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About the Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center

Blue Ridge Theater & Events was formerly the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater. Our new owner, Steve Mochen, purchased the venue in August 2018 and we've been working hard since to bring family-friendly entertainment to Ashe County and surrounding areas. We host Nashville headliners such as Shenandoah, Bucky Covington, and Confederate Railroad, as well as special events like the Nashville Celts Christmas Show. We provide good eats in our concession area along with snacks and beverages; beer and wine are also available. We also offer local entertainment, and hold special events like Line Dancing and Girls Nights Out!

For information on our upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, head over to our Events Page!

Voted best Night Entertainment
Our Menu

Our Team

Steve
Steve Mochen
Owner

My Bio

Steve came to us after serving in the United States Marine Corps in Charleston, SC, and a 35 year law enforcement career in Florida. Steve worked with the Martin County Fair for 17 years as President and Entertainment Chairman as well as many other committees. He was the Martin County Special Olympics Games Director for four years, and founded and directed the Martin County Project Graduation for a decade. Steve was Director of Events of the Stuart Air Show for a short time, and has been involved with community events and organizations for 25 years. Steve Mochen arrived in Ashe County as quickly as he could in 2016, when he began serving in the Ashe County Sherriff's Office as Court House Security, Road Patrol, and Detective. Steve has 3 grown children, and 6 grand children. Seeing a need for family-friendly entertainment in Ashe County, Steve purchased the venue in August of 2018.

Michele
Michele Swann
General Manager

My Bio

Michele is originally from Southwest Virginia but her roots in Ashe County run deep – her mom was born in Grassy Creek and an ancestor of hers was one of the first property owners in the (then) newly formed West Jefferson in the 1900s. She moved to Ashe County in 2014 and loves living here in the mountains. She brings 20+ years' experience in operations management. She'd love to hear from you – if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, email her.

A business is only as good as its team!
The team
Randal Cokeley, CFO; Michele Swann, General Manager; Butch Phillips, Program Director; Steve Mochen, Owner

Steve
Steve Mochen
Owner
Michele
Michele Swann
General Manager
Randy
Randal Cokeley
CFO
Butch
Butch Phillips
Program Manager
Lenny
Lenny Sheets
Sound and Lighting

Our Menu

Our facility includes a kitchen, and we offer snacks and drinks during most events. We are happy to announce that we now offer craft & domestic beer & wine for purchase. Food will also be available in our concessions café!

The Cafe @BRTE serves Nibbles, Eats and Drinks at reasonable prices:.

Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center

9331 NC Highway 16 N • P.O. Box 1500 • West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694

(336) 982-4888 Facebook