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WAYNESVILLE — The Darren Nicholson Band will be performing a summer concert in downtown Waynesville starting at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, August 6.

The show will be held on Main Street in front of the historic courthouse. Darren Nicholson, a member of the iconic Balsam Range bluegrass band that hails from Haywood County, is a Grammy-nominated Americana music artist and a recipient of multiple International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.

The concert is being hosted by the Downtown Waynesville Association in lieu of its traditional summer street dances. The street dances — which featured Appalachian music, clogging groups and a community square dance — were canceled this year due to COVID.

“Socially distanced” dancing in the street will still be a part of the free show this Friday.