Music On Main in Sparta

Whatever your preference in mountain music there will be something for you in Downtown Sparta, NC on the First Friday of each month this summer.  The Heart of Main merchants, restaurateurs, and artists welcome you as they open their parks, restaurants, and stores to live music in 4-5 different venues downtown. This year we expand out of downtown due to our downtown street revitalization.  Come see what we have created.   Each month the sites and the artists change, but the atmosphere, food, dancing, and music is the same.  

Featuring Blue Grass, Old Time, Americana, Classic Rock, Folk and Gospel, music is along the walkable streets of Sparta.  You can eat at several new restaurants and all the old favorites in the best small town for dinner in the mountains, from hot dogs to gourmet, sit on the court house steps or in the street, dance or taste the local artisan beer and wine, no more than a few steps away from the performers. All venues are open to the public at no cost.  We are a family and kid friendly town.  The downtown streets are closed to traffic for this walking event.  Bring your lawn chair and find your favorite spot.  

2018 Music on Main Schedule - All stages 6:00 pm – 8:00pm, Headliner Stage poerforms 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

June 1

  • Traditional Stage: Rain Check (Americana/Bluegrass) 
  • Songwriter Stage: Nick Bullins and the Crooked Saints (Americana/Folk)
  • Americana Stage: Blackwater (Southern Rock/Country/ Blues)
  • Local Stage: Backwater  (Country)
  • Headliner Stage: Time Sawyer (Americana)

July 6

  • Traditional Stage: Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express (Bluegrass)
  • Songwriter Stage: Carson Mac (Rock)
  • Americana Stage: Rodolofo Lopez (Mariachi)
  • Local Stage: Gap Civil (Old-Time)
  • Headliner Stage: Wonder Wall (Fab 4/Beatle’s Tribute)

August 3

  • Traditional Stage:  Crabgrass (Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel)
  • Songwriter Stage:  Ashley Heath (Folk)
  • Americana Stage:  Bedroom Sessions (Jazz)
  • Local Stage:  Rise and Shine (Old Time)
  • Headliner Stage:  Big Daddy Love (Americana)

September 7

  • Traditional Stage: Mason Via and Hot Trail Mix (Progressive Bluegrass)
  • Songwriter’s Stage: Shiloh Hill (Rock/Americana)
  • Americana Stage: June Rise (Classic Rock/Beach)
  • Local Stage: Big Ridge Old Time (Old Time)
  • Headliner Stage: Redhead Express (Country)

September 8- Join us for the Music on Main Food Festival Music all afternoon in Crouse Park with food from our astounding array of restaurants. Come enjoy the best town for dinner in the mountains.

October 5

  • Traditional Stage: Trailblazers (Bluegrass)
  • Songwriter’s Stage: Chad Elliott (Folk/Americana)
  • Americana Stage: Corey Hunt Band (Americana Soul)
  • Local Stage: Tim Lewis and the Lonesome River Band(Old Time)
  • Headliner Stage: Big Ron Hunter and Band (Blues)

Event Details

Location Main Street Sparta, NC
Sparta, NC
Cost Free
Music Styles Bluegrass
Early Country Music
Event Type Concert / Performance
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (336) 372-5473

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