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Thursday, July 15

RHYTHM & BREWS GALA, 5:30-9:30 p.m., south end of Main Street (between Allen and Caswell streets), downtown Hendersonville. The season-opener of the R&B Concert Series will feature headliner Abby Bryant & The Echoes, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The opener, at 5:30 p.m., will be the Andrew Thelston Band. Admission is free.

SALSA LESSONS & LATIN DANCE, 6-11 p.m., The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. Salsa lessons are held on the first and third Thursday of the month, with dance lessons (no partner needed) from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a Latin dance from 9  to 11 p.m. The lessons include shag, 6-6:45 p.m.; bachata, 6:45-7:30 p.m.; beginner salsa, 7:30-8:15 p.m.; and intermediate salsa, 8:15-9 p.m. Cost is $10 for one lesson, three lessons for $25 or four lessons for $30. The Latin dance is free with any lesson taken, or $5 for those not taking lessons. 

SHAG LESSON/DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., Up on the Roof at the Whistle Stop Café, 109 S. Main St., Travelers Rest, S.C. Free Carolina shag dance lessons will be offered from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a shag dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Teaching the steps and turns of the shag will be Roger Hayes, formerly from Travelers Rest who now is living in Hendersonville, N.C. Music for the dance will be provided by DJ Dave Hadden, who is from Horse Shoe, N.C., a small unincorporated Henderson County community that Hadden is billing as “the beach music capital of WNC (Western North Carolina).” Reservations are not required. For more information, call (864) 944-7853.

THE MUG BAND CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Veterans Park adjoining Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The Mug Band will perform blues, blues-rock and roots music in the Park Rhythms summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

BLUES DANCE PARTY, 7-9 p.m., Weaver House, 56 N. Main St., Weaverville.  A blues dance party with Jimmy and Patrick Lockett will be held.

GEORGE GERSHWIN STAGE PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., main stage, Haywood Arts Regional Theare, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. A stage production of “S’Wonderful: The Music and Life of George Gershwin” be be performed. The show will continue at 7:30 p.m. July 16-17, 22-24 and 29-31, and at 2 p.m. Jly 18, 25 and Aug. 1. Regarding the show, a HART press release stated, “Come dressed in your best 1920s attire and experience that jazzy energy at the grand reopening of HART’s main stage. This lively musical takes place in the home of George and Ira Gershwin, with a party full of unbelievable singers and dancers. ‘S’Wonderful’ features the music of Gershwin played by John Crawley and his band... You’ll hear all of your Gershwin favorites, such as ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It,’ ‘Someone to Watch Over Me,’ ‘Strike Up the Band,’ ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ ‘S’Wonderful’ and many more. Glenn Arnette drives this star-studded cast of Western North Carolina’s finest opera singers, folk singers, tap and ballroom dancers and actors. For tickets, call 456-6322 or visit www.harttheatre.org.





Friday, July 16

FRENCH BROAD PLAYBOYS CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The French Broad Playboys will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. The band performs its music as “wide open Western Swing in the Bob Wills Tradition.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.

GERIATRIC JUKEBOX acoustic duo. 5-7 p.m., 305 Lounge & Eatery, 305 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Geriatric Jukebox, an acoustic duo, will play folk-rock and soft-rock from the 1960s and ‘70s. “Come sing along!” a press release urged. Admission is free. 

ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE/JOE LASHER CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., stage on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The city’s Downtown After Five outdoor concert series, which is getting a late start in 2021 follow the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature two acts — Acoustic Syndicate and Joe Lasher. Food trucks, beer vendors and others will be serving the event’s attendees. Admission is free.

MORGANS MILL CONCERT, 6-8 p.m., King Commons, downtown Johnson City, Tenn.  The group Morgans Mill will perform in the Fridays After Five summer concert series. The group is billed as “a young country band formed of ETSU (East Tennessee State University) alumni.” Admission is free.

GOTCHA GROOVE SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Gotcha Groove will perform. “Gotcha Groove is a top cover and party band in the North Carolina mountains and is comprised of all-star performers....” a band promotion noted. “Gotcha Groove is a professional and well-established nine-piece top 40 band, based in Marion. We have an amazing rhythm section, hot three-piece horn section, and two incredible front vocalists.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

THE BAD GIRLS & ALIENS OF SOUL OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, Tryon. The Bad Girls & Aliens of Soul — featuring singers Peggy Ratusz and Paula Hanke — will perform in the annual Summer Tracks outdoor music series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Rain location is inside the Tryon Fire Station. Admission is free.

