beach blast on the blue ridge in blowing rock, nc

Join us at Blue Ridge Mountain Club near Blowing Rock
on Saturday, September 13, 2014 for Beach Blast on the Blue Ridge!




Gates open at 5:30 pm
The Catalinas: 6:30 pm
Band of Oz: 8:00 pm



Check back for details!

beach blast

Tickets & Info

Tickets are $28 for adults in advance,
$10 for children under 12, free for children under 2. 

Adult tickets are $35 at the gate. 

Call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 M-F 9-5

or purchase through 

Ticketweb HERE

(a Ticketweb service fee will apply)

Sorry, NO REFUNDS on tickets. 

Patron Tent Packages are available for $750
Package includes a 15'x15' tent, an 8' table with tablecloth, 12 tickets and 12 chairs.

Call Billie Rogers to reserve tent 828.295.7851.

Food and beverages available and guests are also allowed to bring in outside food and drink (brown bagging is permitted as well)


Stay in Blowing Rock and the surrounding
area and save!  For details on our weekend packages  Click HERE


Blue Ridge Mountain Club is located at 9401 State View Road, Boone, NC. Click Here for a Google Map. Please also note that they have an office on Main Street in Blowing Rock. 

What's Happening Friday? 

Inn at Ragged Gardens  - Music on the Lawn Free concert, beautiful venue.
No better way to start the weekend! 




About the Artists

The Catalinas

Since the Catalinas formed in Charlotte in late 1957,  over 60 accomplished guitarists, keyboardists, trumpet players, drummers, bass players & singers have been a part of the band. Most have come from communities along the Interstate 77 corridor from Statesville to Charlotte.  Gary Barker, a Statesville resident, who plays guitar & sings and owns the band now, started with the band in 1965, & is still with the band after all these years. "I just did not get into my head that I was getting paid to do something I love." Barker attributes the band’s long success to the ongoing popularity of beach music & the tunes the band has composed, Particularly "Summertime’s Calling Me" in the 70s.

The band had its down moments including the death of lead vocalist, Tommy Black in a plane crash in 1968. Gary Barker has been the band’s glue, keeping it going even when rock & roll in the late 60s & early 70s threatened to submerge the Catalinas & beach music. The Catalinas had little choice but to play their share of Crosby, Still, Nash & Grand Funk Railroad. "You either played it or you didn’t get any work," said Gary Barker.


Band of Oz

band of ozThe Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.





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For more information call: 800-295-7851 or email:

blue ridge mountain club blowing rock chamber of commerce