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Tuesday, June 2 

OBJECTIVISTS’ MEETING/DISCUSSION, 6 p.m., meeting room, North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. The Asheville Objectivists will learn about and discuss Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Admission is free and open to the public.



Wednesday, June 3 

CHEROKEE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, noon-11 p.m., Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground, 1553 Wolfetown Rd., Cherokee. The annual Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will be held through June 6. Daily tickets are $40 at the gate. A three-day ticket is $90 in advance (by visiting www.adamsbluegrass.com) or $95 at the gate. 

CLEAN POWER PLAN LECTURE, 7:15 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. Britten Cleveland will address “The EPA’s Clean Power Plan and North Carolina.” Cleveland, North Carolina’s Sierra Club organizer, will discuss the Clean Power Plan and what people can do to help the state reduce its carbon pollution. Under the plan, North Carolina is required to develop a strategy to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. 

FRACKING DOCUMENTARIES, 7-9 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium., A-B Tech, 340 Victoria St., Asheville. “Fracking Stories” will be held. The event will screen six short documentaries that expose the public health and environmental consequences of hydraulic fracturing and the ways that communities are coming together to protect their land and water. Attendees will learn about the issues, talk with community members, and find out how they can help keep fracking out of North Carolina. The Asheville screening is co-presented by The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Appalachian Voices, Clean Water for North Carolina, Working Films, The Mountain Peoples Assembly, and WNC Frack Free. The event is free and open to the public. 



Friday, June 5

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Tuxedo Junction, playing a variety of music from the 1940s to the 1990s, will perform 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.

TYLER BOONE OUTDOOR CONCERT, 8 p.m., lawn seating, The Peace Center, Greenville, S.C. Boone, who has musical roots in punk-metal, will perform in concert. His music now has blues and pop-laced influences. The Tarlatans also will appear.



Saturday, June 6

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY, 12:30-3 p.m., Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Rd., Asheville. The Citizens Climate Lobby will review the REMI report, local congressional members’ bios, appoint a message day organizer, look at the laser talks and plan its lobby meetings for the Washington, D.C., conference June 21-24. 

BLUE JEAN BALL, 7-11 p.m., along the Swannanoa River, 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville. The Blue Jean Ball fundraiser, with the theme “Bowl Full of Soul,” will feature the Sirens of Soul, the Bread and Jam All-Stars and others. Tickets, which are $75 per person, are available by visiting MANNAFoodBank.org, or calling 299-FOOD.

MERLE HAGGARD CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Country music star Merle Haggard will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Tuesday, June 9

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.



Friday, June 12

CONCERT, 5:30-10 p.m., River Arts District, Asheville. RiverLink’s RiverMusic series will make its season debut with performances by Ben Miller Band, Red Dirt Revelators and The Toothe. 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 CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Dashboard Blue, playing oldies rock and beach music, will perform for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. A Corvette show will be held adjoining the show on South Main Street. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Saturday, June 13

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, 8:30 p.m., parking lot, Wedge Brewing, River Arts District, Asheville. The 1942 classic film, “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will be screened on the side panel of a truck. Attendees are urged to bring a chair or a blanket. Admission is free.



Sunday, June 14

OUTDOOR CONCERT, 4-6 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Bayou Diesel will perform zydeco music in the Sunday Music in the Park series. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, 8 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The film “The Goonies” will be shown in the Movie in the Park series. The screening will be preceded by children’s craft activities at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.




Monday, June 15

CONCERT ON THE QUAD, 7 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. Sirius.B, billed as an “absurdist gypsyfolk-funk-punk” ensemble, will perform at UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad. Admission is free.




Tuesday, June 16

JUST ECONOMICS GENERAL MEETING, 6:30 p.m., United Way building, Asheville. Just Economics will host its bimonthly general meeting, where the members and supporters share a meal, talk about some general updates about the group’s work and the community, and then break into committees to strategize and create plans to bring about the organization’s vision of a more just and sustainable local economy. Food will be provided, but anyone able to bring a dish to share is encouraged to do so. Admission is free and open to the public.




Thursday, June 18

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Scott Concert Hall, Porter Center, Brevard College, Brevard. “Opera’s Greatest Hits” will be performed by BMC’s Janiec Opera Company, joined by maestro Jerome Shannon and the Brevard Festival Orchestra. Ensemble pieces from some of the world’s most-loved operas will be performed.




Friday, June 19

OPERA TALK, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The monthly Opera Talks series will feature Asheville Lyric Opera Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals who will guide the audience through their operatic world. Admission is free and open to the public.

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The headliner is Corey Harris, who will be preceded by the band Zansa. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Southern Crescent will perform a variety of 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.



Saturday, June 20

CONCERT, 6 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Porter Center, Brevard College, Brevard. “Opening Night! With André Watts” will be performed by the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, with internationally acclaimed pianist André Watts and the BMCO’s principal guest conductor, JoAnn Falletta.




Monday, June 22

CONCERT ON THE QUAD, 7 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. Ulali Project featuring Pura FE will perform at UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad. Admission is free. 




Thursday, June 25

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will perform in concert. He is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. Johnson is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs for “Give It Away” and “In Color.” His 2008 album, “That Lonesome Song,” was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, “The Guitar Song,” received a gold certification. For tickets, which are $30 and up, call the Box Office at 286-9990, or visit www.FoundationShows.com.



Friday, June 26

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



Saturday, June 27

SEINFELD SHOW, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform. Tickets start at $65 before fees.

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 make its 2015 debut. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.



Sunday, June 28

THEATRICAL PRODUCTION, 2:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Autumn Players Readers Theatre will perform “The Vanishing Point,” by Beth Ely. Admission is $6.

BUSKER PERFORMANCE, 4-6 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. A busker performance featuring Abby the Spoon Lady, Time Crunch and Josh Newton will be offered in the Sunday Music in the Park series. Admission is free.



Monday, June 29

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



Tuesday, June 30

STEEP CANYON RANGERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Porter Center, Brevard College, Brevard. The Steep Canyon Rangers will perform in concert, accompanied by the Brevard Sinfonia, directed by Ken Lam. The Grammy Award-winning SCR will perform a concert on the lighter side.



Thursday, July 2

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 Aw ard-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

PATRIOTIC CONCERT/DANCE/FIREWORKS, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Asheville’s 96.5 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. Stephanies Id will perform at UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad. 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.



Wednesday, Aug. 15

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. 



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