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Wednesday, Aug. 2

“DREAMCOAT” SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock. The show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed through Aug. 20. The show is billed as “an irresistibly family-friendly” reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. It features a memorable score by Andrrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. 



Thursday, Aug. 3

PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The band A Social Function will perform classic Top 40 music in the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

MOTOWN SUMMER NIGHTS TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “Motown Summer Nights,” will be presented Aug. 3-13. 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, Aug. 4

LEAF DOWNTOWN, 3 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The third annual LEAF Downtown, a free two-day music and arts festival, will feature the funk masters, The Family Stone, as its headliner band. The event, which runs Aug. 4-5, showcases international and local musical talent, along with immersive cultural arts performances and local arts, crafts and food. (The festival starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 5.) Other musical acts will include the Easy Star All-Stars, Rare Essence, Escort, LEAF Funk Mix-Tape Band, Billy Jonas, Black Masala, The Digs and I-Star. Among the other performers will be The Paper Crowns, The Hustle Souls, Back South Band, Nex Millen, DJ Malinalli, The Lefties, Lisa Zahiya, Otta Aquaboogy, Big Chief Shaka Zulu, Toy Box Theater, Hood Huggers Community Talent Show and LEAF International NOLA. Three stages will be set up in the downtown park. Admission is free.

FILM DIRECTOR TALK/Q&A/FILM SCREENING, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. The film “Is Genesis History?” will be screened, with special guest Thomas Purifoy Jr., director of the documentary, serving as the program’s highlight. Purifoy will introduce the film. After the screening, he will hold a question-and-answer session. The documentary features more than a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, the film is billed by the SMCPA as being able to “change the way you see the world. The film’s goal is to provide a reasonable case for Creation in six normal days, a real Adam and Eve, an actual fall, a global flood and a tower of Babel.” Dr. Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project,” serves as the documentary’s guide — hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea — “ in an exploration of two competing views and one compelling truth,” the SMCPA noted. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the dance band Gotcha Groove. In addition to listening and 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. 

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Gangmeyer Theater, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.  William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by HART from Aug. 4 through Aug. 20. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.harttheater.org.

 



Saturday, Aug. 5

ART & CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village, Asheville. The 45th annual Village Art & Craft Fair will be held Aug. 5-6 in Biltmore Village. The outdoor fair will run from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 6. The fair features 114 artists from 16 states, with full spectrum of craft media available to purchase in all price ranges — jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. Fair-goers also will be aforded the opportunity to discover new artists (26 are first-time exhibitors) — and to talk with crafters one-on-one. Some 36 artists are from Western North Carolina. Attendees are invited to take a look inside the church while they are there. Admission to the fair is free.

 



Thursday, Aug. 10

 PARK RHYTHMS CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Big Deal Band will perform bluegrass music in the season finale of the weekly Park Rhythms concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

 



Friday, Aug. 11

 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 Sharon McCrumb’s 2012 work, “The Ballad of Tom Dooley: A Ballad Novel.” All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. 

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

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature the band Dashboard Blue. 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. 

SHENANDOAH REUNION CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. The country music group Shenandoah will perform in concert as part of its 30-year anniversary tour. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

“THE LOVES OF ELAINE” PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., The Feichter Studio, Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.  William Shakespeare’s “The Loves of Elaine” will be performed by HART from Aug. 11 through Aug. 20. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.harttheater.org.

 



Saturday, Aug. 12

TRAIN EXCURSION, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Walmart Super Center, 25 Northridge Commons Parkway, Weaverville. A scenic train trip through the mountains of the Southern Appalachian region will be offered on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The train will follow the route of the former Southern Railway’s Murphy branch line, established in 1891, with a 5 percent grade, many bridges and highlighted by the sparkling whitewater Nantahala Gorge. Passengers may ride in Coach Class ($83 for adults and $69 for children ages 2 to 12), Crown Class ($96 for adults and $79 for children ages 2 to 12) or First Class ($152 for adults ages 21 and older). For Asheville-area residents, the triip will begin at 10 a.m., where they will be picked up by a bus at 10 a.m. at Walmart in Weaverville and arrive in Bryson City in time to shop and snack. They then will board the excursion train at 1:45 p.m. for the 4.5-hour roundtrip to the Nantahala Gorge for sightseeing. The Asheville-area contingent is expected to return to Weaverville at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or information, call (423) 753-5797, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 



Tuesday, Aug. 15

 

FAITH AND FREEDOM RALLY/BBQ DINNER, 6:30-8 p.m., WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Congressman Mark Meadows Annual Faith and Freedom Rally will be held. In addition to the keynote speech by Meadows, R-Asheville, the special guest speaker will be Adam Brandon, chief executive officer of FreedomWorks. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will serve as the master of ceremonies. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the event running 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is $40 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner.

 



Thursday, Aug. 17

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 band Come Back Alice. 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.

 



Friday, Aug. 18

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, Cedric Burnside.  Opening at 5 p.m. will be Lyric and The Stump Mutts. Admission is free.

DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL, 5:30 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The two-day annual Dirty Dancing will open on what have been film star Patrick Swayze’s 65th birthday — to ticket-holders-only — with live music by the Dashboard Blue band, to which the audience can dance. Early entry for ticket-holders will begin at 5 p.m. Admission will be free to an outdoor screening — on a giant screen — of the classic 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” at 8 p.m. The film, partially shot at Lake Lure, starred Swayze as dance instructor Johnny and Jennifer Grey as resort visitor and dance student Baby. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawnchairs, but no coolers or oversized bags will be permitted. Festival tickets at the gate are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Onsite parking is $5 per vehicle. For the Aug. 19 activities at the festival, see calendar listing under Aug. 19. For tickets, visit www.dirtydancingfestival.com.

