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New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region

New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region  Two cultural heritage trails developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will give your visit to the High Country of Western North Carolina new meaning.  Here is a list of sites

Music in the NC High Country

If you want to hear some great (and mostly free!) local music in the Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson North Carolina area, you are in luck!  The NC High Country has many music venues featuring local artists all

West Jefferson NC Day Trip

One of the best towns in the North Carolina High Country to visit in the fall is West Jefferson.  The town of West Jefferson was awarded NC Small Town Award of Merit in 2013 for its beautiful streetscape design.  It

58th Annual Highland Games: July 11-14

Nowhere in the America’s is there a place more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands than the High Country of North Carolina.  Perhaps this is why so many of Scottish descent chose to settle here.  Whether you are of Scottish ancestry

WILL GRAHAM TO SPEAK AT THE 89TH ANNUAL “SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN”

  This June 23, thousands of people from across the area will gather at MacRae Meadows in the spirit of God and fellowship.  Grandfather Mountain’s 89th Annual Singing on the Mountain is a joyful celebration of faith, claiming the title

The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on King Street, the beautiful turn of the century house has the perfect location for a

Mountain Home Music Series 2013: Twenty Years

Home Sweet Home: Twenty Years By Joe Shannon Twenty years of Mountain Home Music. It feels like a milestone. For me, it is, in a way. From this moment on a hazy, early May day in 2013, I can look

Summer Music in the Valle Series Performances

It’s time to break in those lawn chairs and blankets for a summer of free music in the Valle Crucis Community Park. All concerts are held on Fridays from May-September and begin at 7PM. Admission to concerts is free, but

Where to Find Free Music in the High Country!

Beneath the billboards, down the road, down the driveway, behind the trees, there¹s a gathering of local folks playing music, telling stories, and dancing. This gathering place may be just about anywhere in the High Country, for there are many

Tom Dooley Tour

Who hasn’t heard of the Ballad of Tom Dooley (Dula)? Made famous by the Kingston Trio in 1957, and recorded by numerous other artists, the song tells the story of young Tom Dula (pronounced Dooley by locals) and his involvement

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