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Wednesday, Feb. 14

SHAG DANCE/ANDERSON, 6-9 p.m., AJ’s Bar & Grill, 101 Destination Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. The Electric City Shag Club will host a shag dance to Carolina beach music.

SHAG DANCE/GREENVILLE, 6-10 p.m., Spare Time Entertainment Center, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will offer a beginner shag lesson from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by its weekly shag dance — featuring Carolina beach music — from 7 to 10 p.m. 

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 7-9 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. The SAB hosts Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show every Wednesday. DeCristofaro, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator based in Asheville, performs on stage with his band. Among the highlights, DeCristofaro, on occasion, will invite from the crowd, a musician (who brings along a guitar or horn)  and/or a vocalist (whom he knows) onto the stage to perform with the band — often wowing the audience. Admission is free.

ONE-EYED JACK CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m.-closing, The Blind Horse Saloon, 1035 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, S.C. Line dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with an open dance starting at 8 p.m. to the band One-Eyed Jack, playing country and top 40 favorites. Attendees must be age 18 or older for admission and be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. Cover charge is $3 for men — and free for women.

SALSA ON 1, 8 p.m.-midnight, One World Brewery West, 520 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The event will begin with Jonathan Villalobos leading a “salsa on 1” dance lesson, with complete beginners welcome. Following the lesson, a salsa dance will be held featuring music by DJ Mtn Vibez. The cover charge is $5.




Thursday, Feb. 15

“BRING BACK THE ‘90s” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The Mauldin Theatre Company will perform its “Bring Back the ‘90s” tribute show. The show also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical salute to the 1990s will feature “a night of your favorite ‘90s hits!” an event promotion stated. “This concert-style show will feature songs from all different genres, so put your dancing shoes on and get ready to go back in time with the decade’s most-popular songs performed by some of the best vocalists in the Upstate.” For tickets, which are all general admission, visit online at www.MauldinCulturalCenter.org. 

ANDREA BOCELLI CONCERT, 8 p.m., Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, S.C. Classical music’s bestselling living artist, Andrea Bocelli, will perform as part of his 2024 Valentine’s Tour. “The tour will feature performances from Bocelli’s repertoire, including special music to celebrate Valentine’s Day....” For tickets, which begin at $269, visit online at bonsecoursarena.com.

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 8-10 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Paul Liford, lead singer of the band Fine Line, and a guest, will perform in an acoustic show for listening and/or dancing.

PLEASURE CHEST CONCERT, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest wil perform.




Friday, Feb. 16

SILENT VIGIL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM, 4-4:30 p.m., in front of the Historic Courthouse, Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The Progressive Alliance of Henderson County will hold a silent vigil for immigration reform. Afterward, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m, a “postcard party” will be held at Oklawaha Brewery at 147 First Avenue East in downtown Hendersonville. All are invited to attend. Admission is free.

THE INVADERS WITH THE VINTAGE VIXENS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla. The Invaders will perform with special guests: The Vintage Vixens. The Invaders feature a musical tribute to the British Invasion groups (1964-67), including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, The Who, The Hollies, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, The Dave Clark Five, The Zombies, The Troggs and many others. Meanwhile, The Vintage Vixens is billed as an all-female group that represents “real Flower Power — peace, love and Vintage Vixens!” Also, a promotion described the group as “inspired by ‘60s fashion, on stage these ladies look like the music — groovy, funky, hippie!” Vintage’s playlist includes the top hits from The Mamas and the Papas, The Turtles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Drifters, Nancy Sinatra, The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, The Byrds, The Young Rascals, The Kings, CCR “and some ‘70s favorites, too, like Three Dog Night.” For tickets, which are $37 to $44 including fees, visit online at www.WalhallaPAC.com.  





