What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

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 June 20 – 27

  • Friday, June 22 from 5:30 – 7:30: Opening reception for Skin Deep: New work by Selinde Lanier at Flow, 14 South Main Street, Marshall. These three-dimensional woven works explore a synthesis of light and fabric. Selinde uses stainless steel core yarns with translucent, reflective, and malleable properties to create her sculptural and photographic pieces. For more information: www.flowmarshall.com. Exhibit will run from June 22 – July 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 to 4 pm
  • Saturday, June 23 from 9 to 12: Meg, from Fermenti will be at the Mars Hill Farmers and Artisan Market on the campus of MHU. Meg will be doing a fermentation demo and have her products for sale. For more info on Fermenti, go to fermenti.biz
  • Sunday, June 24 at 4 pm: Ebbs Chapel 2018 Summer Series at Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center, 271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill. Performing on June 24 is Josh Goforth – tickets $15. Tickets at 828 649-1301 or madisoncountyarts.com
  • Thursday, June 21 to Sunday, July 1. Thursday-Saturday: 7:30, Saturday & Sunday: 2:30: SART presents “Seeger, a multimedia solo show with the music of Pete Seeger. Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $25 and $35. More info 689-1239 or at www.sartplays. 

Every Week

  •  Starting Saturday, June 19: The Rural Heritage Museum at MHU opens a new exhibition, “A Cabinet of Curiosity”. Otherwise, museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 11 to 5 pm. Located in the Montague Hall and admission is free. Information at http://www.mhu.edu/museum or call 689-1400
  • Weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm:  Weizenblatt Art Gallery in MHU’s Moore Fine Arts Building located at 79 Cascade Street. Open to the Public. Free admission. Hours are Monday– Friday 10 – 4 starting July 6. The Weizenblatt Gallery will present a summer exhibition titled “Art & Manufacturing” from July 6 to August 10 (no holidays). The exhibition is a community collaboration and features The Bright Angle as a creative collaboration showcasing the relationship between art and the manufacturing industry. The Bright Angle is a designer-maker collaborative pottery studio formed in Asheville in 2016 by Nick Moen Studios. Each studio piece follows a process of sketches, 3D-prototypes, molds, firing, and refining, all using particular porcelain and glaze formulas. The Bright Angle sources wood, glass, and other materials from local craftspeople, sharing their commitment to American-made and thoughtfully sourced raw goods. Also, please join us for an artist reception and special session in the gallery with Nick Moen on Sunday, July 15 at 5PM after the SART matinee “Working: The Musical.” If you are interested in tickets to the SART play, please visit www.sartplays.com. More Information can be obtained by calling 828-689-1209. www.mhu.edu.
  • Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Mondays at Stackhouse, Wednesday at Zuma, Friday at Mars Hill Radio Theatre. Contact locations for information.
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.
  • Thursdays at 7 pm at Zuma, 7 N. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE music with “Blue Grass Jam” featuring Bobby Hicks and friends 649-1617
  • Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm: Andy Buckner Live Music at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213
  • Fridays at 6:30pm at The Depot, 282 S. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE traditional music and dancing. 649-2332 (all year except for first Friday in December)
  • Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets.  The dates for July are 14 and 28. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.
  • Saturday (until October 28) from 10 – 2 pm: Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market. Located on the lawn of Hot Springs Rafting right beside the post office.  For more info: https://www.facebook.com/hotspringsmarket or https://hotspringsmarket.wordpress.com/
  • Saturdays from 9 to noon (until October): Mars Hill Farmers and Artisan Market on College Street in Mars Hill. For more information: http://marshillmarket.org/
  • Sundays from 12 – 4 pm: Sunday on the Island Farmers Market on the Island in Marshall. For more information: sunrisemountainorganics@hotmail.com

Workshops/classes:

  • Thursday, June 21 from 9 am to 2 pm: Grape Disease and Treatment Seminar. Learn to identify the most common grape diseases and other look-a-like conditions. Questions/sign-up at www.jeweloftheblueridge.com

Planning Ahead:

  • Sundays, July 22 and August 26 at 4 pm: Ebbs Chapel 2018 Summer Series at Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center, 271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill. Performing on July 22 is Tony McManus – tickets are $20 and on August 26 is The Kurger Brothers – tickets $30. Tickets at 828 649-1301 or madisoncountyarts.com
  • Friday, June 21 to Sunday, July 1: SART presents “Seeger, a multimedia solo show with the music of Pete Seeger. Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $25 and $35. More info at www.sartplays.
  • Wednesday, July 4 at 5 pm: 4th of July celebration in Marshall, likely food concessions, music and more. Fireworks around dark.
  • Wednesday, July 4 at dark: 4th of July celebration in Mars Hill at the Rec Park.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday July 3 & 4 at 8 pm: 53rd Annual Rodeo & Fireworks. Gates open at 6 pm. Fireworks on the 4th after the Rodeo. $10, children 7 or younger free.
  • Saturday, July 7 around 9 pm: Fireworks on the grounds of the Spa, 315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs. Followed by music on Andrews Street.
  • Saturday, July 21 from 8:45 am to 9:30 pm: Wolf Laurel Annual Benefit, for Hospice of Madison County. Community event open to everyone at the Wolf Laurel Country Club. Golf tournament, bake sale and benefit auction. For more information: Hospice Madison

Contact us to learn more about the wide variety of experiences available in our beautiful county by emailing lorri.helms@visitmadisoncounty.com

Provided by: Madison County Tourism Development Authority and Madison County Visitor Center