Upcoming local concerts, live music, and more in the Hendersonville, NC area. Comprehensive listing of the most popular events.

Sunday, October 17, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Oct 17 all-day

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi


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


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.


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

The 1st Ethno USA Camp is happening at October LEAF Festival
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – Oct 20 @ 11:00 am
The 1st Ethno USA Camp is happening at October LEAF Festival. Ehtno applications are open for musicians ages 18-30!

Experience this amazing program where Kinobe got his roots in building his worldwide network– stay curious and explore!

Bluegrass Brunch
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jack of the Wood

Jack’s Bluegrass Brunch is every Sunday! Our menu kicks off at 12Noon with live tunes by Supper Break from 1-3pm. Try our $6 Bloody Mary or Mimosa, or grab a $15 Bottles of Champagne & OJ! Try one of our tasty brunch specials or order from our artisanal sandwich menu. Sláinte Y’all!

JAZZ BRUNCH Free · One World West
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
One World West Brewing

Autumn at the Opry
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Autumn at the Opry

Autumn at the Opry

Please note: Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test and masks will be required at the performance. For more information on our COVID-19 safety protocols, please click here.

Grab your guitars and dust off your cowboy boots before heading back out to the Playhouse Barn for the second chapter in our Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ Series. Autumn at the Opry showcases everything from bluegrass to honky-tonk, tin pan alley to pop standards, and the blues to rock-n-roll. This ode to The Grand Ole Opry guarantees a hand-clappin,’ foot-stompin’ good time.

Sandburg Sing-Alongs with Daniel Sage Celebrate the 53rd Anniversary
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

 Happy Anniversary!

Carl Sandburg Home NHS was established on October 17, 1968. Celebrate the 53rd Anniversary with us! Learn more about the events here.

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Community Reading of Carl Sandburg’s “Complete Poems.”
This is an audience participation event. Visitors who want to participate can pick up a selection of poetry when they arrive at the amphitheater. Each selection of poetry is approximately 5 minutes of reading aloud.

3:00 – 4:30 pm – Sandburg Sing-along with Daniel Sage
Daniel Sage is a New York City singer, songwriter, and producer. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, and worked with Darius Rucker, Victor Wooten, Keb’ Mo’, sang with Carly Simon, and more. He loves singing and performing, especially when everybody sings along!

Sunset Rooftop Yoga with Live Drumming
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Aloft Hotel

A special yoga collaboration with Billy Zanski, owner of Skinny Beats Sound Shop. A local and well known soundscape artist, Billy will play the drums to create a peaceful atmosphere to assist in relaxation while we flow on the rooftop of the Aloft hotel downtown. Instructor Mauni will lead the class in an all-levels vinyasa class. Please bring your own mat & water. Arrive 15 minutes early to the Aloft lobby and you will be escorted up by an Aloft employee to the rooftop. Please keep in mind weather could be cooler, so bring layers!

Stephen Lynch: The Time Machine Tour
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Orange Peel


Ages 18+

This show was originally scheduled for June 5, 2020, and then November 19, 2020. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date. Deadline to request a refund is July 15, 2021.


Russ Wilson: The Uptown Hillbillies
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Isis Music Hall--The Main Stage

The Uptown Hillbillies live up to their name.
If you like true, classic country music – Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, Dave Dudley, Stonewall Jackson, Conway Twitty, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Carl Smith, Buck Owens and Yes, Hank Williams, then you are going to love The Uptown Hillbillies.
Veteran musicians Hank Bones (Guitar & Vocals), Steve Trisman (Fiddle & Vocals), Kevin Kehrberg (Bass Fiddle & Vocals), Russ Wilson (Drums & Vocals) and Skeets McDonald (Steel Guitar) are the hillbillies from uptown and play great country music of the 50’s & 60’s.

