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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

BMC Artist Faculty: Schumann Piano Quartet
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College

Composed in 1842 during Schumann’s “Chamber Music Year,” the Piano Quartet is a deeply Romantic statement built upon a reflective introduction, song-like melodies, and a lively scherzo. Finzi’s Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet and Clarke’s Viola Sonata are also featured.

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019
DREAM THEATER THE DISTANCE OVER TIME TOUR Presale events begin online only on Thursday, July 25th
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville is announce Dream Theater: The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Wednesday, October 9th. Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are currently in the middle of a successful European tour. With three weeks left on that run, the band is turning its attention back to North America with the announcement of the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory. VENUE PRESALE (ONLINE ONLY): Thursday, July 25th, 10am – 10pm ET
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USCellularCenterAsheville.com. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26th at 10am ET online and at the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville Box Office.

Die Fledermaus
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Porter Center at Brevard College

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS
Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center
Brevard Festival Orchestra
Dean Anthony, stage director
Michael Sakir, conductor
Eileen Downey, chorus master

STRAUSS, JR. Die Fledermaus

Sung in English with English supertitles

Lead Sponsor: Nancy Trentini

Please note: All seating is reserved.

Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Die Fledermaus
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm
Porter Center at Brevard College

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS
Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center
Brevard Festival Orchestra
Dean Anthony, stage director
Michael Sakir, conductor
Eileen Downey, chorus master

STRAUSS, JR. Die Fledermaus

Sung in English with English supertitles

Lead Sponsor: Nancy Trentini

Please note: All seating is reserved.

Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. 

 

Friday, August 2, 2019
Brevard Music Festival Finale Weekend Features Rachmaninoff 2, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and Mahler 2
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 4 @ 8:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Brevard Music Center
On Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m., BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart takes center stage with the Brevard Concert Orchestra in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. The evening’s program also features Maslanka’s Hymn for World Peace and Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, performed by the Brevard Symphonic Winds under the direction of Kraig Alan Williams. 
 
On Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m., BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam leads the Brevard Sinfonia in Stravinsky’s vibrant and rhythmic Firebird Suite, composed for Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes. Additional works include the composer’s Song of the Nightingale, as well as Liadov’s From The Apocalypse and the Brevard debut of violinist SooBeen Lee in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor.
 
On Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m., BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and hundreds of artists fill the WPA stage for the season finale performance of Mahler 2. Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, soprano Ilana Davidson, and the Brevard Music Festival Chorus, under the direction of chorus master David Gresham, are also featured in Mahler’s impassioned and apocalyptic Resurrection Symphony.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
Brevard Music Center Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

One of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers, Lyle Lovett breaks down barriers with a distinct fusion of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues.

Lead Sponsor: Platt Architecture

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

Friday, August 9, 2019
MJ Live: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

MJ LIVE features all the biggest hits of the legendary music of Michael Jackson, including Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, Black & White, I Want You Back and many others. Relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this one-of-a-kind superstar and his chart-topping music, signature dance moves and award-winning showmanship. With awesome sound and lighting effects, the MJ LIVE band and the energy of the mega talented MJ LIVE dancers, the audience is invited to sing, dance and celebrate the one and only King of Pop to some of the greatest songs of all time.
Ticket Prices: $22, $27, $35, $38 Priority Seating

Saturday, August 10, 2019
The Big EZ’s Free Concert in the Park
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cecil Park near Hickory Tavern

We invite you to bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy a musical evening in Biltmore Park Town Square.  Grab a blanket and join us in Cecil Park, the green space near Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, for Concerts in the Park.  The annual Concerts in the Park are held once a month, May – September, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Concerts are FREE and open to the public.  Come enjoy two full hours of live music, dancing and fun for the whole family.
***Concerts in the Park will be held rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather the concert will be moved inside Hickory Tavern***

 

Friday, August 16, 2019
David Holt & Josh Goforth
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Four-time Grammy Award winner, David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee, Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old-time mountain music and stories. Between them, the combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin, and a world of exciting rhythm instruments from hambone (body slapping) rhythms, to spoons, stump-fiddle, rhythm bones, jaw harp and even paper bag. It is a program of songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages.

Produced in conjunction with the Franklin Folk Festival.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
BMC Presents: Bela Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Concert
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Brevard Music Center

Sure to be another sell-out concert! The 15-time, GRAMMY winner marks the culmination of his second Blue Ridge Banjo Camp at Brevard Music Center with an all-star lineup of banjo virtuosos including Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, Alan Munde, and Noam Pikelny.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sandi Patty
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007 and has released over 30 albums. “I am grateful for the many opportunities for God has given in my life and for how He has allowed me to spread my wings,” says Sandi. “Singing is my way to tell my story of hope, life, and love.” Sandi and her husband, Don, have eight children and currently reside in Oklahoma City, OK.

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Renaissance Faire at the Farm
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Attention all knights, pages, jesters, jousters, kings, queens, princesses and princes! Get your costumes ready, and come out and have some fun on September 7th! Boys, girls, moms, dads, come one, come all to the First Annual Renaissance Fair at the Farm. We have all sorts of fun demonstrations planned, such as fencing, sword fighting, and juggling. Other activities to be announced, including a costume contest!

