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WESTGLOW EVENTS

November 2008

Nov 27
Thanksgiving Dinner
Location: Westglow Resort & Spa
12:30 until 7:30 pm


December 2008

Dec 31
New Year's Eve Dinner
Location: Westglow Resort & Spa


March 2013

Mar 31  -  Mar 31
Easter Brunch
Location: Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Come Celebrate Easter with Us!!
Easter is a time for rebirth and renewal. A time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. All the more reason to begin a new tradition by joining us at Rowland's.

Make our House your Home for this holiday celebration


July 2013

Jul 4  -  Jul 4
JULY FOURTH EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING BEN VEREEN
Location: Westglow Resort & Spa
5:30PM Dinner 7:30PM Show 9:00PM Fireworks

Gourmet buffet dinner by Rowland's, Show, Cash bar, and a spectacular Firework Show on the Manor Lawn. Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances from Broadway to the big screen transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy.

To purchase tickets call (828) 295-5146
$125 per person


LOCAL EVENTS

October 2008

Oct 3  -  Nov 1
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train
Location: Tweetsie Railroad

Safe, scary and fun for the whole family! Friday and Saturday nights only -- advance ticket recommended.


Oct 25
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock


November 2008

Nov 8
An Evening With Lily Tomlin
Location: Barter Theatre
8 - 10 pm

Lily Tomlin will present a one-person show on Barter’s Main Stage. Join this award winning actress and comedienne for a hilarious journey meeting characters we have come to know and love over the years. All proceeds support Barter Theatre’s Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence.


Nov 9
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm

"Triple Play" is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Joel Brown and Chris Brubeck. Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz, funk and classical music they perform.


Nov 15
Surefire Bluegrass Band
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm

Winners of the first Hayes Bluegrass competition here at the Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center the Surefire Bluegrass will perform their own concert at the Hayes Center.


Nov 21
Steve & Ruth Smith - "An Appalachian Winter"
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm

Two of North Carolina High Country finest musicians, Steve and Ruth Smith play a unique blend of Celtic inspired Appalachian music. Enjoy an evening with this dynamic duo celebrating the release of their new CD “An Appalachian Winter”.


Nov 22
The Eric Mintel Quartet
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm

Spend an evening with this talented jazz quartet. Led by pianist and composer Eric Mintel, they connect with audiences throughout the country and throughout the world with their unique style of jazz and original compositions.


Nov 28
Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town
Location: Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock

Join Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation for a festive kick-off of the Christmas season. Free hot chocolate and hot cider will be available to add warmth to this charming event. Also included is caroling in the park and the official lighting of the Village of Blowing Rock.


Nov 28  -  Nov 29
Chetola Resort's Festival of Lights
Location: Chetola Resort grounds

Take a magical ride through a wonderland of holiday lights. There will be horse and carriage rides around Chetola Lake with Santa in The Manor House, and over 50,000 illuminations.


Nov 29
Blowing Rock Christmas Parade
Location: Main St. in Blowing Rock
2 PM


Nov 29
Blowing Rock Christmas Parade
Location: Main St. in Blowing Rock
2 PM

Relive the memories holidays past and join the Village of Blowing Rock for their annual Christmas parade.


December 2008

Dec 5  -  Dec 14
A High Country Christmas Carol
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center

Charles Dickens’ classic tale is given a home-cooked twist by local playwright Bob Inman. Presented by the Blowing Rock Stage Company.


Dec 7
Valle Crucis Fireside Tour
Location: Valle Crucis
1 - 6 pm

The historic community of Valle Crucis invites you to warm up by their firesides on Sunday, December 7th, 2008 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. This tour meanders along country lanes to gift shops, galleries, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, cabins, and churches where hosts will provide you with refreshments and hospitality throughout the afternoon.


Dec 7
Glenn Bolick
Location: Mariam & Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm

A descendant of some of the first Appalachian pioneers, local musician and renowned master potter Glenn Bolick spins old-time bluegrass on guitar and banjo. Bolick preserves the art of his people through music, stories and homespun jokes.


