A Message from the Chamber

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Chamber will not host Symphony by the Lake this year. The event typically held in July was moved to August 22nd in late spring. The Chamber was optimistic that the outdoor event capacity and social distancing guidelines currently in place would be relaxed by now, but with case counts continuing to increase at an alarming rate in North Carolina, this was clearly not going to happen.  Symphony by the Lake at Chetola will return on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. 

“This would have been the 33rd annual Symphony by the Lake. Symphony by the Lake is considered by many to be the “centerpiece” social event of the summer season for residents, seasonal residents, and visitors to Blowing Rock. I hope you join us next summer after we hopefully have a vaccine by then and can once again enjoy all that Blowing Rock has to offer” stated Charles Hardin, Chamber President/CEO.

Ticket holders will have three options: request a refund, transfer their tickets to next year, or donate ticket revenue to the Chamber which depends on the revenue from this and other events for its operations.  If you have purchased tickets for this year’s Symphony by the Lake, please call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 for more information.

Thank you to the Symphony by the Lake’s generous sponsors, Kennedy - Herterich Foundation, The Village Foundation of Blowing Rock, Hendrick Luxury Group, Monkee’s of Blowing Rock, 100 West Union, and Chetola Resort as this event would not be possible without their support.

General Admission Tickets

$40 for adults in advance/$50 day of show.
$15 for children under 12 years of age.
Call the Chamber office: 828.295.7851
Stop by the Chamber office: 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

If the event has to be canceled for 2020 your tickets will automatically transfer to 2021. Symphony by the Lake will be on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. Tickets may be purchased in person through the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Saturday, 9am until 5pm.

Tickets will not be shipped unless you add shipping to your order. Shipping ends August 14.


Audiophile Section Tickets

If you are a true audiophile – you just love the symphony music and don’t want to participate in the social atmosphere – this is the section for you! A small section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables, a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives) with two beverage tickets and water. This section is the quiet section, so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 100 seats. Tickets available online or in person at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Audiophile Ticket: $100
Audiophile ticket sales end August 17.

Will Call tickets will be picked up at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce office the day of the event (we are creating a “drive thru” for the day of the event from 1-5:30pm!). The office is located at 132 Park Avenue – directly beside Memorial Park in the center of town. Get your tickets early to avoid long waiting lines and a possible sell-out!


Parking and Shuttles and the Handicap Shuttle Bus

We HIGHLY encourage you to park at one of the parking decks/areas in Blowing Rock.

Will Call ticket pick up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce located at 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock, behind the Blowing Rock Market on Main Street.  We are creating a “drive-thru” for Saturday, August 22nd, the day of the symphony.  Convenient parking is just down the street at the parking deck by the American Legion Hall where a shuttle will pick you up.

ON SITE PARKING OPTION! A limited amount of additional parking is available across the lake at Chetola for $10 per car.  Call or stop by the Chamber for this parking pass.

LIMITED additional parking is available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway. Please be courteous and save the areas next to the stores for shoppers OR shop at Tanger prior to coming to the Symphony by the Lake!

Parking at Chetola Resort is reserved for VIP’s with a special permit and handicapped attendees only.  Due to the overwhelming number of handicapped attendees, we strongly suggest use of the trolley service at Food Lion, one of the parking decks or Tweetsie. Many of the spaces at Chetola are quite a distance from the Symphony lawn.

Chetola has only one exit for vehicles and we do the very best we can to expedite your departure.  Parking offsite is your best option.

Changes for 2020: Unfortunately, shuttles to Chetola from off-site parking lots will not be available. Ticket holders will be allowed to park at Tanger Outlets and public parking areas in Blowing Rock and walk to an event entrance. Parking passes are available for purchase for the Snyder Lot inside Chetola.