Slated for the next few days in the High Country are postmodern pop music renditions, a local theatre musical, a garden party, an equestrian event and several ongoing celebrations of craftspeople and artists in the area. How will you spend your weekend?
Don’t forget to see who’s playing at your local live music concert series. Click here for this week’s lineup.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox — Friday
Check out American musician, pianist, arranger and YouTube sensation at 8 p.m. at the ASU Schaefer Center for the conclusion of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Bradlee is noted for recording pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” modified in flapper jazz; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” rendered as a 1940s big-band standard. Bradlee manifests postmodernist ideas in his approach to production and business as well as music. Call 828-262-4046 for click here for details.
“Shrek : The Musical” — Friday and Saturday
BeanStalk Community Theatre presents “Shrek: The Musical” at Watauga High School at 7 p.m. tonight and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Don’t miss this fun local adaptation of the popular Dreamworks movie “Shrek” (2001). To purchase tickets, go to the Beanstalk Community Theatre ticket website.
For group sales or to purchase front or second row seats, call Amy Beane at 828-312-0263.
The Mustard Seed Market — Saturday
Join shop owners Danielle and Robb Stewart at the Mustard Seed Market in Blowing Rock on Saturday for an all-day celebration of their latest business expansion. Enjoy drinks and live music from Bootstrap Slick, tour the gorgeous grounds and cash in any Mustard Seed “blooming bucks” you’ve been waiting to use at this fabulous destination garden center. Click here for details.
Ashe County Studio Tour — Saturday
This free, self-guided tour of local studios hosted by the Ashe County Arts Council is back and better than ever before! Check out the map and set your own itinerary or stop by event headquarters at the arts council, 303 School Ave. in West Jefferson, to pick up maps and check out the gallery shop before heading out on the road. Click here for more information.
Crafts on the Green at Fred’s Mercantile — Saturday
Fred’s Mercantile, 501 Beech Mountain Parkway, will host its 34th annual Crafts on the Green event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Stop by to celebrate local and regional craftsmen and artists featuring pottery, art, fabrics, jewelry, furniture and other handmade objects. Enjoy food and live music. Call 828-387-4838 for more information.
Art and Antiques Show at BRAHM — Friday through Sunday
Stop by the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum for its ninth annual Blowing Rock Art and Antiques Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Browse more than 5,000 square feet of fine art and antiques offered by more than 20 vendors from eight states. Tickets to the show, which are good for entry throughout the weekend, are $10 and may be purchased at the door, online at blowingrockmuseum.org or by phone at 828-295-9099.
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show — Friday through Sunday
The second installment of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show continues this weekend at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve in Broyhill Park on Laurel Lane.
Click here for a full schedule of competition classes.
Click here to learn more about the show and its history and see photos.
Click here to access live streaming of the events.