Atwood, Young and Primm

Krista Wells Atwood, Amy Marie Young and Matthew Primm are pictured.

BLOWING ROCK — The Monday Night Concert Series is a free and family friendly entertainment opportunity that takes place at the Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock. This casual cabaret show features jazz, musical theater, country and contemporary favorites. The Town of Blowing Rock sponsors the event for visitors and residents of the High Country.

This year marks the 20th year of the Monday Night Concert Series, known in its early years as “Farm House Live.” The concerts began as a spin-off of the Blackwell’s Farm House Inn, where college students were hired as singing waiters. In 1998 the Farm House was closed and sold by the owner known as Mama B. The large inn and restaurant that overlooked the Blowing Rock gorge was demolished and is now site to several private homes.

Mama B’s son, E.J. Blackwell, and daughter-in-law, Shirl Blackwell, worked with then-college student Amy Marie Young to begin the concert series. Their greatest desire was to keep the Farm House spirit alive by keeping the music playing.

July 1 will feature Amy Marie Young and Krista Wells Atwood, both former Farm House singing waiters. They were performers on the very first concert in the park 20 years ago. Jazz guitarist Andy Page will perform along with Matthew Primm on piano and viola. Concert goers can expect a wide variety of music, including a patriotic sing-a-long to usher in the Fourth of July.

The Monday Night Concert Series will take place at the Broyhill Park, in the gazebo on the pond, at 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock. Performances begin at 7 p.m, run an hour and 15 minutes. The inclement weather location is the American Legion Building off of Park Ave. Concerts are free and open to the public and concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their comfort. Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation proudly sponsors the Monday Night Concert Series. The series runs every Monday in July.

Visit AmyMarieProductions.com for a full performer line up or call Blowing Rock Parks and Rec at (828) 295-5222 with questions.

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