Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Citizen Vinyl Record Pressing Plant Opens September
Aug 6 all-day
NC’s Citizen-Times building

CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

NORTH CAROLINA’S FIRST VINYL MANUFACTURER WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN HISTORIC CITIZEN-TIMES BUILDING

RECORD STORE, MUSIC STUDIO, BAR/CAFE AMONG PLANS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Aug 6 all-day
Online

Old Farmer's Ball

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PYS3WHNV76CWA&source=url

Eleanor Underhill + Friends Album Release Show
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle
Eleanor Underhill & Friends celebrate the release of their fantastic new album at The Grey Eagle on Thursday August 6!

Eleanor Underhill & Friends Album Release Show

  • ALL AGES
  • 8PM SHOW / 7PM DOORS
  • FULLY SEATED SHOW

ELEANOR UNDERHILL & FRIENDS

You are in for a treat. Underhill is bringing all her friends to celebrate the release of a new record, Land of the Living. Threads of Americana, pop, R&B, and indie rock adorn this album along with psychedelic touches and orchestral flourishes. With its deep introspection and adventurous production, Land of the Living might just be the perfect soundtrack for these times of reckoning and reinvention. Let’s get together and share the love of music. Remember that?

Rotating Local Shuffle
Aug 6 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 2:00 am
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Citizen Vinyl Record Pressing Plant Opens September
Aug 7 all-day
NC’s Citizen-Times building

CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

NORTH CAROLINA’S FIRST VINYL MANUFACTURER WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN HISTORIC CITIZEN-TIMES BUILDING

RECORD STORE, MUSIC STUDIO, BAR/CAFE AMONG PLANS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

Free Dead Fridays
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

Join us at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall every Friday at 5:30PM for our FREE Acoustic Grateful Dead series Featuring members of Phuncle Sam and great drink and food specials.

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Summer Music Series at Burntshirt Vineyard
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Burntshirt Vineyard
Chuck Brodsky with Chris Rosser
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

Chuck Brodsky is a storytelling, songwriting, modern-day troubadour whose genuine warmth and quirky, finely-crafted songs touches hearts, funny bones, and a nerve or two. With irony and wit, he celebrates the eccentric, the holy, the courageous, the inspiring, and the beautiful, while poking fun at what needs poking.

Seated Lounge Show – Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations

Music On Main
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Main Street, Hendersonville
Note:  Some or all of the Summer Music Series Concerts may be cancelled or postponed.  Events will be held in accordance with North Carolina restrictions, of crowd size and distancing, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Check regularly for updates.

The Music on Main concerts feature a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste. The concerts this year will be held August 21 – September 25 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

Several modifications have been made this year to comply with state and federal health guidelines. To accommodate these mandates, the designated dance area in front of the stage will be used to distance the audience from the performers. Dancing will not be allowed for public safety. In addition to the Visitor Center parking lot, the block in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen & Barnwell Streets, will be dedicated to seating, which will give the audience more room for seating to listen to the concert.

Music on Main featuring Home Brood
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visitors Center

The weekly Music on Main concert series on August 7th will feature Home Brood.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7pm-9pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

The concert series is held every Friday evening from July 24 through September 18, at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

The Fritz with STIG
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

The Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band hailing from Asheville, NC.

The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.

Opening the evening will  be STIG.  STIG is the world’s first and finest four-piece power trio.

Standing Show – Limited seating in the balcony is First Come First Serve :: Dinner Reservations available in the dining room only

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Citizen Vinyl Record Pressing Plant Opens September
Aug 8 all-day
NC’s Citizen-Times building

CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

NORTH CAROLINA’S FIRST VINYL MANUFACTURER WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN HISTORIC CITIZEN-TIMES BUILDING

RECORD STORE, MUSIC STUDIO, BAR/CAFE AMONG PLANS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Aug 8 all-day
Online

Old Farmer's Ball

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PYS3WHNV76CWA&source=url

Live Music: The Log Noggins
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Join us for weekend music on the Adventure Center Deck! This is a great show for all ages.

