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The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop, 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

After 30 years of commitment to community, we’re re-opening our doors this summer completely renovated and re-invented and under new ownership and management! With dishes celebrating High Country cuisine, focusing on seasonality and locality, our menu can satisfy a multitude of appetites; whether it’s something fresh and clean, or a touch richer (check our website for seasonal menu). To accompany our southern regional fare, our beverage program is sure to keep your palate hydrated. Prohibition-style cocktails, craft beers and ciders, as well as wine on tap are just a few of the focuses in our new beverage program. Did we mention we have a 1000 sq.ft. bottle shop to take our beverages to go? Whether you make it in for one of our local music nights, a weekend wine tasting, or just to take in the corner of Main Street and your access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, we can’t wait to serve you up an authentic Appalachian experience at The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop!

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Skye Farm , 1510 Old Beech Mt Rd, Beech Mt, NC

Boone Bloom Festival TICKETS: $20 (+$3 paypal charge) in advance tickets $30 cash at the door $20 + 10 non-perishables at the door We are excited to bring you a diverse workshop line-up and musical acts from up and down the east coast! We can look forward to Poetry performances and workshop from Kat Dolan, Dance performances from Elora Dash, Audrie Emma Bruce, and more. Community Sing Bowl Sound Bath. Workshop with Thomas Cooper. Outdoor living skills and tipi with Brett Butler. Yoga, movement, breath and meditation classes.

Doug, Dee and Yvette Art, Poetry Mic+ Jasme Kelly & Rory Jagdeo

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Pittsboro Center for the Arts, 12 E Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Doug will Donate 100% of his sales to the Pittsboro. Dee comes down from Boone, and Yvette hails from Fuquay Varina, and the three mix the mystical with abstract and the spiritual when it comes to expressing human emotion in paint.

Also come participate in our open stage round robin. Take five minutes for your poems, essays, drama, song, dance, mime. Starts when people gather, all invited to join.

Salisbury St is the first light north of the circle. If you are coming South, Salisbury is on your left. But it is a one way street, so hang your left just after Elizabeth’s and turn to rights to find the theater/arts center in your left, Some parking in the alley.

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The Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701

$10 ($8 Members) On the Road Again….to the 34rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Come watch some of the best bands in the area compete to represent TBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The TBS Blues Challenge takes place Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2pm at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, NC. Tickets are $10 for non-TBS members, $8 for TBS members, and are available at the door. About the Challenge The TBS Blues Challenge is a local competition in two categories – solo/duo and band. Winners earn the right to travel to Memphis, TN to further compete in the 33rd International Blues Challenge (IBC), which is sponsored by The Blues Foundation (BF), consisting of winners from affiliate societies all over the world. More than half (at least 51%) of any performing group must be legal residents of North Carolina and members of the Triangle Blues Society as of September 1, 2017. Qualifying bands will be notified via email provided on application and announced at the TBS First Sunday Blues Jam, September 3, 2017 at the Blue Note Grill. For details, open and download the application form here: TBS sponsors the annual Blues Challenge and works with winners throughout the process to raise the money to support their travel to the IBC.


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Hatchet Coffee, 200 Den Mac Dr, Boone, NC 28607

Join us Saturday, September 9, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Legend of El Volcancito Dyno Comp! This one of our favorite competitions of the year! Organized by Hatchet Coffee and hosted here at Center 45. The competition will start at 5 pm and you won’t want to miss it! Last year’s competition was amazing and you can expect even crazier dynos this year. There will be a men's and women's categories. Booneshine Brewing Company, Inc. beer tasting, free Hatchet Coffee and great prizes. Proceeds go to La Escuelita De La Finca to buy school supplies. $10 to compete!