Friday afternoon concert series returns to Sunset Drive
By Jeff Eason
April showers bring May flowers. And when the flowers are blooming in May, the musicians come out to play.
The Inn at Ragged Gardens on Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock will kick off its third annual Music on the Lawn series at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9th with a special performance by the country-rock band Buck Haggard.
The show is free and open to the public.
The Inn at Ragged Gardens hosts these outdoor music shows from May through October (weather permitting) and at the height of the summer they attract several hundred people to the front lawn of the historic inn for an afternoon of good music and socializing.
A cash bar and lawn menu are available, courtesy of the Best Cellar.
Guests are encouraged to being lawn chairs and arrive early to secure a spot on the lawn. Dogs, coolers and outside food are not permitted.
Each week a local non-profit organization is featured to educate the public about good work being done in our community.
The 2014 Concert on the Lawn schedule includes The Buck Haggard Band (May 9), Soul Benefactor (May 16), Supa Tight (May 23), The Harris Brothers (May 30), Smokey Breeze (June 6), The King Bees (June 13), The Harris Brothers (June 20), Soul Benefactor (June 27), Supa Tight (July 4), Soul Benefactor (July 11), Matt and Bruce (July 18), The Harris Brothers (July 25), Smokey Breeze (August 1), Drive South (August 8), Worthless Son-In-Laws (August 15), The Lucky Strike Jazz Band (August 22), The Harris Brothers (August 29), Supa Tight (September 5), Rama Jay (September 12), Soul Benefactor (September 19), The Harris Brothers (September 26) and Smokey Breeze (October 3).
For more information, call the Inn at Ragged Gardens at (828) 295-9703.