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Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2013

Now Are The Foxes ‘This is Why we Aren’t Famous’— 7:30 p.m., Aug. 16-17: Improv comedy at the LGAC black box theater on N. Lee St., tickets at 704-310-5507 or
Meet and greet comic legend James Gregory at the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: $27 general admission, $35 Preferred Seating. Meet and greet immediately following the show. 704-633-5471 or Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
‘Clean Guys of Comedy’ broadcasts live from the Buell Theatre — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: A night of laughter without the f-bombs with Dave Coulier and comedians Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, Heather McDonald. Ticket info at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road, 704-639-1342,

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society annual Pops ‘n Jazz Concert/Silent Auction — Aug. 10: Concert at 7 p.m., but show up early for a seat, drink, bidding. LGAC black box theater, N. Lee St. Concert will include karaoke audience participation. Free admission. Proceeds go support the choir.
LST Season Six kickoff party at Cooper’s — 5-10 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 14: Eat dinner at Cooper’s Restaurant, downtown Salisbury. Lee Street Theatre board members and volunteers will be serving, bartending, hosting, all you need to do is show up. Cooper’s will donate all tips and percentage of food sales to Lee Street Theatre., also Facebook
Back to School Blast — Saturday Aug. 17: Community-wide school supply donation drive hosted by Bella Vita Salon. To help or contribute call 980-255-0929 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., donates proceeds from haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment only. Call 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15.

Tomorrow: Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz — 8-11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9: Jabe Fisher opens. Advance tickets at Pottery 101 for $3, or $5 at the door. LGAC’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.,
Charlotte Folk Society kicks off new season — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: Free. CFS launches 2013-14 season with Kate Campbell. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing.
MidLife Crisis at Cauble Creek Vineyard — 6-9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 10: $10 cover, call 704-633-1137 or email for reservations. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury.
Next Thursday: Union Street Live Evening — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays through Sept. • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard Band., 704-784-4208.
Rachel Kurtz at St. John’s — 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Singer/storyteller Rachel Kurtz in concert; Kurtz will also record a CD with the high school youth. All youth and friends are invited. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., free. Information: Danielle Kosanovich, 704-636-3431 ext. 217,
Buddy Guy at the Knight Theater — Thursday Oct. 10, tickets start at $44.50. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,

Tomato Trot 5k evening run and walk — 7 p.m., Friday Aug. 9: 6th annual Tomato Trot 5k with an all new course. First 125 pre-register participates receive Tomato Trot Shirt and packet. Top 3 male and female receive awards. Registration $20 in advance, $25 day of race. Woodleaf. Email:,, 704-224-5134.
8th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: Celebrating the tomato and farms that have been growing them in Woodleaf for more than a century. Event begins with antique tractors and more in parade, followed by Little Miss Tomato contests for children, silent auction, craft demonstrations, tomato eating contest, live music, games for children, toy-tractor pull for children,food, attic sale, tomatoes and other produce for sale. Held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland NC, as church building fundraiser. www.facebook/woodleaftomato
Music on the Mountain with Matthew Weaver and The Edwards — 1-3 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31: Free annual family event features Matthew Weaver and the Edwards performing at Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, Dunn’s Mountain Road. Information: Bob Pendergrass, 704 216-7819 or
Beach Fest at the Rowan County Fairgrounds — Gates open 11 a.m., Aug. 31-Sept 1: The Catalinas, The Time Clark Band, Too Much Sylvia, Atlantic Groove, Holiday Band, Ken Knox and Co., Darrell Harwood, Sugarcreek Reunion. General admission, bands begin at 2 p.m. Tickets: 1 day advance $25, DOS $30; 2 day advance $35, DOS $40; call for VIP or camping info. Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association. 704-640-2326,
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis, last Saturday each month. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

