Looking for a culinary adventure or a bar crawl? Asheville.com’s food & drink event guide has got you covered.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Open Mic w/ The Lads AVL
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sweeten Creek Brewing

Stop in and join us for an evening of fun! Bring your instrument, your voice, and a mic.

We have the beer covered.

Thursdays, 6-8 pm, weather permitting.

PATIO SHOW: Jeff Santiago + Los Gatos
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Jeff Santiago & Los Gatos play the Grey Eagle patio stage on April 15. A very limited number of reserved seating tickets are available now!
– 6:00PM SHOW
Jeff Santiago is an Asheville, NC based singer/songwriter. The Bronx born musician grew up playing between NYC and Los Angeles before settling in Asheville, NC. There he immersed himself in the intimate, yet rich musical community that this mountain town prides itself on.
That immersion created bonding musical relationships with fellow musicians from diverse musical backgrounds which influence Los Gatos as a band. Their songs sway, they funk, they rock and they pop. The songs lyrically purvay the emotional landscape that make up love, loss and our complicated society. They have shared the stage with artists like Franz Ferdinand, Ozomatli and Scott Weiland.
The band is:
Jeff Santiago – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Josh Chassner – Lead Guitar
Lee White – Bass
Springs Wade – Drums
Coloring and Cocktails
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Spend your Thursday evening with the Museum for some creative fun! Kelly Baisley, school & family programs manager, interviews Appalachia Now! artist Byron Tenesaca about three of his photographic series that relate to the Andean Cosmovision, as well as select drawings and paintings. Following the interview, sit back, relax, and color Tenesaca’s artist-designed coloring sheets while listening to experimental Andean music performed by Natalia Maxi of Alli Yuyaywan. Miranda Escalante, beverage manager of The Montford Rooftop Bar, kicks off the evening teaching us about the classic margarita.

Coloring sheets and Zoom login information will be emailed to participants prior to the program.

  • Learn about Byron Tenesaca’s personal art and commission work on his artist website.
  • Preview the varied experimental sounds of Alli Yayaywan on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Perspective Café is ready to make your Third Thursday delicious in-person too. This evening, guest bartender Miranda Escalante of The Montford Rooftop Bar is mixing up Agave Margaritas in the café and makes a special appearance on the virtual Coloring and Cocktails broadcast. Coloring sheets and color pencils are available in the café, as well as a live feed of the virtual program. Click on the image in the gallery for Escalante’s recipe, or make your favorite version!

Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now! Generous funding for this program provided by Art Bridges.


Peter Bradley Adams
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Peace Center--Genevieve's

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After discovering The Beatles at age five, Adams knew he would be a musician. The Alabama-native spent his childhood mastering different instruments and felt most comfortable hiding in the background. That was until he started Eastmountainsouth, a pioneering effort in the realm of folktronica. After the duo disbanded in 2006, Adams pursued a solo career built on his unique brand of Americana.

Adams is a storyteller first, sharing tales of love and loss, homes and hearts. His songwriting walks the line of fact and fantasy, and when it comes to drawing inspiration directly from an experience or relationship, he tends to be very careful. In doing so, he strikes the perfect balance of setting scenes but leaving room for the listener to make the stories their own. This unique capability comes after years of collaboration with artists who most align with his writing style, including Peace Center favorite Kim Richey.

These days, you will find him putting his classical composition studies to work on a piece for the violin or piano or promoting his most recent album release, A Face Like Mine.

“Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions.”
– Los Angeles Times Magazine

“…one of the 21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring.”
– Wall Street Journal

“…atmospheric Americana style and vocals.”
– Noisey

Official Website

A New Genevieve’s Experience

We are committed to a safe and comfortable return to live music. These concerts provide a listening room feeling while adhering to COVID-19 CDC recommendations. Please note the following:

  • Only 27 tables of four are available, allowing you to enjoy a socially distanced performance with your close family and friends.
  • This concert will not have an intermission.
  • All ticketing, ordering, and payment is touchless.

Click here to learn more.

Food and Beverages

A small bites menu from Table 301 will be available for pre-order along with a selection of wines. Additional wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase at the show. Details will be sent to ticket holders prior to the performance.

We look forward to celebrating a night of live music with you!

Friday, April 16, 2021
Hosted Weekend with High Wire Distilling at Half-Mile Farm
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Half-Mile Farm

As spring settles in to the mountains, Half-Mile Farm is thrilled to welcome Ann Marshall and husband Scott Blackwell, founders of the award-winning High Wire Distilling in Charleston. This boutique distillery is dedicated to making premium, handcrafted, small-batch spirits. Their approach is simple: seek the finest ingredients available and develop recipes using a creative, culinary approach. Scott is a CIA-trained baker and applies his knowledge of artisanal grains and culinary techniques to the spirits he creates. Enjoy a sit-down tasting/presentation with Ann and Scott along with the full array of High Wire spirits.

