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Friday, Aug. 1

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” MUSICAL, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The musical “The Sound of Music” will be presented. For tickets, which are $15 to 25 for adults and $10 for students, call the box office at 286-9990.

CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Blind Lemons Philips will perform during the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert-dance series. A car show will be held in conjunction to the show. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Admission is free.

“HELLO, DOLLY!” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. The musical “Hello, Dolly!” will be performed through Aug. 3. The Aug. 2 performance is at 7:30 p.m. and the Aug. 3  performance at 3 p.m. For tickets, which are $24, visit www.harttheatre.com/tickets.

‘60S TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The FRPD’s Music on the Rock series will present “The Songs of the ‘60,” a tribute concert featuring the hits of the artists. The show will continue Aug. 2 and Aug. 7-9. For tickets, call 693-0731 or toll-free at (866) 732-8008.

“MISS SAIGON” POP OPERA, 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will present the epic pop opera “Miss Saigon.” The show will continue at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and 7, at 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 10. The show will conclude at 2 p.m. Aug. 24. For tickets, call 693-0731 or toll-free at (866) 732-8008.



Saturday, Aug. 2

PORSCHE CAR SHOW, 9-11:30 am., Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Porsche SommerFest car show will feature about 50 to 60 Porsches. Admission is free.

“SWEENEY TODD” OPERA PERFORMANCE, 2 p.m., Porter Center, Brevard College, Brevard. The Janiec Opera Company will perform “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” as part of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute & Festival. The opera is based on a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, other people too. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.”Sweeney Todd” opened on Broadway in 1979 and in the West End in 1980. In addition to several revivals, the musical has been presented by opera companies. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical. For tickets, which are $40, call 862-2104, or visit brevardmusic.org.

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 229 Airport Rd., Arden. The group Deano and the Dreamers will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. The Michel Jons Band will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

JENNIFER NETTLES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Jennifer Nettles, who became famous as leading vocalist of Sugarland, will perform on her own following her first solo release, “That Girl.” For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.



Sunday, Aug. 3

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center, Brevard. The BMC will close its annual Summer Institute & Festival with a concert featuring pianist Conrad Tao joining JoAnn Falletta and the BMC Orchestra in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2.” After an intermission, Falletta will lead the BMCO in a performance of Mussorgsky’s ever-popular orchestral suite “Pictures at an Exhibition.” For tickets, which are $50, $45, $40, $35 and, for lawn seating, $15, call 862-2104, or visit brevardmusic.org. Ticket-holders also may attend a pre-concert talk, which begins an hour before the performance in Thomas Hall.



Monday, Aug. 4

PROTEST RALLY, 5-6:30 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Mountain Moral Monday will return with a protest of recent actions by the North Carolina General Assembly. The event, hosted by the Mountain People’s Assembly, a coalition of Western North Carolina organizations and regional NAACP branches, likely will draw thousands. The Rev. William J. Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, will address the crowd, along with several other local speakers to be announced. Organizer Elaine Lite said the event will focus on voting rights and empowerment, part of the statewide “Moral March to the Polls” campaign.

STREET DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Information Center-201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. A street dance will be held Aug 4 and 11 featuring the Appalachian Fire & J. Creek Cloggers. Attendees are urged to bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks-tote bags will be allowed. The parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 p.m. — and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free.

FUNDRAISER GALA, 8 p.m., Main Stage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. The FRP will present the one-night-only “Dark Night Revue,” an evening of music, dance and laughs. For tickets, which are $125 and $100 for the gourmet picnic and show, and $40 for the performance only, call 693-0731.  



Tuesday, Aug. 5

UNCA TALK, 12:30 p.m., Fellowship Room, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, corner of North Liberty and East Chestnut streets, Asheville. Anne Ponder, who recently retired after serving a decade as chancellor of UNC Asheville, will address the Kiwanis Club on “Asheville’s University.”  Kiwanis meets at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church located on the corner of North Liberty and East Chestnut. Visitors are welcome.

