Blowing Rock Nightlife


There are lots of places to enjoy great tunes in Blowing Rock!
See the listings and links below for regular Musical Events, Dinner Entertainment, and Late Night Musical Performances. Then, just in case you need to know: Late Night Food & Drink!

Hey, don’t forget about Ensemble Stage, the Jazz Society, and others: see our calendar for other events and performances!

Recurring Musical Events:

  • Music on the Lawn at Ragged Gardens. Each Friday night May-October, weather permitting, 5:30-8pm. Free! 828-295-9703 for band schedule.
  • Bolick and Traditions Pottery hosts Live Bluegrass Music with the Martin Laurel Band. At the Martin House on Main Street. Occasional Sundays June, July, & August, 2-4pm.  Free! Call 828-295-6128 for schedule.

Dinner and Cocktail Hour Entertainment:

  • Chetola Resort hosts live musical performances on the Timberlake’s patio during its “Steak on the Lake” special events each Wednesday. Reservations are suggested. Spring, Summer, and Fall. 828-295-5505

  • Green Park Inn welcomes local jazz pianist Charlie Ellis on Friday and Saturday evenings. 6-10pm. DJ every Thursday night in the Chesnut Grille from 6:30-9:00pm. Plus, on Sundays until New Year from 4:00-8:00pm, Music on the Veranda moves indoors! Performance schedule is posted at this link. 828-414-9230
  • Teenie Tuesday at rotating restaurants in Blowing Rock. Great drink specials, featured hors d’oeuvres, plus live music for many. No cover! Each Tuesday, 6:30-9pm. Call 828-292-9013 for more info.
  • Town Tavern features musical guests in the dining room, and outside on the patio in warmer months, each Friday night. A variety of performers, including several local favorites. Plus, for those who enjoy sports entertainment, you’ll be glad to know Town Tavern keeps NFL Sunday Ticket, along with plenty of tvs! Call 828-295-7500 for performance info.
  • Woodlands BBQ hosts local performers each evening during dinner. No cover, great classic tunes! 828-295-3651

Late Night Music

  • Canyons regularly hosts live bands, some well-known, others worth a look and listen. Each Friday and Saturday,  usually starting at 10pm, most with no cover. 828-295-7661
  • Twigs features live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Music usually starts at 9:30pm, most  performances with no cover. 828-295-5050

Late Night Food & Drink

  • Six Pence Pub serves food till 10pm on weekdays, and midnight on Friday and Saturdays. Bar open till 2am nightly. 828-295-3155

  • Canyons serves dinner till 10pm on Friday & Saturdays, with bar open till 2am. 828-295-7661
  • Twigs Restaurant serves food till 10pm on Friday & Saturdays, with bar open till 2am. 828-295-5050