Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
All Shook Up
July 26 - August 18
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Travel back in time to 1955 to a small, dreary cookie-cutter town where everything is about to change. A young mechanic, Natalie, dreams for adventure and love. Suddenly, a mysterious, leather-jacketed, guitar-playing, hip-swinging stranger shakes up the people of this small town as they discover romance, rock & roll, and riotous fun! This musical fantasy is built around songs made famous by Elvis Presley including hits like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. Backed by a rousing Elvis score, this crazy and uplifting musical comedy will have audiences jumpin’ out of their blue suede shoes!
“This is a great big Broadway show that never loses its mind or its light touch, with the accent on fun. It’s a roustabout’s joyride.” Journal News
“A mixed-up merry-go-round of fun anchored by all those Presley tunes. Lightweight, to be sure, but it floats very nicely indeed.” Associated Press