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Friday afternoon concerts return this week

Article Published: May. 8 | Modified: May. 8
Friday afternoon concerts return this week

The Harris Brothers, featuring Ryan and Reggie Harris, will perform May 30, June 20, July 25, Aug. 29 and Sept. 26 for the Inn at Ragged Gardens’ weekly summer concert series.

Photo by Jeff Eason

April showers bring May flowers. And when the flowers are blooming in May, the musicians come out to play.

The Inn at Ragged Gardens on Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock will kick off its third annual Music on the Lawn series at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, with a special performance by the country-rock band, Buck Haggard.

The show is free and open to the public.

The Inn at Ragged Gardens hosts these outdoor music shows from May through October (weather permitting), and at the height of the summer, the concerts attract several hundred people to the front lawn of the historic inn for an afternoon of good music and socializing.

A cash bar and lawn menu are available, courtesy of the Best Cellar.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to secure a spot on the lawn. Dogs, coolers and outside food are not permitted.

Each week, a local non-profit organization is featured to educate the public about good work being done in the community.

The 2014 Concert on the Lawn schedule includes The Buck Haggard Band (May 9), Soul Benefactor (May 16), Supa Tight (May 23), The Harris Brothers (May 30), Smokey Breeze (June 6), The King Bees (June 13), The Harris Brothers (June 20), Soul Benefactor (June 27), Supa Tight (July 4), Soul Benefactor (July 11), Matt and Bruce (July 18), The Harris Brothers (July 25), Smokey Breeze (Aug. 1), Drive South (Aug. 8), Worthless Son-In-Laws (Aug. 15), The Lucky Strikes Classic Jazz Band (Aug. 22), The Harris Brothers (Aug. 29), Supa Tight (Sept. 5), Rama Jay (Sept. 12), Soul Benefactor (Sept. 19), The Harris Brothers (Sept. 26) and Smokey Breeze (Oct. 3).

The Inn at Ragged Gardens is located at 203 Sunset Drive in downtown Blowing Rock. For more information, call the Inn at Ragged Gardens at (828) 295-9703.

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