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Event Date

July 7, 2019 6:00 pm

Location

Fred's General Merchantile

Admission

Free

Enjoy the High Country's finest Bluegrass from your lawn chair FREE of charge at Fred's Gazebo, located adjacent to Fred's General Mercantile. Some
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/SummerConcertsatFredsGeneralMerchantile.jpgSummer Concerts at Fred'sSummer Concerts at Fred's2019-07-07 18:00:002019-07-28 18:00:00Fred's General MerchantileFred's General MerchantileEnjoy the High Country's finest Bluegrass from your lawn chair FREE of charge at Fred's Gazebo, located adjacent to Fred's General Mercantile. Some chairs are provided but you can bring your own or a blanket.
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Event Date

July 7, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Valborg Theater

Admission

$10-$25

The celebrated North Carolina Black Repertory Company returns by popular demand this summer with its production of Plenty of Time, following
$10-$25https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Appalachian Summer Festival Plenty of Time.jpgPlenty of Time Plenty of Time 2019-07-07 19:00:002019-07-07 19:00:00Valborg TheaterValborg TheaterThe celebrated North Carolina Black Repertory Company returns by popular demand this summer with its production of Plenty of Time, following the romance between an unlikely pair, a debutante from an elite black family and a working-class young man with dreams of changing the world. Over the course of their forty-three-years, the relationship transforms and grows in tandem with the constant social and political change from 1968 to 2011. “The script weaves its plot developments and revelations skillfully.” – Anita Gates, The New York Times “Foster rises to the challenges of the two-hander form with remarkable dexterity…Alexander directs with a sure hand, sensitively blending the comic and somber elements of the script.” – Ethan Kanfer, Show Business “A skillfully written and impeccably acted work that has enough going for it to make a visit to Foster’s imaginary Martha’s Vineyard worthwhile.” – Joel Benjamin, Theatre Scene
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Event Date

July 8, 2019 12:30 pm - July 17, 2019 12:30 pm

Location

Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk

Admission

Free

The aim of these daily tours is to uncover the history of and unveil a new side to many of the most notable places in downtown Banner Elk. Each
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Lees McRae Historic Walking Tour.jpgLees McRae Historic Walking TourLees McRae Historic Walking Tour2019-07-08 12:30:002019-07-17 12:30:00Lees-McRae College, Banner ElkLees-McRae College, Banner ElkThe aim of these daily tours is to uncover the history of and unveil a new side to many of the most notable places in downtown Banner Elk. Each walking tour starts at Hayes Auditorium and features a variety of interesting stops along the way. You will learn about locations such as: Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, grave site of Edgar Tufts, Historic Commons at Lees-McRae College, original Grace Hospital, and much more. Tours are free and last approximately 45 minutes. Registration for the tours takes place at the Hayes Auditorium box office. Dates and times are as follows: Monday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at 12:30 p.m.
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Event Date

July 8, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Broyhill Park

Admission

FREE

The Town of Blowing Rock sponsors a free music concert on Monday nights called the Monday Night Concert Series. Musical acts for 2018 are: July
FREEhttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/broyhill.jpgMonday Night Concert SeriesMonday Night Concert Series2019-07-08 19:00:002019-07-29 19:00:00Broyhill ParkBroyhill ParkThe Town of Blowing Rock sponsors a free music concert on Monday nights called the Monday Night Concert Series. Musical acts for 2018 are: July 2nd -Vocalist Amy Marie Young and Friends July 9th -Jazz Guitarist Andy Page and Friends July 16th -Vocalist Amy Marie Young and Friends July 23rd -Opera Singer David Clark and Friends July 30th -Vocalist Amy Marie Young and Friends Broyhill Park in Blowing Rock off of Clark Street Alternative weather location is the American Legion Building Bring lawn chairs or blankets for your comfort
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Event Date

