Asheboro’s Out and About Friday

Join us downtown for Asheboro’s monthly Out and About Friday. Held every 3rd Friday during the months of April through September, downtown businesses stay open later for your shopping pleasure, while some offer specials, entertainment and special events, from 5-8 pm.  From musical entertainment, car shows, crafts and activities, to food trucks, restaurants and a wonderful downtown atmosphere.

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Inside, shop in our newly stocked gift shop and visit the gallery for this month’s show.

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All are welcome!!!!


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Double-Header Musical Extravaganza at Brightside Gallery September 21, 2018, 5 to 8 p.m.

Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC, hosts its final “Front Porch Evening” of the season on September 15, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a double-header musical blow out on the front porch provided by The Goodtimers for the first half of the evening and Ralph Davis & Co. for the second half of the evening! This talent-filled event is FREE and open to the public.

For well over a decade, The Goodtimers of Asheboro have been crisscrossing the Piedmont, bringing their own brand of musical entertainment to the people. Playing R and B, country, rock, folk, gospel, Celtic, cowboy, girl-group pop and all the crossover possibilities there-in, with the goal of giving each song everything they’ve got and having maximum fun doing it.

The band consists of Renette Cranford, mandolin and vocals; Brenda Daniel, vocals; Buddy George, guitar and vocals; Richard Johnson, guitar and vocals, and last but not least, Jim McCleary, vocals and comic mayhem.

Ralph Davis is an Asheboro native who has been playing music since 1968. He’s played in music groups and projects since about 1976 and has been doing local venues, mostly, and basically flying under the radar of the music scene in Randolph County.

RD&Co. began about six years ago as a dare in a hotel bistro when I wanted their lounge guitarist to play a request and he told me to come up and do it myself. That planted the seed for an act that would allow me to get up by myself and play what I want and how I want to play it. I have since added a lot of techie gadgets and devices to essentially emulate a whole group, in effect becoming a true one-man band.

I grew up listening to the great songs from the 70’s and 80’s and while I incorporate many different styles of music in my repertoire, I like playing the radio classics best, as it allows listeners to enjoy music that they are familiar with whenever they see one of my performances. And the fun part of my act is coming up with an “unplugged” version of songs that were not written for acoustic guitars, per se. Hence my act’s catchphrase is “an acoustical quest to keep the great music alive…”

Come out and enjoy a fantastic evening with these very talented local musicians on our front porch at the coolest corner in town!!!!

She’s Back at Brightside Gallery:  Renowned Herbalist Henrietta Cummings, September 21, 2018, 5 to 8 pm

Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC is hosting the incredibly knowledgeable herbalist, Henrietta Cummings, for another visit on September 21, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. Henrietta will bring her tinctures and salves and make time to visit with folks who have natural remedy health questions. Working with herbs is definitely an art. Henrietta just happens to be the best at what she does! Come out to show her plenty of support!

About the artist: Henrietta Cummings is an herbalist and teacher in eastern Randolph county where she grows many of the herbs that go into her tinctures, elixirs, salves and creams. She has been studying herbs for well over 30 years.

Carriage House Tea:  Free Tea Tasting of Pineapple Mango Green Tea Sept. 21, 5 to 8 pm

Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on September 21, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC. This tea tasting will be featuring their Pineapple Mango Green Tea—a delicious, tropical blend. This is a FREE event and the public is invited.

About the tea: This tea is sourced from China. The notes of mango as well as pineapple cubes to highlight these notes, this tea has an exotic clean finish.  It is pure magic in a teacup or a glass! This tea makes an absolutely tremendous iced tea or a heavenly hot tea. It is high in antioxidants and low in caffeine content. Carriage House Tea will be serving this selection as a chilled tea!

Please join them for a tasty visit!