MUSIC ON MAIN STREET CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., outside of Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series will feature Flashback — the Party 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. 

NEWBOYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The Christian group Newsboys, with special guest Mandisa, will perform contemporary Christian music in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit biltmore.com.

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 19

DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. The two-day annual Dirty Dancing will conclude. Highlights will include live bands featuring 1960s beach and soul music by the bands The Mighty Kicks and The Extraordinaires, with open dancing. Also dance performances will be presented by the Asheville Ballet, along with watermelon games, arts and crafts vendors, a lake lift competition and a storytellers film tent. Food and beverage vendors will be selling their wares onsite. Day of the Festival tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. In addition, onsite parking is $10 per vehicle. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawnchairs, but no coolers or oversized bags will be permitted. For tickets, visit www.dirtydancingfestival.com.

BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. The Return: A Tribute to the Beatles will will present its salute in concert. For tickets, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com.

TONY BENNETT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. Pop-jazz-show tune singer extraordinaire Tony Bennett, famous for his signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” will perform in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series. He has been nominated for 34 Grammy awards and won 18, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bennett has been nominated for three Emmy awards and won two. During World War II, Bennett fought in France and Germany and participated in the liberation of a concentration camp. These experiences led Bennett to become a pacifist and anti-war activist. For tickets, visit biltmore.com.

AARON LEWIS CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.




Sunday, Aug. 20

ETHICAL HUMANIST SOCIETY MEETING, 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. “Ethics in Journalism” will be addressed by Larry Blunt at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. For more than 30 years, Blunt has reported and anchored the news, including the past 12 at WLOS-TV in Asheville. Blunt will discuss the impact of technology, changes in broadcasting, government regulation and the effects of a polarizing political climate.   We’ll also discuss the role and actions of individuals in improving ethical accountability. An informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.




Wednesday, Aug. 23

BUZZ BREAKFAST SERIES, 8 a.m., Expo Center, Crowne Plaza Resort, West Asheville. UNC Asheville’s Buzz Summer Breakfast Series will feature a panel discussion on “How will Asheville  grow thoughtfully? The private sector response.” Panelists will include Elizabeth Button, co-owner and chief executive officer of Heirloom Hospitalty Group; John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality; Jay Richardson, general manager of New Belgium Brewing; and Steve Woody, chief executive officer and founder of Avadim Technologies and a UNCA alumnus. Breakfast wil begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the panel discussion at 8, after which a question-and-answer session that will last till 9:15 a.m. Admission is $20, including breakfast, and is open to everyone. For tickets, visit leadershipasheville.unca.edu, or call 255-7100.



Thursday, Aug. 24

REO SPEEDWAGON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The group REO Speedwagon will perform in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit biltmore.com.

PETER ROWAN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Cataloochee Ranch, 119 Rand Drive, Maggie Valley. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter Rowan will perform. Rowan is a Grammy-winner and a former Bluegrass Boy. His solo show, marking his seventh appearance at the Ranch, will include songs from his latest album, “My Aloha.” For tickets, visit CataloocheeRanch.com.




Friday, Aug. 25

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. Weber 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.




Saturday, Aug. 26

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 soul band Westsound will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

GOO GOO DOLLS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., South Terrace, Biltmore House, Asheville. The group Goo Goo Dolls, with special guest Phillip Phillips, will perform in the 21st annual Biltmore Concert Series. For tickets, visit biltmore.com.

RON WHITE COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Ron “Tater Salad” White, best-known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, will perform his comedy show. His accolades include two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in television’s “Comedy Central” history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of more than 10 million units. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

EASTON CORBIN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Easton Corbin will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1679.




Thurs., Aug. 31

ROSEMARY CLOONEY TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. The show “Everything Is Rose: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney” will be presented Aug. 31-Sept. 3. The Sept. 1-2 shows are at 8 p.m., while the Sept. 3 show is at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.



Friday, Sept. 1

N.C. APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-midnight, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The annual N.C. Apple Festival will feature freshly picked apples, arts and crafts, festival food and free entertainment.  The festival will run 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 1-3 and 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Admission is free.

BUDDY K BIG BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., outdoor stage in front of old courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Buddy K Big Band will perform in concert — and attendees are invited to dance — as the Friday musical headliner at the N.C. Apple Festival. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

CROWDER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts,  Franklin. David Wallace Crowder, known by his 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.

MOTOWN TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center, Isolthermal 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.



Saturday, Sept. 2

ATLANTA PLEASURE BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., outdoor stage in front of old courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Atlanta Pleasure Band will perform in concert ——  and attendees are invited to dance — as the Saturday musical headliner at the N.C. Apple Festival. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.



Sunday, Sept. 3

TONY HOWARD BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m., outdoor stage in front of old courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Tony Howard Band will perform in concert ——  and attendees are invited to dance — as the Sunday musical headliner at the N.C. Apple Festival. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

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.




Monday, Sept. 4

KING APPLE PARADE, 2:30 p.m., from North Main Street at Five Points (in Hendersonville) to Caswell Street in downtown Hendersonville. The 2017 King Apple Parade, will conclude the annual N.C. Apple Festival. More than 60,000 people usually attend the parade.




Saturday, Sept. 16

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:55
 



 


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