Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Sunday, September 27, 2020
“New Blue Horizon” by David Wilcox with Dig Local Spotify Playlist
Sep 27 all-day

David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell. Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.”

Listen to his song New Blue Horizon on our playlist.

Other songs we’ve added this week are:

 Check out our playlist on Spotify

and tell us which local artist or band you dig the most!

$40 million Small Business Relief Program NC Dept. of Commerce
Sep 27 all-day
Tuesday, September 22nd Governor Roy Cooper announced that some NC small businesses experiencing disruptions to their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible and benefit from a $40 million relief program to help offset fixed costs like rent, mortgage interests, and utility bills.
The NC Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief (MURR) is administered by the NC Department of Commerce and can provide up to $20,000 in relief funds per qualifying business location. Business applicants from certain industry sectors that have not been able to operate during COVID-19 may apply for up to two of their businesses.
Applicants can apply for up to four months of mortgage interest or rent expenses, and utility expenses. The help offers relief for some of the fixed costs a business cannot easily control on its own. Applications to the program should open next week and will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must certify that they were closed during the period of April 1 to July 31, 2020; they expect to be able to operate after the COVID crisis has passed; and they have not been reimbursed by any other federal source for the expenses they seek to reimburse through this program.
Eligible applicants include:
  • Amusement Parks
  • Banquet Halls (with catering staff)
  • Bars, taverns, night clubs, cocktail lounges
  • Bingo parlors
  • Bowling alleys/centers
  • Dance halls
  • Indoor fitness and recreation centers
  • Motion picture/movie theaters (except drive-ins)
  • Museums
100 Days and 100 Ways to Get Ready for Election Day
Sep 27 all-day

100 Days and 100 Ways to Get Ready for Election Day

FIND INFO AT:  https://www.lwv.org/blog/100-days-and-100-ways-get-ready-election-day?utm_source=MonthlyHighlights&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July2020

2020 Preservation Grant winners Preservation Society of Asheville + Buncombe County
Sep 27 all-day
We need your help!
In October, we will be announcing the final round of our 2020 Preservation Grant winners.  In two years, we will have awarded nearly $53,000 to fund education programming, brick-and-mortar repairs and National Register nominations.  This program has allowed communities to be proactive in preserving and promoting the places that are important to them!
Every grant round, we are inspired by the wonderful projects we get the opportunity to be a part of.   Most importantly, this program has helped us reach our underserved communities.  But there is so much more work to be done!
An Abundant Time of Year: How-to Food Preservation
Sep 27 all-day
Online article
Learn to make dilly beans, salsa, fruit butter, and more!
Are You an Arts Ally?
Sep 27 all-day

Show everyone that you are an Arts Ally and help fund programs and services that support the entire local arts community.

+ Individual ($8.50/mo or $100/yr)
+ Dual ($17/mo or $200/yr)
+ Corporate ($500-$1,000/ yr)

Your membership funds programs and services that support the entire local arts community.

  • Successfully advocated for Grassroots Arts Program grants to be used for operating support instead of programs this year
  • Successfully advocated for nonprofits to be eligible for One Buncombe funding
  • Worked closely with Arts NC and the NC Arts Council to support the arts at the state and local level
  • Kept Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners informed of impacts to the arts sector
  • Launched the #AVLArtsMatter campaign
  • Launched the #WNCArtsMatter campaign
  • Attended ongoing meetings of the Western Arts Agencies of NC, Asheville Area Arts Council Arts Advisory Council, Buncombe County Schools Arts Advisory Council, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Association Committee, and BCTDA’s Tourism Partner Organization Committee
  • Leadership Asheville panelist- Asheville Open for Business? – Next Steps (6/24)
  • Grants Presentation for the Asheville African American Business Association (8/18)
  • Asheville Rotary Club speaker- State of the Arts Sector (8/27)

