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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 25 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 26 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Thursday, June 27, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 27 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Friday, June 28, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 28 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Saturday, June 29, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 29 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Sunday, June 30, 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: FALL tickets on sale now
Jun 30 all-day
online

Join us for LEAF Global Arts Festival, a family friendly gathering celebrating community, global art and culture, live music, craft, nature, and more. Tickets — at our MOST DISCOUNTED RATE — go on sale Saturday, June 1. (Look for a lineup sneak-peek on June 20 and a full line-up drop on July 18.)

With our October Festival we continue exploring our year-long theme: WORLD CHANGERS. This is about more than just artistic talent; it is a call to action — an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the role we can play in shaping our world. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

And even as we seek to make positive impact as global citizens, we also welcome the spirit of joy, celebration, unity, and family (genetic and found) that makes LEAF such a special gathering. We welcome back those who have been coming to LEAF Festival for years along with those who are embarking on their very first LEAF. We can’t wait to celebrate with YOU!

World Changers: One Story, One Song, One Step at a Time.

DATES FOR 2024
LEAF Global Arts Festival: October 17-20
Lodging and Tickets on sale June 1!

  1. Tickets at each tier are LIMITED! Discount Ticket Pricing ends when ticket # for that tier sells out.
    •Children UNDER 10 free •Adult Tickets: 18+  •Youth Tickets: 10-17
  2. Fall LEAF Festival tickets do not require you to be a member to purchase tickets, except for Weekend PLUS which are reserved for Members to purchase.
  3. To purchase Weekend PLUS tickets, you must be signed in to a current LEAF Membership account. Log in to your LEAF account HERE or via the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen. If you believe are a current member, but your account is experiencing any difficulty, please email [email protected] and we’ll see what the problem is.
  4. WeX — LEAF Work eXchange (formerly volunteer) opportunities are available! WeX Crew applications below! More information on WeX Crew can be found HERE. For additional questions, email [email protected]
  5. See Credit Policy at end of Page. Redeeming credit? Call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)
Friday, July 12, 2024
Black Mountain Blues
Jul 12 all-day

Black Mountain Blues is more than a Music Festival – we are dedicated to honoring the deeply rooted history and influence of the Blues on Americana Music and U.S history. The Blues is a testament of the human condition expressed through raw truth. These emotions expressed range from injustice, heart-break, triumph and love. The Blues is a narrative of resilience and is the root of many popular genres of music such as R&B, Jazz, Hiphop and Rap.

The 2024 Black Mountain Blues experience is a collaborative effort between LEAF Global Art and White Horse Black Mountain – two non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting communities through music and culture-keeping initiatives. The Black Mountain Blues artist line-up showcases a carefully curated representation of Delta, Memphis, Chicago, Texas, Piedmont and Female Blues musicians who will take the stage across varies venues in downtown Black Mountain, NC.

Saturday, July 13, 2024
Black Mountain Blues
Jul 13 all-day

Black Mountain Blues is more than a Music Festival – we are dedicated to honoring the deeply rooted history and influence of the Blues on Americana Music and U.S history. The Blues is a testament of the human condition expressed through raw truth. These emotions expressed range from injustice, heart-break, triumph and love. The Blues is a narrative of resilience and is the root of many popular genres of music such as R&B, Jazz, Hiphop and Rap.

The 2024 Black Mountain Blues experience is a collaborative effort between LEAF Global Art and White Horse Black Mountain – two non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting communities through music and culture-keeping initiatives. The Black Mountain Blues artist line-up showcases a carefully curated representation of Delta, Memphis, Chicago, Texas, Piedmont and Female Blues musicians who will take the stage across varies venues in downtown Black Mountain, NC.

Sunday, July 14, 2024
Black Mountain Blues
Jul 14 all-day

Black Mountain Blues is more than a Music Festival – we are dedicated to honoring the deeply rooted history and influence of the Blues on Americana Music and U.S history. The Blues is a testament of the human condition expressed through raw truth. These emotions expressed range from injustice, heart-break, triumph and love. The Blues is a narrative of resilience and is the root of many popular genres of music such as R&B, Jazz, Hiphop and Rap.

The 2024 Black Mountain Blues experience is a collaborative effort between LEAF Global Art and White Horse Black Mountain – two non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting communities through music and culture-keeping initiatives. The Black Mountain Blues artist line-up showcases a carefully curated representation of Delta, Memphis, Chicago, Texas, Piedmont and Female Blues musicians who will take the stage across varies venues in downtown Black Mountain, NC.

Saturday, July 20, 2024
SKYLARANNA Jazz Festival
Jul 20 all-day
SKYLARANNA Resort and Spa

SKYLARANNA first ever Jazz Festival! Join us for an unforgettable night of beautiful jazz music with 5 of the best local jazz bands in WNC! Local art vendors, featuring delicious food by Chef Bruce Bogartz of SKYLRANNA’S very own ELEVATIONS restaurant and cool off with drinks. and ice cream! Event is Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 4PM-5PM. Includes free on-site parking or complimentary shuttle to venue.

VIP tickets are available and includes meet & greet with all the bands, wine, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres all serves poolside and in the exclusive SKYLARANNA lounge.

Thursday, August 1, 2024
AVLFest 2024
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
Various Locations Asheville NC

AVLFEST

WE’RE BACK!!  Spotlighting Asheville’s diverse music and arts scene, AVLFest will once again fill area concert halls, clubs, and outdoor venues alike with an exceptional lineup of local, regional, and national talent featuring a multitude of artists and performers! Performance showcases are set to take place Thursday August 1 through Sunday August 4 with wristbands granting passholders entry to 20+ Asheville stages, discounts at numerous local retailers and restaurants, as well as presale access and discounts to various events surrounding AVLFest weekend.  Many more details will be released shortly.

Once purchased, your festival pass will be exchanged for a festival wristband upon arrival. Proof of purchase and corresponding identification will be required at check-in. 

97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
Kittredge Theatre

We are excited to announce that the 97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held August 1, 2, and 3, 2024 in the lovely Kittredge Theatre at Warren Wilson College due to the upcoming renovation of UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium.

Much appreciation to Ingles for their support of the very successful 96th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Kittredge Theatre
Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, N.C. 28778

August 1, 2, 3, 2024
Shows begin at 7 PM

Advance tickets: eventbrite.com after December 1, 2023

Prices to be as follows:

Adult: $20.00/advance, $25.00/at door;  Students: $5.00/Advance, $10.00/at door; Children under 12: $5.00; Groups of 10 or more: $15.00 each/Advance, $20.00 each/at door; 3-night package $55.00/advance, $60.00 at door.

Friday, August 2, 2024
97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
Kittredge Theatre

We are excited to announce that the 97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held August 1, 2, and 3, 2024 in the lovely Kittredge Theatre at Warren Wilson College due to the upcoming renovation of UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium.

Much appreciation to Ingles for their support of the very successful 96th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Kittredge Theatre
Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, N.C. 28778

August 1, 2, 3, 2024
Shows begin at 7 PM

Advance tickets: eventbrite.com after December 1, 2023

Prices to be as follows:

Adult: $20.00/advance, $25.00/at door;  Students: $5.00/Advance, $10.00/at door; Children under 12: $5.00; Groups of 10 or more: $15.00 each/Advance, $20.00 each/at door; 3-night package $55.00/advance, $60.00 at door.

Saturday, August 3, 2024
97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
Kittredge Theatre

We are excited to announce that the 97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held August 1, 2, and 3, 2024 in the lovely Kittredge Theatre at Warren Wilson College due to the upcoming renovation of UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium.

Much appreciation to Ingles for their support of the very successful 96th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Kittredge Theatre
Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, N.C. 28778

August 1, 2, 3, 2024
Shows begin at 7 PM

Advance tickets: eventbrite.com after December 1, 2023

Prices to be as follows:

Adult: $20.00/advance, $25.00/at door;  Students: $5.00/Advance, $10.00/at door; Children under 12: $5.00; Groups of 10 or more: $15.00 each/Advance, $20.00 each/at door; 3-night package $55.00/advance, $60.00 at door.

Sunday, August 4, 2024
Kingfisher Folk Fest (Music Festival)
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Oaks at Daniel Ridge

Join us for a day of Music (Folk & Bluegrass), Storytellers, Dancing, Kids Activities, Food & Beverages!

Headlining is The Hillbilly Thomists, whose album hit #3 on Billboard’s bluegrass chart, as well as being in the top 20 of all albums on Amazon. Joining them will be The Resonant Rogues & Stranger and Pilgram.

Check out the registration page for samples of the bands, as well as ticketing options.

Come on out & enjoy yourself on a summer Sunday afternoon & evening! Bring the family!

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Asheville Comedy Festival: Tom Segura: Come Together
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Harrah's Cherokee Center- Asheville

The Asheville Comedy Festival presents comedian, actor, and writer Tom Segura, one of the biggest names in the comedy business. He recently toured the world with more than 300 shows on his “I’m Coming Everywhere” tour. He is best known for his Netflix specials “Ball Hog” (2020), “Disgraceful” (2018), “Mostly Stories” (2016), and “Completely Normal” (2014). His fifth Netflix special “Sledgehammer,” was released in July 2023 and debuted at No. 1 on the
streamer. In July 2022, Segura released his New York Times Bestselling book, “I’d Like to Play Alone, Please,” to wide praise with Forbes calling it “laugh-out-loud funny.” Paste Magazine described him as, “… having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in
hilarious ground.”

Segura’s, Your Mom’s House (YMH) Studios is home to his hit podcasts “Your Mom’s House,” which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, “2 Bears, 1 Cave,” which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer, and many more podcasts that draw millions of listeners each week. Additionally, YMH Studios was one of the first networks
to create wildly successful Livestream Podcast Events as an outcome of the pandemic.

Segura will open the annual festival as the headlining act on August 7th, 2024, at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena. The laughter-inducing extravaganza kicks off at 7:30 PM, promising an evening of unforgettable comedy.

The Asheville Comedy Festival, renowned for showcasing the nation’s fastest-rising stars in comedy, will run from August 7th to 10th, featuring multiple shows that spotlight over 30 of the country’s most promising comedic talents.

Known for his sharp wit, irreverent humor, and smooth stage presence, TOM SEGURA has solidified his status as a comedy superstar. His unique perspective and fearless approach to comedy have earned him a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim.

Friday, August 23, 2024
One Act Play Festival
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Hendersonville Theatre premiers its first One Act Play Festival of short plays, featuring a variety of different stories from regional and national playwrights, local directors, and incredible performers.

The process began with an open call for plays. A team of readers poured through hundreds of submissions to select a group of outstanding plays. The result? A weekend-long extravaganza to bring a kaleidoscope of new and exciting world premiers to Hendersonville!

Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival presents plays by established and emerging writers. Divided into two shows, Sections A and B are a multiple series of short plays, performed in rotation. One-act plays provide a condensed yet impactful theatrical experience, allowing for concise and focused storytelling that can captivate the audience’s attention from start to finish. This format often demands precision and intensity from the performers, leading to powerful performances that resonate deeply with viewers.

Additionally, Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival serves as a unique platform for artists to showcase their skills and creativity. A one-act play offers the opportunity to demonstrate versatility in acting, directing, and technical execution within a limited timeframe. This challenge can foster growth and development among participants, pushing them to explore innovative approaches to storytelling and staging.​

Furthermore, the festival environment itself fosters a vibrant exchange of ideas and a sense of community among theater enthusiasts. Presenting a one-act play at the festival allows performers and crews to connect with peers, receive constructive feedback from experienced professionals, and immerse themselves in a supportive network of fellow theater aficionados. This experience can prove invaluable for honing skills, gaining exposure, and broadening one’s perspective on the craft of theater.

Saturday, August 24, 2024
One Act Play Festival
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Hendersonville Theatre premiers its first One Act Play Festival of short plays, featuring a variety of different stories from regional and national playwrights, local directors, and incredible performers.

The process began with an open call for plays. A team of readers poured through hundreds of submissions to select a group of outstanding plays. The result? A weekend-long extravaganza to bring a kaleidoscope of new and exciting world premiers to Hendersonville!

Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival presents plays by established and emerging writers. Divided into two shows, Sections A and B are a multiple series of short plays, performed in rotation. One-act plays provide a condensed yet impactful theatrical experience, allowing for concise and focused storytelling that can captivate the audience’s attention from start to finish. This format often demands precision and intensity from the performers, leading to powerful performances that resonate deeply with viewers.

Additionally, Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival serves as a unique platform for artists to showcase their skills and creativity. A one-act play offers the opportunity to demonstrate versatility in acting, directing, and technical execution within a limited timeframe. This challenge can foster growth and development among participants, pushing them to explore innovative approaches to storytelling and staging.​

Furthermore, the festival environment itself fosters a vibrant exchange of ideas and a sense of community among theater enthusiasts. Presenting a one-act play at the festival allows performers and crews to connect with peers, receive constructive feedback from experienced professionals, and immerse themselves in a supportive network of fellow theater aficionados. This experience can prove invaluable for honing skills, gaining exposure, and broadening one’s perspective on the craft of theater.

