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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 29 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Global Citizen Songwriting
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm
LEAF's Global Arts Center

Global Citizen Songwriting for middle school & older! Led by Melissa & Kayla Lynn McKinney of The Change and One Voice Project. Students learn to write lyrics, explore various instruments, dive into the world of music recording, and focus on what makes a global citizen.

Suzuki Strings Camp Ages 5 – 12
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Music School

Suzuki Strings Camp | Summer Music Camp Offering at Asheville Music School

Come join in on the magic, music and merriment of Hogwarts Camp of Violin and Musicality. We will have wand practice, a Quidditch game, field trip(s), as well as plenty of music making.

This camp is for string students with at least 6 months of experience on their instrument. But, we do have a new Harry Potter themed camp for very beginners, July 18-23! Scroll back up to learn more.

Learn more about Paul Stroebel in this exclusive interview!

*NOTE*
This is our fifth consecutive year of our Harry Potter-themed Suzuki String Camp celebrating what we love about the Harry Potter series and its correlations with music. AMS does not endorse J.K. Rowling’s recent comments, nor does our summer camp have any official endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with the Harry Potter franchise. This camp was created by AMS teachers for AMS students.

Friday, July 30, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jul 30 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 30 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Alternate text

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Jul 30 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour Tickets on Sale Now
Jul 30 all-day
Online w/ ticket master

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is proud to announce The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on March 28, 2022. Tickets for the event will go on publicly via ONLINE ONLY on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at BonnarooLife Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands. For more information about this event, please click here.

In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.

Earlier this month, Glass Animals performed “Heat Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band took over Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park and brought it back to life with an electrifying performance—watch HERE. In addition, they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show where they took over a skate rink and used fan submitted footage to fill the television screens behind their performance—watch HERE.

ArborEvenings
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens and experience our Wild Art outdoor sculpture showcase in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through October 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. ArborEvenings are not scheduled on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6, September 3 and 10.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, we are pleased to share that they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order this year! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

ORDER AHEAD

Musician Schedule

Please note, scheduled performances are subject to change.

Know Before You Go

  • Parking fees will be collected at the gate upon arrival, and members must present valid card for free entry. Pre-registration is not required.
  • Restroom access will be available during ArborEvenings inside the Baker Visitor Center.
  • Guests are invited to explore A Life in the Wild, a breathtaking exhibition of photographs from Thomas D. Mangelsen; however, food and drink are not permitted inside the Exhibit Hall.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome at ArborEvenings, but are not permitted inside of  buildings.
  • To protect our lawn, blankets are not permitted at the event; however, guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set up in front of the musicians.
  • Due to existing event bookings, ArborEvenings will not take place on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6 and September 3 and 10.
Alex Krug Combo Live in the Meadow
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company
EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS WITH FIRECRACKER JAZZ BAND
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm
Salvage Station-Outdoor Stage

Empire Strikes Brass

Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. Formed on the streets of their hometown, ESB is rooted in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition of second-line parades and deep moving grooves reminiscent of old school funk. Combining complex musical arrangements with thoughtful lyrical song structure, ESB can stretch out and dig deep when they are feeling it or keep things tight and concise. The fat sound of the horns paired with one dirty rhythm section makes the music downright psychedelically nasty! Founded in 2012, ESB intentionally stretches the boundaries of the stereotypical brass band paradigm, fusing sounds from various genres and weaving them together with the common thread of brass. The diversity of the music within their sets keep audiences guessing what is next to come.

 

 

Featuring rich group and strong lead vocals including Grammy Award winner Debrissa McKinney (Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), ESB not only takes its audiences on a ride to the dark side and back instrumentally, they also use the force of soaring melody and lush harmony to transport the listeners to another dimension. The band released its debut album, “Theme For A Celebration” in 2017 and it was tapped as one of the top 100 album releases in 2017 by WNCW 88.7 radio. Since their conception, ESB has been a consistent fixture at various festivals throughout the east coast. They’ve had the pleasure of having Warren Haynes (Allman Bros. Band and Gov’t Mule) sit in with them at New Mountain Amphitheater in Asheville, NC and the honor of headlining four years in a row celebrating the life of Dizzy Gillespie in his hometown of Cheraw, SC, for the South Carolina Jazz and Heritage Festival. ESB has co-billed with such artists as Dr. John & Lettuce. In 2019 the ESB horns were featured with Shpongle Live Band and Papadosio at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The horns have also sat in on performances with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Galactic, Rubblebucket, The Big Something, and many others. ESB horn players JP Furnas, Paul Juhl and Alex Bradley are also featured on the live album compilation from world-renowned artists Beats Antique entitled “Creature Carnival” released in 2015.  In 2019, ESB flexed their musical muscle with the release of their 2nd studio album, “Brassterpiece Theatre”.  This sophomore album is a testament to the band’s creativity in composition, arrangement and production.  Another highlight in the band’s career was a 2-night run at Harrah’s Cherokee Center (Asheville Civic Center) in support of Billy Strings and Umphrey’s McGee in Feb 2020.  ESB horns sat in with UM for several songs in one of their signature mashups and then ESB welcomed UM keyboardist Joel Cummings and UM bassist Ryan Stasik to an afterparty on night 1 for a very special “Umphrey’s Strikes Brass” performance.

