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.
May 23, 2021- Shay Martin Lovette
Folk, Indie, and Homestyle Roots Music from a Boone, North Carolina based songwriter and musician.
June 13, 2021 – Alex Key & the Locksmiths
Alex Key is a country singer, songwriter, and Nashville recording artist based out of Wilkesboro, NC. Alex’s songwriting has been acclaimed by many including legendary Grammy award winning songwriter, Jim Lauderdale (King Of Broken hearts- George Strait.) When it comes time for the band to hit the stage, you’ll hear influences from all over come out. You’ll get to hear their take on many songs you know, that you’ll want to sing along to, and you’ll get to hear many of the originals!
July 18, 2021- The King Bees
The King Bees, Rob “Hound Dog” Baskerville and Penny “Queen Bee” Zamagni call the mountains of North Carolina home, but travel the world with their Blues and American Roots music.
August 15, 2021– Ashley Heath
Ashley Heath is an Americana Musician hailing from Asheville, NC who fronts band Ashley Heath and Her Heathens. With a voice often described as “velvet soul,” Asheville songwriter Ashley Heath has been winning over the hearts of Americana music lovers since she gave up her barista apron in the spring of 2015. Currently on tour in support of her sophomore album “Where Hope Never Dies,” Heath continues to deliver her signature blend of sultry blues and anthemic rock n’ roll arrangements.
September 12, 2021– Angela Easterling
Her most recent release, “Common Law Wife”, went all the way to number 1 on the Roots Music Report Americana Country Airplay Chart, and remained in the top five on that chart for over 2 months, garnishing much praise in the press. Her album, “BlackTop Road”, produced by Will Kimbrough, was on the Americana top 40 airplay chart for 7 weeks.
October 3, 2021- Handlebar Betty
Handlebar Betty is a genre bending, harmony driven, Appalachian folk-grass band born out of Boone, North Carolina. Swapping instruments and lead vocals from song to song; Handlebar Betty creates a unique sound that is dark, driving, and earthy; bringing forth a genuine approach to acoustic/electric music.
1036 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605