Saturday, Feb. 17

ASHEVILLE CELTIC FESTIVAL, 10 a.m., Davis Center, WNC Agricultural Center, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher. The two-day Fourth Annual Asheville Celtic Festival — a winter indoor and outdoor event — will be begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 and 18. For more information and tickets, visit online at www.AshevilleCelticFest.com. 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT GALA, 4-9 p.m., O’Neal Church, 3794 Berry Mill Road, Greer, S.C. The church’s Chosen Student Ministries is offering a Parents Night Out, with childcare available for children ages 1-12. “The youth will entertain children with food, games and fun, while the parents enjoy a night out alone,” a promotion stated. “All proceeds from the event will benefit the youth ministry.”  

“ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS — TRIBUTE TO PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “One Night in Memphis — Tribute to Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash.” For tickets, visit online at www.ncauditorium.com.

CHELSEA CUTLER CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Filmore, 820 Hamilton St., Charlotte. Singer-songwriter Chelsea Cutler will bring her “The Beauty Is Everywhere” tour to Charlotte, featuring folk-pop artist Yoke Lore as a special guest. For tickets, which start at $90.63 visit online at www.LiveNation.com.





Sunday, Feb. 18

DINING AROUND GREER FUNDRAISER, 1-3:30 p.m., Greer City Hall, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. The Greer Rotary Club will host its first Dining Around Greer fundraiser featuring restaurants, catering companies and more from the greater Greenville, S.C., area to provide food samples to guests. The anticipated 200 or more guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite appetizer, entrée and dessert. An additional award for “presentation” will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges. Casual attire is appropriate for the event. For tickets to the fundraiser, which are $25 in advance, visit www.DiningAroundGreer.com. Tickets at the door will be $30.

MOUNTAIN SHAG CLUB VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY, 1-4 p.m., The Chop House, 22 Woodfin St., downtown Asheville The MSC will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Party, with dancing to Carolina beach music provided by DJ Dave Hadden. For meals, shaggers may order from the Chop House menu. Admission is free for members and $10 for guests.

AWAY TEAM DUO CONCERT, 1:30 p.m., Gather GVL, 126 August St., Greenville, S.C. The Away Team Duo will play music for listening and/or dancing. (The Away Team is billed as “a premier, high-energy party and event band offering several lineups from duo to seven-piece to fit your need.”)

“GENERIC MALE” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Comma Performing Arts Center, 401 S. College St., Morganton. Push Physical Theatre will perform “Generic Male,” billed as “a masculinity satire by two well-meaning folks — arguing, dancing and clinging to the status quo characteristics of men. Hilarious hijinks ensue as they examine assumptions that go unquestioned until they are spoken aloud. It’s about fathers and sons, war and death, and ... James Bond. We hope it will empower people to speak up and begin to have the conversations that our characters can’t.” For tickets, visit online at www.CommaOnline.org.

 

 



Monday, Feb. 19

CLASSIC RADIO CLUB LISTENING SESSION, 2 p.m., Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College, 1255 W. Mills St., Columbus. The Western North Carolina Classic Radio Club meets on the third Monday to listen to old-time radio shows that aired during the golden-age of radio. All are welcome. Admission is free.

“PEER SUPPORT” PRESENTATION, 2:30-4 p.m., 227 Edgewood Road, North Asheville. Jodi Ford will address “Peer Support” during a meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Ford is the marketing and development director for Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness, a nonprofit recovery community organization billed as being staffed entirely by certified peer support specialists. All are welcome to attend.

SHAG DANCE, 6-9 p.m., Outdoorsmen Inc. (Event Center), 4535 Highway 11 West, Blountville, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold a dance. Gate and doors open at 6 p.m., with the dance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for nonmembers. 

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. “Blue Monday With Mr. Jimmy” will be held, featuring the Chicago-style blues singer-guitarist.





Tuesday, Feb. 20

THE LADS AVL, 6-8:30 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. The Lads AVL will perform music for listening and/or dancing. 

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., the Chop House Asheville (at Four Points by Sheraton), 22 Woodfin St., downtown Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by rotating DJs. Cost is $7.

LANY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Filmore, 820 Hamilton St., Charlotte. LANY will offer back-to-back performances on Feb. 20-21, during its Charlotte stop on its “A Beautiful Blue” world tour. For tickets, which start at $129.50 and $75.50 for the second show, visit online at www.LiveNation.com.

