May 24, 2018

Born and bred in the Western North Carolina mountains, 6'4" 21 year old Singer/Songwriter Joe Lasher Jr. is quickly becoming one of the most recognized Southern Country Rock performers. Although he's young in age, his voice and musicianship are that of a seasoned veter...

May 24, 2018

“Forget being signed. Paper fades. Legends don’t. I was born one.” This is what this band lives by. They started out as street musicians, filling downtown Asheville streets corners while touching many hearts. “The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive...

September 1, 2017

A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of...

August 31, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome back resident celebrities, Balsam Range to the stage for the 110th Canton Labor Day Festival.  Balsam Range is comprised of five gifted friends who all hail from Haywood County, North Carolina. Tim Surrett delivers entertaining MC work as wel...

August 27, 2016

The Town of Canton is proud to welcome Ingles Supermarkets as the Title Sponsor for the 110th Canton Labor Day Festival.  As a 1960’s bootstrap company that now operates 200 stores across six states, Ingles epitomizes the Made-in-Western North Carolina success story....

August 17, 2016

Even late in the afternoon when the shadow of Cowee Mountain stretches across the family tire shop, passersby can catch the bright notes of Appalachian, Americana, Roots music drifting from the back room of the service station where Mountain Faith – the SPBGMA Bluegras...

August 5, 2016

The Town of Canton is ecstatic to welcome back Champion Credit Union as the Presenting Sponsor for the 110th Canton Labor Day Festival.  

CCU is actually the oldest credit union in the United States and is a not-for-profit banking co-op owned by members, not by Wal...

July 15, 2016

The Reggie Saddle Family gospel group is one of three award-wining gospel artists that will grace the stage at the historic Colonial Theatre in Downtown Canton for the Mountain Gospel Experience on September 4th at 1pm.  Rounding out the bill is Southern Gospel magnate...

July 11, 2016

Approximately 75 people showed up this morning at the Colonial Theatre for an exclusive first look at the 2016 Canton Labor Day musical line-up.  We were joined by many of our sponsors including Champion Credit Union, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Haywood Regional Medical...

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