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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.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.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart: Collaborating with Ilana Davidson
May 30 all-day
online

BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart discusses his deep connection with the music of Mahler and collaborating with his dear friend Ilana Davidson. Listen to a performance of the fourth movement with Lockhart, Davidson, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra from July 25, 2014.

[email protected]: Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
May 30 all-day
online

BMC favorite Gil Shaham shares a special at-home performance of the first movement of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043. Adele Anthony performs the violin 1 solo, Shaham performs the violin 2 solo, and colleagues Colin Jacobsen (violin, viola) and Eric Jacobsen (cello) supply the orchestral accompaniment.

[email protected]: Tribute to Cellist Lynn Harrell
May 30 all-day
online
BMC favorite Johannes Moser shares a personal tribute to cellist Lynn Harrell, who passed away in April 2020. Featured soloist collaborators are Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon, Amanda Forsyth, Zlatomir Fung, Alban Gerhardt, Mischa Maisky, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christian Poltéra, Jan Vogler, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Brevard Music Center: Around The Web Live-streamed updated weekly
May 30 all-day
online

Around The Web

Live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from around the web, updated weekly.

Cold Mountain Music Festival Rescheduled August 14-15
May 30 all-day
Cold Mountain Music Festival at Lake Logan 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane

A message from the founders of Cold Mountain Music Festival:

To our Cold Mountain Music Festival, Lake Logan, and Camp Henry families,

In recent weeks, we have stood alongside our nationwide cohort of festival organizers to witness the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic and assess how it would impact our 2020 event schedule. While we originally hoped the situation would be subdued in time for our June gathering, we have also kept a watchful eye on the trajectory of this outbreak and have learned that the likelihood of this occurrence is slim.

In the interest of public safety, the 4th Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival will be postponed until August 14-15, 2020. While we can not yet reveal the exact lineup details, rest assured that we have been able to preserve the majority of originally scheduled artists. The talent team is working diligently to put the finishing touches on the new bill and will be ready to announce next week.

All previously-reserved tickets will be valid for the new festival date. In the event that you are unable to attend this August, you may contact ([email protected]) to secure a refund on your ticket purchase. All refund requests must be made before May 15.

Cold Mountain Music Festival is proud to announce the lineup for its 4th annual event happening June 5-6, 2020 at the picturesque Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC. GRAMMY-winning newgrass pioneer Sam Bush Band will headline the weekend-long retreat, with additional appearances by fast-rising alt-country sensation Charley Crockett, West Coast folk-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper, critically acclaimed troubadour Amythyst Kiah, plus regional powerhouses Futurebirds, Sierra Ferrell, and more.

With less than half a decade of programming under its belt, Cold Mountain Music Festival has already been recognized as one of the Southeast’s best goldmines for live music, outdoor recreation, and family-oriented activities. Located just outside of Asheville in one of Western North Carolina’s most pristine stretches of land, Cold Mountain utilizes the vibrant Pisgah National Forest as its playground, and encourages exploration throughout the two-day immersive experience. At the heart of the festival site is the glistening Lake Logan, which boasts plenty of swimming, paddle-boarding, and fishing. Paired with performances by some of live music’s leading forces on the scene and plenty of kid-friendly offerings, the upcoming Cold Mountain Music Festival will offer the trifecta of rustic summer experiences.

Weekend passes are on sale now on the Cold Mountain Music website. General admission passes are available for $75, and youth passes for those aged 12-17 can be purchased for $40 apiece. Overnight camping spots and catered breakfast meal tickets are also available for $75 (per site) and $12-$15 (per person), respectively. Group discounts may be applied for parties of 15 or more. Enter the code DioWNC at checkout to purchase each pass (minimum 15) for $60 each. Cold Mountain Music Festival is presented by Ingles Markets, with partners iHeartMedia and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority. For more information, visit www.coldmountainmusic.org. A complete lineup can be found below.

Digital BMC: Open Air Brevard Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
May 30 all-day
online

Open Air Brevard

Enjoy featured re-broadcasts of Open Air Brevard, produced by 89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additional broadcasts co-produced by BPR Classic in Asheville, North Carolina. Check back regularly for new episodes!

