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

Monday, June 21, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 21 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

 Hip Hop Dance Camp
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm
LEAF's Global Arts Center

1st summer camp kicks off with Hip Hop Dance for rising 1st through 6th graders. Led by LEAF Master Resident Teaching Artist Otto Vazquez, introducing kids to the stylings, history, and culture of hip hop dance. Mr. Otto is sure to teach your kiddo some smooth moves!

Rock Camp Ages 10 – 18
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Music School
Rock Camp | Summer Music Camp Offering at Asheville Music School

Come learn more than just how to play songs, learn how to play in a band! Students will gain confidence and leadership skills through making their own arrangements of classic and modern rock tunes. Previous summer rock bands have performed songs by The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Green Day, and The Rolling Stones. Campers will perform and rehearse in one large ensemble, with breakout sessions for both instrumentalists and vocalists. Outside of rehearsal time, students go on field trips and learn about the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Students will perform a final concert for family and friends. To fully enjoy this camp week, we suggest students have at least 1 year of previous music lessons and/or ensemble experience.
AniMonday! Anime Games, Music All Day
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asheville Retrocade

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Join us for Animoday! Every Monday all day. Listen to anime music, play anime games, watch anime, and talk anime!

Sunday Sessions/ Food Truck Sundays
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm
Archetype Brewing

Each Sunday at Archetype on Haywood we invite guests to enjoy our beer, and listen to some free live music in the afternoon. This happens every Sunday and is great for both locals and tourists as well. There is also a food truck available.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 22 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Live Jazz Hour at the Enka-Candler Library
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Enka-Candler Library

Jazz Hour LIVE!

Join us at Enka-Candler Library for our first in-person monthly jazz hour on Tuesday, June 22 at 6:30 PM. This is a celebration of the “Great American Songbook” featuring music by Gershwin, Ellington, Porter, and more! Performers: Michael Jefry Stevens- Keyboard, Todd Wright- Saxophones, Zack Page- Bass

This program will be held outside by our community room. We have some picnic tables, chairs will be available, but also feel free to bring your own. For those not quite comfortable with sitting near people, put your windows down and lay back in your car/truck, we’ll be transmitting the performance on FM radio! We’re excited to announce in the following months Griff’s Kitchen and Bar will be open for seating and they’ll be transmitting the performance as well. Want a beverage or dinner while listening to live jazz? Soon you’ll be able to thanks to our little block in Candler.

This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of Enka-Candler Library.

Magnetic in the Smoky Park OUTDOOR SHOW
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

OUTDOOR SHOW

Join us on Tuesday nights for Magnetic’s signature variety show. There will be an exciting mix of comedy, music, theatre, dance, magic and more! Smoky Park Supper Club is offering us their beautiful outdoor venue, and will be selling food and drinks. The event is BYOC (bring your own chair), and we will, of course, be following strict Covid safety protocols. We can’t wait to see you there!

Smoky Park Supper Club + Magnetic Theatre Outdoor Show
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

Join us Tuesday nights, beginning April 13th, as The Magnetic Theatre teams up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live, outdoor variety show. We’ll be filling Smoky Park’s gorgeous, riverside outdoor space with comedy, theatre, music and so much more.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

  • This is a BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) event.
  • In accordance with safety guidelines this show will be staged outdoors, with mask and social distancing protocols enforced. There will also be temperature checks and COVID waivers that need to be signed by each attendee at the gate.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm showtime.
  • We do require that masks be worn at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.
Primus – A Tribute to Kings Rescheduled to August 28, 2021
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Harrahs Cherokee Center Asheville

Primus – A Tribute to Kings

Date of Most Recent Show Date Change: June 26, 2020 at 12:00pm. 
The upcoming “Primus: A Tribute To Kings” tour is being rescheduled.  Primus has been looking forward to celebrating this incredible Rush album, but want to ensure everyone’s health and safety is not at risk. New dates are being worked on at this time and information will become available the moment it’s able to be shared. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates.  A majority of the shows will offer refunds when the new dates are announced up to 30 days.
Please reach out to your original point of purchase with questions regarding refund policies and any other ticket inquiries. Thank you for your understanding and support during this unprecedented time.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 23 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jun 23 @ 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, June 24, 2021
Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 24 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

