The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) and Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music are pleased to present a summer square dance series at BRAHM. Dances will feature local dance callers and a live band! The first dance of the season will take place on Thursday May 18, 2023 from 6 – 8 PM. Dance events in this series are FREE and open to the public. All levels of dance experience are welcome and encouraged to participate. From 6 – 6:30 PM there will be a beginners lesson, where they will go over the basic moves so you can join the fun!

Willard Watson, BRAHM programs and outreach director said, “We are so excited to offer these dances free of charge for the public. It was important for us that BRAHM is used as a community space for fun cultural events like this square dance! Square dances are a rich part of Appalachian culture and have been an important part of community building for generations. We are very grateful to have received financial support from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to help fund this fun family friendly event.”

Square Dance dates for the 2023 summer series are all on Thursdays: May 18, June 22, July 20, and August 17. Though events are free of charge, pre-registration is encouraged so coordinators have an idea of how many people will attend. Registration is available at blowingrockmuseum.org. Water and popcorn will be provided for the audience and cash tips for the band are greatly appreciated. BRAHM is located in downtown Blowing Rock at 159 Ginny Stevens Lane. Parking is available in the parking deck adjacent to the museum.

The Mission of BRAHM is to provide cultural enrichment by promoting the arts, and Southern Appalachian heritage and history, through educational programs, exhibitions, activities and permanent collections.

The mission of Mountain Home Music is “To celebrate diverse styles of Appalachian performing arts, including music, singing, storytelling, and dance. Mountain Home Music strives to educate and build community through the arts, providing accessible cross-generational experiences.” Members of Mountain Home Music help to support this mission.

See more Blowing Rock events on our calendar!

Flyer for Community Square Dance Series lists dates: May 18, June 22, July 20, & August 17 2023