Live Music Hot Spots

Live music is a great way to let loose and relax during your visit in Blowing Rock. Many restaurants feature talented local artists throughout the week. There is entertainment for all to enjoy- no cover for these regular performances!

Town Tavern
The Town Tavern is a downtown sports bar and is within walking distance of many hotels and inns. Monday through Saturday they are open until 2am, and on Sundays they are open until midnight. Every Friday night they have live music on the patio (weather permitting, inside if not) and karaoke on Saturdays. Music is often scheduled on other nights of the week in summer. There is always something going on at the Town Tavern!

Twigs
Twigs is known as romantic and casual dining experience with a great bar, located on Valley Boulevard. They are open until 11pm most nights, with later hours Friday and Saturday when they stay open till 1:30am. Live music starts at 8:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and keeps playing until 12:30am. A lot of well-known local artists perform here and you can call Twigs to see what the lineup is for the weekend.

The Inn at Ragged Gardens
Every Friday night from May through mid-October, the lawn in front of the Inn at Ragged Gardens is full of music-lovers! As long as weather permits, there’s a free live performance to enjoy at Music on the Lawn. Bring a chair or blanket for the lawn, and enjoy drinks from the cash bar outside. It has become a major summer staple event! Concerts begin at 5:30pm. The full schedule is found on the Inn’s website.

Speckled Trout
The Speckled Trout has a locally-focused menu and relaxed atmosphere. They are open Sunday, Monday, and Thursday until 9pm, and Friday and Saturday until 10pm. Located downtown, they are close to many shops and accommodations. Every Thursday they host local musicians from 6pm to 8pm, outdoors when weather permits. Their line up for the upcoming weeks can be found on their website.

Woodlands BBQ
Guests come to Woodlands for their BBQ, and they stay for the live music. Nightly music starts at 6pm and features a rotation of artists throughout the week. They are open Sunday-Thursday until 9pm, and Friday and Saturday until 10pm. Check out the daily drink specials!

Chetola Resort
Offering several themed evenings each week, Chetola invites everyone to relax and enjoy time together at Timberlake’s Restaurant. On Thursdays, Music & Oyster Night features the Starlighters swing band. Every Friday and Saturday (weather permitting), live music entertains by the lakeside fire pit where s’mores supplies are available from 7pm to 10pm.

Ridgeline
The Ridgeline is the perfect place to enjoy great local food and watch the sunset over the mountains. On Sundays, it’s the place to be for Jazz Brunch!  Todd Wright & Friends have a long tradition of performing for Sunday Brunch in this location, and they are well-loved for good reason. Ridgeline’s other live entertainment has varied schedules so keep a lookout on their website for upcoming performances.

Green Park Inn
The Green Park Inn is a legendary location here in Blowing Rock. Restored to its original grandeur, the hotel offers a unique ambiance. Starting at 6pm every Friday and Saturday, Charlie Ellis performs on the piano from 6pm until 9pm in the lobby. He is a local legend in his own right, and his captivating music is sure to make for a very romantic evening. The hotel also presents Music on the Veranda on Sunday evenings in summer. This historic site is a Blowing Rock “must see.”

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