HIgh Country Jazz Society 2017

High Country Jazz Society formerly know as Blowing Rock Jazz Society offers outstanding jazz concerts on every 2nd Sunday of each month May to October at the Meadowbrook Inn.  You can call 828-295-6860 for reservations.  Concert admission is $20.00 per person, $5.00 for students.   See www.facebook.com/pg/high-country-jazz-society for more information 2017 Dates: May 14   […]

Julian Price Memorial Park

A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Park is adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and together the two comprise the largest area developed for recreation along the Parkway. Comprising more than 4,300 acres, including a […]

Moses Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the country estate of Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival […]

Horn in the West

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region by engaging individuals in historical education and cultural entertainment centered around Daniel Boone and our fight for American Independence. Since 1952, America’s oldest Revolutionary War Drama has thrilled more than a million audience members. Loved by old […]

Doc Watson Music Festival (No show for 2017)

Doc Watson Music Festival is on ( No show for 2017)  The music festival is held at the Historic Cove Creek School in Boone, NC.  The MusicFest ‘N Sugar Grove began 16 years ago as “Doc Watson Appreciation Day” to acknowledge the many contributions “Doc” has made to the people and communities in and around […]

Symphony by the Lake in Blowing Rock 2017

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort has become a favorite summer event. The dates of the symphony for this year is Friday, July 28, 2017. You can sit by the lake at Chetola Resort in the cool mountain breeze, and watch the swans drift by. Bring a picnic, or sample delicious foods prepared by […]

MerleFest 2018

MerleFest is on April 26 – April 29, 2018 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in North Wilkesboro, NC.   MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate “traditional plus” music. MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the Music, Moments, and Memories. The […]

Appalachain Summer Festival 2016

An Appalachian Summer Festival is a multi- and inter-disciplinary arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival will forge a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, and educational opportunities. By bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around […]

Sunday Concert in the Park 2017

Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock one block from the museum. Hemlock Inn offers Blowing Rock lodging for the Blowing Rock attraction and other festivals and events. Check out Blowing Rock accommodations and the specials that we have going on right now on Blowing Rock lodging and Blowing Rock accommodations. We are a downtown […]

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,684-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Catherine J. Smith Gallery.   To find out more information on […]