By Madison Fisler Lewis
Jan. 26, 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, Jan. 27. 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.
Beginner Shag Lessons! Dance lessons just in time for Valentine’s Day! Lessons will be on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Boone. The price is $30 for six weeks, starting Jan. 6. For more information, contact Boone Shag Club President Chip Nowood at 828-963-2665.
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”.
Electronic music fans in Boone have something to get excited about. The Rain Drops Tour, headlined by Colorado artist Paper Diamond, will come to Legends at Appalachian State University on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Doors will open at 9 p.m. Tickets are currently available to purchase online at the Legends website or at the ticket desk in Plemmons Student Union, which is open Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, The Pedalin” Pig will host live acoustic music in the bar area. For more information, call the Pedalin” Pig at 828-898-7500.
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, Jan. 30. The Maureen Renihan Jazz Trio will perform for restaurant patrons.
On Friday, Jan. 30, 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.
On Sunday, Jan. Feb. 1, 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!