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, January 29, 2020
Over The Rhine
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Over The Rhine

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Jeff Anders & Jesse Barry – Acoustic Rock
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Pack's Tavern

Live Music – never a cover charge!

Space Jesus
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Friday, January 31, 2020
The Lumineers: III The World Tour
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

The Lumineers have announced a 2020 headlining North American tour of arenas and amphitheatres. The tour dates are in support of their upcoming album III out September 13 on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada, and on Decca Records for the rest of the world.

The Lumineers will once again partner with CID Entertainment to offer fans the opportunity to pair a premium concert ticket with merchandise or pre-show access to the III Lounge, with hospitality and entertainment. Packages will be available beginning August 12th at 10am local time. For details, visit cidentertainment.com/events/the-lumineers-tour/

Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

Seven Singers Singing is cabaret-style musical revue, featuring some of the area’s finest vocal talent. The songs, written by local musician Dave Bates, run the gamut from bouncy show tunes to soulful ballads. Seven singers will also delight audiences with comic novelty songs and uplifting inspirational numbers. If you’ve ever said you want to leave the theatre with a song to hum, this is the show for you.
Seven Singers Singing includes well known singers, Richard Blue, Mandy Bean, Alex Guazzo, Nana Hosmer Griffin, Tasha Pepi, Matt Wade and Hannah Williams.

 

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Yonder Mountain String Band
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana.

“I think this is our best album yet,” says Adam Aijala, guitarist.

Yonder founding members Aijala, banjo player Dave Johnston, and bassist Ben Kaufmann reconfigured Yonder Mountain String Band as a traditional bluegrass instrumental five-piece in 2014 with the recruitment of new players Allie Kral (violin) and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin). The reconstituted group debuted with 2015’s acclaimed BLACK SHEEP, but truly gelled as they toured, the new players’ personalities seamlessly blending and elevating the intrinsically tight Yonder sound. Yonder made certain to show off the current roster’s growing strength with the 2017 release of MOUNTAIN TRACKS: VOLUME 6, the first installment in their hugely popular live recording series since 2008.

The Arcadian Wild
Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

The Arcadian Wild

Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Blue Ridge Orchestra’s Kickshaws & Quiddities Leap Year
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian
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Kickshaws & Quiddities: Musical Oddities for a Leap Year

Milton Crotts, conductor

Our Leap Year concert celebrates a series of musical oddities; lesser-known pieces that are rarely played combine into this unusual jewel of a concert.

Program

Jacques Ibert, Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments – Mandy Guilfoyle, cello

Richard Percival, Sicilienne for Strings and English Horn – Carlton Alexander, English horn

Michael Haydn, Symphony No. 29 – Full orchestra

Astor Piazzolla, Libertango – Hobart Whitman, horn; Casey Coppenbarger, trumpet; Richard Plyler, trumpet; Rienette Davis, trombone; JP Carney, tuba

SNOW CONTINGENCY

If these concerts are canceled due to snow, they will be rescheduled for the same times on Saturday, February 8, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Kickshaws & Quiddities Blue Ridge Orchestra
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

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Our Leap Year concert celebrates a series of musical oddities; lesser-known pieces that are rarely played combine in this unusual jewel of a concert. This is Music Director Milton Crotts’s final concert of the season before he heads to Shanghai.

Program

Jacques Ibert, Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments – Mandy Grace Guilfoyle, cello

Richard Percival, Sicilienne for Strings and English Horn – Carlton Alexander, English horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 29 in A major – Full orchestra

Josef Haydn, Farewell Symphony (No. 45) – Full orchestra

Snow Contingency

If this concert is canceled due to snow, it will be rescheduled for 4:30pm on Saturday, February 8, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.

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The Blue Ridge Orchestra’s Kickshaws & Quiddities Leap Year
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian

Kickshaws & Quiddities: Musical Oddities for a Leap Year

Milton Crotts, conductor

Our Leap Year concert celebrates a series of musical oddities; lesser-known pieces that are rarely played combine into this unusual jewel of a concert.

