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Color of Summer and Grandpa Sid at the Jones House

July gallery exhibits offer nature, landscape themes

Yard Art at ArtWalk
Richard Kolb, Miller and 2 Chicks, Pam Mitchell, McKinney Forge and Virginia Tocaben are just a handful of ArtWalk artists who take pride in creating durable artwork fit for in the home or in the backyard.


Rural Landscapes in the Art Cellar
The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk is proud to present the much anticipated exhibition of Gregory Smith, Rural Landscapes, opening July 3.

Rhapsody in Blue
Abstract fibers and paintings at Carlton Gallery’s Spring Exhibition

Hand built porcelain on display
Ian and Jo Lydia Craven work on display at Linville Gallery

The Clay Jungle at ArtWalk
The summertime season is one full of fun and laughter, and ArtWalk’s newest pottery duo has a great sense of fun in their work.

Studies in Outdoor Magic
Bill Farnsworth and Freeman Beard exhibit landscape paintings at Carlton Gallery

Ben Long exhibit opens at Linville Gallery
Celebrated fresco artist shares portraits and landscapes


Parkway offers craft, storytelling workshops
Skilled park rangers and master cultural volunteers will be leading hands-on workshops this summer at the historic area of Mabry Mill, milepost 176.1 and the Brinegar Cabin, milepost 238.5, on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Say Ciao to Good Chow
Wine and dine in the High Country’s Italian restaurants

Summer Enrichment at LMC
Courses run through Aug. 23

Appalachian poetry book hits shelves
A new collection reveals the poetic influence of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and their culture.

Modern day Woodstock goes for the green
Bonnaroo Music Festival strives to minimize ecological impact

ASU hosts 7th annual Holocaust Symposium



Different Strokes


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Safety Day at Chetola July 4
The Fourth of July will be Safety Day at Chetola Resort.
The resort is hosting a festival and buffet picnic to educate children and assist parents in preparing for emergencies.


A Jones House Fourth of July
The Jones House Community Center is celebrating the Fourth of July with a day of music and events, all leading up to a Concert on the Lawn as part of the Jones House Centennial Celebration.


Wayne and Helen visit Todd July 5
The third concert in the Todd Summer Music Series will feature Wayne Henderson and Helen White.


In with the Old
37th Annual Boone/Blowing Rock Antiques Show & Sale July 4, 5 & 6


Blowing Rock Parks & Rec offers Fourth fun
Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Fourth of July Festival this Saturday and Sunday (July 5 and 6) in Memorial Park on Main Street.



The Complete History of America (abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company presents patriotic parody Saturday




Midori and Eastern Festival Orchestra at Farthing Sunday
An Appalachian Summer brings world-class violinist to Boone

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Music on the Mountain set for Aug. 23
N.C. Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more



The Doc is In
Watson and friends headline MusicFest ‘n’ Sugar Grove July 11-13



Snow in An Appalachian Summer
Grammy nominee Phoebe Snow performs July 10




Rare ‘picking and grinning’ event at Highland Games
Colin Grant Adams teams up with Clay Lunsford and L.W. Lambert



Solar water heating workshop July 11-12 at ASU
A solar water heating workshop will be held July 11-12 at Appalachian State University. Participants will learn how to design and construct solar water heating systems for domestic hot water needs.


July means Christmas for Ashe County
22nd annual Christmas in July Festival Saturday


The pipes are calling the Blair Band back to Boone
Thousands of people from near and far will be coming to the High Country next week for the Scottish Highland Games, and among those will be the Christian Celtic folk rock artists known as the Blair Band.

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One Singular Sensation
LMST presents A Chorus Line June 29-July 6


Robin Hood rides again
Missoula Children’s Theatre and local actors stage musical theatre at WHS

Hang down you head, Tom Dooley
Wilkes Playmakers present 8th season of historic outdoor drama

When a Man Plays a Woman
New BRSC farce Leading Ladies opens Friday

Aunt Orlene returns to the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway invites the public to the presentation of “They Call Me Aunt Orlene.”

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre offers Broadway musical classics

BRSC Announces 2008 Season
Musicals, comedies and Charles Dickens coming to Hayes Center

Jack Tales return to the mountains
Blowing Rock Stage Company interns present free shows on Wednesdays and Fridays

Patagonia Environmental Film Fest starts Wednesday
An Appalachian Summer debuts new film series


Through the Window of a Train
Blue Highway captures bluegrass magic on eighth album

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Blowing Rock Concert Series Continues Monday
John Woodall, Jeff Christmas perform free show in Broyhill Park

Local musician takes “Airplane Ride” to new heights
Jon Jon Davis releases new album

Worthless Son-in-Laws to play in Todd
2008 Todd Summer Music Series continues 

Reflections of Classical Masterworks
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble to give five performances at An Appalachian Summer Festival

Three symphony events coming to town
Charlotte Symphony presents Pops Concert Tuesday

Todd’s Summer Music Series
The 2008 Saturday concert series in Todd kicked off on June 21

Music on the Mountain set for August 23
NC Green Power benefit features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Afromotive and more

Sugar Grove Music Festival announces lineup
July event to feature Doc Watson, Kruger Bros., Carolina Chocolate Drops and more

Mountainhome Music announces Summer Series
Blue Ridge Concert Series to hold concerts in Blowing Rock in 2008

Summer Lawn Concert Season Begins
Worthless Son-in-Laws perform at Jones House Friday

It’s Beginning to Look Somewhat Like Christmas
Christmas in the Mountains Vol. 2 taking shape

Music at St. John’s
2008 Summer Concerts continue on July 6

MHM hosts Bluegrass and Brass Concert Saturday
“When I was a kid, one Fourth of July I wanted to see if a cherry bomb would go off in water, so I threw one in our family ice cream churn. It worked,” said Joe Shannon, host of the Mountainhome Music Concert Series.

Hello, BETTY
Unique, pop-rock group performs at Westglow July 3

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