Blue Ridge Mountain Events

  • Blindside

    Feb 22 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    Stephanie is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist, producer and critic whose productions bring together artists across provinces and genres. Her work is devoted to breaking boundaries. By colliding the world of contemporary performance with frank and ...

  • Coffee House Live

    Mar 09 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    West Jefferson Methodist Church - Hensley Hall, 107 W. 2nd St., West Jefferson

    The Coffee House has become a favorite tradition where old friends and new friends meet, sample delicious desserts and enjoy quality entertainment.Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. For more information please call ...

  • Mary Tuttle in Concert

    Mar 15 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    Ashe Civc Center on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 student and may be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center of by calling 336-846-2787. Molly Tuttle speaks softly. Her voice is both lilting and lucid, and when she s...

  • Florence Thomas Art School Annual FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER

    Mar 16 | 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S. Jefferson Ave,. West Jefferson

    Join us for our 5th Annual Florence Flapjack Fundraiser: Saturday, March 16th, we’ll be grilling local sausage, making hot cakes, and serving up some local grits! There’s no better way to support the school than enjoying a breakfast plat...

  • Raleigh Flute Choir

    Mar 23 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Ave., West Jefferson

    Founded in 1986, the Raleigh Flute Choir is a chamber ensemble of professional flutists from central North Carolina. Utilizing the full complement of flutes from the tiny piccolo to the eight-foot-long contrabass, six octaves of notes with a variety ...

  • Tracy K. Smith - US Poet Laureate

    Apr 01 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    Hurricane Florence caused the rescheduling of US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith from the 2018 On the Same Page Literary festival.  Her keynote address will now be given on April 1, 2019 (no fooling) at the Ashe Civic Center. The event is free and ...

  • Very Special Arts

    Apr 05 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Early Learning Center, 409 School Ave., West Jefferson, NC

    VERY SPECIAL ARTS (VSA) is a national program that recognizes the value of using the arts as a creative tool for working with youth and adults with varying degrees of developmental disabilities. In Ashe County the Arts Council sponsors this annual ev...

  • Spring Fest

    Apr 06 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Early Learning Center, 409 School Ave., West Jefferson, NC

    This is the 32nd year of celebrating art with Ashe County’s young people. This event is scheduled on Saturday, April 6 from 9am-2pm at the Early Learning Center in West Jefferson. Face painting, t-shirt screen printing, talent show and festiva...

  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen in Concert

    Apr 11 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    With their last album earning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes released March 4th to great critical acclaim. This genre stretching album provides...

  • Ola Belle Reed: A Son Writing 3-DayWorkshop

    Apr 12 - 14 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Ashe County Arts Council

    The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 12 through Sunda...

  • ARTifacts Yard Sale at Ashe Arts Council

    Apr 13 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Early Learning Center, 409 School Ave., West Jefferson, NC

    The annual Arts Council fundraiser, ARTifacts, is on April 13  with donations received Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12. Friday night preview party and sale starts at 7:00pm.   The Saturday sale is from 8am-2pm.

  • MerleFest 2019

    Apr 25 | 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Wilkes Community College Campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC

    MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music. (For schedule of events and ticket prices, please go to their website.) We are about the...

  • MerleFest 2019

    Apr 26 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Wilkes Community College Campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC

     MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music. Please refer to their website for all the details. We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS...

  • MerleFest 2019

    Apr 27 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Wilkes Community College Campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC

    MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music. Please refer to their website for all the details. We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and M...

  • MerleFest 2019

    Apr 28 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Wilkes Community College Campus, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC

    MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music. Please refer to their website for all the details. We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and M...

  • Sauce Boss In Performance

    May 03 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    Legendary performer (as chronicled in Jimmy Buffett’s 1999 hit “I Will Play for Gumbo”) Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton brings his Florida slide guitar blues, his gumbo, and his own hot sauce to every multi-sensory performance...

  • Stomp and Brew Fest

    May 04 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Across from Ashe County Arts Council

    Stomp and Brew is a craft beer and wine tasting festival on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 in downtown West Jefferson in the parking lot across from the Ashe Arts Council from 12pm-4pm with VIP entry at 11am. This festival will celebrate talented brewers an...

  • Community Singers

    May 24 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Rd, W Jefferson

    A springtime concert presented by the Community Singers will be on Friday evening, May 24, 2019  at 7:30pm at the Ashe Civic Center. The repertoire will be a mix of classical, contemporary, sacred and popular music. The event will be free and ...

  • Night of the Spoken Word

    May 25 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Ave., West Jefferson

    An evening of poetry, short stories, and prose by local writers. Free event! Refreshments available.

  • Coffee House Live

    Jun 01 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    West Jefferson Methodist Church - Hensley Hall, 107 W. 2nd St., West Jefferson

    The Coffee House has become a favorite tradition where old friends and new friends meet, sample delicious desserts and enjoy quality entertainment. Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students and are available at the door. For more information please cal...

  • Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

    Jun 14 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets. Gallery Crawl is back! For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions.Gallery Crawls ...

  • Wayne Henderson Music Festival

    Jun 15 | 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM

    Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA

    On the third Saturday of every June at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition features some of the region’s best traditional musicians. From time to time, they hav...

  • Christmas in July Kick-off

    Jul 05 | 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Back Street in West Jefferson

    On Friday, July 6th, visit Downtown West Jefferson's Backstreet for the kickoff to the annual Christmas in July Festival. Come enjoy live music and street dancing from 3-10pm at the main stage, food vendors from 4pm-10pm and a special Farmers Market ...

