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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2019 CIAssoc Convention
Aug 25 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 pm
Combat Infantrymen's Association

The registration packet for the 2019 Convention is now posted on the CIAssoc web site. All convention information is located under the MEMBERS tab, using the link Annual Convention.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024751174386928/

Summer Fun Photo Contest
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2346811038665486/?event_time_id=2346811091998814

ACAB: Tech Security
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

Presented by: CRASH
This workshop will look at digital security culture w/r/t different threat models: fascists, the state, big data, etc. Some parts will be interactive && participants will get more w/ space phone || computer but everyone should come.

https://www.facebook.com/events/361930301148065/

Asheville’s Organicfest Celebration
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pack Square Park

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #Asheville’s 18th Organicfest celebration will be on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Pack Square Park!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/871480736522637/

Haywood County Fair
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 2:00 am
Haywood County Fairgrounds

Come see us at the fair!

https://www.facebook.com/events/333017124045375/?event_time_id=333017127378708

Asheville Drag Brunch at The Grey Eagle
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Asheville Drag Brunch at The Grey Eagle

Asheville Drag Brunch FUNdraiser for Beloved Asheville 501(c)3 – TWO SHOW TIMES!

Asheville Drag Brunch will host another fun show on Sunday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. AND at 1:00 p.m. at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. The $20 ticket includes a fabulous brunch and the hour-long drag show.

Tickets are on sale now at www.AshevilleDragBrunch.com. Profits from this show benefit BeLoved Asheville 501(c)3 as they help Asheville’s over 550 homeless people year-round.

The family-friendly drag queen entertainment promises to be sing along top-notch fun with plenty of laughter and audience interaction. The show includes performances by professional queens including the Bearded Lady DIVINE, Cliche, Ginger Von Snap, and Katarina Eclipse.

“Drag is an essential pillar of the LGBTQIA community’s history and culture,” show performer DIVINE said. “This event is a fundraiser, yes, but its also an opportunity to showcase Asheville’s incredible local performers, restaurants, and dedication to helping the community. Our brunches are held at different locations, showcase different drag queens, and the profits always benefit local charities so you should drag yourself to brunch every time!”

The $20 tickets are on sale now at www.AshevilleDragBrunch.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/323391281882100/

Sunday Wellness
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Balsam Falls Brewing Co

Take time from your busy life to care for yourself every Sunday at 11 am. Here is an opportunity to start your morning off the right way. A one hour session includes stretching, breathing, and the relaxation you need. A pint of beer will be waiting for you when you are done.

The only things you need area mat and yourself!

https://www.facebook.com/events/711687645894536/?event_time_id=712323965830904

YOGA!
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Balsam Falls Brewing Co

Need something exciting to start your morning off right! Yoga! Yoga is now the fourth Sunday of the month, starting at 11 am. The session is $10 which includes a pint. Please bring a yoga mat.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2121162047948220/?event_time_id=2166872393377185

ACAB: The Radical Potential of Kitchen Medicine
Aug 25 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

Presented by: Jen S
In this class we will discuss ways that we can harness the accessibility and affordability of kitchen medicine to keep ourselves and our communities healthy. Herbalism should be available on a food stamp budget rather than marketed as a luxury item only available to those who can afford it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2360107650738107/

Local BARK Market
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
plēb urban winery

LET’S BUILD THIS COMMUNITY!

Please join us every last Sunday of the month for our Local BARK Market, hosted by our friends at pleb Urban Winery. We will be featuring an array of locally made goods, rotating food trucks, delicious wine, donation based training booth, and of course some adoptable PUPS! A percentage of the proceeds will go directly towards helping the animals in our care.

We are still accepting new Vendors, so if you are interested in posting up, spending the day with like minded community, and are hoping to support our Woof Meow Rescue mission please reach out to [email protected] More details on participating vendors coming soon.

We are looking forward to spending the day with you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/385303688727104/?event_time_id=385303702060436

Local Sunday
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am
Highland Brewing Company

Celebrate all things local with us every Sunday in the Meadow at our Local Sunday extravaganza. We’ll have local craft vendors and farmers setting up shop for your perusal while Chalwa (2-5pm) lays down the soundtrack for the day.

Plus, there will be yard games and ice cream for the youngin’s and plenty of craft beer for those that are a bit older.

