Harris Brothers

The Harris Brothers perform at a previous Blowing Rock Music Festival.

School is out, vacation is imminent and the warm weather should be celebrated. The Blowing Rock Attraction offers two popular annual events sure to be fun for all ages.

Live music, dancing and spending time with loved ones while overlooking the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a formula for a great event.

Shagging at the Blowing Rock

Beach music and shag dancing at the Blowing Rock Attraction can mean one thing: the annual Shagging at the Blowing Rock returns on June 22.

This year’s lineup boasts beach music aficionados Silk Groove, the Holiday Band, The Tams and features Wayne Euliss as Elvis. Silk Groove will take the stage at 1:30 p.m., Wayne Euliss as Elvis and the Holiday Band will begin at 3:30 p.m. and The Tams will begin their set at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are $55, and tickets for children 12 and younger are $10. To purchase tickets call the Blowing Rock attraction at (828) 295-4812 or (828) 295-7111, or call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at (800) 295-7851.

Shagging at the Rock is a rain or shine event. No pets or umbrellas are allowed on the premises. Coolers are allowed and food vendors will be onsite as well.

The Blowing Rock Music Festival

Prepared to get blown away by local musical talents this summer. The 6th annual Blowing Rock Music Festival will take place on Sept. 14, rain or shine.

Hosted by the Blowing Rock Attraction and The Harris Brothers, the festival highlights local Americana, blues, rock, folk, jazz and soul musicians. The lineup for this year includes The Harris Brothers, Soul Benefactor, Wayne Henderson, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Shelby Rae Moore Band, the Jeff Little Trio, The Neighbors, Charlie Carpenter, Cecil Palmer, Gloria Coffey, Mitch and Masten and more.

Advance tickets will go on sale July 15. Adult tickets are $40 each and tickets for children 12 and younger are $10. VIP tents are $750, and include 10 tickets, a table and 10 chairs.

To purchase tickets, call the Blowing Rock attraction at (828) 295-4812 or (828) 295-7111, or call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at (800) 295-7851.

The festival does not allow refunds. No pets or umbrellas are allowed at the festival.

For more information about the festival, visit www.theblowingrock.com or email brockattraction@bellsouth.net.

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