Hosting Venues
Highlands Porchfest musicians will be performing at the following locations:

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THE BASCOM

The Bascom creates visual art experiences that inspire and empower individuals and communities through seeing, thinking and doing.  Admission to the galleries is always FREE.

Rustic and artsy Porte Cochere sets the scene for an afternoon of toe tapping and dancing.

**Seating Available, also able to bring your lawn chairs**

**Wine/beer available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By: 

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadows Mountain Realty

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MIDPOINT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Think, for a moment, of your favorite things – the feel-good indulgences that make for stand-out days. Ours are food, people and interiors. We believe that memorable moments are made with beautiful meals, engagingly delivered in exquisite environments. At Midpoint we strive to bring all of these things together for you to enjoy.  Jam out to Porchfest musicians on Midpoint's famous rooftop patio.

**Rooftop Seating available.**

**Food and alcoholic beverages available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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HIGHLANDS WINE SHOPPE

Wine and live music -- does it get better than that?

Highlands Wine Shoppe outdoor relaxation area is the ideal setting for soothing sounds.

**Some seating provided, lawn chairs and blankets welcomed**

**Wine available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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HIGHLANDS PLAYHOUSE

The Highlands Playhouse, one of the country’s oldest professional theatre companies, is the legacy of Highlands’ early forward-thinking families. The covered outdoor area is the perfect stage for Porchfest musicians.

**Outdoor seating provided, outdoor standing room available**

**Wine available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The lawn area is so tranquil and inviting for you to sit and listen to your favorite band as they perform from the balcony above.  Indoor standing room may also be available during inclement weather.

**Lawn blankets welcome and indoor seating and standing room available**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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SATULAH MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.

Satulah Mountain Brewing Co. produces premium craft beer inspired by the wild places that surround us. They have a small cozy tap room and production facility just off bustling Main Street on Carolina Way. Come sit on their sunny dog friendly patio and enjoy their ever changing rotation of delicious craft beer while listening to Porchfest musicians.

**Beer available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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TOWN SQUARE

Conveniently located in center of downtown Highlands, Town Square will host musicians surrounded by iconic storefronts.

**Limited Seating, lawn chairs welcomed**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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KELSEY HUTCHINSON / FOUNDERS PARK

Expansive lawn area for your blanket or lawn chairs, Founders Park is the hub of  Porchfest.  Here you will find the main stage, public rest rooms, merchandise and information tents.

** Bring your lawn chairs and blankets**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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HIGHLANDS
SMOKEHOUSE

This roadside BBQ joint has been a staple for hungry tourists and locals for years. Serving pit smoked meats, fresh sides, family options and a full bar. Their pit has been dubbed the largest underground pit in the country! Gather outside on the expanded deck seating area to listen to Porchfest musicians. Come on by and dine in while listening to musicians or order to go for your picnic at the park.

**DECK SEATING PROVIDED**

**Food & alcoholic beverages available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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UGLY DOG PUB

Cozy, classic tavern with a full menu of burgers & pub food, plus Sunday brunch

**SEATING PROVIDED**

**Food and alcoholic beverages available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By: 

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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HIGH DIVE

Think of the High Dive as the locals’ living room, where visitors come for libations and stay for the fun. Come visit Highland, NC’s very own dive bar as you stop by to listen to Porchfest musicians.

**SEATING PROVIDED**

**Libations available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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ASIA HOUSE
(IN THE HISTORIC HELEN'S BARN)

We couldn't think of a more fitting hosting venue than what used to be "Helen's Barn".  It is here in this historic building that a half century of Music and Dance was enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  The highlight of a Highlands summer was the excellent fiddling, buck dancing, and clogging found only at Helen's Barn.  Live music back is welcome back to Helen's Barn once again.

**Bring your own chairs**

**Food and libations available for purchase**

This venue is Sponsored By:  Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Meadow Mountain Realty

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