July 2017 Events

Through October 25

  • Luthier's Craft Exhibit at the Smith-McDowell House Museum.  The exhibit is free with house admission: $9 Adults; $5 students, and WNCHA members free.  10:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday.

July 1

  • Shindig on the Green, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7-10:00 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams. 
  • Buncombe Turnpike performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $15 / K-12 $10

July 2

  • Songcatchers Music Series: Mary Z. Cox & Tim Gardner, at the Cradle of Forestry, 4 – 5:30 pm. The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 15th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program. $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, Golden Age Passports, and America the Beautiful passes. (828) 877-3130.

July 2-4

July 7

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 
  • Music on Main, Sparta. First Friday of each month June-October. 6 pm. Downtown Sparta’s merchants, restaurants, and attractions welcome visitors with music in six or more venues. Performers can be found at BlueRidgeMusicNC.com. Free and family friendly.
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

July 8

  • Winged Creatures of the Night Twilight Tour, at the Cradle of Forestry, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. $6.00 for ages 16 and up, $3.00 for youth. Moths, bats, and owls are just some animals active at night when many of us are settled in our shelters. Enjoy the Cradle of Forestry during a magical time and learn about natural nightlife
  • Songwriters Showcase 20Peacock Performing Arts Center, Hayesville. 7 pm. Rob Tiger hosts Jeff Black, whose songs have earned Grammy recognition, and Lon Eldridge, coupling masterful fingerstyle guitar with brilliant vocals and a unique blend of traditional pre-war blues & ragtime. Adults $15; Students $12.
  • Shindig on the Green, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7-10:00 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams. 
  • Balsam Range performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $30 / K-12 $10

July 8-9

July 9

  • Songcatchers Music Series: Crooked Pine Old Time Band, at the Cradle of Forestry, 4 – 5:30 pm. The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 15th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program. $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful Pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders. (828) 877-3130.

July 10

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 

July 12

July 14

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

July 14-15

  • 14th Annual Mountain Wildlife Days, Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center, near Cashiers. Features unique opportunities for both children and adults to get up close and learn more about "wildlife and wild places.”

July 14-16 

July 15

  • Shindig on the Green, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7-10:00 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jams. 
  • Helen White and Wayne Henderson performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $25 / K-12 $10

July 16 

  • Songcatchers Music Series: Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth, Cradle of Forestry, 4 – 5:30 pm. The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 15th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program. $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful Pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders. (828) 877-3130.

July 17

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited.

July 19-22

July 20

  • Folkmoot Festival: 7:00 p.m. Friends of Folkmoot Annual Fundraiser Gala on the Green, Folkmoot Greenspace, Waynesville, Haywood County. Please click on link for additional festival information and tickets.

July 21

  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited.
  • Folkmoot Festival:Camp Folkmoot, Folkmoot Greenspace, Waynesville.  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. Cultural Wear Exhibition and Performance Matinee, HART Theatre, Waynesville; 6:30 p.m. Main Street Dance, Courthouse, Free, Waynesville; 7:00 p.m. Grand Opening, Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

July 21-22

July 21-23

  • Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands held in the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.  Juried work by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. General admission $8.00; Children under 12 free.

July 22

  • Shindig on the Green, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park, Asheville. 7-10:00 pm. Free. Traditional mountain music and dance performances under the stars. Bring chairs and instruments if you wish to participate in casual jam.
  • Folkmoot Festival: Parade of Nations, Main Street, Waynesville, Free 10:00-11:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Many Cultures Day, Waynesville, Folkmoot Greenspace; 7:00 p.m. Haywood Community College, Clyde.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.
  • Art in the Park, Crouse Park, Sparta. Formerly the Blue Ridge Mountain Fair, this arts and crafts festival features many artisans from the high country of NC.
  • Snyder Family Band performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm concert.  Tickets: Adults $20 / K-12 $10

July 23

  • Songcatchers Music Series: Amy & Bob Buckingham, Cradle of Forestry, 4 – 5:30 pm. The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 15th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program. $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful Pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders. (828) 877-3130.
  • Folkmoot Festival: 12:00 p.m. Waynesville, Lunch, Cultural Forum & Performance, First United Methodist Church; 2:00 & 5:00 p.m. Hickory, International Council, Drendel Auditorium; 7:00 p.m. Waynesville, Sunday Soiree Concert Series, Folkmoot Greenspace featuring Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Empire Strikes Brass.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.

July 24

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 

July 24-August 11

  • Art Spark 2017 Preview Exhibit and Auction. The exhibit will feature artwork designed by local artists for the TC Arts Council’s 2017 Art Spark Auction.The exhibit is free and will run from July 24 thru August 11 at the Transylvania Community Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard. The items in this exhibit will be auctioned off on Sunday, August 13 at a ticketed party called Art Spark. Tickets to that event are $65.

July 25

  • Folkmoot Festival: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cherokee Ambassador's Day Tour Package; 5:00 p.m. Cherokee Central High School; 7:00 p.m. Canton, Colonial Theatre; 8:30 p.m. Canton, Bearwaters Brewery After Party Social.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.

July 26

  • Folkmoot Featival: 2:00 p.m. Flat Rock, Blue Ridge Community College; 7:00 p.m. Greenville, SC, Center Stage Performing Arts Theater; 7:00 p.m. Maggie Valley, Civic Pavillion.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.

July 27

  • Folkmoot Festival: 4:00 p.m. Franklin, Parade of Nations, Main Street, Free. 7:00 p.m. Franklin, Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.

July 28

  • 4th Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Brevard. Art galleries, stores and restaurants open late from 5 - 8 pm on the 4th Friday from April-November. December Gallery Walk on 3rd Friday.
  • Folkmoot Festival: 2:00 p.m. Waynesville, Cultural Wear Exhibition and Performance Matinee, HART Theatre; 7:00 p.m. Asheville, Diana Wortham Theater.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.
  • Music On Main Street concert series, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9pm.  Free, every Friday through August 18, featuring classic rock, oldies & beach music. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 
  • Concerts on the Creek, Bridge Park Gazebo, Sylva. 7-9 pm. Free Friday night concerts Memorial Day through Labor Day.

July 29

  • Train History Day, Cradle of Forestry, 10 am - 5 pm. $5 ages 16 and up, free for those under 15 and for America the Beautiful, Golden Age Passport, or Friends of the Cradle Annual Pass holders. Learn about the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle of Forestry and how it and other old logging trains wound their way through the forest coves of western North Carolina.
  • Folkmoot Festival: 9:00-9:45 a.m., Waynesville, Farmer's Market Stroll, Free; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Waynesville, International Festival Day, Main Street, Free; 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Waynesville, Storytellers Circle, The Strand at 38 Main; 7:00 p.m. Clyde, Haywood Community College.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper performing at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, 7:30 concert.  Tickets: Adults $25 / K-12 $10

July 30

  • Songcatchers Music Series: Pretty Little Goat String Band, Cradle of Forestry, 4 – 5:30 pm. The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 15th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Series is part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trails program. $6.00 for ages 16 and older, $3.00 for youth 15 and under, America the Beautiful Pass holders, and Golden Age Passport holders. (828) 877-3130.
  • Folkmoot Festival: 7:00 p.m. Lake Junaluska, Candlelight Closing, Stuart Auditorium.  Follow link for additional information and tickets.

July 30-August 6

  • 33rd Annual Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show, Parkway Fire Station at 36 Majestic View, Spruce Pine. 10 am to 6 pm. Presented by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. 60 worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.  Admission and parking are free.

July 31

  • Street Dances, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 7- 9 pm.  Free, every Monday through August 10, featuring mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. 

 

 

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