JAZZY TRINITY BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., amphitheater, Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The annual Sounds of Summer concert series will feature the Jazzy Trinity Band. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

JUMP STREET BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, Mauldin, S.C. The annual “Beachin’ Fridays” concert/dance series, held every Friday through July 30 with free admission, will feature the Carolina beach music band Jump Street.  Must be 21-plus to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.” 

“INTO THE WOODS” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Into the Woods” will be performed by Overlook Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 17. For tickets, visit SmokyMountainArts.com or call (866) 273-4615.





Saturday, July 17

VIRGINIA & THE SLIMS CONCERT, 3-5 p.m., Triskelion Brewery, 340 7th Avenue E., Hendersonville. Virginia & the Slims, a jump blues and swing music band from Asheville, will perform.

SUPER ‘60S BAND CONCERT, 4-7 p.m., Bold Rock Cidery, 72 School House Road, Mills River. The Super ‘60s band will perform the hits of the 1960s for listening and/or dancing.

GYPSY SWINGERS CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The Gypsy Swingers will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. Regarding its music, the group bills itself as “an up-tempo acoustic jazz band, playing in a style reminiscent of European swing jazz — American early Jazz with a little South American-Latin flavor. It’s music to groove on or dance to.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore

MACK & THE ROCKERS CONCERT, 5:30-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. The band Mack & the Rockers will perform the hits from yesteryear. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

“DIRTY DANCING” DRIVE-IN MOVIE SCREENING, 6-11 p.m., Lake Logan Field, Canton. “Dirty Dancing,” which was partially filmed at Lake Lure, will be screened as a drive-in film from about 9 to 11 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.  For tickets, visit lakelogan.org/drive-in-movies

CAROLINA COAST BAND CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. Greer’s Tunes in the Park series will feature a performance by the Carolina Coast Band playing beach music and golden-oldies. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN, 7 p.m., Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage, Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The annual Shindig on the Green series, presented by the Folk Heritage Committee, will be held. It also will be held at 7 p.m. July 24 and 31. The event features long-standing — as well as the newest generation of — traditional and mountain string bands. Other features include ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers.  

SALSA SATURDAY GALA, 7 p.m., Dance Tonight Haywood, 61-1/2 Main St., Canton. A Salsa Saturday gala will be held, featuring a salsa class from 7:30 to 8 p.m., followed by a Salsa dance at 8 p.m., featuring music by DJ Edi Mapache.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY LINE CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., outside the Landrum Train Depot, 211 N. Trade Avenue, Landrum, S.C. The bluegrass band Rutherford County Line will perform in Landrum’s Music at the Tracks Summer Music Series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

ROSEMARY CLOONEY TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Singer Wendy Jones, backed by pianist Richard Shulman, bassist Zack Page and drummer Rick Dilling, will be performing “‘Everything Is Rosie:’ A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney” at 7:30 p.m. July 17 and at 2 p.m. July 18. An HCT event promotion touts Clooney as “one of the finest female jazz singers in history.” For tickets, visit hendersonvillecommunitytheatre.org or call 692-1082.

PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton, N.C. Interstellar Echos, billed as the “No. 1 Pink Floyd Tribute,” will perform in a two-set show covering the music of Pink Floyd, billed in an event promotion as “the most innovative band of all time.” The gala will feature a full band, lights and a laser show. For tickets, visit NewtonPAC.com.

SOUL BLUE BAND CONCERT, 8-10:30 p.m., the Cork & Keg, 86 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. The band Soul Blue will perform.

FINE LINE CONCERT, 8 p.m.-midnight, South Rock Grill, 830 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville. The band Fine Line will perform.

RICKY GUNTER BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Ricky Gunter Band will perform.





