Roundabout: What’s Happening around here June 21-27

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

Night Life


DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — 9 p.m. • Machine Gun, June 23 • Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute), June 30 • 9 p.m. • The Dirty Doors (The Doors Tribute), July 7 •ABACAB The Music Of Genesis, July 14, 8 p.m.-midnight • 704-638-9647,

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St — 10:30 pm-1 am Friday: Janus 4-14 •$5 cover • Saturday: Salisbury Pride after-party. 704-762-9989,

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: The Gospel Keytones. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-9 pm Friday June 22: Open Mic Night with host Duke Wicker. Sign up begins at 6:30 • Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night: 7:30 pm until, Saturday June 23: Latin dance night. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP• 5:30-8 pm Sunday June 24: Ukulele songstress Aleta Johnson. • Monday: Patio Jammin’ 6:30-9 pm Join fellow musicians on the patio• 704-754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • TONIGHT 7:30-9:30 pm: Greg Adams • 8-10 pm Friday: Corey Leutjen, with a parking lot party • 8-10 pm Saturday: Brad Rattledge • 6-8 pm Sunday: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 7-9 pm Tuesday: Karaoke hosted by Richard Wagoner

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland —  6:30 pm Friday: Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band • 6:30 pm Saturday: June 23 NuHiWay • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store

TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — • 9 p.m. June 29: Tim Elliott . $10 cover • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.

Music & more


Starts tonight: 15th annual ‘Celebrate America’ with the Piedmont Choral Society — 7 pm Thursday June 21: Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord • 7 pm Friday, June 22: Pitts Baptist Church, 140 Pitts School Road, Concord • 3 pm Sunday, June 24: Living Water Church of God, 166 N Little Texas Road. See Facebook or

Back to the Future: Movie in Concert — 7:30 pm June 22: Experience the movie classic as Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs Alan Silvestri’s musical score live, in synch with the movie projected in HD. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Tickets $19-$99 at or 704-372-1000

Faith Fourth with the Rowan Big Band and the Moonglows — 3:30-4:30 pm Sunday July 1: As part of the Faith Fourth of July Celebration the Rowan Big Band will perform patriotic big band numbers along with guest vocalists Bill Bucher, Nikki Jones-Bailey and vocal harmony group The Moonglows, followed by the annual Faith Community Sing performance. Free. Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St, Faith.

Jake Owen’s ‘Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018’ — Aug 25: With special guests Chris Janson and Jordan Davis at Intimidators Stadium, Kannapolis. Tickets available at or 704-932-3267.

2018 NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony — 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18: 10th annual Induction Ceremony at the historic GEM Theater in Downtown Kannapolis, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Hall of Fame Museum. Five of seven inductees scheduled to perform: Calvin Richardson, John Tesh, Luther Barnes, The Hoppers, Dolph Ramseur who will bring to the stage David Childers. Also being inducted: Chris Daughtry, Blind Boy Fuller. See for ticket information.

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill at Ovens Auditorium — 7:30 pm Nov. 7: Tickets at, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets or Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $57-$125 plus service charges.

Swedish metal rock band Ghost at Ovens Auditorium — 8 pm Dec. 2. Tickets at, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets or Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $40-$75 plus service charges.

Derek Hough: Live! Tour at Ovens Auditorium — 8 pm April 5 2019: Tickets at, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets or Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $50-$85 plus service charges.



Final shows: St Thomas Players presents ‘Souvenir’ — 7:30 p.m. June 21-22-23: $15.

Lee Street Theatre presents “A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” — based on the true story of a tone-deaf socialite and her long-suffering accompanist. A laugh-out-loud comedy, a love song to the perseverance of the human spirit. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at or 704-310-5507.

PPT Youth Theater presents ‘High School Musical 2’ — Tickets go on sale July 2. Show dates July 12-14 and 18-21 plus July 15 matinee. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471,

The Fantastiks — 7:30 p.m. July 19-28: Age old tale of a boy, a girl, and a love blossoming out of a family feud. . Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Avenue Q’ — Tickets go on sale July 16. Show dates: July 26-28 and Aug 1-4 at 7:30 plus July 29 matinee. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471,

Wine & beer tastings


Salisbury Wine Shop
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22: New Wines and New Vintages from Scotto Family Cellars of Lodi California with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,

Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

This & That


Tonight: Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m.: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Summer Children’s Reading Hour at South Main Books — Noon every Saturday through July 28, a children’s book reading. New book and a new reader each week. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788,

The annual street dance in Faith — 7-10:30 pm June 23: Entertainment by Wayward Reason. Free event, open to all, lawn chairs recommended. Sponsored by Faith area merchants. For information call 704-279-7500.
art NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 pm June 23: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd, showing anime series called Campione. For ages 12 and up • Free, open to the public.

