Events for June 14 - May 18


Celebrating Nina Simone Plaza & Sculpture

Nina Simone Plaza 54 Trade Street, Tryon, NC, United States

The Eunice Waymon—Nina Simone Project (NSP) exists to honor the remarkable life and legacy of a native Tryon, North Carolina daughter, who achieved international recognition for her unique talent and her formidable contribution to the musical arts. The musical talent of Eunice Waymon, who was born in 1933, evidenced itself early on. By age 4 […]


Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit 805 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC, United States

The Cherokee and their ancestors have called Western North Carolina home for more than 10,000 years. Learn about their ancient history and the Cherokee way of life in this reconstructed 17th - 18th century village homestead exhibit. Visit the Cherokee summer house, winter house, food storage crib and more in this free, self-guided tour. The site […]


Mountain Gateway Museum

Mountain Gateway Museum 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC, United States

Welcome to the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center! 

The museum is the westernmost branch of the NC Museum of History family. As a part of the NC Department of Cultural resources, we are dedicated to bringing life to the wonderful history of our Old North State.  The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center offers […]

Donations support the preservation of the Museum.

Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South

The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South 103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC, United States

In a striking neoclassical revival building built in 1907 in the center of a lush green court square, guests discover a in intricate harmony between old and new in what is now the home of the Earl Scruggs Center. The Center, opened in January 2014, features long term exhibits that celebrate the life and legacy […]

$5 – $17

Blue Ridge Music Center – Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Music Center 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA, United States

Surrounding the Blue Ridge Music Center, one finds many variations of the endemic fiddle and banjo music tradition of Virginia and North Carolina. This music can be traced to the meeting of the African banjo and the European fiddle before our nation was created. Here also are found older ballads and religious music that reach […]


Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC, United States

With four floors and five newly renovated permanent and changing exhibit galleries (and two more in the works), the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History offers and exciting, engaging, dynamic and interactive exploration of the region’s history, culture and art. A self-guided tour starts at the new Main Street storefront shop that is fast acquiring […]

$4 – $6

Acoustic Corner

Acoustic Corner 105-F Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC, United States

It Begins with the Music Music has great power to enrich the spirit and give expression to what stirs in the soul. As musicians, every member of the crew at Acoustic Corner “gets it.” We know that every facet of our business – sales, rentals, repairs, support – is about serving those who serve the […]


Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

The Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC, United States

The Old-Time Music Heritage Hall is located in the EARLE* Theatre on Main Street in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Self guided tours are enhanced with audio guides that feature the music of Surry County Old-Time Musicians whose portraits are in the Hall. Admission is $6.00 per person and includes a wrist band for admission to the […]

$6.00 – $12

Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

This exhibit will illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create the culture of Western North Carolina through interviews, performances, historic artifacts, artist […]

Museum admission is free.

Beginning Clogging

Olive’s Porch: A Folk School Experience 7 Peachtree Street, Murphy, United States

All levels are welcome. No experience required. Intergenerational (Age 12 +)Do you love dancing? Come learn how to clog dance! Clogging is great exercise and so much fun. Instructor, Monica Matthews teaches a variety of basic steps and how to put these steps together to create a routine. You will learn how to freestyle to a variety of […]


Music N’All at the Barn

The Barn 151 Gant Road, Eden, NC, United States

Not many people create a music venue in their front yard, but several years ago, Jerry Wilson and his wife Debbie decided their community needed a place for folks to come together and make music. Now, on Tuesday nights, and the second and fourth Saturday of each month, people of all ages gather to see […]


Unto these Hills

Mountainside Outdoor Theatre 688 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC, United States

At Unto These Hills, you can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to […]

$18.00 – $52.00