Festivities at Music on the Mountaintop got an early start Saturday morning as the sun rose over the misty Boone hills and drowsy campers rubbed the sleep from their eyes.
The third annual Music on the Mountaintop opened Friday under cloudy skies in Boone, with performances by local favorites like Now You See Them, Uncle Mountain, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and more.
Boone fest hosts Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and a bunch more.
The free street festival features local band Nuevo Montuno and Miami’s Spam Allstars.
Tickets for the Oct. 29-31 festival are now on sale; a number of bands including new wave act Devo have been added.
The free, all-day, French Broad River-saving, rafting, dancing, band-listening, local food-eating, dog parading festival is held at French Broad River Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Annual celebration of international culture and heritage runs for two weeks.
There are 11 more weeks of winter, a thought which could drive anyone to drink. Luckily, the end of this month brings a beer festival geared toward exactly that.