June 2018 Events

Through October 7, 2018

  • Chihuly at Biltmore represents the first art exhibition in Biltmore’s historic gardens, and the first garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works in North Carolina. The world-renowned American artist’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and now, for a limited time only, they can be seen at Biltmore.  Dazzling in daylight, the exhibition takes on a new dimension when viewed after nightfall; experience the brilliance and beauty of these awe-inspiring marvels of color, form, and light.  Click on link for information on tickets.

June 1, 2018

  • Brevard Blues Festival at Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 5:00 pm.  A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. Produced in collaboration with 185 Productions. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

June 2, 2018

  • Brevard Blues Festival at Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 2:00 pm.  A family-friendly event featuring live blues music, tantalizing BBQ, and a wide array of food, beverage, and craft vendors. Produced in collaboration with 185 Productions. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Art by the Tracks, Juried Art and Fine Craft Show presented by the Black Mountain Old Depot association. Free and open to the public.  On Sutton Avenue 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Discovery Days Tour, 9:30 am-12:00 pm, Explore town's greenways beginning at 9:30am at Lake Tomahawk and will finish back there at noon. Free but pre-registration required.
  • Grovemont Tour Museum Event, 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  Grovemont was first planned community in America. Founded by Edwin Wiley Grove (of Grove Park Inn fame) in the 1920s.   Local historian, Bill Alexander, will lead a tour to see a number of historic structures and community design features which can still be seen.  Reservations required.  $25 museum members, $25 for non-members.  Click on link for info and tickets.

June 4, 2018

  • Monday Night Love!:Virginia & the Slims, Free, 7:00-9:00 pm  Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get from this unique outdoor music venue.  828-693-9708  

June 7, 2018

  • Adam Holzman and the Texas Guitar Quartet at Brevard Music Center, Porter Center, 7:30 pm.  Classical guitarist Adam Holzman brings his "virtuosic technique" and "haunting tonal beauty" center stage alongside TxGQ's daring, expressive arrangements.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

June 8, 2018

  • An Evening with Randy Brecker at Brevard Music Center, Porter Center, 7:30 pm.  The "compositional genius" and multi-Grammy® Award-winning jazz trumpeter whose performances have graced hundreds of albums by artists—ranging from James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, and Frank Zappa—makes his long-awaited Brevard debut. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Music on Main Street: Tuxedo Junction, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708 

June 8-17, 2018

  • Day Out With Thomas at Tweetsie RailroadRide the train behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hat, play in Imagination Station, enjoy storytelling and live music.  Tickets include one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas and Friends themed activities, and admission to the theme park.  Free for children 2 and under; $30 children ages 3-12; $45 for adults and children over 13.

June 9, 2018

  • National Get Outdoors Day at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Free.  The Cradle of Forestry celebrates National Get Outdoors Day. Begun in 2008 by the USDA Forest Service, this event supports Americans in seeking out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles. The day includes skills teaching and demonstrations by western North Carolina’s outdoor recreation community.

June 11, 2018

  • Monday Night Love!: Daniel Sage & Friends, Free, 7:00-9:00 pm  Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get from this unique outdoor music venue.  828-693-9708  

June 13, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

June 13 or 14, 2018

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club: We Speak for the Trees, at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester.  Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them, blends investigation and creativity.  Each child leaves with the colorful book,Woodsy’s ABCs, a Woodsy pin and a craft they create; repeat children receive other Woodsy gifts.  $5 Child, $3 for accompanying adults. Free for with season passes to the Cradle of Forestry, America the Beautiful Senior passes, Golden Age Passports.

June 13-16, 2018

June 14, 2018

  • Jazz @ Brevard Music Center, Porter Center, 7:30 pm.  Swing to the jazz sounds of BMC's all-star faculty and students.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Art in Bloom Gala Preview Party, 6:00-9:00 pm, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711.  Advance tickets $50. Click on link for ticket information.

June 15, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: Dashboard Blue, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

June 15 - June 16, 2018

  • Art in Bloom, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711, Gallery show $5, Garden tours $20.  Click on link for information.  

June 16, 2018

  • Art in the Park, Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.  Free, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.  Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM.  Free trolley to and from parking areas at Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20 minutes.  828-295-7851
  • Pink Beds Bioblitz at the Cradle of Forestry, Free, 9:30-11:00 am.  This event is dedicated to identifying as many species of flora and fauna in a designated amount of time in a defined area. It’s up to you on what we find.  The Pink Beds valley near Asheville, N.C. is part of the Cradle’s 6,500-acre property and home to many species of plants and animals. The Pink Beds BioBlitz promotes outdoor educational opportunities for western North Carolina schools and all ages of the public in a fun, outdoor environment. This is a free event highlighting community involvement, education and science.

June 18, 2018

  • Monday Night Love!: Hope Griffin Band, Free, 7:00-9:00 pm  Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get from this unique outdoor music venue.  828-693-9708  

June 20, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

June 20 or 21, 2018

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club: Busy Bees, at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester.  Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them, blends investigation and creativity.  Each child leaves with the colorful book,Woodsy’s ABCs, a Woodsy pin and a craft they create; repeat children receive other Woodsy gifts.  $5 Child, $3 for accompanying adults. Free for with season passes to the Cradle of Forestry, America the Beautiful Senior passes, Golden Age Passports.

June 20-23, 2018

June 21, 2018

  • Opera's Greatest Hits at Brevard Music Center, Porter Center, 7:30 pm.  Exquisite ensemble pieces from the world's beloved operas.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Rhythm & Brews Concert: The Broadcast, 5:00-9:00 pm, the Rhythm & Brews concerts series offers a variety of music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area with games and activities. The concerts begin at 5:00 pm with the singer-songwriter showcase, followed by the Opening Act at 6:00 pm and Headliners follow at 7:00 pm.  Downtown Hendersonville, NC, Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets.  828-233-3216

June 22, 2018

  • Opening Night with Olga Kern at Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 7:30 pm.  Artistic Director Keith Lockhart takes center stage with the "mesmerizing" and "dazzling" pianist Olga Kern in Rachmaninoff's much-beloved and eloquent masterpiece. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Music on Main Street: Emporium, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708   

June 22-23, 2018

  • Arts & Crafts Drive-About Tour, 10:00 am-5:00 pm both days. A free self-guided driving tour of the galleries and working studios of Graham and Swain County. On the tour you will meet some of the artists that make Western North Carolina famous for our handcrafted arts and crafts. Brochures that include the map and information for the driving tour are available at all studios on the tour. The Schoolhouse Café will be open for light snacks both days of the tour.  Contact Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center for additional information.  828-479-3364

June 23, 2018

  • The Manhattan Transfer at Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 7:30 pm.  A swinging evening of "some of the finest vocal harmonizing on the planet" with the acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning quartet. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

June 23-24, 2018

  • ASAP's 2018 Farm Tour, tour WNC farms and experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachian mountains. On ASAP’s Farm Tour, visitors can choose from over 20 farms to visit one summer weekend, and discover the stories and flavors of our region’s agriculture through guided tours, demonstrations, tastings, and family-friendly activities. Make new farm friends, tour our beautiful mountain landscapes, and create your own farm stories. Click on link for information and ticket prices.

June 23, 2018

  • Riverfest at Champion Park, Rosman, NC.  Free, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, Headwaters Outfitters, and the Town of Rosman invite you to join in the outdoor fun of our 3rd Annual Upper French Broad Riverfest! Celebrate and learn about our river as you visit Rocky the Hellbender and his water critter friends, show off boating skills at the Upper French Broad River Canoe Relay, sell and buy goods at the Outdoor Gear Flea Market, enjoy hands-on activities for kids of all ages, like free tubing rides, and relax with music, food trucks, and booths for all arts and environmental interests.
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville, NC. An Appalachian Evening' Summer Concert. Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation and, with ten International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fiddle Player of the Year awards under his belt, he is the most awarded and celebrated fiddler in the history of Bluegrass music.  Adults $25; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax.  All concerts at 7:30 pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Dinner served in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6:00 pm.  Click on link for tickets and additional information.  828-479-3364

June 24, 2018

  • Beloved Bernstein at Brevard Music Center, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 3:00 pm.  BMC's 2018 Leonard Bernstein Festival officially launches with five of the composer's most vibrant, jazz-tinged and fanciful scores for Broadway, orchestra, and ballet. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Music by the Lake: Chris Rosser, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, Free, 5:00-7:00 pm.  This free Sunday evening concert and features a wide range of musical and vocal groups. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the music by the lake.  A food truck will be available on site. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Patton Building.

June 25, 2018

  • BMC Artist Faculty: Dvořák Bass Quintet, at Brevard Music Center, Ingram Auditorium, 7:30 pm.  BMC's esteemed artist faculty open the 2018 chamber music series with one of Dvořák's most endearing, attractive, and spirited works. Scored for two violins, viola, cello, and bass, this irresistible piece combines old-world grace with Dvořák's signature Czech flair. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Monday Night Love!: Dog Whistle, Free, 7:00-9:00 pm  Experience an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night at the Monday Night Live! concert series. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy the fresh air, bring a chair and delight in the one-of-a-kind experience you’ll get from this unique outdoor music venue.  828-693-9708  

June 26, 2018

  • Steep Canyon Rangers with Orchestra at Brevard Music Center, 7:30 pm, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.  The Grammy® Award-wining sextet brings its signature bluegrass, folk rock, pop, and country sound back to Brevard for one unforgettable evening! Produced in collaboration with Mountain Song Productions.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

June 27, 2018

  • Student Piano Recital at Brevard Misic Center, 12:30 pm, Searcy Hall, Free event, BMC piano students in recital.  Call 828-862-2105 for information or click on link.
  • Mozart and Fauré at Brevard Music Center, 7:30 pm, Ingram Auditorium.  Upon its premiere, Mozart described his Quintet for Piano and Winds as "the best thing I have written in my life." This seminal 18th century gem is paired with Gabriel Fauré's refined and lyrical Piano Quartet No. 1.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

June 27 or 28, 2018

  • Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club: Growing Up Amphibians, at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:00 pm. Wednesdays are perfect for parents who have multiple children old enough for Woodsy and Junior Forester.  Designed to engage 4-7 year olds in the natural world around them, blends investigation and creativity.  Each child leaves with the colorful book,Woodsy’s ABCs, a Woodsy pin and a craft they create; repeat children receive other Woodsy gifts.  $5 Child, $3 for accompanying adults. Free for with season passes to the Cradle of Forestry, America the Beautiful Senior passes, Golden Age Passports.

June 27-30, 2018

June 28, 2018

  • Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Brevard Music Center, 7:30 pm, Porter Center.  Puccini's timeless opera. The gorgeously seductive, yet heartbreaking story of the trusting Japanese geisha and her callous American lover. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance.  Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

June 29, 2018

  • Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony at Brevard Music Center, 7:30 pm, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.  Considered "more an expression of feeling than painting" by the master composer, Beethoven's affinity for nature and "expressions of a country life" are embodied in this exquisite work. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Music on Main Street: The Flying Saucers, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708
  • Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake Solo Performance Stepping Back in Time. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Due to Regan-Blake’s stature in the storytelling community her shows regularly sell out.  Connie Regan-Blake is a solo performer who has traveled far and wide to tell stories and teach workshops. She regularly brings her workshop participants to the Arts Center to share their polished work, but on the 29th she will stand alone on stage and draw on her Irish heritage, Southern roots, and sense of humor to tell stories of heroic adventures, personal experiences and at least one traditional Appalachian mountain tale.  Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a master at work. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is located at 225 W. State Street. For more information or to purchase tickets call 828-669-9030. 

June 30, 2018

  • Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Brevard Music Center, 2:00 pm, Porter Center.  Puccini's timeless opera. The gorgeously seductive, yet heartbreaking story of the trusting Japanese geisha and her callous American lover. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Opera Talk in Scott Commons beginning one hour before the performance. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.
  • Enigma Variations at Brevard Music Center, 7:30 pm, Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.  Dedicated "to my friends pictured within," this orchestral work comprises fourteen musical variations on a singular original theme—each containing distinctly different sketches of Elgar's enigmatic friends. Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance. Call 828-862-2105 for ticket information or click on link.

 

 

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