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  • Due to coronavirus prevention, all Fontana Regional Library buildings are currently open with some restrictions and Curbside pickup service. Please call your local library for more information.

Check out Music CDs at the Library

At the library you can find music CDs of a wide-range of genres for all ages that are available for checkout. Visit your local library to browse the collection, or search our online catalog for specific artists or groups.  
CDs can be borrowed from most NC Cardinal libraries.

Live Performances

Many of our libraries organize and present live, musical performances that are free and open to the public.  
Check our Events Calendar for all upcoming music events. 

Regular "Community Jam" at Marianna Black Library, Bryson City

Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer - anything unplugged - is invited to join.  Singers are also welcomed to join in.  Or, you can just stop by and listen. 
 
Community Jam at Marianna Black LibraryThe jam is facilitated by Larry Barnett, who has been a musical mainstay in Bryson City for decades.  Normally Larry starts by calling out a tune and its key signature, and the group plays it together.  Then everyone in the circle gets a chance to choose a tune for the group to play together.  The community jams offer a chance for musicians of all ages and levels of ability to share music they have learned over the years or learn old-time mountain songs.
 
The music jams are offered to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month in January, February and March, and the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the each month for the rest of the year.  Marianna Black Library, a member of the Fontana Regional Library, is located in Downtown Bryson City at the corner of Academy and Rector.  For more information or driving directions call the library at (828) 488-3030.  This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts, which believes a great nation, deserves great art.