Oct
12
Sat
2019
7th Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop @ OOAK Galley
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
7th Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop @ OOAK Galley

A destination weekend tour of Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South following the Scenic South Toe River
Second Weekend in October • 10am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday

The Orchard at Altapass – Jonah Riddle / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Jonah Riddle / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Jonah Riddle: He takes care of banjo duties in the group, playing a style that is quickly fading away in today’s business.  You can easily hear the Stanley, Scruggs, and Osbourne influences in his sound, the sounds of the pioneers.  Grayson is on guitar and does all of the groups lead singing.

3pm: Crossfire Bluegrass Band:  From Sparta, NC, play great bluegrass renditions from band members Joe Willey, Jerel Willey, Justin Willey, and Bill Paul.

FREE

Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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!

Oct
13
Sun
2019
7th Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop @ OOAK Galley
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
7th Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop @ OOAK Galley

A destination weekend tour of Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South following the Scenic South Toe River
Second Weekend in October • 10am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday

The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Typical Mountain Boys @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Harlan County Grass / Typical Mountain Boys @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Harlan County Grass:  From East Tennessee, they take pride in being a traditional bluegrass band.  The band stays steeped deep in the roots of the music that actually wears the label of bluegrass.

3pm: Typical Mountain Boys:  They have been playing their unique blend of bluegrass and acoustic music out of the Black Mountains of WNC for the past 9 years.

FREE

Oct
17
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Real Time Lucy @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 17 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Real Time Lucy @ The Orchard at Altapass

Always welcomed and applauded.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass

An all-time Orchard favorite.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Town & Country:  A band playing the music of their region.

3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventure.

Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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!

Oct
20
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry Pearce / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Jerry Pearce / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Jerry Pearce:  An Orchard favorite for his own popular style of music.

3pm: 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.