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.

Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival @ Dickson County Fair Grounds
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – May 25 @ 5:00 pm

You are cordially Invited to the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival. More details coming soon.


LaZoom Comedy Night: Adam Christie @ LaZoom Tours
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 12:00 am

Adam Christie is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer who has worked on many acclaimed television shows such as Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC), Schitt’s Creek (POPTV), and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC). In 2018 Adam taped TV gala performances at both the Just for Laughs comedy festival, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Adam most recently appeared at the Ashville Comedy Festival, and later this year will embark on a 25-date theater tour across Ontario. Adam is also the former host of The Zone and The Zone Weekend on YTV, where he once beat a 12-year-old girl in a free throw shooting competition. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Toronto.

ages 18+
Tickets $8 advance, $12 day of


Soohan + An-ten-nae | Asheville Music Hall @ Asheville Music Hall
May 24 @ 9:30 pm – May 25 @ 2:00 am

Show: 9:30PM (Doors: 9PM)
Tickets: $15/$18/$20 – all tickets are GA
Ages: 21+


Long known within the festival community as a skilled performer, remixer, and producer, Maryland’s SOOHAN (Stephen Suchan) has been taking over the underground and mainstream with a steady output of the most creative sample-based work since the likes of Girl Talk and DJ Shadow. Entering 2018 with 5 albums and full-length projects under his belt, for a combined 2 million plays, he has singularly redefined success for the independent electronic musician, forging strong, personal, and lasting connections with musicians, industry, and fans alike across his extensive travels.
Newcomers to Soohan will find a treasure trove of remixed and sample-based works, celebrating regional dance and folk music the world over, with bass-heavy reinterpretation bringing sounds to enthusiastic audiences who would never otherwise experience them. Soohan’s creative process has put him in touch with countless originators and musicians from all corners of the world, brokering a unique brand of global celebration and appreciation all too rare in modern remix culture. This year, he sets his sights on new original productions, in addition to more remixes and sample-based work that has made the bedrock to his sound.
Stay tuned as new sounds and shows emerge from Soohan in 2018.

music: https://soundcloud.com/soohan


An*Ten*Nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. This sound is called Acid Crunk, and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for pure BASS devastation.

An*Ten*Nae is a low frequency emitter transmitting and remixing music on the fly, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. HisGenre bending, “Acid Crunk compilations” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 1,000,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as rocking the charts on iTunes, Juno Digital and a host of other sites. With an album in the works and the ever growing Acid Crunk series running at full steam, we see no end in site for the ever changing chameleon known as An*Ten*Nae.

“An-ten-nae goes for the lowest, loudest bass on this reworking of the track “Hold the Line,” which also features Santigold on vocals.” – XLR8R

“He produces the kind of stinkin’ Bass heavy beats that make you nod your head so hard it gives you a concussion. ” & “He’s come up with probably our favourite name to describe the sound so far, infact from now on it is Acid Crunk.” – Chrome Kids

“This Oakland/San Fransico based producer has been on the game for over 10 years, starting out producing everything from electronica, to breaks, to dubstep; and creating his own staple in the bass music realm dubbed “Acid Crunk”. He is what we call a “Trendsetter” in the world of Bass Music.” – Run The Trap

music: http://soundcloud.com/an-ten-nae


STIG at The One Stop @ The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
May 24 @ 10:00 pm – May 25 @ 2:00 am

Genre: Psychedelic Neo-Funk
Cover: $5 Suggested Donation @ Door
Show: 10PM
Ages: 21+


STIG is an all-instrumental psychedelic neo-funk band based out of Asheville, North Carolina, consisting of 5 best friends from a myriad of places both geographically and musically, including Ryan Stigmon on saxophone, Thomson Knoles on keyboards, Artie Sadtler on bass, Jack McChesney on drums, and Riley Hoover on guitar. They are individually influenced by jazz, funk, metal, bluegrass, psychedelic rock, and beyond. A day in the STIG tour van is soundracked by an absurd potluck of 5 musical brains and their live shows artfully weave their improvisational nature with tight communication and 3 years of playing and growing together, to create a high energy, exploratory and engaging experience.

STIG’s music is the culmination of a democratic and highly collaborative song-writing process – their tunes are all original and always written as a group to fuse each member’s genre-crossing influences. Since forming while at Berklee College of Music in Boston, STIG has been touring the country non-stop, and developing community around their music in the Southeast region.

From opening for the likes of Aqueous, Nicki Bluhm and Dynamo to raging the late night stage at Some Kind Of Jam festival, STIG is constantly working to bring their groovy instrumental sound to as many smiling faces as they can, catering to the vibe and energy of the crowd. Be on the lookout for new music, tour dates, and updates from the band!

Listen to STIG’s latest single, Splügarn right now!

website: www.stigfunk.com


White Squirrel 5K & Fun Run around Brevard
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Time to sign-up.

Spaces are limited due to safety issues.

Families welcome

Fun run and 5K available.


Race Director: Michael Dexter-Smith, Rotary Club of Brevard
Assistants: Steve Dart and Davis Whitfield-Cargile
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone and text: Mike’s phone 508-395-0224 (text to this phone) or 828-884-4184
When: 5/25/2019 8:00 am
Distances: 5K Race Starts at 8.00 am & Fun Run Starts at approx. 8.05
Where: 200 W Main St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA – Downtown Brevard near the Post Office in Brevard, NC
5K $30 (includes shirt)
Fun Run – short $10 (Families and children – short fun run – includes tee shirt for Child)
5K – Under 18 Years Old $25 (Runners under the age of 18 only, please)
5K – Over 65 Years Old $25 (Runners over the age of 65 only, please)
5K – Run 3 Pay For 2 $20 (Sign-up for all three races at the same time – pay for two)
5K – Active Military $15 – (Shirt included)
5k – 10-person teams $200 (one person pays the 200 – race director will send you a discount code for other 19).
Family plan – 2 adults/ & children $50 (One adult pays $50) – race director will send you a discount code for the other adult and 2 children.
Shirts are $25.00 each
Sponsors can reach hundreds of local individuals and families. Names will be added to the sleeve of the shirt -opportunities are limited so please contact us as early as possible. An event for sponsors and their staff will be held.
Goodie bags: Goodie bags will be filled with giveaways and vouchers. Please contact April Zeigler – use email above
Publicity: Peter Mumola – use email above
EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE: The 2019 White Squirrel Festival 5K Race and Fun Run coincides with the 2019 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard, North Carolina. Brevard is 151 this year!
The race course starts and finishes in downtown Brevard near the Post Office on West Main Street. The course will treat runners to a mix of historic homes, the railroad arts district, farm land and the scenic beauty of the Sylvan Valley and the surrounding mountains.
The 2019 White Squirrel Festival Race and Fun Run begins at 8am. Same day registration begins at 6.30 am.
There will be a packet pick up the day before.
To ensure a t-shirt online registration must be completed by May 17.
The race begins on West Main Street near the Post Office. The race course is an out and back, with the starting line also serving as the finish line.
Women’s 5K First Place: $75
Men’s 5K First Place: $75
Women’s 5K Second Place: $50
Men’s 5K Second Place: $50
Women’s 5K Third Place: $25
Men’s 5K Third Place: $25

Come Early to avoid long lines. After the race, join in the fun of the all-day White Squirrel Festival for food, music and culture.
The Rotary Club of Brevard thanks everyone who supports our races and our many sponsors.
After the Race and Fun Run:
The White Squirrel Race is the kick-off event for the White Squirrel Festival. After the Race and Fun Run, music, food, dancing, children’s fun games, tours, crafts, art and much more fill the cool mountain air in one of the picturesque towns in western NC. For extra excursions to hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tubing, picnicking, cookouts and more, stop by our local Chamber on Main St. for more info.
The Brevard Rotary thanks everyone who supports our races.

White Squirrel 5K and Fun Run
5/25/2019 8:00 am EDT

Firecracker 5K and Fun Run
7/4/2019 8:00 am EDT

Flight of the Vampire 5K and Fun Run
10/26/2019 9:00 am EDT


White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/


Pickxen LIVE at Sanctuary Brewing Company @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come experience Pickxen at Sanctuary Brewing Company!

Saturday May 25th @ 1 PM!

