87th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

87th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is our nation’s longest running folk festival. The 86th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s old-time and bluegrass musicians, mountain dance groups, cloggers, and ballad singers.

Rhythm & Brews Announces 2014 Concert Lineup

Downtown Hendersonville NC Concert Series – May – September 2014 

The Broadcast returns on May 15 and regional bluegrass boys-gone-big, Balsam Range, headlines the June 19 concert. The series will finish with three new acts: Asheville-based funk masters The Fritz on July 17, Charleston, S.C.-based rock groove ensemble Sol Driven Train on Aug. 21, and another act out of Charleston, the Americana group Blue Dogs, on Sept. 18.

Location:  Between 5th Ave. East & Azalea Lot.

FRP “Music on the Rock: The Mamas & The Papas”

With over 40 millions records sold worldwide and six top ten singles including “California Dreaming,” The Mamas & the Papas are one of the most renowned folk rock vocal groups from the 60s. Experience the sublime harmonies and iconic folk sound of The Mamas & the Papas at Playhouse Downtown.

Tickets: $24

FRP “The Last Five Years”

Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical The Last Five Years tells the emotionally powerful story of two twenty-something New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.”  But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove too much. Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years takes a bold look at one young couple’s hope that love endures the test of time.

Price: $40

FRP “My Fair Lady”

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the classic musical “My Fair Lady”

Music by Frederick Loewe; Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

 This show is the standard by which all others are measured. My Fair Lady is triumphant. Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess. But at what cost?

 With memorable songs like “The Rain in Spain,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” it’s no wonder everyone falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.


Starting at 8:00 pm – Ending at 10:00 pm

Evenings & Matinees

Admission: $40

A Moveable Feast at Biltmore

Take in beautiful views of the estate and enjoy an exquisite meal designed and prepared by Chef Kirk Fiore. Surrounded by beautiful blooms, this dinner will take place outside in our historic Walled Garden. A 6:30 reception will be followed by dinner at 7:15.

Held spring through fall, these monthly dining events are a feast for the senses. An incredible, secret location on the estate combined with a carefully planned multicourse menu makes this the stuff of dreams.

 Tickets are $160 per person and include tax and gratuity. 

10th Annual Herb Festival

Come savor the smell and taste of fresh-grown herbs! Craftsmen, vendors & musicians will entertain both days. Painters is approximately 5 miles south of I-40 at exit 73. For more information, call 828-668-7225 or visit www.paintersgreenhouse.com.

Admission: Free

59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Chimney Rock’s annual Easter Sunrise Service has become a legendary event in WNC, attracting more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast each year. This free non-denominational celebration features live instrumental music, spiritual songs and breathtaking scenery. Guests are invited to eat breakfast at the Old Rock Café and stay to enjoy the Park all day.

Dates: Apr 20th

Time: Gate opens 5am-6am for 6:30am service

Cost: Free admission for entry to Sunrise Service


See photos from a past year’s Easter Sunrise Service on Facebook.

10th Annual Tour De Lure Bike Ride

Two rides one for the “hard core” cyclist and a fun ride. The Dewey Hughes Memorial Ride is a challenging one beginning at Marion’s YMCA traveling through rolling farmlands, up Stone Mountain, around Lake Lure, through Chimney Rock and returning to Marion for a total of 67 miles. The Fun Ride begins at the same time and place (same fees), but takes you on an exciting 25 mile course through rolling hillsides and farmlands. Applications available online or at the Corpening YMCA in Marion. Free Spaghetti meal for participants after the ride. http://www.ymcawnc.org

Ages: All ages welcome!

When: April 5th, 2014 – Both rides begin at 9:00am

Where: Ride begins and ends at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion, NC.

$40 now until March 7th $45 after March 8th until April 3rd *Day-Of Registration: $50

FRP “Charlotte’s Web”

This beautiful story about friendship is filled with enchanting characters: Wilbur, the rambunctious young pig who loves life; Fern, the girl who can understand animals; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” The whole family will love the timeless tale of “some pig” and his word-spinning friend who launches a campaign to save him from the butcher.

March 13 – 23

Playhouse Downtown

Tickets:  $10 Students  $18 Adults


Pet Friendly - LGBT Friendly Accommodations - Special Event Venue

Rita D. Robinette dba Foresite Consulting LLC - Foresite Web Design & Hosting