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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead — or check with organizer's website — to verify the status of any local event.


Thursday, April 1

BLUES THURSDAY, 5-7 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Blues Thursday is held on the first Thursday of each month.

SALSA SOCIAL, 6-11 p.m., The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. Salsa Social is held on the first and third Thursday of the month, with dance lessons (no partner needed) from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a Latin dance from 9  to 11 p.m. The lessons include shag, 6:45-7:30 p.m.; bachata, 6:45-7:30 p.m.; beginner salsa, 7:30-8:15 p.m.; and intermediate salsa, 8:15-9 p.m. Cost is $10 for one lesson, three lessons for $25 or four lessons for $30. The Latin dance is free with any lesson taken, or $5 for those not taking lessons. 

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY/CLASSES, 6:30-9 p.m., The American Ballroom Company, 85 Main St., Canton. A ballroom dance class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a ballroom dance party from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 for the dance class and $10 for the dance party — or $15 for both.



Friday, April 2

THE LAZYBIRDS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Lazybirds will perform Americana, roots and blues music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737. 




Saturday, April 3

CONFEDERATE RAILROAD CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., The Barn at Paint Fork, 445 Paint Fork Road, Barnardsville. The venue will open its 2021 concert season with “music legends” Confederate Railroad, according to a press release. “Performing their hits like ‘Jesus and Mama,’ ‘Trashy Women,’ ‘Queen of Memphis’ and “She Took It Like a Man,’ Confederate Railroad is the epitome of Southern rock and roll.” Also, special musical guests will be Jasmine Cain, Diamonds & Whiskey, and Rcky Yelton and the Hired Guns. For tickets, visit etix.com or call (800) 514-3849.

CHRIS FEREE & MEDICINE CROW CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Chris Feree & Medicine Crow will perform Americana, rock and world music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737.

SOCIAL SALSA SATURDAYS, 7:30-11 p.m., Art of Dance Studio, 520 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock. Social Salsa Saturdays, scheduled every Saturday through May 29, will feature a salsa lesson from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. “No partner? No rhythm? No problem!” an event promotion stated. Cost is $5 for the lesson or $7 for the dance, or $10 for the lesson and the dance.

SALSA SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m., Dance Tonight Haywood 61-1/2 Main St., Canton. A Salsa Saturday dance — held on the first and third Saturdays of each month — will feature DJ Edi Mapache.




Sunday, April 4

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 7 a.m., Lake Junaluska Cross, Lake Junaluska. Lake Junaluska will celebrate Easter with out an outdoor sunrise service, followed by what is billed as a “contactless” Easter breakfast buffet. The service also will be streamed live on Lake Junaluska’s Facebook page. A brass quintet will provide music. The speaker will be the Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell, an ordained United Methodist clergywoman and an adjunct faculty member at Wesley Theological Seminar. She teaches classes in worship, preaching, pastoral leadership and the formation of Christian leaders in — what a press released described as — “an increasingly interfaith world.” Service attendees are encouraged to dress warmly for cool mountain morning temperatures, and are asked to bring — and wear — masks, and observe social distancing. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Memorial Chapel. For possible schedule changes, check lakejunaluska.com/easter. Following the service, the breakfast buffet will be held at the Lakeside Bistro inside The Terrace Hotel from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The buffet cost is $32 per adult, $16 per child ages 4 to 12, and free for children ages 3 and younger. Reservations, which are required, may be made by calling 454-6662.

THE ASHEVILLE LADS SHOW, 2-4 p.m., Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. The Asheville Lads perform every Sunday at SCB.  A band promotion noted, “We play songs you know by heart, songs you heard before re-imagined, and original songs we hope you will come to know and love. What genres? Well, there’s rock, folk, roots and blues.”

BALLROOM DANCE, 5-8 p.m., Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. A ballroom dance, held the first Sunday of every month, will take place. Admission is $10.




