Embraced by the gentle slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the campus of Appalachian State University, Boone is a real downtown experience - a community with heart, focused on its economic, social, and environmental impact and dedicated to the enriching experiences of art, history, music, food, and shopping.
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The DBDA has put out a Call for Submissions for the 2016 - 2017 Public Art Exhibit in downtown Boone. The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2016. Click here to view past exhibit pieces. More info available at 828.268.6280.
Parking in downtown Boone is always free on Sundays, after 5:00 pm, and on Town of Boone observed holidays. Check out our parking page for more information.
Neighborhood Yoga and Kindly Kitchen, top floor of the Shoppes at Farmers on Depot St. - Come bathe in good vibes and music with Sean Johnson and the Wild Louts Band from New Orleans, LA. You won't want to miss this delightful evening of kirtan. His latest cd, UNITY, is a soul-cleansing listen, a beautiful sonic collage to get lost in. Kindly Kitchen will be offering free vegan and gluten free samples, 15% off all clothing and bags in the Lotus Garden and 10% off all 5, 10, and one month unlimited class cards purchased this Friday. Free class giveaways also! Music starts at 7:30. Save money with purchasing your tickets in advance, $15 and $12 for students. neighborhoodyoga.net and eatkindlyboone.com
Nth Degree Gallery on W. King St. - The Ocho, the Peel Literature and Arts Review publication party and exhibition. The Peel Literature & Arts Review works to cultivate creative expression at Appalachian State University by providing outlets for students to express themselves. thepeelreview.com
High Country Jewelry & Gifts on Howard St. - Features artists Nelson Aerials, Wendy Davis Ragan's Originals, Art Drop & More! Beer, wine, and snacks with a live DJ. Join us for refreshments and arts! highcountryjewlry.com
Jones House Cultural and Community Center - Appalachian State University Split Rail Records will be hosting the Album Release party for Arson Daily 7:00 - 8:30 pm featuring the Wild Blue and Dylan Pinkerton, and the Watauga County Education Foundation's Shooting Stars exhibit will have their reception 6:00 - 8:30 pm. joneshouse.org
Vidalia's Restaurant and Wine Bar on W. King St. - Will be featuring delicious small plates paired with specialty wines. Stop by before, during, or after First Friday to enjoy the atmosphere and fine foods Vidalia offers. vidaliaboone.com
The Town of Boone's Cultural Resources department will once again offer a Winter/Spring Indoor Concert Series. This is a great opportunity to see your favorite musicians in an intimate setting in the Jones House. Tickets are $20, shows start at 7:30 pm, and reservations are encouraged. Call 828.268.6280 or visit joneshouse.org for more information.
The next indoor concert will be on May 4 with Pat Donohue. Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue's devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Merle Travis, or Muddy Waters. After wrapping up almost twenty successful years as the guitarist and songwriter on "A Prairie Home Companion" on NPR, Pat now turns to full-time concert touring, presenting master guitar workshops, and attending prestigious music camps. Pat manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years, he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals, and humorous song parodies.