FORUM Cultural Series
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Founded in 1979, the FORUM summer series brings stimulating cultural programs to Banner Elk. The series is a joint effort of Lees-McRae College and community residents.
There are eight programs each year ranging in variety. They include: speakers, vocalists, big band music, chamber ensembles, pianists, dance and drama.
The selection process for performers is unique. Programs are selected as a result of personal contact between area residents and national talent agents. Recommendations are made to the program selection committee, which makes the final selections. Each year the committee considers more than 50 candidates, reviews performers, and reduces the number of candidates to 16. These are presented to a board, which eight programs for the year.
All performances are held in the evenings at in the Broyhill Theatre of Hayes Auditorium.