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Gallery Show- Bringing the Outdoors In: Lita Gatlin

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

Lita Gatlin’s bold and beautiful paintings have been best sellers at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for close to 15 years. Her beautiful palette can be seen adorning the walls of many homes all over Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and all over the country. Her paintings capture the rich color the natural world has to […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: 36th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

36th Rosen Sculpture Finalists A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American […]

Free

BRAHM: In the Spotlight

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

Image credit: Glenda McDowell, Deacon of the All Souls Cathedral Asheville, NC. Photo by Carrie Turner, 2022. In the Spotlight: How Older Adults in Western North Carolina Serve their Communities Join us to celebrate the stories of service from people who are 50+ in our community. We will meet in the Museum’s main lobby at […]

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Opening Reception: Bringing the Outdoors In

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

Join us Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for an opening reception for the Bringing the Outdoors In show, Saturday July 9th from 3-6pm. Meet the artist Lita Gatlin and view her work while enjoying complimentary libations and hors d’oeuvres. Lita Gatlin’s bold and beautiful paintings have been best sellers at the gallery for close to […]

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Appalachian Summer Festival: esperanza spalding in Concert

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo by Samuel Prather An Appalachian Summer Festival presents five-time Grammy® winner esperanza spalding — American jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer — in a stunning one-night-only performance. Join us for an unforgettable night of musical exploration. spalding took home her fifth career Grammy at this year’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, winning Best […]

$25 – $40

High Country Jazz Society Concert at The Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: https://today.appstate.edu/2017/12/12/grammys 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

Appalachian Summer Festival: Eastern Festival Orchestra with Santiago Rodriguez, Piano

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Ben Van Houten GERARD SCHWARZ, conductor Alan Benaroya, Music Director Chair SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, piano Umoja for Orchestra                                       Valerie Coleman Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16                 Edvard Grieg      Allegro molto moderato      Adagio      Allegro moderato molto e marcato           Santiago Rodriguez, piano Symphony No. 4 in […]

$20 – $35

Artists in Residence: Zan Thompson & Morgan McCarver

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: Zan Thompson (paint) & Morgan McCarver (ceramics)

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Appalachian Summer Festival: Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players: Together at the Table

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone The Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players invite you to a feast of music to share tastes of cuisine, tradition and home. Conducted by Dr. Régulo Stabilito, the chamber orchestra concert opens with La Revue De Cuisine (The Kitchen Revue) by Bohuslav Martinů, a jazz-influenced ballet […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: Belfast

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents Belfast In English with English subtitles United Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the Weicholz Global Film Series

Turchin Center Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dale Pollock is a renowned film critic, movie producer and film professor who served as Dean and taught in the celebrated film school at UNC School of the Arts, where he is now […]

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Appalachian Theatre: Dumbo

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

“Dumbo” is a 1941 American animated fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The main character is Jumbo Jr., an elephant who is cruelly nicknamed Dumbo, as in "dumb." He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, […]

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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.

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Appalachian Summer Festival: Renee Elise Goldsberry

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo by Robert Cummerow A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, and Appalachian Home Care LLC. Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award-winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. […]

$25 – $50

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 […]

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

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

We hope you are ready to dance because Mountain Home Music and BRAHM present Todd Wright Quartet Live in Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! The quartet will perform a lively set of classic and contemporary Jazz numbers to get you moving. This will be a fun time for all ages for a summer dance […]

$10 – $15

Artists in Residence: Theresa Gloster

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: Theresa Gloster (paint)

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Appalachian Summer Festival: Imani Winds

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Shervin Lainez A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: When Pomegranates Howl

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents When Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad peddles food and amulets tackling dangers of daily street life during an ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following an explosion, he is photographed amongst other […]

$10

Appalachian Summer Festival: Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall 423 West King Street, Boone, NC

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Film Screening: DocuAppalachia: A Half Century Focus on the Environment. In 2017 an untitled, silent 16mm film reel from the 1970s was discovered in storage in Boone, NC. The heavily spliced […]

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Symphony by the Lake

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola will return on Friday, July 22, 2022! Tickets are now limited, so get yours before they sell out. General admission tickets and tent packages available from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce- on sale starting April 1, 2022.

Appalachian Summer Festival: Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Early last year, pop-jazz phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox set out to celebrate a new-millennium Roaring 20s, promising audiences across the country and around the world “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.” The wait is finally over and Postmodern Jukebox, the time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time […]

$25 – $40

Appalachian Summer Festival: Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Audiences

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

The festival proudly presents the 11th annual Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of our region’s most promising young artists. This year the competition, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, expands its eligibility to undergraduate collegiate musicians to […]

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Artists in Residence: Dot Griffith & Peg Schroeder

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: Dot Griffith (photograpy) & Peg Schroeder (fiber)

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Appalachian Summer Festival: Rolston String Quartet

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

photo credit: Ben Gibbs A Broyhill Chamber Series Event Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone Rolston String Quartet: Luri Lee, violin Jason Issokson, violin Hezekiah Leung, viola Peter Eom, cello With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that was named Recording of the Year by BBC Music Magazine, the Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclaim […]