  • Christmas in July

    Jul 09 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    West Jefferson's Back Street

    Sharing our Mountain Heritage! The Christmas in July Festival is one of the best, old fashioned summer festivals in the South drawing thousands to historic West Jefferson, NC each July! The Festival began in 1987 as a celebration of the Christmas Tre...

  • Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

    Jul 12 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets.Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in ...

  • Riverhouse Wine Fest

    Jul 20 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    River House Inn & Restaurant, 1896 Old Field Creek Rd., Grassy Creek, NC

    Tastings from North Carolina wineries including: Adagio, Biltmore, Dobbins Creek, Elkin Creek, Hanover Park, Jones vonDrehle, Laurel Gray, McRitchie, Old North State, Rag Apple Lassie, Round Peak, Shadow Springs and Thistle Meadows. Music and many a...

  • Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

    Jul 26 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC

    The Fiddlers Convention is a celebration and showcase of the musical talent and heritage of the high country of North Carolina. The Ashe County Arts Council is excited to sponsor the 50 annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention on...

  • Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention

    Jul 27 | 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ashe County Park, Jefferson, NC

    The Fiddlers Convention is a celebration and showcase of the musical talent and heritage of the high country of North Carolina. The Ashe County Arts Council is excited to sponsor the 50 annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention on...

  • Ashe County Artists Studio Tour

    Aug 03 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    throughout the county

    Summertime in the mountains – what better way to see the countryside than on a two-day Studio Tour! And to see the best Ashe County artists working in their own studios!   On August 3-4, 2019 the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor ...

  • Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

    Aug 09 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets.Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in ...

  • Blue Ridge BBQ and Brew Festival

    Aug 30 | 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Blue Ridge Theater, 9331 NC Highway 16S, West Jefferson

    Join Blue Ridge Theatre and Event Center on Friday for a SCA BBQ Cookoff followed by awards at 5pm.  For more information call 336-982-4888.

  • Blue Ridge BBQ and Brew Festival

    Aug 31 | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Blue Ridge Theater, 9331 NC Highway 16S, West Jefferson

    Join Blue Ridge Theater and Event Center on Friday for a SCA BBQ Cookoff followed by awards at 5pm.  336-982-4888.

  • New River Blues Festival

    Sep 01 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    River House Inn & Restaurant, 1896 Old Field Creek Rd., Grassy Creek, NC

    A Mountain Meadow, A Sparkling River, World-Class Blues. We bring the best in internationally acclaimed blues to a magnificently scenic spot. Dance in a mountain meadow by a sparkling river to World-Class music! Food, mixed & soft drinks, beer an...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival - Festival Read Wrap Up

    Sep 10 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ashe County Library, 148 Library Rd., WJ

    A gathering for readers and writers, with nationally recoganized authors sharing their work in talks and workshops.  Watch this space for more information on the 2019 event which goes through Saturday!  Held at various events in West Jeffer...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival

    Sep 11 | 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM

    Ashe County Library, 148 Library Rd., WJ

    A gathering for readers and writers, with nationally recoganized authors sharing their work in talks and workshops.  Watch this space for more information on the 2019 event which goes through Saturday!  Held at various events in West Jeffer...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival

    Sep 12 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Ashe County Library, 148 Library Rd., West Jefferson

    A gathering for readers and writers, with nationally recoganized authors sharing their work in talks and workshops.  Watch this space for more information on the 2019 event which goes through Saturday!  Held at various events in West Jeffer...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival

    Sep 13 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Ashe County Library, 148 Library Rd., WJ

    A gathering for readers and writers, with nationally recoganized authors sharing their work in talks and workshops.  Watch this space for more information on the 2019 event which goes through Saturday!  Held at various events in West Jeffer...

  • Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

    Sep 13 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets.Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in ...

  • On The Same Page Literary Festival

    Sep 14 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    A gathering for readers and writers, with nationally recoganized authors sharing their work in talks and workshops.  Watch this space for more information on the 2019 event which goes through Saturday!  Held at various events in West Jeffer...

  • West Jefferson Antiques Fair

    Sep 20 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! The Fair will be Friday the 20th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 21st 8am-5pm....

  • West Jefferson Antiques Fair

    Sep 21 | 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    Whether you like furniture from the 1800s, war memorabilia, or classic records from "back in the day" - you just might find all that and more at the West Jefferson Antiques Fair! The Fair will be Friday the 20th 1pm-8pm and Saturday the 21st 8am-5pm....

  • Art on the Mountain

    Sep 28 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Ave., West Jefferson

    Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Over thirty artists and craft persons will set up their creative wares on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson. Hol...

  • Downtown West Jefferson Gallery Crawl

    Oct 11 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    The “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets.Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month. Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in ...

  • West Jefferson Holiday Parade

    Nov 16 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Downtown West Jefferson

    Start your winter holidays off right in downtown West Jefferson with our Annual Holiday Parade! There will be high school bands, floats, and the big man himself: Santa Claus!!

  • West Jefferson Hometown Christmas

    Nov 29 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    West Jefferson Back Street Park

    Located across from the patio at the Hotel Tavern, the holidays start off with the official lighting of the community Christmas tree with Santa, carolers and hot chocolate. (Picture By Dale Carlson of Bluemoonistic Images - more stunning photos by hi...

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