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Sunday, Sept. 1

NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 73rd annual N.C. Apple Festival, which began Aug. 30, will run through Sept. 2. The gala features locally grown apples, all-day free entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts and free evening bands. Some 275,000 people are expected to attend. No pets allowed. Admission is free.

“ROUNDING 3RD” STAGE SHOW, 2 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. “Rounding 3rd” will be performed through Sept. 8 by the FRP. The show is billed as “a bro-medy following two coaches with different strategis on how to raise children. Lots of laughs, but there’s no crying in baseball.” The show is offered at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and at 8 p.m. Saturdays. For tickets, call 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

“MAMA MIA!” STAGE SHOW, 2 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform the musical “Mama Mia!” through Sept. 15. The show also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14; and at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

20 RIDE SHOW, 7-8:30 p.m., Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, downtown Hendersonville. The band 20 Ride, billed as “America’s No. 1 Zac Brown tribute band,” will perform in a show at the North Carolina Apple Festival. Admission is free.

OAK RIDGE BOYS PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. The annual Canton Labor Day Festival will feature as the festival’s headline band, the Oak Ridge Boys, at 8 p.m. The day’s earlier musical lineup will include Kell Nathan Brown at 2 p.m., the Blackout Band at 3:30 p.m., McKayla Reece at 5 p.m. and Joe Lasher at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate — and $8 in advance at Ingles Markets.

HIP POCKET CONCERT, 8:30-10 p.m., Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, downtown Hendersonville. The band Hip Pocket will perform in a show at the North Carolina Apple Festival. Hip Pocket’s musical repertoire is billed as featuring “party, beach, Motown, soul and hot new country.”  Admission is free.




Monday, Sept. 2

NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., North Main Street (at Five Points) to Caswell Street (downtown), Hendersonville. The 73rd annual N.C. Apple Festival, which began Aug. 30, will conclude with the end of the King Apple Parade.  Admission is free.

KING APPLE PARADE, 2:30.-3:30 p.m., Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 73rd annual N.C. Apple Festival, which will conclude with the King Apple Parade. The parade will feature Tom Orr as grand marshall and Kaitlyn Ledbetter as 2019 apple ambassador. Parade highlights will include professional floats, bands, youth groups, antique cars and fire trucks. Admission is free.

BALSAM RANGE PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. The annual Canton Labor Day Festival will feature as its final-night headline band, Balsam Range, at 7:30 p.m. The day’s earlier entertainment lineup will include Miss Labor Day crowning at 11:30 a.m., Angie’s Dance Academy performance at 11:45 a.m., the Super ‘60s Band at 12:45 p.m., Jackie Lunsford and the Carolina Band at 2:15 p.m., Ol’ Dirty Bathtub at 3:45 p.m. and the Ryan Perry Band at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate — and $8 in advance at Ingles Markets.




Thursday, Sept. 5

“CRAZY BAG”/”CARRY ON” PLAYs, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the plays “Crazy Bag” and “Carry On” Sept. 5-15. Showtimes for “Crazy Bag” are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Showtimes for “Carry On” are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Saturdays. For tickets, visit TheMagneticTheatre.org or call 239-9250.




Friday, Sept. 6

N.C. MOUNTAIN STATE FAIR, 9 a.m.-1 a.m.,  WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher. The North Carolina Mountain State Fair will be held Sept. 6-15. The fair will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m..-1 a.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. first Sunday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. second Sunday. Billed as the third-largest fair in North Carolina, it celebrates the Blue Ridge Mountains with arts, music, crafts, food, entertainment, livestock displays, competitions, prizes, amusments rides and games. For details, visit www.wncagcenter.org.

SUMMER TRACKS OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. The concert will feature Queen Bee and the Honeylovers. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.





Saturday, Sept. 7

3 DOORS DOWN WITH CLAY WALKER CONCERT, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. The band 3 Doors Down With Clay Walker will perform hard and alternative rock with elements of post-grunge. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

THE STEELDRIVERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Steeldrivers will perform in concert. “Our dedication and determination remain intact,” singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers said recently. “The Steeldrivers honor our older music by always putting our focus on the songs. Some people describe our music as being bluegrass based, but the fact is, we’re not bound to any one regimen. I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins — it’s that rock ‘n’ roll edge played on traditional instruments.” For tickets, which are $23, $25 and $28, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Asheville Commmunity Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The ACT will present its production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” Sept. 6-21. Showtimes are  7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets, visit ashevilletheatre.org or call 254-1320.

