Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Tryon Resort’s “Saturday Night Lights” @ Tryon International Equestrian Center
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm

Join us for “Saturday Night Lights,” a family-friendly event at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC, happening every Saturday evening May through October featuring FREE carousel rides, pony rides, bounce house, face painting, entertainers and live music, plus horse show competition. General admission and parking are also free and open to the public. With onsite dining options, concessions, shopping, and lodging, come for the night or for a vacation getaway! Learn more at Tryon.com/SNL.

Phone: 828-863-1000

Email: [email protected]

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Above & Beyond Summer Camp @ Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

Above and Beyond is an in-depth, two-week experience that is designed to immerse high school students in the multi-faceted world of space science and research. Originally designed as a partnership between the Learning Center at PARI and the Duke TIP Field Studies program, this camp explores the universe through astronomy, physics, and astrobiology.

https://www.facebook.com/events/494183461114749/

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Earthaven Experience Week @ School of Integrated Living
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm

Earthaven Experience Week

June 19-24, 2019
At Earthaven Ecovillage near Asheville, North Carolina

http://www.schoolofintegratedliving.org/programs/earthaven-experience-week/

SOIL’s Earthaven Experience Week is a residential service-learning program that immerses participants in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. This ecovillage and farming community provides the ideal living laboratory for a whole-life skills curriculum—a place to see regenerative systems in practice, food production in action, and community living on a personal level.

This week-long educational experience consists of approximately 40 hours of structured learning. Through hands-on experiences, SOIL instructors build important skills and foster awareness of social, ecological, economic, and eco-spiritual sustainability.

Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and an early-bird discount is available before April 1, 2019. SOIL expects to fill this course. Learn more and register at schoolofintegratedliving.org/programs/earthaven-experience-week/.

https://www.facebook.com/events/523846708082748/

Jun
24
Mon
2019
2019 Asheville Percussion Festival @ Multiple Venues in Downtown Asheville
Jun 24 – Jul 1 all-day

THE ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL ENCOMPASSES A WHOLE WEEK OF EVENTS -MONDAY, JUNE 24th THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 1st- INCLUDING: immersive workshops in frame drum, doumbek, handpan, djembe, samba, marimba, gamelan, and more, as well as concerts and demos for those who enjoy listening more than playing. Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:
www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info
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This year’s theme, Rhythms of Diversity, brings percussionists from around the globe to Asheville to share their musical expertise, including four-time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez; rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler; and Balinese Gamelan Ensemble from New York, Yowana Sari. We also welcome back Persian daf and tonbak player, Naghmeh Farahmand, and versatile musical prodigy, Adam Maalouf, as well as djembe player, Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast and members of the Asheville-based Samba group, Zabumba.

Check out the Residency Artists page on our website (http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/artists) to learn more about the stellar lineup of talent for the 2019 festival. These inspiring musicians will create original compositions during the week to perform in a Masters Concert on Saturday evening, June 29th. Some of the featured artists will also offer workshops during the week-long intensive program and facilitate a sound meditation together on Sunday, June 30th, while several local musicians will facilitate the free community workshops on Saturday, June 29th.

This year’s Festival events, including the intensive program, are offered à la carte; create your own experience! This flexibility allows you to select the festival events you would like to attend, customized to fit your work and travel schedule.

Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:
www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info

ALL TICKETS ARE DISCOUNTED 15% UNTIL MAY 1.
Please note: separate tickets are required for EACH event, including concerts and free workshops, even for intensive participants.

3-Day Immersive Frame Drum Workshop with Glen Velez @ Asheville Percussion Festival
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day

A 3-day immersive workshop for intermediate/advanced level frame drum players with four-time Grammy Award winner and Master Frame Drummer, Glen Velez.

Glen will share some of his signature playing techniques and teach a composition for frame drum. Rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler, will co-facilitate components of the workshop.

Upon completing the 3-day immersion, participants may audition for a chance to perform the composition with Glen Velez and Loire Cotler in one of the festival events.

The Asheville Percussion Festival is a week-long celebration of diverse percussion traditions and takes place at a variety of venues. To see a complete list of the various workshops, concerts, and other happenings that week and the specific times, days, and locations, please see:
http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info

Tickets are à la carte for the array of workshop and concert offerings, so you can create your own custom experience for the week or for specific days and events.

