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Jun 27

Summer Sounds - June 27th

Live Music
  • Date & Time

    June 27, 3:00 PM – June 27, 2024, 6:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Get ready for a fantastic Thursday at the Nantahala Outdoor Center with not just one, but two special events planned for June 27th. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some relaxing tunes or celebrate a grand opening, this day has something exciting for everyone.

Back Porch Thursdays with Melissa McKinney (3 PM – 6 PM on the Porch): Kick off your afternoon with the soothing sounds of Melissa McKinney on the Porch from 3 PM to 6 PM. Melissa is known for her soulful acoustic performances that blend elements of folk, country, and soft rock. Her music provides a perfect escape into a world of melodious relaxation, ideal for unwinding on a lazy Thursday afternoon. The Porch offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere where you can comfortably enjoy the performance amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.

While there, don’t miss the chance to grab a snack or a refreshing drink from the nearby Big Wesser Riverside Pub, enhancing your musical afternoon with some casual dining in a laid-back setting.

Hemlocks Grand Opening featuring Asheville Junction (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM): Simultaneously, celebrate the grand opening of Hemlocks from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM with live music from Asheville Junction. This event promises to be a lively and festive occasion, marking the debut of a new venue at the center. Asheville Junction, a local favorite, will bring their energetic mix of bluegrass and Americana to the stage, providing the perfect soundtrack for the celebration. This is a great opportunity to explore the new space, enjoy some fantastic live music, and participate in the community festivities.

Both events on June 27th offer unique experiences at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. You can start with the calming tunes of Melissa McKinney on the Porch and then head over to the Hemlocks Grand Opening to catch the tail end of Asheville Junction’s performance. It’s a day filled with music, celebration, and community spirit—perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a mid-week break in a beautiful outdoor setting. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us for these special events!

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