April 9, 2016, 10am - 3pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Rd. Featuring businesses that provide wedding services, entertainment, prizes and much more. Marriage education: legal, family, social issues + presentations on trends and customs in same-sex framework. Guest speakers from Buncombe County, American Red Cross, and Campaign for Southern Equality.
April 16, 2016, 8pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center. Verdi’s Requiem -Daniel Meyer, conductor, Asheville Symphony Chorus. All the qualities you expect from Italy’s most celebrated composer - soaring, memorable melodies, bone-crushing sonics, and indelibly Romantic spirit. Next: May 14, Zuill Bailey Returns -Daniel Meyer, conductor, Zuill Bailey, cello.
May 12-15 + October 20-23, 2016, at Lake Eden and Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC. May 2016 theme: World Fusion/ Cuban Spice! New music, art/ culture from around the world twice a year, Spring + Fall by the lake, under the sun/ stars, in the mountains. 4 days, 4 stages, jam tent, healing arts, poetry, African drum circle, ... continuous wonderment/ celebration. Also: May 11-14, 2017.
July 2 - September 3, 2016, annual summer Saturday events, the 50th season at Pack Square Park's Roger McGuire Green. Folk festival; traditional music, dance + storytelling of Southern Appalachian Mountains. Concessions available. Come experience the beautiful music and dance traditions of the region on a summer evening in the mountains.
August 4-6, 2016, Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Since 1928, mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, dancers, balladeers and others have come to enjoy themselves “along about sundown” the first weekend in August at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.-- “along about sundown” each first weekend of August.
September 29 - October 1, 2016. THU Ms Blue Ridge Pride Pagent at Scandals, 11 Grove St. FRI Pride Night at Pack Square Park. SAT 11:30am - 7pm Pride Festival with thousands of people gathering to celebrate at Pack Square Park, 121 College St, entertainment, food, drinks, vendors.