SHAG LESSONS/DANCING, 6:30-10 p.m., Showtime Saloon, 97 Underwood Rd., Fletcher. The Mountain Shag Club are offering shag lessons — for free — every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. No partner is needed. Shag dancing will follow from 7 to 10 p.m., with rotating DJs and a $5 cover charge.




Thursday, Aug. 7

EMBROIDERERS MEETING, 10 a.m.-noon, Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Rd., Horse Shoe. The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of Amercia will feature Sue Osterberg, a chapter member, teaching the needle art techniques required to make a stump work acorn. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m., followed by a brief business meeting and the program.

CONCERT 7-9 p.m., next to Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle, Black Mountain. Adam Brooks Duddling will perform in the weekly Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series. Duddling is billed as “an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, songwriter, recording artist and producer.” He was a co-founder of The Shanghai Newgrass Project and, earlier, played with his jamband Flying Blind. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

STANDUP COMEDY SHOW, 8 p.m., Marshall Depot, 282 N. Main St., Marshall. Comedy Night, featuring an evening of audience participation comedy hosted by Asheville comic Randy Robins, will be held, with all proceeds going to Neighbors In Need’s Food Shelf. Robins teaches a class in “Performing Stand-Up Comedy” at UNC Asheville. He was a finalist at the Haywood’s Got Talent competition last fall at the HART Theatre in Waynesville. Robins’ performance is suitable for “children,” ages 5-105. Tickets, which will be sold at the door starting at 7 p.m., are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 5-18.



Friday, Aug. 8

CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Dashboard Blue will perform during the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert-dance series. A Corvette car show will be held in conjunction to the show. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Admission is free.



Saturday, Aug. 9

RIVERMUSIC CONCERT, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, River Arts District, Riverside Drive (along the French Broad River), Asheville. Featured will be Soldier’s Heart, a Southern Appalachian folk-roots band; Ashley Heath and Plankeye Peggy. Gates open at 5 p.m. Each show in the series features a beer from different breweries and food trucks. Admission is free. 

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band Deano and the Dreamers will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN, 7-10 p.m., Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, Pack Square Park, 121 College St., downtown Asheville. The 48th Shindig on the Green, featuring a stage show and informal jam sessions of old-time and bluegrass music, will continue. Also, dancers, singers and storytellers will perform. In addition, Shindig will be held on Aug. 16, 23 and 30. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and lawnchairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. No dogs, alcohol or smoking are permitted in the park. Admission is free.



Sunday, Aug. 10

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Flat Rock Cinema at The Singleton Center, 2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. Al Petteway and Amy White will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $15, call 697-2463, or visit www.magnoliaconcertseries.com.



Monday, Aug. 11

WIDOWS MEETING, 5-7 p.m., Golden Corral, Hendersonville. The Widows Fellowship meets for a meal and fellowship every second Monday.

KNITTERS MEETING, 7-9 p.m., New Hope Presbyterian Church at 3070 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville. The Western North Carolina Knitters and Crocheters for Others will meet. The group provides 18 local charities handmade items, including hats, scarves, baby hats and booties, mittens, dolls, blankets, sweaters, afghans and dishcloths. All skill levels are welcome.

STREET DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Information Center-201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The season’s street dance finale will feature Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition & Lake Lure Cloggers. Attendees are urged to bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers or backpacks-tote bags will be allowed. The parking lot seating area opens after 5:30 p.m. — and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free.




Tuesday, Aug. 12

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.



Wednesday, Aug. 13

ICELAND PROGRAM, 6 p.m., Henderson County Public Library, Hendersonville. A program on “Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice” will be presented by the Hendersonville Sister Cities program. Admission is free.



Thursday, Aug. 14

STATE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, noon-10 p.m., Tom Johnson Rally Park and Camping Center, 1885 U.S. 70 W., Marion. The North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will be held daily through Aug. 16. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs (but no high-back chairs) and blankets. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the concert area. Tickets are $30 in advance until Aug. 4, then $35 at the gate. Children under age 6 are free when accompanied by parents. For tickets, visit www.adamsbluegrass.com or call (800) 225-7802.

