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Thursday, July 2

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville. Jeff Santiago and George Terry will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the 96.5 House Band, which plays classic top 10 hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

ALABAMA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The band Alabama will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 


Friday, July 3

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Wishful Thinkin’ will perform oldies rock and beach music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. A classic car show will be held adjoining the show on South Main Street. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

RICKY SKAGGS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner. Ricky Skaggs will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.


Saturday, July 4

ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 6-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Asheville’s Independence Day celebration will be highlighted by a performance by Nashville country artist and songwriter Jim Lauderdale. He will share the top billing with Ultimate Air Dogs— an Asheville favorite from the days of Bele Chere — and local country phenom Joe Lasher Jr. As of presstime, the music was scheduled to start at 6 p.m., but the Downtown Association was considering booking an additional opening band. The gala will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

PATRIOTIC CONCERT/DANCE/FIREWORKS, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Asheville’s 96.5 House Band will perform a patriotic tribute concert for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Fireworks will be ignited at dusk at Jackson Park and will be visible from the concert. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Monday, July 6

CONCERT ON THE QUAD, 7 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. The Indie pop band Stephaniesid will perform at UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad. Admission is free.



Thursday, July 9

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville. Red Honey and Nosedive will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

CONCERT, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Mountain Voices will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $7, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Atlas Road Crew band, which plays “Southern-fried rock.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 



Friday, July 10

CONCERT, 5:30-10 p.m., River Arts District, Asheville. RiverLink’s RiverMusic series will make its season debut with performances by the Hackensaw Boys, Jon Stickley Trio and Grits & Soul. Gates open at 5. Music starts at 5:30 with the second band playing at 6:45 and the headliner at 8:15. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, 6:30 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The city’s Movies in the Park series will feature a screening of “Surf’s Up, A Major Ocean Picture.” Attendees are urged to bring a chair and/or a blanket. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Carolina Rex will perform classic rock and blues for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Saturday, July 11

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. The band Sound Investment will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

AUTHOR’S TALK, 7 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Dr. Ravi Batra, a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, will discuss — and sign copies of — his latest work, “End Unemployment Now.” The book “offers practicable solutions to many of the economic problems plaguing America,” according to Publishers Weekly.

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The 49th annual Shindig on the Green series featuring traditional music and dancing — and informal jams — will be held. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, dusk, parking lot, Wedge Brewing, River Arts District, Asheville WB’s film series will feature a screening of “Big Fish,” a 2003 adventure-drama. Attendees are urged to bring a chair and/or a blanket. Admission is free.




Sunday, July 12

OUTDOOR CONCERT, 4-6 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The local band Lyric will perform soul and rhythm and blues music in the Sunday Music in the Park series. Admission is free.




Monday, July 13

CONCERT ON THE QUAD, 7 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. Chatham County Line will perform at UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad. Admission is free.



Tuesday, July 14

LIBERTARIAN MEETING, 7 p.m., Oakleaf Furniture, 130 Miller St., downtown Waynesville. The Haywood County Libertarian Party meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Open discussion and debate are encouraged with all perspectives and persuasions welcomed, regardless of political or religious affiliation.



Thursday, July 16

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville. Goldie and the Screamers and Celestially Rooted will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Dashboard Blue band, which plays “timeless dance grooves.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 




Friday, July 17

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The headliner is the Asheville All-Stars,with Future All-Stars — Asheville Music School. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Deano & The Dreamers will perform oldies rock music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

TOBY MAC CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Toby Mac, who has sold 11 million career albums and won six GRAMMY Awards, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $30, $35 and $40, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Saturday, July 18

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The 49th annual Shindig on the Green series featuring traditional music and dancing — and informal jams — will be held. Admission is free.

BEACH BOYS CONCERT, 8 p.m., Holmes Convocation Center, Appalachian State University, Boone. The Beach Boys will perform as part of the An Appalachian Summer series. For tickets, which are $50 for the general public and $30 for students and children, visit www.appsummer.org.

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, dusk, parking lot, Wedge Brewing, River Arts District, Asheville WB’s film series will feature a screening of “Thunder Road,” a 1958 made-in-Asheville moonshine movie. Admission is free.



Thursday, July 23

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Aaron LaFalce and Stevie Lee Combs will perform in the free outdoor concert series. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by The Broadcast band, which plays “soulful rock.” Admission is free. 


 

Friday, July 24

MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “Shrek, The Broadway Musical” will be presented by the Overlook Theatre Company July 24, 25 and 31 and Aug. 1. For tickets, which are $12 and $17, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group WestSound will perform oldies, blues and country music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 


Saturday, July 25

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Tom Brown One Man Band will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

CONCERT IN THE PARK, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Mac Arnold and the Plate Full O’ Blues will perform in the outdoor summer concert series. Admission is free.

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The 49th annual Shindig on the Green series featuring traditional music and dancing — and informal jams — will be held. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 


Thursday, July 30

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  The Get Right Band and Nathan Vargas will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by Motown Blue band, which plays “Motown soul and blues.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

 


Friday, July 31

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Blind Lemon Phillips will perform blues, funk and soul music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 


Thursday, Aug. 6

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Molly Rose and Kane Kubed will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Michael J. Stevens Quartet, which plays jazz. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

 



Friday, Aug. 7

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Horsefly will perform rock and blues music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 



Saturday, Aug. 8

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. The local band Sound Investment will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.



Thursday, Aug. 13

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats & Chris Rodrigues will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Ryan Perry Band, which plays country hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 



Friday, Aug. 14

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Tuxedo Junction will perform variety 1940s-’90s music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Saturday, Aug. 15

GARRISON KEILLOR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center, Brevard. Garrison Keillor will perform his “A Prairie Home Companion” show. 

JAMEY JOHNSON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Thursday, Aug. 20

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Jeff Thompson and Abby the Spoon Lady will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Michael J. Stevens Quartet, which plays jazz. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 




Saturday, Aug. 22

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Tom Brown One Man Band will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Thursday, Aug. 20

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Busker Showcase will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 



Friday, Aug. 21

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The Steve Miller Band will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 




Saturday, Aug. 29

CONCERT IN THE PARK, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. The band Blue Dragons will perform in the outdoor summer concert series. Admission is free.




Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:06
 



 


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