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Fragmentary Dimensions: Painting & Sculpture from Chenoweth – Halligan Studios

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Fragments 89, pigments, paper, epoxy, roofing felt on wood panel courtesy of Anvil Arts Studio Abstract Sculpture Exhibition at BRAHM. For more information please visit: https://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/see/fragmentary-dimensions

Free

Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance exhibit

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented in the Fort Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Musem. This exhibit will illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create […]

Free admission

Gallery Show- So Different, Yet the Same: Wes Waugh and Amy Sullivan

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery's final show of the summer season, on the surface seems to be too contrasting to be cohesive. The show will feature the brilliant colors and flowing nature of Wes Waugh’s watercolors in contrast with the neutral and enigmatic nature of Amy Sullivan’s giant barns. Though these two artists have different […]

free

Artists in Residence: Scott Ballard & Randi Robeson

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Scott Ballard (Paint) & Randi Robeson (Paint)

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Plein Air Festival

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.” During the event, artists can be spotted all over Blowing Rock and the surrounding area! Painters are often happy to engage with the public and […]

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Storytime at the Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC

The Blowing Rock Community Library offers Storytime every Friday at 11a.m. Volunteers read to children aged 0-7 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Call (828) 295-7000 for more information. Website

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Music on the Lawn Series

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Free outdoor concerts every Friday evening, weather permitting! Enjoy classic country, blues, bluegrass, and other genres in an always-changing lineup. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. See link for performance listings!

FREE
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Live: Charlie Ellis- Fridays & Saturdays

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn.

FREE
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Live Music at Chetola- Wednesdays thru Saturdays

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Free live music, Wednesday through Saturday! Performances from local musicians like The Lucky Strikes, Klee Liles, Edward Main, Andy Ferrell and more. Full live music schedule can be found at the website link below.

Free admission

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper at the Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

As part of Boone’s Doc Watson Day Celebration, 2020 Grammy Award-winner Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform August 19 on the stage named in honor of Watson, the seven-time Grammy-winning legend who lived in nearby Deep Gap, NC. Vince Gill described Cleveland as follows: “Michael plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he […]

$25
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Live Music at Town Tavern- Fridays

Town Tavern Blowing Rock 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock

Live music every Friday night.  All live music, karaoke, and special events are free entry unless otherwise noted on restaurant website.  Late shows are inside and early shows are on our outdoor patio- check the online calendar!

no cover

Back to Class Bash at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Calling all Appalachian State University and Watauga County School Families, Faculty, Teachers and Staff! Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock wants to celebrate YOU this back to school season! Get your best back-to-class fashion with Tanger! Check out the sidewalk sales and your health IQ at this fun Back-To-Class event! OP Smiles and the Village Pharmacy will host wellness checks, then sign […]

Free Entry
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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team of dedicated volunteers who have studied BRAHM's exhibitions and are trained to give tours to any and all museum visitors. Docents are the ambassadors to […]

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Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival Wet-Paint Show & Sale

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

After four days of painting "en plein air," painters are invited to display their completed works at the "Wet Paint" Art Show & Sale on Saturday, August 20th. Collectors and the public are invited to attend this impressive display of Plein Air paintings to both view and purchase the unique works that highlight the incredible beauty of […]

Free

Artists in Residence: Evenlight Eagles & Beth Shuford

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Evenlight Eagles (Leather) & Beth Shuford (Glass)

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A Village Tapestry: The Video Series

Blowing Rock Country Club 200 Country Club Dr., Blowing Rock, NC

This is a collaborative project by the Blowing Rock Civic Association and the Blowing Rock Historical Society. The entire video will be shown for the
first time and features 8 historical narratives on location & with pictures. Starring Dr. Barry Buxton.

The event is open to the public, and copies of “A Village Tapestry” will be available to purchase and autographed. All proceeds go to the Blowing Rock Historical Society. If you already own the book, you may bring it to be autographed.

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BRAHM: Using Technology to Save the Honey Bees

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented by Appalachian State University Don't miss App State’s Rahman Tashakkori for an engaging look at a new beekeeping information system that could help boost U.S. honeybee populations. The system was developed by App State faculty and funded by the UNC System. Hardworking honeybee populations — responsible for a third of the food on Americans’ […]

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Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC

Thursdays, May 19-Sept 29!  The Blowing Rock Farmer's Market is a mid week event for local vendors to showcase their products. Find an assortment of fresh produce, baked goods, and more set along Park Avenue from 3pm to 6pm. The Blowing Rock Farmers Market also serves as a High Country Food Hub pick-up location!

Appalachian Theatre: Heidi

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The beloved classic film “Heidi” concludes the inaugural series at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. This 1937 American musical film stars Shirley Temple as the titular eight-year-old Swiss orphan, who is taken from her mountain-dwelling hermit grandfather, Adolph, to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt as a companion to Klara, a sheltered, […]

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Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

A Once-a-Year Event for Railroad Enthusiasts of All Ages! Celebrate the golden age of steam locomotives behind Tweetsie's historic narrow-gauge, steam locomotives. Special attractions for rail fans, plus enjoy all of the Wild West adventure Tweetsie has to offer! For more information and tickets please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/railroad-heritage-weekend

High Country Beer Fest

High Country Fair Grounds 748 Roby Greene Road, Boone, NC

There will be 1500 people and 35 breweries. Breweries will give out 2 oz. samples - the only payment you make is to enter the festival. There will be merchandise available for purchase but preordering your shirt on the website will ensure we have your size. In addition to breweries and delicious food, we will […]