Brunch B’yahad Virtual
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Online w/ Asheville Jewish Community Center

Brunch B’Yahad is now available through Zoom meeting here.   

Join new and old friends for light brunch, socialization and lively discussion.  Featured guest speakers, and relevant cultural and timely topics will fill our minds.

Son’s of Ralph
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jack of the Wood

The Sons of Ralph are the sons of Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Lewis. In the heart of WNC, these masters of Bluegrass are “The Sons of Ralph”. Martin and Don Lewis, Cousin Steve Moseley, and the “other brother” Ozzie Orengo, Jr. have been playing and singing the unique style of bluegrass music since Ralph’s upbringing in Madison County.

Outdoor Stage: Keller Williams
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Salvage Station

An Evening with Keller Williams

Virginian, Keller Williams, released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC, RAW, SANS, ADD, SPEED and CELL.   Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. Keller’s albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Un-beholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end product is music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, bass, guitar synthesizer and drum samples; a technique called live phrase sampling or “looping”.  The end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.” Keller’s constant evolution has led to numerous band projects as well;  Keller & The Keels, Grateful Grass, KWahtro, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, Grateful Gospel and More Than A Little to name a few. Keller can be found playing clubs and festivals around the U.S. with these projects throughout the year.

The Traveling Pilsburys’ Benefit for Asheville Guitar Bar
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

Come out for a night of fun music with a local band that has been performing for many months outside at the Asheville Guitar Bar in the River Arts District. As the winter weather prevents outside shows and the Guitar Bar is not able to hold any indoor concerts IMH has offered the space in our larger room to host the show.

Mark Goldthwaite, Brad Hodge, Greg Hodge, Dave Wendelin, and Joe Daugherty, 5 of the Asheville Guitar Bar’s locally infamous singer/songwriters, are “The Traveling Pilsburys”. Their easy listening style showcases brilliant vocal harmonies and beautiful, original songwriting. Brotherly ribbing and storytelling keep the evenings’ entertainment light and fun. They seriously can’t help but think themselves funny! It’s not true that they’re only in it for the dough!! This is an incredibly entertaining variety show of easy listening and comic relief.

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

John Mark McMillan
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
John Mark McMillan returns to The Grey Eagle in Asheville NC as part of his “Awake In The Dream” Tour.


The Gray Havens centers around husband/wife Dave and Licia Radford. Since their beginning in 2013, their projects have been hailed as “an imaginative treatment of faith… a visionary quality that’s both playful and enraptured.” They have a knack for creating a listening experience similar to paging through your favorite book, with richly textured compositions and multi-layered lyrics. Releasing their debut EP on NoiseTrade in 2013, and their first full-length album, Fire and Stone, in 2015, the duo has gained a steady following of listeners nationwide.


Their newest release, Ghost of a King, debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts, rewarding listeners with immersive soundscapes and lyrical imagination. From poetic – almost Shakespearean – imagery to grand epics fit for darkened concert halls, to pop music infused with loops and infectious beats, the album possesses a remarkable range. In the context of that refreshing variety, the album stays cohesive thanks to its exploration of the human condition of longing.

PATIO SHOW: Stop Light Observations (duo)
Apr 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Grey Eagle
Stop Light Observations (duo) return to The GE for an intimate patio show on 4/16 at 8:30pm! Grab your reserved seating tickets now.
  • 8PM DOORS / 8:30PM SHOW


Will Blackburn and Kubby of Stop Light Observations – SLO is a 4-piece anti-pop/not rock (but also isn’t not rock) band born and raised in Charleston, SC.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
2021 Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay
Apr 17 all-day
Asheville NC to Greenville SC

The Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay celebrates the beautiful region from Asheville, NC to Greenville, SC. It is a 75-mile team running event traveling from the peaks to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, through local craft breweries, and into quaint southern towns.

The 2021 Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay will be held on April 17, 2021. The first flight of teams will start the relay around 5:00 am in Asheville, NC. Over the next few hours, additional teams will depart on their journey through the Carolinas.

Grab Brunch at River’s End
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
River’s End Restaurant

River's End Restaurant exterior

River’s End Restaurant is an iconic spot for locals and visitors to Bryson City. Enjoy spectacular views of the gorge, with paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Stop in for year-round lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch during the summer season, and choose from a wide range of appetizing entrees, burgers, salads, pizza, and sandwiches. Hang out for a while and enjoy a large selection of signature cocktails, wine, and beer, including local favorites.

In River’s End Restaurant, every seat has a view of the river! Enjoy music by the river and views of paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Join our waitlist online to reserve a table or order online and grab your meal to go, for a sunny lunch right by the river!

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Uncorked
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh.

We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect
for the season!

Uncorked is offered on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion departing on April 17, May 8, July 31, Aug 7, Sept 4 & Dec 31.

Tickets for this specialty experience is $139 per person (Adults 21+ only). Due to the exclusivity of this specialty car, tickets will be selling fast so make sure to reserve your seat today!

