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Saturday Evening Concert: Amythyst Kiah & Shay Martin Lovette

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Just across the Virginia line along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Music Center welcomes visitors for its outdoor summer concert series. Enjoy the cool air and mountain backdrop as music fills the night.

Born in Chattanooga and based in Johnson City, Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah matches her commanding stage presence with raw, powerful vocals — a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that echoes a restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, Kiah's eclectic influences span decades, finding inspiration in old time, alternative rock, folk, country and blues.

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter originating in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions, and he and his band won first place in the 2019 Merlefest Band Contest.

Tickets are $20 for adults; children 12 and younger admitted free. No advance tickets sold. Lawn chairs welcome. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, concertgoers are encouraged to maintain six feet of distance between groups and wear a mask in high-traffic areas. Hand-sanitizing stations are located near the admission gate.