By Elly Murray
Daily Tunes will be bringing you live music performances in the High Country area for every day of the week. Get out there and enjoy the cool breezes and relaxing music of summer before it’s over!
In Lower Avery, Music at the Linville Falls Winery will have thirty different bands playing live music every Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The concerts take place in the beautiful forty-acre vineyard and are completely free of charge.
The musicians perform in an open air Tuscan style building, and quite a bit of the crowd leaks out onto the elegant vineyard grounds. The kids dart among the rows of grapes and other assorted fruits, and the Wisemans, the family that has been a part of Avery County for hundreds of years, watch proudly as patrons enjoy their vineyard music. The vineyard is located in a valley, and you need only tip your head up to gaze at the powerful, alluring mountains that we call home.
Performing this Saturday is local favorite, the Smokin’ Joe Band. They’re an incredible blues and rock band based out of West Sussex, and their performances are an experience like no other.
This Sunday, the Harris Brothers will take the stage at the Linville Falls Winery. This real brother duo from Western North Carolina performs a wide variety of genres, including roots, rock and roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, country, and bluegrass
The Linville Falls Winery usually has food vendors come and set up on big weekends like these, but they’re kind enough to allow outside food as well. Dogs are also allowed at the Winery, but must be on a leash, so feel free to bring your furry pal along.
Next week, the Linville Falls Winery will have a special Fourth of July performance from Tom Pillion, beginning at 3 p.m. Be sure to check it out!
There’s so many of these vineyard concerts this summer that you must attend at least one, to enjoy music from astounding musicians and allow yourself a night of relaxation.
The schedule for the music performances is as follows:
June 30: Smokin’ Joe Band
July 1: The Harris Brothers
July 4: Tom Pillion
July 7: Drayton Aldridge and Brooks Forsyth
July 8: Beach Music in the Mountains
July 14: Cane Mill Road
July 15: The Harris Brothers
July 21: Beach Music in the Mountains
July 22: Typical Mountain Boys
July 28: Soul Benefactor
July 29: Shelby Rae Moore Band
Aug. 4: Queen Bee and the Honeylovers
Aug. 5: Broken Angels
Aug. 11: Drayton and the Dreamboats
Aug. 12: Shelby Rae Moore Band
Aug. 18: Johnson Brothers
Aug. 19: Wayne Taylor and Friends
Aug. 25: Cahoots
Aug. 26: The Harris Brothers
Sept. 1: The Classics
Sept. 2: Shelby Rae Moore BAnd
Sept. 8: Sons of the South
Sept. 9: Wayne Taylor
Sept. 15: Bluegrass Blend
Sept. 16: The Lucky Strikes Band
Sept. 22: The Johnson Brothers
Sept. 23: The Harris Brothers
Sept. 29: Jerry, Mike & Bill
Sept. 30: Backstreet
Oct. 6: Cahoots
For more information on the 2018 Music at Linville Falls Winery, the artists, or their music, please check them out at https://www.linvillefallswinery.com/live-music/