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Wednesday, Aug. 3

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 5:30-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show is held every Wednesday night.

MUSIC DISCUSSION SERIES, 7-8:30 p.m., Asheville Guitar Bar, 122 Riverside Drive, Suite D, (River Arts District), Asheville. “A Conversation With Grammy Award-winner Jim Fielder” will be the focus of the 90-minute monthly Music To Your Ears Discussion Series, which will be led by author and music journalist Bill Kopp. Billed as an “acclaimed musician” and “a key fixture of popular music beginningin the late 1960s. He was a member of The Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa, Buffalo Springfield and was a founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears. He now is retired and lives in Asheville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets are $10 at the door.

SHAG DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Brass Monkey, 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will hold its weekly shag dance featuring Carolina beach music.

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.

“UNTO THESE HILLS” OUTDOOR DRAMA, 8 p.m., Mountainside Theater, Cherokee. The outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” will be performed nightly (except Sundays) through Aug. 20. For tickets, visit online at CherokeeHistorical.org.

 



Thursday, Aug. 4

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 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 SHOW, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest will perform.

 



Friday, Aug. 5

STORMY WEATHER BAND CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The band Stormy Weather will perform jazz, ragtime and rock music for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

GERIATRIC JUKEBOX CONCERT, 5-7 p.m., 305 Lounge and Eatery, 305 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The duo Geriatric Jukebox will play classic rock songs.

JEFF CHANDLER BAND CONCERT, 6-9 p.m.,  Commerce Park Stage, 101 N. Main St., Fountain Inn, S.C. The Jeff Chandler Band will perform in concert. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

JAVA CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., 153 Park Square, downtown Forest City. The band Java will perform outdoors in the Finally Fridays summer concert series. Admission is free.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” STAGE PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. The Mauldin Theatre Company will present its producton of “In the Heights” Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14. Showtimes vary. An event promotion said of the show, “‘In the Heights’ tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights’ neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change — full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. For tickets, which are $20, visit onthestage.tickets.

JAMES GREGORY COMEDY PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. James Gregory, billed as “the funniest man in America,” will perform his comedy show. For tickets, call the box office at (864) 638-5277 or visit online at walhallapac.com.

 



Saturday, Aug. 6

PATRICK LOPEZ EXPERIENCE CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Patrick Lopez Experience will perform jazz and top 40 music for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

SOUND INVESTMENT CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Ste 18, Hendersonville. The band Sound Investment will perform classic rock and soul music for listening and/or dancing. Earlier, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., a free line dance lesson will be taught by Betty Busch. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

SILVER TRAVIS BAND CONCERT, 7-10 p.m.,outside Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade Ave., downtown Landrum, S.C. The Silver Travis Band will perform in concert. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. The Elton John tribute show, “Elton Live — The Elton John Experience,” will be performed. For tickets, call the box office at (864) 638-5277 or visit online at walhallapac.com.

 




Sunday, Aug. 7

SHAG AND SWING DANCE, 2-5 p.m., Summit Room, Burntshirt Vineyards, 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. A shag and swing dance will be held, featuring music by DJ Dave Hadden. A food truck will be available. Admission is free.

FREEPORT JAZZ BAND CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The band Freeport Jazz will perform smooth jazz for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

 



Monday, Aug. 8

SHAG DANCE, 7 p.m., VFW Post 2108, 2518 Funkhouser Road, Johnson City, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold its weekly dance.

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. Blue Monday with Mr. Jimmy will feature Chicago-style blues music.



 

Tuesday, Aug. 9

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., Daddy Mac’s (former Wild Wings venue), 161 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by DJ Bobby Vaughan. Cost is $7 per person.

PUBLIC INPUT MEETING ON SEVENTH AVENUE MAKEOVER, 7 p.m., City Operations Center, 305 Williams St., Hendersonville. Greenville, S.C., consultants Arnett Maldrow & Associates, which Hendersonville has hired to guide a community vision and branding process for the Historic Seventh Avenue Dstrict, will hold a public input meeting.

THE LADS AVL, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. The Lads AVL will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

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

 



Wednesday, Aug. 10

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 5:30-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show is held every Wednesday night. Admission is free.

SHAG DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Brass Monkey, 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will hold its weekly shag dance featuring Carolina beach music.

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.

 




Thursday, Aug. 11

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 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 SHOW, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest will perform.

 




Friday, Aug. 12

SPEAK EZ CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The band Speak EZ will perform Motown, soul and jazz music for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

TYLER SPILLERS CONCERT, 6-9 p.m., Commerce Park Stage, 101 N. Main St., Fountain Inn, S.C. Tyler Spillers will perform in the city’s Sounds of Summer. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

“ARSENIC & OLD LACE” COMEDY PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. “Arsenic & Old Lace,” a two-act comedy production will be presented by The Overlook Theatre Company. “An uproarious and hilarious farce, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ has become a theatrical classic, performed on stages across the world,” a press release stated. The production also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20. For tickets, which are $13 for students and $17 for adults, visit SmokyMountainArts.com, or call 524-1598 or call toll-free at (866) 273-4615.

THE STEELDRIVERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. The SteelDrivers will perform in concert. “Based out of Nashville, The SteelDrivers are known for their dynamic songwriting and eclectic shows,” an event promotion stated. For tickets, call the box office at (864) 638-5277 or visit online at walhallapac.com.

SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES, dusk (around 9 p.m.), Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, downtown Asheville. The film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (rated PG) will be screened under the stars in season finalé of the Asheville Parks & Recreaton’s Movies in the Park series. Pets, smoking and alcohol are prohibited. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets and snacks. Admission is free.

