Sep
8
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Slight Departure / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Slight Departure / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: Slight Departure:  A WNC based Folk/Americana/Old Time quintet, and it’s 5-part harmonies and instruments indigenous to North Carolina, make this group a must-see act.

3pm: Tru Blu:  They have been a work in progress for years, playing bluegrass, classic country, gospel, original songs, and golden oldies – all to enthusiastic audiences.

FREE

Sep
12
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 12 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Jack Vaughn @ The Orchard at Altapass | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

Come enjoy the great songs of this talented artist.  FREE

Sep
13
Fri
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 13 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Terry McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass

He 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.  FREE

Sep
14
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – True Grass / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - True Grass / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

1pm: True Grass:  They hail from Burnsville, NC, and have been playing truegrass, newgrass, and gospel since 1994.  Band members include Anthony Allen, Jeff Allen, Daniel Cook, Daniel Norton, and Jacob Carroll.

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

FREE

Sep
15
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Harlan County Grass / Jerry, Mike & Bill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Harlan County Grass / Jerry, Mike & Bill @ 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: Jerry, Mike & Bill:  Bill Wygand never expected that he and a couple of high school band buddies would be playing music in the NC mountains after putting his old Charlotte Catholic High School band back together for his 50th anniversary class reunion.  Jerry Herbert and Mike Evans had so much fun with the reunion band that they decided to keep playing together.  The thing the guys most have in common is their love of music and the fun they have playing it.

FREE

Sep
19
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 19 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass

An all-time Orchard favorite.  FREE

Sep
21
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Jonah Riddle @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Town & Country / Jonah Riddle @ The Orchard at Altapass

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

3pm: 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.

FREE

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS FOLK FESTIVAL @ Burnsville Town Center
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS FOLK FESTIVAL @ Burnsville Town Center

Toe River Arts’ Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Festival is coming to the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The Annual Festival, sponsored by Mountain Community Health Partnership, and now in its 34th year, will honor Bill and Judy Carson who have devoted their time to to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the historic Orchard at Altapass by protecting the underlying orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies, and other natural features; and educating the public about the Appalachian experience.

This year’s line up will feature musical performances from True Blue, Terry McKinney, Will Ritter, Randy Flack, and a few more special guests. The evening will begin with the great mountain sounds of the Toe River Arts Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) and will be hosted by Emcee, Bruce Ikard.

You’ll find an evening of entertainment resonating to the old and the new from our traditional performers. Music In The Mountains Folk Festival is a tribute to our region’s diverse musical heritage. Our evening celebration of traditional performers is uncommon in diversity and artistic excellence.

IN ADVANCE
Toe River Arts Members/Seniors: $10*
Non-Members: $12
Children 5 and under FREE
AT THE DOOR
Toe River Arts Members/Non-Members: $15
Seniors: $10*
Children 5 and under FREE
*Senior = 65 and older. Must have a valid ID to purchase senior tickets at the door.
Call our Burnsville office to purchase tickets over the phone.
828-682-7215

Sep
22
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack / Rockabillys @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Randy Flack / Rockabillys @ The Orchard at Altapass | Spruce Pine | North Carolina | United States

1pm: Randy Flack:  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.

3pm: Rockabillys:  A good time dance band and native North Carolina mountain boys, they play the classics – country, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s rock and roll, and Americana.

FREE

Jazz Concert – Brian Turner & Debbie Phillips @ Burnsville Town Center, 6 South Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jazz Concert - Brian Turner & Debbie Phillips @ Burnsville Town Center, 6 South Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714

Regional favorites, Brian Turner on piano, and vocalist, Debbie Phillips will team up for a concert of Classic Jazz Favorites at the Burnsville Town Center on Sunday, September 22 at 7 pm. Donations are appreciated in lieu of tickets. Everyone is welcome! Come as you are…