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Friday, Sept. 1

STATE APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The annual North Carolina Apple Festival will be held Sept. 1-4. Highlights include freshly picked apples for purchase, arts and crafts, festival food and live bands. The festival draws an average of more than 60,000 people from throughout the Southeast. See separate listings for the nightly highlight band for Sept. 1-3. Other entertainment includes the Ryan Perry Band (Top 40 country music), Liverpool ((all Beatles music), the Super ‘60s Band, as well as cloggers, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll bands. Admission to the festival is free.

BUDDY K BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., stage in front of historic Henderson County Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Buddy K Band will play big-band-era favorites as part of the North Carolina Apple Festival. Many of the attendees dance to the music, while others listen to it. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

“THE ROARING TWENTIES” VARIETY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The HCT is performing “The Roaring Twenties” show through Sept. 3. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is billed as a “unique immersive theater experience where audience members will enter a Chicago speak-easy during Prohibition. This variety show combines individual ‘acts;’ solos, duets, comedy turns, dance numbers and audience participation. It features classic songs. For tickets, visit hendersonvillecommunitytheatre.org or call 692-1082.

CROWDER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. David Wallace Crowder, known by his mononymous stage name Crowder since 2012, will perform in concert. He is an American Christian folktronica musician. He was the lead singer in the defunct David Crowder Band. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The tribute band — Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show — will showcase what is billed as “the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind” in a salute to the British rock band The Rolling Stones. The band provides a “colorful” performance of 50 years of classic hits. For tickets, which are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show, visit www.orangepeel.com

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. A tribute show, “Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” will be performed through Sept. 3. Webber is billed by the FRP as “one of the best musical theater composers of all time.” Among his top hits are “Jesus Christ, Superstar,” “Evita,” “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

“EVERYTHING IS ROSIE” SHOW, 8 p.m., Playhouse Downtown, 125 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. “Everything Is Rosie” is billed as “a loving tribute to the late Rosemary Clooney who had a long career, spanning from pop star fame in the 1950s to jazz recording artist in the 1990s.” In the one-woman show, Wendy Jones (“Smokey Joe’s Cafe”) will tell the compelling story of Clooney, interweaving notable Clooney songs from such composers as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. “This is a fun, touching and heartfelt tribute to one of America’s songbook sweethearts,” the FRP noted. Showtimes are 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and 2 p.m. Sept. 3. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

MOTOWN TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Legacy Motown Revue, four talented performers who dance and sing — backed by a six-piece horn band,  will pay tribute to legendary icons of Motown. For tickets, visit FoundationShows.org.

HANK WILLIAMS JR. CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. will perform in concert. Among his greatest hits are “Family Tradition,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” For tickets or more information about the concert, visit www.harrahscherokee.com.



Saturday, Sept. 2

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band Deano & the Dreamers will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

ATLANTA PLEASURE BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., stage in front of historic Henderson County Courthosue, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Atlanta Pleasure Band will perform the hits of today and yesterday as part of the North Carolina Apple Festival. Many of the attendees dance to the music, while others listen to it. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

SYMPHONY CONCERT, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 8 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra will perform in “The 3 B’s” as part of the 5th Annual World Masterwork Series. The HSO will feature the works of three pianists — Brahms, Bach and Beethoven.



Sunday, Sept. 3

THE TONY HOWARD BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., stage in front of historic Henderson County Courthosue, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Tony Howard Band will perform the hits of today and yesterday as part of the North Carolina Apple Festival. Many of the attendees dance to the music, while others listen to it. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 


Monday, Sept. 4

KING APPLE PARADE, 2:30 p.m., beginning at Oakland Street off U.S. 64 West,  Hendersonville. The annual North Carolina Apple Festival will conclude with the King Apple Parade — professional floats, bands, youth groups, antique cars, firetrucks and many others. The parade follows a route that begins at Five Points just in front of Hendersonville High School’s football stadium, goes down Main Street and ends at Barnwell Street in downtown Hendersonville. Meanwhile, the street festival’s finale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hendersonville’s Main Street. 




Wednesday, Sept. 6

“FACES OF POVERTY” FILM SCREENING/Q&A, 7-9 p.m., Congregation Beth HaTephila, 43 Liberty St., Asheville. A short film, “Faces of Poverty,” produced by Asheville’s Just Economics, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program is part of a statewide “Call for Action for Raising Wages,” starting Labor Day. Two programs will be held locally. See Sept. 17 listing for details on the second program. The event is hosted by Carolina Jews for Justice/West and Just Economics. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.




Monday, Sept. 11

MOUNTAIN STATE FAIR, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. WNC Agricultural Center, 775 Boylston Hwy., Fletcher.  The annual Mountain State Fair will run Sept. 11-16. The fair celebrates the people, agriculture, art and tradition that make the region exceptional. Its mission is to create unique experiences at an exceptional value in a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all. Gate admission is $9 for adults — and $5 for children and senior citizens. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger.



Tuesday, Sept. 12

DAVID BROOKS SPEECH, 7 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Ashevllle. David Brooks will give the keynote address for UNCA’s Founders Day. He is billed as a leading conservative analyst of American culture and politics. Brooks writes biweekly columns for The New York Times and provides analysis on various television and radio issues’ discussion shows. Doors open at 6 p.m. Neither backpacks, nor outside food and drinks, will be permitted, as per security protocol. Also, all bags will be checked at the door. For advance tickets, which are free but limited to the 3,200 seats available, visit events.unca.edu. Doors open at 6 p.m.




