A block east of a life-sized bronze statue of Watagua County's most famous traditional musician, Doc Watson, is the Jones House, a historic home built in 1908. Situated on a hill overlooking downtown Boone, NC, the Jones House is owned by the town of Boone and hosts Concerts on the Lawn, where traditional music groups set up on the elevated front porch and present free concerts. The Jones House is also the venue for old-time jam sessions on Thursday evenings.
In the early 1980's, the Town of Boone, North Carolina received the wonderful gift of the historic Jones House. This was made possible by the forsesight of Mazie Jean Jones Levenson, daughter of Dr. John Walter Jones and his wife Mattie Blackburn Jones who built the house in 1908. Concious of the need to preserve the history of Boone, Mazie has provided Boone with many gifts wrapped up in one: