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.
Abingdon-Crooked Road Music Fest – October 3-6, 2013 (first weekend in October)
Join us for four days of traditional, bluegrass and gospel music at Heartwood in beautiful Abingdon, VA at the Abingdon-Crooked Road Music Festival. Bring your instrument and join in the Thursday Jam. Enjoy Friday evening listening to up-and-coming new stars at the Youth Music Concert. Spend your Saturday tapping your toes at the festival with bands like Lost and Found, Rebecca Frazier, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Betse Ellis, and headliner Blue Highway. Then sit down for a Sunday gospel brunch featuring Bill and Maggie Anderson.