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Wednesday, Aug. 3

“DOLLY PARTON’S 9 TO 5” MUSICAL, 2 and 7:30 p.m., main stage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The show “Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5” will be performed through Aug. 20, with showtimes varying. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.



Thursday, Aug. 4

FOLK/DANCE FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. The 89th Annual Mountain Folk & Dance Festival will be held. It is billed as the nation’s oldest gathering celebrating Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions.

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.

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Porter Center, Brevard College, Brevard. The Janiec Opera Company will present a performance of “Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.” The show is billed as an “enchanting collection of iconic hits from the team who revolutionized the American musical.” For tickets, which are $35-$55, visit www.brevardmusic.org, or call 862-2105.

FILM SCREENING, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre, Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The internationally award-nominated, Asheville-based indie-noir film “Quiet River” will be screened in its hometown. The film was produced entirely in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The plot focuses on a woman who returns to her North Carolina roots only to find her troubled brother is caught in a web of crime and deceit.



Friday, Aug. 5

CRAFTS FAIR, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Burnsville Town Square, Burnsville. The 60th Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will feature more than 200 artists and crafts-people working and displaying their work. Also featured will be food, live bluegrass and dance performances. 

THE ISAACS MUSICATION NATION CONCERT, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The multiple-award-winning Isaacs family will perform an evening concert on Aug. 5 and 6. For tickets, which are $25 per evening, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

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.




Saturday, Aug. 6

ART & CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village. The 44th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair will be held. The fair will host 100-plus artists from 20 states representing the full spectrum of craft media: jewelry ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The two-day fair will conclude on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.




Sunday, Aug. 7

MONODRAMA PERFORMANCE, 2 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Patchwork Perspectives,” writtten and acted by Barbara Bates Smith, will be performed. The premiere of Smith’s newest melodrama is based on characters from Lee Smith’s stories, “Devil’s Dream” and “Saving Grace.” Tickets are $6.

LYLE LOVETT CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Peace Center, Greenville, S.C. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will perform in concert. Lovett is billed as having “evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers.” He has won four Grammy Awards and the American Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award. For tickets, call (800) 888-7768, or visit www.peacecenter.org.




Monday, Aug. 8

GILLIAN WELCH CONCERT, 8 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center, Brevard. BMC will present “An Evening With Gillian Welch.” Welch will perform with partner and collaborator Dave Rawlings, blending bluegrass, Americana and Appalachian roots music. For tickets, which are $20 to $40, visit brevardmusic.org.




Thursday, Aug. 11

BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 120 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The show “The Music of Buddy Holly” will be performed Aug. 11-21, with showtimes varying. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.




Friday, Aug. 12

LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin will perform in concert. They began their career more than 50 years ago in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and went on to make country music history as the Gatlin Brothers. For tickets, which are $25 and $28, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

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

CASTING CROWNS CONCERT,7:30 p.m., lawn, Biltmore House, Asheville. The band Casting Crowns will perform, with special guest Jeremy Camp. For tickets, call (866) 336-1255, or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.

MOVIE IN THE PARK, 8:30 p.m. (dusk), Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The Movies in the Park series will feature 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur,” rated PG. “Pixar imagines a world in which dinosaurs and humans live together. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 13

SOURWOOD FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., downtown Black Mountain. The annual Sourwood Festival will be held, based around the harvest of sourwood honey. The festival will feature music, arts and crafts vendors, the Sourwood Idol contest, a children’s area and food. The two-day festival will conclude Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RIVERFEST, 1-6 p.m., 144 Riverside Drive, Asheville. Riverfest, billed as a family-friendly event, will feature the famous Anything That Floats water parade, music, food trucks and more.

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 be held on Aug. 13, 20 and 27 and Sept. 3. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair or blanket. Admission is free.

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 14

EMMYLOU HARRIS/MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER CONCERT,7:30 p.m., lawn, Biltmore House, Asheville. Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform in concert. For tickets, call (866) 336-1255, or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16

BOZ SCAGGS/MICHAEL MCDONALD CONCERT,7:30 p.m., lawn, Biltmore House, Asheville. The band Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald will perform in concert. For tickets, call (866) 336-1255, or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.

 

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 18

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. The band Mountain Heart will perform in the monthly outdoor Rhythm & Brews concert series. Admission is free.



Friday, Aug. 19

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 Asheville All Stars, preceded by Asheville Music School Band and LEAF Delta Jazz Band. Admission is free.

DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL, 5-10 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The annual Dirty Dancing Festival will be held through Aug. 20. (Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) A free screening of the film “Dirty Dancing” will be held in the meadow, starting at sunset Friday. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. On Aug. 20, the gala will continue with a day of dance lessons and contests, live beach and soul music and dancing, performances by Asheville Ballet and games and other competitions. Multiple sites around town will host after-parties. For tickets, which are $25, visit dirtydancingfestival.com.

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.

THE O’JAYS/CHAKA KHAN CONCERT,7:30 p.m., lawn, Biltmore House, Asheville. The band The O’Jays and Chaka Khan will perform in concert. For tickets, call (866) 336-1255, or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.




Saturday, Aug. 20

ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Dillsboro. the Summer Arts & Crafts Market will feature more than 40 artisans displaying and demonstrating their handmade arts and crafts, along with family entertainment and food.

TIM HAWKINS COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Tim Hawkins will perform what is billed as “a no-bones, no-bull comedy show that entertains the entire family.” For tickets, which are $32-$60, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Sunday, Aug. 21

“SOMETIMES... PATSY CLINE” TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 120 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The show “Sometimes ... Patsy Cline ” will be performed for one night only. Jacqueline Petroccia will perform in the title role, as she takes the audience on a musical journey from Jersey girl to country legend. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23

RICK SPRINGFIELD CONCERT,7:30 p.m., lawn, Biltmore House, Asheville. Rick Springfield will perform in concert, preceded by special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics. For tickets, call (866) 336-1255, or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.



Wednesday, Aug. 24

HOUSING DISCUSSION,7:30 a.m., Renaissance Asheville Hotel, downtown Asheville. The monthly Buzz Breakfast series will feature a discussion of “Finding Shelter?” Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. The program runs from 8 to 9 a.m. Moderator will be Kit Cramer, president and chief executive officer of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. Panelists will includ Andy Barnett, executive director of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity; Gene Bell, CEO of Asheville Housing Authority; Pat Carver, area executive of First Citizens Bank; and Eddie Dewey, founder of Dewey Property Advisors. For tickets, visit leadershipasheville.unca.edu or call 255-7100.




Saturday, Aug. 27

RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Russ Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, with the Church Sisters, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $20-$22, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

THREE DOG NIGHT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The group Three Dog Night will perform in concert. For tickets, visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Sunday, Aug. 28

ORGANICFEST, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Organicfest will feature live music, organic local food to taste, cooking demos and arts and crafts.




Wednesday, Aug. 31

ASHEVILLE HISTORY PROGRAM, 6-7 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, downtown Asheville.  A monthly series focusing on Asheville in the 1980s will feature a discussion of “New Housing and Old Buildings, led by moderators Kevan Frazier and Erin Derham. Admission is free.




Friday, Sept. 2

MOTOWN REVUE CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Legacy Motown Revue show will pay tribute to legendary icons of Motown. Four performers will dance and sing, backed by what is billed as “an amazing six-piece horn band.” For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org, or call the box office at 286-9990.




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.

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Jim Curry will perform “A Tribute to John Denver.” For tickets, which are $18 and $22, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.




Sunday, Sept. 4

CANTON LABOR DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL, noon-11 p.m., Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. Canton’s Labor Day Weekend Festival will run Sept. 4-5. Features will include live music, a parade, a children’s area with inflatables, face-painting, a magician, balloon artists, a tailgate farmers market, crafts, food ventors and a vintage car show. Among the Sept. 4 highlights are concerts by Lyric, 6 p.m.; Joe Lasher Jr., 7:30 p.m.; and Yonder Mountain String Band, 9 p.m. The Sept. 5 highlights include a performance by Mountain Faith at 6 p.m. and Balsam Range, 8 p.m. Also, from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, a parade with 120 floats will wind through downtown. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 10

SAM BUSH CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Sam Bush, alternately known as the “king of Telluride,” and the “king of bluegrass,” will perform in concert. Bush is billed as helping to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org, or call the box office at 286-9990.





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.




Saturday, Oct 1

PRIDE FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Local LGBTQ activists will host the annual LGBTQ Blue Ridge Pride Festival. “Color Our World With Pride and Love” is this year’s theme. “This positive stand of ‘Love triumphs over hate’ will show all the diversity and welcoming atmosphere of Asheville’s proud LGBTQ community and allies,” the board of directors reported in a statement to the news media recently. Features will include continuous music, dancing and entertainment on the main stage in front of City Hall. Surrounding the outdoor venue will be more than 100 booths and vendors. CNN named Asheville as one of the best places in the world to celebrate pride in 2012. Past festivals have drawn between 10,000 and 12,000 visitors, but the organizers are predicting that this year will attract even a bigger turnout, as the LGBTQ community and its friends wants to show solidarity.



Saturday, Oct. 15

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:44
 



 


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