June 2013 Events In the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

June 1

  • 16th Annual Black Mountain Arts and Crafts Show, Black Mountain, NC. Runs through June . Over 65 juried crafters/artists present work of the highest quality crafts at the Old Depot in the heart of Historic Black Mountain.
  • Clay Day, Folk Art Center on Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville. 10 am - 4 pm. Potters and other ceramic artists from the Southern Highland Craft Guild share a variety of techniques such as throwing, sculpture and coil-building. Many of the activities are geared to children. This event features the opportunity to glaze and watch the firing of raku pots.
  • Saturday Jam:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. Year round. 9 - 11 am.  Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Merry-Go-Round:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 11 am -1:30 pm.  WPAQ hosts the second longest running live radio broadcast in the nation, different guests each week. Year round, . Surry Arts Council. 336-786-7998.
  • Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Old Fort. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm. A replica is being constructed of the original Revolutionary War-era fort built in 1776.

June 6

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club, Cradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest, NC. Runs through August 2nd. Summer nature series for children ages 4-7 years olf. Each day a variety of outdoor oriented activities explores a forest related theme to engage young children in the natural world around them. $4 per child for each program. $2.50 for accompanying adults. Thursdays 10:30Am to 12PM.  Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 828-877-3130.
  • Thursday Jam: Old-Time Music Heritage Hall,  EARLE Theatre, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 7 - 8:30 pm. Year round, free. Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Bluegrass Music Jam every Thursday night at The Marion Depot, Marion. 7 pm. 
  • Live music at Zuma's, Main Street, Downtown Marshall. 828-649-1647.

June 7

  • Civil War Commemoration, Shelton House Grounds and Barn, Waynesville, NC. Come learn about NC Civil War History and participate in a Civil War Commemoration event to be held in conjunction with Waynesville's Appalachian Lifestyle celebration. See re-enactments, displays of Southern heritage & period clothing. Events will include lecture on Friday evening and music entertainment on Saturday evening. Cost: Free, donations gratefully accepted. 828-452-1551.
  • Concerts on the Creek: Johnny Webb Band, Jackson County, Sylva, NC. 7:30 to 9: 30 PM. FREE. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike. 800-962-1911.
  • Old Fort Mountain Music. 7 pm; Rockett Building, Main Street in downtown Old Fort. 888-233-6111.
  • Pickin' Up the Pace, Lake Toxaway Community Center, Lake Toxaway, NC. A short ride out of Brevard and a suggested eight dollar donation buys you dinner, music, dancing and a part of a cultural tradition that dates back almost as far as the old mountain ballad the fiddler loves to play. Dinner: 6-7 PM/Music: 7-10 PM. 828-966-4060.

June 8

  • Civil War CommemorationShelton House Grounds and Barn, Waynesville, NC. Come learn about NC Civil War History and participate in a Civil War Commemoration event to be held in conjunction with Waynesville's Appalachian Lifestyle celebration. See re-enactments, displays of Southern heritage & period clothing. Events will include lecture on Friday evening and music entertainment on Saturday evening. Cost: Free, donations gratefully accepted. 828-452-1551.
  • A Cool 5 Mile Run, Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department, Beech Mountain, NC. Check-in starts at 7 am and the race begins at 9 am. 828-387-3003.
  • Concerts on the Creek Summer Music Series: Balsam Range, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Sylva, NC. Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek.  7:30-9:30PM. This event is FREE. (800)-962-1911.
  • Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, Harmon Field, Tryon. Runs through June 15. One of the area's biggest annual events with fantastic Barbecue, phenomenal music and incredible arts and crafts.   No pets, no coolers.
  • 14th Annual Music On Main Street concert series season opener, Visitors Information Center, Downtown Hendersonville, NC. The Hendersonville Antique Car Club will host a Classic Car Show. 7 - 9 pm. Free. Bring a chair. No Pets. Alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. Seating area opens after 5:30 pm. Early admission is prohibited. Series Sponsored by Burger King & Firehouse Subs. 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708.
  • Saturday Jam:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. Year round. 9 - 11 am.  Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Merry-Go-Round:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 11 am -1:30 pm.  WPAQ hosts the second longest running live radio broadcast in the nation, different guests each week. Year round, . Surry Arts Council. 336-786-7998.
  • Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Old Fort. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm. A replica is being constructed of the original Revolutionary War-era fort built in 1776.

June 13

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity ClubCradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest, NC. Runs through August 2nd. Summer nature series for children ages 4-7 years olf. Each day a variety of outdoor oriented activities explores a forest related theme to engage young children in the natural world around them. $4 per child for each program. $2.50 for accompanying adults. Thursdays 10:30Am to 12PM.  Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 828-877-3130.
  • Thursday Jam: Old-Time Music Heritage Hall,  EARLE Theatre, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 7 - 8:30 pm. Year round, free. Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Bluegrass Music Jam every Thursday night at The Marion Depot, Marion. 7 pm. 
  • Live music at Zuma's, Main Street, Downtown Marshall. 828-649-1647.

