There is certainly no shortage of murder mystery shows — though the theatrical versions have been few and far between lately. And there’s no shortage of tour options, either, especially around Asheville. Walking tours, Segway tours, brewery tours, bus tours — but none of those has doubled as a mystery tour. Until now.
“Ride the LaZoom Tour Bus with Detective Lazer McSteel and the Feralton Police Force as they unravel the mystery of Asheville’s high murder rate of bars,” says a press release about the upcoming collaboration between sketch comedy troupe Feral Chihuahuas and LaZoom. “Who is the villain behind the demise of Arcade Asheville, Hannah Flanagans, CinJades, Magnolia’s, and some hilarious bars we created?” is the mystery at hand.
The sleuthing takes place on two Sundays — Jan. 26 and Feb. 9, at 1:30 and 4 p.m. both days. There are only 40 seats per show and the 4 p.m. show on Feb. 9 was almost sold out at press time. Buy advance tickets ($23) online at feralchihuahuas.com/tickets.
The shows are for ages 18+. They start and end at Asheville Brewing Co. (77 Coxe Ave.) Loading is 15 minutes prior to each show’s starting time, and the shows start promptly. Beer and wine can be taken on the bus; Asheville Brewing sells six-packs.