Celebrate the beauty of fall in the Western North Carolina Mountains with some live music provided by some of the areas most talented musicians as Saluda Outfitters continues its Saturday evening concerts throughout October.

Join your neighbors for some relaxation and fun in the SO’s outdoor music venue. With a permanent stage for the bands, the outdoor venue is set up in a picnic style atmosphere with tables and a fire pit for those cooler October evenings.

Music begins at 4 p.m. with bands playing until 7 p.m. or sometimes until the crowd dwindles. There is never a cover charge and attendees can choose from a variety of craft beers and wines. Fresh sandwiches, salads, chips and numerous organic snacks are available for purchase inside the store’s snack bar. Casual attire is more than welcome, and the venue is dog friendly.

Saturday, Oct. 7 | The Basement Bunch from Tryon is an eight-piece band that plays what they call “substantial rock ’n’ roll” that includes classic rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus a few surprises thrown in. Bring your dancing shoes.

Saturday, Oct. 14 | Second Souls will return to the SO stage with its revolving group of area musicians. Headed by Steve Prickelmyer of Greenville, S.C., the group includes Saluda percussionist Mark Lauer, guitarist Bill Loftus of Flat Rock and other regional musicians.

Saturday, Oct. 21 | Tryon’s Basement Bunch will return for a second weekend in October to help Saluda Outfitters celebrate fall.

Saturday, Oct. 28 | The eclectic Second Souls will take the stage again as Saluda Outfitters prepares for a weekend of Halloween Fun.

Saluda Outfitters is located at 435 Main Street and is celebrating its first fall as part of the historic town’s retail business. The Outfitter has recently received its fall and winter apparel shipments and is ready to serve the community as “the local resource” for clothing and gear. Come by to find everything you need for your outdoor adventures. Prepare for the holidays with a Saluda Outfitters gift card or select a gift from among the quality products and brands available. Call 828-848-4060 with questions. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, open until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday for your shopping convenience.


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