Great news–Casting for Hope is once again bringing the opportunity to have a great evening for a great cause in Morganton, North Carolina.  But we’re doing so at a different time of year, in a different format, and at a wonderful new venue this year. We made these changes after informal and formal conversations and surveys with many of you pointing us toward a positive change to this big fundraiser for the families whom we serve.  So…get ready for October 22, 2021 at Hidden Hills on Burkemont Mountain for our all new….

Hope in the Hills!




Introducing Our Musical Guests

Sorella Jack

Sorella Jack is a local “acoustic everything” trio that has been busting boundaries for nearly eight years. They have a loyal fanbase called the “Jack Pack”. Their harmonies are killer, and their set list of covers and original songs is diverse enough to please any audience. We’re super excited for you all to enjoy the Sorella Jack harmonies while enjoying our “sunsethour” to kick our evening together off with sweet tunes, fantastic drinks, and one of the best sunset views in western North Carolina.

Almost Vintage

A trio of local favorite Almost Vintage will be rocking us out to close our fun night. Meghan Liedkie, Chris Clapp, and Jimmy Allen have been popping up all over the place in WNC the last while, and we couldn’t be happier to have them put a great finishing touch to our evening with classic rock under the stars.

Kate Rhudy

We are so excited to have Kate Rhudy back by popular demand for our music event. Kate lost her grandmother to ovarian cancer, so she is particular connected to our work. Long time Casting for Hope supporters will remember Kate Rhudy from Winter Music Fest four years ago when Kate was first making a splash in the music scene. Since then, Kate, based in Raleigh, has worked alongside collaborator and producer Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange to create her 2017 debut, Rock N’ Roll Ain’t For Me, which earned Rhudy nods from WUNC and INDY Week as “one of the Triangle’s sharpest young songwriters.” And On October 9, 2020, Kate released a 7-inch record “Dance It Away, Snake”, including the single “Dance It Away” featured on Spotify’s Infinite Indie Folk playlist. Kate will be playing our mainstage performance during our dinner hour along with Casting for Hope sharing our journey and hearing from some of our patients.


Two things we can assure you if you attend:

  1. You will be supporting a charity that is doing great things for women in western NC who are faced with the challenge of their lives in the battle against a gynecological cancer.
  2. You will have an evening to remember–great music and comedy, food, drink and time with a lot of friends.  You can’t help but have a fun night.


  • What:  Hope in the Hills
  • When:  October 22, 2021, from 6:00 until 11:00
  • Where: Hidden Hill Venue

So What Will You Experience That Night?

Entertainment: Some of our and your favorite local, regional, and national musicians will join us, for a wonderful night of entertainment! Musically, the evening will headline with Kate Rhudy (back by popular demand!) and feature other local and regional artists across the evening to be announced soon. You’ll hear directly from women and families who have benefited from Casting for Hope’s work in our communities. And you’ll enjoy some great food, drinks, and company.

Vaccination Requirements and Other Mitigation Layers

Our team is layering this event with COVID-19 mitigation strategies. The most important of those mitigation strategies will be the requirement of universal proof of a full course of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine (14 days following a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or four weeks following the single dose of the J&J vaccine). On site rapid testing is another layer of mitigation we will employ if the community metrics dictate. Our aim is for this event to be the safest space in Burke County on October 22 so that we can all let our hair down a little and have one of the best evenings we’ve had in the last 18 months!

Food and Drink: Countryside Catering will be providing the delicious dinner again of smoked chicken and steak with accompanying sides and dessert.  Complimentary beer and wine will be served all evening provided by a range of Santa Barbara wineries, Craft’d and Catawba Brewing Co. The After Party will also be catered by Countryside with more drinks from Craft’d and Catawba.

 Fun:  An evening full of beautiful viewscapes from the edge of Burkemont Mountain at Hidden Hill Venue at the peak of leaf season, great entertainment, wonderful food and drink, and helping others by your support of Casting for Hope can’t help but be a fun night with friends!

Ticket Levels:  We have streamlined the ticketing for this event since our capacity at the new venue is quite reduced from years past (We will only have 210 tickets to this event for sale vs. 300 VIP and Deluxe tickets in former years.)  All tickets will be $75 and be inclusive of all entertainment, food, and drinks for the evening.  

If you are interested, please email [email protected] and [email protected] with how many tickets you would like to purchase or better yet, complete this reservation form!  Note that tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Thanks to all of our supporters for considering coming to the new iteration of this annual fundraiser.  If you can make it, we feel confident you will have a great evening of family fun.