A Season of Music

By Anna Oakes (anna.oakes@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Jun. 7, 2013 | Modified: Jun. 7, 2013
A Season of Music

The Harris Brothers will return to Blowing Rock's Music on the Lawn, held weekly at the Inn at Ragged Gardens.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero



If it’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you have free musical entertainment options in the High Country.


Concerts at the Jones House • Boone

Every Friday during the Concerts at the Jones House series, bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the concerts on the front lawn of the Jones House Community Center in downtown Boone, beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 262-4576.

June 7 - Forget-Me-Nots, Michael Reno Harrell, Williams & Company
June 14 - Major Sevens, Swing Guitars
June 21 - Doc Watson Celebration with The Sheets Family, Charles Welch and the Kruger Brothers
June 28 - Matthew Weaver & Friends, Amantha Mill
July 5 - Soul Benefactor, Native Sons Band
July 12 - David Childers, New River Boys
July 19 - The Mercury Dames, Todd Wright & Friends
July 26 - Strictly Clean & Decent, Les Paul & Mary Ford Tribute with Tom and Sandy Doyle
Aug. 2 - Keith Ward, Elkville String Band featuring Wayne Henderson, Barefoot Movement
Aug. 9 - Shane Chalke BE Jazz Band, Lucky Strikes
Aug. 16 - Mountain Laurels, Steve and Ruth Smith
Aug. 23 - Bluegrass showcase with Sigmon Stringers, Creekside Grass and Carolina Crossing
Aug. 30 - Rod Farthing, Tom Shirley, Worthless Son-in-Laws
Sept. 6 - Dashboard Hula Boys, Lazybirds, Kim France and Jon Davis
Sept. 13 - Trevor McKenzie, Buck Haggard Band
Sept. 20 - Traditional music and storytelling showcase



Music in the Valle • Valle Crucis

The Music in the Valle series takes place at Valle Crucis Community Park on Fridays at 7 p.m. through Sept. 6. For info, call (828) 963-9239.

June 7 - The Sheets Family Band
June 14 - Sound Traveler
June 21 - Brother’s Drummonds
June 28 - The Worthless Son-in-Laws
July 5 - CreekSide Grass
July 12 - Midnight Sun
July 19 - The Mountain Laurels
July 26 - The Major Sevens
Aug. 2 - Down River
Aug. 9 - 8 Miles Apart
Aug. 16 - Dashboard Hula Boys
Aug. 23 - Whip Daddies
Aug. 30 - Zephyr Lightning Bolts
Sept. 6 - Folk and Dagger



BackStreet Park Concerts • West Jefferson


The West Jefferson Community Partnership presents the Backstreet Park Summer Concerts series every third and fourth Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Backstreet in downtown West Jefferson. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic. In cases of rain, concerts will be held at the Ashe Arts Center. For more information, call (866) 607-0093 or visit http://www.VisitWestJefferson.org.

June 21 - King Bees
June 28 - Garden Variety String Band
July 19 - Crooked Road Ramblers
July 26 - Elkville String Band
Aug. 16 - Grayson Highlands Band
Aug. 23 - Zephyr Lightning Bolts
Aug. 30 - Sheets Family Band



Bluegrass at Todd General Store • Todd

Every Friday through Thanksgiving at Todd General Store in Todd, enjoy free bluegrass music. Come early for good seating. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. For more information, call (336) 877-1067.



Todd Summer Music Series • Todd

Every summer, concerts take place at Cook Memorial Park in Todd as part of the Todd Summer Music Series. For more information, call (336) 877-5401 or visit http://www.toddnc.org.

June 8 - King Bees
June 22 - Sons of Bluegrass
July 6 - Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth
July 20 - Eric Ellis
Aug. 3 - New River Boys
Aug. 17 - Lizzy Ross



Fred’s Sunday Concerts • Beech Mountain

Fred’s General Mercantile on Beech Mountain will host Fred’s Summer Sunday Concerts on five Sundays, July 14 to Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Some seats are provided, but bring a chair or blanket just in case. For more information, call (828) 387-4838.

July 14 - Joe Shannon and the Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys
July 21 - The Cockman Family
July 28 - Rebecca Eggers-Gryder with Amantha Mill
Aug. 4 - The Sheets Family Band
Aug. 11 - Watauga Community Band



Concerts in the Park • Blowing Rock

Several free concerts take place at Memorial Park in Blowing Rock this summer as part of the Concerts in the Park series, presented by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. Concerts begin at 4 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call (828) 295-7851.

June 16 - The Gray Birds
July 14 - Pop Ferguson
Aug. 11 - Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Bagpipe Band
Sept. 8 - ASU Gospel Choir



Music on the Lawn • Blowing Rock

The Inn and Ragged Gardens at Blowing Rock hosts Music on the Lawn every Friday, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., on the inn’s front lawn. The series will run throughout the summer before wrapping up in October.

June 21 - Harris Brothers
June 28 - Smokey Breeze
July 5 - Harris Brothers
July 12 - Worthless Son in Laws
July 19 - Harris Brothers
July 26 - Soul Benefactor
Aug.- Oct. - TBA



Summer Concerts in the Park • Banner Elk


Presented by the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce, the Summer Concerts in the Park series takes place every Thursday from June 20 to Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Tate-Evans Town Park off of N.C. 194. Food vendors will be on site, or bring your own picnic. Raffle tickets are sold, and there’s entertainment for kids. For more information, call (828) 898-8395 or visit http://www.bannerelkchamber.com.

June 20 - King Bees
June 27 - Dashboard Blue
July 4 - The Neighbors
July 11 - Wolf Creek
July 18 - Party Prophets with Cindy Floyd
July 25 - Soul Benefactor
Aug. 1 - Johnson Brothers
Aug. 8 - The Extraordinaires
Aug. 15 - The Flying Saucers
Aug. 22 - Red June
Aug. 29 - Whip Daddies



Riverwalk Concert Series • Newland

Every Friday through August, Newland hosts the Riverwalk Concert series, held across from Lowe’s Foods. All shows run from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call (828) 390-0648.

June 21 - Legendary Eugene & Friends
June 28 - The Swing All Stars
July 5 - The Tams
July 12 - The Johnson Brothers
July 19 - The Mighty, Mighty Bullfrogs
July 26 - Night Eagle
Aug. 2 - Mac Arnold Blues Band
Aug. 9 - Bill Wharton, Sauce Boss
Aug. 16 - Tone Blazers
Aug. 23 - Ramajay

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