Events

events iconThere is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery's serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more!

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Earlier this year

Farmers Markets Opening Day

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Morganton's open-air farmers markets offer the best locally grown products in the area. By visiting the Market and supporting your local growers, you reduce your carbon footprint. Plenty of variety can be found right here at your own back door!

The Saturday Farmers Market opens April 29, 2017, and the Wednesday Mini-Market opens May 3rd.

Get the fulls story on the Farmers Markets here!

 

TGIF Concert Lineup

Friday, May 5, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017

Downtown Morganton's TGIF Free Friday night concert series runs from May through July! Bring your friends and family, a lawn chair or blanket and have a good time!

TGIF is Rain or Shine event.

TGIF + Cruise-In with Red Dirt Revelators

Friday, May 5th

Main Act: Red Dirt Revelators

Opening Band: Blind Justus

Red Dirt Revelators bring the blues this Friday, May 5th at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Blind Justus followed by headliners Red Dirt Revelators taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm. In addition to all the great music and food, come out to the first TGIF Cruise-In of the season. Cruise-Ins are brought to you by the Morganton Motor Club.

TGIF with Sweet Revenge

Friday, May 12th

Main Act: Sweet Revenge

Opening Band: Taylor Hensley

Sweet Revenge will have you rockin’ this Friday, May 12th at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Taylor Hensley followed by headliners Sweet Revenge taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm. 

TGIF with The Alligators

Friday, May 19th

Main Act: The Alligators

Opening Band: Jessie Rose

The Alligators will put on a fantastic show this Friday, May 19th at the weekly TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Jessie Rose followed by headliners The Alligators taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

TGIF + Family Night with The Roadrunnerz

Friday, May 26th

Main Act: The Roadrunnerz

Opening Band: Charlatan Basement Blues Revue

The Roadrunnerz are BACK performing this Friday, May 26th at the TGIF Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Concert, it’s Family Night! Fun rides and games brought to you by Brinkley Entertainment will be set up on Green Street between Meeting and Union. Rides will open at 5:00pm. Musical performances start at 7:00pm with Charlatan Basement Blues Revue followed by the Roadrunnerz performing from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

TGIF + Cruise-In with Virginia & the Slims

Friday, June 2nd

Main Act: Virginia and the Slims

Opening Band: Brooke Hartman

Virginia and the Slims will have you jumping and jiving this Friday, June 2nd at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Brooke Hartman followed by headliners Virginia and the Slims taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm. In addition to all the great music and food, come out to the first TGIF Cruise-In of the season. Cruise-Ins are brought to you by the Morganton Motor Club.

TGIF with Organic Daptones

Friday, June 9th

Main Act: Organic Daptones (funk)

Opening Band: Michael Hefner

Organic Daptones featuring Geoff Clapp, drummer extraordinaire, hits the stage this Friday, June 9th at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Michael Hefner followed by headliner Organic Daptones taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

State of Origin Craft Brew Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017

State of Origin is a boutique craft brew festival focusing on local breweries embracing North Carolina flora and fauna in the creation of craft beer. Every brewery must bring craft beer that was created using ingredients grown in North Carolina.

TGIF with Almost Vintage

Friday, June 16th

Main Act: Almost Vintage

Opening Band: Ray Shook Band

Almost Vintage will have you on your feet all night at the TGIF Concert this Friday, June 16th! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Ray Shook Band followed by headliners Almost Vintage taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

TGIF with Throwdown Jones

Friday, June 23rd

Main Act: Throwdown Jones

Opening Band: Matt Hogan

Throwdown Jones brings the hype this Friday, July 23rd at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Matt Hogan followed by headliners Throwdown Jones taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

Red, White and Bluegrass

Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4

In 2004, the annual 4th of July celebration by the City of Morganton's Recreation Department became the first annual Red White and Bluegrass Festival. Now celebrating its 14th year, the Red White and Bluegrass Festival spans four days full of entertainment and closes with a huge fireworks celebration. For ticket and other information about the festival, visit http://redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.org/

TGIF + Cruise-In with JJ Hipps and the Hideaway

Friday, July 7th

Main Act: JJ Hipps and the Hideaway

Opening Band: Alberta Hall

JJ Hipps and the Hideaway hit the TGIF Concert stage this Friday, July 7th! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Alberta Hall followed by headliners JJ Hipps and the Hideaway taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm. In addition to all the great music and food, come out to the first TGIF Cruise-In of the season. Cruise-Ins are brought to you by the Morganton Motor Club.

TGIF with Chris Cates and the Masterplan

Friday, July 14th

Main Act: Chris Cates and the Masterplan

Opening Band: Neil Saunders

Chris Cates and the Masterplan will bring down the house this Friday, July 14th at the TGIF Concert! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Neil Saunders followed by headliner Chris Cates and the Masterplan taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

TGIF with Bobby Darrin

Friday, July 21st

Main Act: Bobby Darrin

Opening Band: Fat Daddy Reed and the Family Band

Bobby Darrin hits the TGIF Concert stage this Friday, July 21st! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Fat Daddy Reed and the Family Band followed by headliner Bobby Darrin taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

TGIF with Outshyne

Friday, July 28th

Main Act: Outshyne

Opening Band: Cross Cut

Outshyne closes the TGIF Summer Concert Series this Friday, July 28th with country music that everyone will love! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this free performance on the Historic Courthouse lawn. Food and beverage vendors open at 6:00pm with a range of tasty treats and scrumptious specials. Music kicks off at 7:00pm with opening act, Cross Cut followed by headliner Outshyne taking the stage from 8:00 until 10:00pm.

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