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June 2018

Jesse Terry w/special guests Ryanhood

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$15.0015.00

Jesse Terry is a prolific, independent, New England based artist who left a writing gig at a Nashville publishing house to release his own albums and tour the world. Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason…

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Jesse Terry w/special guests Ryanhood

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Jesse Terry is a prolific, independent, New England based artist who left a writing gig at a Nashville publishing house to release his own albums and tour the world. Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason…

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Native American Summer Conference

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

THEME: Keeping Ancestral Dreams Alive and Preserving Identity Challenge yourself to participate in a Spiritual Walk around the lake. Learn about substance abuse, historical trauma and health issues. Participate in the talent show and ice cream social. Come to Lake Junaluska ready to renew yourself!

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The Howlin’ Brothers

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12.0015.00

The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Dan Swan and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in…

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The Howlin’ Brothers

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

The Howlin’ Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Dan Swan and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in…

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Stepping Back in Time: A Solo Storytelling Performance

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$20 – $25

“Stepping Back in Time: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blakeat the Black Mountain Center for the Arts https://www.blackmountainarts.org/ Drawing on her Irish heritage, Southern roots, and sense of humor, Connie will be telling stories of heroic adventures, personal experiences and at least one traditional Appalachian Mountain tale. $20 for advanced ticket, and (if available) $25 at the door. Purchase tickets online (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stepping-back-in-time-a-storytelling-performance-by-connie-regan-blake-tickets-45987796738) or by calling 828- 669-0930.

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Love Canon with Hank, Pattie and the Current

June 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12.0015.00

Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride Hank, Pattie, and The Current make use of traditional bluegrass instrumentation in a nontraditional way to present original music to the listener that goes beyond the limits of the idiom. The arrangements take on a new level of maturation that follows in the footsteps of Bela Fleck, Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Tony Rice.

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Love Canon CD Release with Hank, Pattie and the Current

June 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride Hank, Pattie, and The Current make use of traditional bluegrass instrumentation in a nontraditional way to present original music to the listener that goes beyond the limits of the idiom. The arrangements take on a new level of maturation that follows in the footsteps of Bela Fleck, Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Tony Rice.

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Summer International Experience Camp

June 30 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Dear Asheville families, with Visions USA bringing international students to our hometown, we provide lots of opportunities for intercultural learning and sharing for you and your family. If you decide to host an international student, we offer a free week of day camp for American host siblings. However, you don’t have to host to take advantage of our summer day camp! Our day camp is open to any local family in the greater Asheville area! Camp activities typically run from…

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July 4th Weekend Family Fun

June 30 @ 8:30 am - July 4 @ 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Climbing Tower open 11am-4pm; Family Animal Encounters 2pm. July 4th is the ultimate summer holiday to spend with family and friends and Chimney Rock is the perfect place to do it. July 1 – 4 you can challenge yourself on our 32-foot climbing tower, take in the different views on one of our many trails and even get up-close to some of our wilder staff at the 2pm Family Animal Encounter. Details on family activities can be found on our…

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Guided History Walks on Main Street

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Hendersonville City Hall, Police Dept. entrance, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., corner of 5th Avenue East and King St.
Hendersonville, NC 28739
$10

These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine. Be charmed and informed by the history of Hendersonville's meandering Main Street, its architecture, and its colorful stories -- shoot-outs, bordellos, fires, and tourists of long ago.

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Asheville Zine Fest

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free

Asheville Zine Fest is an exhibition for independent publishers, small press and creators of zines, comics, book art, chapbooks, anthologies, pamphlets, and other readables. The fest includes a Zine & Author Reading at 1pm, and an Epic Zine Makin' Jam Session at 3pm. All events free and open to the public.

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Locker Hooked Coaster

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

The Appalachian Mountains are home so some of the best rug hookers in the country. Learn how to make your own “mini-rug” (aka a coaster) using a simple technique called “locker hooking.” Cappy Tosetti has been repurposing found materials since childhood. In this fun-filled, two-and-a-half-hour workshop, she’ll show you how to take scrap material—yarn, ribbon, fibers, fabric strips, leather, and plastic—a hook, and rug canvas and turn it into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece. Once you master the locker hooking technique,…

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Writers at Wolfe with Elizabeth Kostova

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
free

Elizabeth Kostova author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves reads from her latest novel The Shadow Land and discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on her as a writer and reader.