Monday, April 5

SIZZLE AND SHAG — COOKING AND DANCE CLASS, 7-9 p.m., Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. Sizzle and Shag, a cooking and dance class, is held on the first Monday of the month. Regarding the dual classes, an event promotion stated, “Enjoy a glass of wine as you venture into a true Southern kitchen and are given all the secrets on how to make real Southern-style shrimp and grits, which we will eat for dinner. Due to instruction given, all classes have a 12-person maximum. Please wear a mask upon entry!”




Tuesday, April 6

THE ASHEVILLE LADS SHOW, 6-8:30  p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1184 Charlotte Highway, Fairview. The Asheville Lads perform every Tuesday at TJND. A promotion noted, “We play songs you know by heart, songs you heard before re-imagined, and original songs we hope you will come to know and love. What genres? Well, there’s rock, folk, roots and blues.”

WALTZ/EAST COAST SWING/SHAG DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS, 7-8:30 p.m., Shaking D’z, 100 McMillan Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. Every Tuesday, beginner waltz lessons will be offered from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; beginner east coast swing lessons, 7:30 to 8 p.m.; and beginner shag lessons, 8 to 8:30 p.m. The teacher is Natalie Foreverland and the cost is $5 per person per dance lesson.




Wednesday, April 7

JASON DECHRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT CONCERT, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeChristofaro’s Jazz Night is held every Wednesday.

SHAG DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Brass Monkey, 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. A weekly shag dance will be hosted by the Carolina Shag Club. 

SALSA SECRETS DANCE CLASS, 8-11 p.m., Shaking D’z, 100 McMillan Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. Salsa Mix, held on the first Wednesday every month, features from a cha-cha lesson from 8 to 8:30 p.m.; a bachata/salsa lesson from 8:30 to 9 p.m.; and open Latin dancing to salsa, bachata, merengue and cha-cha from 9 to 11 p.m. Each lesson is $5 and the open dance is free with any lesson or $5 admission. The event is presented by Spartanburg Salsa and Foreverland Dance. 




Thursday, April 8

BALLROOM DANCE, 5-8 p.m., Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. A ballroom dance, held the first Sunday of every month, will take place. Admission is $10.

COUNTRY DANCE/LESSONS, 8:15-11 p.m., The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. A country dance will be held. Earlier in the evening, dance lessons will be offered by Natalie Foreverland, including east coast swing, 5:15-6 p.m.; shag, 6-6:45 p.m.; waltz, 6:45-7:30 p.m., and country swing, 8:30-8:15 p.m. Lessons are $10 each, or three lessons for $25, four lessons for $30 or five lessons for $35. Admission to the dance is $10, or free if one takes a dance lesson. Women will be admitted to the dance for free, but must pay for any dance lessons. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/country-dance-lessons-dance-tickets-139809093763.




Friday, April 9

LOVE BUBBLE SHOW, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The vocal trio Love Bubble will perform oldies music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737.





Sunday, April 11

COLAJAZZ LITTLE BIG BAND CONCERT, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C.  The Little Big Band will perform in conert as part of the ColaJazz monthly salute of the genre of jazz music, with  “a focus on S.C. jazz culture, jazz history, styles (and) composers.” As for the group, a promotion stated, “The ‘ColaJazz Little Big Band: The Band That Could!’ is a 10-piece ensemble presenting a wide variety of large ensemble music from big band repertoire to the classic small group sound and is primarily an educational outreach vehicle presenting ‘edutainment’ events for all ages. The ColaJazz Foundation is dedicated to grow, support and promote jazz in the Midlands through events, education, recordings, resources and advocacy in order to create a thriving culturally rich community. This dynamic ensemble presents a repertoire from small group jazz to the greatest compositional works of Gil Evans, Count Basie, Duke Ellington ... to modern big bands, such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.” For tickets, which are $20, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.





Friday, April 16

THE TRAVELING PILSBURY’S BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Traveling Pilsburys — in a benefit concert for The Asheville Guitar Bar — will perform Americana, roots, blues and rock music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737. 

DOYLE LAWSON AND QUICKSILVER CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The band Doyle Lawnson and Quicksilver will perform in concert. For tickets, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.