Pickxen hails from the foothills of North Ga and brings with it a sense of humor and a passion for good simple music. Holding dear to the words spoken by American song-writer, Harlan Howard: “All you need is 3 chords and the truth”, Pickxen crafts songs that can melt your heart and then knock your socks off. The trio, made up of Dixie(Laura Monk) providing vocals, rhythm guitar and ukelele, Pixie (John Monk) on bass, and Micksy (Micheal Garvey) adding lead guitar and harmony vocals builds their music around Laura’s strong, yet sweet and soothing voice.
Officially classified as Americana, their music skips over genres and embraces many sounds. Providing a little something for everyone they have played festivals, corporate events, house concerts and wineries through out the Southeast. Having released their first cd, Picks ’n Vittles in 2016, an EP, Selah, in 2017 and they are currently working on album #2 to be released in 2018.
“Laura’s voice reminds me of a young Nanci Griffith at times, but at other times Allison Krauss springs to mind and every now and then I think that I could be listening to a young sibling of Emmylou Harris….” review of Picks ’n Vittles cd by Rocking Magpie




ABSfest 2019 Saturday Spectacular at the Orange Peel @ The Orange Peel
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 11:30 am

The crowning jewel of our three-day festival!

THIS IS THE SHOW NOT TO MISS every year in Asheville! Starring acts from around the US such as comic burlesque starlet Tifa Tittlywinks of Dem Damn Dames in Texas and the one and only Jacques Ze Whipper of Boston, this show is hosted by our own Madame Onça.

At 7PM, our VIPs will enjoy exclusive pre-show entertainment as well as exclusive seating!

ABSfest is now in its 13th year of bringing inclusive, high quality variety acts to Asheville. This show also features vendors, a raffle to benefit the Humane Alliance, and more!

VIP doors at 7PM
Gen Adm at 7:30PM



Lake Lure Arts & Craft Festival
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 am

The 2019 Spring Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Memorial Weekend Saturday 5/25 – Monday 5/27, beginning at 10am daily. Enjoy 90+ wonderful crafters and artisans selling unique gifts and handmade works of art. There will also be live music and performances throughout the event, food, family-fun and you can also enjoy stunning views of beautiful Lake Lure. It’s all happening in downtown Lake Lure across from the beach. Please share! We look forward to seeing you there! Check out lakelureartsandcraftsfestivals.com for additional infomation and vendor application.


ABSfest 2019 Sunday Brunch Burlesque Roulette @ The Grey Eagle
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for the last day of the fest at the classic Burlesque brunch game of roulette, ‘Last Pasties Standing’! Hosted by the delightful Sadie Hawkins of Atlanta, enjoy the hilarity as artists from across the country compete against each other in a comedic format where everybody wins!

Expect the unexpected. You might win our amazing raffle too!

About ABSfest:
Now in our 13th year in Asheville, the Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival always aims to nurture inclusivity, reflecting our commitment to welcome all genders, races, body types, genres of variety arts, and the LGBTQ community.

As always, Pajamas, caftans, and casual wear encouraged. Or wear something outrageous as seen here in featured ABSfest artist May Hemmer.



White Squirrel Festival – 2019 @ White Squirrel Festival
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Here comes the 16th annual WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL.

A celebration of the locally famous furry critter, this family festival spans three days over Memorial Day weekend and features local handmade arts and crafts, local and regional music, Memorial Day parade, food trucks, craft beer, kids’ activities, and rides.

The WHITE SQUIRREL FESTIVAL is a quirky festival with a lineup of locally and nationally known musicians-this year’s headliner is Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Other acts include Lover’s Leap, Chatham Rabbits, Zoe & Cloyd. Check back at whitesquirrelfestival.com for band updates and schedule. All concerts are free.

The fun kicks off at 5:30 Friday night and continues all weekend. There are too many activities to list, but among them are great local food vendors and local craft beer, street vendors with arts and hand-made crafts, kids rides and activities, White Squirrel Photo Contest, White Squirrel 5K/10K Run, Transylvania Farmers Market, and even a rescued white squirrel!

A special feature of the event, Saturday starts with a Memorial Day Parade organized by the American Legion and VFW. The parade honors service men and women, and rolls through town at 9:00 am, followed by the Presentation of the Wreath ceremony at the courthouse.