Thursday, Sept. 14

MICHAEL BOLTON CONCERT, 7:30 pm., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Michael Bolton will perform in concert.Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679.

BILL ENGVALL COMEDY PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. Comedian Bill Engvall will perform. For tickets, which are $46, $53 and $60, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.




Friday, Sept. 15

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 Richard D. Starnes’ 2010 book, “Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in WNC.” All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. 

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue (near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The DA5 summer outdoor concert series finale will feature — at 7 p.m. — the headliner, Billy Strings & Special Guests, a high-energy bluegrass band.  Opening at 5 p.m. will be Whiskey Shivers, which plays bluegrass-fueled America with a punk-rock energy. Admission is free.

AMADEUS PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. “Amadeus” will be performed through Sept. 30. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

KRUGER BROTHERS CONCERT, 8 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. The Kruger Brothers will perform a concert of songs billed as “classical/Americana fusion.” For tickets, call the box office or visit 859-8322 or visit tryonarts.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK, dusk, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville.The film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be shown in the season finale of the Movies in the Park summer series. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and/or lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 16

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band Sound Investment will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

AIR SUPPLY CONCERT, 7:30 pm., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The band Air Supply will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679.

DOOBIE BROTHERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The Doobie Brothers, a rock band from San Jose, Calif., will perform in concert. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout its career. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.




Wednesday, Sept. 20

“KING MACKEREL” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., N.C.  Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asehville. The production “King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running” will be staged Sept. 20-Oct. 8. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit ncstage.org or call 239-0263.

 




Thursday, Sept. 21

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Main Street (between Caswell and Allen streets), downtown Hendersonville. For its season finale, the summer Rhythm & Brews outdoor concert series will headline the band Back-Up Planet, a progressive funk-rock band based out of Nashville, Tenn. In addition to 1970s rock and funk, the band plays high-energy improv, a touch of pop and a sliver of metal. 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.

THE FOUR TOPS CONCERT, 7:30 pm., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The iconic Motown band The Four Tops will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679.




Friday, Sept. 22

DARIUS RUCKER CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Darius Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, will perform as part of his 20th anniversary concert series. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, Sept. 23

TREVOR NOAH CONCERT, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Trevor Noah will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, call (800) 745-3000 or visit the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK, 7-9 p.m., Cecil Park, (in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza), Biltmore Park Town Square, South Asheville. The dance band Tuxedo Junction will perform hits from the past in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

THE SUFFERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale The award-winning band The Suffers will bring what is billed as “a fresh approach” to what they have coined “Gulf Coast Soul” — and sometimes “Third Coast Soul.” The award-winning 10-piece ensemble from Houston, Texas, are aiming “to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. For ticket, which are $20, $25 and $30, visit www.FoundationShows.org or call 286-9990.




Sunday, Sept. 24

CARIBBEAN COWBOYS CONCERT/DANCE, 5-8 p.m., rooftop stage, Aloft hotel, downtown Asheville. The third in a series of benefit concerts will feature a performance by the band The Caribbean Cowboys. Attendees may dance — or just listen — to the music. Proceeds will benefit the Asheville Area Arts Council. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.




Monday, Sept. 25

FATHER JOHN MISTY CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Popular indie-rock musician Joshua Tillman (aka Father John Misty) will perform in concert. Tickets, which range from $25.50 to $45.50, are available by visiting Ticketmaster.com, calling (800) 745-3000 or visiting the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office.




Thursday, Sept. 28

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FORUM/RECEPTION, 7 p.m., Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. Award-winning author Matthew Desmond will speak at an affordable housing forum. Desmond, author of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” will be this year’s keynote speaker at Pisgah Legal Service’s seventh annual Poverty Forum. Desmond, a sociology professor at Princeton University, “argues that a loss of housing isn’t merely a symptom but is a direct cause of poverty,” a news release noted. A cocktail reception will precede the forum at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, which are $50 per person for the reception and forum, and $15 per person for the forum only, contact Betsy Ellis at Pisgah Legal Services at 210-3444.  

LIONEL RICHIE/DIANA ROSS TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Music of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross,” will be presented Sept. 28-Oct. 8. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.




Friday, Sept. 29

SIMON & GARFUNKEL TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 pm., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The band The Simon & Garfunkel Story will perform the duo’s hits in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679. 



Saturday, Sept. 30

BELA FLECK/ABIGAIL WASHBURN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform in concert. Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award-winning banjoist. Washburn, who is married to Fleck, is a clawhammer banjo player and singer. For tickets, which are $46, $53 and $60, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

THE BAND PERRY CONCERT, 7:30 pm., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Band Perry will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679.



Friday, Oct. 6

ZZ TOP CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. The band ZZ Top will perform as part of its 20th anniversary concert series. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, Oct. 7

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band TNT will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Wednesday, Oct. 11

JAMES HUNTER SIX CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., lawn, The Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. The James Hunter Six, a soul-blues band from Essex, England, will perform. Hunter has drawn comparisons to Sam Cooke for his smooth soul vocals and song-stylings. For tickets, visit peacecenter.org.




Saturday, Oct. 21

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band Sound Investment will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. The gala is billed as a “Halloween event.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Thursday, Oct. 26

“THE WOMEN OF WOODSTOCK” TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Women of Woodstock,” will be presented Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 04 September 2017 14:52
 



 


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