THE JOHN HENRYS CONCERT, 8 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 West Walnut St., Asheville. The John Henrys will perform music for listening and/or dancing.





Wednesday, Feb. 21

“GREER MEANS BUSINESS” NICHE NETWORKING MEETING, 8:30 a.m., Southern Dance Connection, 215 W. Wade Hampton Boulevard, Suite 1, Greer, S.C. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is hosting its “Greer Means Business” meeting for a morning of niche networking with other chamber members.

SHAG DANCE/ANDERSON, 6-9 p.m., AJ’s Bar & Grill, 101 Destination Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. The Electric City Shag Club will host a shag dance to Carolina beach music.

SHAG DANCE/GREENVILLE, 6-10 p.m., Spare Time Entertainment Center, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will offer a beginner shag lesson from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by its weekly shag dance — featuring Carolina beach music — from 7 to 10 p.m. 

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 7-9 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. The SAB hosts Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show every Wednesday. DeCristofaro, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator based in Asheville, performs on stage with his band. Among the highlights, DeCristofaro, on occasion, will invite from the crowd, a musician (who brings along a guitar or horn)  and/or a vocalist (whom he knows) onto the stage to perform with the band — often wowing the audience. Admission is free.

ONE-EYED JACK CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m.-closing, The Blind Horse Saloon, 1035 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, S.C. Line dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with an open dance starting at 8 p.m. to the band One-Eyed Jack, playing country and top 40 favorites. Attendees must be age 18 or older for admission and be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. Cover charge is $3 for men — and free for women.

SALSA ON 1, 8 p.m.-midnight, One World Brewery West, 520 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The event will begin with Jonathan Villalobos leading a “salsa on 1” dance lesson, with complete beginners welcome. Following the lesson, a salsa dance will be held featuring music by DJ Mtn Vibez. The cover charge is $5.





Thursday, Feb. 22

MIXTAPE CONCERT, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP band Mixtape! will perform what is billed as “the best (music) of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.” The show will run at the same show times through Feb. 25. An event promotion stated, “It’s February, which means ‘the boys are back!’ From the same outstanding musical talent who brought you the Music of Queen, the Eagles, and the Beatles, welcome to Mixtape! ... Come shake off the winter blues with this red-hot rockin’ playlist featuring tunes you know and love. It’ll be ‘a gas,’ ‘far out,’ and ‘totally tubular!’” For tickets, which are $45, $55 and $65 (and with child pricing available  for ages 17 and under), visit online at www.FlatRockPlayhouse.org.

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 8-10 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Paul Liford, lead singer of the band Fine Line, and a guest, will perform in an acoustic show for listening and/or dancing.

PLEASURE CHEST CONCERT, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest will perform.




Friday, Feb. 23

SUPER ‘60s WINTER JAM CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., Valley Tavern, 2550 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. The Super ‘60s band, playing the hits of the 1960s, will perform in what is billed as a Winter Jam.

JEFF ALLEN COMEDY SHOW, 7:30  p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, North Asheville. Jeff Allen wil perform his comedy show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit online at www.omnihotels.com.

DWIGHT YOAKAM CONCERT, 8 p.m., Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. 385 N. Church St., downtown Spartanburg, S.C. Dwight Yoakam will perform in concert. For tickets, visit online at www.CrowdPleaser.com. 




Saturday, Feb. 24

BUSINESS OF FARMING CONFERENCE, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Drive, Asheville. The 21st annual Business of Farming Conference will focus on the business side of farming, offering beginning and established farmers financial, operational and marketing tools to improve farm businesses and make professional connections. More than a dozen workshops will be offered The cost is $75 by Feb. 1 and $95 thereafter, with a discount for farm partners registering together. Schoarships are available for limited-resource and BIPOC farmers. The registration price includes a locally sourced breakfast and lunch. (Lunch will be sponsored by Farm Burger). To register, visit online at asapconnections.org.

