August 2016

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Fri, Aug 26 · alternative · eclectic · improvisation · indie · reggae · rock · roots · spiritual

Matisyahu2016 Matisyahu
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $28 adv / $30 DOS)

When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio. Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed.


Fri, Aug 26 · folk · indie · rock · roots

kites Kites
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

Kites is an Indie Folk-Rock band from Corbin, KY.


Fri, Aug 26 · blues · indie · local · pop · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

briecapone Brie Capone
EP Release Show
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($10)

With a delicate to dominating vocal range, Asheville's Brie Capone fuses personal experiences and her passion for songwriting on her newest EP “Orbit”. Though her vocal timbre has drawn comparisons to Adele, Amy Winehouse and Bonnie Raitt, her original songwriting and performance style carves out her own voice as an original artist.


Fri, Aug 26 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · blues · festival · folk · guitar · indie · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

williewilson Jam In the Trees – Day 1
Willie Watson w/ Tellico
8:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 Friday / $50 Saturday / $60 Two Day Pass)

Willie Watson’s work with Old Crow Medicine Show is a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. Watson is now center-stage, armed with an acoustic guitar, banjo and the occasional mouth harp.


Fri, Aug 26 · hardcore · metal · rock

resistcapture Resist Capture
w/ Saving Chronos, A World of Lies & Eight Vacant Graves
8:00pm at The Odditorium
($6)

Resist Capture is an up-and-coming metalcore band from Atlanta. With the perfect blend of melodic influence and pure brutality, they bring a fresh new sound to the scene.


Fri, Aug 26 · dance · disco · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · psychedelic · r&b · rock · soul

thedigs The Digs
Disco Funk Soul Dance Party
9:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, Free)

Funk, soul, r & b, hip hop, and jazz. The band features current and past members of Ween, Eagles of Death Metal, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, The Hermit Kings, The Broadcast, The Soulfeathers, and The Blood Gypsies.


Fri, Aug 26 · acoustic · eclectic · indie · jazz · local · pop · retro · swing · vocal

draytonandthedreamboats Drayton & The Dreamboats
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

Featuring vocalist and violinist Drayton Aldridge, guitarist Tim Doyle, bassist Craig Sandberg, and drummer Mike Oliver, Drayton & The Dreamboats play a tasty blend of vintage styles, mixed in with more modern influences and the ancient musical secrets of the dream world. Through a mix of up-tempo swing, cool ballads, and catchy pop tunes, Drayton & The Dreamboats distill your dreams into musical reality.


Fri, Aug 26 · acoustic · bluegrass · country · local · roots · traditional

bullmoosepartybluegrass Bull Moose Party
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

Swannanoa, North Carolina's premier Bluegrass, Partygrass and Country band!


Fri, Aug 26 · blues · guitar · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

deltamoon2016 Delta Moon
w/ Weisshund & The Dirty Badgers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Delta Moon's new album, Low Down, released April 2015, is a rocking set of twelve songs, including nine originals by lead vocalist Tom Gray, (the Roots Music Association's 2008 Blues Songwriter of the Year,) and covers penned by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Skip James. Net Rhythms (UK) has called Delta Moon's signature sound, "Music as it should be – raw and honest." We call it a voice, a groove and two slide guitars.


Fri, Aug 26 · alternative · americana · country · humor · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

birdcloud Birdcloud
w/ Minorcan & Missing Stares
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Birdcloud is Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green, a pair who met in a place called Murfreesboro and who, since 2009, have used things like booze and sacrilege to make very modern country music.


Fri, Aug 26 · americana · bluegrass · folk · funk · indie · old time · progressive · punk · rock · roots · soul

moonshinedistrict Moonshine District
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Moonshine District, based out of Lexington, KY, plays their own brand of high energy mountain music blending bluegrass, old time, funk, punk, soul, and all kinds of folk music.


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Sat, Aug 27 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · blues · festival · folk · guitar · indie · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

woodbrothers Jam In the Trees – Day 2
11:30am at Pisgah Brewing
($25 Friday / $50 Saturday / $60 Two Day Pass)

Indoor Stage: 11am Mark Bumgarner * 12:15pm Patrick Sweany * 1:30pm The Secret Sisters * 3pm Jim Lauderdale * 4:30 Savannah Smith * 5:45 Mark Bumgarner * 11pm Unspoken Truth w/ special guests. Outdoor Stage: 9:40pm The Wood Brothers (pictured) * 7:45pm The Del McCoury Band, 6:15pm Junior Brown, 5pm Mipso ; 3:45 Chatham County Line ; 2:15 The Burrito Brothers ; 12:45pm Unspoken Tradition ; 11:30am Leyla McCalla.


Sat, Aug 27 · alternative · electronic · festival · indie · rock · roots · soul

thenakedandfamous New Belgium 25th Birthday Bash
3:00pm at New Belgium Brewing
($50)

Hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad with musical guests Mucca Pazza, Dark Water Rising, and our award-winning headliners, The Naked and Famous (pictured). This day-long celebration (doors open 3pm) will showcase Tour de Fat acts, unique beer offerings, amazing local eats & treats, and some exciting surprises you won’t want to miss. Tickets include 3 complimentary drinks.


Sat, Aug 27 · hip hop · local · rap · soul · vocal

insideout Inside-Out Hip Hop Show
5:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free, $5 donation encouraged)

The Inside-Out is an eight week music business workshop with an emphasis in urban music taught by Band Manager/Echo Mountain Production Manager, Jessica Tomasin and DJ/Musician/Executive Producer at Organic Synergy, Nex Millen. This show, 5-8pm, will feature over 10 local Hip Hop artists such as Jonathan Santos, Spaceman Jones, Mook!, Deuce and many more. Tickets are free but $5 donations are greatly appreciated to go towards future workshops and seminars. Please join us for this exciting event and help us support the local artists of Asheville.


Sat, Aug 27 · acoustic · americana · folk · guitar · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

dave-desmelik Dave Desmelik
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them.


Sat, Aug 27 · country · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

lukecombs2016 Luke Combs
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $23 DOS)

Growing up in Asheville, Luke Combs played football for famed A.C. Reynolds High School while performing with multiple groups. With the release of "Hurricane", he got his first look at the iTunes Top 10 Country Charts. Called "one of the most promising young talents in country music" by Country Music North, Luke’s unapologetic style and fearless vocal abilities are beginning to cause quite a stir in Nashville.


Sat, Aug 27 · americana · improvisation · jam · local · psychedelic · rock · tribute

phunclesam Phuncle Sam
Grateful Dead tribute
8:30pm at The Altamont Theatre
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS / $15 VIP)

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Improv-Americana, Dead-Centric “jam band.” Years of intense jamming and rehearsing finds Phuncle Sam with an ever-expanding body of original music. The band will also serve up quintessential interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others.


Sat, Aug 27 · blues · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

gypsyswingers2016 The Gypsy Swingers
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

The Gypsy Swingers, based in Asheville, perform jazz and blues standards ('30s and '40s) in the style of Django Reinhardt, of the Manouche people (French Romanis). It's a toe-tapping rhythym, perfect for swing dancing, throwing in Latin standards for a little sashaying sweetness.


Sat, Aug 27 · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

scottmiller Scott Miller
w/ Angela Easterling
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Scott Miller came into the national spotlight in the mid-'90s as leader of the Knoxville-based band The V-Roys; signed and produced by Steve Earle for his E-Squared label. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums, The V-Roys disbanded. Miller then signed to Sugar Hill Records and released several highly praised recording with his new backing band, The Commonwealth. Most recently he has recorded and released music through his own F.A.Y. Records label.


Sat, Aug 27 · blues · folk · indie · jam · new orleans · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

deltaphonic Deltaphonic
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

Deltaphonic, based in New Orleans, is inspired by musical and lyrical giants such as Tom Waits, Taj Mahal, ‘Mississippi’ John Hurt, Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, and Townes Van Zandt. Expect blues, psychedelic rock, swampy folk and jam.


