During Shake, Rattle, & Roll!, professional Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce accurately depicts The King during his prime by belting out hits from the 1950s and 1960s in classic Presley attire. Known for his cameo in Faith Hill's "Let's Go to Vegas" music video, Bruce impresses audiences with an uncanny resemblance to Presley that encompasses the same pompadour, shared facial characteristics, and the ability to power a propeller-less helicopter by swiveling his hips. A four-piece band equipped with vintage instruments joins Bruce in successfully recreating Elvis's journey from his humble beginnings at Sun Records.
The 12,500-square-foot Quarry entertains climbers with rock-ribbed routes, an exposed bouldering area, and craggy, canyon-splitter cracks. Climbers are loaned harnesses and permitted all-day access to scale each area while Quarry employees overlook the bouldered terrain, available to assist rookie cragsmen's errant moments or epic mountaintop rap battles. The Quarry procures clamber-ready routes for both beginner and expert climbers. On the main floor, climbers can explore up to 90 top-rope and lead routes differing in difficulty, and the top floor is littered with boulders, which reach a maximum of 14 feet in height and vary in difficulty from easy to "fist-fighting a steamboat captain.” A series of fixed-width cracks along the main climbing wall are also available to test advanced dangling-and-grabbing techniques. Routes are reinvented every six to eight weeks, meaning past visitors have new surprises in store, and holds are cleaned again before each reuse, meaning past visitors can’t reclaim the love notes they stored in them. Though today's Groupon is only valid for adult admission, The Quarry also offers a variety of kid's climbing camps.
The 2011 Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival nourishes audience members with a red-hot menu of living legends. Unstoppable at the age of 85, B.B. King extracts heart-bending notes from his famous six-string, Lucille, with the buttery ease and soulful virtuosity of a master sculptor whittling a balsa-wood action figure. Sharing the stellar show bill of musical immortals, fellow blues master Buddy Guy defies the laws of dexterity with his legendary and highly influential ax skills. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, Chris Watson Band, and other tunesmiths add their own aural ingredients to the melodious mix to help slather eardrums in raucous, 12-bar sauce. Lawn seaters are welcome to bring along lawn chairs and blankets to avoid having to sit on the grass like a common golf ball.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2007, Grey Gardens tells the simultaneously lively and heartbreaking story of Big and Little Edie Bouvier. Set in two acts, the play follows the eccentric and often-dysfunctional duo's descent from the lap of luxury as New York socialites to an isolated existence in a squalid home overrun by feral bands of aristocats. One of few Broadway productions based on a documentary, the musical is inspired by the true story of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis's aunt and cousin and includes personal songs that explore their complicated mother-daughter relationship. Performances take place downtown in the historic Fountain Inn Civic Center, an intimate 485-seat theater that features chamber concerts, theatrical productions, and partially masked phantoms ready to tear tickets and whisk patrons to their seats.