Prelude Together! Brevard Music School
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Online

Because we cannot be with you in person, we invite you to Prelude Together!

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, please join supporters from around the region and across the country for a virtual celebration to benefit Brevard Music Center!

The Music Center’s first virtual fundraising event will feature student and faculty performances, a wine pull where everyone wins, very special guests, and more!

Gather together at home and raise a glass to celebrate and support the mission, programs, and students of Brevard Music School.

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Please register by Thursday, August 6

Your support is fully tax-deductible and will make a tremendous difference as we continue providing important educational and performance opportunities for our students during the pandemic.

This spring and summer, we have developed weekly online offerings to continue to engage and serve students and alumni, faculty, and our audiences, including masterclasses, student discussions, lectures, living room concerts, and streaming performances that are available at no charge. Our students have shared their enthusiasm and appreciation for this online content, and we know it is helping to further their pursuit of their education in the performing arts!

 

Cosmic Charlie: “Workingman’s Beauty” 50th Anniversary
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

1970 was a pivotal year for the Grateful Dead. Having achieved psychedelic royalty status as lead jamsters of the San Francisco scene, they decided to shift gears, strip down musically and focus on songwriting. This resulted in two of their most acclaimed albums – Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty.

Released just 3 months apart, these two classic albums introduced the world to their best known tunes – “Uncle John’s Band”, “Sugar Magnolia”, “Casey Jones”, “Friend of The Devil”, “Ripple”, “”Truckin’ – the list goes on. The success that ensued would transform the Grateful Dead into worldwide superstars, inspire the most loyal fanbase in the history of rock ’n’ roll, and ultimately give birth to the entire “jamband” genre.

Cosmic Charlie is celebrating this special 50th anniversary by performing both albums in their entirety. The show will include acoustic and electric renditions of songs, plus some additional Dead jams to close out the night.

“Let there be songs to fill the air!”

New Potato Caboose
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

New Potato Caboose are jam band legends that serve up epic musical groovy goodness, featuring amazing harmonies, killer double drum grooves, and next level jams. They play everything from Dead, Stones, CSNY, Feat, Dylan, Marley, a host of great originals and so much more. They are masters of improvisational segues that bridge the songs and integrate the various styles and influences that have shaped the band’s sound. New Potato Caboose helped usher in the jam-band era, leading the way for and performing with such artists as Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Widespread Panic, etc. During its heyday, the band averaged well over 200 shows per year at sold out showcase venues and colleges across the U.S. New Potato Caboose still reunites and it’s always something truly special and one helluva party. Get loose with the Caboose!

General Admission Standing Room show :: Some Balcony Seating Available f come, first serve.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Aug 9 all-day
Online

Old Farmer's Ball

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PYS3WHNV76CWA&source=url

Shaun Richardson & Seth Taylor at The Grey Eagle [PATIO SHOW]
Aug 9 all-day
The Grey Eagle

ALL AGES
7PM SHOW / 6PM DOORS
OUTDOOR PATIO SHOW (LIMITED CAPACITY, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES IN PLACE. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE ENCOURAGED.

While Shaun Richardson and Seth Taylor both have established musical careers under their belts, they team up together to provide a fresh variation of guitar-based music. With a foundation of acoustic music that includes sensibilities of roots and jazz, listening to the duo provides a revitalized musical journey, featuring the pairs distinct approach and shared love for the guitar. Both musicians, individually, have graced stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Ryman Auditorium, to name a few. They frequently collaborate on countless recordings and live shows as in-demand players. There’s no doubt that anyone listening to Shaun and Seth can identify the chemistry, creativity and sense the passion they both share for music.

Bluegrass Brunch
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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Bluegrass Brunch
hosted by Aaron Woody Wood & The Sufi Brothers

Pickin’ on the Porch w/ Chicken Coop Willaye 1030AM
Bald Mountain Boys 11AM – 12:30PM
Sufi Brothers 12:45PM – 3PM

Be sure to check out our Bloody Mary Bar, the BEST selection of pickled products and other additions in Asheville. The MOJO Kitchen will be serving a special Brunch menu until 3PM as well.