Sat, Aug 27 · alternative · dub · hip hop · humor · indie

thehoodinternet The Hood Internet
w/ ShowYouSuck & Grizzleboogie
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

The Chicago duo – comprised of ABX and STV SLV – were primarily concerned with mashing up other hip hop tracks to begin with, after they formed in 2007, but have since gone on to pursue original material. The pair have also pursued slightly sillier things, like Album Tacos, a series of photoshopped classic album covers with tacos covering the original content. Their live sets include mashups of classic hip hop cuts in a slick and often comical manner.


Sat, Aug 27 · acoustic · bluegrass · harmony · improvisation · jam · roots · soul

themightypines The Mighty Pines
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

The Mighty Pines (formerly Acoustics Anonymous) bridge the gap between groove and grass. Injecting gravity and soul into anything they touch, and coating it all with a shimmering layer of harmonies, the music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed.


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Sun, Aug 28 · activist · benefit · eclectic · folk · indie · local · pop · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

docaquatic Stand Against HB2
North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC
3:00pm at The Orange Peel
($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Performers include Someone’s Sister, Tres Chicas, Doc Aquatic (pictured), the Camel City Collective, David Burney (from Johnny Folsom 4) & Steve Eisenstadt, Jeffrey Dean Foster, 6 String Drag, Brett Harris (full band), Gary Jules, Jon Lindsay (full band), Shirlette Ammons, The Veldt, The Fireside Collective, and Other performers TBA! 100% of proceeds go to EqualityNC.


Sun, Aug 28 · acoustic · classic rock · folk · guitar · local · piano · pop · retro · tribute

starrystarrynight Starry Starry Night
Favorite songs from the 60s & 70s w/ Bruce Lang & Richard Shulman
5:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

'70s pop songs in an acoustic setting - a selection of heartfelt songs by Don McClean, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Elton John and many others - pop songs from the '60s & '70s in an acoustic setting with vocals and 12 string guitar by Bruce Lang and piano by Richard Shulman.


Sun, Aug 28 · eclectic · improvisation · jam · jazz · local

upjumpedthree2016b Up Jumped Three
7:00pm at 5 Walnut
(Free)

This Asheville-based band fuses colors and shades of West Coast jazz, free jazz, and more modern elements, resulting in a ‘chamber jazz’ sound that is at once dynamic, engaging, and lyrical.


Sun, Aug 28 · big band · dance · jazz · local · percussion · swing · vocal

rickdilling Tribute to the Buddy Rich Big Band
Rick Dilling and Time Check
7:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15)

The band will pay tribute to the energetic and hard driving big band music of the world’s greatest drummer, the incomparable Buddy Rich. Joining in on the fun will be Wendy Jones, providing swingin’ vocals as recorded by Diane Schuur with the Basie Orchestra.


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Mon, Aug 29 · alternative · local · metal · rock

pleasuretoburn Pleasure to Burn
w/ Vic Crown & The Beard
9:00pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

Pleasure to Burn is a Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Alternative band from Asheville.


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Tue, Aug 30 · folk · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

williamelliottwhitmore William Elliott Whitmore
w/ Josiah & The Bonnevilles
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Known for the sparse, haunting qualities of the mostly solo recordings he refers to as roots-folk music, in which his voice is often accompanied by little more than a banjo or acoustic guitar, Whitmore began writing songs last year with some changes in mind. "I purposefully went into it wanting to make a little bit of a departure,sonically, using an electric guitar a little bit more and adding more instrumentation, more full-band type stuff," he says.


Tue, Aug 30 · alternative · americana · blues · country · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

bj_barham BJ Barham
w/ Justin Osborne of Susto
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

American Aquarium's six years as a band have been a fast-moving blur of rubber on road. After two years of writing, they journeyed to the legendary recording hub which gave birth to some of the greatest blues, country and rock records of all time: Muscle Shoals/Sheffield, AL. Recorded in eight days under the precise hand of friend/tour buddy Jason Isbell, the record is an aptly named milestone for the band, and their most painstaking effort to date. Described as a "consequence record" by vocalist BJ Barham, the band spent that week pushing out everything that's been haunting them.


Tue, Aug 30 · americana · country · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

markmchenry Mark McHenry
w/ Hearts Gone South
9:00pm at PULP
(21+, $5 members / $7 non-members)

Mark McHenry is a country music singer, songwriter and fan. His sound is a blend of "yester years" and "modern day" country music.


Tue, Aug 30 · alternative · art rock · fusion · instrumental · progressive · rock

horselords2016 Horse Lords
w/ Nest Egg
9:00pm at The Mothlight

An instrumental odyssey from Baltimore quartet Horse Lords - drums, bass, sax, guitar, and percussion fuse together to carve out deep, hypnotic grooves of bold new American rock and roll. Using a just intonation tuning system, the band constructs layers of punching, syncopated phrases that call upon elements of krautrock, African poly-rhythms, and classical minimalism.


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Wed, Aug 31 · acoustic · americana · fiddle · folk · harmony · old time · stringband · traditional · vocal

uncleearl Uncle Earl Reunion
w/ Anna and Elizabeth
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Fearless ambassadors for stringband music, Uncle Earl use tradition as a springboard, coloring a vast and varied legacy with their own unique perspectives as vocalists, instrumentalists, and songwriters. Independently, Kristin Andreassen (guitar, fiddle, ukulele, harmonica, vocals, clogging), Rayna Gellert (fiddle, guitar, vocals), KC Groves (mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals), and Abigail Washburn (banjo, vocals), have each emerged as adventurous, compelling voices in the ongoing old-time renaissance.


Wed, Aug 31 · improvisation · jazz · local

hardbopexplosion Hard Bop Explosion Reunion
w/ Michael W Davis & Bill Bares Trio
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12)

One of Asheville's favorite jazz repertoire bands, The Hard Bop Explosion features Justin Ray (trumpet); Jacob Rodriguez (saxophone); Bill Bares (piano); Zack Page (bass); Michael W Davis (drums).


Wed, Aug 31 · alternative · funk · indie · progressive · reggae

chargetheatlantic Charge the Atlantic
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Currently Nashville-based, originally from Rhode Island, CTA was founded on the idea of creating music that is not only catchy and memorable, but also musically and lyrically profound. We want to delight and surprise you with how intentionally well-crafted our songs are. We want to give you our best. And we want to absolutely blow your mind when you come see us live.


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Thu, Sep 1 · acoustic · americana · blues · folk · guitar · roots

richardgilewitz Richard Gilewitz
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

For nearly four decades, fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur.


Thu, Sep 1 · americana · folk · guitar · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

hannahkaminer Hannah Kaminer
The Heartbreak Highlight Reel w/ Momma Molasses
8:00pm at The Mothlight
($8)

Hannah Kaminer, based in Asheville, fuses echoes of mountain traditions with broadly appealing, Americana-style songwriting. Her clear, yearning voice brings home heartfelt lyrics about love, loss, and place.


Thu, Sep 1 · alternative · blues · guitar · indie · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

boblogIII Bob Log III
w/ The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour & The Low Counts
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Bob Log III is an American Slide Guitar One Man Band. During performances, he plays old Silvertone Archtop guitars, wears a full body cannonball man suit, and a helmet wired to a telephone which allows him to devote his hands and feet to guitar and drums. The spectacle has been described as a guitar dance party, full of sweaty smiles, jumps and kicks.


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Fri, Sep 2 · acoustic · african · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · gospel · latin · local · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock · traditional · vocal · world

davidlamotte David LaMotte
The Other Way Around - Album Release Party
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($25)

Join David LaMotte and a large backing band as they celebrate the release of his new album, The Other Way Around, and his 25th year as a professional musician. The music itself carries influences from Latin, African, Appalachian, Gospel, Southern Rock, and Bluegrass traditions, as well as the acoustic folk territory that LaMotte is more known for, and includes collaborations with musicians from every inhabited continent. Special guest musicians at the concert will include Leeda “Lyric” Jones, Ian Ridenhour, Tom Prasada-Rao, and BJ Leiderman, among many others.


