Fridays in the Gardens

By Bear Lake Staff / October 3, 2013

Fridays in the Gardens

Bear Lakers, you are in for a treat!  Tomorrow we have the opportunity to celebrate and support our community at the lovely event, Fridays in the Gardens.  Julie Sylvester with Pinnacle Events has been working diligently to ensure an evening of fabulous food, delightful music, and flowing drinks.

“We are excited to bring the community together for the fall season in downtown Sylva,” said Julie Sylvester, venue manager and head event planner. “There are so many wonderful musicians, breweries, and caterers in our region, and we’re so happy that we can showcase their talents! It’s a great, family-friendly way to spend a beautiful, cool Friday evening in downtown and support your local businesses.”

Fridays in the Gardens is back at McGuire Gardens for its second show on October 4, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at our outdoor downtown venue at 553 West Main Street in Sylva.

This week’s show features Bordertown, a funky modern jazz band featuring Michael Collings on guitar, Tyler Kittle on saxophone, and Scott Lanning on drums. Dinner will be available for purchase from Café 107 Catering, with a variety of homemade soups, salads, and pastas in an affordable price range. Guests can also enjoy handcrafted local brews from Bear Waters Brewing in Waynesville, on-site with fresh drafts of a variety of beers.

The “Fridays in the Gardens” series, held from September-November on the first Friday of the month, aims to bring live music, local food, and local drinks to downtown Sylva. Our last show of the season will be November 1, and will feature a variety show with all your favorite local bands in one place, delicious food from Café 107, and drinks from Innovation Brewing in Sylva and Bear Waters Brewing in Waynesville.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, as there is limited seating available. Each event is free and open to the public, although guests will have the opportunity to contribute to a voluntary cover for the bands, who are performing at no charge. Due to the small nature of the space, we must ask that dogs be left at home.

For more information, visit or contact Julie Sylvester, event planner and venue manager, at 828.226.0181 or by email at

Special thanks to Julie Sylvester for her contributions to our blog as well as our community.  Stop by and check it out, Bear Lakers!  It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening.

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