Feb. 16, 2015. Nothing warms you up in the winter like live music, and the High Country has enough live music events to keep you tapping your toes all season long. Each week, the Monday Music Mash-up is your go-to spot to find the latest news on concerts, shows and gigs all throughout the High Country. Check out the website every Monday for the latest lineup, and make a plan to enjoy some tunes this winter.
The Watauga Community Band will hold its practice on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The band performs several concerts of various styles of music throughout the year, and is open to community members who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. ASU and CCC students may receive class credit if desired.
Boone Healing Arts Center will host modern dance lessons on Wednesdays. In this Modern Dance class, participants will explore full-body movements, technical specificity and strength building as they experience the sensation of moving through space and time. To correspond with the New Year, the theme for music in January”s Modern Dance Class is “A New Start”.
Axiom Brass, a Chicago-based brass quintet, will perform Feb. 18 at Appalachian State University. The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall is free and open to the public. The ensemble specializes in concerts that cover a diverse range of musical genres from original brass quintet to transcriptions encompassing more than 400 years of music tradition. Their program, “New Standards,” will feature works by composers such as Brenard Rands, Victor Ewald, Johann Sebastian Bach, Patrice Caratini, Astor Piazzolla, Liduino Pitombeira.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, The Pedalin” Pig will host live acoustic music in the bar area. For more information, call the Pedalin” Pig at 828-898-7500.
Summer fiddlers conventions, festivals and campfires are coming down the pike, and dozens of musicians will be gearing up for picking season with weekly music lessons at the Jones House starting on Feb. 5. The Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department is currently accepting new enrollment in the popular Boone JAMS music lessons program, which is open to kids from age six and up, including adults. For more information about this program click here.
Twig’s Restaurant in Blowing Rock hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. featuring great local and regional artists with no cover charge.
Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort will host Friday Night Jazz starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. The Maureen Renihan Jazz Trio will perform for restaurant patrons.
Jazz drummer Lewis Nash will join Appalachian Jazz Ensemble I for a Feb. 20 performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The performance is sponsored by The Music Center located in Lenoir, Hickory, Morganton, Gastonia, Statesville and Asheville, and Pearl Drums. Nash has been featured on more than 300 recordings during his 30-plus year career.
On Friday, Feb. 20, Lost Province Brewing Company will host Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Five with the release of a special 12-gallon cask of beer at 5 p.m. along with live music.
A range of compositions for symphony band and wind ensemble will be performed Feb. 21 at Appalachian State University. The free performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. It is being held in conjunction with the Northwest District Band Clinic. Kevin Gray Richardson will conduct the Appalachian Symphony Band and John Stanley Ross will conduct the Appalachian Wind Ensemble. Graduate conductors are Onsby C. Rose and Matthew Brusseau.
On Sunday, Jan. Feb. 22, Canyons in Blowing Rock will host the weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch with Todd Wright. Starting at 11 a.m., the event will feature live jazz music at Canyons located at 8960 Valley Blvd. in Blowing Rock. For more information about this event, call 828-295-7661.
Know of a concert that we missed? Shoot us an email at Madison@highcountrypress.com and tell us all about it!