CONCERT 7-9 p.m., next to Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle, Black Mountain. The Asheville-based pop band A Social Function will perform in the weekly Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series. The group plays popular Top 40 and dance music and is billed as one of the Southeast’s “most-sought-after party bands.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free. 

COMEDY SHOW, 8 p.m., Playhouse Downtown, downtown Hendersonville. The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown will present the comedy “The Mystery of Irma Vep” through Sept. 14. The show runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and  Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 693-0731 or — toll-free — at (866) 732-8008.



Friday, Aug. 15

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 STREET FEST, 5-9 p.m., N. Lexington Ave. at the Interstate 240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The 26th annual Downtown After 5 monthly street festival’s highlight will be The Dynamites, featuring Charles Walker and Ruby Velle performing old-school soul and rhythm and blues, influenced by the likes of James Brown. The opener will be the Soulphonics, which plays Georgia-style soul and early 1950s and ‘60 rhythm and blues music. Besides live music, the street concert also will feature a wide selection of local and national beers and food. 

CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Tuxedo Junction, which opened the series, will perform during the last of the weekly Music on Main Street summer concerts-dances. A car show will be held in conjunction to the show. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Admission is free.

FARCE, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Little Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The HLT will present “The Little Shop of Horrors,” a farce about an inadequate florist’s assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood, The show plays Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. For tickets, call 692-1082. The show will continue through Aug. 31.

DAILEY & VINCENT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Grammy-nominated American bluegrass music group Dailey & Vincent will perform. For tickets, which are $20 and $25, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

THREE DOG NIGHT/38 SPECIAL CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The groups Three Dog Night and 38 Special will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $50, $60 (reserved) and $70 (premium), call (866) 336-1255 or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.



Thursday, Aug. 21

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 5 p.m., Azalea Parking on King Street between 3rd and 4th avenues, downtown Hendersonville. The summer Rhythm & Brews concert series will feature an outdoor concert by Sol Driven Train. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. The series will continue Sept. 18. Admission is free.

CHAPMAN/THIRD DAY CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The groups Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $55, $60 (reserved) and $65 (premium), call (866) 336-1255 or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.



Saturday, Aug. 23

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, 7:30 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The Masters of Illusions show will be performed. The family-friendly event will feature grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers. Guests under age 21 will be restricted to Level 2 of the casino. For tickets, which are $20-$45, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or (800) 745-3000.

BOSTON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The group Boston will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $65, $80 (reserved) and $90 (premium), call (866) 336-1255 or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.

MOVIE IN THE PARK, 9-11 p.m., Fletcher Community Park, Fletcher. The Movie in the Park series will feature Disney’s “Planes.” Attendees are urged to bring chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available admission is free.



Saturday, Aug. 28

LYLE LOVETT/EMMYLOU HARRIS CONCERT,8 p.m., Biltmore Estate, Asheville. Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $60, $70 (reserved) and $85 (premium), call (866) 336-1255 or visit www.biltmore.com/concerts.


Friday, Aug. 29

N.C. APPLE FESTIVAl, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 68th North Carolina Apple Festival, running through Sept. 1, will feature a street fair, arts and crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, a parade, food and more. The street fair will be held Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Monday,10 a.m.-5 p.m., from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. 

RIVERMUSIC CONCERT, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, River Arts District, Riverside Drive (along the French Broad River), Asheville. Featured will be the Artimus Pyle Band (he was the drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd), and opening act Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, which plays classic rock. Gates open at 5 p.m. Each show in the series features a beer from different breweries and food trucks. Admission is free

.BUDDY K BAND CONCERT, 7:45-10 p.m., on stage in front of Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Buddy K Big Band will perform as the night’s musical highlight at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival. The band plays the music of Les Brown, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Admission is free.



Saturday, Aug. 30

QUILT/CRAFT SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Crosswalk Building , 577 Buncombe St., , Hendersonville. The Apple Festival Quilt & Craft Sale will be held.