Saturday, April 17

HANK WILLIAMS JR. TRIBUTE SHOW, 6:30 p.m., The Barn at Paint Fork, 445 Paint Fork Road, Barnardsville. A show, All My Rowdy Friends: The Ultimate Hank Williams Jr. Tribute Band, will headline the concert. Special guests include Michelle Leigh and The Jon Cox Band. Regarding the headliner, an event promotion stated, “With his natural Hank Jr. appearance, sound and stage presence, frontman Frank Morrow keeps the ‘family tradition’ alive and does what no one else does better when it comes to portraying Hank Williams Jr.! With the look and sound of ‘Bocephus,’ you will be blown away by ‘All My Rowdy Friends’ Tribute Show.” For tickets, visit www.etix@com or call (800) 514-3849.

THE DARREN NICHOLSON BAND CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Darren Nicholson Band will perform acoustic, Americana and bluegrass music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737. 





Sunday, April 18

“TRIBUTE TO ‘A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION,’” 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The show “Tribute to ‘A Prairie Home Companion’” will be performed. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “When Doug and Bunny Williams first started their show at the Opera House in 1998, they patterned its format from the popular PBS show, Prairie Home Companion,’ which was broadcast live every Saturday night. In the past, they called the presentation ‘A Carolina Jubilee,’ but this year they decided to change the name and, once again, resurrect the show with its wide variety of music and humor from a truly Southern perspective!” For tickets, which are $30, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.





Friday, April 23

PEGGY RETUSZ AND DADDY LONGLEGS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Peggy Petusz and Daddy LongLegs will perform oldies music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737.

BILLY JOEL CONCERT, 8 p.m., Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St., Uptown Charlotte. Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, nicknamed “The Piano Man,” will perform in concert. Joel “ is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 150 million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the US.,” according to Wikipedia.com. For tickets, which are $81-$84, visit www.vividseats.com.





Saturday, April 24

GLENN MILLER OCHESTRA SHOW 3 and 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The iconic Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform in two shows. Regarding the shows, an event promotion noted of the GMO, “The most-popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements.” Among the orchestra’s top hits was 1939’s “In the Mood,” widely considered the national anthem of big-band era jazz music. For tickets, which are $50, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Main Stage, Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Special Consensus will perform bluegrass music. For tickets, which are $15, call 575-2737.

“ALOHA FROM HAWAII: ELVIS TRIBUTE,” 7 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “Aloha from Hawaii: Elvis Tribute” will be feature Stephen Freeman in the title role of Elvis Presley. For tickets, which are $20-$40, visit ncauditorium.com.





Sunday, April 25

DAILEY & VINCENT’S STATLER BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Dailey & Vincen will perform their “take” on the music of The Statler Brothers in what is billed as “a special tribute event!” An event promotion added, “One of the most-awarded bluegrass groups of all time, duo Dailey & Vincent returns to Newberry. Five-time Grammy award-winners Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent lead the way, backed by one of the best bands in music today. These amazing artists play tribute to The Statler Brothers in this performance, so get ready to hear hits such as ‘Do You Remember These,’ ‘Bed of Roses,’ and — of course — ‘Flowers on the Wall.’” For tickets, which are $125, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com



Monday, April 26

NEWBERRY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Newberry Chamber Orchestra will perform classical and chamber music selections. Admission is free.




Thursday, April 29

PARMALEE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The country band Parmalee will perform. An event promotion stated, “Parmalee was named the 2016 ACM New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year nominee and has since quickly become one of country’s best break out groups. Parmalee got their big break when their 2013 album ‘Feels Like Carolina’ gave them a national audience with their top 10 hit songs ‘Carolina,’ ‘Close My Eyes’ and ‘Already Callin’ You Mine.’ Considered one of the best young groups, Parmalee is listed among the likes of Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Dan and Shay, Brett Eldridge, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, and Maren Morris. Don’t miss the chance to see this great up-and-coming country band perform live at the Newberry Opera House! Expect guests to stand and dance along at the performance. If you would like to sit, please  consider the balcony or orchestra boxes.” For tickets, which are $85, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.