For more information, www.whitesquirrelfestival.com

Want to be a vendor?: http://www.brevardnc.org/festivals-events/applications/


3rd Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival @ Lake Logan Conference Center
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 12:00 am

Cold Mountain Music Festival features top-notch musical talent, amazing local food & drink vendors, a kid’s area and more – all in one of the most pristine settings imaginable.

The Milk Carton Kids


Yonder Mountain String Band

J.S. Ondara

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics


Kat Wright

The Travelin’ Kine

Joe Lasher

Logan Ledger


Liquid Culture presents: Zen Selekta w/ Murkury b2b Makak (AVL) @ Liquid Culture
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 2:00 am

Liquid Culture is proud to present:
Zen Selekta
Murkury b2b Makak [extended set]

Friday, May 31st
Sly Grog Lounge
Doors: 830p
Music: 9p
$12 (cash or card, day of only)

Zen Selekta [Atlanta, GA]
21-year-old producer and DJ Zen Selekta is one of Atlanta’s fastest rising electronic music artists. As a tastemaker in the bass music community, she provides a spiritual identity marked by dark tonalities and dangerously delicious bass lines. Zen’s mission is to unify humanity through transcending melodies of passion and healing sounds.

Zen’s original work pulls inspiration from world bass and deep dubstep. She fuses organic and sacred frequencies devised to awaken and ignite people within. With ambition to heal others and inspire change, Zen manifests her intentions into audible soundscapes. The energy she brings during live sets is contagious, leaving the crowd revitalized. Rightly so, she has secured festival appearances and shows all over the East region- embodying her calling as a Selekta.

Murkury [Asheville, NC]
Paying homage to The Messenger God of Ancient Rome and the planet closest to the sun, this dual threat DJ/Producer has been delivering elemental bass music across the South East for over eight years. Walking the line between light and dark forces during his performances with a growing collection of original productions and Undergrowth collaborations in his massive arsenal of underground gems, the endurance to spin for hours on end, and an unmeasurable passion for uplifting the electronic music & art community, this practicing techno-shaman is truly of a unique breed…and he’s only getting started.

Makak [Asheville, NC]
Makak is deep bass music producer and DJ based out of western North Carolina. Exploring deep sub frequencies in his music, moving from dubstep, glitchy deep bass, drum and bass, hip hop and anything in between in each set, Makak has something unique for any setting and set time.

With releases on multiple labels in 2018 including Version Collective, The Undergrowth, Subworld Audio and Abstract Future, among others, Makak is constantly striving to push his sound into new avenues and directions, never satisfied with “good enough”.

SKEYEview [Nashville, TN]
Underground deep bass with elements to provoke thought while lurking to the beat..

Featuring Liquid Culture custom audio by Outer Edge Audio


Beer City Festival: Summer Session @ Beer City Festival
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pull out those tank tops and dust off your flipflops, summertime is on its way. The annual Beer City Festival celebration returns, uniting the regions best craft breweries for an afternoon packed full of cold beer, live music, and all around good times.

This year’s festival will mark Beer City’s Tenth Anniversary, and we’ve got some exciting things planned to celebrate. We are teaming up with Asheville Van Life to showcase some unique Asheville flair and pay tribute to our amazing outdoor scene and truly vibrant lifestyle!

Beer City Festival will take place at Roger McGuire Park, in the heart of Downtown Asheville. General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale starting March 15. Visit our website for a list of participating breweries and full details. See ya there, cheers!


4th Annual Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs Festival @ Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

