A summer tradition: Faith Fourth of July festivities begin Friday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2014

by Jordan Raye
The Sky Lounge is Salisbury’s new flavor and entertainment destination, featuring a retractable roof, full service bar and cocktail service, lounge seating, projection televisions and live entertainment including bands, stand up, and special events.
The lounge is open all day and is perfect for enjoying one of our lunch features or a glass of wine after work.
The grand opening event is Saturday, June 28 and will feature music from the award-winning band Fastball. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 7 p.m.
DJs Restaurant is located at 1502 W. Innes St. For details, call 704-638-9647 or visit http://djsrestaurant.com
By Ashley Honbarrier
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub And Grub will host a benefit show, Praying for David, for David Myers on Saturday starting at 4 p.m.
Myers’ band, Big Break, will be joined by some fellow musician friends including Jeremiah Wilde, The Nectar Unit, The Wormholes, The Graveyard Boulevard and more.
A guitar donated by Guitars USA Music Store, an ESP-LTD Stratocaster, will be raffled off along with other prizes. Tickets for the guitar are on sale now at Guitars USA and will be sold at the event as well.
Winners will be drawn at the show on June 28. Please come and join us for a great day of live music in support of David Myers and raising awareness to watch out for motorcyclists!!
UB’s is located at 127 S. Main St. For details, call 704-633-3750or visit www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
FAITH — The rides and food booths at the 68th annual Faith Fourth of July festivities open Friday at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the Tim Clark Band kicks off the week-long annual festival. In fact, this year’s events go on for nine days, concluding on Saturday, July 5, with the finale concert by the Southern Breeze Band.
There will be live music every night, the popular patriotic concert is Sunday at Faith Baptist church, and the Faith Idol competitions take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
On July 4 the famous parade begins at 10 a.m. and at 10:30 that evening is the fireworks show.
For a detailed list of live music, the schedule of events, parking tips and other interesting information, see the Faith Fourth tab that ran in Tuesday’s Salibury Post or visit www.faith4th.com
St. Thomas Players present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ — 7:30 p.m. June 26-28: by Alfred Uhry, performed at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets at leestreet.org/tickets or 704-310-5507.
‘Showstoppers’ by Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — 7:30 p.m. June 26-29: Final production of the season, Broadway favorites from dozens of musicals. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Ticket and schedule info at www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446 or email broadwaysbest@triad.rr.com
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ — Through June 29: From the story by C.S. Lewis. Tickets and information at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 49 Spring Street NW, 704-788-2405.
The Salisbury Ghost Walk heads out this Friday and Saturday nights for summertime ghost walks.
The tours cover a six-block area in downtown Salisbury and tell how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state.
Be sure to bring your camera, smart phone and a flashlight because some of the tales will come to life via present day hauntings. True stories of present day hauntings is all we reveal.
The cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Reservations are recommended by email boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704-798-3102.
Ashleya and Tobitha Stewart will be leading beginner I and beginner II classes on shag dancing on Monday nights starting July 7 at the Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center.
• Beginner I: 5:30 p.m., for those who don’t know how and want to learn.
• Beginner II: 6:30 p.m., for those who know how to shag and want to improve.
No partner is required. Cost is $50 per person for 4 weeks.
For information and to enroll call Lee Street theatre at 704-310-5507.
Equestrian competitors from Rowan, Iredell, Davie, Davidson and Cabarrus counties will all convene on Chestnut Creek Stables for a horse trial, competing in dressage, show jumping and cross country jumping, this Saturday.
Ribbons will be presented to fifth place and points will accumulate toward the NC Dressage and Combined Training Association Horse of the Year awards given annually.
Horse/rider combinations will compete in Novice (2’11”), Beginner Novice (2’6”), Maiden (2’), and “Green Bean” (18”).
Competitors will range in age from 10 – 60 years and horses will be thoroughbreds, warmbloods, quarterhorses, ponies and a range of mixed breed sport horses.
Chestnut Creek Stables, owned by Bob and Katherine Thornton, are located at 1130 Faith Road. For more informatinvisit www.chestnutcreekstables.com
SPENCER — The “Go Figure” Club from the Asheville area will display their creations at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum.
Three members of the club, Karen Hawkins, Anne Duncan and Dorann Nelson, are mixed media artists who put together a fantasy storybook exhibit based on characters that leap from the pages of children’s stories into three dimensional reality.
From Wynken, Blynken and Nod with his tiny shoe boat to a spectacular dragon, each character figure leaps from the pages of the book onto the shelf.
These artists use combined media from fabrics to paper clay to papier mache.
Each character featured in the exhibit is accompanied by a book on which it is based.
This exhibit will be on display mid-June until Sept. 3 at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St. Call 704-762-9359 or visit www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
LEXINGTON — Spend time in Uptown Lexington at the next Summer Stroll on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring live music on the square by Caleb’s Bridge, an inspirational rock band. Merchants and restaurants will be open late.
After the stroll, there will be a free outdoor movie, “Despicable Me,” shown on W. First Ave. between Main and State Streets. Admission is free and the movie starts at 8 p.m.
For more information, call the Uptown Lexington office at 336-249-0383 or visit www.uptownlexington.com
The next stroll date for 2014 is July 25 with a cruise-in planned for Aug. 22.
DENTON — The 44th Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion at Denton Farmpark, the largest steam, gas and antique farm machinery show in the Southeast, kicks off on June 30 with tractor rides at 9 a.m. Tickets include a T-shirt and a meal.
