PlanAhead: May 2021

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Week of May 1-7

Saturday | May 1st

Outdoors 

Women’s Great Smoky Mountains Waterfall Backpacking Trip | Sat., May 1- Mon., May 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Blue Ridge Hiking Co., 70 College St. | $565 | Hike a 16-mile loop on this 3 day, 2 night backpacking trip. 

Art 

More Than Math | Sat., May. 1 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | A professional-development program that integrates visual art with math curriculum for grades 3-5. 

Show

JLAD – Jimmy Lang Almost Doors | Sat., May. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Jam with the lively, seamless flows of this cover band. 

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Patio Show: The Orange Constant | Sat., May. 1 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Vintage rock with a contemporary twist. Reserved seating. 

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Country Pour | Sat., May. 1 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | High-energy classic country, honky-tonk + outlaw country fused with bluegrass. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

 

Sunday | May 2nd

Outdoors 

Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip: Extended Edition | Sun., May 2-Fri., May 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Appalachian Trail-er., 200 Lance Ave., Hot Springs | $1080 | A 6 day, 5 night trip covering approximately 50 miles of trail. 

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The Mid Majors | Sun., May. 2 | 5-8 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | An acoustic duo pop-up show. 

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Seth Mulder and Midnight Run | Sun., May. 2 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Tennessee-based bluegrass band. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Ernest Troost Live Stream | Sun., May. 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Donation Requested | Emmy-winning composer, singer/songwriter who combines folk + the blues.

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Patio Show: Brunch of Jokers | Sat., May. 2 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Have a laugh with your pals. Reserved seating. 

 

Monday | May 3rd

Learn

Summer Organic Gardening Series | Mon., May. 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Various Prices | Learn compost techniques, get to know your weeds, and learn about watering, fertilizing, pollinators + companion plants.

 

Tuesday | May 4th

PlanAhead

Retirement Seminar – Turn Volatility Into Opportunity  | Tues., May. 4 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Biltmore Hilton Hotel, 43 Town Square Blvd., Asheville, NC 28803 | Free | Join local retirement planning professional, Paul Buckle CPA, for an upcoming webinar and gain tools that can help protect your wealth.

 

Wednesday | May 5th

Show

The Travis Book Happy Hour featuring Sierra Hull & Justin Moses | Wed., May. 5 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $20 | A 90-minute variety show. Reserved seating. 

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Tom Prasada-Rao Live Stream | Sun., May. 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Donation Requested | A quiet folk giant who has been on the scene since the early 1990s. 

 

Thursday | May 6th

Community 

Armchair Adventure Book Club – JR Harris | Thurs., May 6 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The book club is co-hosted by Blue Ridge Hiking Company + Jennifer Pharr Davis, featuring authors with adventurous stories. 

Art 

Chrysler Museum of Art | Thurs., May. 6 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | Travel virtually to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.

Art 

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: The Photographer’s Playbook | Thurs., May. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | A series of creative photo assignments that uses the Asheville Art Museum collections for inspiration.

Show

The Company Stores | Thurs., May. 6 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | A modern rock band hailing from Charleston, SC. Socially distanced pod show. 

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Duo of the Decade | Thurs., May. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | A 2 man history lesson in rock n’ roll covering all decades. 

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The Wooks | Thurs., May. 6 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Kentucky-based bluegrass + mountain music band. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: The Deathbots | Thurs., May. 6 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $8 | Melodic punk rock + killer country vibes. Reserved seating. 

 

Friday | May 7th

Outdoors 

Women’s Intermediate AT Backpacking Trip | Fri., May 7-Mon., May 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Appalachian Trail-er., 200 Lance Ave., Hot Springs | $780 | A 4-day, 3-night trip covering approximately 34 miles of trail. 

ForKids 

Little Explorer’s Club | Fri., May. 7| 9-10 a.m. | Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave. | Free | Explore fun new topics about science related to nature, health, engineering, food + more. Ages 3-7.

Art 

Darkness to Light | Fri., May. 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Suggested Donation | Join Sarah Reincke + Steve Bennett as they discuss the Asheville Art Museum’s special exhibitions. 