Fri, Sep 2 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · eclectic · improvisation · indie · jam · psychedelic · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

larrykeelexperience2016 Larry Keel Experience
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15)

Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. He's also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it's a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map.


Fri, Sep 2 · americana · blues · folk · gospel · native american · progressive · rock · roots · soul · spiritual · traditional

darkwaterrising Dark Water Rising
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($10)

Dark Water Rising brings a unique sound from North Carolina that is full of soul, blues and tradition. Members of the Lumbee and Tuscarora Nations, they are the winners of three Native American Music Awards with their most recent honor being “Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording”. They explore various themes of life — love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, pain — all while expressing and evoking sincere emotion on issues affecting contemporary Native American communities.


Fri, Sep 2 · alternative · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · soul

sawyerfredericks Sawyer Fredericks
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($20)

Sawyer Fredericks has certainly come a long way from the 88-acre Upstate New York farm where he grew up. However, home is still a big part of his soulful, contemporary folk sound.


Fri, Sep 2 · blues · instrumental · jazz · local · ragtime · swing · traditional · vocal

redhotsugarbabies Red Hot Sugar Babies
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

The Red Hot Sugar Babies perform vocal and instrumental jazz of the roaring '20s-'30s including Vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans. Influences: Ethel Waters, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton.


Fri, Sep 2 · classic rock · pop · rock · roots · tribute

satisfaction Satisfaction
The International Rolling Stones Show
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” is the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 15th Anniversary in production with over 2500 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind.


Fri, Sep 2 · acoustic · americana · country · improvisation · jam · local · progressive · roots · traditional · tribute

tonofhay Ton of Hay
Tribute to The Grateful Dead’s Skullfuck & Europe ’72
9:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(21+, $8)

Asheville-based Ton of Hay focuses on the Grateful Dead's countrier side, including acoustic instruments & pedal steel to recreate the cosmic Americana beauty of the GD experience.


Fri, Sep 2 · dance · electronic · fusion · local · progressive · psychedelic · retro · rock · soul · synth

dejafuze Deja Fuze CD Release Show
w/ the Space Cowboys & Cosmic Girls (Jamiroquai Tribute)
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

Asheville-based Déjà Fuze, a Progressive Electric Fuzion group in the vein of Lotus, Jeff Beck, and Yes, is out to oscillate your life. Kicking off the night into dance fury will be Asheville’s own Jamiroquai tribute band, the Space Cowboys & the Cosmic Girls. Lookout for special guest players performing with Deja Fuze, live painters, local vendors, and prize giveaways during night.


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Sat, Sep 3 · classic rock · kids · pop · rock · tribute

abbeyroadlive Abbey Road LIVE! matinee
4:00pm at The Orange Peel
($12 adults / $8 children)

Initially a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as “Abbey Road”, “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”.


Sat, Sep 3 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · fiddle · folk · local · old time · roots · stringband

midnightplowboys2016 The Midnight Plowboys
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15)

The Midnight Plowboys are a traditional roots music string band comprised of talented pickers and singers who are also fun-loving stage entertainers. The Asheville-based band is well-known for its diverse musical style, which includes elements of southern fiddle music, bluegrass, Americana, old-time, folk and classic early country songs. Solo and harmony vocals are featured with acoustic instrumental support from fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass.


Sat, Sep 3 · benefit · classical · instrumental · local · piano

pianists The 4th Annual World Masterwork Series
Benefit for Mission Foundation “Ladies Night Out”
7:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($9.50)

The evening begins with Christopher Tavernier & Nolan Anthony (pictured) playing your favorite piano solos by some of the greatest composers of all time. Then, let your imagination soar with Camille Saint-Saëns' charming Carnival of the Animals, fourteen entertaining pieces played by two pianos with an assortment of string, woodwind and percussion instruments, performed by the Masterwork Chamber Players. Also featured is a narration of the humorous verses by Ogden Nash and Bruce Adolphe, narrated by Ron Whittemore.


Sat, Sep 3 · classic rock · pop · psychedelic · rock · tribute

abbeyroadlive Abbey Road LIVE!
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($16 adv / $19 DOS)

Initially a tribute to the monumental “Abbey Road” album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as “Abbey Road”, “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”.


Sat, Sep 3 · jazz · local · pop · singer-songwriter · soul

jeffthompsongivingtrio Jeff Thompson Giving Trio
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($12 adv / $15 DOS / $20 VIP)

Be prepared to be treated to an evening of not only some of the most catchy and sophisticated jazz/pop/soul in the region, but to a gorgeous and creative stage set. Thompson, three time winner of a "Best of WNC" award in the singer songwriter category, also has a history in performance poetry and professional theatre, and likes to "to think of the whole show as a piece of art, from beginning to end. No wasted moments." (Performing Songwriter Magazine)


Sat, Sep 3 · dance · folk · gypsy · jazz · local · roots · soul · swing · tango · traditional · world

juanbenavidesgroup2 Juan Benavides Group & The Resonant Rogues
Romany Revelry: An Evening of World Music and Dance
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

The Resonant Rogues are returning to the Isis for an evening of original folk and jazz from around the world. Joining them that evening will be the Juan Benavides Group (pictured). It'll be an evening of World Music and Dance by two of the best bands in Asheville.


Sat, Sep 3 · hard rock · indie · metal · punk · rock

sloppyseconds Sloppy Seconds
w/ Pleasures of the Ultraviolent &Drunk in a Dumpster
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Sloppy Seconds is a Ramones/Dickies-influenced punk band from Indianapolis that started in the mid-1980s. The band prefers to sing about such topics as pornography, classic horror movies, old TV shows, comic books, alcohol, being fat, and getting drunk.


Sat, Sep 3 · dance · electronic · fusion · indie · local · pop · synth · vocal

marleycarroll Marley Carroll
w/ RBTS WIN & Doc Aquatic
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10)

Asheville-based Marley Carroll has been making waves as a thoughtful, sophisticated electronic producer with a penchant for melancholy melodies and warm, silvery vocals. His onstage performances are exercises in understated talent that mix live vocals with stunning and unorthodox turntablist skills over a bed of sophisticated electronica.


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Sun, Sep 4 · alternative · blues · country · festival · indie · jazz · local · pop · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

andrewscotchie2 1st Annual SocialFest
12:00pm at The Social
($10 adv adult / $7 adv child / $15 all DOS)

All Local Lineup includes: Andrew Scotchie (pictured) & The River Rats * Travers Brothership * Lyric * Ryan Perry Band * The Jordan Okrend Experience * Spanky Twang * Moser Pie * Zuzu Welsh Band * Rhoda Weaver & The Soulmates * Calvin Get Down * Iggy Radio * Ashli Rose * The Cody Brothers * Rock Academy All Stars. Food Trucks - Local Craft Vendors - KidZone. All Ages Welcome - Rain or Shine Event. Festival runs noon-2am. Bring your favorite camping chair!


Sun, Sep 4 · alternative · hard rock · hardcore · indie · local · outlaw country · rock · roots · southern rock

crankcountydaredevils Crank Country Daredevils
w/ The Go Devils
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Hailing from Asheville, aka the "cesspool of sin", Crank County Daredevils play reckless abandonment Rock N Roll for junkies, gypsies, hookers, & thieves.


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Tue, Sep 6 · art rock · garage · indie · metal · psychedelic · retro · rock

uncleacidandthedeadbeats Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
w/ Danava & The Shrine
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $22 DOS)

Because Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats exist in their own self-created world, hoovering up trash/pop culture and spitting it back out in hot chunks of finely-hewn riffola and righteous rock ‘n roll noise. Make no mistake though, they are a pop band too: a pop band of the most fuzzed-up, subversive kind. One with three part harmonies that sing of death and murder. But a pop band all the same.


Tue, Sep 6 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · classical · indie · local · singer-songwriter

lushagave2016 Lush Agave
w/ Tantrum & Elisa Faires
8:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Erao’s core focus in music has always reflected her experience in classical voice. A choir girl through and through, Lush Agave was conceived through Erao’s passion for opera arias and art song. Erao’s compositions serve as an homage to various pieces she has performed by sampling various melodies, lyrics, or by incorporating overall sentiments. The result evokes intense themes of tragedy, beauty, and passion.