July 9, 2019 1:00 pm

Location

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Admission

General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink

After the loss of his parents in a tragic accident, Phoenix Wilder, an American teenager, moves to Africa to live with his loving Aunt Sarah
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drinkhttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/An Elephants Journey Appalachian Summer Festival.jpgAn Elephants JourneyAn Elephants Journey2019-07-09 13:00:002019-07-09 13:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsAfter the loss of his parents in a tragic accident, Phoenix Wilder, an American teenager, moves to Africa to live with his loving Aunt Sarah and her husband. While on Safari with his uncle, Phoenix wanders off and gets lost in the African bush. After finding and rescuing a young bull elephant from the nets of poachers, the boy and his new pachyderm friend embark on an adventure to stop the illegal hunting and find their way home. South Africa; Rated PG (adventure peril and poaching scenes); Directed by Richard Boddington (2017); 87 minutes
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Event Date

July 10, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Admission

$10

Add to Google Calendar Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm. In Lebanese
$10https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/capernaum appalachian summer festival.jpgCapernaumCapernaum2019-07-10 19:00:002019-07-10 19:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing Arts Add to Google Calendar Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm. In Lebanese with English subtitles Capernaum is an award-winning film which explores the life of Zain, a streetwise, good-natured boy of about twelve years of age, who deftly negotiates the crowded streets and desperate poverty of modern Lebanon. Living in the unforgiving slums of Beirut with his uneducated parents and a wild pack of younger brothers and sisters, Zain is forced to become the family’s primary breadwinner and problem solver. When he fails to prevent his parents from marrying off his beloved, younger sister, Sahar, to a man nearly three times her age, he runs away from his negligent parents and finds himself navigating a world where cruelty and poverty threaten to overwhelm kindness and goodness. Directed by Nadine Labacki, the film has received critical acclaim, earning a New York Times’ Critic Pick designation, and the Prix de La Citoyennete at the Cannes Film Festival, a jury prize for outstanding social responsibility. “Tackling its issues with heart and intelligence, Labaki's child-endangerment tale is a splendid addition to the ranks of great guttersnipe dramas. . . Labaki does a superb job capturing the cacophony of the streets through a mixture of nervous camera movements, shrewd editing, and a multitude of sounds. . . Al Reefa is a revelation.” -Variety “Nadine Labaki’s hectic and heartbreaking new film borrows its name from an ancient city condemned to hell. . .modern Beirut as captured by Ms. Labaki’s camera is a teeming vision of the inferno, a place without peace, mercy or order. Its crowded streets and makeshift dwellings hold endless desperation, but the movie is too busy, too angry, too absorbing, and too exciting, you might say — to succumb to despair. The sources of its remarkable energy are Ms. Labaki’s curiosity and the charisma of her young star, Zain al Rafeea, who plays a b
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Event Date

July 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Location

Harvest House Performing Arts Venue 247 Boone Heights Drive – Boone, NC 28607

Admission

Non-ticketed – Pay As You Exit ($10 Suggested Donation)

Join us for an Old-time Party at Mountain Home Music, featuring stories, ballads, banjo, fiddle and flatfooting. These three were recently chosen
Non-ticketed – Pay As You Exit ($10 Suggested Donation)https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/RodneyAsFlyingPossum_LES_edit-600x944.jpgMountain Home Music Traditional Master ArtistsMountain Home Music Traditional Master Artists2019-07-11 14:00:002019-07-11 14:00:00Harvest House Performing Arts Venue 247 Boone Heights Drive – Boone, NC 28607Harvest House Performing Arts Venue 247 Boone Heights Drive – Boone, NC 28607Join us for an Old-time Party at Mountain Home Music, featuring stories, ballads, banjo, fiddle and flatfooting. These three were recently chosen for South Arts Folk and Traditional Master Artist Fellowships. A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina. She is a North Carolina and National Heritage award winner, raised in an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of unaccompanied singing of traditional southern Appalachian ballads that dates back to the early Scots/Irish and English Settlers in the mid-17th century. She learned to sing from her great-aunt Dellie Chandler Norton and other notable singers in the community. She taught in North Carolina public schools for seventeen years before turning to full-time music and storytelling. https://www.sheilakayadams.com Bethel native and Haywood County, N.C. resident, Travis Stuart is a banjo player who has been performing old time music rooted in Western North Carolina for over twenty years. The backbone of bluegrass, old time string band music carries a legacy that is inescapable, and from his earliest days growing up, Stuart was steeped in that legacy. Brought up in a rich musical community and family, Stuart learned to play banjo from local musicians like Avery County’s Red Wilson. Playing his great-uncle Austin Stanley’s banjo, Stuart has mastered a local old time style and shared it around the United States and Europe, touring and recording alongside his twin brother, Trevor, who passed away in 2016. https://www.blueridgeheritage.com/artist/trevor-and-travis-stuart/ Rodney Sutton is the director and host for Mountain Home Music. He is the former director of the Green Grass Cloggers and co-founder of the dance troupe, the Fiddle Puppets, now known as Footworks. Rodney is a master at flatfooting which is the original clogging style of the southern Appalachians. H
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Event Date