CRAIG ST. JOHN CONCERT/DANCE, 3-6 p.m., Chimney Rock Brewing, 461 Main St., Chimney Rock Village. Singer-guitarist Craig St. John will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

ERIC CONGDON CONCERT/DANCE, 6 p.m., Trailside Brewery, 873 Lennox Park Dr., Hendersonville. Eric Congdon will perform music for listening and/or dancing. 

THE PROJECT CONCERT/DANCE, 6-9 p.m., Pillar Rooftop Bar, sixth floor, 309 College St., downtown Asheville. The Project band will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN DANCE CLUB COUNTRY DANCE, 6-9 p.m., gymnasium, Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler. The dance club will host a country dance. Cost is $10 for nonmembers and $5 for members. 

LEGENDARY COUNTRY BAND CONCERT/ DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Old Home Place, 4460 North Mills River Road, Mills River. The Legendary Country Band will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

MONSTERS OF YACHT CONCERT/DANCE, 7:30  p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, North Asheville. The Monsters of Yacht will perform music for listening and/or dancing. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Regarding the group, a promotion stated, “Monsters of Yacht from Nashville, Tenn., is America’s premier tribute to the yacht rock genre. This fast-growing band has planted its flag firmly into the look and sound of smooth music from the ‘70s to the early ‘80s.  Monsters of Yacht delivers rocking re-creations of songs from artists like Christopher Cross, Doobie Brothers, TOTO, Robbie Dupree, Player, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Gerry Rafferty, Boz Scaggs, Bee Gees and more. The band also adds additional songs from artists like Neil Diamond, that are not technically ‘yacht,’ yet positively add to the event and experience. Musicians agree that yacht rock music is challenging to accurately recreate live — and this band handles it!” For tickets, which are $85, visit online at www.omnihotels.com.

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 25

“THE MUSIC OF THE RAT PACK” CONCERT, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The tribute show, “The Music of ‘The Rat Pack,’” will be performed. An event promotion noted, “Doug and Bunny Williams are proud to present Kevin Bush, Terrance Henderson, Jonathan Jackson and Jason Stokes for an afternoon of swingin’ songs, a bar stocked with plenty of ‘gasoline’ and accompaniment by musical director Greg Boatwright and some of the best musical talent in the state. ‘The Pack’ is not an imitation – they just continue the philosophy of the original ‘Rat Pack’ … sing a little, drink a little, and have a whole lot of fun.” For tickets, visit online at www.NewberryOperaHouse.com.

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE CONCERT, 3 p.m., Comma Performing Arts Center, 401 S. College St., Morganton. Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience — a musical salute to Johnny Cash — will be performed. For tickets, visit online at www.CommaOnline.org.

PAN HARMONIA CONCERT, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St., downtown Asheville. Pan Harmonia will perform in a concert titled “To the Bassooniverse and Beyond,” billed as “a joyful adventure for bassoon trio plus harpichord.” The performance is donation-based, “pay-as-you-can.” 

GLADYS KNIGHT CONCERT, 8 p.m., Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. 385 N. Church St., downtown Spartanburg, S.C. Gladys Knight will perform in concert. For tickets, visit online at www.CrowdPleaser.com.





Monday, Feb. 26

SHAG DANCE, 6-9 p.m., Outdoorsmen Inc. (Event Center), 4535 Highway 11 West, Blountville, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold a dance. Gate and doors open at 6 p.m., with the dance running from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for nonmembers. 

THE LADS AVL CONCERT/DANCE, 6-9 p.m.,  Cultivated Cocktails, 161 Charlotte Highway, Asheville. The Lads AVL will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. “Blue Monday With Mr. Jimmy” will be held, featuring the Chicago-style blues singer-guitarist.

SWING AT PLANKOWNER DANCE/LESSON, 7-11 p.m., Plankowner Brewery, 109 Sloane Garden Road, Boiling Springs, S.C. A swing dance lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a swing dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Entry fee is $7. 





Tuesday, Feb. 27

THE LADS AVL, 6-8:30 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. The Lads AVL will perform music for listening and/or dancing. 

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., the Chop House Asheville (at Four Points by Sheraton), 22 Woodfin St., downtown Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by rotating DJs. Cost is $7.

