The Lawn is Alive with the Sound of Music

Article Published: Apr. 14, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
The Lawn is Alive with the Sound of Music

Aug. 12: Upright & Breathin' and Amantha Mill (bluegrass and Americana).

Photo by Jeff Eason

The Watauga County Arts Council's Concerts on the Lawn series is custom-made for anyone who loves live music, gathering with old and new friends, or finding out what's going on that weekend.

The concerts are a Friday afternoon tradition that help make summers in the High Country as special as they are.

This week, the Watauga Arts Council announced its 2011 Concerts on the Lawn schedule, and it includes something for everyone. It even features a multi-Grammy Award winner in folk favorite David Holt.

While bluegrass, folk, gospel and other forms of Blue Ridge Mountain music make up the core of the 2011 schedule, the series also features jazz, blues, country and even some comedy music.

This year's Concerts on the Lawn series is sponsored by the Mast General Store, Downtown Boone Development Association, M-Prints, Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters, Melanie's Food Fantasy and Stick Boy Bread Company.

For more information, call the Watauga Arts Council at (828) 264-1789.


June 3: Brian Yerman and Boone Mennonite Brethren Choir (folk and gospel)
June 10: Mary Neil and the Lazybirds (singer-songwriter, blues, country rock)
June 17: Jeff Luckadoo & the Worthless Son-In-Laws (country and folk rock)
June 24: Doc Watson Statue Dedication with Clint Howard, David Holt, Charles Welch, Wayne Henderson, Herb Key, Creekside Grass and more
July 1: High Standards and The Lucky Strikes (big band and cool jazz)
July 8: Swing Guitars and Katherine Whalen (gypsy jazz and Americana)
July 15: Folk and Dagger and Michael Reno Harrell (singer-songwriter and folk)
July 22: Sheets Family and Elkville String Band (old-time string music)
July 29: Traditional Music Showcase with Glenn Bolick, Lonnie Ward, Rick Ward and Charlie Glenn and Crooked Road Ramblers
Aug. 5: Ken Lurie and the Buck Haggard Band (folk rock and country)
Aug. 12: Upright & Breathin' and Amantha Mill (bluegrass and Americana)
Aug. 19: Steve and Ruth Smith and Carolina Crossing (folk, bluegrass and Celtic)
Aug. 26: Dashboard Hula Boys and Hot Duck Soup (folk and novelty jazz)
Sept. 2: Audan Parks and Soul Benefactor (singer-songwriter and classic rock and soul)
Sept. 9: Mountain Laurels and the Forget-Me-Nots (world folk and Celtic fiddling)
Sept. 16: Matt Kinman and Lisa Baldwin & Dave Haney (old-time and bluegrass)

All of the concerts start at 5 p.m. and the community is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the front lawn of the Jones House for these fun and free shows.

For more information, call the Watauga Arts Council at (828) 264-1789.

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