KENNY AND DOLLY TRIBUTE SHOW, 5-7 p.m., on stage in front of Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. “Just Two Old Friends: The Kenny and Dolly Tribute Show” will be performed at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival. The show will feature the hits of Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton. Admission is free.

DA THROWBACK BAND SHOW, 7:30-10:30 p.m., on stage in front of Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. Da Throwback Band, billed as a “‘70s performance band,” will perform at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival. “One of the hottest bands in the Southeast, the throwback band offers a spectacular high energy show of funk, disco and pop songs from the ‘70s,” a press release noted. “The throwback band takes you on a nostalgic musical trip back to the hip ‘70s, with an exciting, energetic and colorful show.” Admission is free.



Sunday, Aug. 31

ARTS/FUN FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lexington Avenue, downtown Asheville. For this year only, the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival will be revived.

LAKESIDE DRIVE BAND SHOW, 4:30-6:30 p.m., on stage in front of Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Lakeside Band will play beach and shag music at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival. “Lakeside Drive’s musical repertoire is varied and entertaining, consisting of a variety of beach music, rock classics, good ol’ boogie tunes, country and jazz,” a press release noted. Admission is free.

CAROLINA SOUL SHOW, 7:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m., on stage in front of Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville.  The band Carolina Soul will perform Motown, beach and soul music at the 68th North Carolina Apple Festival. “Carolina Soul Band performs sweet soul sounds of such legendary groups as The Drifters, The Coasters, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Little Anthony and the the Imperials, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and many, many more. The Carolina Soul Band takes you on an exciting journey through the musical history of Motown, beach and soul music,” a press release stated. “You’ll be clapping, dancing and singing along with all your favorite songs of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.” Admission is free.

TIM MCGRAW CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Tim McGraw, a country music singer-songwriter and actor, will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster. or call (800) 745-3000. 


Monday, Sept. 1

King Apple Parade, 2:30 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. As part of the N.C. Apple Festival, the King Apple Parade will be held on Labor Day.


Saturday, Sept. 6

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 229 Airport Rd., Arden. The 96.5 Band will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.



Friday, Sept. 12

RIVERMUSIC CONCERT, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, River Arts District, Riverside Drive (along the French Broad River), Asheville. Featured will be bluegrass music by Fruition and Fireside Collective. Gates open at 5 p.m. Each show in the series features a beer from different breweries and food trucks. Admission is free.



Saturday, Sept. 13

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. Tom Brown, One Man Band will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.



Sunday, Sept. 14

RIDERS IN THE SKY CONCERT, 3 p.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The 10th annual WCU Galaxy of Stars Series will launch with a return engagement of country and western icons Riders in the Sky, a Grammy Award-winning group that performed in the inaugural season of the series. The group, featured in the film “Toy Story,” is known for its award-winning harmonies, wacky cowboy wit and high-yodeling adventures. For single-show tickets, which are $21, call 227-2479, or visit www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.


Thursday, Sept. 18

OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5 p.m., Azalea Parking Lot, between 3rd and 4th Avenues along King Street, downtown Hendersonville. The annual Rhythm & Brews summer concert series will feature the band Blue Dogs. Admission is free.


Friday, Sept. 19

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 STREET FEST, 5-9 p.m., N. Lexington Ave. at the Interstate 240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The 26th annual Downtown After 5 monthly street festival will wrap up the season with the Asheville All Stars, which includes members of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Asheville Horns, Molly Parti and more. The opener will be Asheville Rock Academy, with its young performers. Besides live music, the street concert also will feature a wide selection of local and national beers and food.

GAITHER CONCERT, 7 p.m., Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The Gaither Homecoming Tour, featuring the award-winnng gospel band, will perform in concert. The WCU show will showcase the songs on the Gaither Vocal Band’s latest recording, “Hymns.” Also performing will be The Isaacs, the Nelons, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams. For tickets, which are $73, $36 or $26 for adults, and $23 for seniors and children, visit gaither.com, or call 227-7677.




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