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.
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational
May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on May 23, 2020 at 9:00 am
One event on May 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier.
Festivities kick off Friday evening with a luthier jam. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday at 8 p.m., husband-and-wife Grammy-winning duo Mark and Maggie O’Connor take the stage.