High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2023
High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2023 - events and festivals for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro
This events calendar is updated weekly every Monday by the NC High Country Regional Visitor Center staff. The newest print version is also available for pick up every Monday in the visitor center located between Boone & Blowing Rock. Download to your phone for easy reference!
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KING STREET FARMERS MARKET
June 6, 4-7pm, 126 Poplar Grove Connector, Downtown Boone
The King Street Market offers a wide array of local goods including produce, meats, flowers, bread, eggs, crafts, entertainment and more!
RED WHITE AND BLUEGRASS JAM
June 6, 6pm, American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock
Enjoy live bluegrass music from the area’s best performers! $5 donation suggested.
CLASSIC FILMS @THE APP
Weekly, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
Enjoy classic films in a fully restored art deco theatre on the big screen for $6! This week: 6/6 @ 7pm- “Elvis” (2022), 6/8 @ 7pm- “La La Land” (2016)
DOWNTOWN GETDOWN DRUM CIRCLE
June 7, 5:30-7:30, Jones House Community Center, Downtown Boone
"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Drum - or other instruments you can dance and groove with. The circle starts promptly at 5:30. Potential "after party" at Jimmy Smith or Durham Park for those interested in continuing beyond 7:30.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN GRILLIN AND CHILLIN
June 7, 6pm, Caddyshack Café, Sugar Mountain
Listen and dance to live music on the deck of the Caddyshack Café t the Sugar Mountain Public Golf Club. Top regional bands perform 6-9 PM. Free admission. Dinner and drinks are available to purchase beginning at 5:30. Lawn setting is also available so bring your own chair! Enjoy sunset panoramic mountain views.
BLOWING ROCK HORSE SHOW
June 8-11, 9:30-5pm, Blowing Rock Horse Show Grounds
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country and has been a Blowing Rock tradition since 1923. The Saddlebred show exhibits Open Championship and Roadster classes, plus Saddlebreds and Hackney ponies. Don't miss the Fine Harness division!
June 8, 6:30pm, Smith Stadium, Boone
Cheer on the Boone Bigfoots as they play summer baseball as a part of the Coastal Plain League at Appalachian State University's beautiful Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.
BLOWING ROCK FARMERS MARKET
June 8, 2-6pm, Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock
Vendors including flowers, meats and veggies in Blowing Rock
OLD TIME JAM
June 8, 7pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
Bring an acoustic instrument to play along or just enjoy the music as local musicians play old-time fiddle and folk songs until the "last call for tunes" at 9:45pm.
JONES HOUSE SUMMER CONCERTS
June 9, 5pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
Concerts are free and open to the public, and they are held rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to enjoy the music from the lawn. Alcoholic beverages are permitted if patrons are of legal age, but no open containers are allowed beyond the Jones House property. Parking is free in downtown Boone metered spaces and lots after 5 PM. This Week: Will Boyd Quintet
WEST JEFFERSON GALLERY CRAWL
June 9, 5pm, Downtown West Jefferson
Stroll the streets of historic downtown West Jefferson and enjoy the cool mountain breeze while listening to the comforting sounds of street musicians and popping in and out of numerous art galleries and studios.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
June 9, 5:30pm, Beech Mountain Pizzeria
Live music (starts at 5:30 PM) by the Gravel n Grits Band and a bounce house for the kids. The event is free and and food and beverage is available for purchase. (This is an outdoor event and is weather dependent).
LIVE: CHARLIE ELLIS
June 9-10, 6-9pm, Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock
Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn. The Divide Tavern open to the public.
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
June 9, 7:30pm, Appalachian Theatre
The preeminent 4/4 Swing band! In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing.
MOVIES ON MAIN
June 9, 8pm, Carolina West Community Commons, Wilkesboro
Join us at the free “Movies on Main” for "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"! Showtime will begin at sunset.
WILKESBORO FARMERS MARKET
June 10, 7:30-1pm, Yadkin Valley Marketplace, Downtown North Wilkesboro
Offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned goods, crafts and handmade items.
ASHE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
June 10, 8-1pm, 108 Backstreet, Downtown West Jefferson
Ashe County Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday, April 8th.
AVERY COUNTY SUMMER FEST
June 9, 9-5pm, Heritage Park, Newland
Shop wares of all types from a variety of vendors all weekend, food trucks, bounce houses and kids activities. Live music from 11-5.
WATAUGA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
June 10, 10-1pm, Horn in the West, Boone
Up to 65 vendors offer quality locally farmed produce and plants, as well as locally made crafts and edibles. Regular cooking demos and live music, as well as a children's corner.
