Weekend Events ~ August 21-24

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AUGUST 21
Summer Concerts in Banner Elk Park. 6:30 PM, Free. Rain location: Banner Elk Elementary. www.townofbannerelk.org.

AUGUST 22
Appalachian Regional Library Branches will be closed for staff training. The Libraries will open on Saturday as scheduled.

AUGUST 22
West Jefferson’s FREE Concerts in the BackStreet Park continue this month on Friday, 6-8pm. Don’t miss the group, Big Country Bluegrass, delivering their own hard-driving style of bluegrass that makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. The very best of traditional bluegrass music! If you’ve never been to West Jefferson, it’s a really quaint and beautiful downtown, with huge murals on the buildings. This will be a wonderful family event!

AUGUST 22
Concert on the lawn at the Jones House in Boone 5:00 PM. www.watauga-arts.org
Echo Park and Jessica Presnell

AUGUST 23-24
Tweetsie Railroad: Locals (Watauga, Ashe, Avery) get in half price this weekend! August 23-24! You must bring a driers license or utility bill to prove residence.

AUGUST 23rd
Music on the Mountain, noon-11pm, High Country Fair Grounds on 421 near Deep Gap.
Proceeds will benefit NC Green Power, High Country Conservancy and Appalachian’s Energy Center. The festival will feature a mix of bluegrass, soul and funky acoustic jams. www.musiconthemountain.net/

AUGUST 23
10th Annual Jack Tales Festival, 9 AM – 5 PM, Blowing Rock. www.rayhicks.com

I’m not totally sure about the next events, but I plan to find out more information today. If anyone knows details, please leave a comment!


I heard on the 1200 WXIT that High Country Honda is having a big shindig this weekend, including music, inflatables, food, etc. I’ll call them today and update with the information.

Did I leave anything out? Leave a comment and tell us what you’re doing with your family this weekend..

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