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Exhibit: Crafted Modern – The Collection of Rob Williams

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

The Studio Craft movement of the 20th Century witnessed a broad resurgence of artists working in mediums historically understood to be less precious than their fine art counterparts. Clay, metal, glass, wood, and fiber were the materials of daily life, constituting the tools and wares of domestic and professional labor.

Free Entry

Exhibition: Lee Hall – Immediate Landscapes

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

This exhibition brings together a range of Hall’s compositions and begs the question, “What constitutes a landscape?” Moreover, why is landscape as a concept and signifier so persistent across the visual cultures of the past and present? In the case of Hall’s paintings and collages, the artist uses broad swaths of color to build her compositions which are at once visually dense while also flattening the dynamic vistas she interpreted.

Free Entry

Exhibit: HIGHLIGHTS – Selections from BRAHM’s Permanent Collection

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

BRAHM stewards a growing Permanent Collection of over 800 objects. Museums build collections for a variety of reasons: preserving artworks and other objects of historical importance for future generations; cataloging, documenting, and researching said objects; and displaying and interpreting the collection for the public through exhibitions, publications, and other educational programs.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Pulp & Bind – Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia at BRAHM

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

Pulp & Bind brings together 18 artists working across the diffuse region of Southern Appalachia who are deeply engaged with the mediums of paper and book as a form and a concept.

FREE

Indigo Girls at The Schaefer Center

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

Released in 1989, Indigo Girls’ eponymous major label debut sold over two million copies under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history.

$48

Contra Dance at American Legion

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 (new and experienced dancers are welcome)
If you are new to Contra, we ask that you arrive well ahead of  the 6:30 New Dancer Workshop time due to parking in Blowing Rock.

$8 – $20
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Jazz Nights – Tuesdays at Timberlake’s

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

Head over to Timberlake's at Chetola Resort on Tuesday nights for Jazz Nights. Enjoy the smooth tones of Jazz while having a delicious meal.

Studio Workshop: Collage Night at BRAHM

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

Learn to create your own painted paper collages inspired by North Carolina artist and educator, Lee Hall. Students will draw inspiration from Hall’s landscape and architecture collages, and apply these references to their own collages using a variety of materials and techniques.

$50

Emmet Cohen Trio

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

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, he is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist, a dedicated educator, the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.

$25

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

J. McLaughlin will be hosting a sip and shop benefitting Oasis.  Oasis serves survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery counties.

Free Entry

The Spice & Tea Exchange Celebrates 10 Years!

The Spice & Tea Exchange 1087 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Spice & Tea Exchange has been open in Blowing Rock for 10 years! To celebrate this Anniversary they will be hosting a 10% off everything in the store sale (excluding sale items)

Free Entry

IF4 2024 – The International Fly Fishing Film Festival at The App Theatre

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

IF4™ is the world’s leading fly-fishing film event, consisting of films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe and showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. It is the gathering place of the fly-fishing community and a celebration of friendship, fly-fishing stories and stoke.

$10 – $15

Snarky Puppy at The Schaefer Center

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

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 20 members in regular rotation. At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada and the United Kingdom all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

$43

The Lost Frescoes of Ben Long at BRAHM

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

Join Jim Walters as he takes you on his journey around NC and discusses 19 major frescoes in the state. He will cover how fresco painting began as the “poor person’s Bible” and examine the life and career of NC fresco artist Ben Long.

$8

2024 Cheers for Charity at The Mustard Seed Home

The Mustard Seed Home 312 Green St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Mustard Seed Home is proud to host an evening of champagne and shopping in April, all in support of Project HEAL. This national non-profit is a beacon of hope, providing life-saving support through free treatment placements, free insurance navigation help, and cash assistance grants, ensuring equitable access to eating disorder treatment.

Free Entry

The Del McCoury Band at The App Theatre

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

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link.

$35 – $42

Adam Church with Pressely Layton Band at The App Theatre

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

Hometown favorite returns to the AppTheatre stage. Adam Church, an Appalachian native, has been pursuing his music career for about 10 years. He grew up in Foscoe, NC, where he found his love for music, listening to the likes of Eric Church which inspired his own dream of pursuing music.

$20

Modern Alchemy of the Heart at The Art of Living Retreat Center

Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC

Do you feel continually pulled in multiple directions, often distracted from your inner calling? 

Are you longing to reconnect to your inner wisdom and rise as the sacred self-leader of your most authentic and joyful life?

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High Country Watermedia Society Meeting

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 374 Industrial Park Dr., Boone, NC, United States

Meet HCWS members, and view a demonstration by a well known artist. Guest may attend one meeting free of charge. After that you are welcome to join. 

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Blowing Rock Farmers Market

Blowing Rock Antiques 379 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock Farmers Market is back! Thursdays from May 16 through October 2024 from 2-6 PM. The ever beloved flower bouquets will be back along with many new vendors!

Free Entry

Art in the Park

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

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 Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE
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Grandfather by Night – Less Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

$50

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show- Saddlebred

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The atmosphere at a Saddlebred show is electric, with teams shouting encouragement and rooting for their favorites.

$10
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Tweetsie Railroad: Day Out With Thomas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

'Pop' on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! The Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is heading to Tweetsie Railroad this June. Enjoy one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, bubble-themed activities, and a full day at Tweetsie Railroad!

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

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Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

Art in the Park

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

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 Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

BRAHM 2024 Summer Luncheon with Susanna Salk

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

Save the date! BRAHM's Summer Luncheon is set for June 21st, 2024 with guest speaker Susanna Salk. A renowned design author, Salk also hosts an acclaimed video series, "At Home With" via her Youtube channel. 

$125.00

Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening

Bolick and Traditions Pottery 4443 Bolick Rd, Lenoir, NC

Annual event at the Bolick & Traditions Pottery studio, about 4 miles south of their gallery shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Be present at 10 am to watch them unload the groundhog-style wood kiln. Wood-fired items are highly collectible!

free

Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Celebrate July 4th with a day of family fun at Tweetsie Railroad, and the High Country’s most spectacular fireworks display. The park will remain open until 9:00 pm and fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

4th of July Parade & Festival

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The best small-town holiday parade around! Come early for the parade and enjoy the festive atmosphere in town for the afternoon with games and music in Memorial Park!

Free

Art in the Park

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

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 Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Fred’s Roubaix Ride with Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, July 20th from the Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Parking is $5 and you can pay at the donation boxes located around the park.

Free

BRAHM Gala

Grandview Ballroom 135 Jack Branch Drive, Boone, NC

BRAHM's Annual Gala is returning, taking place at Appalachian State University's beautiful Grand View Ballroom. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, as well as both silent and live auctions to strengthen BRAHM's impactful exhibitions and educational programs.  

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper I

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Competitors clear the course in several Classics and Jumper Divisions! Bring cash for entry and vendors.

$10

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper II

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Competitors clear the course in several Classics and Jumper Divisions! Bring cash for entry and vendors! 

$10

Blowing Rock Women’s Show with Martin House Gallery

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Celebrating Women Artists! Presented in partnership with Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge at the Blowing Rock American Legion. There will be music and guests speakers. 
More information TBA - Save the date! 

Free