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Summer Music Continues: Here’s Who’s Playing in the High Country This Weekend

School’s back in session and the summer season is drawing to a close, but it’s not time just yet to say goodbye to the High Country’s variety of weekly local concerts.

The Tillers
The Tillers

The popular Todd Summer Music Series, hosted by the Todd Community Preservation Organization, brings you its final concert of the summer with a performance from Cincinnati-based bluegrass group The Tillers. The show kicks off at 6 p.m. at Todd’s Cook Memorial Park and will also offer up food and beverages for purchase.

Concerts on the Lawn at the Jones House Community Center in downtown Boone will host an Old-Time Showcase this week with bands including The Elkville Stringband, The Sheets Family and Strictly Strings on Friday night. Its season will close next week on Aug. 26 with a performance featuring North Carolina songwriters Jay Brown, David Childers, Aaron Burdett and the Worthless Son-In-Laws.

In Newland this week, The Lucky Strikes will bring some great oldies tunes to Riverwalk Park for what was originally scheduled to be the community’s last show of the season. The Greater Newland Association recently announced a surprise finale concert that will close out the season on Aug. 26 with a local favorite, the Dave Calvert Collective.

Among the series that will continue this weekend and roll on into September are Thursday evening concerts at Tate-Evans Park in Banner Elk, Friday night Music in the Valle concerts at Valle Crucis Community Park, Saturday afternoon tunes at Beech Mountain Resort’s 5506’ Skybar, Saturday and Sunday music at Linville Falls Winery and Tuesday evening concerts at Bayou Smokehouse and Grill in Banner Elk.

The popular Friday night Concerts on the Lawn at The Best Cellar restaurant at the Inn at Ragged Gardens in Blowing Rock will continue this weekend and through October.

Here’s a list of who’s playing this weekend in the High Country:

Friday, Aug. 19

Newland Riverwalk Concerts: The Road Trip Band
Newland Riverwalk Bandshell, greaternewland.org, 828-278-8360

Concerts on the Lawn: Old-Time Showcase
Jones House Community Center, joneshouse.org, 828-268-6280

Music on the Lawn: Drive South
The Best Cellar, Blowing Rock, ragged-gardens.com, 828-295-3466

Music in the Valle: Dashboard Hula Boys
Valle Crucis Community Park, vallecrucispark.com, 828-963-9239

Saturday, Aug. 20

Live Music at 5506’ SkyBar: Sweet Sweet
Beech Mountain Resort, beechmountainresort.com, 828-387-2011

Music at Linville Falls Winery: Clay Lunsford
Linville Falls, linvillefallswinery.com, 828-765-1400

Blowing Rock Rotary Annual Charity Auction
American Legion Hall, blowingrockrotary.org/rotary-charity-auction

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music: The Cockman Family
Harvest House Performing Arts, mountainhomemusic.com, 828-964-3392

Todd Summer Music: The Tillers
Cook Memorial Park, toddnc.org, 828-263-6173

Sunday, Aug. 21

Music at Linville Falls Winery: Shelby Rae Moore
Linville Falls, linvillefallswinery.com, 828-765-1400

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Concert in the Courtyard: The Original Whip Daddys
Bayou Smokehouse, bayousmokehouse.com, 828-898-8952