Friday, April 30

PANTHEON NEWBERRY BALLET GUILD, 4 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Pantheon Newberry Ballet Guild will perform. An event promotion added, “Our local Newberry Ballet Guild present their original ballet ‘Pantheon,’ a colorful celebration of ancient civilizations. Join us as we honor the artistic contributions of seven wondrous cultures.” For tickets, which are $20 for the public and $15 for students, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

PIZZA, BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL, 6-9 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin, S.C. The two-day Pizza, Blues & Jazz Festival (aka “PB&J”) , will be held. “We’ve rounded up your favorite pizza joints to serve you at this inaugural festicval, with live blues and jazz and local arts vendors. Sink your teeth into the cheesiest, greasiest slices of pie around, wish it down with cold beer and wine and groove to some live blues and jazz bands,” a press release urged. The festival will conclude from 3 to 7 p.m. May 1.

 



Saturday, May 1

 ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE CONCERT, 8 p.m., parking lot, The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, 286 ICC Loop, Spindale. The group Acoustic Syndicate, billed as, blending “bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities and conscious songwriting,” will perform in an outdoor concert. Attendees are asked to listen from their socially distanced cars, which will be parked in assigned spaces, or from lawnchairs. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the box office at 286-9990.




Friday, May 7

ARTISPHERE FESTIVAL, noon-8:30 p.m., spanning four gated blocks of South Main Street from the intersection of River and Augusta streets to Markley Street, Greenville, S.C. After a year of cancelations and modified virtual experiences, Greenville is planning to have a three-day Artisphere, a downtown festival live and in-person. The festival will be “safe, small and socially distanced,” according to a press release. To manage crowd size, the gala will use timed and ticketed entry. Organizers are encouraging attendees to preregister for one or more of the 10 2-1/2-hour time slots. The festival also will be held from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 8, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 9. Artisphere has been voted one of the top 10 fine arts festivals in the country, a press release stated. It is attended by about 70,000 people annually and has an estimated economic impact of $91 million. To preregister for Artisphere, visit http://artisphere.org/.

 




Saturday, May 15

“EXTREME ILLUSIONS AND ESCAPES” SHOW, 7 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “Extreme Illusions and Escapes” will be featured. For tickets, which are $15-$30, visit ncauditorium.com.

 




Friday, May 21

MCC SHAKES! PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT” PRODUCTION, 6:30 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin, S.C. MCC Shakes! directed by directed by Drew Kenyon in the center’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series, will launch the 2021 season with “Twelfth Night.” Regarding the plot, the MCC noted, “Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked. Each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for Duke Orsino. What follows is a comedy of mistaken identity, young love and typical Shakespearian shenanigans.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and to wear face masks. The show will continue at 6:30 p.m. May 22-23. For tickets, visit onthestage.com.

ABBY THE SPOON LADY & “THE TATER BOYS: STORYTELLERS” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. Abby the Spoon Lady and “The Tater Boys: Storytellers” will be featured. For tickets, which are $20-$25, visit ncauditorium.com.

 




Saturday, May 22

“BEATLES VS. STONES” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “Beatles Vs. Stones” will be featured. For tickets, which are $25-$45, visit ncauditorium.com.

 




Friday, May 28

“BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS” WEEKLY CONCERT/DANCE SERIES, 7-10 p.m., Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, Mauldin, S.C. The annual “Beachin’ Fridays” concert/dance series, held every Friday evening beginning May 28, will run through July 30 with free admission. The series will begin with the Holiday Band. “We’ll be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes, lawnchairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!” a press release noted. “Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21-plus to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.” Other scheduled bands include The Shag Doctorz, June 4; The Tams, June 11; Carolina Coast Band, June 18; Rhythm City Band, June 25; Larry McNair & Friends, July 2; The Catalinas, July 9; Jump Street, July 16, Dana Jones & the Bruce Caldwell Project, June 23; Band of Oz, July 30.



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