The Steeldrivers
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

They say the only thing consistent about change is well, that it changes. Whether through design or destiny, that’s a precept the SteelDrivers know all too well. Throughout their career, one that encompasses four highly acclaimed albums and any number of awards and accolades- the band has demonstrated the ability to adapt to change with unwavering persistence. Theirs is a lingering legacy defined by quality and consistency. It’s one in which they’ve never stopped looking forward, successfully marshalling their resources for wherever that trajectory takes them. Ultimately, it’s all about the music. “Our dedication and determination remain intact,” says singer, songwriter and fiddler Tammy Rogers. “We honor our older music by always putting our focus on the songs. Some people describe our music as being bluegrass based, but the fact is, we’re not bound to any one regimen. I liken us to what the Rolling Stones would sound like if they played banjos, fiddles and mandolins ” it’s that rock-n-roll edge played on traditional instruments. I don’t know if that’s true, but we are primarily a band that’s centered around songwriting and also just happens to have a bluegrass background.” That persistent push could be called the key to SteelDrivers’ success. Each step in their journey has created a new chapter, one that finds them building on the past but consolidating their strengths as they build for the future.
Ticket Prices: $23, $25, $28

Saturday, September 14, 2019
2019 Harmon Field Music Festival
Sep 14 all-day
Harmon Field

Sponsored and coordinated by The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, the team lovingly refers to this year’s event as the Second-THIRD-ANNUAL HARMON FIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL. On Saturday, September 14 (12:00 noon to 8:00 pm), five great bands all headline the event Rich Nelson Band, Nobody’s Fault, Citizen Mojo, Lecretia w/Thunder Road, Shane Pruitt and Gregory Hodges. The music offerings are a blend of Country, Rock and Blues.

Bring your dancing shoes, a pop-up chair and a great attitude to enjoy Harmon Field at its very best! The music festival is going to be a BLAST! An assortment of food trucks will be on site. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. A car show and craft/vendor market will also be available for perusing during the day.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at CarolinaFoothillsChamber.com. Tickets are also available at the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce office, One of the goals was to make this event affordable for attendees. Starting at 12:00 noon and running until 8:00 pm – it runs about a $1 an hour! Tickets are $8. In advance and $10. at the gate. Children 12 and under are free.

Band schedule:
Nobody’s Fault
12:20-1:45
Rich Nelson Band
2:05-3:20
Lecretia w/ Thunder Road
3:40-4:55
Citizen Mojo
5:15-6:30
SHANE PRUITT w/ Gregory Hodges
6:45-8:00 pm

Festival gate and parking will be near the Tryon Arts & Crafts Building. For more information, contact the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce at 828-859-6236 or visit the chamber’s website and Facebook Page.

Queen Bee and the Honeylovers Free Concert in the Park
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cecil Park near Hickory Tavern

We invite you to bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy a musical evening in Biltmore Park Town Square.  Grab a blanket and join us in Cecil Park, the green space near Hickory Tavern and Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, for Concerts in the Park.  The annual Concerts in the Park are held once a month, May – September, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Concerts are FREE and open to the public.  Come enjoy two full hours of live music, dancing and fun for the whole family.
***Concerts in the Park will be held rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather the concert will be moved inside Hickory Tavern***

The Collingsworth Family
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship and Praise with The Collingsworth Family. Since their first engagement together as musicians for a church camp in Petersburg, Michigan in August, 1986 until now, the ministry God has given Phil & Kim has expanded and flourished until it is a full-time livelihood that involves their entire family.
Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30 Priority Seating

Friday, September 20, 2019
Asheville Van Life Rally
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Elysium Center

A weekend of camping, community, connection, and celebration with van dwellers, weekend warriors, roadtrippers, overlanding geeks, and all sorts of adventure mobile lovers. There will be 400 vehicles camping and 3,000 daytime visitors on a beautiful 65-acre property just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Join us for the weekend, or as a visitor Saturday during our general admission hours (10am-10pm). More information on our ticketing site.

This is a family-friendly event where all are welcome!

Imagine Music Festival Creates An Unbelievable First Round Lineup
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Imagine Music Festival Creates An Unbelievable First Round Lineup

After giving fans a glimpse into Chapter Six of the aquatic fairytale, with the release of the theme for Imagine 2019- “What Lies Deep at the Bottom of the Ocean,” the first round lineup is finally here. Featuring a series of mind-blowing headliners, as well as talent that underscores the depth of this annual announcement, fans are once again invited back to this aquatic mecca September 20-22, 2019. Headlining artists joining previously announced Seven Lions, include: Diplo; REZZ; Above & Beyond; Alison Wonderland; Zeds Dead and Marshmello. With still more headliners to be announced, this initial collection of top tier names are joined by over 30 additional artists.