 

 

Members of the band have also been expanding their musical resumes and repertoire. Notable side projects and performances include keyboardist Lenny Pettinelli’s recording and performing with Jazz is Phsh featuring such artists as Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Kool and the Gang), the Chase Brothers and many more. The band’s founder, saxophonist Paul Juhl, performed with John Oates (Hall and Oates) at MerleFest. In addition to her work with Skidoo, Debrissa McKinney has performed with artists such as Karl Denson and George Clinton.

 

 

ESB is currently booking, touring and in pre-production of a 3rd studio album.

Music On Main: The Rewind House Band
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visitor Center

Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

Classic car shows are held in conjunction with Music on Main. The car shows are located in front of the Wells Fargo between Barnwell and Caswell Streets, which will be closed to traffic. For more information about the classic car shows, contact the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7 pm-9 pm.  The audience seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited.  Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm.  If the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, as virtuosic pianist Norman Krieger brings his unique depth, sensitivity, and flair to this masterwork for soloist and orchestra.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Ken Lam, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

CAROLINE SHAW Entr’acte
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

This event was originally scheduled on Thursday, July 29, but it was moved to Friday, July 30.

Sane Voids w/ Fortezza + The Styrofoam Turtles
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Saturday, July 31, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jul 31 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 31 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Alternate text

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Jul 31 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour Tickets on Sale Now
Jul 31 all-day
Online w/ ticket master

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is proud to announce The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on March 28, 2022. Tickets for the event will go on publicly via ONLINE ONLY on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at BonnarooLife Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands. For more information about this event, please click here.

In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.

Earlier this month, Glass Animals performed “Heat Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band took over Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park and brought it back to life with an electrifying performance—watch HERE. In addition, they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show where they took over a skate rink and used fan submitted footage to fill the television screens behind their performance—watch HERE.

Brother and The Hayes
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall

Brother (David Bingaman) and The Hayes (Jennie Hayes Kurtz) are siblings hailing from North Texas. Their love of the blues, country music, and bluegrass is the perfect vehicle for their playful and honest, story-driven songwriting. Jennie Hayes and David’s unique voices blend to form that classic blood harmony while maintaining their own character and strength. Their duets call to mind artists like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and it’s easy to hear the influence of Doc Watson, Guy Clark, and John Prine in their songwriting. The two are greatly inspired by the power of place whether that be the suburbs of Dallas, Texas or a creekside in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis Music Hall. Reservations are highly recommended.

This concert will also be Live Streamed from the Isis Music Hall Facebook Page

TOWN MOUNTAIN WITH CHRISTINA VANE
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Salvage Station-Outdoor Stage

Town Mountain

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It’s what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group’s wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle. The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.” Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass.

 

 

Town Mountain’s latest album New Freedom Blues (October 2018) is their second consecutive album to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and receive multiple worthy mentions by Rolling StoneNo Depression, and more. Full of new material and featuring several guest artists including Tyler Childers and Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson, drummer), they prove they have staying power by regularly cranking out authentic hit albums. The impression the band has made on fans is clear through their engagement, top tier festival appearances, and those sweet, sweet Spotify streams (6+ million). And if you still can’t get enough of this hard working group, you can look forward to new music in 2020.

 

 

LISTEN TO TOWN MOUNTAIN:

Hollywood Under the Stars featuring the Music of John Williams
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

Hollywood Under the Stars featuring the Music of John Williams

Celebrate the brilliant music of legendary film composer John Williams, as Richard Kaufman and the BMC Orchestra play some of the most familiar and haunting melodies forever immortalized on the silver screen.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor

Lead Sponsors: Ingles Markets and UBS Financial Services

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

This event was originally scheduled as two events on July 30 and July 31, but it has been combined to one event and moved to Saturday, July 31.