Stained Glass Trolley Tour — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10: A tour of historic stained glass in Salisbury.
Battle of Bost Grist Mill, A Civil War Reenactment — Sept. 7-8: See hundreds of re-enactors, feel the thunder of artillery, witness first-hand Civil War medicine, talk with civilians from the 1860s, stroll through military camps. Gates open 10 a.m., admission $12 for ages 13-adult, $8 for ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Bost Grist Mill 704-782-1600, 4701 Highway 200 Concord,, Event website:
Daniel Boone’s Trail celebration — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10: Rowan History Club presents 100th Anniversary Celebration in honor of the Daughters of the American Revolution marking Daniel Boone’s Trail, guest speaker Randell Jones, author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone,” at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. More info at
Meet the artist of ‘Capitol Farewell’ — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Sept. 14: Mort Künstler signs prints of Civil War painting “Capitol Farewell,” as part of upcoming exhibit at N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh showcasing original paintings. “For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler” opens Friday, Aug. 23. Signing takes place in the Museum Shop. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
Stoneman’s Raid tour announced — “Driving Dixie Down Tour: Stoneman’s Raid of 1865 in North Carolina,” Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, will visit sites from Danbury to Old Salem to Salisbury, $295, stay at historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, Information and registration 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or email
Living History Saturdays at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 17: Living history demonstrations at the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public, daily tours of the circa 1800 Latta home. Free with regular site admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free) • Aug. 10: Natural Dyeing • Aug. 17-18: World War II Living History • Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: Join “Boo” and gang for a family friendly walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recommended at or 704-798-3102.
Summer Night Out, Brick Street Live with Darrell Harwood — 5-9 p.m., Friday Aug. 9, downtown Salisbury,merchants open late, free trolley rides, live music, kids activities. Concert starts 7 p.m.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 1-7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17: Cosplay picnic, City Park shelter # 1 • For the month of August, NC Rowan County Anime Group hosts display at main headquarters of Rowan Public Library on Anime Conventions, Anime magazines, manga, Japanese Pop Stars events/list/ 2013/August#!/events/396382917126876/
Fall Wildlife Expo — Saturday Aug. 17: begins 10 am., freebies for first 300 people, all-day food drive to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries, seminars on hunter/gun safety education, live bluegrass music, local vendors, door prizes, games, food, fun for the whole family. Hosted by West Rowan Farm Home & Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mount Ulla, 704-278-2800.
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series —
— A1A concert at Village Park, with fireworks. 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10, 700 West C St.
— Movie in the Park Kannapolis, Village Park, 700 West C St., approx 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16: E.T. The Extraterrestrial (PG)
— Stories Under the Stars, 7 p.m. Aug. 17: Dancing Stories, traditional African dances, stories performed by April Turner. Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St.
— Tonight: Fantastic Shakers in Thursdays on Main evening series, 6-9 p.m., Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St.
Concord Library events — • Marble Art Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m., children ages 3-12 will create unique works of art by covering marbles in paint and then roll them around on paper, 704-920-2058. • Wii Open Play 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Smash Brothers Brawl, more. 704-920-2053. • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Tomorrow: Broadway’s Best Theatre does Broadway in Mocksville — Aug. 9-11 and 15-19: “Broadway—The 50s thru the 80s.” Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 9: folk/contemporary with Ashley Jo Farmer, Tommy Farmer, Don Cooper, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10: Acoustic music with Laura Vella, no cover. 704-797-0093,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday Aug. 10: Paul Finnican with Americana, folk, pop & original music, no cover • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night • Lee Street theatre season 6 Kick-Off Party Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5-10 p.m. Look under FUNDRAISERS for details. 704-754-4907,, also Facebook
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open juke box. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10: Arsena Schroeder, free, $10 suggested donation, also the band Minds In Christ. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — • 8-11 p.m. Aug. 17: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis • 5-7:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 19: The Pub, Main Street Kannapolis.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m., Saturdays: Live music • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Line dance lessons • 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Bike Nite with deejay Ron • Thursdays: Karaoke contest • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow, line dance lessons 7 p.m. • 704-762-999,
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes plus local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • 8-11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9: Dance with deejay Don Staley • Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031 • 8-11 p.m., Saturday Aug. 17: Black Angus Grille hosts beach night, 125 N. Center St., Statesville, deejay Buck Crumpton from S.C. $5 cover, light menu to order from if you want dinner.
TJ’s (formerly High Rock Boat & Ski Club), 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m., Friday Aug. 9: Lakeside Drive Band • 9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 10: The Jimmy Shirley Band • Summer hours Thursday-Friday: 4 p.m. until, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. until.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Blue Vine — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Aug. 20. $12.50/person. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesday • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9: Friday Night Out Wine Tasting, $2/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10: Drop in for free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Tonight: Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10 • 6-8 p.m., Aug. 8 • 1-3 p.m., Aug. 19 J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginner One: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Beginner Two: Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate: Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Advanced: Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
New beginner line dancing — Thru Sept. 26: Class at 4:45-5:30 Thursdays. $30, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Children’s choir festival clinic — Sept. 13-14: Children’s choir festival “And God Created Music!,” for children’s choir directors and children grades 2-5. Two-day clinic is $20 for directors,free for children. Registration deadline Aug. 31. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Information at
Stained glass — 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis,
Pottery 101 kids — Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 • Aug. 10: Name Plaque. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144, 704-209-1632.
Pottery 101 adults — 8-week session for adults. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings Sept. 5-Oct. 24. $200 plus $10 tool fee. Call or come by to sign up. 704-209-1632
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369,
Zumba fitness — • 9 a.m., Saturdays through Aug., Westside Swim and Racquet Club, Neal Road. 45-min. classes open to the public, $3 • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays in “the Artist’s Bungalow” (Patt’s home studio) in Salisbury. Call for info about supplies, etc. or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Friday Aug. 9: Bingo • 7:15 p.m. Friday Aug. 16: Someone Who Cares Outreach Ministry to speak, sing, entertain. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13: Allman Brothers, Blake Mills, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes. Shown at Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road. Tickets at
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars — Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s Cinema Under the Stars series, Friday nights starting Aug. 16. Gates open 8 p.m., films at 9 p.m. Arrive early, bring a picnic; wine, beer will be available for purchase. Rain location, Babcock Auditorium. Admission $5 per person, cash only. Details 336-758-5150,
— Aug. 16: “Annie Hall” (1977), 93 min., directed by Woody Allen.
— Aug. 23: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), 115 min., directed by Steven Spielberg.
— Aug. 30: “Back to the Future” (1985), 116 min., directed by Robert Zemeckis.
— Sept. 6: “Airplane!” (1980), 88 min., directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.

