During the summer festival season, Lyons' beautiful campgrounds, coffee shops and restaurants are teaming with music lovers, but this is not a unique occurrence. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew hosts a weekly "Bluegrass Jam" on Tuesday nights year-round.Musicians of all skill levels and backgrounds are invited to come with an instrument and join the fun. The popular, locally-owned Stone Cup coffee shop and Lyons Fork restaurant play host to area musicians on a weekly basis -- capitalizing on their small, intimate spaces spilling onto outdoor verandas. Both establishments also feature the work of area artists gracing their walls on a rotating basis.Lyons' newest dining establishment, the Lyons Den, boasts a beautiful sandstone outdoor patio and hosts regular entertainment, including a monthly Reggae fest. Mojo Tacqueria, also with a family-friendly outdoor patio, is known to host Brazilian-style bands that complement its Mexican-influenced food, creating a welcoming, festive atmosphere.
The prevalence of great live music in Lyons is no accident.The town's funky and independent vibe has long been a haven for musicians, and artists continue to do what it takes to make their homes here. The Town of Lyons hosts a weekly Sandstone Summer Concert series on Thursday evenings in Sandstone Park. Drawing from its rich pool of local talent, the weekly gathering of residents and visitors draws hundreds of people to enjoy diverse music and the sweet summer air in Lyons.