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Things to do on a Friday night - Hear the symphony by a lake

Music. Water. Symphony. Ducks. Fireworks. Fellowship. Welcome to a High Country tradition - the Symphony at Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock.

The Symphony of the Mountains has performed at the local landmark for the past 23 years. It's not just strings beside wings. It's an outdoor celebration of music complete with picnic dinner or fine dining by an area chef. Bring a chair, or blanket, and enjoy sweet sounds against a magnificent mountain backdrop. Plus, balloon rides!

Symphony at ChetolaThe Symphony of the Mountains show at Chetola will be divided into two parts: The first half will feature patriotic tunes and stirring orchestral music, and the second half will be devoted to show tunes. ...

The second half of the program will feature a Broadway showstoppers medley, a tribute to Marvin Hamlish, "Trumpeter's Lullaby," an Americana medley, a "Grease" medley, and "Stars and Stripes Forever."

Popular blues, pop and rock duo the Harris Brothers will open the show.

The fireworks will begin soon after the concert has concluded.

Also for the second year in a row, the Symphony at Chetola event will feature hot air balloon rides.

And for those who missed it earlier, another summer fireworks show.