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Thursday, Aug. 1

“ALL SHOOK UP” STAGE PRODUCTION, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will perform “Separate Beds” through Aug. 18. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The show is billed by the FRP as a “hilarious comedy debut about empty nesters at home.” For tickets, which are $20-$54, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

AUTHOR’s PRESENTATION, 5:30 p.m., The Gallery at Flat Rock, 2702-A Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. Asheville Davis will present his book, “A Life Through Letters,” which chronicles the life of his father, who was a minister and missionary.

LEAF DOWNTOWN, 6:30-9:55 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. LEAF Downtown will be held Aug. 1-2. The live music begins at noon Aug. 2, and continues late into the night. 

MOUNTAIN DANCE & FOLK FESTIVAL, 6:30-9 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will feature three nights of folk entertainment Aug. 1-3. Each night offers a different performance.

LAKE TOMAHAWK CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Shay Lovette Trio will perform folk music in the free outdoor concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. 



Friday, Aug. 2

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The French Broad Trio will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Night Move band will perform for at the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

“WILLY WONKA” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The show “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factor, the Musical” will be performed Aug. 2-3. For tickets, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“A FACILITY FOR LIVING” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., HART, Waynesville. The play “A Facility for Living” will run Aug. 2-18. HART says of the play, “The ‘Golden Girls’ meets ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in the hilarious and possibly disturbing story of what life may be like in the not-so-distant future. For the residents of Federal Nursing Home #273, every day is a monotonous cycle of pills, old Ronald Reagan movies and mandatory bedtimes, all overnseen by the killjoy head nurse.” Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18. For tickets, visit www.harttheatre.org or call the HART Box Office at 456-6322

“BYE BYE BIRDIE” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The play “Bye Bye Birdie” will run Aug. 2-18. Performances are at 7;30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays — and at 2.pm. Sundays. For tickets, visit www.HendersonvilleTheatre.org or call 692-1082. 

“INDECENT” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the North Carolina premier of “Indecent,” which follows a romance between two women. The play — running Aug. 2-25 — by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel is based on an event surrounding the incendiary 1923 Broadway debut of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch’s play “God of Vengeance,” which includes a lesbian love scene. Performances are at 7;30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays — and at 3.pm. Sundays. For tickets, visit TheMagneticTheatre.org or call 239-9250.



Saturday, Aug. 3

CHICAGO RACE RIOT ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM, 2-4 p.m., Henderson County Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville. A Chicago Race Riot Anniversary Program will feature a presentation by Claire Hartfield, author of “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919” on the 100th anniversary of the historic event. Admission is free.

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. Clay Lunsford will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

DINO & THE DREAMERS CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a perforance by Dino and the Dreamers, playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

HENDERSONVILLE FASHION SHOW, 7-10 p.m., The Chariot, 715 N. Church St., Hendersonville. A fashion show, billed as “the most extravagant WNC fashion show that you’ve ever seen,” this runway gala will be presented with an urban flair and plenty of pre-emptive mystery. Designers will include Gee Gee of Uniquely Neva. For tickets, see Hendersonville Fashion Show on Facebook.

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND?MARSHALL TUCKER BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville The Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band will perform in concert.

PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., The Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. Brit Floyd, billed as “the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show,” will perform in a special 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, “The Wall.” For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.




Sunday, Aug. 4

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. James Werning will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

MUSIC BY THE LAKE SERIES, 5-7 p.m., adjoining lake at Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The Carburetors, a rockabilly, honky-tonk party band, will perform in a free concert. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs.

“IMAGINE” CONCERT, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. An “Imagine” concert to benefit Haywood Street Fresco will be held. For tickets, which are $35 in balcony, $75 general and $125 VIP, visit www.dwtheatre.com or call 257-4530.

 



Monday, Aug. 5

STREET DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot, Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The weekly summer Street Dances series will feature Appalachian Fire in a concert of bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 


Tuesday, Aug. 6

GROOVIN’ ON GROVEMONT CONCERT, 6 p.m., adjacent to the library, Grovemont Park, 101 S. Charleston Ave., Swannanoa. The Groovin’ on Grovemont concert series will feature a performance by Lyric. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

CHICAGO CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The band Chicago will perform in concert.

