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Old Rock Cafe Gets Rockin’ with Beats, Burgers and Brews

ASHEVILLE NC – The Old Rock is rockin’ again on fall weekend nights. Beats, Burgers & Brews on Fridays and Saturdays, 7-9pm, features live musical performances by local artists in Chimney Rock Village after a day of leaf peeping at the Park. While we recommend the Old Rock’s delicious burgers and local brews, the full menu is available. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while relaxing outdoors on the riverside deck. Planning your fall visit to Chimney Rock? Check out the Park’s weekly Fall Color Reports online at chimneyrockpark.com.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13 at 7-9pm

Ginnie Waite, singer-songwriter for 35+ years

With more than 100 original songs, Ginnie’s music has a Celtic flavor, combined with her Native American spirituality. She was a finalist in the 2011 Great Blue Ridge talent search at White Horse in Black Mountain, N.C. Her style has a highly personable Americana Folk flavor, which children and adults often respond to with spontaneous dance.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19-20 at 7-9pm
Ken Potter – old rock, blues, jazz, funk & bagpipes

A local musician in the Hickory Nut Gorge for 22 years, Ken was opening act for Chimney Rock’s Music on the Mountain 2012 concert series. Ken has been refining his talent for some 40 years and comes from a musical family. With 3 bands and 6 different playing partners, Ken’s style is fun and is sure to bring back some great memories. Sit back and enjoy, or dance to your heart’s content.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26-27 at 7-9pm

Diana Reid Band – 1950s through today, various genres

The Diana Reid Band is best known for their unique blend of vocal harmonies across a repertoire of music from the 1950’s through today. Vocalist Diana Reid, winner of the Angel Award, has been entertaining audiences across the United States since age three. Kirk Randleman, a multi-instrumentalist and recipient of the Bascombe Lamar Lunsford Award, has performed with numerous musical groups across the U.S. and in Europe.

About Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park has been recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic and popular travel destinations for more than 100 years. The 535-million-year-old monolith called Chimney Rock offers guests 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. In 2012 the Park is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the release of The Last of the Mohicans, which features Chimney Rock’s 404-foot waterfall and mountain scenery during the film’s final 17 minutes. The Park is located 30 minutes southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, N.C. Call (800) 277-9611 or visit chimneyrockpark.com.

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