The Sourwood Idol competition starts the weekend event on Friday, Aug. 12, and the festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14.
Derek Hoke opens for the seasoned performer at the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Participants in RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade put in at Hominy Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., and the nonprofit’s larger RiverFest event lasts from 1-7 p.m., at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza.
This week’s roundup includes Goldie & the Screamers, Ahleuchatistas, Rick Dilling and BJ Barhamn.
The Center of Craft, Creativity & Design’s upcoming fundraiser offers four floors of art, live music, food and drinks, and other entertainment on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Pierce Edens plays a farewell to The Dirty Work show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Now the longest-running folk festival in the country, it celebrates its 89th anniversary this year with performances — different each night — at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4, 5 and 6.
To make it in the post-label world of today’s music industry, artists have to supplement their musical prowess with an understanding of how to promote that music.
Helios Warriors’ fundraiser kicks off with a group motorcycle ride on the parkway and ends with a party at Ole Shakey’s. The activities take place on Sunday, Aug. 7.
The national tour celebrating — and raising funds for — National Parks and National Heritage Areas rolls into Asheville for a two-day event.
Cross will play from his stripped-down solo album at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Wednesday night brought a great showcase of soul, blues, folk and Motown to West Asheville.
Each of the three songs on Mandara’s new EP is heavy-hitting and politically charged.
The Get Right Band will be releasing its third full length record, Who’s in Charge? on Friday, Aug. 5.
As part of its finale weekend, Folkmoot’s dance troupes paraded through downtown Asheville and gave short performances at Pack Square. Read more about the folk dance and cultural festival here.
LEAF Downtown, which returns on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, has a decidedly local focus.
White Horse Black Mountain hosts the teen takeover on the last Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. The next headlining act is Neesh on July 31.
Keith Burnstein is penning tunes for a new project that “fans out the African and Cuban influences found in New Orleans music and adds some really groovy North African guitar to my songs.”
Following his workshops on stage techniques at The Swannanoa Gathering’s Contemporary Folk Week, the prolific music maker will put his own lessons into action. Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hosts his performance on Sunday, July 31.
“I don’t need no consolation, I don’t want your reservation” from lyrics to “Dirty Love” by Frank Zappa
This week’s suggestions are all free shows. Check out Chuck Brodsky, Tin Foil Hat, Dana Massive and the Justina Shandler Trio.