giveaways including a Coach Purse!

For more information contact Tiffani Giesy Tallent at 828-524-0734.

Guest Appreciation Festival at NOC
Date(s): Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Where: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

Gear sale, kids' activities, artisans demos, races and more!

13077 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC  28713

Peaceful Journey Dining Event
Date(s): Sep 30, 2015
When: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Paoletti's Restaurant in Highlands, NC

Paoletti's, along with restaurant patrons, will be partnering with Hospice House Foundation of WNC.  Join us for this charitable dining event honoring the compassion, dignity, and comfort that defines hospice care.

For additional information contact Paoletti's Restaurant at 828-526-4906 or Hospice House Foundation at 828-524-8261.