Flat Rock Playhouse – the State Theatre of North Carolina

Henderson County houses the State Theatre of North Carolina in our own village of Flat Rock.  The Mainstage facility in Flat Rock seats 506 patrons in air-conditioned comfort. There is reserved seating for patrons with special needs and assisted listening devices are available at no additional charge.  Our new Playhouse Downtown, Hendersonville’s newest theatre, is just a few blocks from the inn.  This theatre seats 250 with comfortable riser seating. You won’t find a bad seat in the house where you can be mere feet away from the action!  You don’t have to travel all the way to New York to see a Broadway play.  Below is a listing of their stage performances for 2013:

  •      Little Prince: March 6-17 (Flat Rock)
  •      Odd Couple: April 3-21 (Flat Rock)
  •      Cotton Patch Gospel: April 24-May 19 (Downtown)
  •      Songs my Mother Taught Me:  May 8-26 (Flat Rock)
  •      Evita: June 5-30 (Flat Rock)
  •      Big Bang: June 27-July 14 (Downtown)
  •      Les Miserables: July 10-August 18 (Flat Rock)
  •      Complete Works of William Shakespeare: August 1-18 (Downtown)
  •      Deathtrap: August 22-September 15 (Flat Rock)
  •      Cats: September 4-October 6 (Downtown)
  •      Hank Williams – Lost Highway: October 2-November 3 (Flat Rock)
  •      Three Musketeers: November 7 – November 24 (Flat Rock)
  •      Disney’s Mulan Jr: November 15-24 (Downtown)
  •      Christmas Story: December 4-22 (Flat Rock)
  •      O Holy Night: December 12-22 (Downtown)

Check their website at www.flatrockplayhouse.org for more information.

You can stay at the Claddagh Inn while you are in town to see one of these fabulous performances.  Check our Specials and Packages page for one of our Theatre/Room deals

Music on the Rock with a Room @ the Inn

The Flat Rock Playhouse has a new theatre downtown aptly called Playhouse Downtown.  They have a concert series that just started featuring music from the following artists:

  • Dolly Parton: February 6-9, 13-16
  • Neil Diamond: March 20-23, 27-30
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: April 9-13
  • Sting & the Police: May 23-25, May 30-June 1
  • Peter Paul & Mary: June 12-15, 19-22
  • Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5: July 17-20, 23-26
  • Eagles: August 21-25
  • Donna Summer & the Sounds of the 70′s: October 16-20, 23-27
  • Wayward Sons – Kansas, Skynyrd, & the Allman Brothers: November 5-9

The Claddagh Inn is just a few blocks down Main Street from this new theatre.  What could be better then to stay at the inn and walk down to see a concert and maybe have dinner at one of the restaurants between here and there?  We have a package deal that includes 2 tickets with a two night stay in a Queen Room for $320.  Book early for better seats and to guarantee a room.  You can contact us @ 866-770-2999 or 828-696737 or email us @ innkeepers@CladdaghInn.com.

Hendersonville Little Theatre – 2013 Season

The schedule is out!  Please check out upcoming performances to be held at our own Hendersonville Little Theatre:

  • Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
    • Show dates: Feb 8-10, 14-17, 21-24
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
    • Show dates: April 5-7, 11-14, 18-21
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
    • Show dates: June 7-9, 13-16, 20-23
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas a musical comedy by Larry King & Peter Masterson
    • Show dates: Aug 9-11, 15-18, 22-25
  • The Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the book by Henry James
    • Show dates: Oct 18-20, 24-27, 31-Nov 3

The theatre is just a few blocks away.  Come stay the night and enjoy a show while you are here.  Tickets for the shows are listed $20/adult, $15/college student, and $10 for children under 18.


19th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Main Street Hendersonville comes alive with thousands of plants — It’s a Garden Jubilee!

If you like gardening, you’ll want to travel to Hendersonville, NC on May 26 and 27 for the 19th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival.  Over 200 vendors will be selling plants as well as art and food.  There will be guest speakers and industry reps to answer all your gardening questions.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about turning your yard and garden into the beautiful, relaxing place you have always wanted.  BYOW — bring your own wagon and take home some healthy plants that will remind you of Hendersonville and everything you learned at the Garden Jubilee for many years.

