Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues and BBQ Rally will go on

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 11, 2014

The annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic will be held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, Sept. 18-20.
The event kicks off with a pre-event party next Thursday night with entertainment sponsored by Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub.
The entertainment continues with The Right Turn Clyde band performing on Friday evening and then the festivities end with The Main Event Band playing at the finale party on Saturday evening.
This is an admission-free family-oriented event featuring first class vendors, food and entertainment.
Some of the featured activities are the People’s Choice contest on Saturday where attendees can sample and judge BBQ from the competition teams; a raffle for a Big Green Egg Cooker and several other top prizes; and a police escorted poker run on Saturday with proceeds going to the Salisbury VA Hospice Center (motorcycle not necessary to participate).
On Saturday, check out the number 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Insurance Ford Infusion show car or your skills with the race car simulator. There will also be a sponsored “Thunder Gun” race car tire-changing competition.
This event has become recognized as a premier KCBS event and the grand champions in 2011, 2012 and 2013 have subsequently been invited to participate in the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City, Mo.
Details are available at www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com and a complete event schedule is found under the event info tab.
This event will be held rain or shine. Motorcycle parking will be available on site and shuttles will run for other parking.
Lee Street theatre presents One Act Play Festival
Sept. 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m.
Lee Street theatre’s One Act Play festival will feature three world premiere dark comedies. Each play is one act and approximately 35 minutes long. Tickets are available at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507
Second adult acting class added due to popular demand
Registration is now open now for the 12-week Intensive Acting Program for adults, ages 16 and up. The added class will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 30 through Dec. 16. Craig Kolkebeck, director of education for The Acting Place and professional actor, director and adjunct instructor with the department of theatre arts at Catawba College, will lead the class.
The cost is $225. To register, contact Lee Street theatre at 704-310-5507 or email info@leestreet.org
Gold Hill — On Saturday, Sept. 13, Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse kicks off its inaugural barbecue festival with live entertainment from noon until 7 p.m.
Deejay David Barrier will entertain, and Jerry and Ellie as well as local favorites Lonnie Carpenter and Motel Soap.
Guests can enjoy barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee and $10 meal ticket (case members get in free). The meal ticket includes BBQ chicken, pulled pork and brisket. RSVP is requested but not required at www.morganridgevineyards.com
Morgan Ridge is located at 486 John Morgan Road, 704-639-0911.
Martha Bassett returns to Salisbury on Friday. Bassett, a Salisbury favorite, can regularly seen on stages at Merlefest, the Eastern Music Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and concert venues throughout North Carolina and Virginia. She’s opened for Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett, the Avett Brothers, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jim Lauderdale and Chuck Prophet. Hear Martha at Cartucci’s Grapevine Friday night ($5 cover), at 209 S. Main St. 704-870-2574. See www.cartuccisgrapevine.com for details.
‘Magic Tree House’ youth audition workshop
The PPT youth workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $40. Instructor Gwen Matthews will work on effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth musical “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark.” There are only 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Youth auditions
Youth auditions for PPT’s musical “Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark” will be held Sept. 22 and 23 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Norvell Theater. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up.
‘Les Misérables’ tickets
Tickets are on sale now for Piedmont Players and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Misérables.’ Show dates are Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Keppel Auditorium. Tickets are $10 to $35 at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
Youth Theatre Academy
PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy for students grades 4-12 will be held at the Norvell Theater on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 16. Instructors are Alex Reynolds and Bristol Glass. To sign up call 704-633-5471.
For more information on all of these events visit PiedmontPlayers.com
The Harlem Wizards will be entertaining and playing area teachers, principals and alumni from several of the schools in the county. This combined team will be called the Rowan ALL-STARS.
Game day is Sunday, Sept. 21 at the North Rowan Gym at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at Hanford Dole Elementary, NR Elementary, NR Middle, NR High and online at www.harlemwizards.com.
Student tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
There are a limited number of Courtside Plus tickets for $30 that include meet and greet with the Wizards, team poster for autographs and a meal voucher for one free meal at the NR Booster Club concession stand.
This basketball event is a fundraiser that will support the FCA club members monthly meeting expenses, camps, scholarships and future activities.
“Spaces Within” showcases clay, wood, and bronze sculptures by international artist Maria Michaelson, and a selection of glass artwork from the collection of Sonia and Isaac Luski, on loan from Foundation For The Carolinas. The event is Sept. 18 with an informal gallery talk followed by the opening reception. See the People section in this Sunday’s Salisbury Post for more information or visit www.waterworks.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is located at 123 E. Liberty St.
Make reservations today for Crosby Scholars’ BBQ, Bands & Boots fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. in the F&M Trolley Barn, and help support the mission of preparing Rowan County students for successful college admission.
Ticket prices are $40/person or $75/couple and include slow-smoked pork and chicken, sides and desserts from Jim N’ Nicks Community Bar-B-Q plus beer, wine, and a bourbon station.
Featured band Mipso will bring their blend of bluegrass, fused with elements of soul, folk, and rock and roll. Guests will also enjoy the creative harmonies of Life Size, a pop/rock band made up of Catawba College students.
Guests may show off their favorite boots (optional), and there will also be a few surprises in store.
Proceeds will be used to create the Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant program. Find program and reservations details at crosbyscholarsrowan.org or mail a check to Crosby Scholars, 225 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s personal enrichment program is offering a three-week introduction to meditation class beginning tonight at RCCC North Campus, Bldg. 400 and running for three Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $30. Sign up at www.rccc.edu/enrichment, or 704-216-7222, or at the first class.
No experience is necessary. To register first night of class, come early. To reach Bldg. 400 from entrance to campus, go left just past Cheerwine trucks into back side of main parking lot, then left at security garage and into Bldg. 400 parking lot. Room 4124 is at the back on first floor.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery presents an exhibit of original paintings by its newest member, Keyth Kahrs. The artist’s opening reception is tomorrow evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Rail Walk Studios and Gallery located at 409-413 N. Lee St.
Kahrs, a transplant from Paducah Ky., moved to Salisbury along with his wife, Elaine Spalding, in November of 2013.
Already Kahrs has received local awards and recognition, including the Juror’s Choice Award in the Mooresville Artist Guild’s Winter Juried Art Exhibition; second place in the Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show at the Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle; and first place in the acrylic category of paintings at the 2014 Carolina Artists Expo here in Salisbury.
At the next Catawba College community forum, author Rose Senehi will speak about the four “stand alone” novels in her Blue Ridge Series. Senehi folds into her contemporary fiction, the local lore and history of the Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and the Green River Valley of Western North Carolina. Her plots also portray many of the actual heroic efforts of the area’s land conservancies to preserve the beauty, flora and fauna of the southern Blue Ridge.
This, the first Catawba community forum of the 2014-15 season, is Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall.
Nationally recognized children’s songwriter, touring and recording artist Timmy Abell takes the stage at Rowan Public Library next Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Abell is best known for his entertaining family concerts and educational school programs, which are an interplay of music and storytelling. He features a collection of rare musical instruments including hammered dulcimer, English concertina, bowed psaltery, lap dulcimer, and penny whistle along with guitar and banjo. Timmy’s storytelling includes a variety of adventure stories, tall tales, fairy tales, and mountain Jack Tales that will delight an audience of all ages.
This free family storytelling concert is in the Stanback Auditorium. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7729 for more information.
Concord — For the entire month of September, the Gallery will be hosting a Renaissance clothing show with a display of authentic period clothing made by Ellen Hopkins, a highly decorated member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). This event is free and open to the public during regular Gallery hours.
There will be a reception and presentation by Hopkins on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to wear renaissance clothing for this reception. Come and learn about the properly dressed Renaissance woman. The Gallery is located at 11 Union St. Visit www.concorddowntown.com

