By Madison Fisler Lewis
Oct. 6, 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.
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 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 North Carolina Symphony will make its way to Boone next month for a musical performance with students from the Hayes School of Music. On Oct. 7, the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University will host the North Carolina Symphony conducted by Associate Conductor David Glover.
The Girl Code/Guy Code Tour featuring comedian Jordan Carlos and guest Phoebe Robinson will bring a night full of laughter to teh stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
On Friday, Oct. 10, the Best Cellar presents Jody Lee Hager. The Best Cellar hosts a free outdoor concert each Friday night, and is located at 203 Sunset Dr. in Blowing Rock. For more information, call 828-295-9703.
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, Klee and Mike will perform, with The Joe Randolph Band performing on Saturday evening.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music will honor the legacy of its founder with “A Tribute to Joe Shannon.” This performance, presented at the First Baptist Church of Blowing Rock, features the Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys and begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Blues Porch Jam will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace. The intent of The Blues Porch is to bring musicians, vocalists and listeners together in a format that lets everyone participate easily and fluidly. For this, The Blues is the perfect focal point. The Blues Porch will not be a jam session confined to the Blues.
Oktoberfest is back at Sugar Mountain Resort, and this year is expected to be ever better than ever! On Oct. 11-12, the sights, sounds and flavors of Bavaria will abound as hundreds of attendees flock 5,300 feet up the mountain to enjoy one of the most highly-anticipated annual festivals of the year. The musical atmosphere will be set by the Harbour Town Fest Band, as well as a special performance by the Valle Crucis Middle School Band. Guests will also enjoy the annual Oom Pah Band, yodeling, acordions, Alpenhorns and dancing!
On Sunday, Oct. 12, 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. 12, 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.
On Homecoming weekend, the Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble will present the multi-award winning musical comedy “Urinetown” by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. Performances take place at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and are available in the lobby of the Valborg Theatre Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 p.m.
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