April 2018 Events

Through May 31, 2018
  • Art at the Park Exhibit at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily.  The Carl Sandburg Home Site is proud to announce the installation of a new temporary art exhibit in the park’s visitor center. Entitled “Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream,” this art installation, completed in partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative, encouraged students throughout North Carolina and the nation to create artwork reflecting a quote from Sandburg’s writing. Each of the more than 60 pieces represents the students’ unique perspectives on dreams, perseverance and achievement. More than 445 students from 20 different schools created art for this exhibit. 
April 5, 2018

April 7, 2018

  • Opening Day Old Time Plowing & Folkway at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Celebrate Appalachian heritage during the days of the Biltmore Forest School as well as early springtime in Pisgah National Forest.  

April 13, 2018

  • The Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble, John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00 pm.  Founded in the fall of 1999 to give Berea College students with background or potential in bluegrass music an opportunity to play in a "working" bluegrass band with weekly rehearsals, performances, travel, etc. Members are selected by audition, and typically remain with the group until they graduate from Berea College.  Donations are appreciated.

April 14, 2018

  • Cherokee Heritage Day: Kuwoni (Flower Moon), at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  Family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting.  The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme.  Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

April 17, 2018

  • Warren Wilson Old Time and Bluegrass Bands, presented by The Associate of Fine Arts Music degree program, 1:00 pm, B100, Hudson campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson, NC 28638.  This concert is free and open to the public.

April 20, 2018

  • Skylark, performing at John C. Campbell Folk School, 7:00 pm, Community Room, Keith House.  Devoted to the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Brittany on Ireland's national instruments: the Irish harp and the Irish uilleann ("elbow") pipes. na Skylark weaves these instruments and others – including the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, the melodica, Irish flutes and whistles, the Irish fiddle, guitar, and various percussion – into a tapestry of sound and feeling that's truly unique.

April 21, 2018

  • Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Concert at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, 2:00 pm.  This free concert will be performed by students, alums, and instructors in the Junior Appalachian Musicians programs from John C Campbell, Stecoah Valley TAPS, Jackson and Swain counties JAM programs. Presented by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area celebrating the 50th anniversary of the N.C. Arts Council. 

April 21-22, 2018

  • Spring Arts & Flowers Craft Festival - Tryon Arts & Crafts School. 10:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday.  Featuring fine arts and crafts from artisans throughout the Southeast, a selection of spring plants, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, delicious food and the music of Izzi Hughes, Mercury Rising Band, Overmountain String Band, Preston Squyres, Letters to Abigail & Life Like Water, plus an old fashioned cake walk fundraiser on Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30!  828 859 8323.

April 21, 2018

  • Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her “Taking the Stage” workshop participants for an enchanting evening of storytelling, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

April 23, 2018

April 25, 2018

April 26, 2018

  • Junior Appalachian Music Program Student Concert, at John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House 7:00 p.m. JAM is an after-school program for high school age children that introduces music through small group instruction on instruments common to the Appalachian region, such as fiddle, banjo and guitar.  Folk School JAM is offered, free of charge, to students in both Cherokee & Clay Counties and it's current instructors are: Peggy Patrick, Banjo, Wyatt Espalin, Fiddle, Zac Kilmer, Guitar, Geraud Barralon, Guitar, Fiddle, Upright Bass, String Band and is the program director.
  • Free Talk on National Park Service History, 10:30-11.45 a.m. at Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville (Parkway milepost 384)

April 27-28, 2018

  • David Holt in Concert, at Merlefest, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.  Click on link for additional information.




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