Thursday Night Live: Patrick O’Neil
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Patrick O’Neil loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since the age of 5, O’Neil has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world. He was awarded a grant at the age of 12 for his musical proficiency, and was accepted at the age of 12 into his pre-college program at the University of South Carolina for cello. He went on to win first place in his youth orchestra’s concerto competition and performed with the orchestra on two separate occasions at the age of 13. He was  accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities for his high-school education, during which he led the ensemble Concertato to win a national award for best high-school orchestra. After graduation he attended USC where he studied with distinguished professor of cello Dr. Robert Jesselson. O’Neil majored in music performance as well as focusing on music pedagogy. During his studies he participated in music festivals such as Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, where he was invited to perform with the music faculty in one of the festival’s featured public performances. His chamber group was chosen to perform throughout the Vermont area presenting Schumann’s Death and the Maiden as a part of the festival’s outreach program. He also went on to win two titles in high school and in college in the Music Teachers National Association’s statewide solo strings competition. O’Neil has performed in masterclasses and private-lesson settings for such acclaimed cellists as Matt Haimovitz, Edward Arron (New York University), Melissa Kraut (Cleveland Institute of Music), and the Juilliard Quartet. O’Neil currently performs with the Asheville Symphony and recently recorded the soundtrack for The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) with members of the Asheville Symphony.

Lawn Concert with Honey Magpie
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

Honey Magpie is an indie-folk band from Chapel Hill, NC whose sound is both traditional and modern, blending classical string instruments and three part harmonies with pop, rock, and indie influences.

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

Open mic Come sing, play, and support fellow artists
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain
The Greenville Chorale Lakeside Patriotic Concert
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
Furman Amphitheater

The Chorale joins the Furman Lakeside Band for an uplifting, entertaining music in celebration of America’s Independence Day.

Friday, June 25, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jun 25 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour Tickets on Sale Now
Jun 25 all-day
Online w/ ticket master

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is proud to announce The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on March 28, 2022. Tickets for the event will go on publicly via ONLINE ONLY on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at BonnarooLife Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands. For more information about this event, please click here.

In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.

Earlier this month, Glass Animals performed “Heat Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band took over Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park and brought it back to life with an electrifying performance—watch HERE. In addition, they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show where they took over a skate rink and used fan submitted footage to fill the television screens behind their performance—watch HERE.

Tickets On Sale Now for the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival!
Jun 25 all-day
Brevard Music Center

This year’s sensational summer season features an exciting, in-depth performance schedule spanning 5 weeks from July 9 through August 8. Highlights include [email protected] “Festival Within a Festival,” the acclaimed BMC Presents series, performances by Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, esteemed Artist Faculty, and more!

SAHAE and AsheJam
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center

3-DAYS OF MUSIC, ARTS, VENDORS AND SAHAE

Join us at for an amazing summertime weekend in Asheville with an outstanding music line-up and a wide variety of vendors, at the SAHAE Expo.

FRIDAY

Kicking off with a Drum Circle that leads into the Asheville Jam Session, Friday brings us a collection of some of Asheville’s most talented artists, with a blend of Americana, jam, roots blues, retro rock & soul. Our headliner to be announced.

RUSS WILSON’S BIG BAND DANCE PARTY
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Center for Art + Entertainment

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Russ Wilson And His Famous Orchestra featuring Wendy Jones take the stage at CAE for your listening and (safe) dancing pleasure with the launch of The Russ Wilson Big Band Dance Party, part of the Show Room Series. Russ and the band play the music of the Big Band Era (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey), enhanced by the vocal stylings of Wendy Jones. From the young to the young at heart, Russ Wilson’s Orchestra makes fingers snap and puts feet on the dance floor!