$20 – $100

Concerts in the Garden presented in partnership with BRAHM & the Watauga Arts Council

Daniel Boone Native Gardens 651 Horn In The West Dr., Boone, NC

Mountain Home Music and BRAHM present Tray Wellington Band Live in Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! This outdoor concert will take place in the beautiful setting of the Daniel Boone Gardens located at 651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607. Please bring chairs or a blanket as seating will not be guaranteed.In the […]

$10 – $15

Artists in Residence: Lee Harper & Tunde Afolyan Famous

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Lee Harper (Paint) & Tunde Afolyan Famous (Paint)

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BRAHM: Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented by Appalachian State University Don't miss App State Professor Emeritus Tim Silver for an eye-opening discussion of his book, Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America. In his work on this book, Silver drew on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker […]

Labor Day Block Party, Weekend Celebration, & Sale at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Join the fun with us and celebrate Labor Day all weekend long from 10 AM - 5 PM! Enjoy live music on center stage, sidewalk sales and try your luck at one of Tanger's life-size games like our Hole-in-One Golf Green! Take advantage of the opportunity to SAVE BIG this weekend at all of your […]

Free Entry

Artists in Residence: Blue Ridge Fiber Guild

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. New artists each Monday through Labor Day. This week: Blue Ridge Fiber Guild (Fiber)

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The Red, White, & Bluegrass Jam

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Located at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, NC every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from April to November. Come to listen or bring your instrument and join right in! Food is supplied at 6:00 PM and music begins at 7:00 PM. There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to […]

$5.00

BRAHM: In the Fray: Black Women in Craft 1850-1910

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Image credit: Wilma A. Dunaway’s Slavery and Emancipation in the Mountain South: Sources, Evidence, and Methods The period, between 1850 to 1910, offers a particular insight into 60 years of Black women’s craft practices on, off, and after the plantation, to focus on the relationship between craft and Black life to demonstrate how craft is […]

Artisan Market at Tanger

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

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Autumn at Oz

Land Of Oz 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC

Image Credit: www.landofoznc.com "Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!" The Land of Oz theme park opens up to celebrate all things Wizard of Oz on weekends this September. WEBSITE

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

FREE

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Family-friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park on Main Street to enjoy the music- all concerts begin at 3pm on Sundays following Art in the Park shows. All concerts are free of charge! Please join us in supporting local causes: This year’s concert series is a food drive for the […]

FREE

High Country Jazz Society Concert at The Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/adambookeronbass/ The High Country Jazz Society offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October! This concert will be performed at The Meadowbrook Inn. We do need to know how many plan to attend, by 5PM ON SUNDAY ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CONCERT. Please call 828.264.6860 with a […]

$5 – $25

BRAHM: R.O.S.E. (Racing on Solar Energy): a look at App State’s solar vehicle

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented by Appalachian State University FREE FOR ALL Join App State’s Lee Ball for a lively presentation and video about the university’s solar vehicle, ROSE, which won first place in the Cruiser Class during the 2021 American Solar Challenge and second place in the 2021 Formula Sun Grand Prix. In addition to his duties as […]

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The Denim Ball at Flat Top Manor

Flat Top Manor Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: Kathryn Ray Location The front lawn of Flat Top Manor Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway Blowing Rock, NC   It's time to start picking out your denim outfit! Join us on Thursday, September 15, for the 2022 Denim Ball, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the completion of exterior […]

$200

Tuba Skinny at the Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Right off the streets of “The Big Easy,” New Orleans artist Tuba Skinny is dedicated to bringing the best in traditional early jazz swing to audiences around the world. After one recent festival appearance, critics wrote, "Musically, Tuba Skinny mines a rich seam of traditional jazz and blues from the '20s and '30s. And, while […]

$25

Concerts in the Garden presented in partnership with BRAHM and the Watauga Arts Council

Daniel Boone Native Gardens 651 Horn In The West Dr., Boone, NC

Mountain Home Music and BRAHM present the Junaluska Gospel Choir Live in Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! This outdoor concert will take place in the beautiful setting of the Daniel Boone Gardens located at 651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607. Please bring chairs or a blanket as seating will not be guaranteed.In […]

$10 – $15

BRAHM: Plein Air Workshop with Scott Boyle

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Take your paints outside with North Carolina landscape painter Scott Boyle during a 3-day plein air workshop in beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The workshop will consist of a brief lecture, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities.  Scott will paint a demonstration painting each day and students will have a chance to […]

$249 – $289

BRAHM: An Evening with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: Sandra Davidson. Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Cooper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina […]

$8

BRAHM: Transforming a passion for music into a profession for life

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

A lecture and recital by James Douthit including the piano music of Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915) Presented by Appalachian State University FREE FOR ALL Join App State’s James Douthit for moving piano performances and a lively look at the opportunities students in the Hayes School of Music have to turn their talents into lifelong careers. Douthit […]

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Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The Mast Store Americana Music Series on the Doc Watson Stage of the Appalachian Theatre continues on September 29 with bluegrass singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist Sierra Hull. Her stellar career started with a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10, Carnegie Hall at 12, and her debut album, “Secrets,” at age 13. She played the […]

$25

Mining for a Purpose Fundraiser

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine 111 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

100% of money Raised goes directly to cancer patients via the Cancer Patient Emergency Fund at Seby B. Jones Cancer Center in Boone. The money helps the patients with what they need while in treatment so they can focus on getting better, not on financial issues. No Administration fees, no advertising fees- fundraising as it […]

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

FREE

Artisan Market at Tanger

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

Free