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Upcoming Events

Asheville Art Museum Series: Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin

In conjunction with the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival, the Asheville Art Museum is honored to partner again with the Brevard Music Center to bring three performances to the Museum audience. In the spirit of Brevard Music Center’s mission, the Asheville Art Museum series will include performances by young musicians of exceptional talent, as well as members of Brevard’s renowned artist faculty. The final concert in the Asheville Art Museum Series will feature BMC artist ...

Chamber Music at Searcy: Chamber Music of Franz Schubert

Program to include Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione", Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D. 965, and Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D. 898. Call: 828-862-2105 or visit: for additional program or ticketing information.

87th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

Since 1928, mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, dancers, balladeers and others have come to enjoy themselves "along about sundown" the first weekend in August at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. In 2014, performers at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will take to the stage for the 87th time at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville on Thursday through Saturday (July 31 through August 2) at 7 p.m.

Blue Ridge Parkway After-Hours Hike

Blue Ridge Parkway After-Hours Hike “Wilderness In Your Backyard” Join Parkway rangers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st for a short, easy hike that is right in Asheville’s backyard. Come learn about how the Blue Ridge Parkway and the many trails throughout the area can affect plant and animal life. Find out how you can help ease the strain that habitat fragmentation places on the environment. Meet at Milepost 388.8, just south of Hendersonville Road (Hwy. 25) at the dirt p...

Falconry: The Sport of Kings

Falconry – the sport of kings! Peter Kipp and Jeff Curtis are both licensed falconers with over 40 years of combined experience in this ancient sport. Participants will learn about the history and art of falconry and the different birds of prey used before meeting live raptors and taking part in a flying session on the Cradle grounds. There’s nothing quite like handling and flying a bird of prey and seeing these magnificent creatures up-close and personal.

Janiec Opera Company: Sweeney Todd

Sondheim's dark tale of violence, revenge, and pies has remained popular since its Broadway debut in 1979. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score, Sweeney Todd sets the compelling story of the title character's obsessive search for revenge against Sondheim's characteristically complex and angular score. Join us as we close our 2014 opera season with this truly memorable performance. Call: 828-862-2105 or visit: for additional program or tic...

Live Music by Chris Smith

Join us on the patio - Chris Smith's acoustic music is a must-hear for anyone who loves the sounds of alt-country!

Steely Dan Performs in 2014 Biltmore Concert Series

  • July 31, 2014
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore

Thursday, July 31 – Steely Dan Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will bring Steely Dan to Biltmore this summer during their “Jamalot Ever After” Tour across the U.S. and Canada. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as “Reelin' in the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen” and “...

Asheville Antiques Show and Sale

  • August 1, 2014
  • Location: US Cellular Center - Hiawassee Street Entrance
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  US Cellular Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Asheville will be host to a wonderful event at the US Cellular Center, August 1 through 3. Many antique dealers from throughout the country will offer for sale their collections of fine antiques at very reasonable prices. Each dealer has been carefully selected for this show based on their knowledge, honesty and professionalism. Some of the exhibitors have been in the Asheville Antiques Show before and some are new to the area. One new exhibitor, Tina Farley of Kansas, will have a large colle...

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week

  • August 1, 2014
  • Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “No Ghosts in This Graveyard” Join Parkway rangers at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 1st for an easy-to-moderate, 2.5-mile hike at Graveyard Fields. We will see a waterfall and hike the loop trail while learning about how this unique area has developed. Meet at the Graveyard Fields Overlook at Milepost 418.8. Be sure to observe any posted parking signs. Bring water and a snack, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. For m...

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