July 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Location

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Admission

Every Thursday, dinner from 5-10pm; music by contemporary swing band The Lucky Strikes 6-9pm. Featuring 1/2-pound of fried oysters, choice of
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Chetola Oyster Night.jpgOysters & The Lucky StrikesOysters & The Lucky Strikes2019-07-11 17:00:002019-12-31 17:00:00Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605Every Thursday, dinner from 5-10pm; music by contemporary swing band The Lucky Strikes 6-9pm. Featuring 1/2-pound of fried oysters, choice of two sides and housemade dessert. $32/person
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Event Date

July 11, 2019 5:00 pm - July 13, 2019 5:00 pm

Location

Blue Ridge ArtSpace

Admission

free

This three day event challenges all plein air painters to venture onto Watauga County Blue Ridge Parkway parks, trails, hill side, mountain tops,
freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Plein Air .jpgPlein Mountain Air Paint OutPlein Mountain Air Paint Out2019-07-11 17:00:002019-07-13 17:00:00Blue Ridge ArtSpaceBlue Ridge ArtSpaceThis three day event challenges all plein air painters to venture onto Watauga County Blue Ridge Parkway parks, trails, hill side, mountain tops, gardens and quaint villages for painting the majestic outdoor scenery in our area. We welcome all painting media. Information about this event can be found at www.watauga-arts.org. For non-painters who appreciate the arts and would like to see the results of this three day painting frenzy, there is a free reception on Saturday, July 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm where the freshly painted works will be displayed, judged, and can be purchased. You are encouraged to attend.
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Event Date

July 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Lees McRae College

Admission

$18-$38

From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12,
$18-$38https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Lees McRae Summer Theatre From the Mountaintops.jpgFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts StoryFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts Story2019-07-11 19:00:002019-07-17 19:00:00Lees McRae CollegeLees McRae CollegeFrom The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12, 13, and 16 at 7 p.m. and afternoon shows July 14, 16, and 17 at 2 p.m.   What did Banner Elk, North Carolina, look like in the 1890s? With the vision of a young seminary student, one tiny town gained a church, a college, an orphanage, and a hospital. The musical, written by Janet Barton Speer, with songs and lyrics by John Thomas Oaks and Tommy Oaks, tells the story of Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Edgar Tufts.   Tufts first came to the region as a seminary student to organize a church, but his love and admiration for the mountain people called him back to an extraordinary life of service that forever changed the complexion of the area. With remarkable purpose, Tufts founded a number of institutions that continue to serve today: the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, Lees-McRae College, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and Grandfather Home for Children.   In addition to the show this summer, the Town of Banner Elk and the institutions he founded will celebrate his life in a variety of ways. Learn more at bannerelk.com/heritage-celebration .
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Event Date

July 12, 2019 6:00 pm

Location

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Admission

Every Friday & Saturday at the Chetola lakeside firepit from 7-10pm. Bonefire Nights feature live music, Smores packets, and cash bar. *Bonfires
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/ChetolaBonfireNightsBlowing Rock.jpgBonfire NightsBonfire Nights2019-07-12 18:00:002020-12-31 18:00:00Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605Every Friday & Saturday at the Chetola lakeside firepit from 7-10pm. Bonefire Nights feature live music, Smores packets, and cash bar. *Bonfires are subject to be rented as Private Events or may be canceled due to inclement weather. If canceled, live music will relocate to Timberlake’s Restaurant.
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Event Date

