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May
24
Fri
2019
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Join us on May 24-26 for the 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational.  The inaugural Invitational showcases the art of hand building fine, stringed instruments and celebrates the skill and art of lutherie. This event gathers some of the most talented luthiers in the southeast. Come enjoy this unique three-day event which includes a concert, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, is the Host Luthier..

Festivities kick off Friday evening with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse.  INFO on times and ticket prices:  www.mountainacoustics.com,  706-424-2700.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rummage & Bake Sale @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Rummage Sale and Bake Sale from 7:30 am to 12 noon.

The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 24 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass

Sam McKinney is a talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immedately engage the audience and leave them wanting more.  FREE

May
25
Sat
2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rummage & Bake Sale @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Rummage Sale and Bake Sale from 7:30 am to 12 noon.

The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Terry McKinney / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass

It all starts at 1pm Terry McKinney grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry, music is his first love and the audiences love him.

And it continues at 3pm with Rewind, a well-known cover band.  Band members seamlessly weave 70’s classic rock, British (The Beatles, Cream, The Stones, The Who), Southern Rock (Allman Bros, Marshall Tucker Band, Skynyrd), “Outlaw” country (Cash, Coe, Jennings) and much more.

FREE

Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!

May
26
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass

Randy Flack, a native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  He takes center stage at 1:45pm with his songs and stories that 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.

Amantha Mill completes a great afternoon of music at 3pm.  They are a community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

May
27
Mon
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Memorial Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Memorial Day Picnic @ The Orchard at Altapass

Music, dancing and lots of food and fun!!!!

May
31
Fri
2019
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants. 

FREE, self-guided, this adventure will lead you to some unique places situated between Mt. Mitchell and Roan Mountain. Visitors travel through valleys, past streams, across rivers, over hilltops, and experience breathtaking mountain vistas as they those many out-of-the-way studios. Meet the artists, see where they create and where they live.

TRAC sponsors a Meet-The-Artist reception at their Spruce Pine Gallery on Friday evening after the tour closes for the day. A sampling of participants will be on display geographically so one can plan a route for the rest of their journey.

Start making your reservations for your cabin in the woods for the weekend now (visit www.toeriverarts.com) for a listing of what’s available in the area.

The Orchard at Altapass – Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altamont
May 31 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altamont

Sound Traveler starts the day’s entertainment at 1:45pm.  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