2022 Music Line-Up
Coming Soon


Music on the Mountain
(Five Bands)
September 11 – Festival Stage

All ticket proceeds will benefit the West Jefferson Police Department, in honor of our first responders and Saloon Studios Live will match the amount.

Celebrate the end of a summer filled with music at our Music on the Mountain Festival. Multiple Artists including:

Blue Country…one of the most popular regional country/pop variety bands;
Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform their bluegrass music internationally and stateside winning both industry awards and the hearts;
Littlewood and Friends with guitarist/vocalist John Littlewood, drummer/vocalist Richard Edmondson bassist Jon Osman and Vocalist Jim Maloney will Rock you with high energy hits of the 70’s.
Tres Cerveza, a regional band from Helton Beach NC will perform a full costume Tribute to the music of ZZ Top;
Matt Bizzell, a regional singer/songwriter from Moravian Falls NC, performs his own style of jazzy, bluesy roots music.


Artimus Pyle Band with Restless: John Littlewood and Friends
August 14 – Festival Stage

The Artimus Pyle Band, honoring the music of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, featuring legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Artimus Pyle.  The Artimus Pyle Band is a high-energy tribute, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. They deliver all the hits of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, from Freebird to Sweet Home Alabama, APB gives fans the best of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd with one of the men who made it!

John Littlewood with his band Restless will perform acoustic and electric songs while having various musicians join them on stage to feature their vocal and instrumental talents. A wide variety of songs and genres will delight everyone.



Pat Travers with Special Guest, Matt Bizzell
August 7 – Festival Stage

Matt Bizzell a regional singer/songwriter from Moravian Falls NC performs his own style of jazzy, bluesy roots music and will be opening for the iconic rock guitarist Pat Travers jammin with the Pat Travers Band to “Boom Boom,” “Snorting Whiskey,” and many more.




Beach Day Festival
(multiple artists)

August 28 – Festival Stage

We’re bringing the beach to the mountains for this very special, one-day festival!

For over a decade, The Lucky Strikes have delighted and entertained audiences in western North Carolina with their special brand of fun, upbeat, danceable music and humor. 

The Special Occasion Band has been entertaining festival and event crowds all over the Carolinas for over 35 years. Their specialty is, of course, Carolina Beach Music. 

Restless will open our Beach Day event with a variety of Oldies and popular tunes of yesteryear. 



Taylon Hope with Special Guest, Alex Key and the Locksmiths
July 31 – Festival Stage

Taylon Hope is a singer, songwriter, musician originally from West Jefferson, NC, and now makes her home in Music City, Nashville, TN. She began singing at the young age of four years old and music has been her passion ever since. Taylon has performed all over the U.S. and is the recipient of many country music awards and nominations.

Alex Key is a country singer, songwriter, and Nashville recording artist based out of Wilkesboro, NC. He performs with his band, “The Locksmiths,” all over the east coast. Alex’s songwriting has been acclaimed by many including legendary Grammy award-winning songwriter, Jim Lauderdale (King Of Broken hearts- George Strait.)



The Wildflowers with Special Guest, Restless/John Littlewood & Friends
July 17 – Saloon Stage
America’s #1 tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The Wildflowers have become one of the most popular tribute shows across the southeast US, and quickly gaining recognition in other regions. Equipped with decades of experience and a passion for Tom Petty’s magic way with songs, The Wildflowers bring music lovers of all stripes what they adore.

John Littlewood, leader of the band Restless/Tres Cerveza will perform acoustic and electric songs while having various musicians join him on stage to feature their vocal and instrumental talents.  A wide variety of songs and genres will delight everyone.   

Restless on Facebook



9DAYTRIP with Special Guest, Those Three Guys
June 26 – Festival Stage

NC’s Best Americana Band Award

9DAYTRIP, based in Salisbury NC plays an eclectic blend of roots, Americana, folk, and rock music.  Their catchy tunes and jamming stage show won them the North Carolina Best Americana Band Award.

Those Three Guys, from West Jefferson, will open the show.



A Legendary Experience

An intimate, close-up experience with legendary performers in a 100 seat, mid-nineteenth century saloon replica with state-of-the-art sound technology.

Tucked away on 180 acres of Mt. Jefferson just South of West Jefferson, Saloon Studios provides a sanctuary; a place where artists are encouraged to unplug from their life’s routine and be inspired and get in touch with their music, their soul, the soul of their music and to be reminded why they play. Much like the lyrics of the Jackson Brown song Stay “…Till those lights come up and we hear that crowd. And we remember why we came.”

Saloon Studios is committed to doing our part to make a difference in the world of music. We're scouting the music world, the cracks and crevices, and the underground of almost every music genre, including: country, rock n' roll, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, Celtic, folk, and more, for those Rising Stars to showcase to music fans of the world.

What Our Fans Are Saying

“I love it up there on a beautiful mountain and great music"

“We had so much fun! Great crowd and an amazing venue! Can’t wait to come back!- Shoot to Thrill

“I really enjoyed the place and had one hell of a time I hope to return sometime”

“This is one of the coolest venues we have played at!" - Foghat

“Great atmosphere good people great time"