🌟 Sparkle City Rhythm and Ribs 🌟 celebrates good times, 🤗
entertainment 🎵 and delicious barbecue 🔥 at Barnet Park ⛱️ in the Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District 🎭 on Saturday, June 1st! 🎼 Live music from Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Song band upstate, The Odyssey Band, EP Epic Proportion and other live entertainment! 🔥 Delicious barbecue chicken 🐔 pork 🐖 briskets 🐮 seafood 🍤 burgers 🍔 hot dogs 🌭 smoothies 🥤 cold beers 🍺 and your favorite summer treats will be served by regional vendors. Artisans and arts & crafts vendors 🎨 will bring their best wares 🖼️ Please join us at this family friendly event! More information to follow! 👉 Click “Going” or “Interested” for updates.
Admission: Adults $10, Students $7, children 10 and under free
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This event is hosted by Spartanburg Southside Lions Club. Proceeds from the Event will go back into the community to be used for service projects and contributions to other nonprofit organizations, including Backpack Buddies, Upstate Stand Down Veterans, Adult Learning Center, South Carolina School for the Blind, Miracle Hill Ministries, Lions free eye exams and free eye glasses program.
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– Valid ID required for purchase of alcohol. Guests wishing to consume alcohol must first visit the Legal Drinking Age Verification Center located at the gate.
– No Re-Entry – No Coolers – No Dogs – No Pets.
– Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed.
– No overnight camping or parking
Thank you for your cooperation!


Black Mountain Monster 24, 12 & 6 Hour Ultramarathon @ Relentless Running Events
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

A festival-like endurance event that has runners competing on a 3.125 mile looped course to see how far they can run, walk or crawl in 24, 12 or 6 hours. The course will take runners through the wooded trails of Montreat College’s White Oak Estate nestled in Black Mountain, NC.

This event is fully supported. Participants have access to a well stocked aid station during the event. Pizza will be delivered at dinner time on Saturday, and other meal items will be available during the race. Food/water/restrooms are located on-course. There will be awards for top finishers and belt buckles for 100 mile finishers.

Runners and their crew are permitted to camp on-site Friday evening through Sunday. Spectators are encouraged to attend on Saturday to cheer on the runners and enjoy live music throughout the event! Admission is free for spectators.

For more information, visit http://www.relentlessrunning.com/black-mountain-monster

Registration through Ultra Signup!


Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, Sat 6/8 – Mills River, NC @ Sierra Nevada Mills River
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come join us at


Saturday, June 8th

Get ready for Beer Camp, Mills River! It’s back with even more outrageous fun and games alongside 2018 favorites like human foosball, hungry human hippos, keg bowling, the obstacle course, silent disco, costume contest, and way more. Enjoy all the antics with cold Sierra Nevada beer in hand. Rally your crew and come ready to party. You might get a little dirty—just means you’ve made Beer Camp count! We’ll see you in Six Row Field, friends

TICKETS: All tickets are available starting March 1, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. until sold out.

– DAY CAMPER (1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.): $30 – includes your first beer, access to all activities, entertainment, and FREE shuttles!
– EARLY RISER (11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.): $45 – includes entry to the festival TWO HOURS EARLY, your first beer, access to all activities, entertainment, and FREE shuttles!
– BEER & SNACK TICKETS – These tickets are redeemable for 1 can of beer, 1 non-alcoholic beverage, or 1 snack at the designated Sierra Nevada Beer & Snack Stations OR 1 sampling experience at the Sierra Nevada Sampling Station. More food options available for individual purchase by cash or credit card from our many food trucks.

**All ticket sales are online and final. Tickets are limited and will sell out. You must be 21+ and present a valid ID to attend.

BEER: We’re packin’ coolers full of your favorite cans. Now it’s an outdoor bash!

Can Beer List:
– Pale Ale
– Summerfest
– Hazy Little Thing IPA
– Tropical Torpedo IPA
– Southern Gothic
– Sierraveza
– Otra Vez Lime & Agave

Sierra Nevada Sampling Station: For one beer ticket, you’ll get to try a collection of our one-of-a-kind beers brewed in limited quantities.

MUSIC: These super talented entertainers have the festival vibes covered.

What’s a party without music? The line up of our Main Stage acts and Silent Disco DJs coming soon!
Beer Camp 2019

THE FUN STUFF: Some of our twists on traditional day camp activities
– Ropes course – It’s pretty high up, and pretty far out.
– Rock climbing wall – It’s massive, but you’re fearless, right?
– Keg bowling – Eh, it’s more like “keg chucking,” but you’re still bowling over some pins.
– Human foosball – Start recruiting your team, or draft free agents once you’re there.
– Corn hole – Because this is one of our favorite sports.
– Arts & crafts – Tap into your creative side with our friends from Glowspace Arts.
– Hammock lounge stations – Naptime is back and better than ever!
– Zorb racing – An outta-this-world human hamster wheel like you’ve never seen.
– Silent disco – Grab some headphones and dance to the beats.