July 12, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Lees McRae College

Admission

$18-$38

From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12,
$18-$38https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Lees McRae Summer Theatre From the Mountaintops.jpgFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts StoryFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts Story2019-07-12 19:00:002019-07-17 19:00:00Lees McRae CollegeLees McRae CollegeFrom The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12, 13, and 16 at 7 p.m. and afternoon shows July 14, 16, and 17 at 2 p.m.   What did Banner Elk, North Carolina, look like in the 1890s? With the vision of a young seminary student, one tiny town gained a church, a college, an orphanage, and a hospital. The musical, written by Janet Barton Speer, with songs and lyrics by John Thomas Oaks and Tommy Oaks, tells the story of Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Edgar Tufts.   Tufts first came to the region as a seminary student to organize a church, but his love and admiration for the mountain people called him back to an extraordinary life of service that forever changed the complexion of the area. With remarkable purpose, Tufts founded a number of institutions that continue to serve today: the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, Lees-McRae College, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and Grandfather Home for Children.   In addition to the show this summer, the Town of Banner Elk and the institutions he founded will celebrate his life in a variety of ways. Learn more at bannerelk.com/heritage-celebration .
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Event Date

July 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Location

Grandfather Mountain

Admission

$40, Free for members

Explore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its
$40, Free for membershttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/GrandfatherMountainbyNight.jpgGrandfather by NightGrandfather by Night2019-07-12 19:30:002019-07-26 19:30:00Grandfather MountainGrandfather MountainExplore the Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own naturalist guide. You’ll be escorted through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch the sunset in silence, and experience the mountain as never before! This program may include a short walk. Please bring a flashlight. Grandfather by Night is limited to 13 participants only. Times are subject to change. For more information, or to register, please email judi@grandfather.com. Cost is $40 per person and free for Bridge Club members.
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Event Date

July 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Admission

$30

Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, breaking down barriers
$30https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Pilobolus Appalachian Summer Festival.jpgPilobolus DancePilobolus Dance2019-07-12 20:00:002019-07-12 20:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsPilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, breaking down barriers between disciplines and challenging the way we think about dance. Pilobolus invites you to engage with childlike wonder at a performance that features classic and brand-new repertory – ranging from the silly to the surreal to the sublime.
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Event Date

July 13, 2019 9:30 am

Location

Museum of Ashe County History

Admission

$15

This year we continue to offer opportunities to tour various historic districts in the county. Each tour will be conducted by a knowledgeable
$15https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Historic Lansing NC Tour.jpgHistoric Lansing TourHistoric Lansing Tour2019-07-13 09:30:002019-07-13 09:30:00Museum of Ashe County HistoryMuseum of Ashe County HistoryThis year we continue to offer opportunities to tour various historic districts in the county. Each tour will be conducted by a knowledgeable guide who will share stories from the community and point out what makes each community unique as well as special architecture that is rooted in various time periods. On July 13 we will travel to the “one sided town” of Lansing to learn more about this wonderful community. Participants receive a full color guide with more information about the tour. Tours leave the Museum at 9:30 and continue through lunch. Paid reservations required. Contact the Museum for more information.
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Event Date

July 13, 2019 6:00 pm

Location

Cook Park - Downtown Todd 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684

Admission

Free

The 2019 Summer Concert Series is set and we have an exciting lineup! Returning bands include Amantha Mill (June 15), Lucky Strikes (June 29),
Freehttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Todd Summer Concert Wayne Henderson 2019.jpgTodd Summer Concert Wayne HendersonTodd Summer Concert Wayne Henderson2019-07-13 18:00:002019-07-13 18:00:00Cook Park - Downtown Todd 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684Cook Park - Downtown Todd 3865 Todd Railroad Grade Rd, Todd, NC 28684The 2019 Summer Concert Series is set and we have an exciting lineup! Returning bands include Amantha Mill (June 15), Lucky Strikes (June 29), The King Bees (July 4), Wayne Henderson & Friends (July 13), and after a several-year hiatus, The Tillers (July 27). New to the series this year is a fabulous, young band from nearby Deep Gap, Cane Mill Road (August 10). Learn more about the artists and their music below. The free, family-friendly concerts are held in Cook Memorial Park in historic downtown Todd. All concerts, except The King Bees, are held on Saturday evenings from 6-8:00 p.m. The King Bees concert will be held on July 4 directly after the Todd Liberty Parade which starts at 11:00 a.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Large tents will be set up to protect concert goers from sun or rain. Food and beverages are available for purchase. We hope to see you this summer!
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Event Date

