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Mountain Home Music and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, in partnership with the Watauga Arts Council, present Junaluska Gospel Choir, FREE at Daniel Boone Native Gardens on Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m.

BOONE, NC – Mountain Home Music and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) are pleased to present the Junaluska Gospel Choir in concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, in partnership with the Watauga County Arts Council. The concerts in the garden will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with doors opening at 3:00 p.m. The event will feature local arts and crafts vendors hosted by the Watauga Arts Council, as well as beer, wine, food offerings, walking tours, history of the garden and the live music.

Willard Watson, Director of Programs and Outreach at BRAHM, said: “We are delighted to bring this concert free to the public. It was important for us to make this concert free because it highlights the incredible talent of the Junaluska community.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come basis. Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. The only restrictions are no dogs and no alcoholic beverages outside.

The concert also coincides with the AppState Freshman seminar reading for this school year, Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community. The book introduces community members through oral history interviews. The book tells about the life of the inhabitants of the Junaluska community from the end of the 19th century to the present day.

The Junaluska community also features prominently at BRAHM in the exhibit Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance. The exhibition is visible until October 22. The museum is open for free Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Courtesy of Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History