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RiddleFest 2018

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burnsville Town Center, 6 S Main St.
Burnsville, 28714 United States
$20.00

The Traditional Voices Group is pleased to announce the program for its 2018 RiddleFest Concert. Madison County songstress Laura Boosinger and master fiddler Josh Goforth will headline the program on June 30 at the Burnsville Town Center. The Griffith Chapel Singers will open the show, which begins at 7 PM, followed by Asheville singer/songwriter Ash Devine. Tickets will be $20. To purchase by credit card visit the TVG website: www.traditionalvoicesgroup.com. Or use cash/check on the evening of the concert. For…

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South Hill Banks

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10.0012.00

***Floydfest 17 “On The Rise” Competition Winner*** South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam infused bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old…

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South Hill Banks

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

***Floydfest 17 “On The Rise” Competition Winner*** South Hill Banks – Lance Thomas (vocals, guitar), Eric Horrocks (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Horrocks (banjo), Dan Fiasconaro (guitar, vocals), and Matt Eversole (upright bass) – have carved a niche for themselves with their jam infused bluegrass sound. Formed in August 2015 in Richmond, Virginia, South Hill Banks pulls from a wide range of influences such as classic rock, jam, blues, to traditional bluegrass to keep audiences entertained with a blend of sounds old…

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July 2018

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Dr. Michael Wiliams

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska takes place on Sunday mornings from June 10 - August 5, 2018. A Monday evening Taize service also takes place in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. On June 17, Rev. Dr. Michael Williams will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Williams formerly served as senior pastor of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. and has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival.

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Family Animal Encounters

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - July 31 @ 2:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our…

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Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - July 5 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and, of course, fireworks! Lodging and meal packages are available.

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Momentum Gallery Opens New Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville is pleased to participate in the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass art in conjunction with the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate, May-October 2018. The gallery exhibition, Reflections (July 1-August 25) nods to the Gilded Age, a period during the late 19th Century when the Biltmore Estate was conceived and constructed by railway tycoon George Vanderbilt. This curated exhibition features recent work by some of the country’s top contemporary glass artists…

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AmiciMusic presents “Minas – Brazilian Sounds”

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0020.00

Refreshing Brazilian Bossa Nova by husband/wife team Orlando Haddad (guitar, vocals) and Patricia King (keys, vocal) in Portuguese and English. Classic and original songs expertly performed

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Balsam Range in concert

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Balsam Range will perform as part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on Monday, July 2. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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The Martins in concert

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! The Martins will perform as part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on Tuesday, July 3. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Caleb Hanks and Friends

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
FREE

Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

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Lake Junaluska Independence Day Parade

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

Join us for July 4th at Lake Junaluska! We have a fantastic hometown-style parade that starts at 11 a.m. on July 4. Bring the family, grab some decorations and ride or walk along as the parade gets underway. After the parade, stick around for a barbecue picnic with family-friendly activities and a concert later in the evening.

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Lake Junaluska Independence Day Picnic

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us for July 4th at Lake Junaluska! The barbecue picnic features live music, a balloon artist, face-painter and bounce houses for the kids and a fun square dance session for the whole family. After the picnic, join us for a concert and fireworks in the evening.

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Independence Day Fireworks Hike

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$35 – $50

This year, celebrate the Fourth of July with your family, friends, guests, and the Swannanoa Valley Museum on a 1.5-mile, moderate hike to the peak of Sunset Mountain. Here, Museum guests will enjoy an old-fashioned watermelon cutting, and then stay to watch the sun set and the fireworks explode over the town of Black Mountain. Hike leaders will share the history and vintage photographs of this most historic place over dinner. Bring a picnic, water, folding chairs, cameras, and flashlights.…

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Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

July 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform as part of the Independence Day Celebrations at Lake Junaluska on Wednesday, July 4. Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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Lake Junaluska Independence Day Fireworks

July 4 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

After the Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, bring family and friends for a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Junaluska. The event is free and open to the public. It is the final event of the Independence Day Celebrations, which take place from July 1-5, 2018. Don't miss an incredible even full of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals and much more. Vacation packages include lodging, meals and entry into all special events.

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Blue Yonder CD Release

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

ohn Lilly, Blue Yonder’s vocalist and front man, is known throughout the country and in Europe for his heartfelt original songs about loving, living, and losing. John recently released his sixth CD, “State Songs,” an ambitious project highlighting a dozen original songs John has recently written about various states he has visited. In 2007, his “Haunted Honky Tonk” CD rose to #1 on radio charts in the U.S. and Europe. John’s songwriting earned him top place in the 2005 Ghost…

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Ellis Dyson and The Shambles

July 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515.00

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to traditional jazz, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old.

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Art on the Greene

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Circle SE
Banner Elk, 28604

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and more. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment. Proceeds from the shows are used for restoration of…

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$40 – $50

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We've put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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Finn Magill & Dave Curley

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1518.00

Magill and Curley return to Isis Music Hall to present their dynamic and powerful selection of music that draws on Celtic and Folk traditions and also showcases their newly composed music.