THE JOHN HENRYS CONCERT, 8 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 West Walnut St., Asheville. The John Henrys will perform music for listening and/or dancing.





Wednesday, Feb. 28

THE FOUR FRESHMEN CONCERT, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Four Freshmen will perform in concert. Regarding the show, an opera house promotion stated, “With their unique blend of jazz, pop, and barbershop-style harmonies, The Four Freshmen is recognized as one of the most innovative and influential vocal groups of all time, known for hits like ‘Day by Day’ and ‘It’s a Blue World.’” For tickets, visit online at www.NewberryOperaHouse.com.

SHAG DANCE/ANDERSON, 6-9 p.m., AJ’s Bar & Grill, 101 Destination Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. The Electric City Shag Club will host a shag dance to Carolina beach music.

SHAG DANCE/GREENVILLE, 6-10 p.m., Spare Time Entertainment Center, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will offer a beginner shag lesson from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by its weekly shag dance — featuring Carolina beach music — from 7 to 10 p.m. 

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 7-9 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. The SAB hosts Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show every Wednesday. DeCristofaro, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator based in Asheville, performs on stage with his band. Among the highlights, DeCristofaro, on occasion, will invite from the crowd, a musician (who brings along a guitar or horn)  and/or a vocalist (whom he knows) onto the stage to perform with the band — often wowing the audience. Admission is free.

ONE-EYED JACK CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m.-closing, The Blind Horse Saloon, 1035 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, S.C. Line dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with an open dance starting at 8 p.m. to the band One-Eyed Jack, playing country and top 40 favorites. Attendees must be age 18 or older for admission and be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. Cover charge is $3 for men — and free for women.

SALSA ON 1, 8 p.m.-midnight, One World Brewery West, 520 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The event will begin with Jonathan Villalobos leading a “salsa on 1” dance lesson, with complete beginners welcome. Following the lesson, a salsa dance will be held featuring music by DJ Mtn Vibez. The cover charge is $5.




Thursday, Feb. 29

HENDERSONVILLE SWING BAND CONCERT (FUNDRAISER), 6-8 p.m., Bo Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock. The Hendersonville Swing Band will perform a concert fundraiser for the Interfaith Assistance Ministry 40th Anniversary Ceebration. The band “will perform your swing and big band favorites,” an event promotion stated. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $40. 

LAZRLUVR LEAP YEAR SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Highland Brewing Event Center, 12 Old Charlotte Highway, #200, East Asheville. The group Lazruvr will perform in a Leap Year show. Tickets at the door will be $15. For advance tickets, which are $10, visit online at www.HighlandBrewing.com.

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 8-10 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Paul Liford, lead singer of the band Fine Line, and a guest, will perform in an acoustic show for listening and/or dancing.

PLEASURE CHEST CONCERT, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest wil perform.





Saturday, March 2

“TWITTY & LYNN — A SALUTE TO CONWAY AND LORETTA” SHOW, 7:30, Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “Twitty & Lynn — A Salute to Conway and Loretta” will be performed. As for the show, a promotion noted, “There’s a moment right at the very beginning of any Twitty & Lynn show that affords country music fans the chance to look back in time. Just after the band has played the signature intro to ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,’ Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn shoot each other a glance that summons the electrifying chemistry of their grandparents: Tre is the grandson of Conway Twitty, Tayla is the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn. ‘Audiences can’t believe their eyes. From that moment, for the next 90 minutes, they’re in the presence of living country music history. Fans have told Tayla and me that when they see us onstage singing, talking, and just looking at each other, they think, “Wow, there must be something genetic in those two families,”’ Tre says. ‘It validates the experience of the concert for them. We’re telling our grandparents’ story through our story. But Twitty & Lynn — and their internationally popular show “A Salute to Conway & Loretta’ — aren’t impersonators. Tre doesn’t groom ‘70s sideburns and perm his hair; Tayla doesn’t mimic her grandmother’s mannerisms. Rather, they are onstage celebrating country music, the lost art of duet singing, and the two beloved icons they refer to as ‘Poppy’ and ‘Memaw.’” For tickets, which ar $45-$50. visit online at www.ncauditorium.com.