Program

Jacques Ibert, Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments – Mandy Guilfoyle, cello

Richard Percival, Sicilienne for Strings and English Horn – Carlton Alexander, English horn

Michael Haydn, Symphony No. 29 – Full orchestra

Astor Piazzolla, Libertango – Hobart Whitman, horn; Casey Coppenbarger, trumpet; Richard Plyler, trumpet; Rienette Davis, trombone; JP Carney, tuba

SNOW CONTINGENCY

If these concerts are canceled due to snow, they will be rescheduled for the same times on Saturday, February 8, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.

The Lumineers: III The World Tour
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
US Cellular Center

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville is proud to announce The Lumineers III: The World Tour

The Lumineers: III The World Tour
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

The Lumineers have announced a 2020 headlining North American tour of arenas and amphitheatres. The tour dates are in support of their upcoming album III out September 13 on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada, and on Decca Records for the rest of the world.

The Lumineers will once again partner with CID Entertainment to offer fans the opportunity to pair a premium concert ticket with merchandise or pre-show access to the III Lounge, with hospitality and entertainment. Packages will be available beginning August 12th at 10am local time. For details, visit cidentertainment.com/events/the-lumineers-tour/

Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

Seven Singers Singing is cabaret-style musical revue, featuring some of the area’s finest vocal talent. The songs, written by local musician Dave Bates, run the gamut from bouncy show tunes to soulful ballads. Seven singers will also delight audiences with comic novelty songs and uplifting inspirational numbers. If you’ve ever said you want to leave the theatre with a song to hum, this is the show for you.
Seven Singers Singing includes well known singers, Richard Blue, Mandy Bean, Alex Guazzo, Nana Hosmer Griffin, Tasha Pepi, Matt Wade and Hannah Williams.

 

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Sunday, February 2, 2020
Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

Seven Singers Singing is cabaret-style musical revue, featuring some of the area’s finest vocal talent. The songs, written by local musician Dave Bates, run the gamut from bouncy show tunes to soulful ballads. Seven singers will also delight audiences with comic novelty songs and uplifting inspirational numbers. If you’ve ever said you want to leave the theatre with a song to hum, this is the show for you.
Seven Singers Singing includes well known singers, Richard Blue, Mandy Bean, Alex Guazzo, Nana Hosmer Griffin, Tasha Pepi, Matt Wade and Hannah Williams.

 

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Salvage Station: Chinese New Year 2020
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
Salvage Station
Monday, February 3, 2020
First Mondays Concert Series Brevard Music Center
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm
Scott Concert Hall Brevard College

Enjoy a free concert each month with our First Mondays series, designed to bring high-level music to the Brevard community outside of our robust summer season. Presented in joint partnership with the Brevard Music Center and Brevard College, each program also features a local charity to highlight the challenges and needs facing our community.

First Mondays concerts are held every month from October to May (except January) at 12:30 p.m. at the Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College. Free and open to the public, and no tickets required.

Dates: October 7, November 4, December 2, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4

December 2, 2019Ben Sung, violin

February 3, 2020 – Eric Ohlsson, oboe / Deloise Lima, piano

March 2 – 3, 2020 – The Mike Dease Trio

April 6 – 7, 2020 – Jihye Chang, piano

May 4 – 5, 2020 – Caroline Chin, violin / Laura Melton, piano

Ensemble 4.1
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Center

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Ensemble 4.1 is a “piano windtet” brought to life by four wind soloists from top German orchestras and one unmistakable pianist. Their exceptional communicative power and intoxicating on-stage presence are repeatedly praised by critics and have become the hallmark of Ensemble 4.1.

In addition to the original masterworks for this instrumentation by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, the ensemble is devoted to discovering rarely played compositions from the Romantic and Modern periods. After many years of silence, composers like Walther Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher, and Arne Oldberg are again being performed for an enthusiastic public.