Official reunion events begin Tuesday, July 1 and conclude on Saturday, July 5 with fireworks at 9 p.m.
There will be live bands every afternoon and evening, the Thresher’s Queen pageant on July 1 and Donald Thomas’ famous border collies herding sheep twice each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Denton FarmPark is located at 1072 Cranford Road, 17 miles from Lexington and 17 miles from Asheboro.
For more information call 336-859-2755 or visit www.farmpark.com
TEGA CAY — Recording artist Marc Hoffman will perform Sunday, June 29 from 6 to to 9 p.m. at Casual Water in Tega Cay, S.C., 15083 Molokai Drive, as part of their summer jazz series.
Learn more about Marc at www.marchoffman.com
Wilkesboro — Bleu Moon Productions will open the 14th season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend” in July. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bleumoonproductions.com or 336-838-4278 (leave a message) or at the gate.
Rowan County residents will receive half off the original $15 ticket price every Friday night in July (show closes July 26) by presenting their driver’s license at the gate when purchasing tickets.
Regular ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Involving a lover’s triangle, one of the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion, an unsolved mystery and an internationally known ballad — Tom Dooley — the Story Behind the Ballad removes the veil of mystery and reveals the story made famous by The Kingston Trio’s ballad.
When one of Tom Dula’s (pronounced Dooley), love interests, Laura Foster, is found murdered, the community of Elkville is rocked by the discovery. Accusations begin to fly in the community and soon the names on most people’s lips are Tom Dooley, Anne Melton and Perline Foster.
As the rumors heat up, Tom flees Elkville, headed for Tennessee. Meanwhile, Anne and Perline are arrested after a physical altercation where each accuses the other of the murder. The woman who witnessed this altercation comes forward and Anne and Perline are both arrested.
Perline is released from jail after turning states evidence and a posse is formed to bring Tom Dooley back to stand trial for murder. With the help of Colonel James Grayson in Tennessee (made famous by the popular ballad) Tom Dooley is captured and brought back to Wilkes County to stand trial.
Tom is found guilty and hanged for the crime, but many believe it was his married lover, Anne Melton that really killed Laura. The show allows the audience to gather the facts and be the judge.
The show will be presented outdoors at the Forest’s Edge Amphitheatre off Hwy 421 N. in Historic Fort Hamby Park, 1534 South Recreation Road.
Performances begin at 80 p.m. each evening and the gate opens at 6:30 p.m.
BOONE— An Appalachian Summer Festival is celebrating 30 years of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film. Known for its diverse mix of artistic programming, the festival has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
This year, the festival runs from June 28-July 26 with performances by Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald, Matthew Morrison, Nickel Creek, Pilobolus, National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Sir James Galway with the Eastern Festival Orchestra, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and much more.
Visual arts exhibitions include TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa and the 28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.
To view the full line up and to learn more about each event, visit http://appsummer.org/
CHARLOTTE — Queen City Theatre Company returns this summer with two comedies: “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight,” by Peter Ackerman and “The Performers,” by David West Read. The shows mark the company’s highly anticipated comeback.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only, at the BB&T Room at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a current resume and headshot if available. To request an audition time email Kristian Wedolowski at Kristian@queencitytheatre.com indicating your prefered audition day.
BLOWING ROCK — SpongeBob SquarePants: Nickelodeon’s popular underwater characters visit Tweetsie this weekend, June 27-29. SpongeBob himself and his best pal, Patrick, will be entertaining guests of the park and taking photos daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Fireworks: Tweetsie Railroad hosts a fireworks show as part of the park’s July Fourth Extravaganza. Bring the whole family to celebrate America’s birthday with all-day Wild West adventure and family fun. Tweetsie will stay open until 9 p.m., and the fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Guests that want an up close and personal view of the show can opt for a dinner-and-show premium spectator area, complete with a buffet dinner.
Cool Summer Nights: The third annual series takes place on four Saturday evenings: July 5, 12, 19 and 26. During these evenings, the park will stay open until 9 p.m., giving guests three extra hours to explore all the park has to offer such as a special evening train show and performances by the K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs on July 19 and 26.
Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days a week through Aug. 17. For detaiils, visit Tweetsie.com or call 877-TWEETSIE. Find Tweetsie on Facebook or follow Tweetsie on Twitter.
CONCORD — The flagship On Stage at the Davis series will open Oct. 3 with jazz by the John Brown Quintet, an all-star line-up of North Carolina musicians, followed by the Annie Moses Band’s Rhapsody in Bluegrass on Nov. 6, The Steel Wheels’ high-energy Americana on Jan. 24, the Jeff Little Trio’s Appalachian blues on March 20 and blues legend Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues on May 1.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1. Tickets for all shows are available at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre box office or by phone at 704-920-2753.
The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse.
Brand New Opry – Bluegrass, Thursdays, Sept. 25, 2014, and Jan. 29 and March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $15
John Brown Quintet – Jazz, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 8 p.m., $36
Red June – Roots, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15
Annie Moses Band – Chamber Pop, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 8 p.m., $44
Shableek – Jazz, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $16
Time Sawyer – Folk Rock, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15
Paleface – Indie Folk, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m., $15
The Steel Wheels – Americana, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 8 p.m., $34
Jim Avett – Folk, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $17
David Domingo and The Fuzzbucket Music Company – Variety, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $15
Jeff Little Trio – Appalachian Blues, Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 p.m., $25
Sun Dried Vibes – Reggae Rock, Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $15
Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues – Blues, Friday, May 1, 2015 8 p.m., $26

For more information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or the websites listed with the performers.