When you visit Rowan County, large sculptures and bold art pieces will catch your eye, historic theaters will leave you craving live productions, live music will make you want to experience local talent. The arts are no small affair here, and if you’re looking for a performance to enjoy, art class to take, or symphony to experience Rowan County has much to offer this April!


APRIL 1 & 2 | [title of show] presented by Piedmont Players After Dark 8:30pm: Think coffeehouse meets cabaret meets Broadway. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to musical theatre -- a uniquely American art form -- and to the joy of collaboration.


APRIL 3 & 24 | Sounds of Salisbury Spring Concert Series 3-5pm: Grab some food or pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair, and join some family and friends on the Bell Tower Green to hear some great local musicians.


APRIL 5, 12, 19 | Unlocking the Mysteries of Depth and Light, Master Class Series 6-8:30pm: Waterworks Visual Arts Center is opening a new master class series focusing on linear and aerial perspective, and the advanced use of light effects resulting in exciting and convincing paintings that will take your artwork to the next level.


APRIL 8-10 | Ruthless! The Musical presented by Catawba College 7:30pm: Billed as “The Stage Mother of All Musicals” for its 2015 lighting-paced Off-Broadway revival, this award-winning musical send-up of stage classics like Gyspy and Mame and cult films like The Bad Seed and All About Eve follows sociopathic child-actor Tina Denmark, who will do anything to win the part in her school musical...ANYTHING.


APRIL 9 | A ‘Bury Home Companion presented by Meroney Theatre 7:30-9:30pm: This performance is part “Prairie Home Companion”, part Mayberry, yet somehow all Salisbury. Meroney Theatre’s annual Fall fundraiser - now in the Spring - is featuring appearances by The ‘Bury Home Singers, The ‘Bury Home Silver String Band (composed of bluegrass musicians from Gold Hill), and many more familiar faces in this exciting show!


APRIL 22 | Dessert Pops! presented by the Salisbury Symphony 7:30pm: The Salisbury Symphony is presenting a show featuring some of your favorite orchestral selections. The show is comprised of many well-known pieces, so you and your friends and family will not want to miss this opportunity!


APRIL 26 | Gorgeous Garden Art Class Series 6-8:30pm: At this Waterworks class continuing through May, you can learn ways to compliment your landscape with three delightful garden art projects you will design and craft: Spirit Poles, Upcycled Glass Art, and Barn Quilts. What a perfect way to prepare for spring!


To find more events to enjoy this April, visit our event calendar and April in Rowan County blog.