ATTIRE: Should you wear a costume? Uuuuh…yeah!

Group Costume Contest: Do you and your crew want free tickets to Beer Camp 2020 and a super sweet trophy to show off? Well, come up with a rad costume theme!

To Win:
– Post your group photo at the festival to Instagram
#beercamp and tag @sierranevada
– Let’s keep it clean, people, but have fun and show your Beer Camp spirit!

FOOD: We like tasty bites almost as much as cold craft beers, so expect some awesome culinary creations for purchase.

Camp Snacks: Check out the can stations inside the festival to find on-the-go snacks. (Nobody likes it when you’re hangry.)

Food Trucks: We’re updating this list on a rolling basis.
– Sierra Nevada Taproom – Our very own Sierra Nevada food truck will be serving up delicious farm-to-truck dishes at the fest.
– Appalachian Chic – “Our goal is to provide phenomenal fine southern fusion cuisine that’s made with love & as many ingredients as possible from our local farmers.” Appalachian Chic strives to maintain the highest quality of farm to table fresh foods available.
– Bun Intended – Four partners with a ton of culinary experience and a passion for Thai food started the Bun Intended food truck with a simple goal: serve unique, delicious Thai-inspired street food for friends, family, and fans in Asheville and WNC, while making a positive impact on the community.
– Gypsy Queen – Lebanese Street Food served with Southern Hospitality
– El Kimchi – Gourmet Food Truck serving mouth-watering Korean BBQ Tacos and more!
– Waynesville Soda Jerks – Handcrafted artisan beverages not only of the highest quality but also with a purpose.
– Mountain View BBQ – Made from a unique rub and Apple Wood smoking process, Mountain View cooks it “low and slow”.
– D.O.G.S. – Quality dogs and sausages.
– Sunshine Sammies – All natural and creative twists on your favorite childhood treats!
– Cecilia’s Kitchen – Features homemade authentic gluten free crepes, empanadas, tamales, soups, and salads.
– And MORE!

WHERE: Six Row Field at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC (FREE shuttles from Asheville and Hendersonville or parking provided at the WNC Agricultural Center)

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough, if you overindulge, leave your car or bike overnight and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:

– ASHEVILLE FREE SHUTTLE – Shuttles available at AB Tech’s Dogwood Lot. Shuttles start at 10:15 am and run continually until 6:30 pm.
– HENDERSONVILLE FREE SHUTTLE – Shuttles available at the Henderson County Courthouse Annex (at the corner of Grove St. and 4th Ave.). Shuttles start at 10:15 am and run continuously until 6:30 pm.
– PARKING OR TAXI/RIDESHARE – Complimentary parking available at the WNC Agricultural Center located two miles from the brewery. Shuttles will run continuously starting at 10:30 a.m. Free overnight parking is included. All taxi/Uber/Lyft/personal car pick-up will be at the WNC Ag Center.

Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our webpage.



Gay Chorus Deep South – Film Screening @ Peace Center
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The documentary film Gay Chorus Deep South chronicles the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as they embarked on a 2017 tour of the American Deep South in hopes of uniting in a time of difference.

Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig, the tour brought a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, performing in churches, community centers, and concert halls. The journey challenged Seeling and other chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain, and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation.

The film, which highlights First Baptist Greenville and Pastor Jim Dant, shows what happened when the lines that often divide us – faith, politics, and sexual identity – were erased through the soaring power of music, humanity, and a little drag.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the film’s director, David Charles Rodrigues, Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig, and First Baptist Greenville Pastor Jim Dant.

The documentary comes to Greenville after making its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.


Gojira plus Deafheaven @ The Orange Peel
Jun 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:59 pm

plus Deafheaven
Show: 8:30pm
Doors: 7:30pm
$35 – $38
Ages 18+

Tickets & Info: www.theorangepeel.net/event/gojira/

Magma causes volcanic eruptions. Lying beneath the ground’s surface, this molten material engages the earth to unleash its own lifeblood.

