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Third Annual Blowing Rock Music Festival Slated for Saturday, September 17

The Blowing Rock Music Festival returns for a third year to The Blowing Rock in Blowing Rock on Saturday, September 17.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and the music runs continuously from noon until sunset, with fireworks to follow (weather permitting). Tickets are $30 in advance ($40 for advance reserve seating) and $40 on festival Saturday. Kids under 12 are $10. The outdoor event will take place rain or shine.

High and low temperatures on that day in the town average 69 and 51; perfect just-before-Fall conditions. Spectacular views and a gorgeous sunset from The Blowing Rock at no additional charge.

Entertainers and groups cover a wide range of musical genres, including Americana, folk, blues, rock, jazz and soul.  This year’s festival features Mitch Clark & Masten Cloer, Nautical Wheelers, The Neighbors, Carolina Ray & Cecil Palmer, Charlie Carpenter, The Harris brothers, None of the Above, Buck Haggard Band, Soul Benefactor, Carolina Gator Gumbo, Shelby Rae Moore and Wayne Henderson, with special guest appearances by the Tater Hill Mashers and, yes, Elvis!

For tickets, call The Blowing Rock at 828.295.7183 or the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851. For more information and an updated list of performers, visit www.theblowingrock.com/the-annual-blowing-rock-music-festival.

The Blowing Rock Music Festival is presented by The Blowing Rock.