 



Saturday, Aug. 13

BRUCE LANG BAND CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Bruce Lang Band will perform jazz and pop music for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

MY NEW FAVORITES CONCERT 6 p.m., Nature Park, Main Street (behind Weaverville Town Hall, Weaverville. The band My New Favorites will perform in the town’s 2nd Saturday Summer Music Series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

BEACH NIGHT DANCE, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 77, 216 4th Avenue West, Hendersonville. The monthly Beach Night dance will be held, with recorded music provided by DJ Dave Hadden. Admission is $7 at the door.

ABBA TRIBUTE CONCERT 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 12 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. The tribute show, “Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA,” will be performed. Regarding the show, a press release stated, “Direct from Sweden, the world’s foremost ABBA tribute band looks, sounds and dresses just like the super group. Dance and sing along to ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Take a Chance,’ ‘Fernando’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All.’” Further, the release noted, “Pairing spot-on vocals with owning the exclusive rights to duplicate ABBA’s original outfits makes it easy to see why this is the world’s most-recognizable ABBA tribute group.” For tickets, visit online at www.npacgreeneville.com.

“THE BRITISH INVASION” MUSICAL TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. A show, “The Invaders — A Musical Tribute to the British Invasion,” will be performed. For tickets, call the box office at (864) 638-5277, or visit online at walhallapac.com. 

 



Sunday, Aug. 14

GERIATRIC JUKEBOX CONCERT, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider, 749 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville. The duo Geriatric Jukebox will play classic rock songs.

THE SUPER ‘60S CONCERT, 4-8:45 p.m., bandstand on the Village Green, Antler Hill Village, Biltmore Estate, Asheville. The Super ‘60s band the hits of the 1960s for listening. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets.

 



Monday, Aug. 15

SHAG DANCE, 7 p.m., VFW Post 2108, 2518 Funkhouser Road, Johnson City, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold its weekly dance.

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. Blue Monday with Mr. Jimmy will feature Chicago-style blues music.

 




Tuesday, Aug. 16

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., Daddy Mac’s (former Wild Wings venue), 161 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by DJ Bobby Vaughan. Cost is $7 per person.

THE LADS AVL, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview. The Lads AVL will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

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


 


Wednesday, Aug. 17

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 5:30-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show is held every Wednesday night. Admission is free.SHAG DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Brass Monkey, 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will hold its weekly shag dance featuring Carolina beach music.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.





Thursday, Aug. 18

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (opener) and 7:30-9:30 p.m. (highlight band), south end of Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The 2022 Rhythm & Brews concert series will feature Alexa Rose (American/folk) with The Greybeards (classic rock). Admission is free.




Friday, Aug. 19

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The annual summer concert series will offer the Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, featuring what are billed as “a hook-filled mix of fun and soul;” and Sister Ivy, performing “roots and open air” music. Admission is free.





Saturday, Aug. 20

FINE LINE CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Ste 18, Hendersonville. The band Fine Line will perform classic rock and soul music for listening and/or dancing. Earlier, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., a free line dancing lesson will be taught by Betty Busch. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.





Saturday, Aug. 27

THE MIGHTY KICKS CONCERT, 6 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. The Mighty Kicks will perform music for listening and/or dancing in the monthly Tunes in the Park free summer concert series. The Mighty Kicks are billed as “one of the most sought-after bands in South Carolina. These guys combine great talent and music that will knock your socks off. Beach music. Motown. Soul. Party music.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

3 COOL CATS CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Ste 18, Hendersonville. The band 3 Cool Cats will perform the hits from the 1950s and ‘60s for listening and/or dancing. Earlier, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., a free line dancing lesson will be taught by Betty Busch. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 10

LAKE LURE DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL, 11 a.m., Keeter Field (next to the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, Town of Lake Lure. The 13th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival will be held for one-day-only this year, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Hickory Nut Gorge. The event will celebrate the 35th year since the 1987 iconic movie release, with movie-inspired dance, music, arts and entertainment. “Grab some friends and get ready to relive the moments!” an event promotion urged. Also featured will be “selfie scene spots and the infamous Lake Lift Competition.” The film’s stars, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, stayed at the Lake Lure Inn during the filming at Lake Lure. Food trucks will be available on site, along with vendors of beer, wine and cider. Also, handmade items and works by regional artists will be displayed and available for purchase. A portion of the event’s profits will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, reflecting “the festival’s dedication to this cause” in “a standing tribute to the film’s late star, Patrick Swayze, who passed away from the disease in 2009.” Only 2,500 tickets will be sold for the event. For tickets, which are $39, visit https://hickorynutchamer.org/store/LUA FLORA CONCERT 6 p.m., Nature Park, Main Street (behind Weaverville Town Hall, Weaverville. Lua Flora will perform in the  season finalé of the town’s 2nd Saturday Summer Music Series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 17

RHYTHM CITY BAND CONCERT, 6 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. The Rhythm City Band will perform music for listening and/or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.





Friday, Sept. 23

VINYL JUNKIES BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Commerce Park, downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The Vinyl Junkies Band will perform in the city’s Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.





Saturday, Sept. 31

CAROLINA COAST BAND CONCERT/DANCE, 6-9 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest, S.C The town’s summer concert series will conclude with an “End of Summer Beach Party” featuring the Carolina Coast Band performing Carolina beach music for listening and/or shag dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free.

 

 

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