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Saturday, July 1

“ANNIE” SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “Annie,” billed as a “one of the best family musicals ever written,” will be performed through July 2. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. 

LESLIE JONES COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Comedian Leslie Jones will perform. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000




Sunday, July 2

JAZZ CONCERT, 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. The Asheville Jazz Orchestra will perform classic hits from the World War II era in ““An All-American Big Band Jazz Concert.” Admission is free.




Monday, July 3

SHAWN CAMP CONCERT, 8 p.m., Cataloochee Ranch, 19 Ranch Drive, Cataloochee. Shawn Camp, lead singer for The Earls of Leicester, will perform in the Music at the Ranch 2017 summer series. He is billed as writing top 10 hits for Nashville superstars. For tickets, which are $35, call 926-1401.

LAKE LURE FIREWORKS SHOW, 8 p.m., public beach and Morse Meadows, Lake Lure. Lake Lure will celebrate Independence Day (a day early) with a free fireworks show, visible from the town’s beach or Morse Meadows — or from a boat near Marina Bay.




Tuesday, July 4

BREVARD INDEPENDENCE DAY GALA/FIREWORKS, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Brevard. An arts and crafts and auto show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed at 9:30 p.m. by fireworks.

LAKE JUNALUSKA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE/EVENTS, 11 a.m,-10 p.m., Lake Junaluska. Fourth of July events will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade proceeding along North Lakeshore Drive, followed deom noon to 2 p.m. by a barbecue picnic in Nanci Weldon Gym. At 1:30 p.m., a square dance will be held in the gym. At 7:30 p.m., the Lake Junaluska Singers will perform in Stuart Auditorium, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. All of the activities are free, except the picnic, for which the charge is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-11 and free for ages 3 and under.

ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY GALA, 2-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Asheville Downtown Association will host a Fourth of July celebration featuring family activities throughout the day, capped with a fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. Ultimate air dogs’ competitions, as well as children’s activities and “bouncy houses,” will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m. Stage entertainment featuring local talent will begin at 5 p.m. The musical headliner will be the Mark O’Connor Band, which recently won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Beer, cider, wine and water will available for purchase. Vendors will sell food. No outside alcohol, pets or vending will be permitted. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair and/or blanket.

BLACK MOUNTAIN STREET DANCE/FIREWORKS, 5:30-9:30 p.m., downtown Black Mountain. Black Mountain will hold its annual Old-Fashioned Family Fun Day to celebrate the Fourth of July, with a street dance featuring the 96.5 House Band, as well as free family events, including activities for kids, as well as food vendors. The gala will conclude with  fireworks at dusk.

HENDERSONVILLE MUSIC ON MAIN FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT/DANCE/FIREWORKS, 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, followed — at dusk — by 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.

WEAVERVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY GALA, 7-10 p.m., Lake Louise Park, Weaverville. The Town of Weaverville will present Fire on the Lake 2017, a Fourth of July celebration that will feature Joe Lasher Jr. as the featured entertainer, preceded by Ashley Heath, who will open the musical portion of the event. Other highlights will include, food, vendors and family fun. Fireworks will be staged at 10 p.m. Admission is free.




Thursday, July 6

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville. Ian Rindenhour will perform in the Pritchard Park Singer-Songwriter Series, Admission is free.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The band Crooked Pine will perform mountain music in the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 




Friday, July 7

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 band Wishful Thinkin’. 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.

“THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB” SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “The Dixie Swim Club,” billed as a “a hilarious and touching comedy” about five Southern women who prove that their friendship can last forever, will be performed July 7-22. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. 



 

Monday, July 10

CONCERTS ON THE QUAD,, 7-8:30p.m., Quad, UNC Asheviille. The summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series will featiure Flood: Electric Herbie Hancock Tribute. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and/or chairs. Admission is free.

 



Thursday, July 13

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville. The band Tina and Her Pony will perform in the Pritchard Park Singer-Songwriter Series. Admission is free.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The James Hammel Quartet will perform jazz, pop blues and originals in the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

 



Friday, July 14

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 Forrest Carter’s 1976 work, “The Education of Little Tree.” 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 annual Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the 96.5 House Band. In addition to watching, 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. 

