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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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, October 29, 2020
Rotating Local Shuffle
Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 2:00 am
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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Friday, October 30, 2020
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Digital BMC

Selected past performances by BMC orchestras, faculty, and guest artists on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Open Air Brevard.

BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
II. Adagio
Liza Ferschtman, violin • Matthias Bamert, conductor
Recorded on July 7, 2017,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at the Brevard Music Center.

Now Hear This Haydn: King of Strings
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Now Hear This
Haydn: King of Strings

Violinist Scott Yoo chases the secret histories of the “first classical composer,” Franz Joseph Haydn.

Ray Chen Bach’s Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3.
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

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From our home to yours: students and faculty share new concerts, living room recitals, and masterclasses.

BMC 2020 guest artist Ray Chen was set to perform at Brevard for the first time this summer. Since he couldn’t be here in person, enjoy this performance of the third movement of Bach’s Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3.

Royal Opera House Presents Cubanía
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

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Royal Opera House
Presents Cubanía

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s riveting performance of La Ecuación is definitely not to be missed.

The Met Collection Online
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

The Met Museum:
The Met Collection

Browse the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ virtual collection of masks, musical instruments, and more!

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk Song Suite
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Digital BMC

Selected past performances by BMC orchestras, faculty, and guest artists on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Open Air Brevard.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk Song Suite
I. Seventeen Come Sunday
Brevard Concert Orchestra • Keith Lockhart, conductor
Recorded live on August 2, 2013,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at the Brevard Music Center.

When the Saints Go Marching In
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

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From our home to yours: students and faculty share new concerts, living room recitals, and masterclasses.

Married BMC faculty members Mike Dease (Jazz Director and Trombone), and Gwen Dease (Jazz and Orchestral Percussion) share their spirited rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In, recorded live from their home.

Wide World of Music: Guide to 100 Instruments
Oct 30 all-day
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Staff Picks From Around the Web Brevard Music Center

Wide World of Music:
Guide to 100 Instruments

Discover the sounds, sights, and clefs of 100 instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Free Dead Fridays
Oct 30 @ 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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3 Nights Greensky Bluegrass
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LE PARC

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Asheville Music Hall Presents 3 nights of Greensky Bluegrass. Attend all three shows or choose one. Visit: https://ashevillemusichall.com/greenskyhalloween/ for full details!

Happy Halloween!!

Brushfire Stankgrass‎ Stankoween 7
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One World Brewing West

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Asheville jamgrass innovators Brushfire Stankgrass bring their traditional Stankoween show to West Asheville’es favorite outdoor stage & brewery. Bring your costumes, and let’s get weird

Andrew Scotchie + the River Rats
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Salvage Station

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Asheville family!! It has been too long! We cannot wait for this special, socially distanced outdoor show at Salvage Station Friday, October 30th! We will be serving up a hearty dose of Rock & Roll from our original catalog AND sprinkling in some “Rats Sabbath” and “Rolling Experience” flavorings which are sure to make one hell of a Halloween weekend music experience. Costumes encouraged. Costume contest/prizes TBA. Rain or Shine. No reservations. Masks required unless at your table.
Social distancing required while standing in line for drinks/food. Ages 21+. $5 at the door. Doors open at 5pm. Music from 6:30-9:30pm

Lawn Concert: Fireside Collective
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

A quintet who cheerfully disregard every kind of one-dimensional label that might be attached to their music, Fireside Collective has been on a roll since emerging in 2014 from the fertile roots music scene of Asheville, North Carolina. 
Debuting at #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, their 2020 release “Elements” (Mountain Home Music Co.), blends the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, creating music that is part bluegrass and part roots rock with a dose of funk-influenced danceable rhythms. 
Produced by Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters , “Elements” is distinctive, continuing to use a wide influence of sounds to create a body of work that belongs to Fireside Collective alone.

