April 2017 Events
March thru May
- Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands, Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University. Overview of the unique built environment of the peoples of the Southern Appalachians. Open daily except Mondays, 11 am - 5 pm.
- Glass & Metal Day, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville.
- Balsam Range, Lion's Brighter Vision Concert, Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska. 828-627-2566.
- David Holt and the Lightning Bolts in concert, Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill University. 7 pm. Click here for ticket information.
- Old Time Plowing and Folkways. Opening Day at the Cradle of Forestry celebrates Appalachian heritage during the days of the Biltmore Forest School as well as early springtime in Pisgah National Forest. 9 am-5 pm. $5 for ages 16 and older, free for youth and passholders.
- Premiere of Second Season, David Holt’s State of Music, UNC-TV’s NC Channel, 9 pm.
- Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta. 8th annual event for Solid Rock Food Closet for hunger relief.
- Legacy Motown Review, Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville. 7 pm. The Legacy takes you back to the days of The Drifters, Coasters, Temptations, 4 Tops, Jackson 5 and many more legendary icons. Adults $30; Students $20.
- "Roots in the Guild: 9 Women Artists Today,” Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville. 1-3 pm, Nine female makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will be hosting an opening reception for their ongoing exhibition in theFolk Art Center's focus gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Each of the members will share work,as well as discuss the influence of Guild membership in their creative journeys.
- Apple Country Cider Jam, 201 South Main St., Hendersonville. 1 - 6 pm. This ticketed event is a chance to taste the different hard cideries from across North Carolina that use apples grown in Henderson County. Balsam Range will be the headliner of the musical entertainment. 800-828-4244.
- Greening Up the Mountains spring festival, Downtown Sylva. 10 am to 4 pm. Three full music stages featuring Jackson County bands, children’s performances, heritage dance and more.
- International Migratory Bird Day Celebration, Cradle of Forestry, 10 am-4 pm. $5 for ages 16 and up, free for youth. The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains.
- Artrageous: An Interactive Art & Music Experience, John W. Bardo Fine Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, 7:30 pm. Giant artworks jump to life with amazing speed unveiling larger than life art in just moments. Enjoy a continued interaction with the performers as they leave the theatre.
- Tour de Cashiers bicycle ride through Jackson, Macon and Transylvania Counties.
- Annual Pioneer Day, Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort. 10 am until 5 pm. Free. View Revolutionary War and Civil War re-enactors, demonstrations, live traditional mountain music.
- Tales from the Front Porch: British, Greek, Jewish, and African-American traditions from the mountains of Western North Carolina, Folk Art Center, Asheville, 2 pm. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Local tellers will share stories from the cultural traditions of our mountains.