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Friday Night Concert – Just Us Bluegrass!

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your favorite lawn chair, your sweetheart and family, and come out for our FREE summer concerts on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Hayesville.  No registration or tickets required.  Red Bucket Donations appreciated. Food and beverage service available at 6 pm and music gets underway at 7 pm.

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Some of the finest stringed instruments in the Southeast will be on display in Burnsville for the inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational, Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The event celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Luthiers specializing in crafting guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, dulcimers, harps, violins, basses and banjos will travel to Burnsville from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia. Throughout the day Saturday…

Dulcimer Celebration Concert

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anne Lough an internationally known traditional musician who performs and teaches at schools, workshops, and festivals throughout the country. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University (KY) and a Master of Music Education from Western Carolina University (NC). She is well known for her artistic and sensitive style of playing, and her skill as an instructor. In addition to many recordings, Anne has published several dulcimer arrangements, including Old-time Hymns & Gospel Favorites for Mountain Dulcimer,…

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths. The fame of blue ghost fireflies in western North Carolina has increasingly threatened their natural habitat. Thousands of people annually trek off the trails in May and June to find the wooded niche where these small beetles can…

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Some of the finest stringed instruments in the Southeast will be on display in Burnsville for the inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational, Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The event celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them.   Luthiers specializing in crafting guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, dulcimers, harps, violins, basses and banjos will travel to Burnsville from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia.   Throughout the day…

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Some of the finest stringed instruments in the Southeast will be on display in Burnsville for the inaugural Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational, Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The event celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them.   Luthiers specializing in crafting guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, dulcimers, harps, violins, basses and banjos will travel to Burnsville from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia.   Throughout the day…

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will host the 33rd annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019.  This free festival offers live music performances from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of American musical heritage, as found in his collection, "The American Songbag."  The festival’s performers are skilled in sharing traditional stories in distinctive ways.   All performances take place in the amphitheater, unless otherwise specified,…

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths. The fame of blue ghost fireflies in western North Carolina has increasingly threatened their natural habitat. Thousands of people annually trek off the trails in May and June to find the wooded niche where these small beetles can…

ArborEvenings

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax and unwind at the Arboretum’s new “ArborEvenings” after hours series. Held every Thursday, April – October, from 6 to 9 p.m., visitors will see the Arboretum’s gardens come to light after dark while enjoying delicious food and tasty beverages, including beer and wine, in one of Asheville’s most beautiful natural settings. On the last Thursday of each month, live music be played in the Heritage Garden. Entry into ArborEvenings is free and included in non-members’ standard parking fees. Valid…

In Search of Blue Ghosts Twilight Tour

May 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Once a year for a short duration, blue ghost fireflies hover the forest floor with a lingering bluish glow. Seek alongside naturalists on paved trails as to why this small firefly has been the focus of generations worth of folklore and myths. The fame of blue ghost fireflies in western North Carolina has increasingly threatened their natural habitat. Thousands of people annually trek off the trails in May and June to find the wooded niche where these small beetles can…

Friday Night Concert – Unspoken Tradition

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your favorite lawn chair, your sweetheart and family, and come out for our FREE summer concerts on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Hayesville.  No registration or tickets required.  Red Bucket Donations appreciated. Food and beverage service available at 6 pm and music gets underway at 7 pm.

The Moon and You

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC that tours the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello). The band released its debut album A White Light That Sings in June 2016, to critical acclaim. They celebrated their second full-length release, Endless Maria on March 19, 2017 with a live string quartet and rock rhythm section bringing the album to life onstage. …

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