One of the more anticipated events at MerleFest – presented by Lowe’s and slated this year for April 24-27 – is the Midnight Jam, the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history.
Nov. 28, 2012. “Mountain Home Music closes its concert season each year with An Appalachian Christmas,” said Joe Shannon, founder and host of Mountain Home Music. “It’s a free concert, but a collection is taken and 100 percent of the proceeds go to The Hospitality House and to Santa Toy Box.”
July 31, 2012. Before “bluegrass” became a style of music, it was simply the name of a band: “Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys.” In 1938 the band made their first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, and the music was so well received– and became so popular–over time, the name “bluegrass” evolved into a genre, a style of music.
July 17, 2012. Mountain Home Music will present bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music on Sunday, July 22 at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Boone. No admission will be charged, but a collection will be taken and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Community Care Clinic, a Boone-based nonprofit organization that serves the uninsured. The Strictly Clean & Decent Band and The Sheets Family Band will be featured.
July 12, 2012. The Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Town of Newland and Newland Business Association, will feature free music this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. rain or shine. The concert, featuring the Johnson Brothers has moved to the Hugh Chapman center.
June 18, 2012. The Town of Boone’s Concerts at the Jones House series will be hosting The New River Boys and The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers this Friday, June 22.
May 29, 2012. The Martin Laurel Band will begin the 3rd season of live bluegrass music on June 3. The concerts will run every Sunday from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. thru the end of August. The Martin House Complex is located at 1116 Main Street in the heart of town. Built in 1870 the building is one of the oldest in Blowing Rock.
Feb. 9, 2012. LENOIR — Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s student Physical Therapist Assistant Club is sponsoring the “Bluegrass Attack: Helping to Eliminate Veteran Homelessness” fundraiser for the Veteran Transitional Advocacy Board and CCC&TI PTA Scholarships.