The entire festival is just a couple blocks from the Claddagh Inn.  It doesn’t get any better.  Park your car and walk to    everything.  Call 828-693-6737 for reservations.  Ask for the Garden Jubilee discount and get 25% off a two night stay.

Garden expert Bill Slack from Southern Living Magazine will be presenting several lectures on Saturday and Sunday:  “Wow, what a beautiful front yard!”; “No sun in your garden? no problem”; and “Through the garden gate, pathways and patios”.  Bill was named the Outstanding Extension Landscape Architect by the American Society of Landscape Architects.  He is returning to Hendersonville for the 10th time.

Three great annual events all happening next weekend, May 5 & 6

May 5th & 6th truly kick off the excitement of the festival season with three great annual events

It is absolutely wonderful to entertain guests in Hendersonville, NC with more festivals, more cultural events, and more fun every year.  Here are the special events you can’t miss next weekend:

  • May 5th — Green River Adventures Spring Bash (music, food, beer) in downtown Saluda
  • May 6th — Bearwallow Beast 5k/Honey and Hops Festival (music, honey, beer) at the top of Bearwallow Mountain
  • May 6th — Billy Jonas performs at the Flat Rock Playhouse to benefit the Playhouse YouTheatre

If you like outdoor music festivals and you’ve never seen Shannon Whitworth, check out the Green River Adventures Spring Bash.  It is one of two events every year that turn the little town of Saluda into the area’s best party.  Shannon and her band will entertain you while you and your family enjoy all that Main Street Saluda has to offer.  Be sure to thank the owners of Green River Adventures who host the event with help from Blue Gypsy and Highland Brewing.

If you can run three miles uphill and are looking for an athletic challenge,  you can try the Bearwallow Beast 5k or you can go to the Honey & Hops festival and cheer on the race finishers.  Brushfire Stankgrass will be performing some bluegrass music with a tremendous mountain view all around.  Enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina and support Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy at the same time.

If you have kids that like live music, Billy Jonas will be the main attraction at the Flat Rock Playhouse on Saturday evening.  Billy is famous for being the most creative musician you will ever see.  Audience participation is required and a great time is guaranteed.  Come support the YouTheatre and have a memorable evening with the entire family.

There’s other stuff going on too!  Call the Claddagh Inn for more ideas about enjoying a fun weekend in Hendersonville.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Hvl Leprechaun Boots St. PattysDo you want to have some fun in downtown Hendersonville on St. Patrick’s Day?

Come to Hendersonville on March 17th for March of the Leprechauns.  There will be musicians, games for kids, food/refreshments, and everything downtown Hendersonville has to offer.  Named for its rich Irish history, the Claddagh Inn is within walking distance of all the activities including Southern Appalachian Brewery and Hannah Flanagan’s.  Guests of the Claddagh will receive a special complimentary social hour including wine, beer (green beer not allowed), and several food items that our new chef is preparing to celebrate our Irish spirit.

For the complete schedule of events and participating merchants at the Pub Crawl, check out Local-Places-Hendersonville.com

Symphony Performance March 10th

The big event in Hendersonville this weekend is the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth on March 10th at Blue Ridge Community College.  You can stay at the Claddagh Inn within walking of more than a dozen great restaurants and then enjoy a great classical concert.  All of the Claddagh’s 16 guestrooms are affordably priced for those in town for the symphony or other events.  Visit www.hendersonvillesymphony.org for more information on this concert.

Great rates for Model Train Show attendees

Model Train enthusiasts have a permanent train display at the Historic Depot

For those in town the first weekend of March attending the Model Train Show, check out The Claddagh Inn for great rates, excellent service, and a delicious breakfast. We are located within walking distance of the Historic Depot in downtown Hendersonville where the Apple Valley Model RR Club shows off their train display every weekend. Just eight miles from the WNC Ag Center.

Seasonal Brunches & Public Events

At this time, we do not offer a Sunday Brunch for the general public. But hey, we enjoy a great party as well as the next guy. So, from time to time, the Claddagh Inn will provide special public events and Sunday Brunches. We’ll give you plenty of notice and encourage community participation for these events.

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt?
Fourth of July Barbecue?

Stay tuned for our next announcement!