Sunday, February 5, 2012

ART AND CULTURE IN BURNSVILLE, NC - Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge - Riddle Fest 2012 - Near The Cove at Celo Mountain


CD cover:  To purchase CD see contact info below.

February brings one of our favorite events - Riddlefest! (February 18, 2012 in Town Center) - honoring local son, Lesley Riddle, who was the genius behind much of the Carter-Cash family musical fame. Our local Parkway Playhouse, the longest continuously running summer theater in North Carolina, staged the fabulous World-Premiere of Esley, based on this local legend.  An Amherst college professor is putting the story in book form and Carter-Cash family members attend the festival along with other dignitaries.  But my favorite part, my absolute favorite, is when local college students take the stage to show that this deep tradition of gospel and bluegrass music is alive and better than ever in America.  ETSU has the Bluegrass Pride Band that has traveled the world to much acclaim.  I am uploading one of their travel videos to Burnsville for this event (see above).  It does not do justice to the extreme talent of this very young group of musicians.  (They playfully banter through most of the video, but you get a little of their music at the end and a sneak preview of the App State Gospel Choir.) The ETSU ensemble is a must-see at a live performance.  Then, Appalachian State comes in with their renowned Gospel Choir that will rock Town Center - as well as your soul.
Tickets for the RiddleFest Concert are available from Traditional Voices Group by calling 828-682-9654 or through the Burnsville Town Center at 828-682-7209. There will also be afternoon seminars.

For something a little more sedate and back-to-nature and just minutes up the road from THE COVE AT CELO MOUNTAIN:  Feb. 11 - Valentine's Day Tea
Mountain Farm cordially invites you to "Cherish Your Friends"
Tickets: $5.00 per person
Seatings:2:00pm & 3:30pm
Menu: A sampling of our delicious herbal teas along with an assortment of yummy finger foods, featuring select recipes from our own Lavender Culinary Recipe Book.
Also available for purchase: Gourmet appetizers and limited specialty foods couples with tasty beverages of hot chocolate and hot apple spicy cider.
Please reserve your place as soon as possible as seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, February 8th

During the Tea- All store items will Be 10% off. We have Valentine's day gift baskets.

Contact: Mountain Farm Gift Shop
For more information:  
Riddlefest 2012
Lesley Riddle Short Bio
Our State Magazine February, 2012 Feature Article; Rediscovering Riddle
To order the CD, Riddle Me A Song (with our own Griffith Chapel Choir)
Mountain Farm   Valentine's Tea
While in town for these events, make your appointment to see the newly completed Cabin/Cottage at Celo, Foxwood, our 1-3 acre estate lots, the trout ponds,waterfalls, creeks, manicured hiking trails, 4 park areas and more at THE COVE AT CELO MOUNTAIN

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