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Tuesday, July 1 

SHAG LESSONS/DANCING, 6:30-10 p.m., Showtime Saloon, 97 Underwood Rd., Fletcher. The Mountain Shag Club is 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.

PERFORMANCE, 7-10 p.m., Asheville Art Museum, Pack Place, 2 South Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Brevard Music Center will offer the first of three summer performances. Featured will be performances by young musicians of exceptional talent, as well as members of Brevard’s renowned artist faculty. For tickets, which are $6 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers, 253-3227.

STREET DANCE/LIVE MUSIC, 7-9 p.m., Courthouse Gazebo, downtown Brevard. An old-time street dance featuring live bluegrass music will be held. Admission is free. 


Wednesday, July 2

FILM SCREENING, 3 p.m., Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The film “Three Amigos” (1986) will be shown. The comedy stars Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. Admission is free.

ANTI-FRACKING GATHERING, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jackson County Public Library, Sylva. The Canary Coalition’s Annual Gathering will feature the Coalition Against Fracking in WNC. The theme is “Wake Up” songs of the movement. Attendees are urged to lend their voices and bring friends. The gala affords an opportunity to network with others who are dedicated to this cause “and sharing ideas and strengths is what will bring about a group that could possibly put a stop to this crazy fracking idea and new law that is set in place in our mountains,” a press release noted. 


Thursday, July 3 

FILM, 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church Swannanoa Valley, 500 Montreat Rd. Black Mountain. “Legalize Democracy,” a film produced by Move to Amend, will provide a history of how corporations gained “personhood” and, consequently, constitutional rights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the screening starts at 7. Admission is free.


Friday, July 4

CAR SHOW/AUCTION, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher. The 47th Mountaineer Car Show and collector car auction will be held July 4-5. The auction will be held at 11 a.m. July 5. For tickets, which are $5 for adults and free for children ages 11 and younger, visit www.mountaineerantiqueautoclubcom.

FREEDOM FEST, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Bryson City. An old-fashioned street festival starts at 10 a.m., with activities throughout the day and evening, capped by a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Black Mountain/Montreat GALA, 10:30 a.m. Montreat. Montreat will host a parade at 10:30 a.m., with barbecue lunch available at noon for $10. In conjunction with Montreat, neighboring Black Mountain will host an evening of family fun and fireworks, beginning at 7 p.m. in downtown Black Mountain.

ASHEVILLE FOURTH OF JULY GALA, 2-10 p.m. (with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.), Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Family activities and entertainment will include the Ultimate Air Dogs jumping throughout the stage at 2, 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Music entertainment will start on the stage at 4 p.m. In addition to bouncy houses for children, Splashville Fountain and activities will be provided from 2 to 6 p.m. A $2 wristband will allow children to jump, bounce and race as many times as they would like. Stage entertainment will begin at 4 p.m., with the family-friendly band Lunch Money, featuring an indie rock salute to the stuff of childhood. The next band will be local country-music up-and-comer Joe Lasher Jr. The headliner, rockabilly legend Junior Brown, will  then perform. Brown is billed as playing “something for everyone, from honky-tonk to surf rock, blues to Western swing.” Also featured will be a picnic in the park, with beer and wine will be available for purchase including local brews. Food vendors will include: Avery’s Hot Dogs, D.O.G.S., Gypsy Queen Cuisine, The Hop, Kettle Corn, Lowdown Food Truck, Smash Box Mobile Kitchen, Sugar and Snow Gelato and Sunshine Sammies. No outside alcohol, pets or vending will be permitted. Parking is available in City of Asheville parking decks, on the street or in private lots. The concluding fireworks extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

PATRIOTIC POPS CONCERT/GALA, 2 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl auditorium, Brevard Music Center, Brevard. The Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops concert will feature the Brevard Symphonic Winds, directed by conductor Kraig Alan Williams. Billed as “a beloved Brevard tradition, maestro Kraig Alan Williams will lead the Brevard Symphonic Winds in marches, patriotic songs and other favorites. The Brevard Community Band will join the BSW for the concert’s exciting finale — a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” complete with live cannons. In other holiday activty, throughout the day and into the evening, Brevard will host musical entertainment, with the Courthouse Gazebo serving as the center stage. Fireworks will be launched at 9:30 p.m.

Weaverville GALA, 5:30-10 p.m., Lake Louise, Weaverville. The Fire on the Lake Music Festival will feature food, music by David Holt and the Lightning Bolts, and a fireworks show at dusk. Admission is free.