Sunday, July 18

DARREN NICHOLSON CONCERT, 3-6 p.m., Jeter Mountain Farm, Hendersonville. Grammy-nominated musician Darren Nicholson will headline an event for the Crab Creek Preservation Scoiety. Nicholson, a bluegrass and Americana musician based in Haywood County, will be joined on stage by Jennifer Nicholson, Deni McIntyre and Will McIntyre. The gala also will feature food “available for purchase from an equally celebrated cast of area chefs,” a press release noted. Admission is free.

DAISY CHAIN CONCERT, 3-6 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Asheville. The band Daisy Chain will perform.

JOSEPH HASTY & CENTERPIECE JAZZ CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band Joseph Hasty & Centerpiece Jazz will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. Regarding its music, an event promotion said the group performs “straight-ahead classic jazz, swing tunes, show tunes and other standards, Centerpiece jazz plays all of your favorites — from Miles and Monk, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Coltrane and Cole Porter.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.




Monday, July 19

MOJO BROTHERS BLUE BAND CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center outdoor stage, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Mojo Brothers Blues Band will perform in the free Monday Night Live series.






Tuesday, July 20

MOUNTAIN SHAG CLUB DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Event Center, Hi-Wire Brewery, 2-A Huntsman Place, Biltmore Village. The Mountain Shag Club, serving Buncombe and Henderson counties and dedicated to the preservation of Carolina beach music and the Carolina shag dance, meets every Tuesday to dance. This will be the first regular weekly dance since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Admission is $7 per person and the public is invited.




Wednesday, July 21

JAMES RADFORD BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., CCNB Amphitheatre, Heritage Park, 198 Park Drive, Simpsonville, S.C. The James Radford Band will perform in Simpsonville’s Simply Summertime outdoor concert series. A food truck will be serving food and refreshments, beginning at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.




Thursday, July 22

FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST OPENING GALA, 5:30-9 p.m., Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville. The annual Folkmoot Summerfest, which will be held July 22-25, will hold an opening gala featuring a light dinner and drinks and tradition acoustic Mexican-American music provided by the Grammy-award-winning Los Texmaniacs. 

ROOSTER CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Veterans Park adjoining Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. “Asheville harmony-driven, folk-rock duo Rooster” will perform in the Park Rhythms summer concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, July 23

JAMES HARNEL & FRIENDS CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band James Harnel & Friends will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. No information on the band’s musical genre could be found on the internet. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.

SAM COLLIE & THE ROUSTABOUTS CONCERT, 6-8 p.m., King Commons, downtown Johnson City, Tenn.  The group Sam Collie & the Roustabouts will perform in the Fridays After Five summer concert series. The group is billed as “a soulful blues and rock trio from Johnson City.” 

FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN CULTURE, 6-10 p.m., Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym, Lake Junaluska. Folkmoot will present a celebration of American culture, beginning with “Dviersity through Music and Dance. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair and/or blanket to enjoy the adjoining green space, where live music will be featured and food trucks — with an international flavor — will be operating. At 7 p.m., the evening’s main attractions will commence with performances from the Cherokee storytellers, world famous hoop dancer Eddy Swimmer, a performance by El Alma De Luna (traditional dance from Latin countries) and other performances.

THE NIGHT MOVE BAND SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Night Move Band will perform. The NMB bills itself as “a Western North Carolina-based group featuring very talented musicians performing beach, R&B, funk, rock, and country music.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

THE PAPER CROWNS BAND CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Ella Grace Mintz Stage, McCreery Park, downtown Saluda. The Paper Crowns Band will perform in the season-opener of the Top of the Grade Concert Series. The group performs a mix of blues, psychedelic and Southern rock, American folk, gospel and funk music. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. 

VINYL JUNKIES BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., amphitheater, Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The annual Sounds of Summer concert series will feature the Vinyl Junkies band. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

DANA JONES & THE BRUCE CALDWELL PROJECT OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, Mauldin, S.C. The annual “Beachin’ Fridays” concert/dance series, held every Friday through July 30 with free admission, will feature the Carolina beach music band Dana Jones & the Bruce Caldwell Project. “Bring your dancing shoes, lawnchairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!” a press release noted. “Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21-plus to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.” 

THE MALPASS BROTHERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Malpass Brothers will perform in concert. “This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams Sr. and others.  A night with the Malpass Brothers is a night of classic, real country,” an SMCPA promotion noted. For tickets, visit SmokyMountainArts.com or call (866) 273-4615.





