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Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend recounts the famous 1860’s lovers’ triangle tale that became one of the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion. Performed outdoors at Fort Hamby Amphitheatre, the drama brings to life the romance, jealousy, and mystery surrounding

Hickory Ridge Homestead Preserves Yesterday

At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is located on the grounds of Horn in the West, the

The Band Perry Kicks off An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual multi-arts festival on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Throughout the month of July, locals and visitors can enjoy world-class entertainment spanning genres such as music, dance, theatre, visual

Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC in the High Country

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One of the most distinctive cultural icons of the High Country is “our” music. Mountain music includes elements of old English ballads, Irish and Scottish Gaelic dance music, African instrumentation and rhythms, gospel, and quite a bit of original mountain