new river north carolinaThe 14th Annual New River Blues Festival will kick off Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 4, 2016. Advanced tickets are just $17.50 and tickets at the gate, the day of the festival will be $20.00. The gates will open at noon. Enjoy live Blues music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event will happen rain or shine, so bring your lawn chairs and get ready to have some fun by the river. This event takes place on the lawn of River House Inn, in Grassy Creek. Tickets can purchased on the event website by clicking over to

The  artists that are scheduled to perform at the New River Blues Festival event this year are: Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Jontavious Willis, Ike and Vale Woods, Donald “Bluez Emperor” Ceasar, and The King Bees. Our State magazine recognized this festival as one of the Top 10 Best Ways to Spend Labor Day and we have to agree.

If you are in town for the New River Blues Festival in Grassy Creek and interested in owning a home in the High Country, we invite you to check out the available listings of Ashe County real estate and Ashe County homes for sale along the New River. Right now the market is wonderful for second home buyers and retirees searching for a mountain getaway and Ashe County’s New River areas are some of the most scenic in the southeast. If you dream of owning your own mountain paradise, we would love to meet you and guide you through your search and the home buying process.