Also Sprach Zarathustra (opens in new tab)

Posted May 21, 2020; originally aired in the 2013 and 2016 seasons

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Tone poem and the opening theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

Jean-Louis Steuerman, piano
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor

Digital BMC: TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor
May 30 all-day
online

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

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Brevard Music Center Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Recorded live on July 27, 2018,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard, NC.

White Horse Black Mountain Live Stream Music
May 30 all-day
Online

Are you as tired as I am of hearing about viruses, social distancing, face masks and the like? Unfortunately, I’m forced to the reality that we’re going to be dealing with this thing for a while. It’s a real menace we ignore at our own peril. So…what’s a live music venue to do?
Well, to begin with, it’s a self-answering question. White Horse, as a listening venue with audience, is closed for at least a little while longer. We miss it terribly.
Our answer has been the high quality live stream, White Horse Live. Not that we’re the only ones streaming, far from it. But our endeavor is to up the quality ante as much as we can. Clear sound, professional grade picture, five camera shots and a truly personal look at some of White Horse’s favorite artists.
In the process I think we’ve discovered something. Live streaming is really its own sub-genre of entertainment. Nothing else is quite like it, especially if the quality envelope is constantly being pushed. They’re incredibly musical. The viewer learns more about the artists since a stream is often more revealing. And I think one tends to go away with more insight into what’s been in the artist’s process, his or her heart. Not to mention you can take all this in on your couch.
We look forward to getting back in to the live-with-audience groove but we’re very happy indeed to have discovered for ourselves the intimacy and musicality of the stream. In fact, we plan to keep doing them even when we’re able to return to business as usual (you notice I avoided the  work “normal”). And who knows what may transpire in the stream department? We have ideas.
Jangling Sparrows Fly Into Frog Level Brewing Company Live Music
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Frog Level Brewing Company

Must be 21 and over.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Paul Edelman fronts Jangling Sparrows, whose salt-of-the-Earth, Americana-flavored Roots-Rock has been favorably reviewed by such national publications as Glide Magazine, The Alternate Root, and Music Connection, among others.

 

Jangling Sparrow’s latest album “Bootstraps and Other America Fables” was released last October. “The songs are meant to tell stories of struggle, character, and perseverance, both on the large and small scale,” explains Edelman.

 

The 4th Annual Cat Fly Film Fest May 29th-31st FREE Livestream!
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – May 31 @ 7:00 pm
live stream

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The 4th Annual Cat Fly Film Fest arrives May 29th-31st 2020, in the form of a FREE Livestream!

WHAT IS CAT FLY?

Cat Fly is an Asheville-based, non-profit film festival that highlights and supports up-and-coming indie filmmakers of the Southeast. Since 2017 we have cultivated a spirited & inclusive collective of homegrown filmmakers.

In the light of COVID-19, we have pivoted our festival to an online platform. Join us for our three day event of screenings, performances, special guests and surprises celebrating our dynamic community of talented & passionate future collaborators.

LINEUP
www.catflyfilmfest.com/program

Later this summer (quarantine measures depending) we will have a 1 night makeup event at The Orange Peel, featuring the Audience Favorites from the livestream, and a music headliner TBA.

#catflyandchill
#catflyordie

Sunday, May 31, 2020
BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart: Collaborating with Ilana Davidson
May 31 all-day
online

BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart discusses his deep connection with the music of Mahler and collaborating with his dear friend Ilana Davidson. Listen to a performance of the fourth movement with Lockhart, Davidson, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra from July 25, 2014.

[email protected]: Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
May 31 all-day
online

BMC favorite Gil Shaham shares a special at-home performance of the first movement of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043. Adele Anthony performs the violin 1 solo, Shaham performs the violin 2 solo, and colleagues Colin Jacobsen (violin, viola) and Eric Jacobsen (cello) supply the orchestral accompaniment.

[email protected]: Tribute to Cellist Lynn Harrell
May 31 all-day
online
BMC favorite Johannes Moser shares a personal tribute to cellist Lynn Harrell, who passed away in April 2020. Featured soloist collaborators are Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon, Amanda Forsyth, Zlatomir Fung, Alban Gerhardt, Mischa Maisky, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christian Poltéra, Jan Vogler, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Brevard Music Center: Around The Web Live-streamed updated weekly
May 31 all-day
online

Around The Web

Live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from around the web, updated weekly.

