Reception Saturday June 1

John & Robyn Horn Gallery

The exhibition "Further Evidence: The Art of Natural Dyes" will feature the work of sixteen international artists working with natural dyes.  Co-curated by textile artist and dyer Catharine Ellis, who along with Danish textile engineer and chemist Joy Boutrup, will be publishing a long awaited book on the subject and co-teaching at Penland School in 2019. The resurgence of the use of natural dyes in both studio practice and commercial dyeing will be recognized in this exhibition, including works on paper, with ink and pigment, and woven and printed textiles.


Get dirty for a good cause with this run, which offers a one-mile option for kids ages two to 11 and a three-mile race for adults that challenges with obstacles and, of course, lots of mud. There will be a variety of games for kids, as well as live entertainment, craft brews, and fare from local food trucks. Proceeds benefits Hands On! Children’s Museum in Hendersonville. » Berkeley Mills Park, 69 Balfour Rd.; kids mud run, Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; adult mud run, Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; $30 kids, $55 timed individual, $50 untimed individual, $200 team of four; (828) 697-8333; www.mudrunwnc.com

Shakespeare’s play follows Prince Hal, a fifteenth-century wild child, on his journey from naughty to noble. After spending most of his youth gallivanting with criminals and commoners, Hal goes through a glorious “reformation” to battle a rebel uprising that threatens his father’s reign. Bring a picnic and blanket to this outdoor theater to maximize the experience. » Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St.; Friday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; free; (828) 254-5146; www.montfordparkplayers.org

The Penland Gallery will present "Shoko Teruyama | Ceramics" in a solo FOCUS Gallery exhibition.  Teruyama’s intimately patterned and narrative ornamentation reflects her Japanese heritage.  Her vessel forms begin with heavy clay slab construction, later carved and embellished with floral motifs or renderings of her personal cast of characters – owls, cats, turtles – standing in for their human counterparts to share a story of daily trials.  The sophisticated and exquisitely detailed forms transcend intended function and evolve into paintings meant to use, hold, and touch.

The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, "Hillbilly Rock" making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a Grammy-Award winner and a platinum recording artist. Widely recognized as one of the most important roots musicians in America, Marty possesses a showman's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music. Hits include "Tempted" and "This One's Gonna Hurt You." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives consistently delight audiences across the country with sold-out shows year after year, including performances at The Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden.

Ticket Prices: $28, $35, $38


Marty Stuart, widely recognized as one of the best roots musicians in America, has played sold-out venues across the nation, including the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden. See this Grammy Award winner and platinum recording artist perform his hits, including “Tempted,” “This One’s Gonna Hurt You,” “Hillbilly Rock,” and more. » Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; $28-$38; (866) 273-4615; www.greatmountainmusic.com

This bluegrass festival features three days of traditional and innovative music from more than 35 bands, including Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, The Crow Brothers, and Dailey & Vincent. Concessions and full camper hook-ups are available. » Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, 1553 Wolfetown Rd.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.;$45 daily, $40 advance, $95 three days, $90 advance, $15 per day ages seven to 15, free children seven & under; (706) 864-7203; www.adamsbluegrass.com

It’s all about classic cars at this event, which features more than 125 eclectic collector vehicles. Kick things off Thursday with Monte Carlo Casino night, where attendees can win play money and bid on silent auction items. Friday begins with One Lap of the Mountains, a drive along scenic mountain roads, and ends with a parade on Main Street and welcome party. The Classic Car Show and live entertainment occur Saturday. Admire for-sale vehicles Sunday. Donations to this year’s charity partners­—REACH of Macon County, Literacy Council of Highlands, and the Community Care Clinic—are encouraged. » Multiple venues; days & times vary; free spectator entry to show field, Casino Night $75, One Lap of the Mountains $150; (336) 337-5014; www.highlandsmotoringfestival.com

The Saddlebred Division of this three-part charity horse show series highlights American saddlebred horses and their smaller counterparts, Hackney ponies. While equines take center stage at this show and during hunter/jumper events in July and August, all support education and area nonprofits that work to preserve horse sports in the High Country. Expect glitz—the fine harness category, for instance, includes harnesses and carriages that can be worth as much as a house. » L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve, 1500 Laurel Ln.; Thursday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; $10 per day, free children 12 & under; (828) 295-4700; www.brchs.org

