Smart bets: Patsy in concert

Patsy Cline has been on the local collective consciousness lately, from country tribute shows to a special all-Patsy night at The Altamont Theatre. Now, Crest Mountain Dinner Show stages its own commemoration of the country music pioneer. Cline not only climbed charts with her unforgettable sound, she successfully crossed over into pop music and also paved the way for other female headlining performers in the country genre. Known for hits like “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy,” Cline — a high school dropout — tried rockabilly, yodeling and the ’60s-era Nashville sound, all before her untimely death at the age of 30. Local vocalist Liz Aiello channels Cline with help from backing band The Bobcats on Sunday, July 5. Doors at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. showtime (dinner is not served during the summer concert series). $25 adults/$15 students and children/free for children younger than 5. Photo by William Gregg

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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