July 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC

Admission

Every Saturday at the lakeside firepit from 7-10pm. Featuring live music, Smores packets, and cash bar.
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/ChetolaBonfireNightsBlowing Rock - Copy.jpgBonfire NightBonfire Night2019-07-13 19:00:002019-12-29 19:00:00Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NCTimberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NCEvery Saturday at the lakeside firepit from 7-10pm. Featuring live music, Smores packets, and cash bar.
Lees McRae Summer Theatre From the Mountaintops.jpg
Event Date

July 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

Lees McRae College

Admission

$18-$38

From The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12,
$18-$38https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Lees McRae Summer Theatre From the Mountaintops.jpgFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts StoryFrom the Mountaintop: Edgar Tufts Story2019-07-13 19:00:002019-07-17 19:00:00Lees McRae CollegeLees McRae CollegeFrom The Mountaintop: The Edgar Tufts Story celebrates local heritage. The show will premiere July 11 with additional performances July 12, 13, and 16 at 7 p.m. and afternoon shows July 14, 16, and 17 at 2 p.m.   What did Banner Elk, North Carolina, look like in the 1890s? With the vision of a young seminary student, one tiny town gained a church, a college, an orphanage, and a hospital. The musical, written by Janet Barton Speer, with songs and lyrics by John Thomas Oaks and Tommy Oaks, tells the story of Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Edgar Tufts.   Tufts first came to the region as a seminary student to organize a church, but his love and admiration for the mountain people called him back to an extraordinary life of service that forever changed the complexion of the area. With remarkable purpose, Tufts founded a number of institutions that continue to serve today: the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church, Lees-McRae College, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and Grandfather Home for Children.   In addition to the show this summer, the Town of Banner Elk and the institutions he founded will celebrate his life in a variety of ways. Learn more at bannerelk.com/heritage-celebration .
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Event Date

July 13, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Admission

$45

Multi Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul, known for performing
$45https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Patti Label Appalachian Summer Festival.jpgPatti LaBellePatti LaBelle2019-07-13 20:00:002019-07-13 20:00:00Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsSchaefer Center for the Performing ArtsMulti Grammy Award-winning superstar singer and actress Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock and soul, known for performing music ranging from rhythm and blues renditions to spiritual ballads and everything in between. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including Lady Marmalade, When You Talk About Love, New Attitude, and the number one duet with Michael McDonald, On My Own. Throughout her career, Patti LaBelle has been nominated for and received numerous awards, including: Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance; NAACP Image Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Performance, and Outstanding Female Artist; Grammy Hall of Fame induction for “Lady Marmalade”; The BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and many more.
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Event Date

July 13, 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 July 13 2019.jpgBlack Light Mine Tour SummerBlack Light Mine Tour Summer2019-07-13 21:00:002019-07-13 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

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.
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Event Date

December 14, 2019 4:00 pm - November 30, -0001 4:00 pm

Location

Samaritans Purse Training Center, Blowing Rock

Admission

Yes

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder host a holiday evening in Blowing Rock at the Samaritans Purse Training Center
Yeshttps://highcountryhost.com/images/events/Ricky Skaggs Blowing Rock.jpgRicky Skaggs & Kentucky ThunderRicky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder2019-12-14 16:00:00-0001-11-30 16:00:00Samaritans Purse Training Center, Blowing RockSamaritans Purse Training Center, Blowing RockRicky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder host a holiday evening in Blowing Rock at the Samaritans Purse Training Center
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