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Weekend Concert Series

by Mary Jane McCall


There’s a crispness in the air, the days are growing shorter, the katydids are singing their fall lullabies, and all signs that fall is in the air. Speaking of lullabies and things musical, there’s still plenty of opportunities to enjoy live music at one of our weekend concert series. These concerts have become family favorites and are the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday Night Live concerts take place at Highlands Town Square from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Saturdays on Pine are at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on Pine Street and also begin at 6:00 P.M. These concerts offer the chance to hear some of the finest music our region has to offer.

Friday Night Live features traditional mountain music, and an opportunity for the audience to participate by singing, clapping, tapping your feet, or dancing if the mood strikes. It’s audience participation as its best and the bands feed off the energy. Curtis Blackwell and his band play on September 6. If you like bluegrass, and have a favorite song, this band knows it. Actually, the same could be said of Foxfire Boys who take the stage on September 13. Johnny Webb Band plays country favorites on September 20. Silly Ridge Roundup closes the month on September 27.

Saturdays on Pine rock and roll right on through September this year with Shane Meade and The Sound starting the month off on September 7 with their soul infused rock sounds, sponsored by Spartina 449. Appalachian rockers Fletcher’s Grove plays on September 14, sponsored by TJ Bailey’s. Silly Ridge Roundup completes the month on September 21 with their energetic, eclectic blend of Americana, bluegrass and folk music, sponsored by Old Edwards Inn & Spa.

Don’t miss your final chances of the year to enjoy this fun-filled family-friendly event.

For more information about Saturdays on Pine or Friday Night Live, visit highlandschamber.org or call (828) 526-2112.

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