Since its inception in 2013, Ensemble 4.1 has crisscrossed the globe and performed recitals in China, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, Algeria, Canada, and the United States.

Official Website


Free Master Class

Monday, February 3, 2020 • 10 am

Ticket holders may observe a master class with Ensemble 4.1 for free. To inquire about becoming a participant in the master class, email [email protected].

Pre-Show Talk

Arrive early to the show to be guided through the pieces and performance you are about to experience in our FREE Pre-Show Talks hosted by Peace Center Artist-in-Residence, Igor Begelman.

Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee Tour
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel
Raphael Saadiq – Meet & Greet Experience includes:
-General admission ticket
-VIP early entry in to the venue
-Meet & greet with Raphael Saadiq
-On-stage Group photo opportunity
-Private, pre-show soundcheck performance
-Limited-edition tour poster signed by Raphael Saadiq
-Exclusive merchandise item
-Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors
-On-site experience host

Raphael Saadiq – Soundcheck Experience includes:
-General admission ticket
-VIP early entry in to the venue
-Private, pre-show soundcheck performance
-Limited-edition tour poster signed by Raphael Saadiq
-Exclusive merchandise item
-Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors
-On-site experience host

Ages 18+

Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Ne-Yo and Miguel are among the many artists who turn to Saadiq for his deep musicality, contemporary creative vision and encyclopedic knowledge of timeless pop music.

  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Feb 5 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

All Ages – 12 and under requires venue approval

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity.

Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art.As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003,have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.

Zoso’s live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It’s in the way they play: Each band member’s mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die hard Zeppelin fans.

Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a loyal national following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes,” and the Chicago Sun Times declared Zoso is “the closest to the original of any tribute.”

If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70’s or are looking to relive the “Hammer of the Gods” phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls “the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence.”

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Josh Christina Band LIVE at Isis Music Hall
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

“…an infectious, high energy blend of piano driven, high octane boogie-woogie and pop ‘n’ roll.”

Friday, February 7, 2020
Perpetual Groove
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

As one of the most sought-after bands on the Jam/roots circuit in the early 2000’s, Perpetual Groove reached 800+ in hard ticket sales in markets as diverse as San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington, D.C. Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Austin, TX Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, Athens, GA, Richmond, VA, Norfolk, VA and New Orleans; headlining festivals such as Bonnaroo, 10,000 Lakes, High Sierra, Wakarusa, Langerado, Jamcruise and Jam in the Dam. Perpetual Groove, after a rejuvenating hiatus, has returned, much to the delight of their still-supportive and loyal fans. As their fans have matured, the band’s sound has also grown, with the band’s songwriters incorporating elements of pop and even EDM into the traditional P. Groove sound. Perpetual Groove is once more a full-time, national touring act, with a new album, their seventh studio album, entitled simply, Perpetual Groove. The band just brought in a new management team (Barney Kilpatrick and Neal Spielberg of Rockit Artist Management) and agent (Mark Lourie of Skyline Music) as a measure of their determination to develop a wider audience. Unusually committed to tour marketing, this team is available to assist promoters and venues of all kinds in obtaining fantastic sales and gross results and has access to electronic media most promoters cannot obtain.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Carolina Kid “Bridging the Gap Tour”
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

(Asheville, NC) – Carolina Kid “Bridging the Gap Tour”, is a 2020 Gospel explosion showcasing a life-changing night of praise and worship with STELLAR Award Winner and GRAMMY Nominee Todd Dulaney; the beautiful and talented Sunday’s Best, GRAMMY, Two-time STELLAR and GMA DOVE Award Winner Le’Andria Johnson; and the hip-hop sensation and Two-Time GRACE Award Winner Moonie Music. This amazing and powerful event will take place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020. VIP tickets can be purchased, that include front row seats, food, beverage, meet and greet, private parking and a commemorative filled VIP bag.