General Admission Tickets are available on line :: Call the venue for Reserved Seating Tickets at 828-575-2737

:Main Floor Reserved Tickets are available with dinner reservations only :: There is a $20 minimum in food and beverage purchases per person with your dinner reservation :: These are the only main floor tickets available :: You MUST call venue to make a dinner reservation and to purchase your tickets. :: General Admission Tickets are available on line for the Balcony only :: There is no dinner service for balcony seating

Autumn at the Opry
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse Leiman Mainstage

Grab your guitars and dust off your cowboy boots before heading back out to the Playhouse Barn for the second chapter in our Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ Series. Autumn at the Opry showcases everything from bluegrass to honky-tonk, tin pan alley to pop standards, and the blues to rock-n-roll. Along with your favorite music, your favorite performers return to the stage, including Ben Hope, Katie Barton, Eric Anthony, Nat Zegree, Paul Babelay, Lauren Wright, Jeremy Sevelovitz, and Russ Wever! This ode to The Grand Ole Opry guarantees a hand-clappin,’ foot-stompin’ good time.

Dates: October 8 – 31
Tickets: Starting at $35
Location: 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Autumn at the Opry will run from Friday, October 8 through Sunday October 31 at Flat Rock Playhouse’s Leiman Mainstage. Tickets range from $35 to $60. Student prices are available for ages 18 and under. For more ticket information, call the Flat Rock Playhouse Box Office at 828.693.0731 or purchase online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Flat Rock Playhouse Leiman Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC, 28731.

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Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Monday, October 18, 2021
AniMonday! Anime Games, Music All Day
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asheville Retrocade

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Join us for Animoday! Every Monday all day. Listen to anime music, play anime games, watch anime, and talk anime!

Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

LOCAL LIVE - October 18

Local Live, hosted by Jay Brown, features the best in up and coming talent. Usually two performers each week with an additional set from Jay. You can say you “saw them when”.
Blue October
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band’s first album in two years.

With lush, atmospheric songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels In Everything” and “Fear,” and the edgy rocker “Put It In,” the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. As singer Justin Furstenfeld puts it: “This album is about why life is so beautiful. It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day. It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.”

The band began writing the album after coming off a series of tour dates in 2012. Drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld echoes his brother’s attitude. “, “The band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy, and doing well. That’s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.”

Ticket price includes applicable sales tax. Due to the concerns over the spread of COVID-19 or “coronavirus” as it’s more commonly called, it’s with a heavy heart that we are postponing our show at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on April 8th and rescheduling it to July or August (exact date is still being worked out). Tickets purchased for the show will be honored at the rescheduled date. We will let you know once we have the new date confirmed. Our concerns first and foremost are for you, our fans, who have shown us time and time again how much you support us. I know many of you were looking forward to this show as much as we were, no place we’d rather be, but like each of you, we want to do everything we can to keep everyone healthy and happy.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Magnetic in the Smoky Park OUTDOOR SHOW
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club


Join us on Tuesday nights for Magnetic’s signature variety show. There will be an exciting mix of comedy, music, theatre, dance, magic and more! Smoky Park Supper Club is offering us their beautiful outdoor venue, and will be selling food and drinks. The event is BYOC (bring your own chair), and we will, of course, be following strict Covid safety protocols. We can’t wait to see you there!

Smoky Park Supper Club + Magnetic Theatre Outdoor Show
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

Join us Tuesday nights, beginning April 13th, as The Magnetic Theatre teams up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live, outdoor variety show. We’ll be filling Smoky Park’s gorgeous, riverside outdoor space with comedy, theatre, music and so much more.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

  • This is a BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) event.
  • In accordance with safety guidelines this show will be staged outdoors, with mask and social distancing protocols enforced. There will also be temperature checks and COVID waivers that need to be signed by each attendee at the gate.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm showtime.
  • We do require that masks be worn at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain


Join us for an evening of rich and entrancing sounds from the Silk Road and beyond, brought to you by world-class musicians on an array of exotic instruments. Hasan Isakkut will perform captivating melodies on violin and kanun. Murat Tekbilek will drive the beat on doumbek and frame drums along with Asheville’s own River Guerguerian on his signature hybrid drum kit that includes a variety of global percussion instruments. Chris Rosser brings even more sounds and textures to the mix, including 17-stringed Indian dotar, Turkish oud, guitar, piano and melodica. The evening will be a reunion for the four musicians, who have toured together with one of Turkey’s most legendary musicians, Omar Faruk Tekbilek.