June 14

  • Concerts on the Creek: Unspoken Tradition, Jackson County, Sylva, NC. 7:30 to 9: 30 PM. FREE. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike. 800-962-1911.
  • Old Fort Mountain Music. 7 pm; Rockett Building, Main Street in downtown Old Fort. 888-233-6111.
  • Pickin' Up the PaceLake Toxaway Community Center, Lake Toxaway, NC. A short ride out of Brevard and a suggested eight dollar donation buys you dinner, music, dancing and a part of a cultural tradition that dates back almost as far as the old mountain ballad the fiddler loves to play. Dinner: 6-7 PM/Music: 7-10 PM. 828-966-4060.

June 15

  • Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival, Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, VA. Performers include Roseanna Cash, John Leventhal and some of the region's best traditional musicians. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 are free. 
  • Saturday Jam:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. Year round. 9 - 11 am.  Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Merry-Go-Round:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 11 am -1:30 pm.  WPAQ hosts the second longest running live radio broadcast in the nation, different guests each week. Year round, . Surry Arts Council. 336-786-7998.
  • Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Old Fort. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm. A replica is being constructed of the original Revolutionary War-era fort built in 1776.

June 20

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity ClubCradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest, NC. Runs through August 2nd. Summer nature series for children ages 4-7 years olf. Each day a variety of outdoor oriented activities explores a forest related theme to engage young children in the natural world around them. $4 per child for each program. $2.50 for accompanying adults. Thursdays 10:30Am to 12PM.  Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 828-877-3130.
  • Thursday Jam: Old-Time Music Heritage Hall,  EARLE Theatre, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 7 - 8:30 pm. Year round, free. Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Bluegrass Music Jam every Thursday night at The Marion Depot, Marion. 7 pm. 
  • Live music at Zuma's, Main Street, Downtown Marshall. 828-649-1647.

June 21

  • Concerts on the Creek: Vinyl Brothers Big Band, Jackson County, Sylva, NC. 7:30 to 9: 30 PM. FREE. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike. 800-962-1911.
  • Old Fort Mountain Music. 7 pm; Rockett Building, Main Street in downtown Old Fort. 888-233-6111.
  • Pickin' Up the PaceLake Toxaway Community Center, Lake Toxaway, NC. A short ride out of Brevard and a suggested eight dollar donation buys you dinner, music, dancing and a part of a cultural tradition that dates back almost as far as the old mountain ballad the fiddler loves to play. Dinner: 6-7 PM/Music: 7-10 PM. 828-966-4060.

June 22

  • Saturday Jam:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. Year round. 9 - 11 am.  Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Merry-Go-Round:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 11 am -1:30 pm.  WPAQ hosts the second longest running live radio broadcast in the nation, different guests each week. Year round, . Surry Arts Council. 336-786-7998.
  • Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Old Fort. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm. A replica is being constructed of the original Revolutionary War-era fort built in 1776.

June 27

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity ClubCradle of Forestry in America, Pisgah National Forest, NC. Runs through August 2nd. Summer nature series for children ages 4-7 years olf. Each day a variety of outdoor oriented activities explores a forest related theme to engage young children in the natural world around them. $4 per child for each program. $2.50 for accompanying adults. Thursdays 10:30Am to 12PM.  Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 828-877-3130.
  • Thursday Jam: Old-Time Music Heritage Hall,  EARLE Theatre, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 7 - 8:30 pm. Year round, free. Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Bluegrass Music Jam every Thursday night at The Marion Depot, Marion. 7 pm. 
  • Live music at Zuma's, Main Street, Downtown Marshall. 828-649-1647.

June 28

  • Concerts on the Creek: Buick MacKane, Jackson County, Sylva, NC. 7:30 to 9: 30 PM. FREE. The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike. 800-962-1911.
  • Old Fort Mountain Music. 7 pm; Rockett Building, Main Street in downtown Old Fort. 888-233-6111.
  • Pickin' Up the PaceLake Toxaway Community Center, Lake Toxaway, NC. A short ride out of Brevard and a suggested eight dollar donation buys you dinner, music, dancing and a part of a cultural tradition that dates back almost as far as the old mountain ballad the fiddler loves to play. Dinner: 6-7 PM/Music: 7-10 PM. 828-966-4060.

June 29

  • Saturday Jam:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. Year round. 9 - 11 am.  Surry Arts Council, 336-786-7998.
  • Merry-Go-Round:  EARLE Theater, 142 N Main Street, Mount Airy, NC. 11 am -1:30 pm.  WPAQ hosts the second longest running live radio broadcast in the nation, different guests each week. Year round, . Surry Arts Council. 336-786-7998.
  • Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Old Fort. Open to the public Saturdays from 10 am -4 pm. A replica is being constructed of the original Revolutionary War-era fort built in 1776.

June 30

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