One Act Play Festival
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Hendersonville Theatre premiers its first One Act Play Festival of short plays, featuring a variety of different stories from regional and national playwrights, local directors, and incredible performers.

The process began with an open call for plays. A team of readers poured through hundreds of submissions to select a group of outstanding plays. The result? A weekend-long extravaganza to bring a kaleidoscope of new and exciting world premiers to Hendersonville!

Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival presents plays by established and emerging writers. Divided into two shows, Sections A and B are a multiple series of short plays, performed in rotation. One-act plays provide a condensed yet impactful theatrical experience, allowing for concise and focused storytelling that can captivate the audience’s attention from start to finish. This format often demands precision and intensity from the performers, leading to powerful performances that resonate deeply with viewers.

Additionally, Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival serves as a unique platform for artists to showcase their skills and creativity. A one-act play offers the opportunity to demonstrate versatility in acting, directing, and technical execution within a limited timeframe. This challenge can foster growth and development among participants, pushing them to explore innovative approaches to storytelling and staging.​

Furthermore, the festival environment itself fosters a vibrant exchange of ideas and a sense of community among theater enthusiasts. Presenting a one-act play at the festival allows performers and crews to connect with peers, receive constructive feedback from experienced professionals, and immerse themselves in a supportive network of fellow theater aficionados. This experience can prove invaluable for honing skills, gaining exposure, and broadening one’s perspective on the craft of theater.

Sunday, August 25, 2024
One Act Play Festival
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Hendersonville Theatre premiers its first One Act Play Festival of short plays, featuring a variety of different stories from regional and national playwrights, local directors, and incredible performers.

The process began with an open call for plays. A team of readers poured through hundreds of submissions to select a group of outstanding plays. The result? A weekend-long extravaganza to bring a kaleidoscope of new and exciting world premiers to Hendersonville!

Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival presents plays by established and emerging writers. Divided into two shows, Sections A and B are a multiple series of short plays, performed in rotation. One-act plays provide a condensed yet impactful theatrical experience, allowing for concise and focused storytelling that can captivate the audience’s attention from start to finish. This format often demands precision and intensity from the performers, leading to powerful performances that resonate deeply with viewers.

Additionally, Hendersonville Theatre’s One Act Play Festival serves as a unique platform for artists to showcase their skills and creativity. A one-act play offers the opportunity to demonstrate versatility in acting, directing, and technical execution within a limited timeframe. This challenge can foster growth and development among participants, pushing them to explore innovative approaches to storytelling and staging.​

Furthermore, the festival environment itself fosters a vibrant exchange of ideas and a sense of community among theater enthusiasts. Presenting a one-act play at the festival allows performers and crews to connect with peers, receive constructive feedback from experienced professionals, and immerse themselves in a supportive network of fellow theater aficionados. This experience can prove invaluable for honing skills, gaining exposure, and broadening one’s perspective on the craft of theater.

Friday, August 30, 2024
Earl Scruggs Music Festival
Aug 30 all-day
Tryon International Equestrian Center

2024 ESMF https://earlscruggsmusicfest.com/ Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2024 (Hours vary by day)

General Admission – $175
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Children under age 12 are free with a paying adult
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● May bring blankets or chairs for seating – limitations apply, see FAQs

Grandstand – $250
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Access to covered seating and concessions, including bars and washrooms, in the Grandstand

Scruggs Patron VIP – $450
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
 Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor 
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes dinner (deli sandwiches, chips, cookies, snacks), Two hour happy hour each day with access to a private bar, and washrooms on the second floor of the International Arena
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Ridge VIP – $650
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes gourmet food service with tables and waiters on the third floor of International Arena, with balcony seating overlooking the Arena
● Private bars and washrooms in the Ridge VIP area
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Bluegrass Cabana – $5,000
 Access for 8 to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Private cabana on the floor of the International Arena, Includes private bar and food service
● Access to private washrooms
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)


Saturday, August 31, 2024
Earl Scruggs Music Festival
Aug 31 all-day
Tryon International Equestrian Center

2024 ESMF https://earlscruggsmusicfest.com/ Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2024 (Hours vary by day)

General Admission – $175
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Children under age 12 are free with a paying adult
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● May bring blankets or chairs for seating – limitations apply, see FAQs

Grandstand – $250
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Access to covered seating and concessions, including bars and washrooms, in the Grandstand

