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Friday, July 1

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT CONCERT, 7 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The String Cheese Incident will perform “independent incidents” in separate concerts at 7 p.m. July 1 and 2. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band Wishful Thinkin’ will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.

NEAL MCCOY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country music star Neal McCoy will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $24, $27 and $30, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.

“THE MUSIC MAN” MUSICAL, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. The musical production, “The Music Man,” will be presented through July 9. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.



Saturday, July 2

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN, 7-10 p.m., Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The annual Shindig on the Green shows, featuring some of the region’s finest pickers, singers and dancers, will make its season debut on July 2. Other shows are scheduled July 9, 16 and 23 and Aug. 13, 20 and 27 and Sept. 3. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair or blanket. Admission is free.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lake Junaluska Conference Center, near Waynesville. The award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $18 or $23 for reserved seating, call (800) 222-4930 or visit www.LakeJunaluska.com/july4th.




Sunday, July 3

PATRIOTIC JAZZ CONCERT, 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 387 Haywood Rd., Asheville. An Independence Day Jazz Concert will feature the Asheville Jazz Orchestra. The event is a benefit for the ABCCM Veterans Ministries. Admission is free.



Monday, July 4

ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, noon-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. A day and night of Independence Day activities will be featured, with a fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. 

PATRIOTIC POPS CONCERT, 2 p.m., Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. The Pendergrass Family Patriotic Pops concert will feature patriotic favorites and the “1812 Overture,” with live cannon in the grand finale. For tickets, which are $25 to $55, or $15 on the lawn, visit www.brevardmusic.org.

FIRE ON THE LAKE GALA, 5 p.m., Lake Louise, Weaverville. The Town of Weaverville will celebrate the Fourth of July with its annual Fire on the Lake program that includes live music, food and fireworks. Music will be performed from 7 to 10 p..m. by Leigh Glass & Devils in the Dust. The event will conclude with a fireworks show. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band West Sound will perform a patriotic tribute, followed by fireworks. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.




Tuesday, July 5

ASHEVILLE TRANSIT COMMITTEE MEETING, 3:30-5 p.m., first floor Conference Room, City Hall, downtown Asheville. The Asheville Transit Committee will hold its monthly meeting.




Thursday, July 7

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The James Hammel Trio will perform jazz, pop and originals during an outdoor concert by the lake. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., downtown Hendersonville stage. Oscar Wilde’s most-celebrated play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” will be presented by the Flat Rock Playhouse through July 24. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.




Friday, July 8

Opera Talk, 3 p.m.. Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The monthly Opera Talk series will feature an address by Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey, along with summer opera cast performance highlights. Admission is free and open to the public. 

POLITICAL MEETING, 8 a.m., 1816 Hendersonville Rd., Suite 20, Asheville. Conservatives and moderates upset about their city, county or nation and the erosion of their rights and security will meet. The organizers noted that “these are working meetings, not discussion groups.” Admission is free. 

FAMILY FILM SCREENING, 6:30 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The monthly Movies in the Park series will feature “Back to the Future (1985),” rated PG and starring Michael J. Fox as a 1980s’ high-schooler accidentally trapped in the 1950s. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band Dashboard Blue will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.




Saturday, July 9

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY MEETING, 12:30-3 p.m., Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Road, Asheville. Citizens Climate Lobby will hold its monthly meeting. The group is advocating for a carbon fee and dividend, which would impose a fee on fossil fuels at point entry. The fee would be refunded to individuals and families.

“A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. “A Night at the Movies” will feature a musical anthology of the great Hollywood film scores. For tickets, which are $25 to $55, or $15 on the lawn, visit www.brevardmusic.org.

“BROADWAY AND BEYOND” CONCERT, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone. “Broadway and Beyond” will feature singer Kelli O’Hara, who will perform with a quintet. She will sing Broadway showstoppers and familiar favorites from the Great American Songbook. For tickets, which are $30-$40, call 262-4046 or visit http:/appsummer.org/schedule/




Monday, July 11

JOE LASHER JR. CONCERT, 7-8:30 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. Joe Lasher Jr. will perform country music in the summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series. Lasher, Weaverville-born and a Nashville recording artist, is billed as a progressive country singer-songwriter. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food is available from concession stands. Admission is free.




Tuesday, July 12

POLITICAL MEETINGS, 5:30 p.m., The Valley Girl (formerly Eye Scream Parlour), 2064 Hwy. 70, Swannanoa. Conservatives and moderates upset about their city, county or nation and the erosion of their rights and security will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26. The organizers noted that “these are working meetings, not discussion groups.” Admission is free.