33rd Annual Firecracker Hamfest — 8 am-2 pm July 7: Ham radio, computer, electronic enthusiasts gathering. Outside flea market and inside vendor area. Ham radio license exams also offered. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Ave S. Info: see or email

July 4th Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm July 13: Ice Cream Social and late 4th of July dance. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Salisbury Ghost Walk —8 pm Friday-Saturday, June 22-23: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or

Pray Rowan — Saturday July 7, from 10–11 a.m. at South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove. A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer. Contact or 843-991-4142 or

Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April-October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes St. 704-638-3100.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Info: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

Suede & Chrome Cruise-In at THD — 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Aug. 4: Hot Rods, Harleys, classic cars and more. Free admission. Live music, beverages, food, merchandise vendors. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive,

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. Call for details. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379,



Jerry Seinfeld at Ovens Auditorium — 7 pm Aug. 18. Tickets on sale June 22 at, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets $50-$160 plus service charges.

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 8. or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.



7th annual Jonah King Helmet Drive — Saturday, June 23 noon-6 p.m. at Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road. Food Truck on site. Bring a chair. See or

Beer, Blues & BBQ benefits Bennet Place — 6-9 pm June 23: Music by Harvey Arnold. Featuring Al Myers’ famous BBQ. Proceeds support renovations/repairs to Bennett Place State Historic Site visitor center (Durham). Texas Roadhouse provides pass for one free appetizer for each ticket, even takeout. Early bird $25 until June 18, $30 DOS.

Cruise-In and fish fry — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 30: At Oak Grove Baptist Church. Sponsored by the Pastor’s Aide Circle. held at 1205 S. Main St., China Grove.

Port-a-Pit fundraiser — Friday June 29, 10 am until sold out. Plates $10-$12 include baked beans, slaw, roll. Drinks and dessert available. Held in the lot across from Dunkin Donuts and Walgreens on Jake Alexander Blvd. Delivery for orders of 5 or more. Benefits building fund for Outreach Christian Ministries.

English and Western Open Horse Show — Saturday, June 30: Gates open at 7:30; classes start at 9 am. Benefiting Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue, held at Ellis Equestrian Facility, 2056 East Ridge Road. Pee wee, youth, adult. 1st-6th place ribbons awarded in 37 classes. $10 per class or $50 for the day. Class list at or Facebook or 704-798-6641.

20th annual ACH Show-Off: Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 am-2: pm July 14: On the American Children’s Home campus in Lexington. $20 to register a vehicle. All proceeds benefit the children of American Children’s Home. See Facebook at American Children’s Home or Event Brite at or call 336-357-7126.



4th Annual Fire Truck Festival — June 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889

Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center celebrates Black History — 4 pm June 23: Theme: African-American Businesses: Then & Now. Speakers include Leslie Kesler, Lisa Brown, Stephen & Steve Shipp. Memorial tributes will be made to KAA-MaCC’s 2016 Legacy Hall of Fame Inductees George C. Knox, Milton L. Taylor, KAA-MaCC inaugural board member Ruth M. Curry. Children’s entertainment, Vendors Alley, refreshments at reception following the program. Enrichment Center of Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St., Kannapolis. Free, open to the public. Info: or 704-925-1314.

Salisbury PRIDE Festival — 11 am-5 pm June 23: Local artists, performers, vendors, more for the entire family. In the lot at the corner of E. Fisher St and S. Lee in Downtown Salisbury. Info at

Screening of classic circus documentary ‘Tearing Down the Tent’ — 3 pm Sunday June 24: Kannapolis’ Michael Knox traveled with the circus as a child.Screening , Q&A, circus stories, followed by Tripp the Clown and Cirq-U Circus University performances. At Kannapolis City Hall.

Southeast Thresher’s Queen Pageant — June 30 – July 4: 48th Annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion featuring Lawn & Garden Daze. A week of family-friendly fun and entertainment, Southeast Old Threshers Queen Pageant, Fireworks July 4th. Denton is about 25 miles from Salisbury, in Davidson County.

Faith 4th of July — 6-11 pm June 29-July 4: Six-day festival with amusement rides,entertainment, food. On 4th of July: mile long parade at 10 am. Festivities in the park after the parade, singing of the National Anthem, introduction of dignitaries, crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran, food booths and rides. Faith Idol Finals begin 7 pm, bands at 8 pm. Ole timey games at ballpark along with other activities. Fireworks at 10:30. See for entertainment schedule and ride specials. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St, 704-640-2326. Free admission.

