June 18, 2012. The Town of Boone’s Concerts at the Jones House series will be hosting The New River Boys and The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers this Friday, June 22.
The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers are a Southern Appalachian Traditional Mountain Music String Band. The band has performed at venues such as the American Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian, Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, and the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The have won many ribbons, honorary awards and acknowledgements throughout their long history.
The New River Boys formed in an App State dormitory stairwell in 2009, and they have brought their blend of traditional and innovative string band music to the high country ever since. The group blends guitar, cello, and mandolin, combining influences from traditional mountain music to contemporary groups like the Avett Brothers, to classical music and original songs.
Concerts at the Jones House take place in downtown Boone at 604 W. King St. every Friday from June through September. The free concert starts at 5 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit in the lawn. The 2012 Concert series is sponsored by MPrints, Stickboy Bread/Melanie’s, Footsloggers, Mast General Store and the Downtown Boone Development Association. For a complete schedule, visit www.boone-nc.org or call 262-4576 for more information.