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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

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,…

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

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,…

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Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

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,…

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50th LEAF Festival

50th LEAF Festival

LEAF prepares to celebrate a 25-year landmark tradition with the 50th LEAF Festival and we’re going SOLID GOLD for the occasion! From Thursday May 14th to Sunday May 17th, 2020 we will be welcoming world music, art, culture, and community into the heart of the beautiful WNC Blue Ridge Mountains….

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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering vision of Earl Scruggs.

The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music…

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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Celebrating the legacy of an American music legend, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will bring together artists from bluegrass, Americana, blues, and other roots music genres to celebrate the pioneering vision of Earl Scruggs.

The festival will feature 20 artists over two days, plus music…

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Coon Dog Day

Coon Dog Day

57th Annual Coon Dog Day

A homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people! Great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in Downtown Saluda, NC. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that…

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Fabulous Fourth of July Festival

The Town of Columbus is celebrating it’s 58th Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration. The festival is 10am-10pm. Come join the crowd for this family oriented event. The day is filled with family fun, food, and entertainment, ending with spectacular…

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Dynamite Days

Dynamite Days

Emerald Village invites you to our “Dynamite Days” celebration in Little Switzerland, NC! Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2020 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9AM to 6PM both days, plus a special nighttime Blacklight Mine Tour Saturday at 9PM. Festival activities include a kid’s Treasure…

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Abby the Spoon Lady & the Tater Boys

She’s back… and this time, she will tell her story! Along with a full band, this is an all new show and one you won’t want to miss.

This show nearly sold out last time… and with a full band and new show, you will

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Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Mardi Gras Extravaganza at Harmon Field – All You Can Eat & Drink Event

Menu: Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels, Crawdads, Low Country Boil, Gumbo, Wings, King Cakes, Craft Beer & Wine

Mask/Costume Contest- Bon Fire-

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Rich Nelson Band at Tryon Theatre

The Rich Nelson Band returns to the Tryon Theatre on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7pm, with special guests Young Mister and Red Rock Hill.

This show is a fundraiser for Thermal Belt Outreach, so please bring $5 for

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Go Tell It On The Mountain Concert

AmiciMusic, the award-winning chamber music organization based in Asheville that is dedicated to intimate concerts in non-traditional venues, returns to the fabulous Orchard Inn in Saluda on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4:00pm with a very special vocal program called “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,”…

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Mark Sterbank Group

Mark Sterbank Group

Mark Sterbank Group – “Hymns & Spirituals” – very tasteful instrumental arrangements of familiar hymns and spirituals. This group, led by tenor saxophonist Mark Sterbank, is usually a sextet that features legendary trombonist Fred Wesley.

4pm Artist Talk, 5pm

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New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort

New Year’s Eve at Tryon Resort

Save the date for Tryon Resort’s fourth annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31 at 7pm. Featuring dinner buffet, champagne toast, party favors, live music and more! Extend the party and book an onsite lodging package! 21+ only

Tickets starting at $80/person.

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient…

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Tony Grant at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Actor, writer, producer, and GRAMMY-nominated musician Tony Grant has become one of the most sought-after, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. Raised right here in Western North Carolina, Grant has

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Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

Toe River Arts is pleased to present the Toe River Chamber Ensemble’s free annual holiday concert. The Toe River Chamber Ensemble and Toe River Community Chorus team up for a free holiday presentation of Part 1 of Handel’s “Messiah” at First Baptist Church in Burnsville. “Messiah,” by George…

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Tuba Christmas Concert

A special sound created by the musicians consisting of simply tubas playing Christmas tunes. This annual concert attracts many wishing to get in the holiday mood. Information and tickets can be purchased through Polk County High…

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The Festival of the Hunt

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the…

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The Festival of the Hunt

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the…

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The Festival of the Hunt

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the…

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Tryon Beer Fest

Tryon Beer Fest

The Tryon Downtown Development Association and New View Reality present the 8th Annual Tryon Beer Festival to be held in Downtown Tryon on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Headlining the Tryon Beer Fest will be Asheville’s Empire Strikes Brass. Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy…

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Free Concert at FENCE

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center hosting a concert that is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Thank you to the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation for making this event possible.

In a soundscape rich in folk and americana…

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Bears Bees + Brews

Bears Bees + Brews

We’re celebrating and learning about human-wildlife coexistence and conservation from trusted organizations, while enjoying lively, family-friendly entertainment, sweet+savory bites, and tasty brews, all in one…

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October Oyster Outing

October Oyster Outing

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Courthouse Square

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 12-7pm

The Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Burke Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, October 19th on the Old Court House Square and the Burke Arts Council…

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Farm City Day

Farm City Day

The farm comes to the city at Hendersonville’s Annual Farm City Day, a celebration of Hendersonville’s rural traditions through introducing the urban population to agriculture. The day includes petting zoo, urban, rural and educational displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music,…

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73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

For generations, thousands of spectators can be seen annually at the event, with recent numbers exceeding 9,000. The Tryon Block House Races now feature an expanded lineup of races, resulting in an increase of entries chasing larger purses and delivering top sport to spectators. The 2019 edition is…

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Celtic Music & Mythic Tales

Celtic Music & Mythic Tales

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany in the distinctly European style environs of the Mélange Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Hendersonville. The intimate, acoustic concert evocatively…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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Fiesta Hendersonville

