Blowing Rock be movin’ and groovin’ on Sunday

Blowing Rock be movin’ and groovin’ on Sunday
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By David Rogers. October 3, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Good vibes and smooth sounds, that’s what is in store for Blowing Rock on Sunday with the 5th annual Blowing Rock Music Festival at The Blowing Rock attraction. Gates open at 8:30 am and the slate of high entertainment goes from 12 noon until sundown.

Co-hosted by the headliner band, The Harris Brothers, the music festival was originally scheduled for September 15th, but bad weather required rescheduling it for October 7th. The same lineup of entertainers is still on the program, including Robertson Boys, South Carolina Broadcasters, Jeff Little Trio, Wayne Henderson, Strictly Clean and Decent, The Neighbors, Shelby Rae Moore Band, Soul Benefactor, Dave Braun Band, Charlie Carpenter, and more.

In an interview on Wednesday, event organizer Charlie Sellers told Blowing Rock News, “All of these wonderful performers love playing this one-of-a-kind venue at The Blowing Rock.  This is such a terrific way to kick off the fall season. The leaves have started to turn, you have the majestic views across the Johns River Gorge to the west and out over the Piedmont to the south and east, and then you have some of the South’s best musicians.”

Tickets are available at The Blowing Rock attraction (828-295-7111 or 828-295-4812), as well as at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce (828-295-7851).  Until the time the gates open, tickets are $30 each, then $45 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are $10.00.

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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