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Art of Music Festival

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It all starts with a song! And there’s no better way to open the Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival than to gather some of Americana’s most impactful and influential songwriters for a special night of music, fellowship and fun in the historic Hazelwood School.  Join Milan Miller, John Wiggins, Mark Bumgarner and Aaron Bibelhauser with Balsam Range’s Buddy Melton and Darren Nicholson for an evening of original music made by masters of the craft of songwriting. The festival features a traditional…

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile artists, jewelry makers, blacksmiths, sculptors, carvers and mixed-media artists throughout Yancey and Mitchell counties open their studios for the three-day weekend. Guests are invited to meet the artists, see where they create, learn more about their work and purchase items. The studios are grouped into different geographical regions: Bakersville, Burnsville, Celo, Penland and Spruce Pine. As attendees travel from one studio to the next,…

Concerts at the Rock – The Cleverly’s

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your favorites.  All of us at the Old Rock School are very excited about the 2018-2019 season and are happy to bring it to you. The handicap entrance is located at the side of the building (elevator).

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile artists, jewelry makers, blacksmiths, sculptors, carvers and mixed-media artists throughout Yancey and Mitchell counties open their studios for the three-day weekend. Guests are invited to meet the artists, see where they create, learn more about their work and purchase items. The studios are grouped into different geographical regions: Bakersville, Burnsville, Celo, Penland and Spruce Pine. As attendees travel from one studio to the next,…

Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media. Potters, painters, glassblowers, textile artists, jewelry makers, blacksmiths, sculptors, carvers and mixed-media artists throughout Yancey and Mitchell counties open their studios for the three-day weekend. Guests are invited to meet the artists, see where they create, learn more about their work and purchase items. The studios are grouped into different geographical regions: Bakersville, Burnsville, Celo, Penland and Spruce Pine. As attendees travel from one studio to the next,…

An Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This Christmas, Vance Birthplace will partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but with the Vance family and enslaved people smack dab in the middle. Through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow theater, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future will explore the life of Venus, an enslaved woman that lives on the Vance property. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey…

An Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This Christmas, Vance Birthplace will partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but with the Vance family and enslaved people smack dab in the middle. Through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow theater, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future will explore the life of Venus, an enslaved woman that lives on the Vance property. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey…

An Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This Christmas, Vance Birthplace will partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but with the Vance family and enslaved people smack dab in the middle. Through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow theater, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future will explore the life of Venus, an enslaved woman that lives on the Vance property. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey…

Concerts at the Rock – An Evening with Jimmy Fortune & Nu-Blu

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your favorites.  All of us at the Old Rock School are very excited about the 2018-2019 season and are happy to bring it to you. The handicap entrance is located at the side of the building (elevator).

Concerts at the Rock – Love Cannon

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your favorites.  All of us at the Old Rock School are very excited about the 2018-2019 season and are happy to bring it to you. The handicap entrance is located at the side of the building (elevator).

Concerts at the Rock – The Hogslop String Band

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your favorites.  All of us at the Old Rock School are very excited about the 2018-2019 season and are happy to bring it to you. The handicap entrance is located at the side of the building (elevator).

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