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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

Summer Exhibition Celebration at BRAHM

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

Museum Members and the general public are invited to join BRAHM on Saturday, June 29th, from 5–7pm for their Summer Exhibition Celebration. Docents will be available in the galleries to provide insight and answer any questions about the art. 

Registration Required
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Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

An Evening of Laughter and Intimate Magic Entertainment with Lyndy Phillips The Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor is not just a 75 minute magic show; it's an immersive experience that engages all the senses.

$24.95

An Evening with Natalie Merchant at The Schaefer Center

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

Merchant writes in her album’s liner notes, “The songs contained within this album were written and recorded during the global pandemic that began in the winter of 2019

$55 – $75

Eastern Music Festival Orchestra with Special Guest Bela Fleck

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

Experience a night of groundbreaking musical fusion as the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, collaborates with 16-time Grammy-winning banjo master Béla Fleck.

$30 – $50

Earl Davis at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Earl’s “impressionistic realism” style of oil painting explores the effect of light on scenes in nature, often memorable landscapes from hiking vacations in national parks, woodlands and local scenes.

Free Entry

Thomas Rowell at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Thomas could be photographing a park ranger in Misiones, Argentina, or setting a camera trap to capture elusive species such as an ocelot.  Each day brings new excitement and challenge.

Free Entry

Artist Showcase Series at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Fallen Leaves Movie – An Appalachian Summer Festival

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

Award-winning filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Other Side of Hope) makes a masterful return with Fallen Leaves, a timeless, hopeful and satisfying love story that won the Jury Prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

$10

Chanticleer at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. 

$40

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.

Shop for a Cause at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to J. McLaughlin on July 5th from 12-5pm for light bites and sips while you shop. 15% of all proceeds go to benefit the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum or BRAHM.

Free Entry

Summer Exhibition Celebration at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere as you explore current exhibitions, delve into the realm of contemporary visual arts, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.

Free

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

Rosen-Schaffel Competition at Rosen Concert Hall

Rosen Concert Hall 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The festival proudly presents the 13th 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. 

Free

Cocktail Hour: The Show at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Ballets with a Twist is reinventing the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment. With its original mix of sparkling dance vignettes, intoxicating music, and exquisite costume design—the company stirs new life into every venue it visits. 

$32

Ricky Evans at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

As an artist, Ricky just keeps adding media to his list of media:  pen, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic and  photography.  Whether painting the quaint fishing village of Southport, home to his artist studio for 25 years, or photographing the history and beauty of his Blue Ridge mountain retreat, Ricky seeks to make connections through his work.

Free Entry

Bobbie Kelly at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

For Bobbie, there is no one medium. She does drawings, scratchboard, mixed media, pastels but watercolor is her first love. Bobbie’s topics are varied as well, but she loves to do pairs of paintings that have a common theme and resonate with viewers.

Free Entry
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Monday Night Concert Series in Broyhill Park

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The first concert of the series is held on July 1, 2024 and runs through July 29, 2024. The concerts are located at 173 Lakeside Dr. Blowing Rock, NC 28605 and are set up in the gazebo at Broyhill Park.

Free

Artist Showcase Series: Canadian Brass at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free
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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.

The Taste of Things Movie at The Schaefer Center

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

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin.

$10

Beatriz Williams at Blowing Rock Community Library

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

Beatriz Williams, New York Times best selling author of Our Woman in Moscow, The Summer Wives and several other works of historical fiction, discusses her latest novel, Husbands and Lovers. 

Free

Canadian Brass at the Schaefer Center

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

Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. What set Canadian Brass apart from all other performing artists in 1970 was the relentless search for repertoire that was both loved by its performers and embraced by a growing brass audience.

$20 – $40
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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

Brendan Slocumb at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb was raised in Fayetteville, NC, and holds a degree in music education (with concentrations in violin and viola) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Free
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Summer Music Series: Music in the Park 2024

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to Broyhill Park (173 Lakeside Dr.) for a free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of local artists in a serene setting. 5-7 pm

Free

Movies at the Museum at BRAHM

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

In this revealing documentary, Maud Gatewood gives us insight into the determination and creative process that have led to her becoming one of the most admired painters to emerge from the American South. 

$8

Wilderness Safety Pint Night at Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join Ryan, an active member of the NC Mountain Search and Rescue Team, EMT, and an outdoorsman with thousands of miles on the trail, river, bike, and boat, to learn smart and safe outdoor recreation for an evening learning about smart preparation for backcountry recreation.

Free

Cork & Canvas: Claude Monet at BRAHM

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

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Claude Monet’s “The Sea at Pourville 1882." Each participant goes home with a finished work of art.

$50
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On the Fly at Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Come listen to local talent at an open mic night! From 5-7 pm every Friday night Speckled Trout Outfitters are offering an open mic and a 20 minute set to the area's artists. 

Free Entry
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Music on the Lawn at the Inn at Ragged Gardens

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

“Music on the Lawn” at The Inn at Ragged Gardens has become a much beloved outdoor concert series. Held each Friday from May through September (weather permitting), the event draws locals and visitors alike.

Free Entry

Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell at The Schaefer Center

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

Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will see the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner performing hits from throughout his career, in addition to his 2022 album, The Blues Don’t Lie.

$50 – $70

55+ Harper Creek Day Hike with Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Just because you are 55+ doesn’t mean you can’t adventure into the wilderness with your peers!  Join Ryan, an EMT and active search and rescue member, on this 4-5 hour adventure in Harper Creek Wilderness to see one of the best waterfalls in Western North Carolina, explore an old homesite, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch provided by The Speckled Trout Restaurant. 

$40

38th Rosen Sculpture Walk on ASU Campus

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

In honor of the competition’s 38th anniversary, we invite you to join sculptor Christopher Meyer, our competition juror, for an engaging outdoor tour of the ten sculptures chosen as finalists for this year’s event.

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

Fairy Hair Flare at The Funky Tulip

The Funky Tulip 1128 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Add some Sparkle to your hair! Head over to the Funky Tulip and get Fairy Hair Flare added to your hair. 

To book your Sparkle appointment:

$20 – $60
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Off the Hook at The Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

“Off the Hook” live music will be a rotation of talented, local musicians every Saturday from 6-8PM. Come by to hear some great artists from the area and sip on a cold beer!

Free Entry

Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor at Meadowbrook Inn

Meadowbrook Inn 711 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

An Evening of Laughter and Intimate Magic Entertainment with Lyndy Phillips The Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor is not just a 75 minute magic show; it's an immersive experience that engages all the senses.

$25

The Drifters at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

$34

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

How Public Art Reclaimed a Town at BRAHM

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

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum has helped to redefine Wilson, NC. By utilizing Vollis’ incredible, kinetic sculptures the downtown has become vibrant and community connection and economic development have followed.

Free

Alex Taub Trio at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Since moving to Asheville, North Carolina in 2013, Alex has been a mainstay of its thriving and eclectic music community. Highly versatile among a wide variety of genres, his touch, feel, and musical depth have made him one of the most in-demand musicians on the scene.

$25

Norm Lewis at The Schaefer Center

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

Renowned for his acting work on stage and screen (the Oscar-nominated film Da 5 Bloods and in Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal), fans of musical theater best know Norm Lewis, the SAG and Tony Award-nominated star, for his booming baritone and the magnetic charisma that has marked every step of his nearly three decades of Broadway excellence.

$35 – $55