We Hate Movies-The Orange Peel Rescheduled
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Orange Peel

This show was originally scheduled for June 16, 2020. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Ages 18+

For nearly a decade, We Hate Movies has been ripping on the worst movies to hit the big screen, including white-guy-karate pictures, modern-day superhero epics, or misbegotten 90s thrillers. On their first full tour of 2019, hosts Andrew Jupin, Stephen Sajdak, Chris Cabin, and Eric Szyszka bring their antic and uproarious takes on bad movies to the stage once again. The boys will be on hand to break down everything from incomprehensible accents and cheap CGI to dated references and one liners that make you yearn for the sweet embrace of the grave. There might also be talk of Secundus and cold Burger King. Film to be announced.

Aquanet: Goth Night
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 2:00 am
Asheville Beauty Academy
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Asheville Music Hall


Satsang, an evolving Montana-based band that burst into national conscientiousness with a breakout 2016 reggae album that rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Charts and No. 2 on ITunes, will bring an entirely different sound to Asheville on Wednesday, Oct. 20 when it plays the Asheville Music Hall on the heels of  its new much-celebrated classic country and modern Americana-tinged album, All Right Now.


Tim Snider, an exceptional multi-instrumentalist with global music appeal, will open the 8 p.m. show presented by Charlie Traveler Presents.


Satsang’s first album, The Story of You,was steeped in reggae, hip-hop and world music and drew more than 15 million streams on Spotify alone. A year later in 2016, the band’s second LP, Pyramid(s), reached dizzying heights on the national reggae charts and further solidified the group’s reputation as a new musical force.

With the pandemic providing quality time at home in Montana for songwriter/vocalist Drew McManus and his band for the past year, Satsang took a transformational turn towards raw, ragged tracks that walked the line between folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll in producing a much-talked-about new album, All Right Now.   It will be the focus of the group’s current national tour, which features bassist Karl Roth, drummer Ben Teters and guitarist Stefan Kallander backing McManus’ stellar vocals.

Though McManus was born in Montana, he actually spent much of his formative years in Des Moines, IA. His childhood was troubled, to say the least, marked by physical abuse at home and a nose for trouble that surrounded him. Music offered an escape, however, and McManus found solace in the punk rock and hip-hop he discovered through his love of skateboarding. Brash and aggressive, the songs were a far cry from the country tunes his mother played on an endless loop around the house.

Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Concert Hall


2021 Grammy winner Ledisi is a thirteen-time Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist. Since arriving on the scene in the 1990s, Ledisi has wowed fans and fellow artists alike with her unparalleled talent, earning her three Soul Train Music Awards, an NAACP Theater Award, six NAACP Image Award nominations. A favorite amongst iconic performers such as Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, and the late Prince, Ledisi has secured her place as one of the greatest R&B singers of her generation. In addition to headlining two sold-out tours, the California-native has also performed alongside Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Kelly Clarkson, as well as jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Patti Austin.

No stranger to acting, Ledisi is also active in film, television, and theater. In 2015, she landed a role in the Oscar-nominated movie, Selma, portraying Mahalia Jackson and later secured her first major television role, playing the legendary Patti LaBelle on the hit BET series American Soul. In theater, the multi-faceted artist helped workshop the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple and has performed in critically acclaimed off-Broadway productions, garnering her two LA Alliance Ovation Award nominations, including one for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

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