This area of northwest North Carolina has a rich tradition in fiber arts. Celebrate it at this festival, which not only features vendors selling artisan crafts, but offers many classes in topics including crochet, knitting, weaving, fiber dye techniques, and embroidery as well. » Alleghany County Fairgrounds, 1375 US 21 N.; Friday & Saturday, class times vary; free admission, class prices vary; (336) 648-9950; www.blueridgefiberfest.com

Back for the first time in nearly two decades, this 10-time Tony-winning Broadway classic explores what happens when an American nurse in the South Pacific falls for a French plantation owner who struggles to accept his mixed-race children. Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific boasts a beloved musical score and provocative themes. » Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy.; Wednesday & Thursday, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.; $25-$58, $32 ages 18-25, $17 ages 17 & younger; (828) 693-073; www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Teams and individuals can race for six, 12, or 24 hours on a course comprised of single-track trails, fields, asphalt, dirt roads, and bridge crossings at Montreat College’s White Oak Estate. Top finishers in each event will receive awards, and 100-mile finishers will be given commemorative belt buckles. Saturday afternoon features live musical entertainment. » White Oak Estate, 191 Vance Ave.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.; $125 24 hours, $95 12 hours, $65 six hours; mike@relentlessrunning.com; www.ultrasignup.com

See potters and ceramic artists display their talents and techniques in clay, like sculpting, throwing on the wheel, coil-building, and surface design. Decorative and functional ceramic pieces will be available for purchase. Don’t miss the “make-and-take” raku workshop, where attendees can purchase a pot for $10, glaze it, and watch as experts fire it. » Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free; (828) 298-7928; www.southernhighlandguild.org

Sip on wine and dine on desserts from High Country restaurants, including Hotel Tavern, River House, and Stick Boy Bread Company. Bid on silent auction items, including artwork, beach getaways, and chef’s dinners. Proceeds support the Ashe County Arts Council and its school and community events. » Ashe County Arts Council, 303 School Ave.; Saturday, 8-10 p.m.; $40; (336) 846-2787; www.ashecountyarts.org

Take in pastoral views of the New River, one of 14 American Heritage Rivers in the country, during this race, which offers marathon, half marathon, and four-mile options. Regardless of which race you choose, you can expect great exercise and awards, including local ceramics, gift certificates, and fly-fishing lessons. » The Woodshed, 1389 Big Flatts Church Rd.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. marathon, 7:45 a.m. half marathon, 8 a.m. 4-mile; $105 marathon, $85 advance, $85 half marathon, $65 advance, $40 4-mile, $30 advance; (336) 877-8888; www.newrivermarathon.com

Explore the Cherokee’s 11,000-year-old culture at this event, which highlights arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and dance. Imagine the skill necessary for hunting small game with a blowgun while watching the blowgun competition, and enjoy some of the same traditional foods courtesy of on-site food vendors. » Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free; (828) 497-3481; www.cherokeemuseum.org

Get ready for some real party animals. The staff at Grandfather Mountain celebrates (and educates about) the lives and habitats of the bald eagles, river otters, black bears, and cougars that call the mountain home with contests, games, crafts, and a few surprises, too. » Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy.; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; included in admission, $20, $18 seniors, $9 children four-12, free children three & under; (828) 733-2013; www.grandfather.com

As home to the only Scottish tartan museum in the country, it’s only fitting that the town of Franklin hosts a Scottish heritage festival. The celebrations kicks off with a clan dinner and continues all weekend with traditional Scottish music, dancing, crafts, and more, including a tartan parade and the crowning of Little Miss Tartan. » Downtown, Thursday-Sunday, times vary; free, Thursday dinner $20, $12 children under 12; (727) 424-8901; www.tasteofscotlandfestival.org

Mountain Voices is a community chorus with 70 members from Franklin and surrounding counties. The concert will include a variety of music: Broadway, pops, patriotic, folk and gospel. The chorus is accompanied by piano, brass, strings and other instruments. Come join us for a joyous musical evening!

