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Artists in Residence: Skip Sickler

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. Daily through Labor Day, new artists each Monday. This week: Skip Sickler, photographer  

Free

Memorial Day Ceremony

Blowing Rock Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Come honor those who lost their lives in service to the nation. The Annual American Legion Post 256 sponsored Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00am in the front of Memorial Park at the Gazebo - join us!

Free

The Dawgful Dead at Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

Blowing Rock Ale House NC

Back again for the second year in a row, Dawgful Dead is playing this Saturday the 28th at 2pm! Come enjoy a great afternoon of beer, food, and music! We will have a special Red Rider BBQ brisket sandwich, made with our Red Rider Amber Ale!

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

I DRAW SLOW: At The Appalachian Theatre

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

Touring the United States from Dublin, Ireland, the popular quintet “I Draw Slow” makes their debut performance at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 with energy that is “truly infectious.” The band is fronted by siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) Holden who have been writing together […]

$25

Plein Air Painting Demo: Jeremy Sams

Bass Lake US 221, Blowing Rock, NC

A live plein air painting demonstration by artist Jeremy Sams will shed light on his process in the impressionist technique of painting outdoors. Sams is one of three artists featured in the Plein Air Masters Show at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, presented June 18-30.  Look for the full series of plein air painting demonstrations- […]

Free

Shriner Parade

Main Street 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Tiny cars, clowns, music, and more! Come see the Oasis Shriners parade down Main Street. Join them in Memorial Park directly after the parade for more camaraderie and information on charity work.

Free

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 The Allen Boys Live in Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! Please bring chairs or a blanket as seating will not be guaranteed. In the event of rain, the concert will take place at BRAHM. The decision to move the concert inside will be made no later than 48 hours […]

$10 – $15

Music on the Veranda presents: The Harris Brothers

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for an evening of live music on our front veranda! Bring your own chair and enjoy live music that is local to the High Country. Check out The Harris Brothers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Harris-Brothers-70580089130/?fref=ts

Free

Artists in Residence: Jack Hamrick

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

10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Jack Hamrick, painter.

Free

High Country Jazz Festival

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

Joining together in a precedent-setting partnership, the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC), Boone Sunrise Rotary and the Jazz Studies Program at Appalachian State University proudly announce the inaugural High Country Jazz Festival with nearly a dozen free and ticketed events at ten different locations in Boone and Blowing Rock from June 8 through […]

Individual ticket prices vary

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.

Blowing Rock Women’s Show with Martin House Gallery

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented in partnership with Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge at the Blowing Rock American Legion. There will be three different bands playing, guest speakers: Murray Parker, Lindsay Jones, and Kim Abernethy, food and drinks, also live streaming artist from other states and countries. There will be a presentation on Women's History in Art by […]

Free

Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection

BRAHM 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us in celebrating June as African American Music Appreciation Month with a lecture from music historian and professor of Jazz Studies, Todd Wright. The program, Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection, will focus on the contributions of three genre-defining musicians who all hail from North Carolina: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone. This […]

$8

Plein Air Painting Demo: Kyle Buckland

Bass Lake US 221, Blowing Rock, NC

A live plein air painting demonstration by artist Kyle Buckland will shed light on his process in the impressionist technique of painting outdoors. Buckland is one of three artists featured in the Plein Air Masters Show at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, presented June 18-30.  Look for the full series of plein air painting demonstrations- […]

free

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 Chetola

Chetola Resort's Lakeside Tent 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Photo Credit: www.stephengordonmusic.com 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 Chetola. We do need to know how many plan to attend. By 5PM ON SUNDAY ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CONCERT, call 828.264.6860 with a reservation name, total […]

$5 – $25
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Day Out With Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Day Out with Thomas™ is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. For tickets and more info please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/day-out-with-thomas

$39 – $58

Artists in Residence: Karin Neuvirth & Amalia Yosefa

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! This week: Karin Neuvirth & Amalia Yosefa, both painters. work by Amalia Yosefa work by Karen Neuvirth

Free

BRAHM: The Banjo from Africa to Appalachia

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

Image credit: The oldest known banjo, c. 1770-1777, from the Surinamese Creole culture. Owned by an enslaved person and collected by J. G. Stedman in the 1770s. Calabash gourd, sheepskin soundboard, wooden neck. Part of the collection at The Dutch: Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. The modern banjo is an instrument commonly associated with the Appalachian […]

$8

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

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

Photo by Cory Piehowicz Fresh from his celebrated appearance at Merlefest, popular folksinger Willie Watson, co-founder of the Old Crow Medicine Show, will make his long-awaited debut at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 as a prelude to the Boonerang Music and Arts Festival that weekend. […]

$10 – $15

Boonerang Music & Arts Festival

This family friendly event has free admission. You can expect to find live music from over 14 bands at 4 outdoor stages, an art vendor market with over 60 vendors, 3 locations for beverages, and food, a kid zone, silent disco, and activities for all ages! On Friday, June 17 at 5:30 pm, the Jones […]