Thursday, March 7

“MUSIC MÉNAGE” CONCERT, 7 p.m., Governor’s Western Residence, 5 Patton Mountain Road, Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra will perform “Music Ménage,” featuring what is billed as “opera a la carte,” directed by Music Director Milton Crotts. The concert also will be performed at 7 p.m. March 8 at Carolina Day School at 1345 Hendersonville Road in Asheville, The BRO will be accompanied by musicians from the UNC Greensboro Opera Theatre. Also featured will be the BRO Chamber Orchestra and the UNCG Opera Theatre. General admission tickets for the March 7 concert are $80, including wine and hors d’ouvres. General admission tickets for the March 8 concert are $30. 


 


 

Friday, March 8

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE CONCERT, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The Music of John Denver will perform a musical tribute to Denver. The show will continue with the same showtimes on March 9. As for the show, the FRP noted, “Celebrate the Timeless Music of John Denver with this spectacular tribute concert, featuring national tribute artist Ted Vigil. An unforgettable evening of music and nostalgia honoring the legendary singer-songwriter, and you won’t believe the uncanny resemblance to the legend! From classics like ‘Take Me Home Country Roads,’ ‘Annie’s Song’ and ‘Sunshine on My Shoulders,’ this concert will showcase the breadth and depth of John Denver’s musical legacy. For tickets, which are $45, $55 and $65 (and with child pricing available  for ages 17 and under), visit online at www.FlatRockPlayhouse.org.

DISNEY’S “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The Mauldin Theatre Company will perform Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” show. The show also will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Mach 15, and at 2 p.m. March 10 and 17. As for the plot, a promotion stated, “The basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical.” For tickets, which are all general admission,visit online at www.MauldinCulturalCenter.org. 

“RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL” SHOW, 7:30-9:15 p.m., Hendersonville Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The show “Raunchy Little Musical” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9. The show is billed as “direct from Chicago!!!” with Millicent Hunnicutt “starring (as Belle) in the hilarious musical tribute....” The plot is touted as a tribute to Belle Barth, “who burst on the 1950s Miami Beach (Fla.) scene as the ‘female’ Lenny Bruce. The self-proclaimed founder of ‘Ball-Breakers Anonynous,’ this purveyor of dirty jokes with an attitude that made her off-limits for the Ed Sullivan Show.” The show will be produced and directed by Jimmy Ferraro. For tickets, which are $45, visit online at www.HendersonvilleTheatre.org.






Saturday, March 9

“VETERANS HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CAROLINAS” TALK, 11 a.m., Historic Johnson Farm, 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville. The winter “History Bites” lecture series will conclude with an address by Art Cole and Kathie Doole on “A Presentation on the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas.” The talk will introduce the museum, located in nearby Brevard, that honors all veterans. The mission of the VHMC is to honor the nation’s veterans, to educate the public about America’s military history and the contribution of service men and women and to preserve important and unique historic artifacts, an event promotion stated. After the talk, guests will be allowed to ask questions. While the “History Bites” talks are free, donations will be accepted.

TR POP-UP WINTER FARMERS MARKET, noon-3 p.m., Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest, S.C. The finalé of the second Saturday winter Travelers Rest farmers market will feature local vendors, live musical performances, food trucks, food and craft vendors. Admission is free. 

HSO CONCERT, 3 p.m., Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock. The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert.





Tuesday, March 12

“CHEROKEES OF THE CAROLINAS” TALK, 2 p.m., Saluda Library, 44 W. Main St., Saluda.  The library’s monthly speaker series will conclude with a presentation on “Cherokees of the Carolinas,” which will be led by historian Dennis Chastain. He will review many aspects of the history and culture of the Cherokees, who occupied the area for a thousand years, an event promotion stated. The review will include how the Cherokees constructed their houses and other structures, the foods they ate and the story of corn and how it changed the lifestyles of all of the Southeast’s Native Americans. Admission is free.