Ticket Prices: $12


Born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, Billy Ray Cyrus, known for his country singing, hunky good looks and mullet hairstyle, has enjoyed a multi-layered performance career as a multi-platinum selling recording artist. He has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut Some Gave All, which has been certified 9 Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 and featured the breakout hit, "Achy Breaky Heart." From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. From 2006 to 2011, he co-starred in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter, Miley Cyrus. Soon after, Cyrus enjoyed an eight-week run on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. In years since, Cyrus has been alternating between making music and acting. In an industry where excesses are the order of the day, Cyrus has retained his humility and morals and continues to be an inspiration and mentor to aspiring musicians all over the world.

Ticket Prices: $38, $43, $48, $55 Priority Seating



One of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s most popular works, Hunger explores the varying urges that drive us all. At turns comedic, frightening, and inspiring, this work is a passionate exploration of the motivations that shape our lives. » Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave.; Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; $40, $30 seniors, $20 students; (828) 257-4530; www.dwtheatre.com

Backwoods Beat Festival is a weekend showcase of outstanding singer-songwriters and original fine art.   Headlining this year’s music portion of the Festival will be concerts with Matraca Berg on June 21 and Mary Gauthier on June 22.  Both events will occur at Muddy Creek Café, 60 S Main Street, Sparta at 8 pm. The fine arts show and sale will occur on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 and 5:00 at the Sparta Presbyterian Church yard downtown.  In case of rain, the art show will be at Muddy Creek's Music Hall.

During the day on Saturday, June 22 Matraca Berg and Mary Gauthier will conduct songwriters workshops at the JAM House for a limited number of both aspiring and experienced area songwriters. Also on Saturday afternoon other singer-songwriters will be performing at various venues in downtown Sparta.

Children's Dilly-Dally Alley is on Saturday June 22nd during the festival hours.  It is located beside the Chamber of Commerce and will include: art, music, face painting, a braid bar, Little River wildlife rescue and other fun activities for kids.                          .

Additional information on the Backwoods Beat Festival, including how to purchase tickets for the concerts and songwriters workshops and how to apply for the art show, is available at: alleghanyartscouncil.org.  


Now in its 83rd year, Brevard Music Festival simultaneously entertains audiences and educates young musicians during its 10-week summer festival, with performances in a wide array of genres ranging from jazz to bluegrass and everything in between. The opening weekend includes an all-Tchaikovsky concert with BMC principal guest conductor JoAnn Falletta and Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations, and The Ambassador of the American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, among others. » Multiple venues; days, times & prices vary; (828) 862-2130; www.brevardmusic.org

Taking place on national forest land at Tsali Recreation Area, mountain bikers have 12 hours to complete this demanding course alone or in teams of two to four, with the motivation of bragging rights and cash and other prizes to keep them going. The first 100 participants receive T-shirts. » Tsali Recreation Area, Tsali Rd. off NC 28; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; $160 four-person team, $100 two-person team, $65 12-hour solo, $50 six-hour solo, $40 three-hour solo; (352) 873-9279; www.goneriding.com

Experience how food is grown and raised in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Yancey counties through guided farm tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and tastings. With more than 20 participating venues, patrons can pick and choose from a variety of stops, including creameries, vineyards, and fiber, fruit, and vegetable farms. Don’t forget comfortable shoes, water bottles, cash, and a cooler for fresh goodies. Maps and tickets available online. »Multiple venues; Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; car pass $40, $30 advance; (828) 236-1282; www.asapconnections.org

The inaugural Lake Lure Music Festival brings three world-renowned musicians to Western NC this summer.

Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

Houston Symphony Principal Clarinetist Mark Nuccio has been praised by critics of The New York Times for his solo, orchestral, and chamber appearances, describing him as "the evening's highlight," full of "mystery and insight," and "shaping his phrases beautifully, with a rich, expressive tone. Mr. Nuccio performed with The New York Philharmonic for 17 years.

And the young award-winning pianist Scott Cuellar has given solo recitals at major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Bösendorfersaal, the Newport Music Festival, the Polytheatre Chongqing and the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in the People’s Republic of China.