Gojira incite a similar release on their sixth full-length album and second for Roadrunner Records, Magma. Fueled by unbridled emotion, the ten tracks confront the fragility of life, the aftershocks of loss, and what lies beyond this realm. Musically, the French quartet—brothers Joe Duplantier [vocals, guitar] and Mario Duplantier [drums], Christian Andreu [guitar], and Jean-Michel Labadie [bass]—gracefully swings between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Magma continues that tradition, while expanding the sonic palette.

From top to bottom, these ten tracks represent Gojira at their most passionate, powerful, and pure uninhibited by the any outside influences and literally in its own sphere. Mario can trace the record’s origins to writing sessions on the back of the bus as they supported Slayer across North America in late 2013. They’d continue penning music on the road, but Joe set out to build a creative haven upon returning to Brooklyn, NY in 2014. He personally envisioned, designed, and oversaw the construction of his own Silver Cord Studio over the course of six months.

“We always choose the hard way,” Joe smiles. “We literally put the walls together and fine-tuned every aspect of the space. It was worth it at the end because we had our own place to make music.”
By the time construction concluded, the musicians decided to produce, mix, and record Magma without the input of an outside producer. “There was something precious about it,” Mario admits. “We began our career doing everything by ourselves, so we felt like we should do this album that way. We composed eighty percent of the music together in the studio. Everybody was on the same page.”

The first single “Stranded” tempers a wailing banshee whammy screech with a death march of distortion and drums. Amidst the sonic groundswell, Joe delivers a hypnotic chant. The battering ram riffing of “Silvera” spirals out into a metallic explosion that ruptures the senses. The trudging guitars of “Shooting Star” see the frontman paint a breathtaking picture of ascension to the heavens, simultaneously highlighting his vocal vulnerability. The airy instrumental “Yellow Stone” offers a reprieve mid-album before building into the ponderously pummeling climax of “Only Pain” and “Low Lands.” Everything culminates on the delicate solo jam between Joe and Mario—“Liberation.”

The group has challenged itself and heavy music since forming in 1996. Their 2012 offering, L’Enfant Sauvage, garnered unanimous critical applause courtesy of Pitchfork, Q Magazine, Alternative Press, The Guardian and more. Metallica, Slayer, and Mastodon have all invited the band on tour in addition to show-stopping festival performances at Download Festival, Rock on the Range, Slipknot’s KNOTFEST, and many others. They’ve earned fans in everybody from James Hetfield and Slash to Deftones and Lamb of God. Cataloging two years on the road, they released a live CD/DVD and photo book Les Enfants Sauvages in 2014.

Now, Magma stands emblematic of the group’s past, present, and future.

“This album is Gojira in 2016,” Mario concludes. “It’s the balance of everything we do and our most honest statement.”

“I hope people enjoy the trip,” Joe leaves off. “I hope they can disconnect from the chaos of their lives for an hour and have a nice moment of raw emotion and energy. Even though we went through a hard time, we put everything we could into this. It’s the pure essence of what we are now.”




Aaron “Woody” Wood + the Love Drugs at The One Stop @ The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
Jun 14 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 2:00 am

Genre: Blues/Appalachian Soul
Cover: $5 Suggested Donation @ the Door
Show: 10PM
Ages: 21+

Aaron “Woody” Wood

Aaron Woody Wood’s story is one steeped in music and tradition. Woody is straight up Appalachian Soul music. Carved from a piece of the NC foothills Rock and then Rolled through the Mississippi Delta mud, he’s a cosmic cowboy who represents the powerful soul and energy of American music.

Beginning all the way back in Love Valley in the Piedmont foothills of North Carolina where the famous Fiddler’s Grove was held, Woody was brought up in a family full of musicians and musical talent. As long as he could remember there was music surrounding his life. Woody’s Father, AL Wood, was an important figure in Contemporary Bluegrass Music throughout the 60’s and 70’s helping define that genre of music alongside bands like ‘Seldom Scene’ and ‘Country Gentlemen’. AL Wood was well respected for his songwriting, tenor singing, and banjo playing putting out records when Bluegrass was just beginning to get popular. Playing at the Grand Ole Opry 3 times and performing at the White House were among some of the great achievements of AL Wood’s career. Woody’s Mom influenced him through encouraging him to listen to her collection of rock n roll records turning him on to artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Rockabilly music.