Food & music start at 10:30am
ADULT beverages at Noon.

Shakedown Sundays
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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Every Sunday Except First of Month.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Aug 11 all-day
Online

Old Farmer's Ball

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PYS3WHNV76CWA&source=url

Get Started on Ukulele or Guitar! (Virtual group class for KIDS)
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Online

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During this 5-week online group class, Ben Brill will cover the fundamentals of ukulele and guitar and teach kids several cool-sounding songs they can play on the instrument right away. The group will even co-create an original song by the end of the class.

*For students interested in guitar, they’ll need to have a simple $10 device called a Capo to play along with the class.

This is a FUN, low-pressure way to have some enjoy music this summer. It’s great if students can attend all 5 classes, but they still can drop in any day and learn.

The event will happen weekly on Tuesday’s at 11 AM, starting July 7th, 2020. If you don’t yet own an instrument, Ben can make some suggestions. The cost of the sessions is $20 per class and can be paid upfront (all classes), OR per session.

If you’re interested in the group, send Ben a message so that you can receive the secure Zoom links to the meetings and farther instructions.

Sandburg Sing-a-longs
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home

June 9, July 14, and August 11, 5:00-6:30pm

Sing-a-Longs feature music from Sandburg’s “The American Songbag.” Musicians will lead the audience in singing along, and song sheets will be available. The event is free and will be held at the amphitheater.

The Goddamn Gallows
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

The Goddamn Gallows

Tuesday Early Jam
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Aug 11 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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EVERY Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall! Tuesday Night Funk Jam has been a huge part of Asheville’s vibrant music scene since 2008 and is #Asheville’s hottest weekly concert. Tuesday Night Funk Jam is programmed and orchestrated by an evolved Legendary House Band with trombonist Derrick Lee Johnson at the helm. At 10PM sharp, the Legendary House Band kicks off the night

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Hidden Heritage: Exploring Bedouin and Appalachian Music Traditions
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am
Online

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Hidden Heritage: Exploring Bedouin and Appalachian Music Traditions

Opens Wednesday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

This exhibit, filmed and narrated at TFAC, examines the role of the African diaspora in the creation of Bedouin and Appalachian stringed instruments, and highlights the interconnections of these seemingly very different cultures. Both the exhibit and film are curated by Furman University musicologist Julie Moore, who was also consulted for historical musical accuracy on the 2016 A&E production of “Roots.”

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) proudly presents a series of free, live-streamed music and virtual exhibition events. Because Tryon Fine Arts Center is currently closed to live audiences, Illuminations is a first-ever, virtual-only series of events.

Illuminations Through Music and Heritage

This very special artistic and cultural series celebrates the international exploration of music and heritage between students of Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians and students with the Petra National Trust in Jordan (PNT). 

Ken + Brad Kolodner
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and twin fiddles rooted in Bluegrass, Old-Time and Folk.

Seated Lounge Show – Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations

Thursday, August 13, 2020
OFB Spread the Joy Fundraiser
Aug 13 all-day
Online

Old Farmer's Ball

What:  Local musicians, singers, callers, and technicians have given us joy as they shared their love of music and dance with us.  We now ask our community to return that joy as they struggle financially during this difficult time by donating to our “Spread the Joy” fundraiser.

Who:  All donations will be paid directly and equally to local talent.  Your contributions will support local callers, musicians, and technicians who participated, a minimum of 4 times, either in the past year (March 2019 – March 2020) or were scheduled in the near future (March – June 2020) for OFB events and who indicated a financial need to the OFB Board.

When:  The OFB will distribute donations on a regular basis while dances continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please give early and often. Consider donating the price you would have paid for admission to the dances for you, maybe several friends, and remembering that the dances were cancelled back in early March.

How:  Click the link below to donate via Paypal and please add the note: “Spread the Joy fundraiser”. Donate conveniently via your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PYS3WHNV76CWA&source=url