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Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit

July 3, 2020 - May 1, 2021

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian celebrated the grand opening of its newest exhibit, Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the masks, the people who made them, and the traditions and customs behind their creation and use. Many Faces is designed to provide visitors with accurate, detailed, and insightful information into Cherokee history, traditions, and ceremonies. The exhibit is a compilation of masks of different mediums, paintings, and photographs. While some of the masks are from the…

73rd Fall Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Goes Virtual

November 12 - November 15

The Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts their second Virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, November 12-15th, 2020. This four-day online event will feature a directory of 90 exhibitors of fine craft, both traditional and contemporary. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to explore works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, jewelry, and more through the virtual 鈥渂ooths鈥 of participating members. Visitors can shop directly from artists, watch videos of craft demonstrations, interact with artists in…

Hayes School of Music: Holiday Scholarship Concert

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In its 28th year, coordinated by Dr. Stephen Hopkins, Director of Choral Studies in the Hayes School of Music, the Holiday Scholarship Concert offers tunes from classical to jazz to help you ring in the High Country holiday season with joyful music! Appalachian State University鈥檚 Hayes School of Music鈥檚 annual tradition goes digital with this concert curated from past performances of winter and holiday tunes performed by such popular HSOM ensembles as the Steely Pan Steel Band, Brass Choir, Cello…

Concerts at the Rock: Sister Sadie

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sister Sadie is made up of world-renowned musicians Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, and Beth Lawrence, who originally formed after playing a sold-out show at the legendary Station Inn, located in Nashville. Following that hype, the ladies decided to come together as a band and record music as Sister Sadie. They have continued to turn heads within the genre, with fellow Bluegrass alum Alison Krauss saying that 鈥淪ister Sadie is an inspiring musical collaboration bringing together…

Concerts at the Rock: Merle Monroe

January 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Combining the musical styles of the Father of Bluegrass with the Okie from Muskogee is an exciting proposition. Feeling that 鈥淏luegrass and Traditional Country music is America鈥檚 music, the stories of the common man and the sounds of the mountains,鈥 Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff have formed the new band Merle Monroe. With the goal of choosing songs that relate to everyday life and go 鈥渂ack to the country,鈥 they, along with bandmates Derek Deakins, Eli Johnston and Josh Doss,…

Concerts at the Rock: Mile Twelve

February 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, City on a Hill. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. 鈥淥riginal bluegrass music, written and played by young people, is very much alive,鈥 says band member Evan Murphy. 鈥淚 hope people take away that songwriting and arranging really matter. It鈥檚 about the material and…

Concerts at the Rock: The Malpass Brothers & Carolina Blue

March 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album Nothing So Blue by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. They also received their first Vocal Group of The Year Nomination at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards Show. They have appeared on the hit TV show 鈥淪ong Of The…

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