Coming soon

  • Keynote speaker for Olli’s Arts Day- State of the Art Sector (11/3)
Asheville Walking Tour
Sep 27 all-day
This insider excursion provides you with tips and local secrets about the best way to do Asheville on a budget! You will have a better understanding of how Asheville became the unique, quirky city you see now and learn everything we are doing to “Keep Asheville Weird.” This is the only tip-based walking tour, allowing you to pay what you think it’s worth. We will follow the urban trail, stopping along the way to taste donuts, gin and honey for free and finish the tour with some special beer tastings at one of the best local breweries in South Slope! I want you to know and love my city as much as I do and I am excited to share this experience with you!
  • I have been living in Asheville for about 3 years now
  • I have been on many tours myself and know what is good :)
  • I speak English, Spanish & Portuguese
  • I believe you should only have to pay exactly what you believe it is worth to you and here is your chance!
  • Satisfaction guaranteed or it’s free!
  • You will reap all the benefits of my connections to the community with all offers and discounts
  • I offer personalized itinerary planning, officially or unofficially
  • I am also just a lot of fun to be around ;)
Behind the Screen Podcast About Auditions
Sep 27 all-day

BMC Staff Picks From Around the Web

Behind the Screen
Podcast About Auditions

Join hosts JT Kane and Matt Corey and special guests as they go behind the scenes of orchestras and auditions.

Black Folks Camp Too Initiative
Sep 27 all-day


Black Folks Camp Too launched as a marketing initiative aimed at connecting Black individuals with camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Founder Earl B. Hunter was inspired by his son, Dillion, during a three month RV road trip in which they met only one other black family.

Blue Ridge Community College Automotive Apprenticeship Program
Sep 27 all-day
Blue Ridge Community College

The inaugural class of the automotive apprenticeship program has kicked off at Blue Ridge Community College. The apprentices were presented with shop towels to mark the beginning of their time in the program.

The inaugural class of the automotive apprenticeship program has kicked off at Blue Ridge Community College. The apprentices were presented with shop towels to mark the beginning of their time in the program.

Earn while you Learn!

  • Get paid full time—go to class 1 day/week and work 4 days/week
  • Free college tuition
  • Finish with a credential in your field
BMC Around The Web: Living Room Live Rebroadcasts
Sep 27 all-day

Living Room Live Rebroadcasts
Relive this summer’s concerts from Living Room Live! Viewers can stream past performances by a wide variety of artists including harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham, violinist Rachel Podger, cellist Colin Alexander, pianist George X. Fu, and many more. Watch these programs anytime you want from home!

Bob Moog Foundation Announces Trifecta Raffle
Sep 27 all-day

The raffle will offer three separate prizes to three separate winners: first prize, Moog Source, serial number 2628 (valued at $2,800); second prize, an updated Moog Prodigy, serial number 3078 (valued at $2,500); and the Moog Rogue, serial number 3674 (valued at $1,500) as third prize. The Moog Source and Moog Rogue were expertly restored by Tone Tweakers. The Prodigy was expertly restored by Wes Taggart, who also updated the instrument with a Synthrotek MST MIDI-to-CV Converter, which allows control of the Prodigy from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, velocity routing, aftertouch or mod wheel MIDI messaging directly to the cutoff frequency of the Prodigy’s world-famous Moog filter.

All three synthesizers share the robust Moog build and rich sound quality as well as a shared technical lineage rooted in the legendary Minimoog, which is widely known as the most iconic, archetypal analog synthesizer of all time. The Rogue and Prodigy are renowned for their deep bass and flexible modulation capabilities while the Source is lauded for its rich sound, and for its sequencers, sample and hold, arpeggiator, presets, and unique data wheel.

Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Sep 27 all-day

Our 2020 Raffle is happening now! We are proud to partner with Hunter Automotive Group in Hendersonville, NC, in this year’s raffle! Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so get yours online today! You may also call 828-862-2138 to order tickets over the phone.

Our winner will have ultimate flexibility in choice of model: ANY New 2020 Volvo or Subaru from Hunter Automotive Group with a MSRP up to $50,000!

Thank you to all raffle purchasers! Your purchase directly supports the Brevard Music Center!

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 30.

Buncombe County Area Meal Sites
Sep 27 all-day
Buncombe County

Find locations around Buncombe County working hard to feed our community.

FOR STUDENTS: text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

View meal sites by geographical area, day of the week, and/or service type offered.

Buncombe County Parks Playgrounds Open with New Guidance
Sep 27 all-day
Buncombe County Parks

Hiker with camera on a log

Playground openings.

Some areas remain closed including restrooms and picnic shelters. Paddle boat, water trike, and Jon boat rentals will not be available until further notice.