FOURTH OF JULY POW-WOW, 6-9 p.m., Acquoni Expo Center, 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee. The Cherokee Fourth of July Pow-Wow will feature traditional, jingle or grass categories of performances by world-champion Indian dancers. For tickets, which are $10, call (800) 438-1601, or visit www.CherokeeNC.com.

FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT/DANCE/FIREWORKS, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Tom Brown/One Man Band  will perform in what is billed as a “Special Fourth of July Celebration Concert” as part of the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert-dance series and the Hendersonville Fourth of July celebration. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Fireworks, viewable from downtown, will be launched at dark. Admission is free.

TouristS’ Basebal/Fireworks, 7:05 p.m., McCormick Field, Asheville. The Asheville Tourists will host the Lexington Legends in baseball. After the game, the Tourists present their annual spectacular fireworks show. For tickets, for the game and fireworks, which are usually a sellout, visit theashevilletourists.com.

South Asheville Fireworks, 9 p.m., Lake Julian, off Long Shoals Road, Asheville. A fireworks show will start at dark, but attendees are urged to come early, bring lawnchairs and/or blanket and a picnic meal — and find a spot along the lake from which to watch the fireworks. The park will offer picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, boat rental and a playground. Parking will be offered at Estes Elementary School on Long Shoals Road across from the lake. From Asheville take I-26 East to Exit 37. Then turn left at the light onto Long Shoals Road. Admission is free.

LAKE LURE FIREWORKS, 9 p.m., Lake Lure. Fireworks will be launched at nightfall at the lake. Attendees are urged to either watch the color explode in the sky from the shores — or take a ride on a Lake Lure Tours boat for what is billed as “the best seat in the house.”


Saturday, July 5

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.

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 on July 5, 12 and 19, as well as Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Also, dancers, singers and storytellers will perform. 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. 

MICHAEL MCDONALD CONCERT, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, 733 Rivers St., Boone. Soul singer Michael McDonald, who has an unusual and quickly recognizable voice that has soared through pop, rock and rhythm and blues hits for four decades, will perform in concert as part of ASU’s An Appalachian Summer arts series. For tickets, call (800) 841-2787 or visit www.appsummer.org.

 

Sunday, July 6

YOGA EVENT SERIES, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pack Square Park, College Street, downtown Asheville. The weekly Yoga Rocks the Park event will be held on Sundays through July 27. It is an outdoor 75-minute all-levels class. A kids yoga class (for ages 3-10) will complement adult classes. Registration will be held at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. For tickets, which are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate (and either $10 or $7 per child with families with multiple children), visit yogarocksthepark.com.

 

Tuesday, July 8 

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.

 

Thursday, July 10

JAZZ CONCERT, 6 p.m., Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. A jazz concert, “Exploring the Jazz Standard,” will feature Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and Byron Hedgepath on vibraphone as they explore classic jazz standards from the songbooks of Gershwin, Porter, Rogers, Carmichael and more. Admission is free.

ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE PARADE OF KINGS, 6:30 p.m., casino floor, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will open with the Parade of Kings through the casino. At 7:30 p.m., the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will be held nightly, July 10-12. A contestant showcase will be held at 1 p.m. July 11 at the Rotunda and is standing-room-only. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

MARC COHN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Brevard Music Center, Brevard. Marc Cohn will perform as part of the BMC’s Summer Institute & Festival. Cohn, best known for his 1990 hit “Walking in Memphis,” is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has enjoyed a career distinguished by soulful original tunes and creative re-imaginings of popular hits. For tickets, visit brevardmusic.org, or call 862-2100.

 

Friday, July 11

RIB FEST, 11 a.m., WNC Ag Center, Fletcher. The Carolina West RibFest will begin at 11 a.m. July 11 and continue through 8 p.m. July 13. With a new name, new direction and new promoter, the gala is being tagged as “a different type of BBQ festival,” aiming to appeal to a wider audience. It will feature an expanded group of national barbecue teams and an eclectic mix of entertainment including three days of local, regional and national music acts on the main stage, Lucha Libre wrestling, a sideshow and saloon featuring can-can girls. Joining local musical acts like Underhill Rose and Circus Mutt will be national acts Moon Taxi and Jason McKinney. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children. For event details, visit www.CarolinaWestRibFest.com. 

RIVERMUSIC CONCERT, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, River Arts District, Riverside Drive (along the French Broad River), Asheville. The featured act will be The Billy Sea, performing bluegrass music. The opener will be artist River Guergerian, who will appear with the Jeff Sipe Global Percussion Ensemble, Rogert Mangum and Parrish Ellis. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. 

