Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce

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Burnsville, North Carolina

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RiddleFest

June 22, 2019

Saturday

 

 

 

RiddleFest is an annual musical celebration in honor of Lesley Riddle (pictured above right in the 1920s with Brownie McGhee on guitar). Lesley was born in Burnsville on June 13, 1905 and later worked with A.P. Carter and helped influence the music of the Carter Family. He is buried in a hillside cemetery on Hwy 19E just west of Burnsville near the NC historical marker that recognizes his life and work.

CALENDAR

Events in Burnsville & Yancey County

Jun
27
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jun 27 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.  FREE

Jun
28
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Juniper @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jun 28 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Juniper @ The Orchard at Altapass

A traditional Celtic/Alternative Folk duo of Frances Pisacane (fiddle) and Jasmine Hart (guitar & vocals).  They weave a tight tapestry of haunting melodies and lush harmonies.  Sprinkle in some fiery rhythms and compelling vocals and you have the unique sound which transports Juniper’s fans to an ancient time with jigs, reels and aires, and then brings them back with original Alternative Folk.  FREE

Jun
29
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Juniper / Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Juniper / Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: A traditional Celtic/Alternative Folk duo of Frances Pisacane (fiddle) and Jasmine Hart (guitar & vocals).  They weave a tight tapestry of haunting melodies and lush harmonies.  Sprinkle in some fiery rhythms and compelling vocals and you have the unique sound which transports Juniper’s fans to an ancient time with jigs, reels and aires, and then brings them back with original Alternative Folk.

3pm: Sound Traveler.  Bob & Patty Tatum, play acoustic vocal and instrumental renditions of popular classics from genres as diverse as classic rock & pop, folk, classy standards, country, blues, light jazz, and gospel on guitar, trumpet, bass, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, concertina, and percussion.  What a time.

FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” @ Parkway Playhouse
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" @ Parkway Playhouse

When Monty Navarro discovers he is the not-so-distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune, he decides to jump the line of succession using a good bit of charm… and a little bit of murder. Along the journey of knocking off his eight unsuspecting relatives, Monty must juggle both matters of the heart and not landing behind bars.

Jun
30
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Juniper / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Juniper / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: A traditional Celtic/Alternative Folk duo of Frances Pisacane (fiddle) and Jasmine Hart (guitar & vocals).  They weave a tight tapestry of haunting melodies and lush harmonies.  Sprinkle in some fiery rhythms and compelling vocals and you have the unique sound which transports Juniper’s fans to an ancient time with jigs, reels and aires, and then brings them back with original Alternative Folk.

3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

FREE

 

There are so many great things to do in Burnsville & Yancey County, especially between April and October. Each month has a special event, and all three seasons are perfect to get out in the mountains and explore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Mitchell State Park

With a peak elevation of 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River, and the first state park in North Carolina. The summit has an observation platform next to the grave of Elisha Mitchell and offers awesome views of the Black Mountains, home to 5 of the 10 highest mountains in Eastern U.S.

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