Tent Decorating Contest

pink_boothFor even more fun, compete in the themed tent decorating contest.  Creativity abounds with themed tents. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. The theme for 2017 is “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”  Think tourism or Dr.  Seuss-ical themes.  Two prizes will be awarded at intermission – one for best Premier Performance (hasn’t won in the recent past) and Encore! for best overall design. Click here for information about tent rentals.

Symphony of the Mountains


General Admission Tickets

  • $50 for adults in advance
  • $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
  • Buy tickets online here. Sorry, NO REFUNDS on any tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in person through the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Saturday, 9am until 5pm. Sorry, NO REFUNDS on any tickets.


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 less than 100 seats. Tickets available online or in person at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.

  • Audiophile Ticket: $125

Audiophile ticket sales end July 20.

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 and also at Tweetsie Railroad. Ride the shuttle to the event! In an effort to alleviate traffic at the symphony, all the shuttles will unload and load at the back entrance to Chetola at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway beside the Polo Outlet. Please save the Food Lion parking area for the handicapped and mobility challenged.

Handicapped or mobility challenged? Catch the shuttle at the Food Lion Parking Lot. This is the only shuttle that will unload and load on the symphony lawn at Chetola. No hills to climb so this is the easiest choice! Handicapped persons and their parties are encouraged to park at the Food Lion parking lot as that shuttle is the most accessible for them.

Symphony of the Mountains

Sponsorship Info

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola has long been considered the “centerpiece” of the summer season in Blowing Rock. Each year, over 4000 attendees assemble on the surrounding lawn to enjoy music, food and drink under the open sky. The symphony scheduled to perform for the 2019 event is The Symphony of the Mountains of Kingsport, Tennessee. An opening band, to be announced, will entertain the crowd before the main symphony performance. A spectacular fireworks display serves as a grande finale. Guests spend the entire evening at the event, enjoying the many offerings.

About the Event

The Chamber has a number of involvement opportunities that allow you and your company to be noticed, reach new and existing customers and, at the same time, support Chamber events, programs and services. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, advertise or attend an event, the Chamber has something for you.  Join us in sustaining the important work the Chamber performs on behalf of our business community!

The Symphony by the Lake at Chetola has become a must-do event of the summer season for all residents and visitors. It can also be the highlight of the year for your business. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Participation at any level offers a great evening and an opportunity to meet and greet new friends, clients and contacts. We’re anticipating a huge crowd!

Click Here to Download the 2019 Symphony Sponsor Guide >>


Parking & Shuttles

TROLLEY2_000Shuttle service, provided by Air Haven Limo and Trolley, will run from the American Legion Hall parking deck and the BRAHM parking deck as well as from the Food Lion parking lot. Use of the shuttle is strongly suggested. The shuttles begin at 5:30pm.

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 Friday, July 28th, 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.

A NEW SHUTTLE HAS BEEN ADDED! We have added an additional shuttle from Tweetsie Railroad Parking Lot to the Tanger/Chetola back gate entrance.   The shuttle will run a circuit from Tweetsie to Tanger’s back gate and with just a short walk, you will arrive at the lawn for the Symphony.  Because this is new, we suspect this will your best bet for shuttle service quickly!

NEW 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.


Volunteer Info

Our volunteers are the foundation and heart of our ability to do events in Blowing Rock. The Symphony by the Lake will bring approximately 4,000 guests to the area who will need assistance with ticketing, parking, directions and more. We’d love to have your happy face and kind words to welcome guests and assist us with this event. And in exchange, you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening at the Symphony and be invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in September.

Please contact Suzy Barker at or 828.295.7851 if you would like to be a Blowing Rock Chamber volunteer!

Symphony of the Mountains

Patron Tent Rentals

Join the Fun! Reserve one of our Patron Tents and host your own private symphony party!

A great option for both business and social contacts, host your guests under the comfort of your own private tent and adjoining area.  Bring your own food, have it catered by your favorite chef or purchase your meals at the Chetola buffet.  You provide the beverages of your choice, so the options are nearly endless.  For even more fun, compete in the themed tent decorating contest.  Prizes awarded!  This year's theme is TBD.

Patron tent packages include a single 10x10 tent, an 8' table, table linens, 13 tickets (one for your caterer), 12 chairs and signage for your space.  Double and triple tent packages also available.  Tents are offered to previous patrons first, but a waiting list is available.  Please call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828.295.7851 for pricing and to be added to the waiting list.  Patron tents begin at $1000 for side sections with a Chamber member discount.

Your guests will hope to be included every year!