PHIL VASSAR CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Phil Vassar, in the midst of his “HitsTeria Tour,” will celebrate 20 years of chart-topping hits in concert. His reign of signature songs includes 10 No. 1 singles and 26 top 40 hits, including “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Six-Pack Summer” and “When I Love You.” For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.

 



Friday, Sept. 13

.DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL EXTRAORDINAIRES PERFORMANCE., 6-8 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The Extraordinaires will perform as the opening band at the two-day annual Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival. The group will play what is billed as “a unique blend of music that is sure to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor. From the powerful kickin’ horns to the smooth lead vocals.” Later that evening, at 9:15 p.m., the film “Dirty Dancing” will be screened. (See listing below for details.)

“WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The HCT will perform Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Sept. 13-22. Show are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit HendersonvilleTheatre.org.

“CINEMATASTIC” STAGE SHOW, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. “Cinematastic: The Music of the Movies” will be performed Sept. 13-28 by the FRP. The show is billed as displaying “the greatest hits from the Silver Screen to Mainstream, a song-and-dance extravaganza.” The show is offered at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and at 8 p.m. Saturdays. For tickets, call 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL FILM SCREENING / ETC., 9:15 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The two-day annual Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival will be held 5-11:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. The film “Dirty Dancing” will be shown on a giant plastic inflatable screen, beginning at 9:15 p.m. Sept. 13. Earlier on Sept. 13, begnning at 5 p.m., music, dancing and other activities will be held. From 5 to 5:45 p.m., the Lake Lure Cloggers will perform on one stage. In another nearby area, from 5 to 8 p.m., Natalie Foreverland, billed as “Spartanburg’s premier (dance) instructor,” will enable attendees to “experience what ‘Dirty Dancing’ is all about — soul dancing partnered with a little mix of Latin fusion... Grab your partner and take part in the 30-minute sessions, learning the free-form, sensuous styles of dancing the Mambo, Salsa, Bachata, Waltz and Foxtrot.” Also, from 6 to 8 p.m, The Extraordinaires will perform. Admission is $15 at the gate. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.




Saturday, Sept. 14

DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The two-day annual Lake Lure Dirty Dancing Festival will be conclude with live music, dance lessons, dance exhiibitions, general dancing for attendees and dance competitions. Other features will include food, watermelon races, classes, performances and arts and crafts. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Asheville Ballet (with Johnny look-alike lead instructor Lyle Laney) will perform dance scenes from the film. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Carolina Coast Band will perform beach, Motown, rhythm and blues and oldies music. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., the iconic Band of Oz will perform beach music and oldies. The event finale, featuring the lake-lift competition (“where audacious couples re-enact Baby & Johnny’s iconic water scene,” the organizers noted), will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $25 at the gate. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

SUPER ‘60s BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Super ‘60s Band, playing 1960s’ song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

BILTMORE PARK OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Cecil Park (the green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Town Square, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Queen Bee and the Honeylovers will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Collingsworth Family, a Southern gospel group, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $20, $25 and $30, visit greatmountainmusic.com.



Sunday, Sept. 15

DOM FLEMONS PERFORMANCE, 2 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. Grammy-winning performer Dom Flemons will perform in concert. Flemons is known as “the American songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. Felmons is a music scholar, historian, record-collector and a multi-instrumentalist. “He is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. General admission is $24. For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit ncstage.org.




Tuesday, Sept. 17

KRONOS QUARTET CONCERT, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet will offer what is billed as “artful experimentation, mixing familiar arrangements with the element of surprise.” For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Thursday, Sept. 19

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT SERIES, 5:30-9:30 p.m., South Main Street (in front of Wells Fargo Bank), downtown Hendersonville. The summer concert series finale will be headlined at 7:30 p.m. by the Honey Island Swamp Band, with Rad Trads opening at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

DEMOCRAT WOMEN DINNER MEETING, 5:30 p.m., Democrat HQ, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville. The Democrat Women of Buncombe County will host its monthly dinner meeting, with registration at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and a program at 6. For dinner reservations, RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 15.