Wed, Sep 7 · alternative · americana · blues · indie · old time · rockabilly · roots · singer-songwriter

jd_wilkes JD Wilkes (of The Legendary Shack Shakers)
w/ Dex Romweber (of Flat Duo Jets)
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Wilkes is known as the founder and only remaining original member of the Legendary Shack Shakers, formed in Murray, Kentucky (and later relocated to Nashville, TN) in the mid ‘90s. The band rose to prominence when their “C.B. Song” was featured in a long-running Geico commercial. Eventually tiring of the perils of playing punk rock tours, Wilkes formed The Dirt Daubers, an old-time, roots-influenced side project with his wife, Jessica. The band eventually expanded its sound to incorporate more rockabilly and blues material.


Wed, Sep 7 · blues · r&b · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

leopoldandhisfiction Leopold And His Fiction
9:00pm at SOL Bar - New Mountain AVL
(21+, $7 adv / $10 DOS)

Soul-drenched, bare-bones rock 'n' roll that shakes with the power of '73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown.


Wed, Sep 7 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · blues · experimental · guitar · indie · percussion · psychedelic · roots · world

75dollarbill 75 Dollar Bill
w/ MANAS
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Quickly gaining a reputation in New York for their kinetic live shows, 75 Dollar Bill's raw electric music is as informed by early American guitar boogie and the stringed instrument traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East as it is by the space chords of Sun Ra and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their home town.


Wed, Sep 7 · funk · guitar · jam · new orleans · progressive · rock

earphunk Earphunk
10:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)

This New Orleans-based band has a uniquely organic balance of heavy-pocket funk and reckless prog-driven guitar explosions, or "prog-funk", as the band refers to it.


Thu, Sep 8 · americana · blues · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

sethwalker2016 Seth Walker
Album Release Concert
8:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15)

Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar.


Thu, Sep 8 · americana · country · garage · indie · pop · punk · retro · rock

twinpeaks Twin Peaks
w/ White Reaper & Modern Vices
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

It’s rock new and old, it’s a little bit of country, it’s a whole lot of punk attitude, and it’s something to get excited about.


Fri, Sep 9 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · gospel · local · roots · traditional · tribute

lovecanon RiverLink RiverMusic
5:30pm at Carrier Park
(Free)

All Bluegrass Lineup - 5:30pm: Buncombe Turnpike (from Asheville, traditional and contemporary bluegrass to gospel and hand crafted originals) * 6:45: Tellico (also from Asheville, schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic “Appalachiacana” sound) * 8pm: Love Canon (pictured, from Charlottesville, Virginia, specializing in bluegrass covers of '80s songs)


Fri, Sep 9 · country · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

seanhayes Sean Hayes
w/ Tim Carr
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 adv / $23 DOS)

Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.”


Fri, Sep 9 · alternative · grunge · hard rock · indie · local · rock

thestumpmutts The Stump Mutts
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($5 members / $7 non-members)

Listenasheville.com described the band’s sound as, "crankshaft rock that houses a fair deal of aggression, though its edges are rounded off. It’s logically structured, so the brightest light shines in the portrayal of the feeling." The Stump Mutts’ songs evoke relatable stories of toxic relationships, love and loss, obsession, rebellion, deceit and desire.


Fri, Sep 9 · blues · dance · folk · gypsy · local · new orleans · pop · ragtime · roots · swing · world

sparrowandherwingmen2 Sparrow and her Wingmen
8:30pm at Cork & Keg
(Free)

With a wide repertoire ranging from gypsy jazz to early ragtime pop to New Orleans blues, Sparrow & her Wingmen play gems from every era of early jazz, featuring Sparrow Pants on vocals & accordion, Keith J. Smith on guitar, Je Widenhouse on cornet, JP Furnas on Trombone, and Craig Sandberg on the upright bass. The Wingmen were formed by dancers Sparrow & Keith, with a goal of playing great dance music inspired by the folk roots of jazz, with an emphasis on improvisation, creative arrangements, and having a blast.


Fri, Sep 9 · acoustic · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

joanshelley Joan Shelley
w/ Maiden Radio
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Joan Shelley quickly follows her acclaimed 2014 album Electric Ursa with Over and Even, a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky. Shelley has been praised by Rolling Stone, NPR and Pitchfork, and The New York Times recently wrote that “her music is folky and pastoral, with a sense of scale that makes her humble about her place in mankind and the universe, and her songs are serene but never complacent.” Over and Even is her third record.


Fri, Sep 9 · bluegrass · folk · guitar · improvisation · jam · roots · tribute

thegrassisdead The Grass is Dead
10:00pm at Asheville Music Hall
(21+, $10 adv / $13 DOS)

The Grass is Dead are a force of Bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.


Sat, Sep 10 · alternative · folk · harmony · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

brandicarlile Brandi Carlile
OUTDOOR SHOW Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing)12 Old Charlotte Highway
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(All Ages, $30 adv / $35 DOS)

Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song.


Sat, Sep 10 · comedy · eclectic · humor · pop

weirdal ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($35-$55)

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest‐selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. He is best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” “White & Nerdy,” and “Tacky.”


Sat, Sep 10 · electronic · folk · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

carseatheadrest Car Seat Headrest
w/ The Lemon Twigs
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

With songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers, Car Seat Headrest's conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording.


Sat, Sep 10 · alternative · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

toddsnider Todd Snider’s East Nashville Revue
Outdoor Show
5:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $55 VIP)

A special evening of song-craft, tall tales and story-telling with an eclectic group of Nashville’s finest wordsmiths and led by none other than Todd Snider. Featuring sets from Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Kevin Gordon, and Rory Carroll.


Sat, Sep 10 · benefit · eclectic · pop · rock

rockacademy 8th Annual Rock Academy Fundraiser for Give to the Music
with LYRIC
6:30pm at The Orange Peel
($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Asheville’s Rock Academy bands will set the stage for this year’s headliner and local favorite, LYRIC! There will be the usual Rockin’ Raffle tables with over 100 prizes; T-Shirts, Door prizes and more. Rock Academy Teens are fresh off a year of high profile Performances including the Main Stage of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio! The nationally known Rock Academy Bands have performed with AC/DC’s Cliff Williams, shred lord Joe Stump, American Idol Caleb Johnson and this Country’s rising super star Joe Lasher Jr. On September 10 they take the stage for the 8th time at the Orange Peel in an effort to raise money for Give to the Music, a local nonprofit that sponsors underserved children for private music lessons, performance classes, instruments and musical equipment.


Sat, Sep 10 · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · harmony · jam · progressive · roots

cabinet Cabinet
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes its mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building.


Sat, Sep 10 · alternative · indie · rock

jackoblivian Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks
9:00pm at The Lazy Diamond

Depending on whom you ask, Jack "Oblivian" Yarber is either a rock legend or an absolute unknown. This dichotomy is well-understood by Memphis musicians, as underground "fame," for all its rewards, has, with a few exceptions, been the ceiling for local acts for decades. And no one knows this dichotomy better than Yarber, who may be Memphis' most influential active rock musician.


Sat, Sep 10 · metal · rock

pallbearer Pallbearer
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Pallbearer’s debut full-length Sorrow and Extinction was released in early 2012. At just under fifty minutes, the album’s five tracks capitalized on the primal clout of the band’s demo, but here the songs were freed from reliance on volume as the music wavered beautifully between subdued introspection and towering aural force. Released by the well-respected Canadian underground label, Profound Lore, Sorrow and Extinction instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found Pallbearer’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in a metal world replete with imitators. Hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of 2012, the album also received the coveted “Best New Music” stamp of approval from Pitchfork as well as being cited as one of the year’s best albums by outlets such as Spin and NPR.


