Message from Artistic Director, Christopher Dolman

Welcome to the 2020 Lake Lure Music Festival (LLMF).  We are excited to bring to Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge this summer some of the most accomplished musicians working today.  This year we are expanding the Festival to two nights, Friday’s opening night has Broadway singer Laura Woyasz performing songs from great American musicals followed by Saturday night’s dynamic classical concert, “An Evening of Mozart +”. 

While it was the beauty of Western Carolina that originally brought my wife, Cathi, and me to the area, it has been the people we’ve met and gotten to know and their dedication to the betterment of our community through volunteering, charitable giving, service to foundations and community boards that has inspired us and led us to put down roots in Lake Lure and create the Festival.

No venture in the arts gets done without the enormous effort of countless people, many who are donating their time and resources to bring you the June concerts.  They rarely get the recognition they deserve and so I would ask you to click the link of our LLMF Festival Committee and read the names of all our amazing members, your friends and neighbors, who have worked hundreds of hours to produce the Festival. 

I also would like to thank the Lake Lure Community Education Foundation for partnering with us and being our presenting sponsor, as well as our sponsors, community partners, Town of Lake Lure, Hickory Nut Chamber and our venues and their staffs who have also been essential to the success of our programs.  Please take a look at our Sponsorship page and other areas of our site and note the generosity of our community.

We look forward to your joining us on June 19th and June 20th of 2020, for two exceptional nights of music, one on the beautiful shores of Lake Lure at Rumbling Bald Resort’s Pavilion and the other in Lake Lure Classical Academy’s (LLCA) welcoming Raptor Center. With an eye towards the future, it is the goal of the LLMF to produce unique concerts with diverse artists and musical styles, while continuing our strong commitment to support organizations such as the LLCA that benefit and enhance the lives of those living in the Hickory Nut Gorge.  


Event Details


June 19th & June 20th

The LAKE LURE MUSIC FESTIVAL returns in 2020 expanding its concert festival to TWO NIGHTS of Extraordinary Music in beautiful Lake Lure, NC!   CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

WHAT: "A Night on Broadway", featuring Broadway star Laura Woyasz, who played Glinda, The Good Witch in WICKED for 5 years on Broadway

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE:  The Pavilion at Rumbling Bald Resort and Lawn  


            $75 Premium Pavilion Seats, Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Welcome

             Wine/Champagne Drink 

             $25 Lawn Seats -(encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs)

WHAT: "An Evening of Mozart +", with renowned classical musicians from some of the world's most revered symphonies, including clarinetist Mark Nuccio who returns in 2020.

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 5:00 pm 6:45 pm

WHERE:  Lake Lure Classical Academy Raptor Center

NOTE: There will be an after-concert dinner at Lake House Restaurant with Cocktails at 7:00 pm and Dinner at 7:45 pm.


           $125 Premium Package - Concert & Cocktails and Celebration Artist Dinner

            LakeHouse Restaurant 

           $35  General Admission