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Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series Starts Friday, Check the Schedule for Your Kind of Free Music


Members from the Night Eagle Band, a "Rockin' Country Band" from Lenoir, scheduled to "jam" July 20.

June 21, 2012. The Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Town of Newland and Newland Business Association, will feature free music Fridays from 6 – 9 p.m. rain or shine. Check the schedule for rock and roll, 70s and 80s jam bands or Southern rock and blues. If it rains, concerts will be at the Heritage Arts Center, located next to Sandee’s Restaurant, at the light in Newland. Vendors with hot dogs, pizza, sodas, water, desserts and more will be selling weekly. The concert series will showcase local Avery County talent via open mike during the 20-minute half-time break and weekly prizes are given out via drawings and trivia questions.

The concert series is powered by the Newland Business Association at www.newlandbusiness.org.

June 22

Lee Griffen Trio (Rock and Roll)

Sponsor: Avery Animal Hospital

Here’s a Youtube sample:



June 29

Rod Horning Project (70s and 80s Jam Band; Buffalo, NY)

Sponsor: Carolina BBQ

July 6

Silvio Martinat (Big Band Swing)

Sponsor: Tom Allison Properties

July 13

Johnson Brothers (Bluegrass)

Sponsor: Williams YMCA of Avery County

July 20 

Night Eagle Band (Rockin’ Country; Lenoir, NC)

Sponsor: Avery Humane Society

July 27

Habitat Date – benefit show 

Mountain Laurels Celtic Band 

August 3

Tams (Beach Music; Atlanta, GA)

Sponsor: Gerald McKinney, Attorney

August 10

Evergreen (Rockin’ Nu-Grass; Shelby, NC)

Sponsor: Freedom Electech

August 17

Part Time Blues Band (Southern Rock and Blues; Charlotte, NC)

Sponsor: High Country Bank

August 24

The Legendary JC’s (Funk/Southern Soul/R&B; Orlando, FL)

Sponsor: Braswell Realty

August 31

Ruffin Street Band (Folk Rock; Linville, NC)

Sponsor: Blue Ridge Propane