Venue: Farmers Market... musicians wanted! 

Waynesville is very fortunate to have a very successful outdoor farmers market in the parking lot of the HART Theatre on Pigeon Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am till 1pm during season. 

Besides the excellent local farm produce, meats, baked goods, and traditional crafts, the market also offers live entertainment at the music pavilion. This provides an excellent opportunity for musicians and other performing artists to be seen and heard by the hundreds of shoppers and visitors that pass thru the market on a typical Saturday morning. 

In fact, musicians are encouraged to put out a tip jar, offer their CD's for sale, and announce their upcoming performances around town to get the maximum benefit from their performance. The benefits include:

  • Public exposure: you will be seen & heard by 400 to over 1000 people
  • Media exposure: we notify the local entertainment media of your performance, and they will list it in their event calendar
  • Advertising exposure: if you submit a PR kit we will advertise your band on an 11x17 full color poster, complete with a link to your website
  • Booking exposure: if the market gives your band a thumbs up, we will add you to our performers directory and help you to get commercial bookings
  • Guest musicians: if you ever need a quality musician to sit in at one of your future gigs, just give us a call and we will try to help you to connect with a qualified musician. Also, if you would like to sit in with other bands from time-to-time, we will gladly recommend you for consideration.

So, if you are a musician or performing artist and you would like to perform at the Haywood Historic Farmers Market, then please call us at Sunrise Entertainment to arrange your booking. Call Alan at 828-226-0136.

Here's one section of the farmers market set up and ready for early shoppers to arrive.
And here come the first shoppers
to buy fresh by buying local.
Finally, a fairly continuous surge of shoppers makes their way thru the market to buy whatever they need.