Local Events

Ongoing Events

Every Tuesday | 7:30 PM
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall | 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: FREE
Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local, regional, or nationally touring bluegrass band. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

Jan 1 - Feb 28 | 1 - 2 PM
WAXON Batik & Dye Studio | 726 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: $30
This class is bookable every day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm or 5pm. Click the link to see our up-to-date availability. An incredible new way to use the dyes that results in beyond gorgeous pieces– you won’t believe what the ice can do. Your piece will be covered in ice cubes that need to melt over 24 hours, so if you’re bringing it home to wash with you (the $30 option), please bring a container, too. We teach you about the dye chemistry, the patterns you can make, how to fold them up and bind them, and how to dye them. Whether you choose to BYO item to dye or if you need an item to dye from our stash (we stock plenty!), this is a fun and affordable class for all!

Jan 1 - Apr 7 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Biltmore Estate | 1 Lodge Street, Asheville
Admission: The Exhibition is included with daytime admission.
This immersive exhibition celebrates the global hit television series, offering never-before seen interactive elements that connect you to your favorite characters, as well as the fashions, locations, and historic events of the time period. Showcased in two estate locations, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family.

Jan 1 – Mar 29 | 5 PM
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Conundrum | 1 Battle Sq, Ste. 2-B, Asheville
Admission: $35 per person
WHAT IT IS… An experience unlike anything you have ever dreamed imaginable. Your host will engage your mind with charm and wit, and immerse your heightened senses of taste, smell, hearing and touch, while you sip five types of wine in complete darkness. Wine pours are paired with tasteful snacks, one liners, and hilarious hijinks. OR our beer tasting experience will take you on a journey of humor, tasting of five local beers, fun beer-friendly pairing, sight deprivation and enhancement of all remaining senses. The lights will be off, and this is not considered a meal. Designed for adults only, 21 and up.

March Events

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros
Mar 4 | 7 – 11 PM
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St.
Tickets: $59.50 - $125
Grateful Dead / Dead & Company guitarist teams up with famed bassist Don Was and Rat Dog drummer Jay Lane join forces under the moniker Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. This new band will explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio formation.

Mar 4 | 8 PM
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
Tickets: $35-$38
The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” – is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” Once folks see him live, they’re hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him “five, six, seven” times. It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting. Fully seated show. Ages 18+

Mar 7 | 8:30 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Tickets: $15-$18
Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, GRAMMY nominated Che Apalache is a testament to a powerful cultural & musical exchange formed in the urban neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

Mar 11 | 8 PM
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
Tickets: $27+
Silversun Pickups have always considered their sonic density a source of pride: The Los Angeles band’s four studio full-lengths—including their 2006 gold-selling debut, Carnavas, which spawned the hits “Lazy Eye” and “Well Thought Out Twinkles”—reveal additional sonic gifts with each subsequent spin.

Mar 14 | 11 AM – 4:30 PM
River Arts District, Asheville
On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District holds gallery walks with demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, delicious food, and more! Meander the mile-long district or hop on and off the free trolley and discover all that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques and share their inspirations.

Mar 14 | 7 PM
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
Tickets: $35-$99
Social media star, writer, actor, musician – and, did we mention, comedian? Trey Kennedy announces The Are You For Real? Tour coming this spring. Presented by LiveNation and Premier Productions, the tour will offer the best of Kennedy’s live comedy performances in historic and popular theaters nationwide.

Mar 18 | 10:30 AM & 6 PM
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St
Tickets: $22.50 - $57.50
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood…get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Mar 21 | 5 PM
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Tickets: $86+
America’s favorite ventriloquist has just released his next Netflix Originals Stand-up Special, “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself”, taped June 21st and 22nd at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, TX. In addition to his usual cast of accomplices, Dunham introduces a brand new, never seen-on-TV character who gives his unique take on what it’s like to work at the White House under Trump.

Mar 21 | 8 PM
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
Tickets $22 - $25
Against Me! began as an anarchist solo act in Gainesville, Florida in 1997. After transforming into a traditional four-piece a few years later with the crucial addition of guitarist James Bowman, they quickly became a driving force in the punk scene—despite facing an abundance of unsolicited danger.

Mar 28 | 8:45 – 11 AM
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd.
Tickets: $23 adults, $15 youth (12 and under)
Get Your Rear in Gear – Asheville, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run. Join the Colon Cancer Coalition for a brisk, early spring 5K at Carrier Park. Part of a nationwide series of 5Ks, this event helps raise awareness of colon cancer.

Mar 29 | 8 PM
Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave
Tickets $69.50 - $395
Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Coming Soon

Apr 1 - May 21
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge St
Celebrate Spring with a spectacular display of colorful blooms across the Biltmore estate. Starting on the first day of spring, Biltmore celebrates the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final project – George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens. The bright colors in the gardens are brought inside with an opulent display of tropical plants and lavish flowers inside Biltmore House.

May 14 – 17
Lake Eden, Black Mtn.
Tickets: $49 - $65+
Set amidst the Blue Ridge mountains, just below Mt. Mitchell and near Black Mountain, the LEAF Festival scenic lake setting is a short drive from Asheville. Experience spontaneous and great music from many corners of the globe. A dizzying array of traditions unite to present a diverse range of cultures: African, Latin, Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass and more. Discover new music and enjoy LEAF traditions during three days with four stages, jam tent, healing arts, poetry and African drum circle. Many of the 12,000 attendees camp for the weekend, creating a community of longtime friends.

May 15 - Sept 18 (every third Friday a month) | 5 – 9 PM
Downtown After Five provides free live outdoor music concerts in downtown Asheville every third Friday 5-9 PM from May through September. They celebrate their 32nd year in 2020. Thousands gather on North Lexington Avenue near the I-240 overpass to enjoy local and national beers and a variety of food vendors. While admission is free, you must buy a $2 wristband to purchase beer, hard cider and wine.

May 16 | 10 AM – 7 PM
233 Montford Ave., Asheville
This neighborhood block party near downtown Asheville in the historic Montford neighborhood brings together some of the best music, art and food for a free festival. Stretching from Chestnut Street to Waneta St.