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Thursday, June 1

DON HENLEY/PHIL COLLINS TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Music of Don Henley and Phil Collins,” will be presented through June 11. The show runs Thursday through Sunday. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

“THE LION KING” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Peace Center, Greenville, S.C. Disney presents “The Lion King,” billed as “the world’s No. 1 musical,” through June 25. For tickets, visit PeaceCenter.org, or call (864) 467-3000.

“A TUNA CHRISTMAS” SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “A Tuna Christmas,” billed as a “hilarious comedy featuring the residents of Tuna, Texas — the ‘third smallest’ town in the state,” will be performed through June 3. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.




Friday, June 2

Departure:  Journey Tribute Band SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The Journey tribute band, Departure, will perform in concert. The band, which has been together eight years, is billed by the SMCPA as “the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. Departure replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 1980s rock super group.” For tickets, which are $18, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.




Saturday, June 3

DANCE PERFORMANCE, 8:45 a.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Dreamweavers Dance Studio will present its “Legends” performance. All seats are reserved. For tickets, which are $5.50 each, visit www.FoundationShows.org.

MUD RUN, noon, Berkeley Park, Hendersonville. The sixth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run will be held. The charity 3-mile-plus race is filled with mddy obstacles, such as crawling through mud pits and mulch piles, climbing over hay bales and under logs and — perhaps the most extreme — dunking in a dumpster full of ice water. The mud run usually draws about 1,000 people and fills up quickly. Entry fees are $43 for untimed individuals, $50 for a timed individual and $170 for a team of four. To sign up, visit www.madmountainmudrun.com.

ASHEVILLE STARS BALL, 6 p.m., Event Center, Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort, West Asheville. The Asheville All Stars Ball will be held June 3-4, featuring dance competition in pro-am, solos, ballroom, Latin, smooth, rhythm and country events. June 3 will feature pro-am and amateur solos. The June 4th program, which begins at 9 a.m. and runs late into the night, will feature — in the morning —  pro-am and amateur events, smooth and ballroom divisions. The June 4 afternoon events include country, rhythm and Latin divisions. A dinner and awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., followed at 8:30 p.m. by what is billed as a “professional world-class show” that will be capped by general dancing with live music. For more information, visit www.ashevillestarsball.com.

MANNA FOODBANK’S BLUE-JEAN BALL, 7-11 p.m., MANNA FoodBank, 623 Swannanoa River Road, Ashville. The annual MANNA FoodBank blue-jean ball will feature the theme of “Pirates of the Swannanoa.” Attendees, who must be ages 21 or older, are encouraged to dress up to win costume prizes or practice their pirate voices to win the Best Pirate Growl. Music will be provided by DJ Scurvy.Dawg and Michelle Amato & The Booty. For tickets, which are $95, call 299-3663 or visit www.MANNAEvents.org.




Thursday, June 8

CHEROKEE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, noon-10:30 p.m, Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground, 1553 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee. The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will be held noon to 10:30 p.m. June 8-10, with open stage from 11 a.m. to noon each day. The June 8 lineup features, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Volume Five, Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Old Friends (Doyle Lawson amd Paul Williams) will do one 90-minute show at 3:15 p.m. and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform one 90-minute show at 9 p.m. The June 9 lineup will feature Breaking Grass, The Farm Hands (SPGBMA Award Winners), The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Crowe Brothers, and Rhonda Vincent (“Queen of Bluegrass” and IBMA Female Vocalist of the year for eight years) and The Rage.  Also featured June 9 will be country music legend Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band performing one 90-minute show at 8:30 p.m. with special guest, Rhonda Vincent. The June 10 lineup will feature Deeper Shade of Blue, The Harris Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Nothin’Fancy, and The VW Boys with one 90-minute show by Dailey & Vincent at 8:30 p.m. (newest members of The Grand Ole Opry). Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs — with no high-back chairs or rockers allowed.  No pets or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the concert area.  Security will be on duty at what is billed as “a family show.” Tickets will be available at the gate. To buy tickets in advance, visit www.adamsbluegrass.com. To make reservations at Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground, call 497-9204.





Friday, June 9

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, 11:30 a.m., Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St., Black Mountain. The SVM&HC Book Club will meet to discuss Wiley Cash’s 2012 work, “A Land More Kind Than Home.” All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. 

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The anniual Music on Main Street summer concert series will debut with the band Tuxedo Junction playing song hits ranging from the 1940s to today. In addition, many in the crowd will dance in a large roped-off area in front of the stage. Attendees are urged to bring chairs and/or blankets. A classic car show also will be held along the street adjoining the concert area. Admission to the concert and car show is free.

