September offers a variety of interesting and exciting events for families to experience in and around the Triad. Here are some of the top offerings:
An Evening with the Steep Canyon Rangers
Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax, Va.
Sept. 2, 7 p.m.
The Steep Canyon Rangers are Grammy winners and perennial Billboard chart-toppers. The band started at UNC Chapel Hill. They consistently headline top bluegrass festivals such as MerleFest and Grey Fox Bluegrass.
The Doobie Brothers: 50th Anniversary Tour
White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum
Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $32
The Doobie Brothers, an iconic American rock band have been captivating audiences since the 1970s.
Smith & Libby
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Sept. 9-Dec. 31, Various hours
On July 6, 1932, Zachary Smith Reynolds, the youngest child of R.J. and Katharine Smith Reynolds, was shot soon after midnight on a sleeping porch at the family’s country estate. Smith died later that morning. It’s not known whether Smith died by suicide, accident or murder. There is more than one way for a house to be haunted, and this story has hung over Reynolda for 90 years.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party
Various times, tickets start at $25
Fans of all ages will experience their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the dark.
Bird Songs: A Concert with Michael & Hazel Kuehn
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“Bird Songs” is a multifaceted artistic celebration of music, bird photography and poetry.
Fall Vintage Market
Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fall Vintage Market features local, handmade, vintage items for sale from 35 vendors. Shoppers can meet and talk with artisans and craftspeople.
Steven Tanger Center, Greensboro
Sept. 19-24, Various times
Tickets start at $29
After 25 years, the musical “CHICAGO” still has everything that makes a Broadway show wonderful: a tale of fame, fortune, show-stopping songs and astonishing dancing. “CHICAGO” won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award.
Sept. 22-24, Various times
This is an opportunity to play with an adorable baby Dinos, excavate fossils or train a raptor while being surrounded by a Spinosaurus and a Tyrannosaurus rex.
Historic Bethabara Park
Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This yearly festival features local artisans, craftsmen, food vendors, live music, racing pigs and, of course, apples.
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
Celebrating its 18th festival, the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors has hosted more than 750 authors from around the world. It is the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas.
UNC School of the Arts, Agnes de Mille Theatre
Sept. 26-30, Various times
This contemporary showcase features students at all levels of work with distinguished faculty and guest choreographers, including UNCSA alumni Robert Gosnell, Amiya Burrell and Pear Ann Conway.