Live Music

Live acoustic music performance in a cafe near The Inn at Canaan
Live musical performance by The Purple Fiddle band near The Inn at Canaan

Tucker County's music scene is born of Appalachian traditions, nurtured by a spirit of independence and the muse of the mountainous landscape. Throughout the seasons, venues offer a full spectrum of musicians that truly define our sound. The Purple Fiddle, located in the town of Thomas, is a family-friendly music venue, deli-style restaurant, and bar. Every week (and always on Fridays and Saturday nights) Purple Fiddle hosts professional, touring acts from around the country. Offering both an indoor and outdoor venue, Milo’s Cafe in Davis features local musicians on most Sunday evenings. Throughout the summer, Smiles and Saddles feature a variety of regional bands in their arena Saturday evenings starting Memorial Day Weekend. During Friday summer evenings (late May – early September), Canaan Resort presents the Mountainside Music Series at the slopes of the ski resort. Bring your own chair and listen to the talent.