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis patio and lawn. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

Autumn at the Opry CANCELLED
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Dirty Dead Hallows Eve Eve Party
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Social

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Get your pre-game costume on! Prizes for best costumes! Arrive early to be seen. Doors 7 Music 8 FREE ADMISSION

prizes include cash, dirty dead swag and drinks, fun stuff grab bags!

The Revivalists
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

The Revivalists

A remarkable thing happened to The Revivalists as they came upon their tenth anniversary as a band. The New Orleans-based septet scored a game-changing hit with “Wish I Knew You,” a wistful song from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains. Guided by dynamic percussion and punchy horns, the single features a contagious hook and feel-good chorus that has resonated with fans across all different genres. Though the album was released in July of 2015 (debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Alternative Albums chart), the band’s break out single “Wish I Knew You” has a rare and undeniable staying power.  The song steadily picked up steam in 2016 spending over 40 weeks on the Billboard Adult Alternative Chart where it peaked at #1 and maintained for multiple weeks.  By 2017, the song crossed to Alternative radio rising quickly to #1 and breaking the Billboard chart record for most single-week spins ever at Alternative radio.  “Wish I Knew You” then peaked inside the Top 15 at Adult Pop Radio and ultimately spent 9 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

The Revivalists concert has been rescheduled for Friday, October 30 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on October 30. If you are unable to attend the new date, you may request a refund until June 19, 2020 from your point of purchase.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Dogtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pawty
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wagbar

🎉OPENING: Saturday October 31st🎃

Join us for our 1st annual Dogtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pawty🐾

All Day Event: 8am-11pm

Live music by @the_soulamanders 6pm-9pm!

Enjoy delicious food from @veganitfoodtruck

Dog Costume Contest (Rules & Prizes TBA)

Autumn at the Opry CANCELLED
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Asheville Guitar Bar: ‎Mark’s Weekly House Jam & Beggar’s Banquet
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Asheville Guitar Bar

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For several years, fans of the AGB have enjoyed a “potluck Sunday”. However in our current times, a potluck is not the safest choice for everyone. In place, the AGB provides burgers, dogs, and bbq fixin’s at no charge for the AGB family, cooked and served by several dedicated volunteers following safe food handling guidelines. We only ask that you put some money in the tip jar to offset costs.

Bring a chair and a friend and share in the groove provided by a variety of players and different jams. One never knows who might show up to play!

The bar will be serving beer, wine and drinks in a limited capacity in accordance with the current North Carolina mandate. PLEASE NOTE: NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR BEVERAGES WILL BE ALLOWED ONTO THE ASHEVILLE GUITAR BAR PROPERTY AS DESIGNATED BY THE ROPED OFF AREA.

A tip jar will be available to support the performers and help the bar continue to produce more shows. There is also a “virtual” tip jar available if you do not have cash but still wish to support the bar and performers with a donation. You can donate via Venmo: @AshevilleGuitarBar, via PayPal: [email protected] or via Cash App: $AshevilleGuitarBar

This show is weather permitting. Please be sure to check the Asheville Guitar Bar Facebook page on the day of the show for any updates.

Thank you for your continued support!

Keep it live, Keep it local, Keep it Asheville!

Lyric w/ Pleasure Chest Outdoors Halloween
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Salvage Station