The workshop with Glen Velez and Loire Cotler will be held at Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801, Monday through Wednesday, June 24 through 26, 10am-4:30pm.
Lunch break from 1-2:30pm.

Registration and ticket price includes all three days of the immersion.

ARTIST BIO:

Glen Velez
Four Time Grammy Winner, Glen Velez is the founding Father of the modern frame drum movement and is regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences world-wide. Velez brought a new genre of drumming to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style inspired by years of percussion and frame drumming studies from various cultures. Velez’s virtuosic combinations of hand movements, finger techniques, along with his original compositional style, which incorporates stepping, drum language and Central Asian Overtone singing (split-tone singing), has undoubtedly opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe, resulting in a shift in modern percussion. http://glenvelez.com/

Odyssey ClayWorks Summer Kids Clay Camp 2019 @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Jun 24 all-day

Come experience the love of clay with our talented artists at Odyssey ClayWorks! Learn to sculpt, coil, and even get to try your hand at throwing on the potter’s wheel in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. All skill levels welcome.

DOI Rating Inspection
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

This is the tentative date for our Rating Inspection.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279953142876816/

Summer Fun Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/540542089755630/?event_time_id=540542103088962

Summer Fun Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/540542089755630/

Studio Zahiya Summer Fitness Challenge @ Studio Zahiya
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm

Ready to get fit this summer? Join us for a 60 day fitness challenge! $100 for unlimited Studio Zahiya classes. This fun challenge includes community and support to help you reach your fitness goals! Let’s get stronger and healthier together!

Get fit AND win fabulous prizes!
Most classes taken – 1 month unlimited classes
Most Social Media Check Ins – Fitness Leggings
Most Creative Check ins – 1 month unlimited fitness classes

Challenge: June 15 – August 15
$100 unlimited includes all Fitness classes during the challenge

https://www.facebook.com/events/2173412986302579/

Asheville Percussion Festival @ Odyssey Community School
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 29 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Percussion Festival
Concert + Workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/events/560162654490011/

Astrology Readings at Asheville’s Raven & Crone @ Asheville Raven & Crone
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet yourself in a whole new way, learning your strengths and finding solutions to your most troubling difficulties. Identify your lucky spot, your true life path, your likely health concerns, your smart career moves, and discover how to be your best self in your love life. $2/minute, 15 minute minimum. Cash only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1201725126653848/?event_time_id=1201725143320513

Astrology Readings at Asheville’s Raven & Crone @ Asheville Raven & Crone
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet yourself in a whole new way, learning your strengths and finding solutions to your most troubling difficulties. Identify your lucky spot, your true life path, your likely health concerns, your smart career moves, and discover how to be your best self in your love life. $2/minute, 15 minute minimum. Cash only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1201725126653848/

Hola, Asheville @ Pack Memorial Library
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

“Hola, Asheville” is a group for bilingual / bicultural families (English / Spanish) to get together and play, read and socialize in Spanish. Our goal is to create a fun environment for families to cultivate their other language by playing games, sharing stories about countries, and talking about books.

No registration necessary. Group is welcome to everyone. Newcomers are always welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/353487782018820/?event_time_id=353487785352153

Hola, Asheville @ Pack Memorial Library
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

“Hola, Asheville” is a group for bilingual / bicultural families (English / Spanish) to get together and play, read and socialize in Spanish. Our goal is to create a fun environment for families to cultivate their other language by playing games, sharing stories about countries, and talking about books.

No registration necessary. Group is welcome to everyone. Newcomers are always welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/353487782018820/

Jim Elenteny Acoustic @ Balsam Falls Brewing Co
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join me on Mondays this Summer at Balsam Falls Brewing in Sylva, NC for some acoustic guitar tunes and tasty beers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/630416150703461/?event_time_id=630416170703459

Steak Night @ Bold Rock Mills River
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday nights are Steak Nights at Bold Rock Mills River! Pair your favorite hard cider with a mouth-watering steak, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Monday night!