Bendy Birds Yoga
Apr 17 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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Quest Brewery Tours
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

[email protected]

Outdoor Stage: Funk You
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm
Salvage Station

Funk You

Friends, fun, and love comprise the ethos of Funk You, a nine-piece musical juggernaut from Augusta, GA. Motivated by the love of live performance and armed with a captivating sonic presence, the band places a healthy helping of soul atop a funky backbeat that continues to evolve after a decade on the road.

PATIO SHOW: The New Rustics at The Grey Eagle
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

The New Rustics return to The Grey Eagle patio stage on Saturday April 17! A very limited number of tickets are available now!
The New Rustics have fused elements of folk, rock, jam, and country to create a high-energy, eclectic, and upbeat sound familiar to many, yet still maintaining authenticity. Bound together by instrumental improvisations and meaningful lyrics, they add a modern-day twist to a classic rock style. The New Rustics have been compared to legendary artists such as The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Little Feat, Uncle Tupelo, Tom Petty, Arlo Guthrie, and the Drive-By Truckers just to name a few. Their catchy melodies will have you singing in no time, but don’t think you’ve got them figured out just yet! Known to change gears on you, they’ll keep fans on their toes while moving their hips!
The Texas Gentlemen
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Grey Eagle
The Texas Gentlemen bring their swagger to The Grey Eagle stage in Asheville NC on Saturday April 17, 2021!


Pop on Floor It!!!, the new and second full-length effort from the Texas Gentlemen, and prepare your eardrums to be hit with everything from woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz (“Veal Cutlass”), to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk (“Bare Maximum”) to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry (“Ain’t Nothin’ New”)—and that’s all in just the first 10 minutes of play time.


While the Gentlemen’s sound is clearly steeped in the classic roots, rock and pop music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, there’s a dreamy (the lilting “Sing Me to Sleep”), spacey (“Skyway Streetcar”) and occasionally progressive (“Dark at the End of the Tunnel”) element to what they do that seems to detach the music from belonging to any particular place and time. Add in elements of funk, soul, country, r&b, southern rock, gospel and essentially any other style that catches their musically omnivorous ears; an expansive and detailed approach to arrangement that sees the songs adorned with all manner of horns, strings and heavenly background vocals (“Hard Road”) and you have a collection of tunes that is more than just a mere album. Rather, Floor It!!! is a rich and righteous ride.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Grab Brunch at River’s End
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
River’s End Restaurant

River's End Restaurant exterior

River’s End Restaurant is an iconic spot for locals and visitors to Bryson City. Enjoy spectacular views of the gorge, with paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Stop in for year-round lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch during the summer season, and choose from a wide range of appetizing entrees, burgers, salads, pizza, and sandwiches. Hang out for a while and enjoy a large selection of signature cocktails, wine, and beer, including local favorites.

In River’s End Restaurant, every seat has a view of the river! Enjoy music by the river and views of paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Join our waitlist online to reserve a table or order online and grab your meal to go, for a sunny lunch right by the river!

Bluegrass Brunch
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jack of the Wood

Jack’s Bluegrass Brunch is every Sunday! Our menu kicks off at 12Noon with live tunes by Supper Break from 1-3pm. Try our $6 Bloody Mary or Mimosa, or grab a $15 Bottles of Champagne & OJ! Try one of our tasty brunch specials or order from our artisanal sandwich menu. Sláinte Y’all!

JAZZ BRUNCH Free · One World West
Apr 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
One World West Brewing

Soul Jazz Sundays with Taylor Pierson Trio
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company

Soul Jazz Sundays with Taylor Pierson Trio

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with The Taylor Pierson Trio every Sunday through April.

Food Truck Sundays
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Archetype Brewing

In conjunction with Sunday Sessions Live (and virtual) music: Food Truck Sundays will bring a new or rotating “staff favorite” cuisine each week to the Beechams Curve offerings.
Gan Shan West, our main culinary provider 6 days a week, is closed on Sundays. Enjoy the convenience, delicious variety and the music – all in one Sunday Funday stop!

The John Henrys
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

The John Henrys have been entertaining loyal, local audiences as the house band at 5 Walnut Winebar in downtown Asheville every Tuesday night for ten years . The band features Jon Corbin and Hank Bones on guitars, Taylor Pierson on piano, Kevin Kehrberg on bass, Lyndsay Pruett on violin and Russ Wilson on Vocals. Specializing in a mixture of Gypsy Jazz, Standards (Great American Songbook), Swing, Country and originals the group makes fun, happy music on the fly. This performance is not to be missed!

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

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Empower Hour
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Smoky Park Supper Club + Magnetic Theatre Outdoor Show
Apr 20 @ 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.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Wednesday Kid’s Night! Chick-fil-A Asheville Mall
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chick-fil-A Asheville Mall

Join us EVERY Wednesday night for Kid’s Night! Children receive a free four-count kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal. See you on Wednesdays!

Beer Run with Wild Bill
Apr 21 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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RJ Rockers Brewery Tour
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!

226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com