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Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance

April 30 - October 22

BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art & History Museum) is excited to open the exhibition, Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolin in Craft, Music, and Dance. The in-person exhibition is accompanied by a program series, digital exhibit, book, and traveling exhibit. The Jagged Path seeks to illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections across geography and generations, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the…

Our Mountain Music Traditions

October 7 - November 13

Art after Dark at the Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) on Friday October 7 starting at 6pm will be all about music. It’s Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Festival month for the HCAC who’s annual fundraiser featuring Balsam Range, Sister Sadie, and the Amanda Cook Band is on October 29, 2022 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. To keep within the theme of celebrating Appalachian music, HCAC’s October exhibit at the Haywood Handmade Gallery located at 86 N. Main Street is called…

An Evening on the Block: Noir Collective AVL

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join our celebration with our neighbors as we reflect on another year in business. We are very grateful for your continued support and patronage. Schedule  4:00 Small bites from the Diaspora all natural vegetarian dishes by Soce 4:20 Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting ceremony 4:30 Black Diamond Enterprise performs select pieces from Raising Black (performing at LEAF in Nov.) New Art by Jenny Pickens, Jessica Montañez, Jerrie Settles, Micah Mackenzie Free samples | New Books | Product launch 5:30 Funk N Around With Garfield Jazz @ The Workshop Lounge at The Foundry hotel  (cash…

First Friday – Gretchen Griffith

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Gretchen Griffith, a talented story catcher and author, for a book launch and reception at the HUB Station. Gretchen's newest book, "The Physician and the Forester", is an inspiring story of a dedicated couple from the Foothills of Western North Carolina. Dr. Marjorie Strawn and her husband Bill impacted not only the county in which they lived but also the entire state and beyond. Her years as a family practitioner, public health director, and Lenoir City Council member intertwined…

BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are happy to announce that for 2022, BBQ for Books with a Side of Bluegrass will be held in its traditional format, live and in person! This popular event is an annual fundraiser to benefit early literacy hosted by Stokes Partnership for Children. This year the event will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Poplar Springs Elementary School in King, NC. We are so excited to announce that the award winning Lonesome…

Music at the Market Concert: The Country Boys

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Country Boys have played in most of the regional fiddler’s conventions, and they have won the coveted first place in the Galax Fiddlers Convention competition several times. The band also placed second runner-up in the old Union Grove Fiddlers Convention. The band specialized in fiddle tunes and receives a lot of their repertoire from Kenny Baker and Lester Flatt. More recent influences have come from the Country Gentlemen, while adding their own modern twist. Food, agriculture and bluegrass picking…

Bluegrass at the Rock: Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme Out

October 8 @ 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 2022-2023 season featuring bands that have never performed at the Rock before, mixed with classic favorites. All seating is general admission unless you are a season ticket holder. Season Ticket holders will receive a…

2022 Harvest Festival

October 14 - October 15

On the third weekend of every October this event begins with a free Friday evening campfire to roast marshmallows, and storytelling. Hot dogs, hot cocoa and soft drinks for sale. The Festival gets underway Saturday at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. Saturday admission is just $5/adult and free for kids K-12 and younger; parking is free. Enjoy music and dancing on the outdoor stage. Local artists offer their handmade crafts and foods for sale, and demonstrations of corn-grinding, blacksmithing and butter…

Valle Country Fair

October 15

An overgrown church bazaar set in a picturesque North Carolina mountain valley during the peak of the fall color season. The gathering is an authentic harvest-season community celebration that revolves around top quality hand-made crafts, home-cooked food and mountain music. All proceeds go to help people in need. Free admission, $10 parking per vehicle www.vallecountryfair.org 828-963-4609

2022 Mush, Music & Mutts Festival – North Carolina’s Official Fall Liver Mush Festival

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Mush, Music & Mutts Festival - North Carolina’s Official Fall Liver Mush Festival on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in beautiful Uptown Shelby! Recognized in regional and national media including Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods, this festival celebrates the unique regional delicacy and local food staple known as liver mush. Festival highlights include a liver mush eating contest, recipe contest and cookoff, live music, and more than 80 craft, food, and…

Music at the Market Concert: Gap Civil

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gap Civil is an Appalachian Mountain Music band built on their motto of honor and innovation. They honor the mountain traditions that have shaped and rooted their music, yet they take great pride in innovative and exciting original songs, tunes and arrangements. Fluidly blending the genres of old-time, country, bluegrass and Americana, their music is sure to make you want to dance - whether that's hitting the floor with a driving flatfoot or pulling that special someone close with a…

Bluegrass at the Rock: Appalachian Roadshow

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. GRAMMY-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy, joins forces with GRAMMY-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, fresh off of his recent stint touring with multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner, as well as esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrell Webb, who has recorded…

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