What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

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March 29 – April 5

  • Every Day except Monday from 11am to 5pm: “Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands” exhibit at the Rural Heritage Museum on the Mars Hill University campus. Through May 2017. For information, call 689-1400 or go to  http://www.mhu.edu/museum
  • Weekdays from 10am to 4pm:   Exhibits at Weizenblatt Art Gallery in Moore Auditorium on Cascade Street, Mars Hill.  Free and Open to the Public. Information at 828 689-1209 www.mhu.edu/art. Currently, 3/22-4/21 “Context, Pretext, Subtext: Words in Art, Art in Words”.
  • Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Tuesday at Stackhouse, Wednesday at Zuma, Friday at Mars Hill Radio Theatre. Contact locations for information.
  • Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Good Stuff, 38 Baileys Branch Road in downtown Marshall. Live music (plus other nights at times). 649-9711
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.
  • Thursdays at 7pm 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 10pm: 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)
  • Saturdays from 9am to 2pm: Mars Hill Tailgate Market is on the Quad on Mars Hill University campus. There is beef, rabbit, chicken, pork, and lamb; vegetables; eggs; herbal tinctures; goat milk soap and more for sale. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/marshilltailgatemarket
  • Every Saturday  at 7pm and Every Sunday at 2pm:  Movie at the Mars Hill Radio Theatre, Main Street in Mars Hill. Information at http://www.marshillradiotheatre.org/
  • First and Third Saturdays at 7:30 through April: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Heated indoor and concessions. $10 for tickets. Contact 828-206-6969
  • Monday, April 3rd – Wednesday, May 31: Cecil Sharp Historic Photographs: Free.  For more information www.madisoncountyarts.com or cecilsharpinappalachia.org

Planning Ahead:

  • Friday, April 7 at 7pm: David Holt and the Lightning Bolts at MHU, Moore Auditorium. Tickets are general admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door.Tickets are available online http://www.mhu.edu/news-events/lecture-series 
  • Saturday, April 8 from 9am – 4pm: Potters of Madison County show/sale. Marshall High Studios,115 Blannahassatt Island, Marshall, NC 28753. For more event and artist info at http://www.pottersofmadisoncounty.com
  • Saturday, April 8 at 9:00am: The Rotary Club of Madison County presents the 4th Annual Fiddlin’ 5K Run/Walk for the Music. Participants are treated to fiddle music along the 3.1 mile course in Mars Hill.  Starts on the Upper Quad at Mars Hill University.  Fee is $20 in advance at www.Active.com  (until noon April 6) or $25 day of registration 7:30am to 9:00am.  More info at 828.450.8456.

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

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