Winston-Salem — Twin Cities Artisans is a new alliance of artisan looking for talented, regional artists designing and creating quality, hand-crafted art. The group will host five shows which are open only to juried members.
The event is Sept. 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at South Fork Community Center 4403 Country Club Road. The cost for jurying is $25 per category for which you wish to be juried. If accepted by the jury board, membership is $75. The jury application at www.twincityartisans.com
Questions should be emailed to Sheree Joyner, sjnnc100@aol.com
CHARLOTTE — Robin and Linda Williams will perform on Friday at the September Charlotte Folk Society Gathering concert series at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.
Admission is free. Visit www.folksociety.org for more details.
MOCKSVILLE — On Saturday the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival will features the Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band and Red June.
All proceeds will benefit Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center just outside Mocksville. Advance tickets and other details are available at www.cbcbluegrass.com
This is an alcohol-free and smoke-free event. There will be activities for kids. The festival will proceed rain or shine at 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville.
GALAX, Va. — Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Va. presents Rex McGee with Kripplekrunk on Saturday at 7 p.m. Opening for Kripple Krunk is the Dan River Girls from Winston-Salem. Tickets are $10 at the door. Other members of Kripplekrunk are: Nate Leath, John Garris, Bobby Martin, John Marler, Danny Knicely, and Dennis Lee. Cajon player Bobby Martin is from Salisbury and will be featuring his Bobby Martin Bluegrass Edition Cajon “Ancient Times” made by Bonham Cajons in Mooresville.
CONCORD — The Union Street Live! series wraps up next Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a performance by The Tams. The free concert takes place on Means Avenue next to the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse.
DENTON — The “Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” Dailey & Vincent, will host the second annual Dailey & Vincent Land Fest Sept. 18-20 at the Denton FarmPark.
The lineup features Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, the Darrell Webb Band, Primitive Quartet and the Renaissance Bluegrass Band. Gene Watson, Dailey and Vincent, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers and Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press, plus a special performance by Lou Reid, Jamie Dailey, Barry Scott and Terry Baucom. Cindy Baucom of “Knee-Deep in Bluegrass” is guest host for the weekend’s festivities.
Get tickets at www.daileyvincentfest.com
CHARLOTTE — Chrissie Hynde will perform live at Ovens Auditorium on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are $37.50-$73 plus fees.