I often tell visitors that Black Mountain is the quintessential mountain town or refer to it as a “Norman Rockwell” town, but those don’t do it justice because there is so much more than the typical mountain town offerings. One of these is the music scene.
Its astonishing for a town of this size to have such great cultural venues within its boundaries. White Horse Black Mountain is one such venue. Owners Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes opened their doors in November 2008 and since then have hosted hundreds of both local and national performing artists to their intimate theater and stage. There truly is something offered for every music taste and ear. Performances include artists featuring blue grass; Celtic; modern dance; classic chamber music; jazz; Broadway style show tunes; opera; southern rock; country; gospel; accapella; big band swing to new age instrumentals. Depending on the event, you might even take to the dance floor or sign up for an evening doing the Waltz.
Bob and Kim both came to Black Mountain from NYC after long, successful careers in the music industry there. Bob is a musician/producer/manager and had his own record label, producing albums for many nationally recognized names and managed the careers of artists including Todd Rundgren, Tom Chapin, Manfred Mann, The J. Geils Band, Kenny Rogers and others. Kim enjoyed a lengthy career in professional opera, having performed the leading lady roles in “Madame Butterfly”, “La Boheme” and others. She is now a life-coach in the natural healing arts with the Heart of the Healer Foundation.
So check out the schedule of performances at White Horse Black Mountain and enjoy some exceptional entertainment. Who knows, you may just end up doing a jig or a waltz while there! (All photos provided by White Horse Black Mountain)