By Jessica Isaacs | [email protected]
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy!
The sun is shining after a long, cold winter. You’re probably ready to kick back and unwind, and you’re not alone. Lucky for us, one of the High Country’s premier mountain home communities has a perfect summer party planned for June 18.
Blue Ridge Mountain Club invites you to attend its annual Summer Soulstice outdoor live music event that Saturday afternoon. It’s got sweet Southern barbecue, cold brews and great music. It’s also a fundraiser for the Hospitality House, guaranteeing you’ll have a good time for a good cause.
“The purpose of this event is a fundraiser for the Hospitality House, which we are pleased to host. We also invite the community for an afternoon of music and family fun,” said Erica Lackey, director of hospitality at BRMC. “The music is definitely a big draw.”
Situated right between Boone and Blowing Rock just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, this picturesque community will open up its outdoor pavilion for this event. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and music will continue from 3-8 p.m. that evening.
Bring your folding chairs and a donation to support the Hospitality House, a local nonprofit crisis agency that works to combat poverty and homelessness in seven western North Carolina counties. There is no cost for admission, although BRMC and event sponsors hope to see a lot of support for the HH through contributions.
Local artist Ashley Heath will kick-off the entertainment at 3 p.m. and the groups Sycamore Bones and Smokey Breeze will follow her at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. The pavilion’s 60×60 covered tent ensures that the show will go on rain or shine.
“It’s a beautiful location,” Lackey said. “We’re right between Boone and Blowing Rock, so we’re very convenient and the views from the pavilion are spectacular.”
While you’re there, grab a bite to eat from the 100 Main Beef & BBQ truck. Pair it with a cold craft beer from Andy and Lynn Mason at Lost Province Brewing Co., who have donated all of the beverages to ensure that 100 percent of drink purchases go directly to the Hospitality House.
BRMC will have a variety of family-oriented activities on hand to ensure that partygoers of all ages can enjoy Summer Soulstice.
“The mountains are God’s country,” said Lackey. “Everybody comes up here to escape the heat and enjoy this little piece of paradise that we have.”
Need more information? Call 828-295-8667 or go online to learn more about BRMC.
Head over to brmcsoul.com for driving directions. Once you arrive in the community, you’ll find plenty of parking space and shuttles will carry you to and from the pavilion.
To learn more about Hospitality House and how you can help further its mission, visit the organization’s website or call 828-264-1237.
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