Michelle Newman

Tryon Goes Native with Plant Sale

“In too many areas of our country there is no place left for wildlife but in the landscapes and gardens we as individuals own,” explains Donna Wise, Tryon resident and co-founder of the Gardening for Life Project. The Gardening for Life Project works to encourage individual property owners to use all native plants in their […]

Tryon Beer Fest Returns for Twelfth Year

The Tryon Beer Fest brings nearly two dozen craft breweries from across the Carolinas to Tryon, NC on Saturday, September 4, from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to craft beer, the festival features food, music, games, and themed decorations. Tickets and additional details are available online at tryonbeerfest.com.

“Hamlet: The Requiem” Promises a Tour de Force Original Retelling

Shakespeare & Friends presents 'Hamlet: The Requiem,' a captivating adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, offering a fresh take on the timeless tale while maintaining the poetic genius of the Bard, with a shortened duration, minimalist staging, and innovative storytelling, featuring a powerful performance by Hillary Fleming in the iconic role of Hamlet, all while creating an intimate connection between the audience and the world of the play.

Pinball Wizard Robert Sharpe Attending Tryon International Film Festival

"Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game" is a new film that highlights Roger Sharpe's pivotal moment in 1976 when he demonstrated to a skeptical council that pinball is a game of skill.

Tryon Supports New Play Ahead of Broadway Debut

For the first time ever, the small town of Tryon, NC played a role in the creation of a Broadway-bound performance. Aanika’s Elephants, a family-friendly, short play from the creative team behind Sesame Street, debuted at the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) for three shows on July 14 and 15.

Air Force National Guard Band Offers Free Concert

The Air Force National Guard Band of the South's rock band Full Throttle performed in Tryon.

Preserving a Legacy: Saving Nina Simone’s Childhood Home

Preservation experts and community leaders gather for an update on the campaign to save Nina Simone's Childhood Home in Tryon, NC, showcasing the ongoing efforts by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Nina Simone Project to preserve the home and celebrate the iconic jazz artist's cultural legacy.

Tryon’s Vibrant Arts Scene Comes Alive with Three Concerts

Small town Tryon has an outsized performing arts scene, with three concert events kicking off the summer on June 9.

4th Friday in Tryon Celebrates Small Town Charm

During the 4th Friday celebration on May 26, Tryon, NC, located 45 minutes from Asheville, had a bustling downtown with extended hours, special promotions, and giveaways at its independently-owned shops and restaurants, while local quintet Zendetta performed jazz standards at the Nina Simone Plaza, named after the town's renowned former resident.