Sat, Sep 10 · americana · bluegrass · funk · gypsy · improvisation · indie · jam · jazz · progressive · reggae · rock

buddhagraphspaceship Buddhagraph Spaceship
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Buddhagraph Spaceship is a rock band from Blacksburg, VA, with roots stretching from the old time to the far side and all foundations between. Creating a bridge between accoustic and electronic improvisation, they blend elements of Funk, Jam, Folk, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Americana, Progressive Rock, Reggae, and much more to achieve their eclectic sound.


Sun, Sep 11 · alternative · classical · instrumental · jam · piano · psychedelic · tribute

hollybowling Holly Bowling
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $20 DOS)

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead.


Sun, Sep 11 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

dinosaurjr Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Cloud Nothings
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Over the last three decades, J Mascis’ songwriting has continued to pursue confusion, isolation and mis-communication as its main themes (which is one of the reasons he’s always been the artist-of-choice for so many misfits), but he has really worked on the craft of songwriting, and he’s constantly improving his ability to convey these feelings rather than merely inhabit them.


Sun, Sep 11 · alternative · blues · country · garage · retro · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

trixietrainwreck Trixie Trainwreck No Man Band
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
(Free, donations encouraged)

"With a rock steady rhythm guitar strum and the round boom of her one woman band bass drum, Trixie poured out heartfelt country ballads, with an occasional rock and roll growl, just in case you might think its an angel singing." - Indie Berlin


Mon, Sep 12 · acoustic · classical · instrumental · local

panharmonia_trio Pan Harmonia
Music of Gary Schocker, Frederik Holm, JS Bach, Ernesto Nazareth
6:30pm at Haen Gallery
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $5 Students (With 7% NC tax))

Music will include works by Swedish sound designer Fredrik Holm, American lyricists George Gershwin and Gary Schocker, JS Bach, and Choro master Ernesto Nazareth. Enjoy an acoustic show with a varied yet inclusive program for all music lovers that is the signature style of Pan Harmonia. Musicians include Kate Steinbeck, flute; Rosalind Buda, bassoon; and Amy Brucksch, guitar. Wine at 6:30pm, music starts 7:15pm.


Mon, Sep 12 · hip hop · r&b · rap · singer-songwriter · vocal

torylanez Tory Lanez
I Told You Tour with special guest VeeCee
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($22 adv / $29 + album / $25 DOS / $49 VIP / $99 Meet & Greet)

With his breakout single “Luv” climbing charts nationwide and following the release of his debut single “Say It”—peaking at #1 on Rhythmic and Urban Radio as well as #23 on the Hot 100—rising singer, songwriter, rapper and producer Tory Lanez is poised to release his debut album I Told You, later this year on Benny Blanco’s Interscope Records.


Tue, Sep 13 · alternative · eclectic · fiddle · folk · indie · singer-songwriter

andrewbird Andrew Bird
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $36 adv / $39 DOS)

Initially known through his violin work with the band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird is now best known as a solo musician.


Tue, Sep 13 · alternative · ambient · indie · psychedelic

thealbumleaf The Album Leaf
w/ Sister Crayon
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($15)

One year after forming the influential San Diego instrumental group Tristeza, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle founded THE ALBUM LEAF, a solo studio project turned full-fledged live band. The diversity of THE ALBUM LEAF’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Pysch bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences – and it’s clear that THE ALBUM LEAF is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist & within the larger scope of modern music.


Wed, Sep 14 · alternative · hardcore · metal · rock

chevelle Chevelle
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $32 adv / $35 DOS)

The Daily Texan described their music as "a kind of controlled chaos, a beautiful darkness, a gentle rampage of aural velocity", and drew away from the band's comparisons to Tool by stating "Tool have always embraced their experimental side and released scathing social commentaries and criticisms, while Chevelle write radio-friendly tunes with subtly deep meanings, but with overtones easily grasped by any listener."


Wed, Sep 14 · acoustic · celtic · folk · guitar · irish · local · traditional · vocal

aiofe_robin Aoife Clancy & Robin Bullock
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($15)

Longtime Asheville favorite and "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock joins Aoife Clancy who brings a refreshing new voice to folk music, that ranges from traditional Irish songs to ballads and contemporary folk for a concert with acoustic guitars, mandolins and citterns and lovely vocals.


Wed, Sep 14 · alternative · country · jam · pop · rock · roots

dropinpickup Dropin Pickup
w/ SeepeopleS
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10)

Experience, passion, and energy embody Tampa-based rock band Dropin Pickup. Rising from the ashes of previous projects, the newly solidified lineup creates smooth and soulful anthems.


Wed, Sep 14 · alternative · art rock · hardcore · indie · punk · rock

titis Titus Andronicus
w/ A Giant Dog
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($15)

In July of 2005, the rock band Titus Andronicus made their first live appearance, performing for a few friends in an unfinished basement. The ensuing decade would see nearly 800 shows, 18 members, and the release of three full-length albums and 14 7-inches, as the group rose from their obscure beginnings in the tri-state DIY scene to the heights of international “indie stardom,” only to (nearly?) throw it all away in a vicious cycle of depression and decadence. The culmination of that ten-year journey is The Most Lamentable Tragedy.


Thu, Sep 15 · blues · country · dance · rock · rockabilly · roots · swing · vocal

misstess Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
7:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12)

Miss Tess and The Talkbacks is a grooving rock ‘n’ roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, NY. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess. She possesses a voice that is, "alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to” (Pop Matters).


Thu, Sep 15 · gospel · r&b · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · spiritual · vocal

lizvice Liz Vice
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Portland-based Liz Vice recovered from a life threatening auto-immune disease and subsequent kidney transplant at an early age and was working in film when she auditioned for her church gospel group. The results were so spectacular that she was soon inside a recording studio creating her debut, "There's A Light," sounding like something straight out of the Stax vault over top of a slinky bass and drum groove.


Thu, Sep 15 · alternative · country · folk · indie · pop · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

lizlongley Liz Longley
Weightless Tour
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $18 DOS / $25 VIP)

While Longley’s songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith - all artists she has supported live - her latest effort spotlights a style and confidence that’s all her own.


Thu, Sep 15 · local · metal · rock

viccrown2016 Vic Crown 20th Anniversary Show
w/ Binding Isaac & Bleedseason
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($5 adv / $7 DOS)

Local metal band Vic Crown has rocked Asheville for 20 years. Opener Binding Isaac uniquely fuses old and new school in-your-face brutal metal. Also opening, also from Asheville, Bleedseason exudes the intensity of metal masters.


Fri, Sep 16 · alternative · indie · local · pop · punk · rock · roots

cracker Cracker
w/ The Dirty Badgers
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

Cracker has been at for nearly 25 years. Fans will remember old favorites like “Euro-Trash Girl” and “Low,” but the band has a new album out and reviews are calling it “rock solid” and “ambitious.” Opening band, the Asheville-based Dirty Badgers, call themselves “the sweet spot where hard mountain blues meets old school CBGBs punk.”


Fri, Sep 16 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · country · folk · harmony · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

underhillrose2016b Underhill Rose
Live album recording
7:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($10 adv / $12 DOS / $20 VIP)

Two shows: Early show 7pm, Late show 9:30pm. Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s open-back banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions, the troubadours create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired. Molly Rose and Eleanor Underhill’s musical partnership is the result of a chance meeting at a makeshift performance of “Angel from Montgomery” between classes at Warren Wilson College. Their affinity for the music they make has kept them together for more than 10 years.


Fri, Sep 16 · americana · appalachian · country · folk · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Nikki-Talley Nikki Talley
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

After 4 1/2 years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice & thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, it’s only fitting that her songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Along with her guitar & clawhammer style banjo, her musical partner & husband Jason Sharp adds resonant lush guitar tones as well as harmonies to round out the duo’s sound.


Fri, Sep 16 · blues · gypsy · jazz · latin · local · swing

gypsyswingers2016 The Gypsy Swingers
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

The Gypsy Swingers, based in Asheville, perform jazz and blues standards ('30s and '40s) in the style of Django Reinhardt, of the Manouche people (French Romanis). It's a toe-tapping rhythym, perfect for swing dancing, throwing in Latin standards for a little sashaying sweetness.