YMCA sponsored trips — • Aug. 15: Carolina Lily, Tea Party in a Hat; leave 10 a.m., $27 • Sept. 17: Reed’s Gold Mine; leave 9 a.m., $11 • Oct. 15: Motor coach to Shatley Springs, lunch, transportation, fresco paintings, Ashe County Cheese Factory; leave 8 a.m., $59 • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

PPT youth: Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night” — Appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday Aug. 20-21:Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, Performance dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 5. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
PPT ‘Leap of Faith’ — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday Aug. 19-20: Open auditions for dancers/singers. Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Dancers bring in character shoes. All ethnic and racial backgrounds needed. Tony Award nominated musical. Performance dates Oct. 17-26. Details and character descriptions on Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.
Old Courthouse Theatre: ‘Veronica’s Room’  — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday Aug. 25-26: Play by Ira Levin; needed two females, two males. Show dates Oct. 25-Nov. 2. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, for a list of character descriptions.
Salisbury Symphony — Sunday, Sept. 8: Principal Second Violin, Second and Third Horn, Second Trumpet, any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music director David Hagy will hear auditions in the Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Auditionees will play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of music director’s choice, sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, call Salisbury Symphony 704-637-4314, email, or write: Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145. Salisbury Symphony info at

Carolina Artists Expo 2013 — Aug. 21-23: featuring local artists. Admission free, open to the public. Gallery hours Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4-8 p.m. • Judging and open show: Thursday Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. including Art to Go Workshops 2-3 p.m. Watercolor Styles; 3:10–4:10 Acrylics Amore; 4:15-5:15 Collage Effect • Reception and Awards 6-8 p.m. $2 registration fee for each instructional art workshop. • Friday, Aug. 23 hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Show; 4-5 p.m. Art picked up and closed. Contact Civic Center 704-638-5275 noon-6 p.m. to register for workshops and other info go to
New works on display — Paintings by Mark Stephenson, new works by Phyllis Steimel, works by Sharon Forthofer that are featured in the book “Painting North Carolina, a visual journey” by Kimberlee C. Maselli, on display at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Extended through August “Multiple Personalities,” two- woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith. Free, open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-232-6000,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Four female artists examine function, meaning of memory and its role in nature/nurture in shaping cultural norms for women • Also, solo exhibition from this year’s Dare to Imagine Award winner, Kaitlin Crouch, art student at ERHS. Admission free.
Tomorrow: Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 for “Splash: Water, Water Everywhere,” group show by 18 artists. Part of the continuing series of Second Friday art exhibits. 704-953-4304,
Erickson exhbit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Through Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486,
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit 704-639-0606.

Call for antique vendors, artists, crafters — Saturday Sept. 14, rain date Sept. 21: 12th Summers End Show at Carolina Lily, all day show with early set up on the grounds, 1375 Kern Carlton Road. $10 set up fee. Details 704 639-0033,
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Fourth Saturdays: artists and performers invited to monthly except July cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advance registration required. Info at or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeking regional arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors, local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. Spaces available for arts, crafts, commercial items, food sales, public information booths. Applications at 828-632-6966 or email
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers.

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email
NPR seeks local talent — From the Top, the NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians,seeks local talent for its live show recording on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at McGee Theatre, Wingate University. Classical musicians age 8-18 who have not graduated from high school may submit audition entries. Applications, recorded auditions accepted continuously on a rolling admissions basis.

Carolina Artists Expo 2013 — Carolina Artists Expo 2013 at Salisbury Civic Center Aug.21-23: Highlighting local artists, judged and prizes awarded. Categories are oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, other art. Registration forms available at the Civic Center or download at, Deadline Aug. 7. Information Mary Roakes 704-636-6701 or Clyde 704-639-1898.
Hart Witzen ‘Showdown’ visual arts exhibit/competition — Show dates Sept. 28-Oct. 4. All artists welcome to apply: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. For consideration send up to three images via email by Aug. 19 to with SHOWDOWN in the subject line. Include full name, address, email address, web site, brief description of each piece, including size, materials, techniques used. for more details, 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte.

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 2-7, Troutman, pub_page.aspx
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 6-14, Concord, departments/Fair/
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 16-21, Lexington,
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 17-22,
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 4-13, Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 17-27, Raleigh,