With the exciting fall season, comes new and inspiring art exhibits, theatrical productions and original musical performances that you simply can't find anywhere else. Catch a showing of Dracula or A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder for a spooky night out, check out the recently installed "Art 4 All" exhibit at Waterworks and listen to the Salisbury Symphony's jaw-dropping performance of 20th Century classic pieces at Soaring Melodies. Join us in Rowan County this October for endless event opportunities to discover how #RowanCreates.


ART 4 ALL : I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections. Exhibition

September 12 - January 27

Waterworks Visual Arts Center will present a special juried group exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of local and regional artists to new and broader audiences. Waterworks invites you to come together with us to celebrate our unique identities, personal/cultural stories and connections in Waterworks’ first community art exhibition, ART 4 ALL: I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections.


Piedmont Players Presents: "The Lion King Jr."

September 16 - October 2

The African Savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from pride rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


Busker's Bash in Downtown Salisbury

October 7

The 9th Annual Buskers’ Bash will take place this year on Friday, October 7. Visitors will have the opportunity to eat and shop in Downtown Salisbury from 5 - 9 P.M. while buskers’ showcase their talent from 5:30 - 8 P.M..


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Dracula"

October 14 - October 29

“I want your fear." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.


Soaring Melodies

October 15

Two of the most melodic pieces from the 20th Century - Florence Price’s First Violin Concerto played by Young Concert Artist Lun Li and the monumental Second Symphony of the Russian pianist Serge Rachmaninov - will be performed by the Salisbury Symphony at Catawba College on October 15.


Kannapolis Summer Concert Series

October 16

Soak up the last bit of Kannapolis' Summer Concert Series this October! Carolina Gator Gumbo will perform on October 16!


2022 N.C. Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

October 20

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame & Museum presents the 2022 Induction Ceremony being held on October 20 at 7 P.M. at the Historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, N.C.. Here we welcome the community to watch the live induction of 5 nationally acclaimed North Carolina Artists: Stephanie Mills, Nnenna Freelon, Janet Paschal, Bernard Edwards (of CHIC, family & friends will take his place of attendance), and Charlie Poole (family & friends will take his place of attendance). With performances from Chairmen of the Board, the New NC Ramblers, Nnenna Freelon, Janet Paschal, and a tribute to Bernard Edwards from prominent funk figures, Kannapolis is in for a treat. 


Piedmont Players Presents: "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"

October 21 - November 6

The killer musical with outrageous gusto. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro—charmer, seducer and avenger—on his quest for recognition and family fortune. Monty Navarro is in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family. Eighth in line, that is. With a few tricks up his sleeve, he plots to speed up the line of succession all the while juggling the affections of two beautiful women, dodging suspicions and relying on fortunate twists of fate.


A 'Bury Home Companion

October 29

Join Kent Bernhardt, Kay Peeler, and the whole ‘Bury Home Companion crew for the annual performance of this wonderful show. A’ Bury Home Companion is part Mayberry, part Prairie Home Companion, yet somehow all Salisbury. Featuring memorable faces such as The Moonglows moonlighting as the ‘Bury Home Singers, the Silver String Band from Gold Hill, and all the regulars from our popular skits like Tales from the Choir Loft and Guy Noir. Brought to you in part by Powdermilk Biscuits, in the bright blue box with a picture of a biscuit right on the cover.


Waterworks Annual Big Chili Cookoff

October 29

Join Waterworks Visual Arts Center for their annual Big Chili Cookoff. Come taste and vote on the best chili in Rowan County. Food, drinks, dancing, raffles and much more fun can be expected!


Find out more events happening in Rowan County this month on our October in Rowan County blog post.