Get ready for the grooviest music festival around!The Mountain Song Festival is just around the corner. The festival will be held September 7 -8 at the world renown Brevard Music Center, and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.
Described as a fantastic combo of “folk, fiddle, and fun,” this year’s line up features local favorite Shannon Whitworth, and bluegrass greats like the Del McCoury Band and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Check out the full schedule of events at the event website.
Need something different to do this weekend? Not just the same ole thing? Maybe a little music but nothing too serious? Look no further than the IGUDESMAN & JOO: BIG Nightmare Music performance Saturday at Brevard Music Center.
Not only is it a brilliant musical performance but it’s accompanied by delightful humor that will surely have you laughing out loud – no matter what your age! These two classically trained musicians who met at Yehudi Menuhin School, in England have created an exciting combination of classical music, comedy and pop culture that have been entertaining audiences around the world. Igudesman and Joo create a lively and engaging experience you will not likely forget.
Tickets are available at the Brevard Music Center Box Office or on their website, Brevard Music Center – Igudesman & Joo: Big Nightmare Music
Here’s a link if you want to include this with the post – these guys are great!
For all you mountain-bike enthusiasts – Brevard has just opened the new Bracken Mountain trail!
Ribbon-cutting was held July 27 to officially open the the 7.1 miles of new trails. Bracken Mountain trail is located next to the Brevard Music Center off of Pinnacle Road, just a hop, skip and wheelie ride from downtown. It is sure to give you a thrill and maybe even a bit of air! The shorter loops are perfect for a quick ride, however when you need a day of biking, the longer trails will give you a bigger challenge, not only on Bracken Mountain but even on up to the Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest. That’s right, the trails on Bracken Mountain lead directly to the forest for even more biking/hiking/walking/stumbling adventure!
The 400-acre tract called Bracken Mountain was purchased in the early 1900’s by the city of Brevard for their water supply. The city of Brevard chose to preserve the land for public recreational activities and early 2012 brought volunteers to begin clearing the trail. Over 75 volunteers helped to create this playground on Bracken Mountain.
Locals are already enjoying the trail and saying great things about the experience. Check out http://brackenmountain.com or just get your fanny-pack out to Bracken Mountain to have your own adventure!
Break out your old cutoff jeans shorts for this 60-foot natural waterslide just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. Each minute 11,000 gallons of water pour over a huge, mostly smooth boulder and into a seven-foot plunge pool. If the ride doesn’t take your breath away, the water temperature will. The cool mountain stream that powers this Sliding Rock ride is only about 50 to 60 degrees in summer. Sliders of all ages shriek, grimace, and tiptoe through it but come back for more, even when long lines snake down the entire rock face. Lifeguards supervise in summer, and small kids can ride in an adult’s lap.
What’s Nearby: To see an authentic slice of Appalachia, check out Brevard, which was named one of America’s Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel magazine in 2010. The woods and waterfalls of DuPont State Recreational Forest were the film set for the arena in The Hunger Games.
A fun and challenging mountain bike ride through the scenic trails of DuPont State Forest. Funds raised go to Pisgah Area SORBA to help build and maintain the area trails for use by mountain bikers.
Two courses available:
EPIC: 45-50 mile route- single track & access roads route covering all sections of the forest.
ADVANCED: 20-25 mile ride – primarily single track & some access roads with lots ups and downs.
LOCATION: Parking, registration, rider check in & the Start/finish area will be located at the Guion farmhouse in DuPont State Forest off of Sky Valley Road.
Each year, Brevard Music Center’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium is the site of a free concert that starts at 7:00 p.m. on a Sunday evening and does not finish until well after 10:00 p.m. It is the finals for the concerto competition. The four winners return two weeks later to perform at the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Concert. [CLICK TO READ MORE]
We all know about the fabulous performances at Brevard Music Center, but did you know there are FREE concerts to attend? Besides the amazing performances by the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and opera selections (like HMS Pinafore), Brevard Music Center also has a great selection of free concerts.
It’s that time again you daredevil cyclists. The annual stage race is September 17 – 22, 2012 this year and better than ever. The Sunset a proud sponsor again this year.
Todd Branham and team at Blue Ridge Adventures are readying the course and are ready for you – to register that is. Visit www.blueridgeadventures.com and don’t forget to make your motel reservations early before The Sunset books up. As a sponsor, we sell out fast so give us a ring to take advantage of our special Stage Race rates. We’ve got our bike wash and first aid kit ready!
Come catch the hometown spirit – Both our Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show will take place on Wednesday, July 4th! Start off with a bang early in the morning with the 5K/10K Firecracker Run, organized by the Brevard Rotary … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
We have been super busy here at The Sunset doing some “Retrovations”. Our rooms have been updated; some with brand new bathrooms, carpet, paint, – the works. Each room is decorated with vibrant colors and hip touches like retro tile … [CLICK TO READ MORE]