Embraced by the gentle slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the campus of Appalachian State University, Boone is a real downtown experience - a community with heart, focused on its economic, social, and environmental impact and dedicated to the enriching experiences of art, history, music, food, and shopping. 

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Parking in downtown Boone is always free on Sundays, after 5:00 pm, and on Town of Boone observed holidays.  Check out our parking page for more information.    

Boone was recently named Outside Magazine's #10 Best Place to Live in America.   Downtown Boone is proud to have helped make this accomplishment happen!  Thanks to everyone who cast their vote for Boone, NC.     
Thanks to everyone that braved the cold for February's First Friday.  Be sure to check out the Turchin Center's current exhibits Faculty Biennial and Strange Gardens: Julia Barello, www.tvac.org. Also visit the Jones House Cultural and Community Center this month to view the Bobby Brendell Historic Postcard Collection, www.joneshouse.org. The next downtown Boone First Friday is March 4 starting at 6:00 pm.  Scroll through downtown while you enjoy complimentary refreshments, art openings and receptions, live entertainment and demonstrations.

The Town of Boone's Cultural Resources department will once again offer a Winter/Spring Indoor Concert Series.  This is a great opportunity to see your favorite musicians in an intimate setting in the Jones House.  Tickets are $20, shows start at 7:30, and reservations are encouraged.  Call 828.268.6280 or visit joneshouse.org for more information.  

The next indoor concert is February 26 with Surfire.  Watauga County's award-winning and acclaimed bluegrass band, Surefire, features some of the High Country's hottest pickers.  The group features Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Traditional Artist Directory members Tom Isaacs and Robby Norris, and frequently features founding member John Bryan, when he is not perfomring with the Grascals.