Aug
3
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Aug 3 @ 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!

Aug
4
Sun
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry, Mike & Bill / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Jerry, Mike & Bill / Tru Blu @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: 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.

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

Parkway Playhouse presents “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents "Amelie" @ Parkway Playhouse

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

 

Aug
8
Thu
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 8 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass

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 immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting more.  FREE

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Penland School of Crafts Benefit Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day
Penland School of Crafts Benefit Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

The 2019 Benefit Auction will take place Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 on the Penland campus.  This gala weekend is a celebration of creativity and community made possible by the many artists, volunteers, and friends who support Penland.  Tickets are required for the event and will go on sale in the spring.

The Orchard at Altapass – Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 9 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altapass

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 “Amelie” @ Parkway Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Parkway Playhouse presents "Amelie" @ Parkway Playhouse

Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
The Orchard at Altapass – The Butterbeans / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass - The Butterbeans / Crossfire @ The Orchard at Altapass

1pm: The Butterbeans: They play a combination of music – Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel Music.  The Name comes from an upbeat song “Just a Bowl of Butterbeans.”  Come sit down and “taste” the fare.

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

FREE

Bandana Rhythm in Concert @ Burnsville Town Center
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Photo of the group Bandana RhythmEnjoy a toe-tappin’ good time as you jam to the sounds of Bandana Rhythm, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burnsville Town Center. Learn more about the band on Facebook.