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

DANCE THEATRE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 2 South Pack Square, downtown Asheville. MOTION Dance Theatre will present behind-the-scenes videos and an artist question-and-answer session to bring attendees closer to the creative process. The program also will be offered on July 12. For tickets, which are $35 for the public, $30 for seniors, $25 for student with valid ID and $10 for ages 12 and younger, call 257-4530 or visit 222.dwtheatre.com.


Saturday, July 12

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

MATTHEW MORRISON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone. From Broadway to “Glee,” Matthew Morrison will perform some of Broadway’s greatest hits alongside the Greensboro Symphony. Morrison is an Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star, achieving recognition from the Satellite Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards with titles such as Best Actor in a Series and Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical. For tickets, visit appsummer.org, or call (800) 841-ARTS.

BECK CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Beck Hanson, known by the stage name of “Beck,” will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $66.50 and $54.50, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.


Sunday, July 13

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

PUB SING, 6-8 p.m., French Broad Brewery, 101 Fairview Rd., Asheville. Pub sing will offer a gathering to sing old-time gospel and Americana inspirational music. Attendees are asked to bring instruments, or just their voices. 


Monday, July 14

Nickel Creek CONCERT, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone. The band Nickel Creek will perform as part of An Appalachian Summer, ASU’s summer arts festival. Nickel Creek, a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling, roots-music trio, is marking 25 years of music-making. For tickets, visit appsummer.org, or call (800) 841-ARTS.


Wednesday, July 16

TASHA COBBS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Singer Tasha Cobbs will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $20 in advance and $27 on the day of the show, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.


Thursday, July 17

STARTING A BETTER BUSINESS SESSION, 10 a.m.-noon, RiverLink’s Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman St. (in the heart of the River Arts District), Asheville. “Starting a Better Business” sessions will be held on July 17 and Sept. 16 at the same time and location. The sessions are part of RiverLink’s mission to stimulate the economic well-being of the French Broad River watershed through arts and crafts, recreation, and health and wellness (as outlined in the popular Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan). The sessions are free and open to anyone interested in starting a business, but registration is required in order to secure seating. To register, contact Valerie Bennett at 398-7950. 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 The Fritz. Admission is free.

Friday, July 18

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 feature Hayes Carll, who has performed at such major festivals as Bonnaroo and South by Southwest, with Chatham County Line, a traditional bluegrass band, serving as the opener. 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 Deano and the Dreamers will perform during the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert-dance series. A Corvette car show will be held in conjunction with the concert. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Admission is free.

Saturday, July 19

JAMEE JOHNSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn.Country music artist Jamee Johnson will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.NPACgreeneville.com or call (423) 638-1679.

Tuesday, July 22

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Brevard Music Center, Brevard. Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform as part of the BMC’s Summer Institute & Festival. For tickets, visit brevardmusic.org, or call 862-2100.


Thursday, 24

SHERYL CROW CONCERT, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, 733 Rivers St., Boone. Nine-time Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow will perform in concert as part of ASU’s An Appalachian Summer arts series. For tickets, which are $5 to $55, call (800) 841-2787 or visit www.appsummer.org.

COLLECTIVE SOUL CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The group Collective Soul will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $19.50, $24.50, $34.50 and $40, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.


Friday, July 25

FILM, 7 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville. The film “Inequality for All” will be screened in the Moral Movies series. Admission is free.

CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Sound Investment will perform during the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert-dance series. Concert attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. Admission is free.


Saturday, July 26

BOOK READING/SIGNING, 7 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Ali Abunimah, the author of “One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse” and co-founder and director of The Electronic Intifada, will share his new book, “The Battle for Justice in Palestine.” Abunimah is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship and was recently featured on “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman and Juan González. Admission is free.


Wednesday, July 30

ZZ TOP CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Texas blues and hard-rock band ZZ Top will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $60, $70 (reserved) and $85 (adult premium), call (866) 336-1255 or www.biltmore.com/concerts.


Thursday, July 31

MOUNTAIN DANCE/FOLK FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 2 South Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, which runs July 31-Aug. 2, will showcase real mountain performers, who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. For tickets, which are $20 for the general public, $10 for ages 12 and younger, as well as three-night packages ($45 for the general public and $24 for children), call 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.


Friday, Aug. 1

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.


Saturday, Aug. 2

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.

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. or call (800) 745-3000.


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.






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