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Saturday, June 1

NEIL SIMON’S “PROPOSALS” STAGE PRODUCTION, 2 and 8 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FPR’s final performance of the Neil Simon show “Proposals” wll be performed June 1. Regarding the show, FRP stated, “A family divided. A family returning home. Healing and redemption in a heartfelt and hilarious ‘dramedy’ by one of America’s most prolific playwrights. An American family sitcom. Rediscover the love!” For tickets, which are $48 to $54, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

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

“MY BIG FAT ITALIAN WDDING MURDER!” SHOW, 6 p.m.,The Center for Art & Inspiration, downtown Hendersonville. The show “My Big Fat Italian Wedding Murder!” will be performed. The CAI noted that the show is “not appropriate for children under 13.” For tickets, visit www.thecenterai.com.

MARTY STUART CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives will perform in concert. Regarding the show, the SMCPA noted, “The gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, ‘Hillbilly Rock-’ making superstar, Marty Stuart, is a Grammy-Award winner and a platinum recording artist. Widely recognized as one of the most important roots musicians in America, Marty possesses a showman’s zest for every conceivable flavor of country music. Hits include ‘Tempted’ and ‘This One’s Gonna Hurt You.’ Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives consistently delight audiences across the country with sold-out shows year after year, including performances at the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden.” For tickets, which are $28, $35 and $38, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” STAGE PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., main stage, Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The HCT will present Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning play, “August: Osage County,” through June 9. The production examines the dark underbelly of an American family plagued by addiction. HCT noted that the play is recommended for mature audiences, due to references to alcohol and drugs, adult and sexual situations and strong language. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m.,  HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform “The Bridges of Maidson County” through June 9. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

“HELLO, DOLLY!” PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Concert Hall, The Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., downtown Greenville, S.C. The Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” will be performed through June 2. The June 2 showtimes are 1 and 6:30 p.m. This 2017 revival is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) whose talent has brought ‘Hello, Dolly!’ back into the limelight.” For tickets, visit peacecenter.org.




Sunday, June 2

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 2-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. TheFrench Broad Trio will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. 




Thursday, June 6

CHEROKEE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, noon, Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground, 1553 Wolfetown Rd., Cherokee. The three-day annual Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from noon-10:30 p.m. June 6- 8. Open stage will be from 11 a.m. until noon daily. The June 6 lineup will feature Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, the Baker Family, the Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, Rhonda Vincent (queen of bluegrass and eight-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year) with her band, the Rage, and Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (male vocalist SPGBMA and IBMA). The June 7 lineup will include Amanda Cook & Kennesaw Ridge, Deeper Shad of Blue, the Malpass Brothers, Sideline and Audie Blaylock & Redline. Also, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. June 7, Dailey & Vincent (Grand Ole Opry and IBMA Entertainers of the Year) will perform. The June 8 lineup will include Carolina Blue, the Crowe Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the Grascals, and the Farm Hands. Performing from 3:45-5:15 p.m. June 8 will be Mike Snider of the Grand Ole Opry. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs, with no high-back, high-seat chairs or rockers allowed. Security will be on duty and “this is a family show,” a press release noted. “The show will go on, rain or shine, under a large tent. Daily tickets are $45, while three-day tickets are $90. Tickets will be available at the gate, or they may be ordered online at www.adamsbluegrass.com.

HENDERSONVILLE PRIDE DAY PROCLAMATION READING, 5:45 p.m. City Hall, 145 5th Ave E., downtown Hendersonville. Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk will read a proclamation, declaring June 15 as Hendersonville Pride Day, the first of its kind in Henderson County. The June 15 event will be a day of commemoration, of food, fun and festivities, and a day for the community to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity, according to the organizers. The commemoration will begin at 7 p.m. June 14 with a Movie Night, during which the 120-minute film, “Stonewall Uprising,” will be screened at the Center for Arts & Inspiration, followed by an open discussion and fellowship. The center is located at 125 S. Main St. Seating is first-come, first-served. On June 15, a potluck picnic in Patton Park will be held from noon to 2 p.m., including games for children. Beginning at 2 p.m., several inspirational speakers will address the gathering. At 3:30 p.m. and, again, at 7 p.m., the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will present its Stonewall Concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. The concert is free, but because seating is limited, tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained online at 222.fcchendersonville.org/upcomingevent.


 

Friday, June 7

 ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The French Broad Playboys 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 Asheville-based band Tuxedo Junction will open the annual weekly Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

“HANDS ON A HARDBODY” STAGE SHOW, 7-9 p.m., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The show “Hands on a Hardbody” will be performed June 7-30. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 pm; Sundays. Additional Thursday performances will be offered at 7:30 p.m. June 20 and June 27. For tickets, visit AshevilleTheatre.org.

“SOUTH PACIFIC” MUSICAL PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “South Pacific” through July 6. A promotion stated that it features “a glorious score about conflicting family values during World War II.” 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. For tickets, which are $25-$58, visit flatrockplayhouse.org

 


Saturday, June 8

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

JUMP OFF ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL, 5-8:30 p.m., Jump Off Rock, 4433 Laurel Park Hwy., Laurel Park. The Jump Off Rock Music Festival will feature the Asheville-based band Dashboard Blue. The five-piece band states on its website that it “plays a wide variety of music including rock, rhythm and blues, 1950s, disco, funk, pop, beach, Motown, country and the classics.” Attendees are urged to “pack a picnic. Bring coolers. Bring chairs.” For tickets, which are $10 each, visit online at www.friendsoflaurelpark.org or visit live Laurel Park Town Hall, Hendersonville Visitor Center or Crate Wine Market & Project.