Saturday, July 24

FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST INTERNATIONAL DAYTIME PROGRAM, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Street, downtown Waynesville. Folkmoot will feature International Day, including a street festival of international craft and food vendors, as well as performances and workshops on three stages. Also, there will be 100 vendors and demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts from around the globe. 

3 GUYS AND MY DAD CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band 3 Guys and My Dad will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series.The group is billed as “a rock ‘n’ roll Christian band... This is no cover band. We play the tunes we like, the way we like them — the fun way.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.

FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST INTERNATIONAL EVENING PROGRAM, 4:30-10 p.m.,  Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym, Lake Junaluska. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., Folkmoot will host The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians presenting an exhibiton of Cherokee stickball in the green space next to the gym. From 6 to 7 p.m., attendees, who are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets, will be able to enjoy live music and food trucks. At 7 p.m., the evening’s main attractions will consist of performances from Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Deeksha Classical Indian Dance and a number of other performers.

SUPER ‘60S BAND CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Mills River Brewery, 336 Banner Farm Road, Mills River. The Super ‘60s band will perform the hits of the 1960s for listening and/or dancing.

MOJOMATIC CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Dry Falls Brewery, 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. The band Mojomatic will perform. 




Sunday, July 25

FOLKMOOT SUMMERFEST REVUE/CLOSING CEREMONIES, 2-5 p.m., Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym, Lake Junaluska. Closing ceremonies for Folkmoot Summerfest will be a matinee with what is billed as “a star-studded revue of the groups that joined us for this year’s festival,” a press release stated. 

GERIATRIC JUKEBOX acoustic duo. 2:30-4:30 p.m., on the patio, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Flat Rock. The Geriatric Jukebox, an acoustic duo, will play folk-rock and soft-rock from the 1960s and ‘70s. “Come sing along!” a press release urged. The duo also will playing at the venue at the same time on Aug. 8 and 22. Admission is free. 

SUPER ‘60S BAND CONCERT, 3-6 p.m., Point Lookout Vineyards, 408 Appleola Road, Edneyville. The Super ‘60s band will perform the hits of the 1960s for listening and/or dancing.

DAISY CHAIN CONCERT, 3-6 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Daisy Chain will perform.

CROONER PAUL SCHIRO CONCERT, 4-6 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Paul Schiro, who sings crooner-style, will perform for listening and/or dancing. 

FREEPORT JAZZ (BAND) CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band Freeport Jazz will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series.The group bills itself as “a combination of smooth jazz, contemporary jazz, and jazz standards nationally... Freeport is known in the Smooth Jazz community having performed and recorded with the likes of Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Bob James, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Bob Baldwin, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, and others at jazz festivals and top venues...” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.





Wednesday, July 28

CHOCOLATE CHIP & CO. BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., CCNB Amphitheatre, Heritage Park, 198 Park Drive, Simpsonville, S.C. The band Chocolate Chip & Co. will perform in Simpsonville’s Simply Summertime outdoor concert series. A food truck will be serving food and refreshments, beginning at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.






Thursday, July 29

HUSTLE SOULS CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., Veterans Park adjoining Lake Tomahawk, Black Mountain. The group Hustle Souls will perform in the Park Rhythms summer concert series. The band is billed as a “local powerhouse indie-pop and soul band.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Friday, July 30

CLAY LUNSFORD BAND CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band Clay Lunsford Band will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. Lunsford, a proponent of the North Carolina tradition of thumb- and finger-pick style of playing a guitar, is billed a able to bring life to “everything from mountain tunes to jazz to Americana fare.” He is the co-founder of the North Carolina Thumb and Finger Style Guitar Players Association and seeks to keep the tradition alive on many levels. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.

ROCK & ROLL REUNION CONCERT, 5:30-9:30 p.m., NOMA Square, 220 N. Main St., downtown Greenville, S.C. The band Rock & Roll Reunion will perform in the Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays series. 

THE TAMS BEACH MUSIC CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Point Lookout Vineyards, 408 Appleola Road, Edneyville. The Tams, an iconic Carolina beach music group, will perform in PLV’s Summer Concert series. Tickets are $30.