 



Thursday, Aug. 8

“THE WIZARD OF OZ” FILM SCREENING, noon-2 p.m., Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard. Families are invited to a midday showing of the cinematic classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” Popcorn will be served. Viewers will be allowed to bring their lunches. Admission is free. 

“SIMPLY STREISAND” TRIBUTE CONCERT, 2-4:30 p.m., The Center for Arts & Inspiration, 125 S. Main St., downtown HendersonvilleThe show “Simply Streisand With Carla Delvillaggio will be performed through Aug. 10. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.thecenterai.com. 

LAKE TOMAHAWK CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. Rhiannon and the Relics will performf bluegrass music in the outdoor concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

LYLE LOVETT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard Music Center, 349 Adante Lane, Brevard. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform in concert.  For tickets, which start at $25, call 862-2105 or visit secure.brevardmusic.org.

 


Friday, Aug. 9

SUMMER TRACKS OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. The concert will feature the Alien Music Club, Bridge and :Peggy Retuz singing “Paul Simon Meets the Beatles . Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Dashboard Blue will perform for at the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

SALUDA CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Ella Grace Mintz Stage, Top of the Grade Park at McCreery Park, Saluda. The Saluda Top of the Grade Concert Series will feature a free concert by the gypsy jazz band One Leg Up. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND SHOW, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. MJ LIVE — The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience will perform a tribute show to Jackson. Regarding the show, the SMCPA stated, “MJ LIVE features all the biggest hits of the legendary music of Michael Jackson, including ‘Bad,’ ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Beat It,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Smooth Criminal,’ ‘Black & White,’ ‘I Want You Back’ and many others. Relive the energy, excitement, spectactle and pure joy of this one-of-a-kind superstar and his chart-topping music, signature dance moves and award-winning showmanship.” The SMCPA also described the show as offering “awesome sound and lighting effects....” For tickets, which are $22-$38, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

O’JAYS / KOOL& THE GANG CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The groups The O’Jays and Kool & the Gang will perform in concert.

“RABBIT HOLE” PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Asheville Community Theatre, Asheville. The play “Rabbit Hole” runs Aug. 9-25. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m Sundays. Regarding the show, the ACT noted, “Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. ‘Rabbit Hole’ charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.” For tickets, which are $12-$26, visit www.ashevilletheatre.org or call 254-1320.

“COCO” OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING, 9 p.m./dusk, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The monthly free summer Movies Under the Stars sseries will screen “Coco.” Beginning at 6:30 p.m., movie-themed activities for children will be featured. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

 


Saturday, Aug. 10

COIN SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. The Iredell-Statesville Coin Club is hosts the 24th Annual Coin Show spanning two days, beginning Aug. 10. The show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11. The show will feature coins and collecting supplies, as well as ancient coins, currency, jewelry. Attendees will be given options to buy, sell or trade. The public is welcome. Admission is free.

WEAVERVILLE OUTDOOR CONCERT, 6-8 p.m.,  Nature Park Meadows, Main Street, Weaverville. The town’s Second Saturday Summer Series will feature local musicians playing traditional music. Attendees are encourage to bring a picnic and lawnchairs. Admission is free.

BILTMORE PARK OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Cecil Park (the green space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Town Square, Biltmore Park, Asheville. A band, to be announced, will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN, 7-10 p.m, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The summer Shindig on the Green series will feature bluegrass music, big circle mountain dancers, storytellers and dancers. Shindigs also will be held Aug. 17 and 31. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

AMY GRANT / STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. Singers Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman will perform in concert.

 


Monday, Aug. 12

STREET DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot, Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The weekly summer Street Dances series will feature Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition in a concert of bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 



Wednesday, Aug. 14

BUZZ BREAKFAST PROGRAM, 8:30 a.m., Expo Center, Crowne Plaza Resort, West Asheville. A program on “What Is Our Vision for a Connect ed Community?” will begin at 8:30 a.m., preceded by breakfast at 8 a.m., will be hosted by Leadership Asheville, a program of UNC Asheville. For tickets, which are $25 per monthly program, visit leadershipasheville.unca.edu/2019-summer-buzz-breakfast-dates.