For 40 years Russ Wilson – singer, drummer, conductor, entrepreneur – has worked as a professional musician and has made a name for himself playing many different styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Country, Gospel, Blues, R&B and Symphonic music.  Of all these, Jazz remains his first true love.

From the THE MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN in 2001 to the RUSS WILSON AND HIS (40 PIECE) CONCERT ORCHESTRA and the Euphonic Ragtime Orchestra in 2016, Russ helms six different performance groups.

An “amateur historian,” he has amassed a collection of over 5000 records (33’s, 45’s, 78’s and cylinders) and 8000 orchestrations dating from the turn of the century to the 1960’s.

The Burnett Sisters Band w/Colin Ray
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

Straddling the lines between folk music and modern bluegrass, this band has worked to create a musical style largely their own. Listeners will note the characteristic laid back, easy listening style of the girls pairs nicely with the hard driving style Colin brings to the stage. All in all, The Burnett Sisters Band w/Colin Ray is a musical experience like no other and one you will want to be sure not to miss!

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

This concert will also be Live Streamed from the Isis Music Hall Facebook Page

Jane Monheit
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

Swing to the sultry sounds of star vocalist Jane Monheit as she joins Brevard’s Director of Jazz Mike Dease and the students and faculty of the BMC Jazz Institute in the closing concert of this year’s [email protected]

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

White Claw Concerts: Mitch Rossell
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Center- TD Stage

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Originally from the hills of East Tennessee, Mitch Rossell is blazing a trail through the world of country music. His prolific songwriting and unique artistry have earned him the unshakable support of fans across the nation and abroad, as well as some pretty famous names (did someone say Garth Brooks?). Rossell’s work caught the attention of Brooks, and in the summer of 2016, he opened for the country music legend on his record-setting world tour. Along with opening, Rossell is a trusted songwriter for Brooks and has credits on his last three singles, including “Ask Me How I Know,” which was his first #1!

Rossell has also released music of his own, including the fan favorite “All I Need To See,” which has garnered over 10 million streams worldwide. His single “2020” was released exclusively on TikTok and received so much attention from fans that, within days, they launched the song to the #1 spot on the iTunes Country Genre Chart and the #5 spot on the All Genre Chart. The music video for “2020” has over 15 million views on Facebook, and the single plays on more than 15 terrestrial radio stations across the US!

Mitch is preparing to release his upcoming single titled “Ran Into You,” featuring the one and only Trisha Yearwood!

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Eleanor Underhill + Friends w/ Chilltonic
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Papadosio Outdoor Stage 2 Day Pass
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Salvage Station

2 Day Pass Outdoor Show

FALLING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ROCK, JAZZ AND DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC MAYHEM WE FIND PAPADOSIO. THE ASHEVILLE, NC BASED QUINTET STRIVES TO CREATE MUSIC THAT IS STRANGELY FAMILIAR, AND CALLS ALL WALKS OF HUMANITY TO BASK IN A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING THE ONE CONSTANT IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD: MUSIC.

Pre-Party Microdosio
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm
Salvage Station

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Microdosio Pre Party

FALLING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ROCK, JAZZ AND DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC MAYHEM WE FIND PAPADOSIO. THE ASHEVILLE, NC BASED QUINTET STRIVES TO CREATE MUSIC THAT IS STRANGELY FAMILIAR, AND CALLS ALL WALKS OF HUMANITY TO BASK IN A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING THE ONE CONSTANT IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD: MUSIC.

Saturday, June 26, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jun 26 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour Tickets on Sale Now
Jun 26 all-day
Online w/ ticket master

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is proud to announce The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on March 28, 2022. Tickets for the event will go on publicly via ONLINE ONLY on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at BonnarooLife Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands. For more information about this event, please click here.

In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.

Earlier this month, Glass Animals performed “Heat Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band took over Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park and brought it back to life with an electrifying performance—watch HERE. In addition, they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show where they took over a skate rink and used fan submitted footage to fill the television screens behind their performance—watch HERE.