Fiesta Hendersonville

Fiesta Hendersonville gives Hendersonville a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard. Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, live music, art, food and culture. Located between Allen & Caswell…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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NC Mountain State Fair

NC Mountain State Fair

The third largest fair in North Carolina celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, livestock displays, competitions, and midway amusement…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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North Carolina Apple Festival

North Carolina Apple Festival

The North Carolina Apple Festival is the official Apple Festival in the state, and includes a street fair, arts & craft vendors, free live entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides, the King Apple Parade, festival food, the Apple Festival 8k/team5k/mini moo mile, vintage car show,…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

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Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

Read More

Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

The Town of Columbus is proud to present the 2019 Music in the Park at Stearns. From 7-9pm, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free live music from various bands. Starting every Saturday in August to the end of September. No dogs or alcoholic beverages,…

Read More

Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Morganton TGIF Summer Concert Series – Buick MacKane

Morganton TGIF Summer Concert Series – Buick MacKane

Friday, July 26
Band: Buick MacKane – Southern Rock

Buick MacKane closes out the 2019 season of the TGIF Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 26th. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a…

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Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Bluegrass and Barbeque

Bluegrass and Barbeque

Come join the fun for an outdoor evening of Bluegrass and Barbeque hosted by The Red Rocker Inn in Black Mountain.
Music provided by the fabulous bluegrass band “Rhiannon and the Relics” https://www.facebook.com/FiddlerRhiannon/
Pulled pork BBQ dinner provided by The Red Rocker Inn…

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Bluegrass and Barbeque

Bluegrass and Barbeque

Come join the fun for an outdoor evening of Bluegrass and Barbeque hosted by The Red Rocker Inn in Black Mountain.
Music provided by the fabulous bluegrass band “Rhiannon and the Relics” https://www.facebook.com/FiddlerRhiannon/
Pulled pork BBQ dinner provided by The Red Rocker Inn…

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Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Street Dances

Street Dances

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville’s street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition.

People of all ages gather in downtown

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

Read More

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

Read More

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

Country Royalty: Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

“Hey, Good looking!” Flat Rock Playhouse has something good cooking with Jason Petty and Katie Deal showcasing the music of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Petty and Deal bring together two of the biggest legends of country music on the same stage at the same time. Swoon and croon

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TGIF Summer Concert Series – The Extraordinaires + Cruise In

TGIF Summer Concert Series – The Extraordinaires + Cruise In

Friday, May 3

Band: The Extraordinaires – Variety

The Extraordinaires kick off the TGIF Concert Series on Friday, May 3rd! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this FREE performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm offering a selection of dining and…

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Celebration of Birds

Celebration of Birds

Artist Opening Celebrating Birds
Local watercolor artist Simone Wood says early admiration for winged creatures still shows up in her art today. Her new works showing her connection between the natural world and her creations will move you. Join us at our opening on Feb 5th 5-7pm, while enjoying…

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Wine & Jazz Fest

Wine & Jazz Fest

SAVE THE DATE for the first annual Give to the Music Wine & Jazz Fest at Asheville Outlets Sunday, September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a special VIP Hour from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.. The event, sponsored by iHeart Radio -…

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Music on Main

Music on Main

The summer season gets into full swing with the return of the popular Music on Main concert series. People gather at the Visitor Center on Friday evenings throughout the summer to hear some the region’s finest bands. Concerts are held every Friday evening from June 8 through August 17…

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Monday Night Live!

Monday Night Live!

Summertime Monday nights are particularly fun in downtown Hendersonville. Monday Night Live! brings an outdoor concert to the Visitor Center stage each week in June.

Visitors and locals gather in lawn chairs to enjoy blues, rock, pop, Americana, folk and country tunes. It doesn’t take long for…

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Carolina Shag

Carolina Shag

Summer is here, and the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is ready to celebrate by transporting the beach to the mountains with the upcoming Music on the Rock concert “Carolina Shag.” Celebrating the musical phenomenon that developed in the early 1950s on the Carolina coast, “Carolina Shag” features…

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A Rumbling Bald St. Patrick’s Day on Lake Lure

A Rumbling Bald St. Patrick’s Day on Lake Lure

Family friendly Live Music, Food, Beer, and Irish Games, Best Kilt Contest, 2nd Round March Madness Games on the TV’s as well. Live Music Starting at 3pm until close.

  • Eleanor Underhill 2p – 4p
  • Melissa Seeley 4:15p – 6:15p
  • Adam Shirah 6:30p –

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Translyvania Games

Translyvania Games

On March 17, 2018, Transylvania Adventure Games, presented by Hunter Subaru, will host its annual family fun adventure run on Brevard Music Center’s campus. This event features food trucks, vendors and lots of fun for the whole family! There are tunnels, rope webs, memory tests, walls to climb,…

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Spring Concert: March Winds

The Hendersonville Community Band will perform its annual “March Winds” concert. The audience will be delighted with symphonic selections to welcome in the spring season of the band’s 27th year of concert performances. Seventy-five volunteer musicians make up the band.

The concert’s…

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents: The Young Irelanders

Flat Rock Playhouse presents: The Young Irelanders

Performing the best of Ireland’s musical traditions with a modern twist, international sensation The Young Irelanders will whisk audiences away with their three performances at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Eight young musicians, vocalists and dancers will dazzle and inspire

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