$30

Appalachian Summer Festival: Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen For five decades, Boz Scaggs has mined a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees, the latter of which spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” and the […]

$25 – $50

BRAHM: Memory Painting: The Art of Theresa Gloster

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

Image Credit: Theresa Gloster. Photography by Bryan Reagan for Walter Magazine. 2019 Join us for a talk with storyteller and painter, Theresa Gloster. Theresa was selected to be one of South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellows for 2021. The fellowship recognizes master folk and traditional artists from Appalachian Regional Commission counties in […]

$8

Appalachian Summer Festival: On the Water (Vee peal)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents On the Water (Vee peal) In Estonian with English subtitles Estonia, not rated, directed by Peeter Simms, 2020, comedy-drama, 106 minutes On the Water unfolds in rural Soviet Estonia in the early 1980s, during a pivotal year in the life of a shy teen, Andres, who is being […]

$10

Cork & Canvas: Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

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

Join us as we paint inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in a relaxed atmosphere. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step. Wine, beer and light snacks […]

$45

Appalachian Theatre: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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

Fifty-five years after its first showing at the App Theatre, Disney’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” a 1968 British musical-fantasy film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes. At a rural English garage, two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, find a car formerly used for racing in Grand Prix in Europe until it crashed and […]

Free

BRAHM: Memory Painting with Theresa Gloster

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

Image Credit: Theresa Gloster, Bushtown Community, ACrylic on Canvas Learn how to tell a story through a painting. This workshop will focus on storytelling through visual mediums. Participants will learn the basics of turning a personal memory into a narrative and then illustrate it. All levels of painting experience are welcome and encouraged. Website

$75 – $90

Appalachian Summer Festival: Momix: Alice

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC

MOMIX’s internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists conjure the magical world of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts in this stunning reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s novel. Journey down the rabbit hole with MOMIX and the visionary choreography of Artistic Director Moses Pendleton. Filled with visual splendor and startling creative movement, Alice reveals that nothing in MOMIX’s […]

$20 – $35

Artists in Residence: Brad Gates & patrick richardson

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: Brad Gates (paint/ink) & patrick richardson (paint)

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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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BRAHM Gala

Grandview Ballroom 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC

BRAHM's Annual Gala is taking a field trip! Taking place at ASU's beautiful Grandview Ballroom, the evening will include cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, and of course a Fund-a-Need auction to strengthen BRAHM's impactful exhibitions and educational programs.   Tickets are $300 per person. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 27. The three-course dinner will […]

$300

Appalachian Theatre: Mary Poppins

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

Disney’s “Mary Poppins” is a 1964 musical fantasy based on P. L. Travers's book series of the same name. The film combines live-action and animation and stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as a nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's […]

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Artists in Residence: Frederick “Craig” Franz & Robert Dennis

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: Frederick "Craig" Franz (Paint) & Robert Dennis (Paint)

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Monday Night Concert Series

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

The Monday Night Concert Series began as a spin off of the Farm House Inn and Restaurant that was located in Blowing Rock from the 1950's until 1997. The mission of the Monday Night Concert Series is to support rising talent and to share a variety of music with residents and visitors to the town […]

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BRAHM: F.A.R.M. Cafe: A Decade of Dedication

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

Image credit: F.A.R.M. means family. Photograph by Ashley Warren, 2018. Join us for the world premiere of a documentary celebrating the first 10 years of F.A.R.M. Cafe. The film will be followed by a discussion of F.A.R.M. Cafe's impact on the High Country over the past decade. We will be joined by the film's director […]

$8

Appalachian Theatre: Lady and the Tramp

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

“Lady and the Tramp” is a 1955 animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney featuring the voice of Peggy Lee, among others. It tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady, who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male stray mutt called Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they […]

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BRAHM: Shakere African Instrument Making Workshop

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

Adults, teens, or children accompanied by an adult We will prepare a gourd, paint or etch on the gourd, string the beaded skirt around it and learn one rhythm & song on the instrument. Beads, wooden, ceramic, and pony plastic beads will be used. Other objects like seashells may be woven in -however, if they […]

$75 – $90

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
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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 […]

Free

Opening Reception: Different, Yet the Same

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

Join us at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery for an opening reception for the Different, Yet the Same show, Saturday August 13th from 3-6pm. Meet the artists and view their work while enjoying complimentary libations and hors d’oeuvres. The show will feature the brilliant colors and flowing nature of Wes Waugh’s watercolors in contrast with […]

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BRAHM: The Jagged Path Dance Performance

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

Don't miss an original dance performance choreographed by Laurie Goux. The Jagged Path, dance performance will transform the gallery space into a performance space putting the themes of the Jagged Path exhibition in motion. Featuring performers from around the United States this exciting event will include West African dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Tap, Clogging, Modern dance, […]

$10

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.instagram.com/noelfreidline/ 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: Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old – Book Signing

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

For fans of David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging, based on award-winning journalist Steven Petrow's wildly popular New York Times essay, "Things I'll Do Differently When I Get Old." Website

$8