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Event Date

June 15, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

Emerald Village, Little Switzerland NC

Admission

$10-$15

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock
$10-$15https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour June 15 2019.jpgBlack Light Mine Tour June Black Light Mine Tour June 2019-06-15 21:00:002019-06-15 21:00:00Emerald Village, Little Switzerland NCEmerald Village, Little Switzerland NCLooking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning! There are other fluorescent minerals here, too, including Feldspar that glows pink to red, Manganapatite (?) that glows cream to orange, and a rare phosphorescent blue mineral which, so far, has not been identified. Here are some of the world’s largest deposits of Hyalite Opal, and the only known underground Hyalite Opal deposits open to the public. The black light tours are only offered on 10 special nights. Custom Group tours of 25 or more can sometimes be arranged. The tour is a guided tour, led by our professional staff. We provide the high-power ultraviolet lamps, flashlights, and safety glasses. You provide comfortable walking shoes and a curiosity for unique experiences! The tour lasts about 45 minutes. Cost of the tour is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students (grades 1 through 12). The tours are generally conducted regardless of the weather, but can be suspended for lightning or extremely poor conditions. Bring an umbrella if weather is bad, and call ahead to confirm the tour is on. A light jacket is always a good idea. We hope to see you underground at one of the most unique experiences available, the Black Light tour at Emerald Village, home of REAL mines and REAL fun! Remember that Emerald Village closes after daytime activities at either 5:00 PM or 5:30 PM depending on the season. We recommend you go out for dinner at one of our fine local restaurants and return for the Black Light tour. The gates re-open 45 minutes prior to the tour times shown below. We suggest you arri
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Event Date

June 22, 2019 10:00 am - August 12, 2017 10:00 am

Location

The Blowing Rock

Admission

Yes

Shagging at the Rock Festival! Enjoy music from some of the best talent in Beach music, all day long!Gates Open at 8:30am - VIP Tents Available
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/BLOWING_ROCK_Final Proof.jpgShagging at The RockShagging at The Rock2019-06-22 10:00:002017-08-12 10:00:00The Blowing RockThe Blowing RockShagging at the Rock Festival! Enjoy music from some of the best talent in Beach music, all day long!Gates Open at 8:30am - VIP Tents Available
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Event Date

November 17, 2019 7:00 pm - November 30, -0001 7:00 pm

Location

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Admission

Yes

More than 20 years ago, the Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show began busking on street corners in New York and Canada, winning audiences
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Old Crow Medicine Show.jpgOld Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicine Show2019-11-17 19:00:00-0001-11-30 19:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsMore than 20 years ago, the Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show began busking on street corners in New York and Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, NC, where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, a catalyst in launching the Grammy-winning career they enjoy today. Rolling Stone Magazine praises the band’s ability to “marry old-time string music and punk swagger.” This boundless energy and spirit have earned them the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry and has won two Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album for Remedy (2014) and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel,” received the RIAA’s Platinum certification in 2013 for selling over 1,000,000 copies.