“TARZAN, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL”SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “Tarzan, the Broadway Musical” will be presented July 14, 15, 21 and 22. For tickets, which are $17 for adutls and $12 for students, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

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

 



Monday, July 17

CONCERT ON THE QUAD,, 7-8:30p.m., Quad, UNC Asheviille. The summer Concerts on the Quad outdoor series will feature the band Southern Culture on the Skids. The group, which originated in Chapel Hill in the early 1980s, features what it terms “a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B, and country-fried garage with a side of psych.” Attendees are urged to bring banks and/or chairs. Admission is free.



Thursday, July 20

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville. SIYAH will perform in the Pritchard Park Singer-Songwriter Series. Admission is free. 

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 Steel Wheels, billed as “one of the great Americana acts touring today.” 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.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The band Dark Water Rising will perform soul music in the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, July 21

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, the Asheville All-Stars, which will treat the audience to a mix of original songs and fun covers that, in past years, has had the audience singing along.  Opening at 5 p.m. is Asheville’s Rock Academy, which will feature its students performing a set to show off the talent of local youngsters. Admission is free.

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 band Rock and Roll Reunion. 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. 




Saturday, July 22

GLOBAL THREATS SEMINAR, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.), Shackford Hall, Lake Junaluska. A one-day seminar on “Threats and Solutions in Today’s World” will feature Alan Kay as the keynote speaker. Kay, who will be addressing personal preparedness, is billed as the winner of the History Channel’s television series “Alone” and is touted as “a survivalist superstar.” Among the other speakers are Dr. William Forstchen, Scott Hunt, Dietrich Easter, Tom Glance and Mr. Mad Mick. Hunt will review basics of water retrieval and basic solar. Forstchen will address “Threats.” Glance will tell what one needs to carry in his car at all times. Dietrich (aka “Skinny Medic”) will cover basic medical. As for Mr. Mad Mick, “we never know what he will come up with,” the event organizers quipped. The event is billed as an opportuity to “learn what is going on that the mainstream media isn’t telling you.” Attendees are urged to ““bring family and neighbors that need to know the basics of how to be prepared in emergency situations.” Also, special classes for children may be offered. Attendees may bring their own lunches, or order a box lunch of ham or turkey sandwiches, chips, cookie and drink for $11.25. Deadline for ordering box lunches is July 11. For tickets, visit www.carolinareadiness.com, or visit the event sponsor, Carolina Readiness Supply at 72 Montgomery St., Waynesville.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Cecil Park (in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza), Biltmore Park, South Asheville. The band Terri Lynn Queen Bee and the Stingers will perform in a free outdoor concert.




Wednesday, July 26

BUZZ BREAKFAST/PROGRAM, 8 a.m., Expo Center, Crowne Plaza Resort, West Asheville. UNC Asheville’s Buzz Breakfast series will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a panel discussion of “How Will Asheville Grow Thoughtfully? The Public Sector Response” at 8 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. The program will end promptly at 9:15 a.m. The moderator will be William Sederburg, retired univerity president and former Michigan state senator. The panelists will include Stephanie Brown, senior vice president of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau; Esther Manheimer, Asheville mayor; Darin Waters, UNCA’s special assistant to the chancellor for community outreach and engagement; and Al Whitesides, Buncombe County commissioner, civil rights activist and retired banker. Admission, incliuding breakfast, is $20.




Thursday, July 27

PRITCHARD PARK CONCERT SERIES, 6-8 p.m., Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville. Sarah Tucker will perform in the Pritchard Park Singer-Songwriter Series, Admission is free.

FOLKMOOT SHOW, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Folkmoot show will be performed.. For tickets, which are $21, $26 and $31. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The ZuZu Welsh Band will perform classic and dance rock music in the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

KOOL & THE GANG/COMMODORES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. Two classic rhythm and blues groups, Kool & The Gang and The Commodores, will perform in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series.  For tickets, which are $71 for general admission, $81 for reserved seating and $96 for premium seats, visit biltmore.com.




Friday, July 28

“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat” show, billed as an “irresistible, family-friendly” reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, will be performed July 28-Aug. 20. The show features “an infectious and unforgettable score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice,” FRP noted. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

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 Hendersonville-based dance band Deano & the Dreamers. The group plays hits from the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s as well as “the standards.” In addition to watching, 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. 

THE COASTERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Coasters, an iconic rhythm and blues group, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $22 and $18. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.




Sunday, July 30

BEACH BOYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The iconic California rock band, The Beach Boys, will perform in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, which are $55 for general admission, $65 for reserved seating and $80 for premium seats, visit biltmore.com.

 



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