THE REWIND HOUSE BAND SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Asheville-based Rewind House Band will perform. The RHB bills itself as performers of “pop hits from the ‘50s thru the ‘80s, with an energy that gives these classic songs an extra boost.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

REBECCA & THE RECKONING OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, Tryon. Rebecca & The Reckoning will perform in the annual Summer Tracks outdoor music series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Rain location is inside the Tryon Fire Station. Admission is free.

SYNERGY TWIN OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., amphitheater, Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The annual Sounds of Summer concert series will feature the Synergy Twins. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

THE BAND OF OZ OUTDOOR CONCERT/FIREWORKS SHOW, 7-10 p.m., Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, Mauldin, S.C. The annual “Beachin’ Fridays” concert/dance series, held every Friday through July 30 with free admission, will feature the Carolina beach music band Band of Oz., Since the show is the 2021 finale, immediately after the concert the City of Mauldin will ignite “a fantastic fireworks show to celebrate the summer,” the city noted. “Bring your dancing shoes, lawnchairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!” a press release noted. “Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21-plus to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.”

SUPER ‘60S BAND CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., 3732 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. The Super ‘60s band will perform the hits of the 1960s for listening and/or dancing. 




Saturday, July 31

3 GUYS AND MY DAD CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band 3 Guys and My Dad will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series.The group is billed as “a rock ‘n’ roll Christian band... This is no cover band. We play the tunes we like, the way we like them — the fun way.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.

TUXEDO JUNCTION CONCERT, 5:30-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. A free line dancing lesson will be given by Betty Burch from 5:30 to 6:30, followed by dancing from 6:30 to 8:30. Admission is free.

3 COOL CATS CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., Dry Falls Brewery, 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. The Asheville-based trio 3 Cools Cats will play the hits from the 1950s and ‘60s for listening and/or dancing.

RICKY GUNTER BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., Silverado’s, 2898 U.S. 70, Black Mountain. The Ricky Gunter Band will perform.





Sunday, Aug. 1

TENOR ALEXANDER HARRELSON CONCERT, 3:30 p.m., Parish Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderson, 1905 Greenville Highway (across Rutledge Drive from the church), Flat Rock. The church and Friends of Music will present tenor Alexander Harrelson in the third in a series of concerts titled “Accent on Youth.” The Tryon native will sing a varied program of music from Scarlatti, Samuel Barber, Beethoven, Lehar, as well as songs from music theater. He will be accompanied on piano by Music Director Dewitt Tipton. The concert is free and open to the public.

DRAYTON & THE DREAMBOATS CONCERT, 4-9 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, One Lodge Street, Asheville. The band Drayton & the Dreamboats will perform in Biltmore’s summer Bandstand series. The band bills itself as “an Asheville-based quartet who specialize in moonlit dream swing.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free to Biltmore passholders and others buying tickets for admission to Biltmore.





Friday, Aug. 6

ACE PARTY BAND CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Pavilion, 153 Park Square, Forest City. The Ace Party Band will perform in Forest City’s Finally Fridays’ 2021 Summer Concert Series. The band bills itself on its website as a “top 40 variety band, playing your favorite pop, rock, hip hop, rhythm and blues, country, jazz standards, Motown and beach tunes.” Admission is free.

MARSHA MORGAN BAND SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The Marsha Morgan Band will perform Carolina beach music, along with a range of pop, rock and soul music. The MMB bills itself as a “variety band based out of Myrtle Beach, S.C.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SON DEL CALLAO OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9:30 p.m., amphitheater, Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The annual Sounds of Summer concert series will feature the band Son Del Callao. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 

“IN THE MOOD” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin, S.C. The show “In the Mood” will be offered at 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7 and Aug. 13-14 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15. Regarding the production, an event promotion stated, “Take a trip down memory lane to that golden era of big band hits from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and more of your favorites will be featured in this live concert-style show. Complete with a swinging live band and full cast of singers and performers, this is sure to be a night to remember.” For tickets, visit onthestage.com.





Saturday, Aug. 7

CAROLINA DIVIDE CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., outside the Landrum Train Depot, 211 N. Trade Avenue, Landrum, S.C. the bluegrass/old-time music band Carolina Divide will perform in Landrum’s Music at the Tracks Summer Music Series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free. 





