The Playlist

From bluegrass to blue marlins, N.C. has a big week ahead

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Miss North Carolina 2015 Kate Peacock

June 8-10Cherokee Bluegrass FestivalCherokeeThe festival features nearly two dozen bluegrass artists from across the Southeast. This year’s featured artists include Dailey & Vincent, Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent, and Mike Snider (of the Grand Ole Opry). This is an outdoor festival under a tent at the campground, so bring your chairs and stay a while.June 9-11Taste of CharlotteCharlotteThe Taste of Charlotte has developed into an extensive food and wine festival that celebrates local businesses. The festival is held every year in June and spans over five city blocks, taking over the city for three days as various eateries, cafes, restaurants, mobile food trucks and chefs all congregate to provide an unforgettable culinary experience. With a diverse array of local restaurants displaying their signature dishes, guests can sample from a massive array of flavors and dishes.June 9-17Big Rock Blue Marlin TournamentMorehead CityThe Big Rock is one of the oldest and largest sportfishing tournaments in the country. Throughout tournament week there are various ticketed events open to the public as well as daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront.June 14Exhibit Opening: Miss North CarolinaNorth Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleighAn official steppingstone to the Miss America pageant, the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Items in the lobby case will discuss the state organization’s history.Source: Visit NC