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Published Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:49 am

March Madness Specials and Live Music at Beech

Beginning Monday, March 7, 2016, and continuing through the remainder of the ski season, March Madness specials will be in effect. During this time frame, the ski resort is offering 25% off lift tickets and 25% off ski/snowboard rentals seven days a week.

In addition to great skiing conditions, our live music scene provides the best Après-ski experience in the region!  All shows are FREE and all ages are welcome!

Check out our calendar below:

Friday, March 4th-Beech Mountain Brewing Co. @6pm

Shelby Ray Moore

Back by popular demand, Shelby Rae Moore returns to the Beech Mountain Brewing Co.  Join us Friday, March 4th, at 6 p.m.  Shelby Rae Moore is an up-and-coming vocalist from Hickory, NC, who is currently making her mark in the high country.  Shelby is deemed as one of the best female vocalists in the area.

Saturday, March 5th-Beech Tree Bar and Grille @6pm

The Broadcast

Described by audiences as a modern day “Grace Slick meets Led Zeppelin”, Asheville NC’s The Broadcast quickly propelled themselves into the live music spotlight with their award winning independently released debut album “Dodge the Arrow” which has sold nearly 10,000 copies to date.

Led by female powerhouse Caitlin Krisko, The Broadcast is breaking new ground across the country with their infectious energy and authentic approach to rock & roll. Drawing much of their sound from 70s classic rock n roll, this dynamic ensemble is known for their explosive live performances.

Friday, March 11th-Beech Tree Bar and Grille @6pm

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats formed in Asheville NC around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by Asheville NC native, Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar/harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band with a fiery live show and a horn section to top it all off.

Andrew and the Rats have been sharing the stage with national acts such as Sonny Landreth, Big Sams Funky Nation and Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and been featured at staple music festivals such as Bristol Rythym and Roots, Columbia Blues Festival, Awendawe Green and Asheville Barnaroo.

Saturday, March 12-The Beech Tree Bar and Grille @7:30pm

Nappy Roots

Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998 and they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of their album Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.

By far one of the most underrated Hip-Hop acts to have emerged over the past few years, their accomplishments and the milestones they’ve reached are the stuff of often-referenced Hip-Hop legacies. But theirs remains a legacy that isn’t celebrated nearly as much as it should be… at least not by the “industry.” The fans, on the other hand, recognize just what sets Nappy Roots apart: consistency. In addition to their three independent releases – The Humdinger and Pursuit Of Nappyness, and Nappy Dot Org released in 2008, 2010, and 2011 respectively- Nappy Roots has provided their fans with new music every year since 2004, amassing a total of no less than 11 full-length albums and mixtapes.

Apply Now for Three-Week New Opportunity School for Women at LMC

The New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) at Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for its three-week residential summer program that helps low-income women gain the skills and confidence to turn their lives around. This summer’s session will be held from May 29 – June 18.

“Our mission is to help women improve their personal, educational and financial circumstances,” said Jennie Harpold, director of the NOSW at Lees-McRae. “Women who would benefit from our program are those who really want to improve their situation, but need access to additional resources. We supply the tools they need to fulfill their potential.”

Founded in 1987 in Berea, Ky., the New Opportunity School for Women opened an expansion site at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk in 2005. The program at Lees-McRae has graduated more than 110 women.

The three-week residential session includes instruction in creative writing, public speaking, interviewing and Appalachian literature. Experienced volunteer instructors also teach basic accounting, computer and resume writing skills and how to navigate the college application process. Internships in the local community provide the women with the opportunity to further explore career paths. Women participating in the program attend cultural events, such as concerts, a summer theatre production, and a series of lectures related to local Appalachian culture.

There is no cost to the students attending this program, thanks to generous help from individual donors, local churches and agencies that support women’s initiatives. Assistance with childcare costs and travel costs are available. Applicants should have or be working toward a GED or high school diploma, be of low-income, and have an interest in a new career and/or higher education.

For more information, contact Jennie Harpold at [email protected] or 828-898-8905. Interested parties may download an application from or request one from the NOSW office.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 1,000 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit or call 828-898-5241.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday March 7

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Tuesday March 8

Get LOST for a Cause with Habitat for Humanity. We’ll be donating a portion of our proceeds from the day to Habitat for Humanity so trade your hard hats and hammers for a pint and a pizza and come support this worthy cause!
“Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.”

Wednesday March 9

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night with John Fortenberry. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday March 10

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Tom Pillion. Tom Pillion has been playing guitar, singing and songwriting since 11th grade. He grew up on ’50’s/60’s rock, but began playing mostly folk music. In addition to high school and college events, he performed in coffee houses in Hartford CT, Springfield MA, and Cambridge, MA. Tom also played in rock bands during college and in the US Navy.
Tom retired from his Navy career in Jan 2014 and moved to Banner Elk, NC. He now plays a mix of acoustic pop, folk, country, and original material at local venues.

Friday March 11

Tapped at 5pm, we feature something fun and new every Friday. Get it while it lasts; there is only a limited amount!

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan and Friends. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Saturday March 12

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Smokin’ Joe Randolph Band – Guitar Based Retro Blues & Rockabilly and Instrumental Surf & Jazz.

Sunday March 13

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Financial Literacy, Student Loan Workshop March 9

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join us for the third in a series ofFinancial Literacy Workshops for teens and young adults on March 9th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at NC Works Career Center, 130 Poplar Grove Road Connector, Boone, NC 28607.

Presenter: Amber Mellon, Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University.

This month’s focus will be on paying for college. Specifically, teens will learn how to evaluate college costs, avoid the credit card craze, calculate taxes, and decipher payroll deductions. They will learn how to prepare for emergencies and gain an understanding of the risks and annual expenses related to investing. Budgeting and saving will be revisited for their critical role in dealing with these challenges.

Food will be served at the event!

To RSVP or for more information please call

(828) 264-8784 ext. 2. 

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