MORE INFO: https://www.harrahscherokeecenterasheville.com/events/carolina-kid/
PRESALE CODE: CAROLINA
*Valid until Thursday, January 9th at 11:59pm ET

Davy Knowles
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Salvage Station

Davy is a  3-time top 5 Billboard Blues charting and International touring artist, originally from the Isle Of Man in the British Isles, but now based out of Chicago IL.  Davy has already had a fascinating career,  having shared the stage with The Who, Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck, Gov’t Mule, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Lynrd Skynrd, and the Sammy Hagar fronted supergroup ‘Chickenfoot’ featuring Joe Satriani, who called Davy his “favorite modern-day bluesman”.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
PAN HARMONIA: SAMBAS AND SERENADES
Feb 9 all-day
First United Methodist Church

Kate Steinbeck, flute; Amy Brucksch, classical guitar
Pan Harmonia brings its exquisite acoustic music to Haywood County with Kate Steinbeck and Amy Brucksch performing Sambas and Serenades for flute and guitar.
Enjoy this sonic delight within the beautiful acoustic of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville. Pan Harmonia is acclaimed for both its artistry and its intimate, accessible performances, a nexus of music and people!

Monday, February 10, 2020
Third Coast Percussion
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Center

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Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy®-winning quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over 10 years, the ensemble has forged a unique path with energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.

The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (The New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (The Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2013, have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Third Coast Percussion has commissioned and premiered new works from Philip Glass, Devonté Hynes, Donnacha Dennehy, Glenn Kotche, Lei Liang, Gavin Bryars, Christopher Cerrone, Marcos Balter, and today’s leading up-and-coming composers through their Emerging Composers Partnership Program.

Official Website


Free Master Class

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 • 2 pm

Ticket holders may observe a master class with Third Coast Percussion for free. To inquire about becoming a participant in one of the master classes, email [email protected].

Pre-Show Talk

Arrive early to the show to be guided through the pieces and performance you are about to experience in our FREE Pre-Show Talks hosted by Peace Center Artist-in-Residence, Igor Begelman.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Amanda Shires Atmosphereless Tour
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Amanda Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted songs. Her influences include Leonard Cohen and John Prine, the latter of whom has been a mentor. “I was talking to John Prine while I was writing this record,” says Shires, “and he was talking about how using images that actually happened to you makes the songs true. Also, if you use images that you can see daily, it’s more relatable.” Shires took his advice in such tracks as “Break Out the Champagne.” “It’s all true!” says the resilient Shires. The near-plane crash over Newfoundland, her BFF Kelly’s fears about our apocalyptic times, another friend’s heavy breakup.

To The Sunset, says Shires, “is meant to be a positive thing. Acknowledging your past, and at sunset, your hope for a new day. ‘To The Sunset’ sounds like a toast: This day is over, we don’t know what’s in the future, but it’s hopeful, I think.” Shires has drawn from her own past on To The Sunset – and pointed the way to her future. She has set the bar high – sonically and lyrically – and she’s jumped over it.

The Revivalists
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

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. Tickets are $50.50 and will go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 10am online and at the venue box office. More information available here.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Ben Krakauer CD release feat. Duncan Wickel
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

Original tunes for banjo, fiddle, drums, and bass. With Duncan Wickel, Nick Falk, and Dan Klingsberg.

Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Cirque du Soleil: AXEL

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are within reach.

Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Sparks fly as they set out on a fast-moving quest through fun colorful fantastical worlds. Will he fulfill his destiny and find his voice?

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The Music of Queen!
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

The first show of the Playhouse’s 2020 season is sure to rock your world with Music on the Rock® The Music of Queen. Dustin Brayley and Ryan Guerra join forces with Nat Zegree for the first time on the Leiman Mainstage along with Music on the Rock® favorites Eric Anthony, Paul Babelay, and Ryan Dunn. The Music of Queen will feature all your favorite hits from the legendary rock group like “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” and more!