Montgomery Store Bluegrass Jam
Historic Gold Hill
For more than twelve years, musicians from all over the region gather at the old 1840 general store in Gold Hill every Friday evening to swap tunes, compare instruments, and entertain those who love to listen to Traditional Bluegrass and Old Time music
Come Tickle Our Ivories
Come to Downtown Salisbury for the third annual grand unveiling of the Come Tickle Our Ivories Project by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra! Each piano has been designed by various high school art students in Rowan County. Enjoy piano music, local food, craft beer and shopping at Downtown restaurants and stores! The event is from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Kannapolis Intimidators vs. Asheville Tourists
The Kannapolis Intimidators will host the Asheville Tourists at 7:05 p.m. for a Cinco de Mayo Festival! The Intimidators are proud to celebrate the Reading All-Stars from Cabarrus County Schools.
Reserved tickets are $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (4-12) and seniors (55+). General admission tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (4-12) and seniors (55+).
14th Annual Scrabble Scramble
Trinity Oaks Retirement Center
If you love boardgames, be sure not to miss an exciting night of Scrabble Scramble from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Three rounds of the popular game will be played, and hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served between each round. The corporate sponsor price is $500, the team table price is $300, and the individual price is $30. Come out for a fun night!
When Doves Cry: a Tribute to Prince and the Purple Rain Album
New Sarum Brewing Company
Lee Street theatre, in partnership with Catawba College: Vernaculars, presents "When Doves Cry: a Tribute to Prince and the Purple Rain Album" featuring the talents of four former Prince band members and students of Catawba College's Music Department. The performance is May 5th and will open at 7:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show will be held at New Sarum Brewing Company in the parking lot. Wrist bands will be required for entry and distributed to ticket holders the night of the event. For more information, please call Lee Street theatre at 704.310.5507.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Morgan Ridge Vineyard
On Friday, May 5th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Morgan Ridge Vineyards with music from the ValHalla Band. There will be festive mariachi music during the breaks!
Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Festival
Celebrate summer and all things BBQ at the Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Festival in Downtown Kannapolis! On May 5 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. & May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Explore more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, enjoy live music, ride carnival rides and celebrate with fireworks! Don't miss the first ever children's Zucchini 600 race on Saturday! One of the top BBQ Pitmasters in the United States, George Tuffy Stone, will join the City of Kannapolis and Smithfield at this years Jiggy with the Piggy. Tuffy, is a judge and host on Destination Americas reality television show, BBQ Pitmasters. Make sure to come hungry because there will be plenty of wings and BBQ to go around all weekend! There will be People's Choice competitions for wings on Friday and pork on Saturday.
Line-up of Jiggy With The Piggy concerts:
May 5 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Darrell Harwood
May 5 from 8:15-10:00 p.m.: Little Texas followed by fireworks
May 6 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Community Children at the Gem Theatre.
May 6 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.: Gal Friday
May 6 from 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Coconut Groove Band
May 6 from 3:15-5:00 p.m.: Joe Lasher, Jr.
The Meroney Theater
Abandoned as a child, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart. In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Adapted from the classic novel by Henry Fielding, Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy that will have you in stitches. On May 4-6, 10-13 the show begins at 7:30 p.m. On May 7, the show begins at 2:30 p.m.
A Sense of Place
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Enjoy A Sense of Place, an exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. The exhibit features Harriet Hoover's Family Fruit, Ann Marie Kennedy's New Work and a selection of contempory Southern photography titled The Do Good Fund. The exhibit is free and open during 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, then 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Salisbury Ghost Walk Tour
Rowan County Administration Building
Join Boo for a fun-filled walk through Downtown Salisbury to try and catch a peek of a hiding ghoul. Don't forget your camera and flashlight! Tours are 90 minutes long and begin at 7 p.m.
Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years
Celebrate 100 years of Cheerwine while learning about the historic soda brand that started right here in Rowan County! The exhibit is open Friday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC
North Carolina Transportation Museum
"How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC" tells the story of the coming of the railroads after the Civil War and the impact they had on the life, economy, culture, folklore, music and landscape of the mountains. Using videos, narratives, historic photos and artifacts, visitors can view the history of rail in Western NC and learn about the high drama in construction, the dangers of building a railroad grade and the despair that came with the loss of so many lives on the railroad. The NC Transportation Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday.
Salisbury Sculpture Show: Discover What's Inside
The Annual Salisbury Sculpture Show features nineteen sculptures by talented artists. Sculptures may be seen around Downtown Salisbury and at three college campuses Catawba College, Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.