 



Thursday, Aug. 15

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT SEREIS, 5:30-9:30 p.m., South Main Street (in front of Wells Fargo Bank), downtown Hendersonville. The concert series will be headlined at 7:30 p.m. by the Fireside Collective 7, withTellico opening at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

“BUYER AND CELLAR” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Center for Arts & Inspiration, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The show “Buyer and Cellar” will be performed through Aug. 17. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.thecenterai.com. 

Friday,
Aug.
16

 

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Deano & the Dreamers will perform for at the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 

DAVID HOLT/JOSH GOFORTH CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Four-time Grammy Award-winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee Josh Goforth will combine “to bring to life the joy and spirit of old-time mountain music and stories. Between them, they combine the viruosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin and a wolrd of exciting rhythm instruments from hambone (body slapping) rhythms, to spoons, stump-fiddle, rhythm bones, jaw harp and even paper bag. It is a program of songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages.” For tickets, which are price in conjunction with the Franklin Folk Festival, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

 

Saturday,
Aug.
17

 

GEORGE RAAB CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a perforance by George Raab, playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 

Tuesday,
Aug.
20

 

GLADYS KNIGHT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. Fairview, N.C., resident Gladys Knight will perform in concert. Known as the “Empress of Soul” Knight starred at Motown Records as the lead singer for Gladys Knight & the Pips. For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.

 

Friday,
Aug.
23

 

SUMMER TRACKS OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. The concert will feature Fireside Collective. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., parking lot next to Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band 96.5 House will perform for at the weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 

“BEE GEES GOLD” TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will perform “Bee Gees Gold” Aug. 23-24. Showtimes are 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Regarding the show, the FRP stated that it “features all the hits of disco’s favorite band. Experience the unforgettable three-part harmonies and iconic beats that became the soundtrackof a generation.” For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

 

Saturday,
Aug.
24

 

SALUTE TO THE BEATLES,,8 p.m., Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. Singer-guitarist Daniel Sage will perform in a salute to the Beatles in his summer monthly concert series. Sage has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations and other venues.  For tickets, which are $25, visit Safelightfamily.org or call (212) 779-1186.

 

Thursday,
Aug.
29

 

“ROUNDING THIRD” PLAY, 8 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will perform “Rounding Third” Aug. 29-Sept. 8. Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The show is billed by the FRP as a “a bro-medy following two coaches with different strategies on how to raise children. Lots of laughs, biut there’s no crying in baseball!!.” For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

 

Friday,
Aug.
30

 

NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Main Street from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 73rd annual N.C. Apple Festival will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The gala features locally grown apples, all-day free entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts and free evening bands. No pets allowed.

 

CHRIS YOUNG CONCERT, 9 p.m., Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Country music singer-songwriter Chris Young will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

SANDI PATTI CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The SMCPA wrote of Patti’s concert in an event promotion that, “as one of the most highly acclaimed performers or our time with five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records and 11 million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as ‘The Voice.’ Sandi is the most-awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007 and has released over 30 albums.” For tickets, which are $25-$45, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

 



Friday, Sept. 6

SUMMER TRACKS OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. The concert will feature Queen Bee and the Honeylovers. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 




Saturday, Sept. 14

SUPER ‘60s BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the Super ‘60s Band, playing 1960s’ song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 



Saturday, Sept. 21

SOUND INVESTMENT CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Sound Investment, playing pop-rock-soul song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

THERESA CAPUTO CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Theresa Caputo will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.



 

Saturday, Sept. 28

FINE LINE CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Fine Line, playing rock and soul classics from yesterday and today. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

SALUTE TO SOUL MUSIC, 8 p.m., Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. Singer-guitarist Daniel Sage will perform in a salute to soul music in his summer monthly concert series. Sage has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations and other venues.  For tickets, which are $25, visit Safelightfamily.org or call (212) 779-1186.


 

Saturday, Oct. 12

DINO & THE DREAMERS CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a perforance by Dino and the Dreamers, playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics in what is being billed as a “Halloween event.”. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2019 22:14
 



 


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