Heritage Hall Theatre, Mountain City, TN – Live performance stage with a wide range of offerings.
Barter Theater, Abingdon, VA - Virginia’s state theater, live performances, several stages. www.bartertheatre.com
Carlson Gallery – High Country’s most established (and interesting) fine arts gallery, in Foscoe, south of Boone.
Artwalk - Wide ranging art by many local and regional artists in a renovated 1920s building in dowtown boone
Appalachian Summer Fest at Appalachian State University. (July) Nationally known acts–music, dance, drama, workshops. Buy tickets in advance (small venues). Largest (in Holmes Convocation Center) may not be sold out.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (July) – bagpipes, kilts and all things Scottish. Buy tickets in advance.