BLOCK PARTY  ON MAIN CONCERT/DANCE, 6-10 p.m., South Main Street (between Allen and Caswell streets), downtown Hendersonville. The iconic “party band of the South,” the Swingin’ Medalions, will headline the Block Party on Main Street summer concert about 8 p.m. The opener will be Rock and Roll Reunion. Attendees are urged to bring 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.

 


Sunday, June 9

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 2-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Clay Lunsford Trio will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. 

 



Monday, June 10

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., parking lot, Visitor Information Center, downtown Hendersonville. The series will feature the Johnnie Blackwell Band playing classic rock. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs, but pets, alcoholic beverages, coolers and backpacks/totes are prohibited. Admission is free.

 



Thursday, June 13

“TWELFTH NIGHT” PERFORMANCE, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Kenilworth Center, 4 Chiles Avenue, Asheville. Venture Shakespeare will present “Twelfth Night” at 3 and 7:30 p.m. June 13-15. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for students.

 



Friday, June 14

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. Elliott & the Untouchables 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 Asheville-based band A Social Function will perform in the Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

BILLY RAY CYRUS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Billy Ray Cyrus will perform in concert. Regarding Cyrus, the SMCPA stated, “Born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, Billy Ray Cyrus, known for his country singing, hunky good looks and mullet hairstyle, has enjoyed a mulit-layed performance career as a multi-platinum selling recording artist. He has scored a total of eight top-10 singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut Some Gave All, which has been certified 9 Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 and featured the breakout hit, ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’” For tickets, which are $38, $43, $48 and $55, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

 MARTIN AND LEWIS TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Center for Arts & Inspiration, downtown Hendersonville. The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show, which salutes the former iconic comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, will be held June 14-16. Other showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 15 and 2 p.m. June 16. For tickets, visit www.thecenterai.com.

“IN THE ASSASSIN’S GARDEN STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street, River Arts District, Asheville. Asheville playwright David Hopes’ play “In the Assassin’s Garden” will be performed June 14-30. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. For tickets and information visit www.themagnetictheatre.org or call 239-9250 for info only.

DARREN KNIGHT COMEDY PERFORMANCE, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. Darren Knight will perform his Southern Mama Cledus T. Judd Comedy Experience show. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

 



Saturday, June 15

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

 




Sunday, June 16

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 2-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Bee Zees will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

MOODY BLUES TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. The Lost Chord/The Moody Blues Tribute Band will salute the 50th anniversary of the Moody Blues album “On the Threshold of a Dream” with a performance of every song. For tickets, visit www.IsisAsheville.com

 



Thursday, June 20

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 Travers Brothership, with Big Daddy Love serving as the opener at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

LAKE TOMAHAWK CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. Trent Blisson will perform country music in the concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 



Friday, June 21

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The band One Leg Up will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. 

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue (near the I-240 overpass), downtown Asheville. The DA5 series feature Tameca Jones as the headliner at 7 p.m. The opener at 5 p.m. will be the Secret B Sides. Food and beverages are available for purchase. 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 Asheville-based band Emporium will perform. Attendees are urged to briing lawnchairs. Admission is free.

 

 



Saturday, June 22

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




Sunday, June 23

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 2-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Michael Stevens Trio will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 




Monday, June 24

CONCERT ON THE QUAD SERIES 7-9 p.m., Quad, UNC Asheville. The band Metal! will launch the annual summer series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blanets. Picnics also are welcome — or food and beverages may be purchased at the event site. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  Admission is free.




Thursday, June 27

DEMOCRAT WOMEN’S DINNER/PROGRAM, 5:30 p.m., pavilion, Western Residence of the Governor, 45 Patton Mountain Road, East Asheville. The Democratic Women of Buncombe County will hold its monthly dinner meeting. Registration will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a program at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided. Attendees are being urged to carpool. Reservations are required for the catered dinner, which costs $15 for members and $18 for non-members, by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by June 20.  

LAKE TOMAHAWK CONCERT SERIES, 7-9 p.m., Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. James Hammel will perform jazz, pop, blues and original music in the outdoor concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.




Friday, June 28

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 4-8:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Stormy Weather Quartet 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 Gotcha Groove will perform in the Music on Main Street summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Peter Noone, lead singer for the iconic Britist Invasion group Herman’s Hermits, will perform in concert. Regarding Noone, the SMCPA noted, “Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman’s Hermits”, lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included: ‘I’m Into Something Good’ ‘Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,’ “‘I’m Henry VIII, I Am,’ ‘Silhouettes,’ ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,’ ‘Just A Little Bit Better,’ ‘Wonderful World,’ ‘There’s A Kind of Hush,’ ‘A Must To Avoid,’ ‘Listen People,’ ‘The End of the World’ and ‘Dandy.’ Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over 60 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s Entertainer of the Year. As Herman, the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of top-rated television programs and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. Nowadays, accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone consistently plays to sold-out venues the world over.” For tickets, which are $25, $30, $35 and $40, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Saturday, June 29

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

RICK STRICKLAND BAND DANCE, 7-10 p.m., Asheville Ballroom & Event Center, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. The Rick Strickland Band, as part of its 10th anniversary tour, will perform Carolina beach/shag music during a dance at the Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 

“MURDER ON THE HIGH C’s” SHOW, 7 p.m., The Center for Arts & Inspiration, downtown Hendersonville. The show “Murder on the High C’s” will be performed June 29-30. The June 30 show will begin at 4 p.m. For tickets, visit www.thecenterai.com.



Sunday, June 30

ASHEVILLE BANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES, 2-6:45 p.m., Antler Hill Village square, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Moon and You, a duo, will perform. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs.



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