More Photos: Symphony Draws Record Crowd, Tent-Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm

By Jessica Isaacs

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted its 28th annual Symphony by the Lake event at Chetola Resort on Friday night. The popular Lights, Camera, Music! theme pulled in a record number of concertgoers and got the entire community involved in celebrating songs from popular movies.

BR Chamber Executive Director Charles Hardin said the easily-relatable theme provided common ground for the large group of guests to get involved and have a great time together as they enjoyed the symphony. Most in the crowd of approximately 3,500 people were decked out in elaborate costumes representing their favorite movies, and the annual tent-decorating contest took the party to another level.

“All the tents had themes centered around the theme of the event, which was about big movie soundtracks and popular films,” Hardin said. “Everybody this year got really into that whole thing and it was really pretty incredible.”

Tent-decorating contest winners included Karen Herterich’s Academy Awards-themed set-up and State Farm Agent Joy Whitlatch’s safari-inspired tent based on the movie “Out of Africa.”

Hardin said every tent was impressive and other notable creations included Meadowbrook Inn’s version of “Jurassic World” and Westglow Resort’s “An American in Paris.”

Although a little rain threatened to put a damper on the party, the sky cleared up just in time for the symphony to take the stage, lending to the superstition that it never rains during Symphony by the Lake.

“Right at about 7:25 p.m., when we were supposed to start at 7:30 p.m., it started sprinkling some rain,” Hardin said. “The umbrellas went up and in less that five minutes it went away and it was beautiful.”

 

Local photographer Lonnie Webster captured some of the fun. Check out his photos below and click here for more.

 

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Andy Page (guitar ) Zack Page ( bass ) Michael Willis ( drums ) and Keith MaCutchen ( keyboard )

Andy Page (guitar ) Zack Page ( bass ) Michael Willis ( drums ) and Keith MaCutchen ( keyboard )

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Tom Foxx, Congress Woman Virginia Foxx R-NC5, Pat Mica and Congressman John Mica R-FL7

Tom Foxx, Congress Woman Virginia Foxx R-NC5, Pat Mica and Congressman John Mica R-FL7

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC  CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor
CORNELIA LAEMMLI ORTH, Music Director/Conductor/Chief Operating Officer. Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with the Symphony of the Mountains from Kingsport TN conductor

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