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MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove: July 12-13

A celebration of Appalachian music and cultural heritage, the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove will take place July 12 and 13, 2013 on the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, N.C., featuring

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

THE HIGHLAND GAMES AFTER DARK

  The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Highlands of Scotland firsthand though traditional music, food and activities.  But what some might not realize is that when the sun goes down, the fun is only

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

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

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

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