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 Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
How local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis: Save the Bees and Enjoy the Honey with Asheville Bee Charmer
Oct 27 @ 1:13 am – 2:13 am
Online

Fall is in full swing in Asheville which means sweater weather, warm fires and cozy cups of tea. What could go better with that than some fresh and local honey from the Asheville Bee Charmer. Discover delicious recipes, practice some self-care with their skincare line, and much more. We spoke with beekeeper/co-owner Jillian to find out a little more about how they’re adapting to COVID changes and keeping up with the bees! 

While we’ve all had to adjust to the “new normal” (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers have their own stories to tell about how they’ve been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
Magnetic In The (Smoky) Park – Live, Outdoor Variety Show
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to announce a new series of performances as Magnetic In The (Smoky) Park comes to life every Tuesday night in October (and possibly beyond)!
The artists of The Magnetic community are teaming up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host this live, outdoor variety show. This exciting collaboration between River Arts District neighbors is the first of its kind for The Magnetic Theatre.
Starting October 6th, Smoky Park’s gorgeous, riverside outdoor space will be filled with comedy, theatre, music, and so much more. Each Tuesday night will feature a delightfully different menagerie of acts from some of the finest entertainers in Asheville. Smoky Park’s kitchen will be closed but their full bar will be open for business.
These will be BYOC events (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) and shows will strictly follow all safety guidelines, with mask and social distancing protocols enforced. There will also be temperature checks at the gate and plenty of hand sanitation stations on the property. Restrooms will be available.
Support your local arts scene, small business, performance venues, entertainers, and mixologists, and help Keep Asheville Weird!
Magnetic in the (Smoky) Park runs every Tuesday night in October (the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) at Smoky Park Supper Club, located at 350 Riverside Drive. “Doors” open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, with discounts available for members of The Magnetic Theatre. Find more information and purchase tickets at www.themagnetictheatre.org.

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Friday, October 30, 2020
Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Brunch of Jokers Comdey Show
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Brunch Of Jokers Comedy Show

Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Ghosted: Comedy Walking Tour w/ LaZoom
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
LaZoom Room

GHOSTED: COMEDY WALKING TOUR

COVID has postponed our bus tours, but it won’t stop us from laughing! Our brand new experience is an up tempo theatrical walking tour of haunted Asheville. You and 13 others will depart from the LaZoom Room and follow an undead guide through Asheville’s creepy streets in search of window into the past. Along the way, we’ll encounter real ghosts that will have you jumping out of your skin. Not really! Or really? Take the tour and find out!

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Trey Kennedy
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Iliza: The Forever Tour
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Iliza: The Forever Tour

Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. On November 19, 2019, she premiered her 5th Netflix stand up special Unveiled, which delves into her journey of getting married. Her past specials include War Paint, Freezing Hot, and Confirmed KillsIliza’s last Netflix special, 2018’s Elder Millennial, is the subject of Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over, her “fan-u-mentary” which is currently streaming and gives fans an inside look into what goes into the making of one of her specials. She recently wrapped production on The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show for Netflix which will premiere in April 2020.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Stephen Lynch
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Stephen Lynch is an American actor, best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome, and The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas. He comes from a high-powered showbiz family, which includes brothers Alec, Daniel and wait a minute this is Stephen
Baldwin’s bio- oops. My bad. Stephen LYNCH is a songwriter, comedian and Tony award-nominated actor. His songs are known for their haunting melodies, complex and Lord-pleasing chord structures and insightful lyrics, often exploring the universal themes of heartbreak, family strife, and forgetting one’s safeword during a particularly brutal S&M session.

Sunday, December 6, 2020
Brunch of Jokers Comdey Show
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Brunch Of Jokers Comedy Show

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Emo Philips with guest Ryan Cox
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” by British comedian Gary Delaney as the best joke writer in the world, and by “Weird Al” Yankovic as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 7000 times throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London’s West End. Since starting out in Chicago in 1976 at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, both in America and in the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Center

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up star Nate Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable. He has been featured as one of Esquire’s “Best New Comedians” by Jim Gaffigan, Rolling Stone’s “Comedians to Watch” by Marc Maron, Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture‘s “50 Comedians You Should Know” in 2015.

Following the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world-class magician, Bargatze’s debut TV special, Full Time Magic, and debut album, Yelled at By a Clown, came out in 2015. The album reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. His first half-hour Netflix special, The Standups, premiered in 2017, and his first solo one-hour Netflix special, The Tennessee Kid, came out this year. He currently has a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop his own TV show.

Bargatze has made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and @midnight. Off-screen, he performed as part of Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour and Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour, along with live shows for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. He regularly appears at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Oddball Comedy Festival, Sasquatch, Clusterfest, and the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Chris Tucker: Live in Concert
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Peace Center

Chris Tucker is an award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence with his first starring role in the 1995 cult classic film Friday, starring alongside Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker embarked on his first production as executive producer and co-starred in the hit movie Money Talks with Charlie Sheen. That same year, he also appeared in Luc Besson’s highly successful The Fifth Element. In 2006, Tucker negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

Tucker co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper. In 2015, his first standup film, Chris Tucker Live, was released exclusively on Netflix, and marked the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his company, Chris Tucker Entertainment. In 2016, he co-starred in Ang Lee’s powerful Iraq war-centric film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over $1 billion in box office sales worldwide.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Jay Leno at the Peace Center
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Center

Acclaimed late-night TV host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, in-demand corporate speaker, lovable voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist… it’s no wonder Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Leno’s late-night TV ratings domination included more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning every consecutive quarter he hosted. The Tonight Show was honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series and took home the trophy for “Favorite Late-Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers. Leno was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.

Having passed the torch of Tonight Show succession to Jimmy Fallon, Leno has increased his customary busy schedule of comedy performances in top venues around the United States and abroad. He also continues his Emmy-winning web venture relating to his passion for automobiles, Jay Leno’s Garage.


ENJOY DRINKS & LIGHT BITES

Hold a table at Genevieve’s Theater Lounge at the Peace CenterClick here to see a sample menu and make a reservation.

Friday, May 7, 2021
Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival Rescheduled
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The show has been rescheduled to May 7, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.

Comedy heavyweight Mike Epps brings “The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival” to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on May 2. Epps will lead the show with an all-star lineup including Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford and Kountry Wayne. The veteran entertainers will bring down the house with their sharp wit, unbridled humor and hysterical storytelling for a comedy show fans won’t want to miss!

Click HERE for our standard arena policies and our most frequently asked questions. Ticket prices are always subject to change without notice. Additional fees apply.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Tootsie
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Peace Center

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie!

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s VisitDirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “Tootsie is it!”

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Tootsie
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Peace Center

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie!

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s VisitDirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “Tootsie is it!”