Performing Arts

Festive Nights at Isis Music Hall

Dangermuffin

Some of Asheville’s finest homegrown musicians join the lineup in December at West Asheville’s Isis Music Hall. On Sunday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m., Joe Jencks and Si Kahn, both award-winning songwriters, bring their folk sounds to the Main Stage. Their songs proclaim a commitment to social justice for a show that bridges cultures, ideas and generations. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith of the Grammy-Award winning Steep Canyon Rangers share the stage on Thursday, December 13, at 8:30 p.m. for Italian Night. The string music will call to mind Italy and the dinner menu will feature Italian specialties and wines. Tickets are $12.

Sounds of the season fill the hall on Thursday, December 20, at 8:30 p.m. as The Reel Sisters present their Celtic Christmas Concert. Harp, Scottish smallpipes, whistle and voice combine to bring forth traditional tunes and songs from the British Isles and Appalachia. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

With Christmas past and a New Year on the horizon, Dangermuffin and Fireside Collective take the stage on Friday, December 28, at 9 p.m. Dangermuffin has been credited with a mélange of styles, including rock, bluegrass, reggae and roots. “Asheville is filled with artists who flock to these mountains to be a part of the forward-thinking communities here,” says band member Dan Lotti. “Half of Dangermuffin has relocated to the area! We find it holds potent creative energies and we have found many friends and a beautiful music scene.”

Joining them for the evening will be Fireside Collective, an up-and-coming newgrass band that formed in Asheville. “Asheville’s strong artistic community, inspiring natural beauty and progressive attitude make it the perfect place for a band to be born,” says Jesse Iaquinto, one of the group’s founding members. “The band has progressed a lot through the years and it’s great to come back to where it all began. It always gives us a fresh perspective and there’s nothing like playing for a hometown audience. Dangermuffin is also a great band and we have enjoyed sharing some awesome shows with them. It’s going to be a great night of progressive bluegrass, Americana and contemporary folk.” Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

On Monday, December 31, Yarn with Josh Shilling and Friends begins the New Year’s Eve celebration at 9 p.m. Yarn has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has garnered recognition from the Americana Music Association. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall is located at 743 Haywood Road in West Asheville. For ticket information and reservations, call 828.575.2737 or visit IsisAsheville.com where a complete schedule of events and times may be found. Dinner reservations by phone are recommended.

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