Live Music

Thursday, July 12th, 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 13th, 5 PM to 10 PM   |   Historic Downtown Lenoir

“The Blackberry Jam” – a jam packed evening featuring the Black”Beer”y Garden Featuring Local Breweries and Craft Beers, local vendors, live music by the contestants of The Blackberry Jam Competition, a songwriting competition and event on the Blue Ridge Music Trail, among many other exciting events, all emceed by local band Sycamore Bones.

Friday July 13th 2018

Announcing this year’s line up for The Blackberry Jam Competition

Kevin Hale performing “Are There Hillbilly Bands in Heaven”

Alan Barrington performing “Bluebird Cafe”

Caitlyn Foxx performing “Breathe Easy”

Mary Ervin performing “Blue November”

Dan Heimsoth performing “Blackberry Wine”

Steve Simpson performing “One Big Family”

David Cortello performing “The Things We Never Said”

Thomas Garlow performing “Waterfalls”

Michael Knowles performing “Spirit Rise”

Ashley Wright performing “Never Settle Down”

Saturday, July 14th, 10 AM to 4 PM   |   Historic Downtown Lenoir

“The NC Blackberry Festival “ – With live music and entertainment happening all day throughout the festival.

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


2018 Day Time Music Line-up

10:00 a.m. – Live Music by Rooted

11:00 a.m. – Live Music by Melissa Reaves

1:00 p.m. – Live Music by Shelby Rae Moore

2:00 p.m. – Live Music by King Bees

3:00 p.m. – Live Music by Bob Sinclair and the Big Deals


Saturday, July 14th, 6 PM to 9 PM   |   Historic Downtown Lenoir

“Blackberry Bites, Brews & Blues” – Join the fun as the end of the festival goes out with a bang! Food trucks, Beer Garden, & The ‘Empress of the Blues’ herself, Sandra Hall!

2018 Main Event

6:00 p.m. – Internationally known Sandra Hall, “Empress of the Blues,” and the King Bees