Show

Jeff Santiago & Los Gatos | Fri., May. 7 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Funk, rock + pop with emotional lyrics. Socially distanced pod show. 

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Back Porch Smoke Break | Fri., May. 7 | 6-9:30 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | A big ol’ funky get down. 

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Runaway Gin | Fri., May. 7 | 7 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $20 | A Phish tribute band. Tickets sold in pods.

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Gaslight Street | Fri., May. 7 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Soul music, southern rock + charismatic vocals. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Grace Potter: Drive-In | Fri., May. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley | $120+ | Take it from Digital Media Intern Jordan, you won’t want to miss this universal rock singer-songwriter.  

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Silent Disco | Fri., May. 7 | 7.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Get your groove on, wireless headphones included in ticket price. 

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Patio Show: Sam Burchfield | Fri., May. 7 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Appalachia flows through his folk, gospel + country roots. Reserved seating. 

Week of May 8-14

Saturday | May 8th

Show

PYLETRIBE | Sat., May. 8 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Vocals, guitar + percussion. Socially distanced pod show. 

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The Knotty G’s Full Band | Sat., May. 8 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Soul-soaked Americana. 

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Adam Melchor + Flipturn | Sat., May. 8 | 7 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $20 | A rock group of 2015 high school classmates. Tickets sold in pods.

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Brother and The Hayes with Ashley Heath | Sat., May. 8 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Blues, country music, bluegrass + rock n’ roll. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Laura Blackley & The Wildflowers | Fri., May. 7 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12 | A group of friends making folk, country + blues centered music. Reserved seating. 

 

Sunday | May 9th

Show

The Soulamanders | Sun., May. 9 | 5-8 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Folk, Americana + Reggae. 

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Eduardo de Rosamarie’s Noche Flamenca | Sun., May. 9 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $20 | Journey to the Andaluz region of Spain for an authentic experience. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

Show

Patio Show: Roots and Dore | Sun., May. 9 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | A soul + roots duo. Reserved seating. 

 

Monday | May 10th

Learn

Summer Organic Gardening Series | Mon., May. 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Various Prices | Learn compost techniques, get to know your weeds, and learn about watering, fertilizing, pollinators + companion plants.

 

Tuesday | May 11th

Art 

I Always Loved You: A Novel by Robin Oliveira | Tues., May. 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Suggested Donation | Exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks at the Asheville Art Museum. 

 

Wednesday | May 12th

FeaturedEvent

Peace Education Program – Discover the Art of Knowing Yourself | Wed., May 12- Wed. July, 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Zoom – Virtual Course  | Free | Join the Peace Education Program in a series of video-based workshops that will help you discover their own inner strength and personal peace.

Show

Patio Show: Magenta Sunshine | Wed., May. 12 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Funk, reggae and rock + roll. Reserved seating. 

 

Thursday | May 13th

Art 

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: The Photographer’s Playbook | Thurs., May. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | A series of creative photo assignments using the Asheville Art Museum collections for inspiration.

Show 

Jeremy Loeb | Thurs., May. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | Hear French + Chinese piano music while browsing the museum.

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Krave Amiko | Thurs., May. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | An indie, electronic + folk band based out of Asheville. 

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Kenny George Band | Thurs., May. 13 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | An ensemble of rock n’ roll. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Brad Heller and The Fustics + Jangling Sparrows | Thurs., May. 13 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $8 | Acoustic rhythm, crafty vocals + more. Reserved seating. 

 

Friday | May 14th

Art 

Where Have All the People Gone? | Fri., May. 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Suggested Donation | Join Sylvie Horvath, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks at the Asheville Art Museum. 

Show

Beekeepers | Fri., May. 14 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Asheville’s new everything band, drawing roots from all genres. Socially distanced pod show. 

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Emily Musolino | Fri., May. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Soulful vocals with shredding blues rock.

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Gretchen Peters- Love Songs Virtual Spring Concert | Fri., May. 14 | 7 p.m. | IVirtual | Suggested Donation | Hear original songs from the go-to singer songwriter. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended.

