Concert features New River Boys, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers is a Southern Appalachian traditional mountain music string band. The band has performed at venues such as the American Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian, Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., and the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tenn. They have won many ribbons, honorary awards and acknowledgements throughout their long history.
The New River Boys formed in an Appalachian State University dormitory stairwell in 2009, and they have brought their blend of traditional and innovative string band music to the High Country ever since. The group blends guitar, cello and mandolin, combining influences from traditional mountain music, to contemporary groups such as the Avett Brothers, to classical music and original songs.
Concerts at the Jones House take place in downtown Boone at 604 W. King St. every Friday from June through September. The free concert starts at 5 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit in the lawn.
The 2012 Concert series is sponsored by MPrints, Stickboy Bread and Melanie's, Footsloggers, Mast General Store and the Downtown Boone Development Association.
For a complete schedule, visit http://www.boone-nc.org or call (828) 262-4576 for more information.