By Jessica Isaacs | [email protected]
Head for the hills on Saturday, Sept. 17 for The Blowing Rock attraction’s annual outdoor music festival, which brings together both rising stars and seasoned veterans from the North Carolina music scene.
The festival aims to highlight some of the talented artists from our area and the genres of music that were born here in the mountains.
“Through the years, bluegrass, folk and Americana music has really blossomed,” said Charlie Sellers, the attraction’s owner. “There are a lot of musicians that are good who have not been noticed or focused on, and we feel like The Blowing Rock venue greatly enhances the High Country and the music that comes with it.”
Gates will open at The Blowing Rock at 10 a.m. and entertainers will perform on two stages from noon to sunset. Weather permitting, fireworks will close out the evening.
The festival will feature artists who are regulars on the local music scene, like The Harris Brothers, Soul Benefactor, Wayne Henderson, Shelby Rae Moore and more; but will also showcase newcomers to the area like Carolina Gator Gumbo, None of the Above and The Neighbors. Elvis will make an appearance, too!
“The people have become very attuned to music that originates in the High Country and in the South, and this is just a way for us to give them a new perspective on it through a one-day event,” Sellers explained.
The transitional period between summer and fall guarantees the perfect atmosphere for an outdoor music festival.
“It’s still fairly warm down in the low country, so people are able to come up to an outdoor event where it’s not 95 degrees,” said Sellers. “This event offers a very fine closure to our season and further promotes our area for people who may have not visited in many years.”
Get your tickets for $40 at the gate, $30 in advance or $40 in advance for reserved seating. Children under 12 get in for $10 and lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. VIP tents and overnight packages are available, too.
Call The Blowing Rock at 828-295-7183 or the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 800-295-7851 for tickets and more information.
Learn more at theblowingrock.com.
The Blowing Rock Music Festival Lineup
The Rock Stage:
12:15-1 p.m. Charlie Carpenter
1:15-2 p.m. Carolina Ray & Cecil Palmer
2:15-3 p.m. The Harris Brothers
3:15-4 p.m. Mitch Clark and Masten Cloer
4:15-5 p.m. The Nautical Wheelers
The Main Stage:
12:30-1:15 p.m. The Neighbors
1:30-2:15 p.m. Buck Haggard Band
2:30-3:15 p.m. None of the Above
3-4:15 p.m. Wayne Henderson & Friends
4:30-5:15 p.m. Carolina Gator Gumbo
5:30-6:15 p.m. Shelby Rae Moore Band
6:30-7:15 p.m. Soul Benefactor
7:30 p.m. Jam Out with the Harris Brothers
A Few Featured Artists:
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