Thursday, July 14

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. will perform bluegrass songs during an outdoor concert by the lake. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, July 15

MEDICARE WORKSHOP, 2 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A “Medicare Choices Made Easy” Workshop will be presented in partnership. It is billed as offering “unbiased and accurate information” from trained volunteers from the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. Also, beginning at noon,  attendees can get questions answered about Social Security benefits and Medicare enrollment beginning. Admission is free and open to the public. 

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The monthly DA5 summer series will feature headliner Anderson East, preceded by Sweet Claudette. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band Flashback will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.

“LITTLE MERMAID, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL,” 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “The Little Mermaid” is billed as Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. The live stage show also will be presented July 16, 22, and 23. For tickets, which are $12 for students and $17 for adults, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.




Sunday, July 17

FEMINISM PROGRAM, 2-3:30 p.m., Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. A program on “The Waves of Feminism” in the United States will be presented by professor emeritus Patricia Robertson and civil rights attorney Curry First at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. The program will examine the personal, political and legal aspects of sexism and female oppression, past and present. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.



Monday, July 18

LYRIC CONCERT, 7-8:30 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. Lyric, along with her band, will perform pop, rock, funk and soul music in the finale of the summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series. Lyric is an Asheville singer, rapper, guitarist and songwriter. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Food is available from concession stands. Admission is free.




Thursday, July 21

BUZZ BREAKFAST EVENT, 7:30 a.m., Renaissance Asheville Hotel, downtown Asheville. The Leadership Asheville Summer Buzz Breakfast Series will feature “Asheville’s Direction,” moderated by Jim Stokely. The panel will feature Bill Dean, chief executive officer of The Collider; Mary K. Grant, chancellor at UNC Asheville; and Ether Manheimer, mayor of Asheville. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the program lasting from 8 to 9 a.m. Admission — open to everyone —  is $20, including breakfast.

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. The band Broadcast will be the featured band. Admission is free.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Michael J. Stevens Quartet will perform jazz during an outdoor concert by the lake. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, July 22

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band Deano & the Dreamers will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.




Wednesday, July 27

ASHEVILLE HISTORY PROGRAM, 6-7 p.m., Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, downtown Asheville. A program, “The Arts: Performing, Visual and Literary” will be moderated by Deborah Austin and Phyllis Lang as part of the monthly series on the 1980s, when Asheville began to reinvent itself. Admission is free.




Thursday, July 28

DOLLY PARTON’S “9 TO 5” MUSICAL, 2 and 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. The musical production, Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” musical, will be presented from July 28 through Aug. 20. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Rewind Band will perform beach, country and classic rock music during an outdoor concert by the lake. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

DAUGHTRY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The rock band Daughtry will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.biltmore.com/concerts, or call (866) 336-1255.




Friday, July 29

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band A Social Function will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.

AARON LEWIS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Aaron Lewis will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, July 30

LEAF DOWNTOWN AVL FESTIVAL,  noon-10 p.m., four stages (in front of Asheville City Hall, the Buncombe County Courthouse, a cafe stage at the Vance Monument on Pack Square and a youth stage on Market Street), downtown Asheville. Long-running funk band War will be the headliner at the free LEAF Downtown AVL festival. The festival will conclude from noon to 6 p.m. July 31. Other featured bands will include Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Billy Myers & The Monitors, the LEAF SoulTown Review, The Broadcast and family entertainer Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Last year’s first downtown LEAF pulled at least 15,000 visitors.

KELLIE PICKLER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country artist Kellie Pickler will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $45, $50 and $55, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.




Sunday, July 31

READERS THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE, 2 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Appalachian Summer Theater will perform “Outlander,” written by storyteller Gary Carden of Sylva. “Outlander” tells the story of the creation of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the conflicts between long-time mountain residents and the “outsiders” who advocated preservation through establishment of the park. Presented as readers theater by the Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre, with live music by Joe Penland. Carden will lead a post-performance discussion. General admission is $6 at the door.




Thursday, Aug. 4

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Rewind Band will perform beach, country and classic rock music during an outdoor concert by the lake. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, Aug. 5

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The 96.5 House Band will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.




Friday, Aug. 12

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The Rock and Roll Reunion will perform. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.



Friday, Aug. 19

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., VIsitor’s Center parking lot, downtown Hendersonville. The band Tuxedo Junction will close out the summer music series. Admission is free. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets.




Saturday, Sept. 3

LYNYRD SKYNYRD CONCERT, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, Sept. 17

FOREIGNER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Foreigner will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.



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