White Horse Black Mountain is a 4000 sq. ft. music and arts venue in beautiful, historic, downtown Black Mountain, in the midst of the spectacular Western North Carolina mountains. Founders Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes have renovated the old Chevrolet dealership into a great place to see and hear all sorts of music and arts, have a drink and relax; recently Rebekkah Hilgraves brought RadHaus.Studio into the mix, allowing for top-notch audio and video capabilities.
Most events are family friendly. White Horse Black Mountain is a non-smoking venue with easy parking and easy ticketing. They feature open seating, bar service and snacks. They serve fine beers on draft and bottled as well as a selection of fine wines, cambucci, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
White Horse Black Mountain is a unique performance and event center in the heart of Black Mountain, North Carolina. We feature a variety of events of all types including music, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, theatre, films, community events, benefit events, workshops, and much more. We are: a place where a variety of music and performing arts are presented in a relaxed setting; a true listening room where the focus is on celebrating the connection between artist and audience; a place where the power of music to transform the mind and uplift the soul is fully manifested; a place where all are welcome and where good people, good music, and good times abound. Our Facility Our 3000 square foot facility seats 140 people, with bar seating and standing room for 60 more. The curved high ceilings are made of wood and create amazing natural acoustics. We’re housed in the historic brick McMurray Building which was built in the 1940s as an automotive dealership. We offer state-of-the art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, an outdoor patio, and a bar/concession area serving beer, wine, and snacks. Our Programming On any given night you’re likely to enjoy classical music, jazz orchestras, blues, bluegrass, native American, pop, or just about any other type of music. We also host theatrical productions, puppet shows, poetry events, benefit concerts, films and other forms of entertainment. Our Aspiration We’ve adapted a quote from The Drumbeat of Life by Sebastian Bakare to apply to our hopes and dreams for White Horse Black Mountain: “We aspire to be a sign of life and the heartbeat of the community. We celebrate the power of music to evoke emotions, to touch the souls of those who hear its rhythms and melodies. In an African community, coming together in response to the beating of the drum is an opportunity to give one another a sense of belonging and of solidarity. It is a time to connect with each other, to be part of that collective rhythm of the life in which young and old, rich and poor, men and women are all invited to contribute to the society.” from The Drumbeat of Life by Sebastian Bakare Our Mission White Horse Black Mountain is passionately committed to providing quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment where all are made to feel welcome. We strive to present performing arts which are uplifting and inspiring to individuals and the community at large.
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