DANIEL BOONE DAY
June 10, 10-1pm, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, Boone
See demonstrations related to the life of Daniel Boone like surveying, long hunting, as well as presentations about different aspects of Daniel Boone's life. Adults : $10, Children $7
ART IN THE PARK
June 10, 10am, Park Ave, Downtown Blowing Rock
Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more
PUSS IN BOOTS
June 10, 11am, Park Ave, Historic Banner Elk School
This 45 minute kids theatre performance features the classic tale in an energetic and humorous play. $6pp
CONCERT IN THE COMMONS
June 10, 6pm, Carolina West Community Commons, Wilkesboro
Features a concert by The Dave Matthews Tribute Band “Big Daddy Love”, food trucks, and more! Visitors can also check out the Heritage Square Splash Pad, one of the “coolest” spots for summertime fun in downtown, located adjacent to the Community Commons in front of The Wilkes Heritage Museum. Admission to “Concerts in the Commons” and the splash pad is free.
THREE REDNECK TENORS
June 10, 7:30pm, Ashe Civic Center, West Jefferson
The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy features classically trained veteran artists
EMMET COHEN GROUP
June 10, 7:30pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts.
BLACK LIGHT MINE TOUR
June 10, 9pm, Emerald Village, Little Switzerland
Discover a hidden world of beauty at night in the Bon Ami Mine, one of the few places in the world where you can see this rare phenomenon. Extensive deposits of Hyalite Opal and other rare minerals respond with fantastic colors. This special guided tour lasts about 45 minutes
MORE JAZZ FESTIVAL EVENTS
Jazz Lecture, June 9, 11 a.m., Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
The Jazz Swing Feel: From Count Basie to Emmet Cohen This hour session led by Professor Todd Wright, the coordinator of Jazz Studies at Appalachian State University, will musically trace what it means to swing in jazz.
Jazz Cocktail Hour featuring Pavel Wlosok, June 9, 4 p.m., the Rooftop Bar at the Horton Hotel
Pavel Wlosok, the director of the Jazz program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, provides a “progressive” soundtrack to a beautiful panoramic view of Downtown Boone atop the Horton Hotel.
High Country Jazz Festival Jam Session, June 9, 10 p.m. – Midnight at the Beacon Butcher Bar
Late-night jam sessions – that’s when the hep cats really start to swing! Head over to The Beacon Butcher Bar after the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra performance for even MORE jazz. Hot licks, cool jazz, and blue notes – you could hear it all, and you never know who may show up to groove.
Marquee Jazz, June 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., under the Marquee at the Appalachian Theatre
Students from the Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music Jazz Studies program play in the grand tradition of street performers at this year’s Mast General Store High Country Jazz Festival.
Jazz at Lunch, June 10, Noon – 3 p.m., Lost Province Brewing & Gastropub
A local farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of Downtown Boone featuring house-made everything! Enjoy a brick-oven pizza or classic pub fare while enjoying music performed by the Rob Brendle Trio with Andy Page. Reservations are suggested for larger groups.
High Country Jazz Festival Jam Session, June 10, 10 p.m. – Midnight at the Beacon Butcher Bar
Late-night jam sessions – that’s when the hep cats really start to swing! Head over to The Beacon Butcher Bar after the Emmet Cohen Trio performance for even MORE jazz. Hot licks, cool jazz, and blue notes – you could hear it all, and you never know who may show up to groove.
Jazz Brunch featuring the Todd Wright All-Stars, June 11, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock
The Green Park Inn is the grande dame of fine hotels in the High Country. Sitting astride the Eastern Continental Divide, you’ll enjoy a sense of history as you enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Brunch while enjoying a wide repertoire of jazz standards performed by the Todd Wright All-Stars. We HIGHLY recommend reservations. Reservations: Call 828-414-9230
Shane Chalke, June 11, 4 p.m., on the Patio at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock
Shane is a regular performer during the summer season in the High Country. He dishes up a large serving of straight-ahead jazz, Cool Jazz, and many jazz standards from the ’60s and ’70s. It’s a perfect time to enjoy a snack, a cocktail, or an early meal accompanied by the silky sounds of Shane’s High Country ensemble.
Reggie Buie Group, June 11, 5 p.m., under the tent at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock
A resident of Winston-Salem, Reggie Buie began his musical journey at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. From there, he attended Florida A & M and was a member of the famed “Marching 100.” He has earned both writing and recording credits on the national level while living in Miami. Now, the Reggie Buie Group is a regular on stage in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh swinging between smooth jazz and standards.