Dec 13
Mountainhome Music
Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Boone NC
8 pm

An Appalachian Christmas: Steve Lewis & Scott Freeman & others. Come celebrate the holidays and the music of the Appalachian Mountains with a variety of artists.


January 2009

Jan 22  -  Jan 25
Blowing Rock Winterfest
Location: Various locations in the Village of Blowing Rock

Wash away the doldrums of mid-Winter with a plunge into the icy waters of Chetola Lake. The Polar Plunge is one of the many events that the Village of Blowing Rock will celebrate the fun side of winter. Other events include the Chili Cook-off, the Winterfest Blues Festival, an ice carving contest and hayrides.


June 2009

Jun 27  -  Jun 27
LEAHY
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus


July 2009

Jul 2  -  Jul 2
An Evening with Melissa Manchester
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus


Jul 4  -  Jul 4
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Location: WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA

Music by Sophie B Hawkins
Call #800-562-0807 for tickets.


Jul 11  -  Jul 11
Buckwheat Zydeco
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus

Call #800-841-ARTS for tickets.


Jul 17  -  Jul 17
An Evening with Paula Poundstone
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus

Call #800-841-ARTS for tickets.


Jul 18  -  Jul 18
Mike Cross in Concert
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus

Call #800-841-ARTS for tickets.


Jul 23  -  Jul 23
An Evening with Joan Baez
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University Campus

Call #800-841-ARTS for tickets. 


Jul 25  -  Jul 25
Kenny Loggins
Location: Holmes Center

Call #800-841-ARTS for tickets. 


August 2009

Aug 22  -  Aug 22
Marvin Hamlisch In Concert
Location: Hayes Auditorium, Lees-McRae College
7:30pm

A  Fundraiser for the building of the new Temple of the High Country

Premium Seating $144
Champagne & dessert reception with Marvin Hamlisch following performance

Center Orchestra $54

Reserved Seating $36 / Students $18


November 2009

Nov 27  -  Nov 27
Rowland's Thanksgiving Buffet
Location: Westglow Resort and Spa
3:00 PM until 8:00PM

$49.95 per person

Our talented culiary staff have created a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all the holiday trimmings for you to enjoy with family and friends.


December 2009

Dec 31  -  Dec 31
New Year's Eve
Location: Rowland's

Join us New Year's Eve for an evening of dining and celebration at Rowland's.  Enjoy our sumptous new winter menu, festive party favors, songs on the grand piano and a champagne toast at midnight to welcome 2010.


January 2010

Jan 22  -  Jan 22
N.Y. Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Pirates of Penzance
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8 PM

This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production is your chance to get carried away by pirates.  This exuberant musical theater masterpiece is performed in its original format.  The rich sounds of full orchestra, chorus and legitimate vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company's vibrancy, energy and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience.  The Pirates of Penzance will steal your heart away!


Jan 28  -  Jan 31
WINTERFEST
Location: Blowing Rock

Join us in the quaint mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina for the 12th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest!

Ice Carving
WinterFeast
Wine Tasing
Wine Auction
WinterGrass Concert
Bonfires
Downtown Hayrides

 


February 2010

Feb 20  -  Feb 20
An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00 PM

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an everwidening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video.  Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys; a Tony for her one woman Broadway show Appearing  Nitely; a second Tony as Best Actress, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a CableAce Award for Executive Producing the film adaptation of The Search; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording as well as nominations for her subsequent albums Modern Scream, And That's the truth and On Stage and two Peabody Awards - the first for the ABC television special, Edith Ann's Christmas:Just Say Noel and the second for narrating and executive producing the HBO film, The Celluloid Closet


March 2010

Mar 16  -  Mar 16
"Fire on the Rock" Chef Challenge
Location: Crippens in Blowing Rock
6:30pm

Jason Jarrell, Executive Chef at Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow is one of 20 High Country chefs competing at the fifth annual "Fire on the Rock Chef Challenge.

Rowland's will go head to head against Twenty-one and Main on March 16th. Diners judge a six-course blind menu for only $39.00 plus tax, tip and beverage.  The chefs must incorporate a mystery ingredient and YOU, the dining public, decide who goes on and who goes home.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend and cheer Jason to victory!

