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Asheville area performing arts calendar for the coming week



5/18/2012 - Asheville area performing arts calendar for the coming week
by Asheville Citizen Times


Caravan of Thieves, gypsy jazz rhythms 8 p.m. today, The Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville. $15. 270-7747 or

Downtown After 5 concert series, 5-9 p.m. third Fridays (May-September), North Lexington Avenue, downtown Asheville. Today: Kellin Watson Band, Velvet Truckstop. June 15: The Secret B-Sides, Space Capone. July 20: Common Foundation, Sol Driven Train. Aug. 17: Shane Pruitt Band, Simplified. Sept. 21: The Buchanan Boys, The Black Lillies. www.asheville

"Across the Woods" benefit concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m. today, Brevard High School auditorium. The Hogtown Squealers, Carolina Blue, Scottish fiddler Jamie Laval, The Joe Pye Band and other musicians. The Blackberry Blossom Jammers, a group of Transylvania Youth Strings student musicians, will also perform. Silent auction. $15, $10 students, free age 12 and younger.

Jonathan Byrd, 7:30 p.m. today, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. $10 donation. 669-0930.

Steve Conn, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville. $10. 270-7747 or

Spring Bluegrass Celebration with The Leftovers and Sonny Reighard, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. 479-3098.

Youngs Mountain Music, 8-10 bands featuring mountain music every Saturday 7-11 p.m., Mountain Music Drive (off U.S. 19E), Burnsville. Nonalcoholic facility. 675-4790.

"Heritage Comes Home," 7 p.m. Sunday, Mars Hill College, with Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas, dobro player, Tim O'Brien (of Hot Rize), fiddler Casey Driessen, bass player Dennis Crouch. $30, VIP tickets $100. 649-1301.

"Patriotic Pops" by Hendersonville Community Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Blue Ridge Community College's Conference Hall in Flat Rock. $10, students free. 696-2118.


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