Hot dog dinner plus John Rainey’s guitar pickers — 5:30pm June 30: Hot Dog and hamburger dinner in the fellowship building at Rockwell UMC. Hosted by The Golden Rule and Pete Livengood Sunday School Class. Free meal; donations go to church budget. Also silent auction on handcrafted items by Robert File.

Mocksville Independence Day Celebration — 6-10 pm June 30: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza, Rich Park and Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex. Vendors, kid’s activities, fireworks, Jim Quick and Coastline. Music 6-8:15 p.m. Free admission. Rain date July 1 (fireworks only). The fireworks extravaganza will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. For up-to-date information visit

2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake.

2018 NC Watermelon Festival — Aug. 1-4: 33rd annual North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Historic Murfreesboro. Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, fireworks, rides, games. Music • Aug 1 – Jim Quick and Coastline • Aug 2 – Mikele Buck • Aug 3 – The Janitors • Aug 4 – Pizazz • Info 252-398-7695 or

NC Transportation’s First Ever Beer Festival — 5-9 pm Aug. 11: Family-friendly festival features outdoor games, music, food trucks, five local breweries. No admission charge. Train Rides at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. (ticket required). See

Third Annual Blankets and Bluegrass at the Hall House —6-8 pm Aug.19: Featuring One Fret Over, Destination Bluegrass. Rustic Roots Food Truck will be on site or bring your own picnic. RSVP at

North Carolina Folk Festival Downtown Greensboro — Sept. 7-9 Grammy winner and North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens will help launch the 2018 North Carolina Folk Festival as both guest curator and performer. Additional artists will be added. Admission to the three-day Festival weekend is free.

Annual Biker Blues & BBQ (a Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event) — Sept. 14-15: One of Salisbury/Rowan County’s largest events with free admission. Food and merchandise vendors, Deejay Fast Freddie, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Soldier Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Friday Sept. 14 free entertainment. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044.

19th Annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival — Oct. 20: Downtown Salisbury in the Salisbury Post parking lot, the future bell tower park. Details TBA. Visit or email Eleanor at



Fourth annual History on Tap — 6-8 pm fourth Thursdays of June, July, August: An evening of history and hops with New Sarum and Historic Salisbury Foundation • June 28: O.O.Rufty General Store • July 26: Old Firehouse on S. Lee St. • Aug 23: The McCanless-Busby-Thompson House • Register early at

Salute the Troops: Military Through The Ages — June 30-July 1: Together, military equipment and living history reenactors from throughout US history, honoring the sacrifices of our soldiers, while highlighting the tools they used in battlefields across time. North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. 704- 636-2889,

Colonial Militia Training at Fort Dobbs — June 30-July 1: Able-bodied men ages 16-60 were required by NC law to serve in the colony’s militia in the 1750s. Statesville’s Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will feature living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster June 30-July 1, with scheduled musket firing demonstrations, demonstrations of cooking, military camp life. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 704-873-5882 or

Events at The YMCA


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — Events listed are free and open to the public. 704-636-0111, or
• Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 am. Chaplain Tom Teichroew,
• July 19: Charlotte Motor Speedway trip, lunch at the clubhouse • Aug 24 : Charlotte Women’s Show • Sept 13 : Linville Caverns/Linville Falls

RPL programs

Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. See
Movie at South branch — June 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. 920 Kimball Road, China Grove
Movie at East branch — July 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 110 Broad Street, Rockwell v
Movie at headquarters — July 3, 5:30-9 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 201 W Fisher St.
Movie at South branch — July. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Frozen (Sing-Along Edition), 920 Kimball Road, China Grove



Paint Like Pollock at CFA — 3-5 pm June 28: Group will work on one large painting to be hung in CFA Library Gallery. Also make one small painting or a T-shirt to take home. Materials provided except T-shirts. Adults must stay and accompany children. $10 per child. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Register at

Christmas in July — 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays, July 10-31 • July 10 Petal Balls • July 17 Weaving German Paper Stars • July 24 Fabric German Bells • July 31 Up-cycled Greeting Cards • Classes $12 each or $40 for all four. Instructor Brenda Zimmerman. Materials provided; additional supplies available for purchase. Register by email:

Guitar Classes at R-H — 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $40 plus $10 workbook fee. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279 for class times, info, signup. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.

Beginner line dancing — 1-2 pm Thursdays: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per lesson taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Pre-register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714

Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Free Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversational setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Intro to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Speakers & forums


S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St

Home & Garden


Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St.

Lexington Farmers Market — 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St ,

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.



Summer Movies in City Park — 9 pm Fridays • June 22 Leap! • July 6 The Emoji Movie • July 20 The Little Mermaid • Aug. 3 COCO: City Park, 316 Lake Drive. Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department hosts summer movie screenings on a 25 foot inflatable screen. Full concession stand. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free. Info: or 704-638-5294.