Monday, March 18

CLASSIC RADIO CLUB LISTENING SESSION, 2 p.m., Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College, 1255 W. Mills St., Columbus. The Western North Carolina Classic Radio Club meets on the third Monday to listen to old-time radio shows that aired during the golden-age of radio. All are welcome. Admission is free.

 




Thursday, March 21

BOB DYLAN CONCERT, 8 p.m., 87 Haywood St., Harrah’s Cherokee Center, downtown Asheville. Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform in concert during a stop in his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” tour. “Generally regarded as one of the greatest songwriters ever, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture over his 60-year career,” Wikipedia stated. For tickets, visit online at www.TicketsOnSale.com.

 




Saturday, March 23

BEE GEES TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30-9:30 p.m.,  Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 West Sixth St., Newton. Stayin’ Alive — World’s #1 Tribute to the Bee Gees will perform a musical salute to the Bee Gees. Regarding the tribute group, a promotion stated, “Billed as the world’s No. 1 Bee Gees’ tribute band, Stayin’ Alive is the largest and most definitive bands of its kind. Not only do they go through the Bee Gees hit songs like ‘Night Fever’ and ‘Jive Talkin’,’ they do it with all the excitement, power, style and disco fever of the Bee Gees.” For tickets, visit online at www.ncauditorium.com.

TRIBUTE TO 1980s MUSIC CONCERT, 8 p.m., Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center, 286 ICC Loop Road, campus of Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Kids in America, a 1980s tribute band, will perform in concert. Regarding the show, a FPACC promotion stated, “Ready to be blasted into the past? Kids in America is a high-energy, power-packed, ultra-fun, six-piece band paying tribute to the totally awesome 1980s. Kids in America covers all genres from this timeless decade. From new wave, pop, dance, rock, hair metal, and sing along iconic ballads. Kids in America specializes in recreating the ‘80s visually and musically by delivering authentic sound with a vivid show for your favorite ‘80s hits. We encourage crowd participation so our fans have a fun experience at every event. We totally love this! Kids In America is an ‘80s tribute band performing nationally and based out of Charlotte. Our shows cover the biggest hits and artists of this iconic era! Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns and Roses, Duran Duran, Prince, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, The Cure, Pat Benatar, The Cars and much more!”  Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for tickets, which are $20-$30, visit online at www.FoundationShows.org. 





Friday, March 29

PAULA POUNDSTONE CONCERT, 7 p.m.,  Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. Paula Poundstone, an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer, and commentator, will perform her comedy show.

REO SPEEDWAGON CONCERT, 7 p.m.,  Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. The group REO Speedwagon will perform in concert. “REO Speedwagon, or simply REO, is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois,” Wikipedia stated. “Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Its best-selling album, ‘Hi Infidelity,’ contained four US Top 40 hits and sold more than 10 million copies.”





Monday, April 15

CLASSIC RADIO CLUB LISTENING SESSION, 2 p.m., Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College, 1255 W. Mills St., Columbus. The Western North Carolina Classic Radio Club meets on the third Monday to listen to old-time radio shows that aired during the golden-age of radio. All are welcome. Admission is free.

YALE UNIVERSITY “WHIFFENPOOFS” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Basilica, 97 Haywood Road, downtown Asheville. The oldest and most familiar university a cappella singing group, Yale’s century-old “Whiffenpoofs,” will perform a single concert in Western North Carolina. Composed of 14 Yale College seniors each year, one of the current “Whiffenpoof” members, soloist and the program’s emcee, is from Charlotte, where the famed group will appear later in the week. “Founded in 1909 by soloist members of the renowned Yale Glee Club, prominent former members of ‘The Whiffs’ include famed composer Cole Porter (Yale College, class of 1913) and former U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of past U.S. presidents (all Yale alums),” an event promotion stated. “Their program consists of traditional Yale tunes, classic jazz standards, and other hit music from across the decades. Their physical hijinks and vocal gymnastics have become legendary. And now they come to Asheville, where they will enjoy the splendid acoustics of the Basilica, thanks to architect Raphael Guastavino’s unsupported elliptical dome!” Tickets may be purchased at the door — or online at www.whiffenpoofs.com/concerts.

 

 

 

 

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