“ANNIE” FAMILY MUSICAL, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “Annie,” billed by the FRP as “one of the best family musicals ever written,” will be performed through July 2. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK, 8 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville.The film “Sing” will be shown in the Movies in the Park summer series. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and/or lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Saturday, June 10

BILLY CURRINGTON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Country music singer-songwriter Billy Currington will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.




Wednesday, June 14

JOHN MULANEY COMEDY SHOW, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. Comedian John Mulaney will perform on his “Kid Gorgeous” tour. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or the U.S. Cellular Center box office, or call (800) 745-3000.





Thursday, June 15

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Main Street (between Caswell and Allen streets), downtown Hendersonville. The summer Rhythm & Brews outdoor concert series will headline the six-piece ensemble Major and the Monbacks, featuring lively horns and a powerful rhythm section, will merge retro 1960s rock ‘n’ roll with the high energy and horn-laden grit of Southern soul. The Norfolk, Va.-based band is billed as “a returning favorite from last year.” Earlier, from 5 to 7 p.m., local singers-songwriters and opening acts will perform. The event also will showcase local brews. Admission is free.




Friday, June 16

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue (near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The DA5 summer outdoor concert series will feature — at 7 p.m. — the headliner band, Sonny Knight and the Lakers, billed as a “seven-piece soul powerhouse.” The band will perform a throwback-style, blending gospel and rhythm and blues into what is billed as “a unique sound that sure to make your next playlist.” Opening at 5 p.m. is Asheville’s The Northside Gentlemen, which infuses funk into old soul classics. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The anniual Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the Charlotte-based band Horsefly, playing classic and Southern rock ‘n’ roll and some jumping blues playing song hits, ranging from the 1940s to today. In addition, many in the crowd dance in a  large roped-off area in front of the stage. Attendees are urged to bring chairs and/or blankets. A Corvette show also will be held along the street adjoining the concert area. Admission to the concert and car show is free.

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The group Huey Lewis & the News will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Sunday, June 18

“GLOBAL ETHICS” LECTURE/DISCUSSION, 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. “Global Ethics: 10 Universal Essentials (Capabilities) to Well-Being” will be presented by Grace Campbell at the monthly  meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. Campbell teaches philosophy, environmental studies and all four courses in UNC Asheville’s required Humanities core. All are welcome to attend.




Monday, June 19

CONCERT ON THE QUAD,, 7-8:30p.m., Quad, UNC Asheville. The summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series will debut with Chatham County Line, a Raleigh-based band that combines traditional bluegrass harmonies with moder influences. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and/or chairs. Admission is free.




Friday, June 23

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The anniual Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the six-piece, Asheville-based band Emporium, which plays what is billed as “the finest in dance music — classic rock, disco, funk, beach and current hits.” In addition, many in the crowd dance in a  large roped-off area in front of the stage. Attendees are urged to bring chairs and/or blankets. A classic car show also will be held along the street adjoining the concert area. Admission to the concert and car show is free.




Sunday, June 25

BRIAN CULBERTSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn.  Culbertson, a contemporary jazz-rhythm and blues-funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer from Decatur, Ill., will perform. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com.




Monday, June 26

CONCERT ON THE QUAD,, 7-8:30p.m., Quad, UNC Asheviille. The summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series will featiure Westsound, a quartet covering soul and funk music, with songs by Sam Cooke, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Prince, James Brown and others. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and/or chairs. Admission is free.




Thursday, June 29

MOUNTAIN VOICES CONCERT, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Mountain Voices, a 55-member chorus, will present music by the decade. The program will include show tunes, Top 40 hits, gospel, and patriot songs from more than 50 years of music. Mountain Voices is under the direction of Beverly Barnett and accompanied by Lorie Meservey. For tickets, which are $12, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail.






Friday, June 30

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The annual Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the Greensboro-based band trio Wishful Thinking. The band plays acoustic, alternative and minimalist music. In addition, many in the crowd dance in a  large roped-off area in front of the stage. Attendees are urged to bring chairs and/or blankets. A Corvette show also will be held along the street adjoining the concert area. Admission to the concert and car show is free.

SOCK HOPS CONCERT,, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The vocal quartet, The Sock Hops, will perform a show titled “Red, White and Doo-Wop.” SMCPA noted, “Let’s kick off Fourth of July weekend with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform classic songs from all your favorite albums of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.” The Sock Hops specialize in four-part harmonies. For tickets, which are $18, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com/eventdetail. 


 

 

Tuesday, July 4

MUSIC ON MAIN HOLIDAY CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The annual Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature an Independence Day special show featuring the Asheville-based soul band Westsound, along with a patriotic tribute and fireworks. In addition, many in the crowd dance in a  large roped-off area in front of the stage. Attendees are urged to bring chairs and/or blankets. Admission to the concert and car show is free.



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