Please keep in mind that the vendors and bounce house are weather-dependent, so fingers crossed for nice weather!!!

Bounce Houses Will Be Onsite:
August 11th
August 25th
Sep.8th
September 22nd

https://www.facebook.com/events/1186018254926618/?event_time_id=1186018301593280

Vintner’s Table Food Truck at Burntshirt Vineyards!
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burntshirt Vineyards

Our Vintner’s Table Food Truck is here for the season! Buy salads, cheese boards, BRAND NEW lobster rolls and more to enjoy with Burntshirt Vineyards wine!

Saturday Hours: 12pm to 6pm
Sunday Hours: 12pm to 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/430291697703807/?event_time_id=430291741037136

ACAB: Nationalisms
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

Presented by: Suad & Mitch
No nations, no states? What does it mean for anarchists to confront nationalism in and across localities and contexts? A conversation and self-reflection around anti-imperialism, cultural identity, xenophobia, and diaspora.

https://www.facebook.com/events/399016930727732/

Family Animal Encounters
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

https://www.facebook.com/events/714700392244282/?event_time_id=714700478910940

Family Animal Encounters
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!

Cost: Included with Park admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1102692779911730/?event_time_id=1102692863245055

The Knotty G’s at Point Lookout Vineyards
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Point Lookout Vineyards

Chuck Knott and “Jill with a G” formed the funky and fun-loving duo known as The Knotty G’s. Established in Asheville, NC, The Knotty G’s travel the country sharing their soul-soaked Americana music and sensibilities, serving up a hearty original recipe of pan-seared-boot-stomping-upbeat tunes, slow-cooked-captivating ballads, and even a few beaten-battered-deep-fried covers. In early Summer 2019 they released One Small Glove, their debut album of nine original songs which highlights their genuine music with a homespun organic feel that captures the flavor of what you’ll get when you see this group live. Since this project’s recent creation, they’ve traveled the east coast and beyond, playing festivals including The Ladybug Festival, Wormtown Music Festival, Strange Creek Campout, and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Nothing short of a stir fry of fun, these characters can certainly satiate even the biggest of musical appetites.

https://www.facebook.com/events/712737295814391/

ACAB: Perspectives of Anarchists Organizing in Rojava
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

We hope to have a secure video conference call to be shown on a projector, wherein we can talk about our collective, the state of the revolution in rojava, armed struggle, broad self defense, internationalism, and more. Our local contact would moderate such a discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/events/406618430200341/

ACAB: Building Alternative Worlds
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

Presented by: Glo Merriweather + ke’ala lopez
Divesting and imagining a different world.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2748969611996021/

One Cello, One Planet: Asheville
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jubilee Community Church

Join us for One Cello, One Planet, a concert series that raises awareness for creation care action. All proceeds go to support the work of the Creation Care Alliance.

Judith Glixon, a former Asheville resident and principal cellist with the Asheville Symphony and the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, returns to WNC to present a one-hour solo cello concert about the urgency of climate change. The music of J. S. Bach (Unaccompanied Suites #2 & 3), Benjamin Britten (final movement of Suite for Cello, Op.72), Maurice Ravel and a recent composition by Daniel Crawford will take listeners through an abridged history of the human race (with an emphasis on Western civilization) from its beginning until today. Ticket sales for the concert will support the work that the Creation Care Alliance does to bring practical and hopeful solutions to our congregations and broader secular communities by engaging hearts and minds through inspiration, education, service, and advocacy. The Creation Care Alliance is a program of MountainTrue, WNC’s champion for clean waters, resilient forests, and healthy communities.

https://www.facebook.com/events/325749494985316/

Sunday Bywater Bluegrass Jam 4-7pm
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Bywater

Bywater Bluegrass Jam Every Sunday from 4-7pm and hosted by Drew Matulich! Come out and enjoy some Bluegrass Music on the French Broad River and bring a friend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/256311128567439/?event_time_id=256311171900768

ACAB: Relationship Anarchy
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Firestorm Books & Coffee

This event is hosted by Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019 please check out our full list of events here Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair 2019

Presented by: Nichole R
“This workshop invites participants to look at interpersonal relationships as a domain for interogating and dismantling domination and ownership culture.