The last four chefs standing will compete live on stage at the Hayes Performing Arts Center April 17th and 18th!

 


April 2010

Apr 17  -  Apr 17
"Fire on the Rock" Chef Challenge
Location: Hayes Performing Arts Center
4:00pm

"FIRE ON THE ROCK" LIVE ON STAGE at the Hayes Performing Arts Center

Chef Jason Jarrel, Executive Chef at Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow moves into the Semi-Finals where he will battle Sorrento's Bistro during the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival.


July 2010

Jul 1  -  Jul 1
Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff: "Songs of a Generation"
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8PM


Jul 4  -  Jul 4
Annual July 4th Extravaganza!
Location: Westglow Resort and Spa
Dinner 5:30 Show 7:30 Fireworks 9:00

Westglow Resort & Spa July 4th Extravaganza!
Featuring  multi award winning songwriter CHRISTNE LAVIN

Gourmet Buffet Dinner from Rowland's
Dancing, Patriotic Party Favors
Spectacular Fireworks show on the Manor House Lawn
$125 per person
cash bar

Call 828-295-5146 for tickets.


Jul 9  -  Jul 9
Amy Sedaris
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8PM


Jul 10  -  Jul 10
The Golden Acrobats
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8 PM


Jul 17  -  Jul 17
Patti LuPone
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8PM


Jul 22  -  Jul 22
John Pizzarelli and Swing 7
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8PM


Jul 24  -  Jul 24
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Festival Celebration Concert
Location: Holmes Convocation Center
7:30PM


Jul 29  -  Jul 29
Jazz Beneath the Stars - Todd Wright Jazz Orchestra
Location: Westglow Resort and Spa
6-9PM

Imagine the soft sounds of jazz music under a star-filled mountain sky. Dinner by the masterful chefs at Rowland's restaurant and exquisite entertainment by the Todd Wright Jazz Orchestra.

Festival Fundraising Event: $150 includes valetparking, dinner at Rowland's Restaurant and the evenings performance.


Jul 30  -  Jul 30
Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8PM


October 2010

Oct 1  -  Oct 31
Tweetsie Ghost Train Halloween Festival
Location: Tweetsie Railroad
Weekends Only

Safe, scary and fun for the whole family! Friday and Saturday nights only -- advance ticket recommended.

Gates open at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday Evenings and close at 11:30pm. Ride the Ghost Train, Visit the Haunted House, the Freaky Forest, the Black Hole, the 3D Maze, the Creepy Carnival Amusement Park Rides. It’s the region’s most ghoulish Halloween Festival.


Oct 2  -  Oct 2
Art in the Park
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock, NC


Oct 30  -  Oct 30
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock, NC

3:00pm - 8:00pm Air Walks in Memorial Park
3:00pm - 5:30pm Games and a Fun House in the Recreation Center for the Kids!
4:00pm - 8:00pm Hay Rides through Blowing Rock with Tom
5:30pm Line up for Monster March at the American Legion
5:45pm Monster March Parade
6:00pm - Until Trick or Treat Downtown Blowing Rock
6:30pm - 9:00pm Bonfire in the Park
7:00pm Constume Contest at Recreation Center (signup by 6:45)
 


November 2010

Nov 25  -  Nov 25
Happy Thanksgiving Dinner
Location: Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa
1:00PM - 7:00PM

The mountains are beautiful in November and there's a chill in the air making the warmth of our fireplaces all the more inviting.

After a record number of votes, Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa has won a 2010 SpaFinder Readers' Choice award for Best in Cuisine. Join us for a fantastic Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings.

$49.95 per person


December 2010

Dec 31  -  Dec 31
New Year's eve
Location: Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa
5:30PM to 10:00PM

Join us new Year's Eve for an evening of dining and celebration at Rowland's. enjoy our sumptuous new winter menu, festive party favors, songs on the grand piano and a champagne toast at midnight to welcome 2011.