The evening's program also incorporates a narrative performance by Director Chris Dolman of Cape May Stage. Mr. Dolman has been an amazing asset connecting us with these world-famous musicians.

All funds raised from the Lake Lure Music Festival will support Lake Lure Classical Academy and its students. The event will be held in LLCA's new 1,300-seat Raptor Center.

Born on the beaches of South Carolina, shag dancing is highlighted at this event featuring live music from Silk Groove, The Holiday Band with Wayne Euliss as Elvis, and Tan, plus professional shaggers. » The Blowing Rock, 432 Rock Rd.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m.; $40, $10 children 12 & younger; (828) 295-7111; www.theblowingrock.com

This inaugural event celebrates the launch of the Blue Ridge Craft Trails, an initiative of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area that links 75 artisan sites across the region. Browse the works of juried artisans and watch demonstrations on Saturday, and enjoy Appalachian music presented by HART Theatre, local eats, and more on Sunday. Open house tours of the Shelton House Museum are offered throughout the weekend. » Shelton House Museum, 49 Shelton St.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free; (828) 452-1551; www.sheltonhouse.org

The Weave Pop-Up Market  in Weaverville is gearing up for our THIRD pop up market of the year featuring over 20 local artist and businesses on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10 AM – 6 PM. Check back at the links below for artist and business owner vendor information.




Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede's College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as "Herman's Hermits", lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman's Hermits. His classic hits included: "I'm Into Something Good" "Mrs. Brown, you've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Silhouettes," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "Just A Little Bit Better," "Wonderful World," "There's A Kind of Hush," "A Must To Avoid," "Listen People," "The End of the World" and "Dandy." Ultimately, Herman's Hermits sold over sixty million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox's Entertainer of the Year. As Herman, the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of top-rated television programs and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. Nowadays, accompanied by his band, Herman's Hermits, Noone consistently plays to sold-out venues the world over. He has a legion of faithful fans (known as "Noonatics") whose loyalty is unparalleled. There is no doubt that Peter Noone's extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.        

Ticket Prices: $25, $30, $35, $40 Priority Seating


This summer concert series, happening every Saturday, boasts a diverse lineup of bluegrass, folk, and old-time mountain music. This year’s artists include new award-winning musicians, such as Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Carolina Blue, and The Kruger Brothers. » Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, 121 Schoolhouse Rd.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; individual concert prices vary, $175 season ticket, $50 student season ticket, reserved seating additional $25-$50; (828) 479-3364; www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

Get ready for a fun-filled musical journey from Doo Wop to Motown, from Beach Music to Memphis Soul in this free outdoor concert celebrating 10 years of SMCPA. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the kick-off to a spectacular Fourth Of July weekend. Concessions and cookout foods will be available for purchase. 8 pm.



Join the Isaacs, Family and Friends for a fun Country and Bluegrass Independence Day concert at the SMPAC on July 4th! Then break out your instrument and jam with each other and the Isaacs for a Back Lot Barbecue and Pickin Party! (Held in the back of SMCPA with perfect viewing of the town fireworks spectacular!) Bring a lawn chair, enjoy dinner, a fun evening of pickin' and grinnin' and activities. Dinner includes: BBQ plate with all the fixings, cookie and beverage (soft drink, tea or water). Picking party is free and open to the public.

Ticket includes concert & dinner. 


Join the Isaacs and a special guest in a time of worship, inspiration and fellowship. This event is free and open to the public and starts at 10 a.m.



The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon's distinctive vocals and the band's skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as "Two Dozen Roses," "Church on Cumberland Road" and "Next to You, Next to Me" as well as such achingly beautiful classics as "I Want to be Loved Like That" and the Grammy winning "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah's storied career. "We are really proud of the quality of the material that we have in our catalog and how it's touched so many people's lives," McGuire says. "As far as the future goes, I'm expecting more of the same."

VIP tickets include seating in the first two rows of the theatre and a backstage meet & greet before the show. Space is limited. 7 p.m.