Bold Bites will be dishing out 2 specials – the Penny Pincher 6 oz. USDA Prime Sirloin for only $8 and a heartier Bold Rock Deluxe 12 oz. USDA Prime Ribeye for just $16. Both served with a veggie & baked potato and a chicken breast can be subbed out for the sirloin if desired.

https://www.facebook.com/events/344946556116794/?event_time_id=344946606116789

My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

MDTMT

My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

East Side Social Ride @ Highland Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Monday, starting at 6pm, Highland will be hosting the East Side Social Ride with Asheville Bicycle Company.

Meet at Highland Brewing Company for a fun pedal, great company and amazing beers! Highland’s no-drop group ride welcomes participants of all ability levels for a moderate to easy paced 12-15 mile road ride from the Tasting Room. A drag rider will be on each ride to make sure everyone makes it back to enjoy a beer or two!

Asheville Bicycle Co. will be onsite with their mobile bike shop for some quick adjustments and expert advice to get your ride dialed in before we take off!

Helmets and reflectors or lights are required for all riders. Please arrive early for your first ride to sign a waiver.

https://www.facebook.com/events/460432007833420/?event_time_id=460432034500084

Hip Hop Fitness @ Highland Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get ready to move to the beat with Hip Hop at Highland! Instructor Illysa Hamlin will lead you through an hour-long workout routine that will burn those calories and prepare you for your next music video audition. No previous dance experience is necessary and all are welcome. And, of course, stay around afterward for a cold pint of Highland beer. You’ll have earned it!

$8 per person

https://www.facebook.com/events/471542880082684/?event_time_id=471542890082683

Hip Hop Fitness @ Highland Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get ready to move to the beat with Hip Hop at Highland! Instructor Illysa Hamlin will lead you through an hour-long workout routine that will burn those calories and prepare you for your next music video audition. No previous dance experience is necessary and all are welcome. And, of course, stay around afterward for a cold pint of Highland beer. You’ll have earned it!

$8 per person

https://www.facebook.com/events/471542880082684/

Learn to Make Salsa @ Spring Mountain Community Center
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LEARN HOW TO MAKE SALSA

JUNE 24, 2019
6 PM to 8 PM

SPRING MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CENTER SALSA CLASS
807 Old Fort Road, Fairview, NC 28730

Cost $10 – CASH ONLY
All ingredients and jars provided.

NC Cooperative Extension will conduct a hands-on class to unravel the science and magic to making quality salsa.

Participants will learn the art of making salsa which will be preserved using a water bath canning method. This class offers a hands-on experience using food preservation techniques. In this class, we will discuss general preservation procedures, safety guidelines and regulations for making salsa. Be sure to bring a box to carry your hot jars home.

Everyone will go home with salsa and the skills to claim bragging rights from the NC Mountain State Fair this year!

For information and reservations, call Maria Horton 828 778 0279.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2168252846557495/

Marley Mondays
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm

Scully’s Bar & Grille Presents:Marley Mondays

Live Steel Drum Music w/ Island Inspired Specials

13 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801

Musicians in the Round @ Catawba Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Curated open mic night featuring some of Asheville’s finest pickers and crooners.

https://www.facebook.com/events/287844478776020/?event_time_id=287844515442683

Nerdy Talk Trivia @ Highland Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready to show off your meticulous knowledge of useless facts? Well, this is your chance! Nerdy Talk Trivia will be hosting our weekly trivia night with $3 Gaelic pints.

Gift card prizes will be awarded weekly to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

https://www.facebook.com/events/296662684572217/?event_time_id=296662704572215

Open Mic Night at The Grey Eagle @ The Grey Eagle
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic Night at The Grey Eagle

https://www.facebook.com/events/665203347262797/

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales @ Visit Gatlinburg
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The walkable streets of Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors are invited to encounter costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway.

Daily performances from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352862205433672/?event_time_id=352862235433669

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales @ Visit Gatlinburg
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The walkable streets of Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors are invited to encounter costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway.

Daily performances from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352862205433672/

Old Time Music UpCountry Jam @ UpCountry Brewing Co
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

An Old Time Music Jam hosted by Banjo Mitch McConnell Lough.

Up Country Brewing

A great way to enjoy a dinner show for free.

1042 Haywood Ave, Asheville NC