Featuring four main stages, with more stages and artists to be announced, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate all areas of the festival- from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Additional artists on the 2019 performer lineup include: Oceania Stage: Alan Walker; KSHMR; Matoma; 1788-L; Ghastly; K?D; Leah Culver; Said the Sky and Svdden Death. Amazonia Stage: Louis the Child; Tipper; Cherub; Detox Unit; GoldfishPhantoms and Thriftworks. Disco Inferno Stage: Claude Vonstroke & Dirtybird Players Stage Takeover; Anna Lunoe; Dr. Fresch; J.Philip; Justin Jay; Justin Martin; Nora En Pure; Rusko; Wax Motif; Grave Gang and HE$H. Aeria Stage: BT; Darude; AK1200 and Reid Speed.

“Finally we are able to let the cat out of the bag and show our fans what has taken many months to curate,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “Each year we challenge ourselves to top the previous lineup and that is proving to be more and more difficult. We are thrilled with the initial lineup and have many more gems to reveal over the next few months.”

Returning September 20-22, 2019, Imagine continues to further evolve embracing the aquatic theme that has been its hallmark over the past six years. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

General Admission is available now starting at $199 for a 3-day pass and $249 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $299 for a 3-day pass and $329 with a 3-day pass with camping. Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $57.00, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

Summer Concert Series: Deep River
Sep 20 all-day
Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Live music, food, and family fun! Deep River will be performing. The name ‘Deep River’ conjures up thoughts about the natural circle of life, and that’s exactly how one might describe their music—stories of love and loss told in the context of family-style harmonies and danceable rhythms. The Deep River just keeps rolling…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Under the Stars
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Highland Brewing

Save the date for Asheville Museum of Science’s largest fundraiser of the year! The 6th annual “Under the Stars” is a benefit taking place September 26th from 6 PM to 9 PM at Highland Brewing Company with a special musical guest to follow. Come celebrate and support science and STEM education. For $40/person, the fundraiser includes dinner, drinks, live music, a visit inside the museum’s portable planetarium, and premier live and silent auction items to bid on. More details coming soon!

Friday, September 27, 2019
Arrival From Sweden: The Music Of ABBA
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

The original ABBA is Sweden’s biggest music export ever, with 370 million records sold. With rich sounds of pop, rock and funk, The Music of Abba is a salute to the legacy of countless hits including “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen” and “SOS”. This band is hailed as the most authentic and greatest of all ABBA show bands ever! So pull out your spandex, pull up your platforms and prepare to dance the night away under the sparkle of the disco ball!
Ticket Prices: $25, $31, $38

Friday, October 4, 2019
Rhonda Vincent
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

A firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music! World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music. Written words can give you but a glimpse of the artist known as The Queen of Bluegrass, as deemed by the Wall Street Journal. But it’s only when you see this artist, that you can feel the energy and experience the excitement of her music, to truly know why she and her amazing band are the “Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, with over 100 awards.” Breaking a stereotypical image, Rhonda Vincent takes the stage in designer gowns, stiletto heels, in a take-charge manner, far from the type set that Hollywood has portrayed as the image of acoustic music. “We’re changing the landscape of our music in many aspects; to show we are sophisticated, educated, and hold a deep respect for the tradition of our music, keeping the roots embedded within the perimeters of our songs, to create a balance of tradition mixed with a contemporary flare, and present our own unique brand of music,” Rhonda explains. “We want our listeners to hear with their hearts,” says Rhonda. “Music is a business, but I hope we don’t let it show that much,” she continues, “The business part is a necessity; but most of all it’s the love of the music, that keeps us doing what we do.” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are one of the HOTTEST TICKETS in any genre of music!
Ticket Prices: $23, $28, $32 Priority Seating

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Dream Theater: The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

 

 

 

 

 

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are currently in the middle of a successful European tour. With three weeks left on that run, the band is turning its attention back to North America with the announcement of the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory. The next leg of the tour will kick off at the end of September and run through mid-November. The 27-date trek will see the band making stops in Louisville, KY; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Long Island, NY; and San Jose, CA to name a few. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Tim Hawkins
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 1 million+ social media followers and 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us…
Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Sure he’s funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim’s hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including Sounds of Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: “It’s not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill.”

Tim reminds us that for life’s many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine- when the medication runs out. He just released his 9th comedy DVD, “Just About Enough”. Tim lives in Missouri with his wife and four crud muffins.

Uber Fan Package includes reserved seating in the first two rows of the theatre, a special concert laminate, a $10 voucher for Tim’s merchandise at the event and a post-show meet and greet with Tim. Space is limited.
Ticket Prices: $30, $38, $45, $65 Uber Fan Package

Thursday, October 17, 2019
🍂Fall LEAF Festival Lineup Release! 🚀
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day
Lake Eden
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Bears Bees + Brews
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing

We’re celebrating and learning about human-wildlife coexistence and conservation from trusted organizations, while enjoying lively, family-friendly entertainment, sweet+savory bites, and tasty brews, all in one place.

Join our guest list and spread the word.

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Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

After 8 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group. The five band members are from the original line-up and have been together from the very beginning. These veteran musicians have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry and pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves and was voted “Best Local Entertainer” for 2011, 2012 and 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. Performing approximately one-hundred shows annually, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.
Ticket Prices: $18, $20