Wednesday, Aug. 11

LUKE SMITH BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., CCNB Amphitheatre, Heritage Park, 198 Park Drive, Simpsonville, S.C. The Luke Smith Band will perform in Simpsonville’s Simply Summertime outdoor concert series. A food truck will be serving food and refreshments, beginning at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.





Friday, Aug. 13

TOO MUCH SYLVIA BEACH MUSIC CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Point Lookout Vineyards, 408 Appleola Road, Edneyville. Too Much Sylvia, an award-winning Carolina beach music group, will perform in PLV’s Summer Concert series. Tickets are $30.

EMPORIUM SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Emporium, billed as “one of Asheville’s best party bands,” will perform. “Concert-goers can expect to hear popular classics to which they can dance, including hits from classic rock, disco, funk and beach music, as well as current hits,” a press release noted. “‘Brown-Eyed Girl,’ ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Summertime,’ ‘My Girl,’ ‘Disco Inferno’ and ‘Tracks of My Tears’ just might be on the docket.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.






Saturday, Aug. 15

MUSIC OF QUEEN TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., outside on Johnson Field, West Henderson High School, 3600 Haywood Road, Hendersonville. Flat Rock Playhouse will offer a one-night-only show performing “The Music of Queen. The show will feature FRP favorites Dustin Brayley, Nat Zegree, Eric Anthony, Ryan Guerra, Paul Babelay and Ryan Dunn. “Flat Rock (Playhouse) opened its 2020 season with ‘The Music of Queen,’ the most successful Music on the Rock concert the theater has produced. Days later, the first (COVID-19) lockdown orders canceled the 2020 season and continued precautions have kept the theater dark this year,” an FRP press release stated. “With food trucks, corn-hole (games), jumbo screens and plenty of seating for friends and family, you can rock out to the inspiring anthems that never get old.” For tickets, which are $20 to $65 (and $10 for those ages 18 and under), visit Flatrockplayhouse.org or call 693-0731.







Thursday, Aug. 19

RHYTHM & BREWS GALA, 5:30-9:30 p.m., south end of Main Street (between Allen and Caswell streets), downtown Hendersonville. The R&B Concert Series will feature headliner Jamie McLean Band, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The opener, at 5:30 p.m., will be the Hustle Souls band. Admission is free.







Friday, Aug. 20

ABBY BRYANT & THE ECHOES, PICANTE! AND WESTSOUND CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., stage on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The city’s abbreviated 2021 Downtown After Five outdoor concert series will feature three acts — Abby Bryant & The Echoes, PICANTE! and Westsound. Food trucks, beer vendors and others will be serving the event’s attendees. Admission is free.

ROCK AND ROLL REUNION SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Rock and Roll Reunion will perform classic rock and blues standards. “The Spartanburg (S.C.)-based band has been playing together since 1995, with members changing through the years,” a press release stated. “Rock & Roll Reunion has built a following covering hits like Joe Cocker’s ‘The Letter,’ Delbert McClinton’s ‘Giving It Up for Your Love,’ The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude,’ Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman’ and Percy Sledge’s ‘When a Man Loves a Woman.’” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.





Friday, Aug. 27

DEANO AND THE DREAMERS SHOW/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., Visitor Center parking lot, 201 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The band Deano and the Dreamers will perform. “They play favorites from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s — as well as the standards,” a press release stated. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

THE GET RIGHT BAND OUTDOOR CONCERT, 7 p.m., Rogers Park Amphitheater, Tryon. The Get Right Band, billed as a “psychedelic indie rock power trio from Asheville,” will perform in the annual Summer Tracks outdoor music series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Rain location is inside the Tryon Fire Station. Admission is free.




Friday, Sept. 17

ASHEVILLE ALL STARS and LEAF SCHOOLS & STREETS YOUNG ARTIST SUPERSTARS CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., stage on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The city’s abbreviated 2021 Downtown After Five outdoor concert series will conclude with two acts — Asheville All Stars and LEAF Schools & Streets Young Arts Superstars. Food trucks, beer vendors and others will be serving the event’s attendees. Admission is free.

THE LEGACY (MOTOWN REVUE) CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Point Lookout Vineyards, 408 Appleola Road, Edneyville. The Legacy, which performs a tribute to Motown music, will perform in the finale of PLV’s Summer Concert series. Tickets are $30.

 

 



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