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May 25

Summer Sounds - Memorial Day Edition - May 25th - 27th

Live Music
  • Date & Time

    May 25, 1:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 8:00 PM

  • Location

    Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Gear up for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend filled with music and more at the Nantahala Outdoor Center! The Summer Sound series presents a lineup of talented artists who will bring their sounds to the Main Stage, providing the perfect backdrop to a festive and memorable holiday.

Saturday, May 25th features two fantastic acts. From 1 PM to 4 PM, Laura Thurston will enchant the audience with her one-woman band performance. Laura’s impressive ability to play multiple instruments simultaneously delivers a mix of folk, country, and bluegrass tunes that resonate deeply with her listeners. As the sun begins to set, Magenta Sunshine will light up the stage from 5 PM to 8 PM. Their lively blend of soul, funk, and reggae promises an energetic evening that’s perfect for dancing away the day.

Sunday, May 26th – TBA

Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day itself, caps off the weekend with Michael Harding from 5 PM to 8 PM. Michael’s performance is sure to be a highlight, featuring his signature style that effortlessly blends classic Americana with modern flair. It’s the perfect way to wind down an exciting weekend.

Throughout the weekend, be sure to visit the Big Wesser Riverside Pub and River’s End Restaurant. The Pub is your go-to spot for relaxed outdoor dining and a refreshing drink, while River’s End offers a more upscale dining experience, with dishes that showcase the richness of local cuisine—all set against the stunning riverside backdrop.

This Memorial Day weekend at the Nantahala Outdoor Center is more than just a music festival; it’s an experience that combines great tunes, delicious food, and the natural beauty of the outdoors. Whether you’re coming for the music, the food, or simply to enjoy the outdoors, this is a weekend that promises good vibes and great memories for everyone. Make sure to gather your friends and family and head over to the Main Stage for a holiday filled with celebration and song.

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