Live Music

Thursday, July 6th, 6 PM to 9 PM   |   Main St. Lenoir

“An Evening of Everything Blackberry” – A ticketed event kicking off the NC Blackberry Festival weekend on Lenoir’s Main St., featuring blackberry infused cuisine, drinks, music and dancing, and the swinging styles of The Starlighters.

Need a brush-up on Swing Dancing? The Caldwell Chamber is offering a Swing Dancing Class!


Friday, July 7th, 6 PM to 10 PM   |   Historic Downtown Lenoir

“Blackberry Pre-Heat Party “ – an evening featuring the Black”Beer”y Garden Featuring Local Breweries and Craft Beers, and among many other exciting events, live music by the contestants of Front Porch Pickin’ Competition, a songwriting competition and event on the Blue Ridge Music Trail, and emceed by local band Sycamore Bones.


Saturday, July 8th, 10 AM to 4 PM   |   Historic Downtown Lenoir

“The NC Blackberry Festival “ – This year, we will have 3 stages during the Blackberry Festival on July 8th with live music and entertainment happening all day throughout the festival.

Busking will be encouraged in spots around the festival around Downtown Lenoir.