Fri, Sep 16 · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · pop · psychedelic

williamtyler William Tyler (full band)
w/ Thomas Wincek
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Tyler explores the boundaries of composition for solo guitar in a manner that pays homage to everyone from Leo Kottke to Brian Wilson, with an epic song cycle that veers from cathedral-like psychedelic hymns to pastoral folk melodies.


Fri, Sep 16 · alternative · electronic · improvisation · indie · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock

fluxcapacitor Flux Capacitor
10:00pm at The One Stop
(21+, Free)

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, this band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation, and electronica. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambiance of jamming on tribal proportions.


Sat, Sep 17 · blues · guitar · improvisation · jam · rock · southern rock

widespreadpanic Widespread Panic
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($47.50)

Formed in the tradition of the great southern guitar blues bands, with an improvisatory ethos, Widespread Panic has released 12 studio albums (including Street Dogs) and 43 live albums, selling more than 3 million copies as one of the most successful touring acts in the world.


Sat, Sep 17 · classical · instrumental · local

jenniferkoh Tchasing Tchaikovsky
Asheville Symphony w/ Daniel Meyer, conductor & Jennifer Koh, violin
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth)

The all-Tchaikovsky program includes Suite from Sleeping Beauty, Francesca da Rimini and Violin Concerto in D. Named 2016 Musician of the Year by Musical America, Jennifer Koh has already taken bows with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Munich Philharmonic. Tonight she returns to Asheville to perform the Violin Concerto in D.


Sat, Sep 17 · americana · fiddle · harmony · jazz · roots · swing · vocal · western swing

quebesisters The Quebe Sisters
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

When the Quebe (rhymes with "maybe") Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It's partly because the trio's vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.


Sat, Sep 17 · alternative · country · dance · honky tonk · outlaw country · rock · roots

whiteymorgan Whitey Morgan & Cody Jinks
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($25 adv / $28 DOS / $80 Four)

A native of the economically depressed city of Flint, Michigan, Whitey Morgan practically bleeds straight into each of his songs, making for a kind of rough-and-tumble honky-tonk noir record that can pack the dance floor while doing Bukowski proud.


Sat, Sep 17 · electronic · funk · indie · jam · psychedelic · rock

sunsquabi Sunsquabi
w/ Modern Measure
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

SunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a "Live-Electronic" band should be. SunSquabi is dedicated to their ever evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. It's no wonder the Colorado band is gaining national attention for their unique sound. The band has multiple answers when asked to describe their sound, but most often describe it as an Electronic Hydro Funk Experience.


Sat, Sep 17 · alternative · improvisation · jam · psychedelic · rock

colbruce2016 Col. Bruce Hampton
9:00pm at The Bywater

Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963, leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his many bands, including The Late Bronze Age and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.


Sun, Sep 18 · acoustic · classical · instrumental · local

panharmonia_trio Pan Harmonia
Music of Gary Schocker, Frederik Holm, JS Bach, Ernesto Nazareth
3:00pm at Haen Gallery - Brevard
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $5 Students w/ 7% NC tax)

Music will include works by Swedish sound designer Fredrik Holm, American lyricists George Gershwin and Gary Schocker, JS Bach, and Choro master Ernesto Nazareth. Enjoy an acoustic show with a varied yet inclusive program for all music lovers that is the signature style of Pan Harmonia. Musicians include Kate Steinbeck, flute; Rosalind Buda, bassoon; and Amy Brucksch, guitar. Tea at 3pm, music starts 3:30pm.


Sun, Sep 18 · americana · bluegrass · country · improvisation · jam · pop · progressive · roots

seldomscene The Seldom Scene
7:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($30 adv / $35 DOS)

More than 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in Ben Eldridge’s Bethesda, Maryland basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre. Their legendary weekly DC-area residencies included bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop.


Sun, Sep 18 · acoustic · folk · jazz · pop · r&b · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

amoslee Amos Lee
w/ Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($34.50 - $69.50)

With his laid-back vocal delivery and earthy, acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and '70s folk artists.


Mon, Sep 19 · acoustic · classical · eclectic · improvisation · indie · jazz · rock · ukulele

jakeshimabukuro Jake Shimabukuro
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
($46 Orchestra / $36 Balcony)

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele. Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah. He started playing at the age of four, and his career skyrocketed with a YouTube clip of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" that went viral and received more than 13 million views.


Mon, Sep 19 · alternative · avant garde · electronic · experimental · folk · indie · psychedelic · singer-songwriter

arciris Arc Iris
9:30pm at The Mothlight
(Free)

“It’s hypnotic,” said the Boston Globe. The New York Times wrote of “songs that seesawed between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness.” The Guardian talked of “a shape-shifting treat” while new music site The Line of Best Fit proclaimed, “Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new." The band is based in Providence, Rhode Island.


Tue, Sep 20 · country · folk · rock · vocal

thewildreeds The Wild Reeds
w/ Blank Range
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. However, the music is nearly indefinable. The sound from this LA based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some ethereal folk, a hint of country twang and some rock and roll rhythm (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this band's power: harmonies that create an instrument in and of itself.


Wed, Sep 21 · funk · pop · rock · soul · vocal

alannaroyale Alanna Royale
w/ Wild Ponies
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Alanna Royale combines the best elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, all executed by their fearless leader and sensual vocalist, Alanna Quinn-Broadus, an unparalleled rhythm section – Jared Colby on guitar, Gabriel Golden on bass and Matt Snow on drums - and a tremendously talented two-piece horn section – Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone.


Wed, Sep 21 · alternative · folk · harmony · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

paperbird Paper Bird
w/ Cicada Rhythm
9:00pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Paper Bird boasts three lead vocalists - singer Sarah Anderson, singer and keyboard player Genevieve Patterson, and singer Carleigh Aikins - all of whom blend their voices in seamless three part harmonies. Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Paper Bird first emerged from the same environs that launched such outfits as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the Lumineers.


Thu, Sep 22 · gospel · spiritual · vocal

entertherealm Enter the Realm Tour
w/ Tasha Page-Lockhart, D’Morea Johnson & Latice Crawford
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($24.50 - $33.50)

Tasha Page-Lockhart, a Detroit native, is season 6 winner of the Gospel singing competition show ‘Sunday Best’. With the release of her 2014 Album ‘Here Right Now’ earning three nominations at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards, winning New Artist of the Year. D’Morea Johnson, a Bronx native, made his Gospel/CCM debut August 2008 with a Praise & Worship Balled ‘I Am Love’, he later followed up with three Radio Singles April 2014 simultaneously. In November 2015 his premiere studio album D’Morea Johnson – ‘The Name You Know’ debut #3 on Gospel Billboard containing all singles since his debut and are still pinned in rotation. Latice Crawford, a New York native, finished 3rd place on season 2 Gospel singing competition show ‘Sunday Best’. With the release of her 2014 self-titled Album ‘Latice Crawford’ she found herself on Billboards’ Top Gospel Albums.


Thu, Sep 22 · americana · blues · folk · indie · ragtime · roots · singer-songwriter

woodypines2 Woody Pines
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($8 adv / $10 DOS / $15 VIP)

Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody Pines continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78s and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.


Fri, Sep 23 · classic rock · pop · rock

johnfordcoley Sounds of the ’70s
Ambrosia, Orleans, Player & John Ford Coley
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($35-$52)

Ambrosia, Orleans, Player, and John Ford Coley sing all their soft rock hits! Fan favorites including “How Much I Feel,” “You’re the Only Woman” (Ambrosia), “Still the One”, “Dance with Me” (Orleans), “Baby Come Back,” “This Time I’m In It For Love” (Player), “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” and “Night Are the Answer” (John Ford Coley).


Fri, Sep 23 · blues · cajun · country · pop · roots · zydeco

therevelers The Revelers
w/ Dirty Bourbon River Show
8:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys are “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural Renaissance.” They joined together to form a Louisiana supergroup, combining Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from Southwest Louisiana.