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Sebastian Maniscalco Headlines the US Cellular Center

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$45

On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco continues his blockbuster “Stay Hungry” international tour. This fall, he will be kicking off the second leg of the tour making its way across the US and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with five sold-out shows at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall. People Magazine’s “The comedian’s comedian” broke…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series – Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

The Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska takes place on Sunday mornings from June 10 - August 5, 2018. A Monday evening Taize service also takes place in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. On June 17, Rev. Carol Howard Merritt will serve as the guest preacher on Sunday morning. Merritt is the award-winning author of "Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation. She studied at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas and is known for serving churches with a deep…

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Silk Necktie Purse Workshop

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$46

Thriftshops are full of cheap silk neckties. And you may have a few castoffs of your own. If you're looking for something to do with them, we have the answer! With a little imagination, you can make all sorts of cool little wearables—including our favorite: necktie purses! Textile artist Deana Murchison will show you how. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy these little gems are to make. Deana will bring all the materials you need for your first…

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Jamie Laval: Evening of Celtic Music and Mythic Tales

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0024.00

Joined by guest vocalist Megan McConnell, Jamie takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany seamlessly blending passion, virtuosity, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, innovative arrangement style, and the recounting of atmospheric mythic tales.

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Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba’s music is steeped in ancient West African griot traditions, but propelled into the 21st century by the modernizing impulses of a rock band format. Agile basslines interweave with the melodic twins of kora and electric guitar, undergirded by an explosive rhythm section of traditional percussion and trapset drums.

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What’s Cookin’? Clay Camp Ages 8-12

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 12:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

July 9-13 Monday- Friday, 9am-12pm Learning about the foods and tools in your kitchen can be exciting, but what if you had the chance to make some of your own? In this class, students will cook up ideas to create playful, sculptural objects from the kitchen. We will be focusing on using the wheel and hand building to create fun, functional objects for everyday use or play!

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Slab It Up Clay Camp Ages 6-10

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

July 9-13 Monday- Friday, 2-5pm We’re going to try all sorts of different techniques to turn flat slabs of clay into gorgeous works of art! 3-dimensional portraits, puzzles, boxes, and classic cups, plates and bowls. This camp is PERFECT for folks who LOVE to focus on decorative techniques. We’ll transform the surfaces of your work into fabulous designs that will look great anywhere.

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Advanced Hand-building: Go Big! Go Fast! with Molly Morning-glory

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$245

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SUMMER SESSION CLAY CLASSES Advanced Hand-building: Go Big! Go Fast! with Molly Morning-glory Summer Session #2 Tuesdays 6:30-9pm July 10- August 7 Stiff slab hand building is a process that is both accessible and fun. Join Molly as she shows you a few simple tricks and hacks that will ensure your success. You will learn how to plan internal supports, judge drying time for slabs and rehydrate them if necessary. Other topics will include getting your piece to…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Rob Parks and Friends

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

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Sculpting Clay Animals with Mac McCusker

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS SUMMER SESSION CLAY CLASSES Sculpting Clay Animals with Mac McCusker Summer Session #2 Wednesdays 6:30-9pm July 11- August 8 Have you ever wanted to create your favorite pet out of clay? Would you like to immortalize your beloved cat, dog, rabbit, or goldfish? Using images, photographs, and books as reference, we will first sculpt from solid blocks of clay, hollow them out, and then use underglazes and glazes to capture the life-like expressions of your favorite animal. Coiling…

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The Nouveaux Honkies

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

“The Nouveau Honkies’ imaginative originals are well-conceived interpretations of blues and R&B classics. They have a matchless sound and perform a blistering show with their futuristic approach to music that nevertheless retains an authentic American style. With fluid guitar work, reverent vocals and a haunting violin, this act is a discovery of the year.” (Dusty Scott, Modern Guitars magazine)

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Zoe Mulford with Emily Mure

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Zoe Mulford charms listeners with powerful, story-driven songwriting and down-to-earth humor. Backing her clear voice with guitar or Appalachian claw-hammer banjo, she has established herself as a contemporary songwriter with a grounding in traditional American, English, and Celtic music. In 2018, Joan Baez covered her song “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” New York City native Emily Mure has journeyed from playing concert halls as a classically trained oboist to busking as a singer-songwriter on the streets of Ireland. Her new…

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The Punch Brothers w/ Madison Cunningham

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$29.50

PUNCH BROTHERS Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Says the Washington Post, “With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.” Their latest album, the T Bone Burnett-produced The Phosphorescent Blues (released in 2015 on Nonesuch Records), addresses the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected world with straight-up poignancy…

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Violet Bell featuring Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz-Lopez

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

“Folk, country and bluegrass… elements of classical, jazz, blues, and some psychedelic flair. The talent smacks you in the face it is so prominent. All the elements come together perfectly to form something that burns brightly.” – Harry Kaplan, Twangri-La

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The Lost Chord: Moody Blues Tribute Band – 50th Anniversary of In Search of the Lost Chord

July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0018.00

The Lost Chord is Asheville’s premiere Moody Blues tribute band. Come help them celebrate the 50th anniversary of “In Search of The Lost Chord” and hear them play the entire album as well as many other timeless classics.

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