‘Through the Lens’ photographic art show — Art on exhibit at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.

Fine Frame Gallery — One night only 6-8 pm Thursday June 21: The Dog and Pony Show. Third annual event. The latest sculptures by the class of Leslie Hudson • Kicking off the Downtown Gallery Gallop: Mind Aerobics Show ”Art In the window,” 5-9 pm Friday June 22: Exhibiting the works of the students of Robert Toth. Light refreshments. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St.,

Gallery Gallop Artist Showcase — 5-9 p.m. June 22: Downtown Salisbury.

Dare To Imagine — Through Aug. 31: Summer solo exhibition by Victoria Lizett Amaro Zavala, 2018 Dare to Imagine student artist winner. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882

Carolina Artists Guild — 6:30 p.m. June 21: Michael Hutchens demonstrates pouring resin on finished art; discussion on protective coatings and crafts. Visitors welcome. Rufty Holmes Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Visitors welcome.



New Zion Baptist Church Senior Group Trip — July 27-28: Overnight trip to one-of-a-kind Biblical history museum in LaGrange, Ga. For seniors age 55 and up. For more info call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.

Community Travelers football trip — Nov 7-9: Two-night trip to the Thursday night Pittsburgh Steelers/Carolina Panthers game. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-431-3974 for details. or Cathy Alexander 704-433-5609.

See Chihuly exhibit at Biltmore — Aug 10-11: Trip with the Randolph Arts Guild; leave from Asheboro. First NC garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works. $138 includes transportation and ticket to the exhibit. Call 336-629-0399 ext 22 or visit

Call for dragon boaters


2018 Dragon Boat Festival — July 28: Fifth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival. Local companies, community groups and associations invited to form teams for an exciting day of racing on High Rock Lake.

Call for vendors


CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Vendor applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at Mail to Chickweed Inc. 910 N. Main St, Salisbury NC. Info: 704-577-9965

Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays 4-7 p.m. May-September: Inviting farmers, crafters, bakers who offer fresh local produce, cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, etc. Contact or 704-920-4326.

Auditions/call for performers

Carolina Renaissance Festival — 8:30 am-noon Saturdays, June 23 and June 30: Open auditions at the Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Actors, entertainers, musicians, performers, colorful personalities of all types. New this year: Seeking actors to portray Vikings and Barbarians. Festival dates Sept 29-Nov 18. Register at

Faith Idol competition 2018 — New ways to participate: all categories may compete as individuals, duos, small groups (no full bands). Three age categories: 12 and under; 13-18; 19 and above. Cash prizes. Entry form at

Lee Street theatre to present ‘Steel Magnolias’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. July 1-2: Performances dates Aug 23-26 and Aug 30-Sept 2. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507,

‘Calendar girls” at The Little Theatre of W-S — 7 p.m. July 25-26: Arts Council Theatre/Harvest Bible Chapel, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Auditions consist of reading from sides in different groupings. Performance dates Sept 21-23 and 27-30 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Find character descriptions at

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail

Call for artists/ artisans


CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Applications for July 21 event due June 30. $40 per 10×10 space. Download application at Mail to Chickweed Inc. 910 N. Main St, Salisbury NC. Info: 704-577-9965.

Rowan Arts & Ag — Be an exhibitor of handcrafted art or handmade items at Rowan Arts & Ag events in 2018 showcasing local farms and artisans. Sign up at

2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Showdate Sept 20: Most disciplines accepted; art must be in good taste. No charge to participate. Apply to Barbara at or Connie at or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug 15.

Create the Connection, a Concord Community Innovation Day — Accepting entries for 3rd Annual Create the Connection event. Creative artists, inventors and community members invited to develop design concepts to activate the sidewalks of Downtown Concord to be placed along Union Street for a one-day viewing by the public Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The top design, as selected by the public, wins $500. Submit a sketch by Sept. 8. For info visit the event page or email

Call for Sculpture Artists — Sept 8: 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration, Lenoir. Broyhill Park, 945 Lakewood Drive. $50-80 to enter; discounts for early registration. One-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. 828-754-2486 or or

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Crafts — Downtown Hickory’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest is Oct 12-14. Deadline Aug 1. Guidelines at or email

Call for volunteers


CHICKWEED – Celebrating Indestructible Women — Applications for volunteers for July 21 event due June 30. Needed: ticket-takers, t-shirt sales, wrist-band checkers, stage hands, hospitality, more. Download application at Email to Info: 704-577-9965

Volunteer registration for 2018 NC Folk Festival —Sept 7-9: Sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at Average volunteer shifts are three hours. In Greensboro. Festival info at

Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.

Staff the CFA art gallery — Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 704-647-0999 or email

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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