Free Entry

Cork & Canvas: Matisse “Apples on a Table”

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

Join us as we paint inspired by Matisse "Apples on a Table" 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 […]

$40 – $45

Plein Air Painting Demo: Robin Wellner

Bass Lake US 221, Blowing Rock, NC

A live plein air painting demonstration by artist Robin Wellner will shed light on her process in the impressionist technique of painting outdoors. Wellner is one of three artists featured in the Plein Air Masters Show at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, presented June 18-30.  Look for the full series of plein air painting demonstrations- […]

free

The Appalachian Theatre: Where The Lillies Bloom

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

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is trying to track down the original cast and crew members of the “Where the Lilies Bloom,” the only major motion picture release ever filmed entirely in the High Country. They will be the honored guests and recognized during a curtain speech prior to a special screening of […]

Free

Crafting with the Guild: Bamboo Native American-Style Flute

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

Create a small bamboo Native American-style flute using hand tools which will be provided. When the flutes are finished, we will spend time learning to play. Flutes have been used by many Tribal Nations as ceremonial and healing tools, with the oldest found wooden flutes being over 7,000 years old. No prior experience is needed […]

$110 – $125

Opening Reception: Plein Air Masters

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

Jeremy Sams, Kyle Buckland, and Robin Wellner: Our plein air players set the stage for June, and will show off their incredible mastery of the impressionist technique of painting outdoors. Join us at the gallery for an opening reception for the Plein Air Masters show, Saturday June 18th from 3-6pm at Blowing Rock Frameworks & […]

free
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Day Out with Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Day Out with Thomas™ is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. For tickets and more info please visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/day-out-with-thomas

$39 – $58

Music on the Veranda presents: Shelby Rae Moore

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for an evening of live music on our front veranda! Bring your own chair and enjoy live music that is local to the High Country. Check out Shelby Rae Moore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelbyraemoore/ This event is always free.

Free

Artists in Residence: Alysa Cantor & Waitsel Smith

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: Alysa Cantor (pottery) & Waitsel Smith (paint) work by Alysa Cantor work by Waitsel Smith  

Free
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Tunes at the Trout – Mondays

The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Don't miss live tunes every Monday in June from 6-8 PM Website

No Cover
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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: Black and Blue: African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway

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

This program will focus on the history of African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway, from the landowners who had to sell their land for the parkway to be built, to people that worked on the construction, segregated rest areas, all the way up to today. Our guest speakers include researcher Rebecca Branson Jones, historian […]

$8
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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!

BRAHM Summer Luncheon

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

Friday, June 24, 2022 Doors Open: 10:15 am Talk Begins: 11:00am, followed by lunch Location: Blowing Rock Country Club Entrepreneur, author, and antique textile pillow designer, Rebecca Vizard is based in the small Delta town of St. Joseph, LA and regularly bounces from the idyllic country life to the hustle and bustle of the big city. Over the […]

$85
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Mystery Hill: Tales at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill every Friday for Tales at the Hill! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Most of these events will feature live music and an actual historian, Professor Carson. Professor Carson and the Storytellers here at Mystery Hill share tales […]

Free with admission
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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 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

Crafting with the Guild: The Joy of Painting on Silk

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

Indulge your creativity while learning the ancient art of silk painting.  Joanna White takes you on an inspired adventure to design your own silk scarf masterpieces.  Perfect for both seasoned fiber artists and those newly discovering their creative self.  No previous experience necessary. Teens and adults welcome. All materials included for students to create 2 […]

$125 – $140

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! Face Jugs, Hand sculpted items, Mugs, Swirl Vases, Candlestick, Teapots & more. Enjoy live […]

free

BRAHM: John Beerman and Liza Roberts in Conversation

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

Join BRAHM for a conversation between artist John Beerman and author and journalist Liza Roberts. Discussing his painting practice and his works currently on view at the museum, this program will illuminate the artist's meditative painting process and his exacting approach to depicting landscapes. An exhibition of Beerman's work, Imminent Perils: To Wonder at Trifles […]

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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

Hope Olson Lunch & Learn by The Bee & The Boxwood

The Manor 567 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC

The Bee & The Boxwood will be hosting Hope Olson for a lunch & learn on Saturday, June 25th at 11:30 AM! This intimate gathering will be held at The Manor in our picturesque town of Blowing Rock, NC. They have 50 spots available for this event. In addition to “learning” all about Hope and […]

$65
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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

Mystery Hill – Murder at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us for an interactive night of murder, mystery, and madness! Dinner will be served then we’ll get to work solving the crime of the night- but we can’t do it without your help. IT’S A TOTALLY RAD 80’S PROM (GONE BAD!) Costumes are strongly encouraged at this interactive event and guests will receive souvenir […]

$49.95