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Parks are open spaces to exercise for no or little cost, places for hurried individuals to reconnect with nature, and community areas to connect with neighbors and preserve culture. While these facilities and areas can offer mental and physical health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Guidance for Park Visitors

  • Remember that ongoing community spread of COVID-19 continues. Practice the three Ws:
    • Wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when you go out or are around others.
    • Wait at least six feet apart from and avoid close contact with others who do not live in your household.
    • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Stay home if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.
  • Wash your hands before leaving home and bring sanitizer or wipes, water, and sunscreen. No restrooms or water fountains are currently open.
  • Maintain at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and anyone who does not live in your household.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 persons.
  • Playgrounds are subject to regular cleaning, but the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread when kids touch contaminated objects, and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Picnic shelters remain closed.
  • Keep it moving when using trails and step aside to let others pass. At some parks, trails may be marked as one-way only.
  • Limit your park time so that others can also safely enjoy the space.
  • Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter to help minimize invasive species, bank erosion, and water pollution.
  • Let us know how you’re enjoying your parks! Tag Recreation Services on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #IHeartBCParks.
Buncombe County Remembrance Project
Sep 27 all-day

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) National Memorial for Peace and Justice nationwide initiative for individual counties throughout the United States.

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project is a collaborative approach utilizing a diverse community coalition led by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The Buncombe Community Remembrance Project aims to acknowledge and remember individuals lynched in Buncombe County, as well as to:

  • More Accurately Reflect History of Racial and Economic Injustice and Inequity

  • Heal from the Silent Trauma Surrounding Racial Violence:

    • Jim Crow
    • Lynchings
    • Mass Incarceration
    • Violence in Communities
    • State Sanctioned Violence
    • Contemporary Racial Trauma and Violence
    • Such as “Black Lives Matter”
  • Foster Local Conversations and Reflections Concerning Community Healing

  • Community Healing Through

    • Truth Telling
    • Educational Programming
    • Reconciliation Events
    • Transforming Narrative
Cades Cove Loop Lope
Sep 27 all-day
Cades Cove Loop Lope
Carpooling is essential to maximizing participation in this race. Only 100 vehicle passes will be available for purchase for an additional fee when registration opens. Registrants who do not purchase a vehicle pass must either carpool with a passholder they know or utilize the group transportation option which will be provided by Friends of the Smokies.
Event Date: Sunday November 8, 2020
EVENT: VIRTUAL 5K – 10/25/20-11/8/20
Can’t join us in person? Participate virtually! A virtual race can be run (or walked!) anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill, and anytime. This is a great way to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a day, time, and place that works for your schedule. All virtual runners will receive a race t-shirt and undated finisher’s medallion via mail.
Price: $75.00 Race Fee + $4.50 SignUp Fee
Center For Craft Artist Grants
Sep 27 all-day

Craft Futures Fund

The Craft Futures Fund will support craft communities throughout the United States and their creative responses to COVID-19. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community, and amplify impact.

Classical New York Presents Stewart Goodyear
Sep 27 all-day

Staff Picks From Around the Web

Classical New York
Presents Stewart Goodyear

Pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear joins host Zev Kane on WQXR Classical New York.

Community Recreation Grant Applications Now Open
Sep 27 all-day

Buncombe County has opened the 2020-2021 application cycle of the Community Recreation Grants program. The grants are part of other countywide initiatives that help make Buncombe County a place everyone from infants to retirees has the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and successful. The program is intended to help community nonprofits make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress that align with the Buncombe 2025 plan. Grants range in amounts from $500-$6,000, depending on the number of qualifying applicants.


Eligible entities include Buncombe County nonprofits focused on providing equitable access to recreational, fitness, cultural, and wellness activities to the public at no- or low-cost. These funds are intended to be a leveraging tool that promote partnerships between the County and area nonprofits and are not a donation, funding stream, or sponsorship opportunity. Programs applying for funding should align with the Buncombe 2025 plan’s focus areas, as well as embody the spirt of Buncombe County Recreation Services’ mission: Connect Communities. Preserve Culture. Change Lives.

Projects funded in the past have included creative placemaking, increasing safe connections to a wider range of play and wellness activities for underserved residents, supporting access to experiences that preserve regional and international cultures, improvements to public athletic fields and fitness courses, expanding environmental education, building food security through community gardens, and establishing multigenerational outdoor spaces for neighbors to connect with each other and foster community pride.

Want to apply?

Application, guidelines, and a list of 2019-2020 recipients are available online. Questions should be directed to [email protected].

The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. The Community Recreation Grant Committee will notify all applicants via email no later than Friday, Nov. 15, 2020.