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 13, 2016, 7-10pm Youth Outright Young Voices annual event at The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave. This year's theme is Queer Youth Represent, featuring local artist and former youth Jekksyn Orilyn Smith.
September 17, 2016 - May 13, 2017 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center. Sep 17: Tchasing Tchaikovsky. Oct 22: In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double. Nov 19: Rhapsody in Blue. Jan 14: Eine Kleine Rhine Musik – Brahms, Haydn, Schumann. Feb 11: Music from Fantasia. Apr 22: The Passion of Chopin. May 13: Mahler’s “Titan.” See more dates:
September 27 - October 1, 2016. TUE 5-8pm Ice Cream Social/ Hop Ice Cream Cafe, 640 Merrimon Ave. WED 7-10pm Bowling Nite/ Sky Lanes, 477 Patton Ave. THU 9pm-12am Miss Blue Ridge Pride Beauty Pageant/ Pride Center. FRI 6-9pm Pride Night/ Pack Square Park. SAT 11:30am-7pm Pride Festival/ thousands gather to celebrate/ Pack Square Park, 121 College St, entertainment, food, drinks, vendors.
October 6-8, 2016. April festival in Carbondale, CO showcases inspiring adventure films, guests, art performances + eclectic events, gathering outdoor and creative communities; live podcast recordings, discussions, spoken word, dance performances, book signings, and art. Regional festivals in Asheville, NC, Bellingham, WA, and Duluth, MN. Past year at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, see update:
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.