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Zoe & Cloyd | Fri., May. 14 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time tunes + folk. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: The High Divers | Fri., May. 14 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Move from high-energy tunes to somber, poignant feelings. Reserved seating. 

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Music Room: Dylan LeBlanc | Fri., May. 14 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $20 | Rock + roll. Reserved seating. 

Week of May 15-21

Saturday | May 15th

Wellness 

Early Bird Yoga | Sat., May. 15 | 9:45-10:30 a.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | $7+ | Family-friendly yoga + mindfulness. 

Show

Ashley Heath & Her Heathens | Sat., May. 15 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Asheville-based singer + guitar player with a blend of sultry blues + rock n’ roll. Socially distanced pod show. 

Art 

More Than Math | Sat., May. 15 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | A professional-development program that integrates visual art with math for 6 through 8th graders.

Show

Seleus/Hot Money | Sat., May. 15 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Progressive metal riffs, jazz, blues inspired rock + funk jams. 

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Taylor Martin and Song Dogs | Sat., May. 15 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Folk, bluegrass, blues + country. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Eleanor Underhill and Friends | Sat., May. 15 | 3 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Threads of rock, new wave, jazz, R&B, psychedelia + folk. Reserved seating. 

 

Sunday | May 16th

Show

Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp | Sun., May. 16 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Energetic guitar + banjo playing duo. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer) | Sun., May. 16 | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Emotional songs for dark days.

 

Tuesday | May 18th

Show

Patio Show: Karina Rykman + AFTM | Tues., May. 18 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Jam band tunes. Reserved seating. 

 

Wednesday | May 19th

Show

The Travis Book Happy Hour featuring Steve McMurry (Acoustic Syndicate) | Wed., May. 19 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $20 | A 90-minute variety show. Reserved seating. 

 

Thursday | May 20th

Art 

To Boldly Go Where No Artist Has Gone Before: NASA’s Art Program and Visionary Space Artists | Thurs., May. 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Suggested Donation | Learn how forward-thinking aerospace engineers sought out artists to sell their vision of space travel. 

Art 

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: The Photographer’s Playbook | Thurs., May. 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | A series of creative photo assignments using the Asheville Art Museum collections for inspiration.

Art

Craft Research Talks: The New Politics of the Handmade | Thurs., May 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Join Center for Craft for the premier Craft Research Talks program: The New Politics of the Handmade. 

Show

Into the Fog Album Release Show | Thurs., May. 20 | 5-9:30 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 Door Cover | Celebrate the release of their new album Runnin’ Blind & Chasin’ Time.

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Upland Drive | Thurs., May. 20 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | An American singer and guitarist with an “old school honky-tonk” style of songwriting. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Songwriter’s Night with Tin Roof Echo + Scott Stetson | Thurs., May. 20 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Folk, punk rock + more. Reserved seating. 

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Shamarr Allen | Thurs., May. 20 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $18 | Jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues + country. Reserved seating. 

 

Friday | May 21st

Outdoors 

LGBTQ+ Backpacking Trip | Fri., May 21-Mon., May 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Meetup Location TBA | $705 | A 4-day, 31-mile backpacking trip on the rugged + scenic Art Loeb Trail.

ForKids 

Little Explorer’s Club | Fri., May. 21| 9-10 a.m. | Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave. | Free | Explore fun new topics about science related to nature, health, engineering, food + more. Ages 3-7.

Art 

On the Waterfront | Fri., May. 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Suggested Donation | Join Megan Pyle, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about 3 artworks at the Asheville Art Museum. 

Show

Joint Killer Brass Band | Fri., May. 21 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Drums + brass playing original material. Socially distanced pod show. 

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Doom Flamingo | Fri., May. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $25 | Rock, synthwave, electronic + jam. Tickets sold in pods.

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Jason Eady with Adam Hood | Fri., May. 21 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | An edgy, experimental rock power quartet. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Patio Show: Duo of the Decade | Fri., May. 21 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $8 | Rock n’ roll duo that aims to represent the entire arc of rock n’ roll. Reserved seating. 

