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Monday Music Mash-Up; Our Listing of Live Music from Around the High Country for the Week of Oct. 20-27

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Oct. 20, 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. 21, 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.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Jones House Community and Cultural Center will host Jay Brown as part of the Indoor Concert Series. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and reservations are strongly recommended for the limited seating.

The Watauga Community Band will present a free concert Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall at ASU. The concert, conducted by Bill Winkler, will include marches, a jazz quartet for trumpet, The Barber Of Seville, Over The Rainbow, and other selections.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Appalachian State University’s 2014-15 Performing Arts Series will present Los Lobos at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The multiple Grammy Award-winning band has been cranking out tunes that combine elements of classic rock, blues, country, folk and R&B into a distinctly unique sound since 1973.

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, Oct. 25, 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 Saturday, Oct. 25, Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music will present Traditional Fiddle, Banjo and Song. Good friends, twin brothers Travis and Trevor Stuart and Alice Gerrard, will share the bill for the show for an evening of traditional fiddle and banjo music – plus a sampling of Alice’s best known songs from the 60’s up to her most recently penned compositions. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, $11 students. Children 12 and under are admitted free with adult. Advance tickets may be purchased at either Mast Store, Fred’s General, the Dulcimer Shop or Pandora’s Mailbox.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Green Park Inn’s Music on the Veranda will present The Harris Brothers starting at 5 p.m. For more information about this event, call 828-414-9230.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, 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!