Fri, Sep 23 · alternative · indie · rock

builttospill Built To Spill
w/ Hop Along & Alex G
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading ‘indie rock’ bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year. Under the command of its constant leader, Doug Martsch, as well as a new rhythm section, Built To Spill’s creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009.


Sat, Sep 24 · acoustic · bluegrass · country · folk · gospel · singer-songwriter

kathymattea Kathy Mattea
The Acoustic Living Room Songs & Stories w/ Bill Cooley
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Regular $42 / Student $37 / Child $20)

Recognized as one of the most respected country stars of her era, Kathy Mattea is a legendary hitmaker committed to musical authenticity, bringing elements of folk, bluegrass, gospel, and the intimacy of a singer/songwriter to her work. Garnering numerous awards including a Grammy for Best Southern/ Country/ Bluegrass Gospel Album for Good News, her soulful and comforting style is well suited to collaborations such as this current tour with talented guitarist/arranger Bill Cooley. Mattea and Cooley eagerly embrace the acoustic duo format, offering fans, new and dedicated, a unique angle on their musical roots and origins.


Sat, Sep 24 · fusion · metal · rock

gojira Gojira
Tesseract
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(All Ages, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Gojira made a stunning international impact with the release of their 2012 album L’ENFANT SAUVAGE, earning the four-piece unanimous critical praise and numerous Best Of honors… “One of the most riveting and challenging metal records of the year. This quartet’s nothing if not an adroit and agile rock band, prone to acrobatic guitar lines and rhythmic shifts capable of inducing whiplash”, stated Pitchfork. Entertainment Weekly placed L’ENFANT SAUVAGE in their “Six Best Metal Albums of the Year” round-up, while SPIN raved… “every nanosecond of (their) proggy death metal is masterfully erected.”


Sat, Sep 24 · cajun · dance · local · roots · traditional · zydeco

zydecoyaya Zydeco Ya Ya
8:30pm at Cork & Keg
($8)

Dance your boots off to the hot rhythms of Asheville's own Zydeco Ya Ya.


Sat, Sep 24 · funk · r&b · rock · roots · soul · vocal

thesuffers2016 The Suffers
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

The Suffers are a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul with Rock & Roll.


Sat, Sep 24 · garage · indie · psychedelic · retro · rock

mysticbraves Mystic Braves
w/ The Dream Ride & Ouroboros Boys
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Los Angeles-based Mystic Braves, rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival.


Sat, Sep 24 · classic rock · improvisation · jam · psychedelic · rock · roots · tribute

cosmiccharlie2 Cosmic Charlie
10:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)

Moving and shaking even the most skeptical of Deadheads, Athens-based Cosmic Charlie storms into a town and plays with an energy that eludes other bands, an energy that often eluded the Dead themselves.


Sun, Sep 25 · acoustic · classical · instrumental · local

baroque Asheville Baroque Concert Series – Connections
w/ Jeanne Johnson on Baroque violin
3:00pm at Oakley United Methodist Church
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $5 students, plus tax)

The concert will feature Atlanta-based Jeanne Johnson on Baroque violin. A versatile and dynamic musician, Ms. Johnson has performed with ensembles spanning many styles, including Baroque music with Tafelmusik, the Washington Bach Consort, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Portland Baroque; classical and crossover with the Atlanta Symphony and Turtle Island String Quartet; and country music with Vince Gill and Amy Grant. For this program she joins forces with Asheville Baroque Concerts’ artistic director, Gail Ann Schroeder on viola da gamba and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. Connections explores the far-reaching influence of the seventeenth-century southern German and Austrian violin virtuosos. The program includes violin solos by H.I. Biber, N. Matteis and J.J. Walther, as well as chamber works written for violin and viola da gamba by W. Young, S.F. Capricornus and G.P. Telemann.


Sun, Sep 25 · blues · jazz · local · new orleans · retro · roots · swing · vocal · western swing

peggyr2016 Peggy Ratusz
Full on Blues
7:30pm at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
($10)

Combining Vintage, Bawdy, Boogie Woogie, Swing, New Orleans and Texas Blues, local chanteuse, Peggy Ratusz and her all-star band will be pulling out all the stops with this full scale Blues throw-down! Known for her soul-stirring powerhouse vocals Peggy will be honoring many of the great artists of bygone years who paved the way for everyone else, as well as mid-century and modern icons of the genre: Bessie Smith, Jimmie Vaughn, Janis Joplin, Sean Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Johnson, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi and more! Jonathan Pearlman - guitar/vocals, Aaron Price- piano/keys and Ben Bjorlie – Drums and Grant Cutherbertson-upright and electric bass.


Sun, Sep 25 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

sarawatkins Sara Watkins
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

In some ways Sara Watkins' newest work is a vivid distillation of the omnivorous folk-pop-bluegrass-indie-everything-else she made with Nickel Creek, yet she makes audacious jumps that push against expectations in unexpected ways. These songs contain some of the heaviest moments of her career, with eruptions of thrumming B3 organ and jagged electric guitar. But it's also quiet, vulnerable, tenderhearted. In other words, bold in all the right ways.


Sun, Sep 25 · eclectic · electronic

troiboi TroyBoi
The Mantra Tour
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)

From South East London, this multi-talented musician specializes in extraordinarily unique, versatile, and highly musical trap beats. He is also one half of the Producer/DJ duo SoundSnobz with one of his best friends, icekream, and together they craft the most creative and daring audio paintings you’ll ever listen to.


Mon, Sep 26 · dub · funk · reggae · roots · singer-songwriter · world

blackuhuru Black Uhuru
10:00pm at New Mountain AVL
(21+, $10 adv / $15 DOS)

Black Uhuru, formed by Duckie Simpson, recorded their debut album "Love Crises" in 1977 at Prince Jammy's famous studio in Jamaica (later re-released as "Black Sounds Of Freedom"). American female singer & dancer Sandra "Puma" Jones joined the band, and then came drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare. Together they developed a musical style full of deep bass thumps, loud drum slaps, sharp keyboards, long instrumentals with guitar riffs, whirly back round noises, echos and the signature"woh oh oh's" creating their "classic" sound.


Mon, Sep 26 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · roots

blindpilot Blind Pilot
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

Featured in NPR’s “Best Music of 2008” roundup, Portland-based Blind Pilot now exists as a 6-piece ensemble featuring fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet).


Tue, Sep 27 · folk · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

wildchild Wild Child
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Made up of the core duo of Kelsey (violin and vocals) and Alexander (ukulele and vocals), together with a talented five-piece band, the Austin-based Wild Child has built a sprawling grassroots following on the strength of two charming albums, as well as high-spirited live shows that feel like self-contained joy benders.


Tue, Sep 27 · art rock · dance · pop · singer-songwriter

stlucia St. Lucia
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

High-energy, artful pop that tugs at the heartstrings as it pulls you onto the dance floor.


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Sat, Sep 10 'Weird Al' Yankovic ($35-$55) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sat, Sep 17 Widespread Panic ($47.50)


Sat, Sep 17 Tchasing Tchaikovsky Asheville Symphony w/ Daniel Meyer, conductor & Jennifer Koh, violin ($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sun, Sep 18 Amos Lee w/ Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors ($34.50 - $69.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Thu, Sep 22 Enter the Realm Tour w/ Tasha Page-Lockhart, D’Morea Johnson & Latice Crawford ($24.50 - $33.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Fri, Sep 23 Sounds of the '70s Ambrosia, Orleans, Player & John Ford Coley ($35-$52) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sat, Oct 1 Neal McCoy Benefit for Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association ($29.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Mon, Oct 10 Sigur Rós ($35.50-$75) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sat, Oct 22 In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double Asheville Symphony's Frighteningly Diverse Halloween Celebration ($22-$62 adults / $11-$43 youth) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sat, Oct 29 Loreena McKennitt ($39.50-$69.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


Sat, Nov 12 Bob Dylan ($59.50 - $127.50) Thomas Wolfe Auditorium


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Fri, Aug 26 Delta Moon w/ Weisshund & The Dirty Badgers ($10 adv / $12 DOS)


Sat, Aug 27 Scott Miller w/ Angela Easterling ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Tue, Aug 30 BJ Barham w/ Justin Osborne of Susto ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Wed, Aug 31 Uncle Earl Reunion w/ Anna and Elizabeth ($17 adv / $20 DOS)


Thu, Sep 1 Bob Log III w/ The Kevin Dowling Fitness Hour & The Low Counts ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Sat, Sep 3 Sloppy Seconds w/ Pleasures of the Ultraviolent &Drunk in a Dumpster ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Wed, Sep 7 JD Wilkes (of The Legendary Shack Shakers) w/ Dex Romweber (of Flat Duo Jets) ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Fri, Sep 9 Sean Hayes w/ Tim Carr ($20 adv / $23 DOS)


Sat, Sep 10 Car Seat Headrest w/ The Lemon Twigs ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Sun, Sep 11 Holly Bowling ($15 adv / $20 DOS)


Wed, Sep 14 Dropin Pickup w/ SeepeopleS ($10)


Thu, Sep 15 Liz Vice ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Fri, Sep 16 Nikki Talley ($10 adv / $12 DOS)


Sat, Sep 17 The Quebe Sisters ($17 adv / $20 DOS)


Wed, Sep 21 Alanna Royale w/ Wild Ponies ($10 adv / $12 DOS)


Sat, Sep 24 The Suffers ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Sun, Sep 25 Sara Watkins ($17 adv / $20 DOS)


Tue, Sep 27 Wild Child ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Wed, Sep 28 Wheeler Walker Jr ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Thu, Sep 29 The Felice Brothers ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Sat, Oct 1 Angel Olsen w/ Rodrigo Amarante ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Sun, Oct 2 Jessica Lea Mayfield ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Tue, Oct 4 Nada Surf w/ Amber Arcades ($17 adv / $20 DOS)


Thu, Oct 6 Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Fri, Oct 7 Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket ($15)


Wed, Oct 12 of Montreal w/ TEEN ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Wed, Nov 2 Trevor Hall w/ Dustin Thomas ($18 adv / $22 DOS)


Sat, Nov 5 Jackie Greene ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Tue, Nov 8 Karl Blau w/ LAKE ($10 adv / $12 DOS)


Wed, Nov 9 Thee Oh Sees w/ Amplified Heat & Nest Egg ($15 adv / $18 DOS)


Sat, Nov 12 New Orleans Suspects w/ The Northside Gentlemen ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


Sun, Nov 13 Missy Raines and the New Hip ($12 adv / $15 DOS)


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Fri, Aug 26 Matisyahu (18+, $28 adv / $30 DOS)


Sat, Aug 27 Luke Combs (18+, $20 adv / $23 DOS)


Sun, Aug 28 Stand Against HB2 North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC ($15 adv / $20 DOS)


Fri, Sep 2 Satisfaction The International Rolling Stones Show (18+, $10 adv / $12 DOS)


Sat, Sep 3 Abbey Road LIVE! matinee ($12 adults / $8 children)


Sat, Sep 3 Abbey Road LIVE! ($16 adv / $19 DOS)


Tue, Sep 6 Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats w/ Danava & The Shrine (18+, $18 adv / $22 DOS)


Fri, Sep 9 The Stump Mutts ($5 members / $7 non-members)


Sat, Sep 10 Brandi Carlile OUTDOOR SHOW Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing)12 Old Charlotte Highway (All Ages, $30 adv / $35 DOS) Highland Brewing


Sat, Sep 10 8th Annual Rock Academy Fundraiser for Give to the Music with LYRIC ($15 adv / $20 DOS)


Sun, Sep 11 Dinosaur Jr. w/ Cloud Nothings (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)


Mon, Sep 12 Tory Lanez I Told You Tour with special guest VeeCee ($22 adv / $29 + album / $25 DOS / $49 VIP / $99 Meet & Greet)


Tue, Sep 13 Andrew Bird (18+, $36 adv / $39 DOS)


Wed, Sep 14 Chevelle (18+, $32 adv / $35 DOS)


Thu, Sep 15 Vic Crown 20th Anniversary Show w/ Binding Isaac & Bleedseason ($5 adv / $7 DOS)


Sat, Sep 17 Whitey Morgan & Cody Jinks ($25 adv / $28 DOS / $80 Four)


Fri, Sep 23 Built To Spill w/ Hop Along & Alex G (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)


Sat, Sep 24 Gojira Tesseract (All Ages, $27 adv / $30 DOS)


Sun, Sep 25 TroyBoi The Mantra Tour (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)


Mon, Sep 26 Blind Pilot (18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)


Tue, Sep 27 St. Lucia (18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)


Fri, Sep 30 Live At The Fillmore The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band (18+, $12 adv / $15 DOS)


Sat, Oct 1 Judah & The Lion ($16 adv / $18 DOS / $30 Early Entry Package / $45 Meet & Greet)


Sun, Oct 2 Coheed and Cambria w/ Saves The Day & Polyphia (All Ages, $30 / $45 Gold Package)


Tue, Oct 4 Anthrax w/ Death Angel & Avatar (16+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)


Wed, Oct 5 The Growlers (18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)


Thu, Oct 6 August Burns Red w/ Erra, Silent Planet, & Make Them Suffer ($17 adv / $20 DOS)


Sat, Oct 8 River Whyless (18+, $13 adv / $15 DOS)


Tue, Oct 11 What So Not (18+, $15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 DOS)


Wed, Oct 12 Oh Wonder w/ Kevin Garrett ($18 adv / $20 DOS)


Thu, Oct 13 Yelawolf (16+, $24 adv / $26 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)


Sat, Oct 15 Henry Rollins ($25 adv / $27 DOS / $150 VIP)


Tue, Oct 18 Kongos w/ The Joy Formidable ($20 adv / $22 DOS)


Wed, Oct 19 Big Gigantic (18+, $26 adv / $29 DOS)


Thu, Oct 20 Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution (18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)


Fri, Oct 21 Mandolin Orange (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)


Sat, Oct 22 Bob Moses ($16 adv / $20 DOS / $50 VIP)


Sun, Oct 23 Band Of Horses The Shelters (18+, $37) SOLD OUT


Wed, Oct 26 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (18+, $20 adv / $25 DOS)


Fri, Oct 28 Lettuce w/ Eliot Lipp (18+, $25 early bird / $30 adv / $35 DOS)


Sun, Oct 30 Danny Brown w/ Maxo Kream & Zelooperz ($25 adv / $28 DOS / $60 VIP / $99 VIP Meet & Greet)


Mon, Oct 31 The Motet (18+, $17 adv / $20 DOS)


Tue, Nov 1 Lucius (All Ages, $18 adv / $22 DOS)


Fri, Nov 4 Drive-By Truckers w/ Kyle Craft (18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)


Sat, Nov 5 Drive-By Truckers w/ Kyle Craft (18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)


Mon, Nov 7 Daughter (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)


Wed, Nov 9 Chris Robinson Brotherhood (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)


Thu, Nov 10 Tegan and Sara ($37 adv / $39 DOS)


Fri, Nov 11 Moon Taxi w/ ELEL (18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)


Sat, Nov 12 The Keller Williams KWahtro feat. Gibb Droll, Danton Boller & Rodney Holmes (18+, $21 / $23 DOS)


Sun, Nov 13 Mavis Staples w/ Lyric ($35 / $55 VIP no seat / $65 VIP seated)


Mon, Nov 21 Peter Hook & The Light A "Joy Division" Celebration (18+, $21 adv / $24 DOS)


Tue, Nov 22 Andra Day w/ Chloe x Halle (18+, $29 adv / $32 DOS)


Wed, Nov 30 Dopapod w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (18+, $15 adv / $18 DOS)


Fri, Jan 20 Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Del McCoury (18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)


Sat, Jan 21 Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Del McCoury (18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)


Sun, Jan 22 Steep Canyon Rangers Seated show (18+, $35)


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