Saturday, Sept. 21

SOUND INVESTMENT CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Sound Investment, playing pop-rock-soul song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

LONESTAR CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The country music group Lonestar will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $26, $32, $38 and $45, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“THE FIRE OF FREEDOM” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. “The Fire of Freedom: The Story of Abraham Galloway” will be performed by Mike Wiley. The show will run Sept. 21-Oct. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. “The story of this signifcant black leader (Galloway) deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African-Americans in the South,” the N.C. Stage Co. noted. “Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought slavery and injustice, risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North and fought racism in the Union amry’s ranks. For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit ncstage.org.

THERESA CAPUTO SHOW 7:30 p.m., Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Theresa Caputo will perform her show. Caputo is billed as an American television personality best-known for portraying a medium on the TLC reality TV series “Long Island Medium.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

 




Sunday, Sept. 22

 FIESTA HENDERSONVILLE, noon-8 p.m., downtown Hendersonville.  Fiesta Hendersonville will celebrate the traditions of more than 20 Latin American countries with music, dancing, food and vendors.

 RHANNON GIDDENS/FRANCESCO TURRISI CONCERT, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens, billed as “a folk music legend,” will perform with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Rurisi. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Friday, Sept. 27

GREEK FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave., Asheville. The church will host the three-day 33rd annual Greek Festival. It is open 11 am.-9 p.m. on Sept. 27-28 and 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Features will include traditional Greek dishes and treats, along with music, dancing and crafts. Admission is free.

ABBA TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The show “Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA,” billed as “the world’s greatest ABBA tribute show with ABBA original musicians,” will be performed. For tickets, which are $25, $31, $38 and $45, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“THE CRUCIBLE” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform the musical “Mama Mia!” Sept. 27-Oct. 13.. The show also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, ; and at 2 p.m. Sept.r 29 and Oct. 6. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

“THE LEGACY OF AMELIA ALDEAN” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the play “The Legacy of Amelia Aldean” Sept. 27-Oct. 20. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit TheMagneticTheatre.org or call 239-9250.




Saturday, Sept. 28

FINE LINE CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Fine Line, playing rock and soul classics from yesterday and today. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

ARTRAGEOUS SHOW, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The show “ARTrageous!” will be performed.  “ARTrageous” is billed as “an interactive art and music experience for all ages.” For tickets, which are $18, $22 and $25, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

SALUTE TO SOUL MUSIC, 8 p.m., Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. Singer-guitarist Daniel Sage will perform in a salute to soul music in his summer monthly concert series. Sage has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations and other venues.  For tickets, which are $25, visit Safelightfamily.org or call (212) 779-1186.




Thursday, Oct. 3

CATAPULT DANCE PERFORMANCE, 7:30-11 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Theatre, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Catapult will perform. Catapul,t an “America’s Got Talent” finalist from Season 8, is billed as offering “a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.” For tickets, call 859-8322 or visit tryonarts.org.

BELLETX DANCE PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. BalletX, billed as having been “founded to challenge the boundaries of classical ballet,” will perform its mix of original, dynamic choreography. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Friday, Oct. 4

RHONDA VINCENT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent will perform in concert. Regarding Vincent, the SMCPA is billing her as “a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music! World-class musicians and an award-winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.” For tickets, which are $23, $28 and $32, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Saturday, Oct. 12

DINO & THE DREAMERS CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a perforance by Dino and the Dreamers, playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics in what is being billed as a “Halloween event.” Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.





Saturday, Oct. 19

TUXEDO JUNCTION HALLOWEEN CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Tuxedo Junction playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Saturday, Oct. 26

SALUTE TO STING, 8 p.m., Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. Singer-guitarist Daniel Sage will perform in a salute to Sting in his summer monthly concert series. Sage has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations and other venues.  For tickets, which are $25, visit Safelightfamily.org or call (212) 779-1186.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2019 17:00
 



 


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