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Buskers Fest in Boone

Downtown Boone King Street, Boone, NC

The Watauga Arts Council is partnering with the Downtown Boone Development Association and the Jones House to present a First Friday Art Crawl like no other!

Head over to Downtown Boone to experience the arts in action as you walk the streets visiting the galleries, shops, and restaurants. 

Artists, musicians, and performers will be on the streets from Turchin Center all the way down King Street. Explore the galleries and shops of downtown Boone and enjoy a rich experience along the way.

Free Entry
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Music on the Lawn Series

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! 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!

FREE
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Music on the Lawn Series

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! 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!

FREE
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Live: Charlie Ellis- Fridays & Saturdays

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn.

FREE
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Live Music at Chetola- Wednesdays thru Saturdays

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Free live music, Wednesday through Saturday! Performances from local musicians like The Lucky Strikes, Klee Liles, Edward Main, Andy Ferrell and more. Full live music schedule can be found at the website link below.

Free admission

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The Tommy Emmanuel concert is part of the recently-announced Mast Store Americana Music Series on the Doc Watson Stage of the Appalachian Theatre. This series is intended to be an ongoing, year-round program of artists and events celebrating the genre unique to our country. The ”C.G.P.” after Emmanuel’s name stands for “Certified Guitar Player.” This […]

$44
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Live Music at Town Tavern- Fridays

Town Tavern Blowing Rock 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock

Live music every Friday night.  All live music, karaoke, and special events are free entry unless otherwise noted on restaurant website.  Late shows are inside and early shows are on our outdoor patio- check the online calendar!

no cover

Valle Country Fair

Valle Fair Grounds NC 194, Valle Crucis, NC

The annual Valle Country Fair is a sure favorite among locals and visitors. Local food and crafts fill the space, while musicians and demonstrators entertain all day. Admission is free, but bring cash for parking and easy shopping. Tip: If you plan to attend both Valle Country Fair and Woolly Worm Festival on Saturday, arrive […]

Free admission, fees for parking

Woolly Worm Festival

Banner Elk Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, NC

The quirky and light-hearted Woolly Worm Festival is an event that you won’t see anywhere else!  Enjoy traditional festival fare like crafts, plenty of festival food vendors, and live music, plus the Woolly Worm Wace. Bring cash for discounted admission! Parking around town is available and managed by local non-profits raising money- parking rates vary […]

$4.00 – $12
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The Red, White, & Bluegrass Jam

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Located at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, NC every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from April to November. Come to listen or bring your instrument and join right in! Food is supplied at 6:00 PM and music begins at 7:00 PM. There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to […]

$5.00

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Folk legend Pete Seeger said, “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” For over 50 years, “Folk Music’s […]

$25

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway and her brand-new band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith Hynes, and bassist Shelby Means, are touring the United States in 2022 in support of Tuttle’s forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut.

$30

Jim Lauderdale at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

At any given time, you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a new track in the studio or working through a spontaneous melody at his home in Nashville. And if he’s not actively crafting new music, he’s certainly thinking about it.

$20 – $25

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join us for hot chocolate, caroling, and visits with Santa. The festival is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and is the perfect time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring […]

FREE