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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

Phone: 704-267-9439
Come Tickle Our Ivories
Downtown Salisbury

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.

Phone: 704-637-7814
Kannapolis Intimidators vs. Asheville Tourists
Intimidators Stadium

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+).

Phone: 704-932-3267
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!

Phone: 704-216-8266
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.

Phone: 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!

Phone: 704-639-0911
Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Festival
Downtown Kannapolis

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 year’s Jiggy with the Piggy. Tuffy, is a judge and host on Destination America’s 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.

Phone: 704-920-4349
Tom Jones
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.

Phone: 704-633-5471
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.

Phone: 704-636-1882
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.

Phone: 704-798-3102
Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years
Rowan Museum

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.

Phone: 704-633-5946
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.

Phone: 704-636-2889
Salisbury Sculpture Show: Discover What's Inside
Downtown Salisbury

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. 

Phone: 704-638-5235


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