WCU jam series to feature Feb. 18 concert by Sweet Tater Band

Western Carolina University’s Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series will continue Thursday, Feb. 18, with a concert by the Sweet Tater Band, followed by a jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.

Composed entirely of Jackson County residents, the band will get the music started at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center. Performers of old-time and bluegrass music are invited to bring their instruments and take part in the jam session that will follow the group’s performance.

The Sweet Tater Band was originally scheduled to perform before a Mountain Heritage Center jam session in January, but that event was postponed due to inclement weather.

The events are free and open to everyone. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, and the events also are open to those who just want to listen.

The Mountain Heritage Center is located on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building. For more information, call the museum at (828) 227-7129.