This Is Why You’ll Love the Top of the Grade Concerts

There is no doubt that music has been bringing people together for thousands of years. If you are a music lover, you should definitely attend one of the Top of the Grade Concerts! This set of outdoor concerts has become a summer favorite of locals and visitors alike. Grab your lawn chairs, some snacks, and a bottle of wine, then head to this event for a night of good music and fun.

After you pick out a night of Top of the Grade Concerts to attend, plan the rest of your trip! Our area is filled with countless other wonderful attractions. For a complete list of handpicked, local recommendations, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. This valuable resource has helped so many travelers plan unforgettable trips to Western North Carolina, so get a copy today!

About the Top of the Grade Concerts

The Top of the Grade Concerts take place throughout the summer at McCreery Park in downtown Saluda. The venue is less than a 5-minute drive away from Orchard Inn! Each summer, there are 5 concerts hosted throughout the season. You will get to see both returning performers from previous years and bands that are making their debut! Find a band you think you’ll enjoy, then book your stay at Orchard Inn. The lineup is usually released during the spring, so make sure to check the Top of the Grade Concerts website.

What to Bring to Top of the Grade Concerts

The number one thing to bring to the Top of the Grade Concerts is seating. These events are outdoors at a park, so there is no seating arrangement. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, then set up where you desire! Since the venue is small, there is no bad seat in the house.

These concerts are also held rain or shine, so make sure to bring an umbrella or raincoat if showers are in the forecast. Sometimes a little water makes it even more fun! There are no food vendors at the show, but you are more than welcome to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy as you watch. All the restaurants in Saluda will be open, so you can always grab a bite to eat just moments away in town.

Pick a Concert and Book Your Stay!

If you enjoy live music, you’ll love the Top of the Grade Concerts. Choose one that features a band you’ll like, then plan your stay at Orchard Inn around it. Whether you are staying for the weekend or the week, you’ll never run out of things to do here. If you’re in town for one of these summer concerts, you’ll definitely want to explore the outdoors! Use our cozy bed and breakfast as a home base for all your fun in the sun.

room 10Consider booking your stay in Room 10. This cozy option is a corner room, making it one of the most spacious options in our bed and breakfast. Enjoy gorgeous views of the dense forest outside our property, a luxurious king bed with a memory foam mattress, and private bath. Guests of all accommodations are invited to join us for a delicious breakfast each morning! Check our availability, then book your stay today.