Being the youngest of 5 kids, all of whom played instruments or sang, Woody was immersed in music and tradition from a very young and formative time in his life. His first memory of being on stage was at the young age of 6 where he played a tiny banjo his Dad had made for him. He played and sang next to his Dad and Bill Monroe that day. Between the old time bluegrass his Father and brothers played and The Piedmont Blues that he was drawn to in his teenage years, his musical styles and influences were taking shape through his guitar playing and songwriting.

At 20, Aaron Woody Wood moved to the Asheville, NC mountains and soon began busking on the downtown streets with what would end up becoming the members of the Rag n Roll swing style Ragtime music of The Blue Rags – and would be the start of Woody’s musical career as an artist. When Woody was 23 the band was signed to Sub Pop Records and began touring, eventually recording 2 CD’s and playing in 47 states across the country and abroad over the following 5 years before disbanding. Along the tours they opened up for some of the greatest like Alabama, Leon Russell, Southern Culture on the Skids, Santana, Pavement, and Ziggy Marley in places like The Oregon Country Fair, High Sierra Fest, City Stages in Birmingham, Al and SummerFest in Milwaukee. Woody was featured in Acoustic Guitar Player Magazine in April of 1998 for the work that was being released during these years.

Over the next 10 years Aaron Woody Wood had many successes as a solo artist and began various bands in Asheville like the Sufi Brothers, Custard Pie, and Hollywood Red, opening up for Mountain and Kenny Wayne Shepard. In 2006 he was featured on the CMT television show Big Break, where he beat out over 400 local Asheville musicians to open for Country Superstar Sara Evans. The show aired numerous times on the network. Woody spent those years all over the country doing club shows and festivals like Bonaroo and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

New Orleans has always been like a second home to Woody. While spending time in The Big Easy he recorded 2 albums and performed regularly with the Blue Brass Project, a blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and bluegrass music. The Blue Brass sessions features Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Woody, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Larry Keel, and Trombone Shorty. He performed in New Orleans at Voodoo Fest and JazzFest in 2011 and 2012 with the Mardi Gras Indian funk band, the 101 Runners.

Over the past few years Woody has been doing studio work and opening up for acts like Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Jamey Johnson, Kellie Pickler, David Holt and Tony Joe White. He sang on The Avett Brothers 2013 release Magpie and The Dandelion and plays at the annual XMas Jam in Asheville, NC every year.

His newest release was recorded at Fleetwood Shack Studios in Nashville Tennessee where he joined some of his bandmates from The Blue Rags. “Sunshine” features Woody on guitar and vocals, Bill Reynolds as producer and bass player and Mike Rhodes on drums. It also features Micky Raphael (Willie Nelson) on harmonica, Jimmy Wallace ( Joe Walsh) on organ – and was mastered by Rob Frabone (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley….).

Woody continues to focus on songwriting and fresh styles of guitar picking while collaborating on new creative projects.

web: http://www.aaronwoodywood.com/

vid: https://youtu.be/cghG4SnZ_KA

Tony Holiday Band

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones mix their many influences into a musical gumbo of Dirty Rock and Down Home Blues . With Tony Holiday on harmonica and guitar, Adam Fifield on the Hammond organ, and Dave Idan on drums, it’s a compact trio that packs a big punch and will keep the place dancing till the sun comes up.

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones travel the country spreading their music. Based out of Salt Lake City, you’ll either find them currently on tour or prepping hard for their next one. It’s just what they do-they live and breath the open road.

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones are endorsed by Shaker Harmonica Mics, Coalatree Organics, and Wasatch Glass Works.

“Tony, on vocals and harp, brings out that old school voice that is sometimes missing from the Blues scene today. It harkens back to when the Blues were just finding their way in the new electric age.“

“Hitting the streets January 25th, 2019 on the VizzTone Label Group, Porch Sessions by Tony Holiday is reminiscent of Alan Lomax’s landmark field recordings and the live recordings that have surfaced from Chicago’s famed Maxwell Street era over the years”
Named by Blues Harmonica Player™️ as one of the top 10 up and coming harmonica players in the USA-

New Album “Porch Sessions” out now with the Vizztone Label

web: https://tonyholidaymusic.com/

vid: https://youtu.be/zKOEgYMHuYE