Leeda “Lyric” Jones, best known as Lyric is a singer-songwriter, musician, and music teacher. Her latest EP titled “Perspective” was released in December of 2015. She is a Western North Carolina favorite and holds several Mountain Xpress “best of” awards including, but not limited to: best funk band,best vocalist, best lyricist, best r&b/soul, best singer-songwriter, all around favorite band and band that gives back to the community.
She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. It is safe to say that music is in her blood; her grandfather played harmonica and guitar with the late blues legend B.B. King, and father, whom plays bass in her band has been playing in bands since his teenage years. Upon graduation of high school in 2006, Lyric enrolled at Western Carolina University where she played piano and sang in the choir. After going through the motions of college, she soon realized that it wasn’t the path she should be on, so she took to Youtube and taught herself how to play guitar. Which soon led to her to take the advice of her father, and start busking on the streets of Asheville. Lyric began busking with only two songs, an original titled “Stride”, and “Halo” by Beyonce. During this time she got a mix of reactions – some folks didn’t believe that those who were serious about their craft would take to the street corners, while others stood and awe and found themselves moved to tears by her lyrics. In 2009, she met Lizz Wright while busking, at the time, she had no idea that the two of them would share the same stage in 2011. Since taking to the streets, Lyric has shared the stage with legends such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Booker T. Jones, Little Big Town, Dionne Warwick, Cedric Burnside, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Fred Wesley & the Lee Boys, Count M’Butu and Warren Haynes.
Lyric has just come off of her first North East Tour with Lizz Wright, and she draws inspiration from India Arie, Tracy Chapman, and Lauryn Hill. Which isn’t surprising once one hears the way she gracefully intertwines Soul, R&B, Funk, and even a little Hip-Hop – the best portrayal of this intertwinement can be heard in “You Can Win”, which is on her “Perspective” EP. be on the lookout for a her solo project to be released in the summer or fall!

3 Nights Greensky Bluegrass
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LE PARC

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Asheville Music Hall Presents 3 nights of Greensky Bluegrass. Attend all three shows or choose one. Visit: https://ashevillemusichall.com/greenskyhalloween/ for full details!

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween Phish Experience at One World West!
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One World Brewery West

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While we are not able to go see a favorite band like Phish on Halloween we will make the experience as close as possible-while staying safe and local and still having a Spooktacular good time. Costumes Strongly Encouraged.

Lawn Concert: Rebecca and the Reckoning: a Honky Tonk Halloween
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

Rebecca and the Reckoning is a honky tonk and americana band based out of Asheville, NC. The group covers the breadth of country music with a slew of danceable originals and covers, from classic honky tonk, americana, and outlaw country.

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis patio and lawn. Reservations are highly recommended.

‎Halloween Drum Circle
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Eatin’

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Our monthly drum circle is back!
Costumes and masks are encouraged, as well as practicing social distancing.
We have a huge outdoor space and covered space is also available if it is raining.
The event is at a brewery with great beer and an amazing food truck.
Please leave the seats closest to the fire in the circle for drummers and other musical instrument players.
Feel free to bring any sort of instrument that you want to jam out with.
Conga’s, bongos, djembe’s, maraca’s, tambourine’s, bagpipes, cowbells.. whatever makes you happy!
We would love any kind of participants.
Flow artists, hoopers, spinners and dancers are welcome and encouraged!
The event starts at 7pm!

Halloween with In Flight
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mills River Brewing Co.

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Join In Flight at Mills River Brewing in Mills River, NC for the spookiest and most intriguing Halloween in Western North Carolina!

In Flight is a local trio based out of the Asheville area that features keyboard/synth player Ian Taylor, guitarist Bryce Robertson & drummer Jay Good.

The night will feature two sets of music that will combine original and improvised material with music by composer Danny Elfman (of Simpson’s, Mars Attacks, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and many more!!!)

Original artwork show posters by Josh Levy will be available for purchase at show.

See you there!

FREE SHOW 7-10pm

Autumn at the Opry CANCELLED
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Bluegrass Brunch
Nov 1 @ 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.

Autumn at the Opry CANCELLED
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Lawn Concert: Swingtette
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

Together again in Asheville! Swingtette, featuring Wendy Jones (vocals), Andy Page (guitar), Zack Page (bass), and Rick Dilling (drums) are excited to return to the Isis stage to perform a program that spans a wide variety of jazz styles. From gypsy jazz to bebop, Swingtette performs beloved classics as well as lesser known gems and always keeps the crowds coming back for more with their passion, their humor, and ability to keep the music swingin’!

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis patio and lawn. Reservations are highly recommended.