Scruggs Patron VIP – $450
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
 Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor 
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes dinner (deli sandwiches, chips, cookies, snacks), Two hour happy hour each day with access to a private bar, and washrooms on the second floor of the International Arena
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Ridge VIP – $650
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes gourmet food service with tables and waiters on the third floor of International Arena, with balcony seating overlooking the Arena
● Private bars and washrooms in the Ridge VIP area
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Bluegrass Cabana – $5,000
 Access for 8 to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Private cabana on the floor of the International Arena, Includes private bar and food service
● Access to private washrooms
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)


Sunday, September 1, 2024
Earl Scruggs Music Festival
Sep 1 all-day
Tryon International Equestrian Center

2024 ESMF https://earlscruggsmusicfest.com/ Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2024 (Hours vary by day)

General Admission – $175
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Children under age 12 are free with a paying adult
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● May bring blankets or chairs for seating – limitations apply, see FAQs

Grandstand – $250
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Access to the floor of the International Arena at Flint Hill Stage
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Access to covered seating and concessions, including bars and washrooms, in the Grandstand

Scruggs Patron VIP – $450
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
 Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor 
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes dinner (deli sandwiches, chips, cookies, snacks), Two hour happy hour each day with access to a private bar, and washrooms on the second floor of the International Arena
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Ridge VIP – $650
● Access to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Plus, access to designated VIP area on the International Arena floor
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● Includes gourmet food service with tables and waiters on the third floor of International Arena, with balcony seating overlooking the Arena
● Private bars and washrooms in the Ridge VIP area
● Exclusive ESMF merchandise item
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)

Bluegrass Cabana – $5,000
 Access for 8 to festival grounds, workshops, onsite activities, and secondary stage
● Private cabana on the floor of the International Arena, Includes private bar and food service
● Access to private washrooms
● Children 3 and under are free with a paying adult
● VIP Benefits apply only to the Flint Hill Stage (main)


Saturday, September 14, 2024
Sow & Grow Fest
Sep 14 all-day
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

We can’t wait to yet again celebrate Western North Carolina’s vibrant food and farming community with interactive demonstrations, toe-tapping music, tasty craft beverages and a community potluck.  Stay tuned for more information – you won’t want to miss this fun event!

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day
Downtown Hendersonville NC

The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the 65th annual Art on Main fine art / fine craft festival on September 28 & 29, 2024, 10-5pm both days, on Downtown Hendersonville, NC’s Main Street.

Art on Main is a juried and judged fine art and fine craft show which brings high quality local and regional artist vendors to Hendersonville, NC, with works in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, painting, photography, and more.

Enjoy meeting the artists, and shopping for fine art and exquisite craft in Hendersonville, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Watch live demonstrations of various artist’s creative processes while discovering Hendersonville’s charming and historic Main Street, with its own unique shops and restaurants.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 5, 2024
Asheville Oktoberfest
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pack Square Pavilion

Asheville Oktoberfest
October 5th, 2024
VIP: 1pm-2pm early entry
General Admission: 2-6pm
Pack Square Pavilion

A spin off of the German Oktoberfest, the Asheville Oktoberfest will feature 20+ breweries and craft beverage makers. There will also be the Aloft Hotel Festival Games, hosted by Asheville Sports and Social Club, local food vendors, and music by Lagerhosen!

-VIP tickets will include early access to festival (1pm-2pm), VIP tent with food and full pints, unlimited beverages, and entry into Aloft Festival Games.
-GA tickets will include entry from 2-6pm, unlimited beverages, and entry into Aloft Festival Games.
-DD/non-drinking tickets include entry into the event and N/A beverages.

more to be announced!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or Vendor?
email [email protected] for more information.

Friday, November 15, 2024
The Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville

The original and best tattoo festival is back in Asheville once more for the Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival! Hosted by Villain Arts at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, this event will feature hundreds of tattoo artists, some from across the country, and a few from around the world, specializing in all different tattooing styles. Some artists you may already even know, like Anwon Boneface Johnson (Ink Master seasons 8, 9 & Grudge Match), Big Jaz (Ink Master season 12), or Charles Whitfield (VH1.) Attendees can enter their new or existing ink in tattoo competitions! Or shop among our numerous vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to oddities and more. The festival will also feature live entertainment, including sideshow acts and human suspension! There truly is something here for everyone to enjoy. So, don’t delay! Join the fun and get some ink this weekend at the Fifth Annual Asheville Tattoo Arts Festival!

Event Hours by Day:
Friday 15th 2pm-11pm
Saturday 16th 11am-11pm
Sunday 17th 11am-8pm

Tickets:
$25 for a 1-day pass
$50 for a 3-day pass
Free admission for children under 12