Just about every Sunday beginning in April, our Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international "salons" of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner. If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call 336-982-2109 to reserve.
While we were never invited to those heady Parisian parties of the twenties and thirties - to hobnob with Hemingway and Gertrude Stein - the idea of such literary and artistic gatherings sounded appealing. Drop by at 4:00 for food and wine, music and conversation, perhaps a poetry reading or a short play, a book-signing, an exhibit of art or pottery, or an occasional film. Dinner, usually a four-course set menu, follows about 6:00.
Jen, from www.onemomsworld.com and Sarah from www.highcountrymomsquad.com / www.reallifeblog.net visited the River House Inn for a Sunday Salon. The evening was full of great food, live music, and new friends. Enjoy her video!
May 10:John Stewart: Piano – easy listening and fun for Mother’s Day – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
May 17: Steve & Ruth Smith: Besides Ruth’s hammered dulcimer and Steve’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar, the Smiths include clawhammer banjo, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and vocals. Read more on their website.
August 9: Steve & Ruth Smith: Besides Ruth’s hammered dulcimer and Steve’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar, the Smiths include clawhammer banjo, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and vocals. Read more on their website.
August 30: Tim and Debbie Yatesof Acoustic Heritage, bluegrass, country, original singer song writers
September 6: David Haney and Lisa Baldwin, Bluegrass, country, singers-songwriters
September 13: Martha Bassett and Patrick Lawrence, Sultry, southern, swing, awesome vocalist
September 20: Lee and Susan Terry, Guitar and Viola – acoustic and folk
September 27: Wet Paint - Rob Mangum and Dennis Shaw, country, bluegrass, blues, soft rock, humor
October 4: Linda Carroll, extraordinary vocalist, with auto-harp or "naked" - folk, labor songs
October 11: Our 2nd "Gallery" event showing the work of Richard Weigand, artist, furniture-maker; Emile Pandolfi on the piano.
October 18: Aaron Price and Vendetta Crème, Cabaret music at its finest
October 25: Bob Child, Flautist, flaunting his amazing flutes
November 1: The Lower Brass of the Winston-Salem Moravian Band
November 8: Wayne Henderson and Helen White, plus the documentary “From Wood to Singing Guitar” - A fund-raiser for JAM, Junior Appalachian Musicians.
November 15: The Ardmores
November 22: Robin Voiers in “A Christmas Memory” of Truman Capote
December 4 (Special Friday concert): Don't Miss This! Enjoy a full concert by
Vendetta Crème and Aaron Price. Cabaret at its best! The music begins at 6 PM. Vendetta’s last performance here before heading to Broadway.
December 6: Phil ‘n’ the Blanks – soft rock, blues, fun
The Sunday Salons begin at 4:00 PM; hors d’oeuvre at 5:00 PM; more music and a four-course chef's choice menu is served at 6:00 PM.
$15 for entertainment and hors d’oeuvre, $45 for entertainment, hors d'oeuvre, and dinner.
For information and reservations please call River House 336-982-2109.
Watch our two-part feature about Sunday Salons from UNC-TV.
River House Country Inn & Restaurant
More than a Bed and Breakfast.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains on the New River near Boone & West Jefferson.
1896 Old Field Creek Road, Grassy Creek, NC 28631
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