Don't miss 'An Appalachian Evening', our summer concert series offering an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists. Ten Saturday evenings Late June - early September.
Each Saturday before 'An Appalachian Evening' concerts, we'll feature a different Stecoah artisan in the Gallery. Be sure to come early to meet the artists and view their work.
Prior to each Saturday 'An Appalachian Eveneing' performance, ten people will have the privilege of enjoying a 5:30 pm private dinner with the band following the band's sound check. Dinner will be served back stage in the band's private dining area.
Tickets must be purchased online or in the Gallery at least three days prior to the Saturday concert, and the ticket receipt must be presented in the Gallery on Saturday before the dinner.
The cost is $35 per person in advance (includes dinner, drink, dessert, tax & gratuity). Menu varies each week. Limit 10 people per show.
Your group (25 or more) can attend 'An Appalachian Evening' concert at special group rates for dinner and admission. For more information, download this PDF:
Saturday, August 1
Stecoah School Reunion. 10 am - 3 pm.
Saturday, August 1
Balsam Range: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. Enjoy the acoustic bluegrass "dream team", a perennial favorite on the Grand Old Stage. All the fellows - Tim Surrett, Buddy Melton, Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson and Marc Pruett - grew up steeped in traditions of The Grand Ole Opry ...as well as the important influences of the Scotch-Irish settlers of the Southern Mountains, English ballads, and Western songs. Winner IBMA 2014 Entertainer & and Vocal Group Of the Year. Band Website SOLD OUT Sponsored by Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Crisp and Crisp and First Citizens Bank
$25 (adults); $10 (students K-12). All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan: Drew Campbell – digital photography on paper and canvas.
Saturday, August 8
Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. As a member of the Muddy Waters Band, Mac Arnold helped shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. In 2012, Mac Arnold was nominated for best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the Blues Music Awards. Band Website TICKETS Sponsored by Microtel
$15 (adults); $10 (students K-12). All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan: Francis Chicoine – various wooden spoons from smoky mountain woods such as laurel, cherry, walnut and dogwood.
Saturday, August 15
The Jeff Little Trio: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flatpicked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity. Band Website TICKETS Sponsored by Western North Carolina Properties
$25 (adults); $10 (students K-12). All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan: Susan Coe - pottery, paintet and dipped, several different pieces; small wooden clocks; pressed leaf cards.
Saturday, August 22
The Henhouse Prowlers: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking to sentimental ballads. Band Website TICKETS
$20 (adults); $10 (students K-12). All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan: Steve Kinsey - genuine rock candles made from local mountain rock.
Saturday, August 29
The Kruger Brothers: 'An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. Swiss brothers Uwe Kruger on guitar, and Jens Kruger on banjo, team up with bassist Joel Landsberg. Kruger Brothers performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous all-in-one, exhibiting their sheer joy in playing music. Although each of these musicians has earned high credit for his skills individually, it is the interaction of the three together which makes their music so uniquely special. Band Website TICKETS Sponsored by United Community Bank and Yellow Branch Farm
$25 (adults); $10 (students K-12). All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm. Featured artisan: Dana Minette - stained glass of various types.
Saturday - Sunday, October 16-18: Harvest Festival
A 3-day festival celebrating all things Fall with music, 5K race, food, craft vendors, country fair, quilt show, artisan demonstrations. Learn more.
Friday Night – Enjoy the evening campfire and singalong.
Saturday - 5K race, music, food, craft vendors, demonstrations and much more. Saturday night concert featuring The Cleverlys. A highly comedic band, the Cleverlys are known for more than their musical talent. The Cleverlys poke fun at mainstream hits via a bluegrass treatment. The troupe has managed to accrue more than a million views on their YouTube channel and thumbs–up recognition from critics at USA Today, Music Row magazine and the L.A. Times. $25 (adults); $10 (students K-12). Band website TICKETS
Sunday – 2:30 pm. Gospel singing featuring area groups.
Friday & Saturday, November 27-28
Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour — 10 am - 5 pm both days. A free self-guided driving tour of the galleries and working studios of Graham and Swain County. On the tour you will meet some of the artists that make Western North Carolina famous for our handcrafted arts and crafts. Brochures that include the map and information for the driving tour are available at all studios on the tour. The Schoolhouse Café will be open for lunch and light snacks both days of the tour. Learn more
Saturday, December 5
Breakfast with Santa – 9 - 11 am. Join us for breakfast with Santa and enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. After breakfast Santa will be available for photos and wish lists. Bring your camera to capture this special event. $5 per person. Reservations preferred.
Saturday, December 5
Christmas in the Mountains. 10 am - 5 pm. Indoor art and craft show and sale with visiting artisans just in time for holiday giving. The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.
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