By Madison Fisler Lewis
Nov. 10, 2014. Nothing says autumn 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 fall.
The Hayes School of Music Opera Theater will present “Amahl and the Nigh Visitors” and “The Impresario” Nov. 13-16 at Appalachian State University. The one-act operas will be performed in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Performance times are 8 p.m. Nov. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased through the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Box Office.
Jigs, hornpipes, reels and other Irish dance tunes will be performed Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The lively compositions will be performed by students in the Irish Ensemble in the Hayes School of Music. The free performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, head out to the Bayou Smokehouse and Grill for the free Concerts in the Courtyard. Enjoy the music stylings of the Whip Daddys and a free wine tasting every single week! Featured wines are always 10 percent off with wine amnesty offered. The Bayou is located at 130 E. Main St. in Banner Elk. For more information call 828-898-8952.
During the Boone Mall’s Veterans Day Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Watauga Community Band will play live music starting at 10:30 a.m. at center court. The lineup will feature patriotic and Americana music.
The Watauga Community Band will hold their weekly rehearsal on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the rehearsal hall at the Broyhill Music Center. 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.
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.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the weekly Blues Porch Jam will take place at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace. This Blues-Centric Jam Session features the Blues but caters to the whims, interests, and favorite tunes of those present. Musicians, vocalists, foot-stompers, groupies – all are welcome to this unplugged (no amps) session each Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, the Green Park Inn’s Music on the Veranda will present The Neighbors starting at 5 p.m. For more information about this event, call 828-414-9230.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, 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.
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