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Live Music


Alleghany Jubilee


The Jubilee is in the historic Spartan Theater building at 25 North Main Street in downtown Sparta, a small town nestled in the mountains of northwest North Carolina. 

We are handicap-accessible and family-oriented. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. Kids are always welcome! Come join the fun!

Admission:
Mon Night $5 per person
Tues Night $5 per person
Sat Night $6 per person
Children 12 and under admitted free

Hours:
Doors open @ 6:00 pm
Bands perform from 7pm 
Light concessions available 

Schedule
Every Week:
Monday Night 
Line Dancing Lessons - 6-8pm 
Tuesday Night 
Hillbilly Hoedown
with the Rise and Shine Band 7pm
Saturday Night Dance with the hottest bands around! (See schedule below)


Banner Elk Summer Concerts in the Park

When
Thursdays from June 27th thru August 22nd

Where
Tate Evans Park
210 Park Ave, Banner Elk, NC 28604 

Cost
Free

Details
Locals and visitors look forward to this free concert series each year, with shows starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Tate-Evans Town Park Amphitheater. Outstanding local and regional bands play fun dance music suitable for all ages, from Southern Rock to Oldies and Soul/Funk. Food vendors are on site and there is a raffle to support the series. 

Some tips and answers to FAQs: Small picnic coolers are allowed and please make sure all beverages are in plastic cups. Chairs or a blanket are recommended and may be laid out on the morning of the concert. The shows start at 6:30 p.m.; arrival at 6 p.m. is suggested to find parking. Bug repellant is not usually necessary here in the High Country; but it never hurts to have it, just in case.

2019 Summer Concert Schedule
June 27 - Soul Benefactor
***July 4 - Special Concert Event as part of the July 4th Festivities - 12-6PM at the Historic Banner Elk School - Lineup: Clockworx, Smokin' Joe Band & The Extraordinaires***
July 11 - Roadrunnerz
July 18 -  Delta Fire
July 25 - The Night Move Band
August 1 - Split Shot
August 8 - The Collective
August 15 - The Starlighters with The Gumbo Gang
August 22 - Jocassee
August 29 - Rain back-up date


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Beech Mountain - Sunday Sunset Concert Series

Fred's General Mercantile, 501 Beech Mtn Pkwy, Beech Mountain

Sundays, July- August 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Location: Gazebo; bring a chair or blanket


Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

When
Concerts are on Sundays from 4 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. They take place in our intimate Atrium, which seats 60 guests. Seating is first come, first served and the museum opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays during the summer. Each concert will have a brief intermission.

Where
159 Ginny Stevens Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-9099

Details
BRAHM is excited to announce its 2019 Summer Concert Series! From old-time and Irish fiddling to classical violin playing, there’s a little something for everyone. Our concert series brings touring artists for intimate performances in the museum. Programs range from classical to old-time, traditional Appalachian to jazz - with something for all ages. Our concert series runs monthly from June to September, as well as special events. 

Ticket Information
Tickets for the 2019 season are on sale now and can be purchased online or in person at BRAHM’s front desk during regular museum hours.

Advance Purchase: $13, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $18 all others

Day of Show: $15, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $20 all others

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Concerts in the Courtyard

When
Every Other Saturday, June 8th - October 19th from 4 PM - 7 PM

Where
Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock

Details
FREE live tunes just for you! Swing by and enjoy live music, tasty bites, and happy deals. Listen to local musicians on stage in our brand new courtyard every other Saturday evening from 4 PM – 7 PM! The series includes swing music, beach music, and local community bands. The Chick-fil-A Boone Food Truck will be on site with yummy bites! Plus, register to win prizes too. Bring a lawn chair and your friends and family! All events are FREE & family friendly.

Line Up
June 8 - Swing Set
June 22 - Strictly Clean and Decent
July 6 - Watauga Community Bands 
July 20 - Swing Set
August 3 - Watauga Community Bands
August 17 - The Lucky Strikes Orchestra
August 31 - ASU Pep Band & High Standards Band 
September 14 - Deelin Ded
September 28 - High Standards Band
October 5 - Swing Set
October 19 - The Lucky Strikes Orchestra


Concerts in the Park

When
May 26 - The Watauga Community Band
June 16 - The King Bees (Blues/American Roots)
July 14 - Shay Martin Lovette (Folk)
August 11 - Ashley Heath (Soul Americana)
September 8 - Sam McKinney (Traditional & Contemporary)
October 6 - The Starlighters (Traditional Swing Music)

Where
Memorial Park
1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Cost
Free

Details
Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 4pm.


Crossnore Jam

CROSSNORE JAMS are held in the “Meeting House” in the center of town on the first Friday of the month throughout the year from 7:00 t0 9:00.
Jesse Smith provides lively Jam Sessions that are free and open to all.
Bring a musical instrument or just come to listen and enjoy the evening with Jesse and friends.

Jesse’s Update: Coming Soon!

CELEBRATING THE MAY AND OCTOBER JAM, A HOT DOG ROAST AROUND THE FIRE PIT BEGINS AT 6:00.