Week of May 22-28

Saturday | May 22nd

Art 

Abstract Painting | Sat., May. 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | Visit special exhibition Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom + explore abstract painting techniques in the studio.

Show

Great Peacock + Cordovas | Sat., May. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $25 | Americana spitting stories of love, loss + pain. Tickets sold in pods.

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The Jacktown Ramblers | Sat., May. 22 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Mountain string band, bluegrass, swing + gypsy jazz. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

 

Sunday | May 23rd

Show

Patio Show: Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday Party | Sun., May. 23 | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | The Zealots + friends pay tribute to Bob Dylan. Reserved seating. 

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Galactic ft Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph: Drive-In | Sun., May. 23 | 7 p.m. | Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley | $105 | Progressive sounds, modern rhythms + electronic instrumentation. 

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The Page Brothers: “Jazz From the Carolinas” | Sun., May. 23 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | A collection of tunes written by musicians from North Carolina + South Carolina. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

 

Monday | May 24th

 

Tuesday | May 25th

Show

Patio Show: Polly Panic + Bonny Dagger | Tues., May. 25 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $8 | Rock with cello, punk + indie vibes. Reserved seating. 

 

Wednesday | May 26th

Art 

On the Waterfront | Wed., May. 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | An arts-based program for adults with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners.

Virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit | Wed., May 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | $25+ | Join Center for Craft to celebrate the past, look toward the future, and honor those who make the field so vibrant. 

Thursday | May 27th

Art 

Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: The Photographer’s Playbook | Thurs., May. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | A series of creative photo assignments using the Asheville Art Museum collections for inspiration.

Show 

Marilynn Seits | Thurs., May. 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | Jazz piano music of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Krave Amiko & JBOT | Thurs., May. 27 | 8 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Indie, electric + folk tunes. Socially distanced pod show. 

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REBECCA and the RECKONING | Thurs., May. 27 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Asheville based honky tonk + Americana. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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moe.: Drive-In | Thurs., May. 27 | 7 p.m. | Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley | $120+ | Mesmerizing musical synergy, unfettered showmanship, + smart, resonant songcraft.

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Patio Show: John Kirby and the New Seniors | Thurs., May. 27 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $8 | Original rock mixed with power pop. Reserved seating. 

 

Friday | May 28th

Show

Nevermind: Tribute To Nirvana Unplugged Set | Fri., May. 28 | 6 p.m.; 9:30 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10 | Hear a tribute to Nirvana. Socially distanced pod show. 

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The Lazybirds | Fri., May. 28 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | A classic Americana roots band from the mountains of NC. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

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Big Something + Too Many Zooz: Drive-In | Fri., May. 28 | 7 p.m. | Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley | $100+ | Elements of rock, pop, funk, + improvisation.

Week of May 29

Saturday | May 29th

Show

Free Radio | Sat., May. 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $15 | Classic soul to classic rock + modern pop to space-age lounge. Socially distanced pod show. 

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Patio Show: Dirty Dead | Sat., May. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10+ | Modern interpretations of the classic Grateful Dead. Reserved seating. 

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Kristy Cox | Sat., May. 29 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | A new voice in Australian bluegrass known for energy infused acoustic country + bluegrass. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

PlanAhead

Pisgah Legal’s Run for Justice Virtual 5K | Sat., May 29-Sat., Jun. 12 | 5 a.m.-3 a.m. | Presented Online | $25| Walk or run the route of your choice during our virtual 5k to support access to justice in our community.

 

Sunday | May 30th

Show

Empire Strikes Brass | Sun., May. 30 | 6 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $20 | Funk tunes with elements of rock + jam.. Tickets sold in pods.

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Patio Show: Dave Desmelik | Sat., May. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12 | A singer-songwriter + instrumentalist whose musical focus is on original compositions. Reserved seating. 

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Russ Wilson: The Uptown Hillbillies | Sun., May. 30 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | True, classic country music. Seated concert with dinner, reservations highly recommended. 

Monday | May 31st