Digital BMC: Open Air Brevard Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
May 31 all-day
online

Open Air Brevard

Enjoy featured re-broadcasts of Open Air Brevard, produced by 89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additional broadcasts co-produced by BPR Classic in Asheville, North Carolina. Check back regularly for new episodes!

Also Sprach Zarathustra (opens in new tab)

Posted May 21, 2020; originally aired in the 2013 and 2016 seasons

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Tone poem and the opening theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

Jean-Louis Steuerman, piano
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor

Digital BMC: TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor
May 31 all-day
online

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

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Brevard Music Center Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Recorded live on July 27, 2018,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard, NC.

White Horse Black Mountain Live Stream Music
May 31 all-day
Online

Are you as tired as I am of hearing about viruses, social distancing, face masks and the like? Unfortunately, I’m forced to the reality that we’re going to be dealing with this thing for a while. It’s a real menace we ignore at our own peril. So…what’s a live music venue to do?
Well, to begin with, it’s a self-answering question. White Horse, as a listening venue with audience, is closed for at least a little while longer. We miss it terribly.
Our answer has been the high quality live stream, White Horse Live. Not that we’re the only ones streaming, far from it. But our endeavor is to up the quality ante as much as we can. Clear sound, professional grade picture, five camera shots and a truly personal look at some of White Horse’s favorite artists.
In the process I think we’ve discovered something. Live streaming is really its own sub-genre of entertainment. Nothing else is quite like it, especially if the quality envelope is constantly being pushed. They’re incredibly musical. The viewer learns more about the artists since a stream is often more revealing. And I think one tends to go away with more insight into what’s been in the artist’s process, his or her heart. Not to mention you can take all this in on your couch.
We look forward to getting back in to the live-with-audience groove but we’re very happy indeed to have discovered for ourselves the intimacy and musicality of the stream. In fact, we plan to keep doing them even when we’re able to return to business as usual (you notice I avoided the  work “normal”). And who knows what may transpire in the stream department? We have ideas.
Bluegrass Brunch
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

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Every Sunday Except First of Month.

Monday, June 1, 2020
BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart: Collaborating with Ilana Davidson
Jun 1 all-day
online

BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart discusses his deep connection with the music of Mahler and collaborating with his dear friend Ilana Davidson. Listen to a performance of the fourth movement with Lockhart, Davidson, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra from July 25, 2014.

[email protected]: Tribute to Cellist Lynn Harrell
Jun 1 all-day
online
BMC favorite Johannes Moser shares a personal tribute to cellist Lynn Harrell, who passed away in April 2020. Featured soloist collaborators are Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon, Amanda Forsyth, Zlatomir Fung, Alban Gerhardt, Mischa Maisky, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christian Poltéra, Jan Vogler, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Brevard Music Center: Around The Web Live-streamed updated weekly
Jun 1 all-day
online

Around The Web

Live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from around the web, updated weekly.

Digital BMC: TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Jun 1 all-day
online

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

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Brevard Music Center Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Recorded live on July 27, 2018,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard, NC.

Bluegrass Music with LEATHERWOODs
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Radio Station Live Music

LIVE on the “air” at WGWG.org on MONDAY nights 8PM. Listen in on your computer, android device or phone through WGWG.org.

Primus – A Tribute to Kings
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
Harrahs Cherokee Center Asheville

Primus – A Tribute to Kings

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart: Collaborating with Ilana Davidson
Jun 2 all-day
online

BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart discusses his deep connection with the music of Mahler and collaborating with his dear friend Ilana Davidson. Listen to a performance of the fourth movement with Lockhart, Davidson, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra from July 25, 2014.

[email protected]: Tribute to Cellist Lynn Harrell
Jun 2 all-day
online
BMC favorite Johannes Moser shares a personal tribute to cellist Lynn Harrell, who passed away in April 2020. Featured soloist collaborators are Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon, Amanda Forsyth, Zlatomir Fung, Alban Gerhardt, Mischa Maisky, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christian Poltéra, Jan Vogler, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Brevard Music Center: Around The Web Live-streamed updated weekly
Jun 2 all-day
online

Around The Web

Live-streamed performances, resources, and activities we love from around the web, updated weekly.

Digital BMC: TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Jun 2 all-day
online

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

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
Brevard Music Center Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Recorded live on July 27, 2018,
at the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium in Brevard, NC.

Tuesday Early Jam
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall