Poetry-themed drinks and live music continue after the untamed variety show, which runs Sunday-Monday, Aug. 28-29.
Willie Watson and Tellico start the inaugural event inside Pisgah’s taproom on Friday, Aug. 26, before the remaining roots acts unfold inside and out, all day on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Capone’s EP release show is at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Friday, Aug. 26.
The Orange Peel hosts the variety show on Thursday, Aug. 25.
The party is at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Salvage Station hosts the riverside shindig, which features six local music acts, on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The Mothlight hosts the release party for Erica Russo’s new album Honey on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Packway Handle Band performs songs from their recent album, a collaboration with Jim White, at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Price’s free reading takes place at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
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.
Both artists’ work will be featured in Woolworth Walk’s FW Front Gallery throughout the month of August, and their opening reception takes place Friday, Aug. 5.
American Folk Art presents Ali’s retrospective exhibit from Aug., 4-24, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 5.
Performances of the musical are at Magnetic 375 on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, and Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14, at various times.
Cross will play from his stripped-down solo album at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 6.
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.
Upcoming readings by the author are at Sylva’s City Lights Cafe on Saturday, July 30, and Battery Park Book Exchange on Saturday, Aug., 13.
Productions of the socially charged play are at Toy Boat Community Art Space Friday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 12.
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.
Now celebrating its 69th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands takes place at U.S. Cellular Center Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, from 10 a.m., t0 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m.