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Monday Music Mash-Up; Our Listing of Live Music from Around the High Country for the Week of Oct. 13-20

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Oct. 13, 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.

imgresOn Tuesday, Oct. 14, 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.

The Watauga Community Band will hold a rehearsal on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Watauga Community Band meets every Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. in room 119 of Broyhill Music Center at ASU. 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 artist with no cover charge. On Friday, The Doesn’t Madder Band  will perform, with Groove Bucket performing on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music will present Mountain Front Porch Picking and Singing featuring Strictly Strings and Jim Avett. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Blowing Rock School Auditorium.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, 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, Oct. 19, 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, Oct. 19, 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 [email protected] and tell us all about it!