It serves as an introduction to applying an evaluatory anarchistic lens to relationships, especially those traditionally framed (at least nominally) as “”romantic/sexual.””

This is an opportunity to discuss both basics and best practices for challenging conditioned entitlement, and supporting one another’s autonomy in caring community.

We benefit from an outline of some pratices developed by those whove spent years developing ideas about liberatory relating in community, as a jumping off point for activities and discussion in this workshop.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/647148809122315/

Drunken Prayer Homecoming with White Heat, Gold Rose, Unitard
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 5:00 am
Fleetwood's

DRUNKEN PRAYER END OF TOUR PARTY!
We’ll be grilling out all day with tons of music and shenanigans.
White Heat – Asheville’s original hardcore honky tonk band
Drunken Prayer – dislikes wet bread
Gold Rose – Americana Deluxe
Unitard – One-woman-band playing original rock-n-roll songs about heartbreak and housework
Jade Janay Blocker – alt-folk

Plus Unholy Trio’s own DJ Squirl Soup

https://www.facebook.com/events/1042809906107013/

Blue Yonder with Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall

$15 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Blue Yonder return for another lively evening of acoustic honky-tonk, classic Country blues, hard-driving Western swing, toe-tapping Rockabilly, and inspirational anthems.

“It underscores, too, how sounds from another time can be renewed and re-imagined, by creative minds and right hands, in the present moment. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are ridiculously fun.” Rambles.

Seated Lounge Show:: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations

https://www.facebook.com/events/716920038726021/

Feud Time Trivia
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am
Balsam Falls Brewing Co

A new way to play trivia!
Feud Time is a survey-based trivia game with up to 6 players per team & 4 rounds of fun.

https://www.facebook.com/events/316757909191222/?event_time_id=316757995857880

Summer of Harry Potter Trivia!
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am
The Casual Pint (Asheville)

It’s that time again! Join us for our 2nd Summer of Harry Potter Trivia Tournament! Seven consecutive weeks of Harry Potter Trivia! All questions will come directly from the books. Each week will cover various topics including characters, magical creatures, Hogwarts itself and spells used by your favorite witches & wizards!

– Max team size is four per team but it does not need to be the same four people each week. Teams need to email [email protected] to register!

– Grand Prize: the winning team will receive their choice of 4 tickets to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando along with a 3 nights lodging OR instead of the trip each member of the winning team will receive their own $100 Casual Pint Gift Card! Top 5 scores of 7 weeks will be scored to declare a winner!

– Prizes will be awarded to weekly winners as well!

– Be sure to get your team signed up because there is limited space!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1203193369881554/?event_time_id=1203206909880200

A Solo Acoustic Eve w/GRAMMY Winner Mike Farris – [soul / roots]
Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:30 am
Ambrose West

WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC 28806
WHEN: Sunday August 25, 2019
DOORS: 6pm | SHOW: 7pm
AGES: all ages
GENRE: soul / roots / singer-songwriter
TICKETS: $27 adv. / $32 d.o.s. / $40 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)
WEB LISTING: https://ambrosewest.com/shows/

Mike Farris:

WEBSITE: http://www.mikefarrismusic.com/homepage
HEAR SOME MUSIC: https://www.reverbnation.com/mikefarris
SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GLDc-4XdcnU

“Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.”
— Buddy Miller

Known first as the frontman for the critic darlings, The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, Mike Farris has made a name for himself with his passionately-crafted brand of blue eyed soul which includes elements of blues, roots and gospel. It makes for an addictive combination that earned Farris a Grammy award in 2015 for Best Roots/Gospel Album, to follow his 2008 Americana Music Award for best new artist. With a new album out, Silver & Stone, released on Compass Records, Farris continues to wow with his soulful vocals, observant originals and interpretations of soul classics. Farris tours in both solo and band configurations and his renowned Christmas show is stocking-stuffed with so much holiday soul……he’s guaranteed to make the nice list.

https://www.facebook.com/events/601973763616080/

Old Crow Medicine Show | Molly Tuttle
Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 3:00 am
Pisgah Brewing Company

