Music in the Mountains | Highlands NC
Sweet harmonies bring passion back to the seasonal soundscape of Highlands evenings.
Highlands has an official summer soundtrack, and all you have to do is step outside and take a short walk to the center of town.
The return of the Highlands Twin Concert Series – Friday Nights Live and Saturdays on Pine – is a chance to breathe in some culture and the open-air.
Friday concerts are a jamboree of traditional Mountain Music – music made on banjos, fiddles, mandolins, dobros and guitars. It’s a wistful reminiscence of the famous dance parties of years ago at Highlands’ Helen’s Barn.
Saturdays on Pine are a welcome amalgam of several music genres. Bring a blanket and some blanket-ready fare and join friends and neighbors under the evening sky.
Friday Night Live concerts take place at Highlands Town Square from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Saturdays on Pine are at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on Pine Street and also begin at 6:00 P.M. The weekend series continues through October 22 and concerts are free.
It’s an irresistible plunge into the joys of live music, which vanished from the Plateau’s cultural landscape last year.
For example, the Foxfire Boys band is a versatile, high-energy band that grew out of the Foxfire Program in northeast Georgia. The band has been together for over 30 years and has performed at venues such as: Grand Ole Opry, Fire On The Mountain Show, and much more.
Johnny Webb’s laid-back yet seasoned and professional performances give audiences a truly exceptional musical experience with a down-home flavor and a line-up of country music songs-both old and new. Their versatility and song selections span over 50 years of music, and they are constantly updating their repertoire of songs.
For more information about Saturdays on Pine or Friday Night Live, visit highlandschamber.org or call (828) 526-2112.
Here’s August’s Lineup:
August 6, Friday Night Live – Foxfire Boys at Town Square, 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.; August 7, Saturdays on Pine – High Five at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.;
August 13, Friday Night Live – Chatham Rabbits at Town Square, 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.; August 14, Twilight 5K Concert – Band TBA at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
August 20, Friday Night Live – Sycamore Flats at Town Square, 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.; August 21, Saturdays on Pine – ZuZu Welch at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.;
August 27, Friday Night Live Concert – Trudition at Town Square, 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.;
And No Concert for August 28