July 2011

Jul 2  -  Jul 2
African Children's Choir
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00PM


Jul 4  -  Jul 4
July 4th Extravaganza Featuring Betty
Location: Westglow Resort & Spa
Dinner 5:30PM - Show 7:30PM - Fireworks 9:00PM

Fourth of July Dinner & a Show on the Lawn with a Grand Fireworks Display.

Music by BETTY, a critically acclaimed and internationally recognized pop rock band, blending cello and a cappella harmonies with rocking guitars and a solid rhythm section. They will be performing an eclectic blend of pop party music with a special patriotic wist. 

Call 828.295.5146 for reservations.


Jul 8  -  Jul 8
Our Broadway with Ben Vereen & Chita Rivera
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00PM


Jul 15  -  Jul 15
k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00PM


Jul 29  -  Jul 29
Mountain Heart with Tony Rice
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00 PM


Jul 30  -  Jul 30
The Manhattan Transfer
Location: Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University
8:00PM


August 2011

Aug 27  -  Aug 27
AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN!
Location: Farthing Auditorium
8:00 pm

 Benefit Concert for the Temple of the High Country & ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Peace Studies

* Front and Center Tickets with Champagne Meet and Greet Reception with Michael Feinstein after the show - $150
* Premier Seating - $100
* Patron Seating - $50
* Student Seating - $20
 
Tickets are on sale now!

April 2012

Apr 8  -  Apr 8
Easter Brunch
Location: Rowland's Restaurant
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Easter Brunch

Join Westglow Resort & Spa for a favorite holiday tradition. Food alone is a reason to book a table for Easter Brunch at Rowland's. For the holiday, Rowland's is pulling out all the stops for a festive celebration.

Executive Chef Nate Curtis will offer several special items including Monte Cristo; Braised Leg of lamb with Poached Egg, Truffle Baguette, and Saffron Yogurt. For something sweet, French Toast with Orange Ameretto Ice Cream or Cornbread Waffle, Benton's Bacon, Smoked Red Onion Jam, and Jack Daniels Maple Syrup.

 
 

July 2012

Jul 4  -  Jul 4
JULY FOURTH EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING NELLIE MCKAY
Location: Westglow Resort & Spa
Dinner: 5:30pm / Show: 7:30pm / Fireworks: 9:00pm

Gourmet Buffet Dinner by Rowlands, Show, Dancing, Cash bar and an unparalleled fireworks show on the Manor House lawn.

Tickets: $100 per person

Actress, singer and songwriter, Nellie McKay has stolen the hearts of many with her portrayal of Poly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Three Penny Opera which won her a Theater World Award. She has appeared in films such as PS I Love You and wrote original music for the film, Rumor Has It. Her music has been featured on popular TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Weeds and her latest project I Want to Live!, has The New York Times saying she has virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian.


June 2013

Jun 5  -  Oct 16
ROWLAND'S WINE TASTINGS
Location: Rowland's at Westglow Resort & Spa
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us every Wednesday at the Library Bar for a complimentary public tasting of fine boutique wines and hors d'oeuvres. No reservations required.

Follow "Friends of Westglow Resort & Spa" on Facebook to keep up to date on what wines and winemakers we'll be featuring each week!

 


July 2013

Jul 18  -  Jul 18
Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8 pm

Tony-Award Winning Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel has a diverse career on the stage and in film, television and music.  For one night only, she performs a diverse repertoire of classic pop, musical theater favorites, including hits from Wicked and Rent, as well as songs from her album Live: Barefood at the Symphony. 


Jul 20  -  Jul 20
Boz Scaggs
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8 pm

One of the most distinctive voices in popular music, Boz Scaggs' explorations in blues and R&B, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career and paved the way for the success of his latest album, Memphis.


Jul 27  -  Jul 27
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8 pm

Singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. His latest record, Release Me, mixes a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences. 


August 2013

Aug 1  -  Aug 1
An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin with Special Guest Suzanne Vega
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8 pm

Acclaimed singer/songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. These two iconic musicians will be joined by legendary folk-singer Suzanne Vega for a special one-night only appearance.