Looking for things to do in Asheville this weekend? There is a flurry of activity happening and it seems like there is something for everyone – and I don’t use that phrase lightly. From fiber arts to film festivals, freebies to paid amusement, I have some suggestions on what to do and where to go that are sure to fit any budget and style.
Friends & FiberWorks Summer Retreat
The Summer Retreat is held at Enka Middle School 390 Asbury Road Candler, NC 28715
June 20-22 |Friday 9:00 AM-6:00PM| Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM| Sunday 9:00PM-4:00PM|
3 Spectacular days of classes/workshops and FREE demonstrations!
Artist and Vendors from all over will feature workshops in Felting, Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Knitting, Crocheting and much more!
No entry charge for the retreat. Pay only for the classes you take. Click here for a complete list of classes and workshops
Downtown After 5
Free entry and music, what could be better? Downtown After 5 is hosted by the Asheville Downtown Association and happens once a month, May through September. This month features the bands Drivin’ and Cryin’ and American Aquarium. There will be food trucks and alcohol available, just remember if you want to drink you must purchase a $2 wristband (all proceeds go to support LEAF community arts)
48 Hour Film Project
Asheville Brewing Company is sponsoring the 48 hour film project. Want to participate? You have 48 hours to be one of 400 filmmakers in Asheville that will be creating and showcasing films at The Brew and View. Start creating your films on the 20th according to the elements on the website – and drop off your finished production 48 hours later at Asheville Brewing, 77 Coxe Ave, in Asheville. Then grab your tickets for the premier screenings taking place June 24th, 25th, and 26th at The Brew & View.
Asheville Tattoo & Piercing Expo
Asheville’s very own Diamond Thieves dreamed up this tattoo and piercing extravaganza, taking place at the Crowne Plaza. Including 90 vendors, live bands, after parties, tattoo competitions, a burlesque show and more, this expo seems to have something for the whole family. Your favorite local artists will be there, as well as some well known larger names, including Ami James from Miami Ink. We will be covering the event, so be sure to say hi if you see us there. Find out more about the expo online by checking out the website.
Troubadour Revue at The Landing
June 21 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Address: 68D Kentucky Dr, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
As part of the Everland Summer Solstice festival, Troubadour Revue will be hosting a 3-hour show featuring these performers:
- Asher Leigh
- Brooke Rettig
- Chris Brady
- Joanie Peditto
- Marshall Jim Duncan
- Matthew Drake
- Michael McFarland
- Zach Walters
Foundry Farewell Celebration Sale
June 21 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Address: 92 Charlotte Street, Asheville NC 28801
Dig Foundry, a local upcycle artist shop is closing doors Monday June 30th. To celebrate going out of business with style, they are having a farewell celebration sale, and will be providing light snacks while inviting you to shop their discounted local gifts. This will be the last chance you get, so we recommend taking advantage of it! Some of the Foundry artists will be on site for a meet and greet. If you plan on attending, they ask you please fill out the RSVP form here so they know how much food to stock up on.
This Is How We Roll Summer Series Tour
I usually try to stay on top of bands coming into town, but I had this one sneak up on me. Thank god for facebook, right? Florida Georgia Line will be performing along with Nelly and Chris Lane at Mccormick Field this Sunday. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com. All the info for the show is listed below. So roll your windows down and cruise up to Mccormick field and enjoy some country music y’all. YeeHaw!
Florida Georgia Line’s This Is How We Roll Summer Series Tour stops at McCormick Field Home of the Asheville Tourists on June 22.
The concert starts at 7:30 PM and features special guests Nelly and opening act Chris Lane. Gates at McCormick Field open at 6:00 PM.
PARKING, CARPOOLING & SHUTTLES
Fans are encouraged to carpool due to limited parking. Please check back soon for more details on shuttle services.
SUGGESTED PARKING AROUND MCCORMICK FIELD
Local Monitored Parking Lots with proceeds benefitting ABCCM
Aloft Parking Deck on Biltmore Avenue
Buncombe County Parking Deck on College Street
Fans are also encouraged to pick up their tickets in advance if they chose “Will-Call” as the delivery option. Tickets can be picked up Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-4:00 at the ServPro Box Office located at McCormick Field. Will Call will open at 9:00am on the day of the concert.
FIELD and SEATING BOWL tickets
Only people holding Field GA Tickets will have access to the outfield area to view the concert. Standing room only NO CHAIRS or BLANKETS. All others will have access to the seating bowl area only; however, there are no reserved seats. All seats are first come, first serve. Please be advised that all on-field vendors will be cash only. ATMs will be available.
SMOKING Smoking is not allowed on the field or in the seating sections.
Everyone is subject to be searched, including the search of small bags, before entering McCormick Field
A limited number of tickets are still available from ticketfly.com, 1-877-987-6487, or the ServPro Box Office located at McCormick Field.