July 1 - September 2, 2017, annual summer Saturday events, the 51st 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.
September 13, 2017, 7-10pm, Youth Outright Young Voices annual event - this past year at The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave, with theme: Queer Youth Represent, featuring local artist and former youth Jekksyn Orilyn Smith. Also DJ Deven Balsam. Tickets: $10.
September 29, 2017, 6-10:30pm at Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the grass and watch Birdcage starring Robin Williams.
September 30, 2017, 11am - 7pm at Pack Square Park. Pride Festival with entertainment, food, drinks, and vendors. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Pride Center.
Early October, 2017 (TBD). Three days at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium from Colorado April festival showcasing inspiring adventure films, guests, art performances, eclectic events; outdoor gathering, creative communities; live podcast recordings, discussions, spoken word, dance performances, book signings, art. Regional festivals: Asheville NC, Bellingham WA, and Duluth MN. See updates:
October 19-22, 2017, at Lake Eden and Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC. 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 Mid-May 2018 .
August 2-4, 2018 (TBC), 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.”