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Jul 4

Summer Sounds - July 4th

Live Music
  • Date & Time

    July 4, 2:00 PM – July 4, 2024, 8:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Celebrate the 4th of July in style at the Nantahala Outdoor Center with a fantastic lineup of music that includes a special Back Porch Thursday session followed by an energetic main event on the Main Stage. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Independence Day with live music, beautiful surroundings, and great company.

Back Porch Thursdays with Juan Holladay (2 PM – 5 PM on the Porch): Kick off your 4th of July festivities with the soothing sounds of Juan Holladay, who will grace the Porch from 2 PM to 5 PM. Juan is known for his soulful blend of blues and indie rock, offering a relaxing and engaging performance that’s ideal for a leisurely afternoon. His unique voice and guitar skills provide a heartfelt soundtrack that’s perfect for celebrating freedom and independence in a tranquil setting. The Porch, known for its cozy atmosphere and scenic views, is a fantastic spot to unwind and enjoy the music.

4th of July Celebration with Andrew Thelston Band (5 PM – 8 PM on the Main Stage): As the evening sets in, the celebration shifts to the Main Stage with the Andrew Thelston Band from 5 PM to 8 PM. Known for their explosive energy and rock-driven sound, the Andrew Thelston Band will deliver a powerful performance filled with original songs and classic covers that embody the spirit of Independence Day. This event is perfect for those ready to rock out and enjoy a vibrant, lively evening under the summer sky.

The transition from the mellow tunes of Juan Holladay to the dynamic performance of the Andrew Thelston Band offers a well-rounded musical experience that caters to different tastes and moods. Between shows, consider grabbing a bite at the Big Wesser Riverside Pub for some casual dining or enjoy a more refined meal at River’s End Restaurant, where you can savor dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

This 4th of July at the Nantahala Outdoor Center promises a day filled with great music, delicious food, and the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Bring your friends and family to celebrate Independence Day in a truly memorable way with live performances that capture the essence of freedom and festivity. Don’t miss out on this special day of music, celebration, and community spirit!

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