What’s Happening in Madison County, North Carolina

VisitMadisonCounty.com/events  or  call 828 680-9031

 January 17 – 24

  • Friday, January 19 at 7 pm: “Winter’s Tune” with Award-winning duo Zoe & Cloyd will be joined by Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey for old-time fiddling and mountain harmonies. Will be held at the Broyhill Chapel on the campus of MHU. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Special pricing for senior citizens, military, and MHU employees. MHU students are free with ID card. For more information, call (828) 689-1115 or email lweinstein@mhu.edu

Every Week

  • Saturday, August 19 through March 4: The Rural Heritage Museum at MHU opens a new exhibition, “The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective,” 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 689-1200
  • Weekdays from 10am to 4pm (closed for lunch 12 to 1): Weizenblatt Art Gallery in Moore Auditorium on Cascade Street. Information at 828 689-1209 www.mhu.edu/art. Free. Open to the Public. Hours are 10-4 pm Monday- Friday. Gallery will be closed December 16 to February 14. February 14 to March 23 – A collaborative exhibit featuring the work of Asheville artist Connie Bostic and the MHU Women’s Studies Department. Opening reception will be held on Feb 14 from 6-8 pm.
  • 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 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)
  • Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets.  Next rodeo on Saturday, January 6.  The rodeos are inside with heat and concessions and will be held once a month throughout the winter. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.

Workshops/classes:

  • Saturday, February 24 from 10 am to 2 pm: Vineyard Location/design.Learn how to evaluate land for a possible vineyard site and learn how to lay out the vineyard for best results. Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard. $45 including a catered lunch. Save $25 and sign up for any 5 classes. Questions/sign-up at www.jeweloftheblueridge.com
  • Saturday, March 24 from 10 am to 2 pm: Pruning. Learn how to properly prune muscadines (spur pruning) and regular grapes (cane pruning). Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard. $45 including a catered lunch. Save $25 and sign up for any 5 classes. Questions/sign-up at www.jeweloftheblueridge.com
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 8-5 pm: ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference brings together professional and aspiring farmers from across the Southeast to network and share resources to build viable farm businesses. Register and see a full list of conference activities at: http://asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference/. A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr, Asheville, NC 28801. 828-236-1282 or events@asapconnections.org

Planning Ahead:

  • Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 pm: Faculty Duo Recital featuring Dr. Alan Theisen (saxophone) and Ms. Misty Theisen (flute) in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of MHU. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. http://mhumusic.com/events-calendar/
  • Sunday, January 28 at 3:30 pm: Guest artist recital featuring Dr. Jeanette Fontaine, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Jackie Edwards Henry, piano, in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of MHU. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. http://mhumusic.com/events-calendar/
  • Saturday, February 3 at 4 pm: Choral Festival Concert, Moore Auditorium on the campus of MHU. Admission is free. http://mhumusic.com/events-calendar/
  • Sunday, February 4 at 3pm: Faculty Piano Recital featuring Dr. Koeun Grace Lee, Broyhill Chapel. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. http://mhumusic.com/events-calendar/
  • Wednesday, February 14 – March 23 – A collaborative exhibit featuring the work of Asheville artist Connie Bostic and the MHU Women’s Studies Department. Opening reception will be held on February 14 from 6-8 pm. Weizenblatt Art Gallery in Moore Auditorium on Cascade Street. Information at 828 689-1209 www.mhu.edu/art. Free. Open to the Public. Hours are 10-4 pm Monday- Friday.

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