By JESSICA ISAACS
Ready to start celebrating summertime in the High Country? If so, grab your lawn chair and head on over to the Best Cellar Restaurant at the Inn at Ragged Gardens on Friday night for the return of Blowing Rock’s popular “Music on the Lawn” concert series.
The series will host a different band on the lawn each Friday between now and October (weather permitting). Performances take place between 5:30-8:30 p.m. each week, and the Best Cellar will offer a cash bar and lawn menu.
The lawn menu will include items like pimento cheese, antipasto, hummus with homemade chips and vegetables, grilled brie and southwestern spiced beef nachos.
The Best Cellar owner Rob Dyer said the outdoor concert series is popular in the area because it brings people together to enjoy summer living in the High Country.
“I think it’s spring and summer and being able to do stuff outside,” Dyer said. “Just enjoying the great mountain air, the good weather, listening to some good music and visiting with some friends.”
Dyer said they’re glad to welcome back favorites like the Harris Brothers and Soul Benefactor, as well as many others who are known for putting on a good show.
“All of our guys play great music, and a lot of our bands are local, too,” Dyer said.
A different nonprofit organization will be featured each week, too, and its representatives will share their mission with the community.
The concerts are free, but make sure you get there early with lawn chair in town to lock down a good spot.
Due to property regulations, no pets, coolers or outside food and beverage will be allowed.
We’ll see you there!
Check out our updated events calendar for “Sounds of Summer” local concert series line-ups and other ongoing programs.
Here’s the summer “Music on the Lawn” line-up for 2015:
FRI. MAY 8: Out of the Blue
FRI. MAY 15: The Harris Brothers
FRI. MAY 22: Drive South
FRI. MAY 29: Worthless Son in Laws
FRI. JUNE 5: Supa Tight
FRI. JUNE 12: Soul Benefactor
FRI. JUNE 19: The Harris Brothers
FRI. JUNE 26: Smokey Breeze
FRI. JULY 3: The Harris Brothers
FRI. JULY 10: Soul Benefactor
FRI. JULY 17: Soul Purpose
FRI. JULY 24: The Nautical Wheelers
FRI. JULY 31: Drive South
FRI. AUG. 7: King Bee’s
FRI. AUG. 14: Soul Benefactor
FRI. AUG. 21: The Harris Brothers
FRI. AUG. 28: Possum Jenkins
FRI. SEP. 4: Smokey Breeze
FRI. SEP. 11: Soul Benefactor
FRI. SEP. 18: The Harris Brothers
FRI. SEP. 25: Lucky Strikes
FRI. OCT. 2: Worthless Son in Laws
FRI. OCT. 9: Soul Benefactor