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Live the Dream #15 - Horn in the West

Most towns, large and small, have an indoor theater. Usually it's for theatrical movies, or maybe an occasional play. But rare is the community with both an outdoor theater and a long-running outdoor theater production which annually attracts crowds in the thousands. The High Country is one of those select few, thanks to the outdoor drama Horn in the West.

Horn in the West has all the ingredients of a summer blockbuster. Fire dances. Gun fights. Emotional bonds. Duel loyalties. And drama. Lots and lots of drama.

Horn in the WestHorn in the West’s story is centered around an English family called the Stuarts who settle in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the colonial era. The patron of the family, Dr. Geoffrey Stewart, is a physician who comes to Appalachia to study smallpox. His aid and expertise lead to friendships with the settlers and Cherokee Indians. As his affection for Appalachia and its people grow, he is conflicted between supporting the rebels, as his son does, or supporting the loyalists and England, the country he loves.

The show is held within the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre, which borders the beautiful Daniel Boone Native Gardens and Hickory Ridge Homestead. It's presented every night except Monday from mid-June to mid-August. The show is great for families, as well as those fascinated by some good 'ol dancing with fire.