Crouse House Pickers

DATE/TIME: Every Monday @ 6 pm

LOCATION: Crouse Park, Sparta, NC - 60 Cherry Street, Sparta, 800-372-5473

COST: Free jam sessions are held on the house porch and stage. Bring an instrument if you want to join in! Bring a chair or blanket.
No admission is charged, but there is a tip jar for musicians and audience members contribute to expenses.

  • ✔ Family Friendly

  • ✔ Open Jam

  • ✔ Picnic Space


High Country Jazz Society

When
2nd Sunday of each month from May through October

Where
Meadowbrook Inn
711 Main Street Blowing Rock, NC 

Cost
$20 / $5 students

Details
Call the hotel at 828-295-4300 for your reservations or plan to arrive early for best seating. 



Linville Falls Winery Summer Music Series

When
Every Saturday and Sunday
April 27 - October 27
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where
9557 Linville Falls Hwy. Linville Falls, NC 28647
Blue Ridge Parkway Mile 317

Cost
Free

Details
Bands perform in our Events Room so that we never have to worry about weather. There is also plenty of covered space to enjoy a rainy day.


Mast General Store

Saturdays and Sundays

Noon (ish) to 2:00 p.m. (ish)

Original Mast Store, Valle Crucis

Live Music – Gather ‘round the back porch for some toe-tappin’ music performed by local bands. Music usually starts around noon (sometimes a little earlier) and lasts until 2 p.m. (sometimes a little later). You might hear old-time, bluegrass, Appalachian, Celtic, and maybe even a little classical while you’re there. 


Music in the Barn

When
3rd Saturday of the Month
April - October
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where
Hwy 194 N, Lansing, NC

Cost
Free

Details
The Music in the Barn Series promotes some of the best local bluegrass bands in the area. Rock Bottom Bluegrass  – May 19, Whiskey Fox Trot – June 15, Jest Country Bluegrass, – July 21, 421 West – August 17, Rock Bottom Bluegrass Band – September 21.


Music in the Valle

When
Fridays, 7:00 PM
May 24 - August 9

Fridays, 6:30 PM
August 16 - September 6

Where
Valle Crucis Community Park
2892 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC

Cost
Free, but a $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family to the park is recommended

Details
Seating is not provided, so bring chairs or a blanket. Food is available for purchase at all concerts. See link for performance and food truck listings.


Music on the Lawn

When
Fridays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
May 3 - October 11

Where
The Inn at Ragged Garden
203 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Cost
Free

Details
Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. See link for performance listings.


Music on the Porch

Todd Mercantile
3899 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684
(336) 877-5401


What: Free local Musicians on the porch (shaded!)
When: Every Saturday @ 1-3pm

Music on the porch every Saturday afternoon come enjoy the afternoon in the cool shade of the porch and listen to local musicians


Music on the Veranda

9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 414-9230

Sundays - 5:00-8:00pm; May-October

Join us for an evening of live music on our front veranda! Bring your own chair and enjoy live music that is local to the High Country. 

This event is always free.


Orchard at Altapass

1025 Orchard Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-9531

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Red, White & Bluegrass Jam

American Legion Building
333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-5222

Every first and third Tuesday night of the month, you can find the best mountain music in the high country at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, NC. Hosted by local bluegrass band “Surefire”, the RW&B Jam showcases local talent and is welcoming to musicians, singers, and dancers of any skill level. Every night is a completely different show and you really never know who might show up; from front porch pickers to Nashville’s finest. Food is served at 6:30 by the Brushy Fork Baptist Youth Group and the music starts at 7. We ask that you give a $5 donation at the door if you can and be prepared to have a good time with us!


The Jones House

When
Fridays, 5:00 PM (except for the Doc Watson Celebration which begins at 4 PM)
June - August

Where
The Jones House
604 West King Street, Boone, NC

Cost
Free

Details
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Free parking in downtown after 5:00 PM. See link for performance listings.


Todd Summer Concerts

When
Saturdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 15, June 29, July 4*, July 13, July 27, and August 10

*The King Bees concert will be held on July 4 right after the 11:00 AM Todd Liberty Parade

Where
Cook Memorial Park
3977 Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC

Cost
Free

Details
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Large tents will be set up to protect concert goers from sun or rain. Food and beverages are available for purchase.


West Jefferson Backstreet Park Concerts

When
Select Fridays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

May 31 - Wayne Henderson & Friends
June 7 - Lucky Strikes Trio
June 21 - The King Bees
June 28 - Crooked Road Ramblers
July 19 - Mountain Laurels
July 26 - Cane Mill Road
August 2 - Nobody’s Business
August 16 - Restless
August 23 - Gap Civil
August 30 - Zephyr Lighting Bolts

Where
1 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, N

Cost
Free

Details
Beautiful pocket park located on the Backstreet in historic downtown West Jefferson. Complete with a performing stage, this is the home for the free-admission Summer Concert Series presented by the West Jefferson Community Partnership.