The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

Karen Peck & New River has evolved throughout the past three decades, and has firmly established a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music, yet the Gospel Music Hall of Fame member refuses to rest on past laurels. New River continues to deliver a progressive sound that is distinctive yet remains true to the traditional styling that has made them a fan favorite. Collectively, they are more committed than ever to continue to share the message of the Gospel through song and yes, it is safe to say that Karen Peck Gooch is committed to living her dream. 1:30 p.m.


Calling all performers! Here is your chance to perform with the award-winning Isaacs. Bring your instruments and gather your bandmates for the Isaacs' Musication Nation Talent Search. Grand prize winner will open the concert on July 6 and receive a 3 song recording package produced by Ben Isaacs in Hendersonville TN. For more information or to register, visit www.theisaacs.com. $10 tickets are for audience viewing only. 1 p.m.


The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

One of the top mandolin players in bluegrass music since the early days of his career in the 1960s, Doyle Lawson incorporated traditional gospel quartet singing into his music after forming his own band, Quicksilver, and honed his unique bluegrass-gospel sound to a remarkable intensity.

VIP tickets include seating of the first two rows of the theatre and a backstage meet & greet before the show. 7 p.m.


Join the Isaacs and a special guest in a time of worship, inspiration and fellowship. This event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.


Let's celebrate the summer with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me." 7:30 p.m.


The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a scrumdidilyumptiously magical musical.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences. This Broadway-style staging of Willy Wonka will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination and is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. A full two-act live stage production.

Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald

Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. 

Friday & Saturday, July 26 & 27 and Aug 2 & 3rd – 7:30pm


Reception Saturday August 3

John & Robyn Horn Gallery

The Penland Gallery will present "Hoss Haley | Correction Line", a solo exhibition of the well-regarded North Carolina sculptor in August - September 2019.  Haley works primarily with steel, both in large-scale public works and in works intended for more intimate interior spaces.  In his ongoing Erratic series, he has explored the tenuous and often ironic balance of man-made industrial forms and materials placed in the landscape. Taking a reductionist boulder form paired with rectilinear blocks, he presents the marriage as both balanced and precarious.  For Correction Line, the artist intends to further the concept of balance, weight, and activation in his work – creating a provocative environment for the works within the exhibition space.


This festival features 200 juried crafters with handmade pottery, jewelry, rustic furniture, blacksmiths, candles, and artwork of all mediums.  Have lunch and listen to live music on the shaded Square.  This free event runs from 9am to 5p both days.

Reception Saturday August 3

FOCUS Gallery

The Penland Gallery will present "WEAR | Contemporary Jewelry" for the month of August. This will be the seventh year of our jewelry exhibition, which will include a group of 12-15 emerging and established artists, working in the field of contemporary jewelry. Many of these artists explore new uses for common materials and skillfully exploit the material qualities to produce exceptional wearable pieces. A number of artists may use more traditional materials and techniques - altered and refined with a contemporary sensibility. The collection is aimed at highlighting the influences of crossing material boundaries, new technical skills, and the ever-changing art of adornment.


MJ LIVE features all the biggest hits of the legendary music of Michael Jackson, including Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, Black & White, I Want You Back and many others. Relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this one-of-a-kind superstar and his chart-topping music, signature dance moves and award-winning showmanship. With awesome sound and lighting effects, the MJ LIVE band and the energy of the mega talented MJ LIVE dancers, the audience is invited to sing, dance and celebrate the one and only King of Pop to some of the greatest songs of all time. 7:30 p.m.


Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, the 15th annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention features three days of music, camping, food, and children's activities on the banks of the Yadkin River. 

Friday's fun begins at 7pm, Saturday's competitions start at 10am with final competitions at 6:30pm. Sunday's concerts start at 11am. 

Friday FREE, Saturday $10, Sunday $15 - Children 15 & under free


For more info, see: 

Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, office@caldwellarts.comhttps://happyvalleyfiddlers.org

Sculptors from the eastern United States bring over 200 sculptures for this one-day competition for cash awards and sales. Beautiful lake-side park setting, with children's art activities and live music all day. Free and open to the public from 9 am-4 pm, Saturday September 7, 2019. 

Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, office@caldwellarts.comhttps://www.caldwellarts.com


They say the only thing consistent about change is well, that it changes. Whether through design or destiny, that's a precept the SteelDrivers know all too well. Throughout their career, one that encompasses four highly acclaimed albums and any number of awards and accolades- the band has demonstrated the ability to adapt to change with unwavering persistence. Theirs is a lingering legacy defined by quality and consistency. It's one in which they've never stopped looking forward, successfully marshalling their resources for wherever that trajectory takes them. Ultimately, it's all about the music. "Our dedication and determination remain intact," says singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. "We honor our older music by always putting our focus on the songs. Some people describe our music as being bluegrass based, but the fact is, we're not bound to any one regimen. I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins " it's that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments. I don't know if that's true, but we are primarily a band that's centered around songwriting and also just happens to have a bluegrass background." That persistent push could be called the key to SteelDrivers' success. Each step in their journey has created a new chapter, one that finds them building on the past but consolidating their strengths as they build for the future. 7:30 p.m.


Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family.


Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for "Amazed" which also won the Song of the Year award, and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, and celebrating over 20 years together, the success of Lonestar is confirmed by their music in the love that binds them to their fans, in the music that makes them as fresh and vital as any other band in county music, they are and will always be true believers, truth seekers and bold storytellers. 7:30 p.m.


The original ABBA is Sweden's biggest music export ever, with 370 million records sold. With rich sounds of pop, rock and funk, The Music of Abba is a salute to the legacy of countless hits including "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "SOS". This band is hailed as the most authentic and greatest of all ABBA show bands ever! So pull out your spandex, pull up your platforms and prepare to dance the night away under the sparkle of the disco ball! 7:30 p.m.


Artrageous is a troupe of misfits artists, singers, dancer and musicians who started as friends doing street theatre in Vancouver. Together they started the All and Everything Theater, a non-profit Children's Theater focusing on Children's Entertainment, Street Theater and Life-sized Bunraku Puppetry. In the late 80's on Christmas Day, their hand built theater building, with all their props and puppets, burnt to the ground. Instead of packing it in, they created a new act; this troupe has performed for the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, General Colin Powell... and in venues and events all over the world from India to Thailand, Paris to Austria performing at over 2000+ events in their History. As people who live and breathe the Arts, Creativity, Community, and Inspiration, they created ARTrageous to pay tribute to their roots and share their passion with the world. A Show that focuses on all the things they believe in and everything that got them to this place. Art, Music, Theater, Singing, Dancing, Audience Interaction- all on one stage. All done as a team of friends seeing the world and sharing a love of the Arts. Imagine witnessing the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. The ARTrageous troupe of artist, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening. The result ~ A uniquely entertaining, masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. A signature of the Artrageous Troupe, from the very beginning of their long history, is interaction and engagement... so be prepared to be a part of the show. Each show is as unique as each audience and is not to be missed! 7 p.m.


On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival.  This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts.  Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market.  Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.



Reception Saturday October 5

John & Robyn Horn Gallery

In October-November of 2019, the exhibition "A Tradition of Excellence: Japanese techniques in contemporary metal arts" will feature the work of 22 Japanese artists, including two of Japan's Living National Treasures. The exhibit will also include six American and Japanese American artists who have studied and adapted the Japanese metal techniques into their own studio practice. The exhibition will promote cultural heritage, share skills associated with traditional craft, and encourage respect for the wealth of knowledge and skills being transmitted. Beyond intercultural dialogue, the exhibits will also promote intergenerational dialogue as the next generation of Japanese artists balance traditional techniques with contemporary interpretations. Curated by metalsmith and HYART gallery owner Hiroko Yamada.



Reception Saturday October 5

FOCUS Gallery

In fall of 2019, the Penland Gallery will present the two artist exhibition "Shane Fero + Deb Stoner | Like Hummingbirds to Nectar".  With flame-worked glass, artist Shane Fero crafts featherweight, mythical, abstracted birds – incorporating them into tableaus, placed atop vessels, or as a single bird paused before flight.  For this exhibition the space will be shared with photographer Deb Stoner’s lush floral images – dense arrangements that lure the viewer into the foliage for closer exploration. Rich color and careful attention to detail pairs these artists and creates a verdant aviary for this exhibition.