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Saturday, Aug. 1

LEAF DOWNTOWN, noon-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The two-day LEAF Downtown will make its debut. The festival will conclude on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among the bands featured will be Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band, Red Baraat, Dangermuffin and others. Admission is free.

“SHREK” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “Shrek the Broadway Musical” will be performed. For tickets, which are $12 and $17, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Monday, Aug. 3

MERLE HAGGARD CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Grammy-winning country music icon Merle Haggard will perform in concert. For tickets, call the box office at 286-9990.



Tuesday, Aug. 4

FILM SCREENING, 7 p.m., Grace Centre, 495 Cardinal Rd., Mills River. The WNC Film Society will screen “E-Motion.” Admission is $10 by visiting wncfilmsociety.com, or $12 at the door. 



Thursday, Aug. 6

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Molly Rose and Kane Kubed will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Michael J. Stevens Quartet, which plays jazz. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 



Friday, Aug. 7

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Horsefly will perform rock and blues music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.




Saturday, Aug. 8

SOURWOOD FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., downtown Black Mountain. The 38th Annual Sourwood Festival will be held through Aug. 9, when it runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features include honeybee demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s area, speciality items, food, carnival rides, music and dancing. Admission is free.




Saturday, Aug. 8

TAI CHI WORKOUT, 9:30 a.m., Fletcher Community Park, Fletcher. Tai Chi in the Park will be offered. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. The local band Sound Investment will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

CHARLIE DANIELS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Charlie Daniels will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $40, $45 and $50, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.




Sunday, Aug. 9

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. Counting Crowes with Citizen Cope will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.




Tuesday, Aug. 11

FILM SCREENING, 7 p.m., Grace Centre, 495 Cardinal Rd., Mills River. The WNC Film Society will screen “An Evening of Shorts.” Admission is $10 by visiting wncfilmsociety.com, or $12 at the door. 

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, Aug. 13

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats & Chris Rodrigues will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Ryan Perry Band, which plays country hits. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 



Friday, Aug. 14

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot of the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The group Tuxedo Junction will perform variety 1940s-’90s music for the audience’s listening or dancing pleasure. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

“DIRTY DANCING” FILM SCREENING, 7-10 p.m., Morse Meadows Park, Lake Lure. The 6th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival will open with an outdoor screening of the classic film, “Dirty Dancing,” which used Lake Lure as a backdrop. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. The festival continues all-day on Aug. 15. Admission to the film screening is free.

VILLAGE PEOPLE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The group Village People will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $28 and $32, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

 


Saturday, Aug. 15

“DIRTY DANCING” FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Morse Meadows Park, Lake Lure. The 6th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival will celebrate the classic film, “Dirty Dancing,” which used Lake Lure as a backdrop. Features will include dance lessons, dance competitions, several live bands, watermellon games, a lake lift competition, food, wine and beer vendors, afts and crafts and more. For advance tickets, which are $22 for adults and $12 for children, visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tickets at the door are $27 for adults and $14 for children.

GARRISON KEILLOR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center, Brevard. Garrison Keillor will perform his “A Prairie Home Companion” show. 

JAMEY JOHNSON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 

 


Sunday, Aug. 16

ETHICAL HUMANST SOCIETY MEETING, 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meet House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville. An address, “Ordinary People Making a Real Difference: A Report From the 100th Assembly of the American Ethical Union,” will be presented by Joy McConnell and Jackie Simms to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Afterward, there will be an open discussion. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 6 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. ZZ Top with special guest Blackberry Smoke  will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.

 



Tuesday, Aug. 18

FILM SCREENING, 7 p.m., Grace Centre, 495 Cardinal Rd., Mills River. The WNC Film Society will screen “Secrets of War.” General admission is $10 by visiting wncfilmsociety.com, or $12 at the door. However, youngsters ages 12 to 18 will be admitted free.

 


Thursday, Aug. 20

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard park, downtown Asheville.  Jeff Thompson and Abby the Spoon Lady will perform in the HomeGrown in Pritchard outdoor concert series. Admission is free. 

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Park Rhythms Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Michael J. Stevens Quartet, which plays jazz. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

 


Friday, Aug. 21

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The headliner is the Tony Furtado Band with Brushfire Stankgrass as opener. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. Chris Tomlin and Mercy Me will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The Steve Miller Band will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 

 


Saturday, Aug. 22

BREW FESTIVAL, 3-7 p.m., near the Southern Appalachian Brewery, Locust Street and Bearcat Boulevard, downtown Hendersonville. The Mountain Brew Festval will feature 20 breweries, bands and food trucks. Tickets, which are $35, are available at www.mountainbrewfest.com.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Tom Brown One Man Band will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and BluesTraveler will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.

 


Friday, Aug. 28

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore House, Asheville. The Four Tops and The Temptations will perform in the annual outdoor Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit Biltmore.com/concerts.

 


Saturday, Aug. 29

CONCERT IN THE PARK, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. The band Blue Dragons will perform in the outdoor summer concert series. Admission is free.

MARTY STUART/CONNIE SMITH CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Marty Stuart and Connie Smith will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $32, $35 and $39, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

 


Thursday, Sept. 3

STEVE MILLER BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The Steve Miller Band will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Saturday, Sept. 5

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Steven Curtis Chapman will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Friday, Sept. 11

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The Doobie Brothers will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Saturday, Sept. 12

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. The local band Sound Investment will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.



Friday, Sept. 18

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The headliner is the Suffers with Holy Ghost Tent Revival as opener. Admission is free.



Saturday, Sept. 26

HONEYBEE RESEARCH CONFERENCE, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Charles Beal Auditorium, Haywood Community College, Clyde. A one-day seminar, “Bees, Fungi and Man: Our Planet in Balance,” will be hosted by Asheville’s Center for Honeybee Research. The conference will feature nationally known experts and honeybee and fungi resarch. Attendees will examine ecological issues facing the planet, focusing on the relationships between bee health, plant health and human health. Tickets, which are $55, are available at www.chbr.org/Sept26Event.aspx.

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Tom Brown One Man Band will perform music outside for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

CONCERT IN THE PARK, 7-9 p.m., green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. The band Tuxedo Junction will perform in the outdoor summer concert series. Admission is free.




Friday, Oct. 23

TONY BENNETT CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Old-school crooner Tony Bennett will perform in concert. Attendees must be 21 or older. For tickets, which are $54.25 to $75.75, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



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