Old Crow Medicine Show with Molly Tuttle
Sunday August 25, 2019
Pisgah Brewing Company Outdoor Stage
Gates: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm
INFO: http://www.pisgahbrewing.com/shows/old-crow-medicine-show/
TIX: https://ocms-pisgah-2019.eventbrite.com
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$1 from each ticket sold will be donated to LEAF Community Arts to benefit their ongoing arts education programs! Treat Yourself and your community!
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Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band was hired to entertain crowds between shows at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

It’s been over nineteen years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). Additionally, their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, received the RIAA’s Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Old Crow Medicine Show has toured the world playing renowned festivals and venues such as: Bonnaroo, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Coachella, London’s Roundhouse, The Ryman Auditorium, The Barclays Center, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Fox Theater Atlanta, The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Central Park NYC, Telluride, the Newport Folk Festival, and several appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. They’ve toured with artists such as Willie Nelson & Family, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine, The Avett Brothers and others.

In 2011, Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America’s vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.

Old Crow Medicine Show now have five studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records – O.C.M.S (2004) and Big Iron World (2006) produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher (2008) produced by Don Was. In 2012, ATO Records released the Ted Hutt produced, Carry Me Back, on which they continued to craft classic American roots music. The band’s album, Remedy (2014), released by ATO Records and also produced by Ted Hutt includes new Old Crow classics like “Sweet Amarillo,” “8 Dogs 8 Banjos,” and “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”.

In 2017 Old Crow Medicine Show released two albums: Best Of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk) and 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Nashville). Best Of is comprised of fan favorites from Old Crows’ three Nettwerk released albums, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde is Old Crow’s reimagined version of Bob Dylan’s classic Blonde On Blonde album. Released via the historic Columbia Records label, it finds Old Crow Medicine Show exploring new territory while paying homage to their biggest influence.

On April 20th, 2018 the band released the Dave Cobb produced, Volunteer, via Columbia Records Nashville. Volunteer is Old Crow’s sixth studio album and was recorded at historic RCA Studio A. The songs illustrate themes that resonate far beyond Old Crow Medicine Show’s diverse fan base, while also showcasing the depth in the group’s songwriting.
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MOLLY TUTTLE

A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, When You’re Ready.

Already crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans for her incredible flatpicking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 26-year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. When You’re Ready, produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist.

Since moving to Nashville in 2015, the native Californian has been welcomed into folk music, bluegrass, Americana, and traditional country communities – even as When You’re Ready stretches the boundaries of those genres. Over the past year, Molly has continued to accumulate accolades, winning Folk Alliance International’s honor for Song of the Year for “You Didn’t Call My Name” and taking home her second trophy for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year (the first woman in the history of the IBMA to win that honor).

“I love so many types of music,” she says “and it’s exciting to be a part of and embraced by different musical worlds, but when I’m creating I don’t think about genres or how it will fit into any particular format – it’s just music.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/2353036248082194/

An Evening with Takenobu
Aug 25 @ 11:30 pm – Aug 26 @ 2:30 am
Isis Music Hall

$15 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Takenobu returns to Isis bringing their ethereal instrumentals and folk harmonies, they’ll be performing old songs and new ones from their 2019 release Conclusion.

Main Stage Seated :: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations

https://www.facebook.com/events/598845960619125/

Monday, August 26, 2019
Marcia Ball at The Grey Eagle
Aug 26 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
The Grey Eagle

Marcia Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world.

With SHINE BRIGHT, Ball set out to, in her words, “Make the best Marcia Ball record I could make.” In doing so, she has put together the most musically substantial, hopeful and uplifting set of songs of her five-decade career. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and recorded in Texas and Louisiana, Shine Bright contains twelve songs (including nine originals), ranging from the title track’s rousing appeal for public and private acts of courage to the upbeat call to action of Pots And Pans, a song inspired by renowned Texas political writer and humorist Molly Ivins. From the humorous advice of Life Of The Party to the poignantly optimistic World Full Of Love, the intensity of Ball’s conviction never wavers while, simultaneously, the fun never stops. Shine Bright is exactly the album Ball set out to make.

For more information see www.marciaball.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/477183296153586/

Pizza Karaoke
Aug 26 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 am
AUX Bar

Come to Aux Bar for Pizza Karaoke Sunday Nights 10pm-2am, there is even free pizza when you sing!

https://www.facebook.com/events/382756985684012/?event_time_id=382757025684008