Upcoming Shows

Bill West featuring Ari Pappalardo

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

One voice. One guitar. Over 1,500 shows and counting. 9 states. 2 countries. Over 150,000 miles on the road. Thousands of satisfied listeners. Smooth vocals. Lyrics that come from a heart that shares the exact same memories as yours. Melodies that create instant nostalgia.

Heart Society

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

Love. Equality. Music. Heart Society is more than a band; it’s a movement. We celebrate the ties that bind us all together, and we prize the qualities that make us individuals. In 2015 we sold most of our possessions, crowdfunded a 32-foot travel trailer (a.k.a. The Tiny Musical House), and set out to share a message of positivity through our music. After performing hundreds of shows for thousands of fans, we know we’re on the right path. Thank you for joining us on our journey. We believe the best is yet to come.

An Evening with Chuck Brodsky. Mark Bunn opens.

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and a modern day bard. With only his acoustic guitar and his voice he’ll draw you in with genuine, down-to-earth warmth and his quirky, finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters through his syncopated guitar strumming or sweet finger-picking. His songs celebrate the goodness in people—the eccentric, holy, profound, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs to be poked, and sometimes they challenge. They’re sworn to tell the truth.

Chris Rosser & Aaron Price

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. As a solo performer, he has opened shows for folk and pop luminaries such as John Mayer, Tom Rush, David Wilcox, Shawn Mullins, John Gorka, Nickel Creek, and more. He has released four solo singer-songwriter recordings, Archaeology (1998), The Holy Fool (2000), Hidden Everywhere (2006) and A Thousand Hands (2014).

Aaron Price is an Asheville-based musician and producer. A talented if not prolific writer, Aaron is a versatile multi-instrumentalist at home when playing bass, piano, or guitar. He has produced many records including local releases by the Honeycutters, Malcolm Holcombe, Stephanies Id, Kellin Watson, Cary Fridley and others. Currently performing songs from an upcoming release, Aaron is unveiling many new tunes this year.

Doug MacLeod and Walter Parks

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life. Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year.

For ten years, musician and writer Walter Parks toured the world and recorded as sideman/guitarist to Woodstock legend Richie Havens. Parks, a Florida native, presents a creative mix of swamp blues, folk and jazz delivered sometimes in an ambient style and sometime in a gritty-rootsy style. Parks’ repertoire is half originals and half covers that he performs on acoustic and electric guitars.

Pierce Pettis & Grace Pettis

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature…End to end the songwriting is brilliant…Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm…” -Sing Out!

“…One of the more vital and critically acclaimed folk stars of recent years.”

​-Performing Songwriter Magazine

In her short career, Alabama songwriter Grace Pettis has amassed bragging rights to spare. She is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including Kerrville New Folk Contest and NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where she also took “best song” honors. Last summer, she received a grant from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, enabling her to attend the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat and to co-write new songs with award-winning, chart-topping songwriters.

2018 Apex Music Festival – 19 bands, 4 stages, Food Trucks, Craft Beer and more..

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm Apex, 205 Saunders Street

Joe’s songwriting is characterized by the same clean, elegant style as his banjo playing, and his songs are often recorded by artists in the folk and bluegrass world. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” award. In 2013, Joe shared co-writing honors with Eric Gibson for the IBMA Song of the Year, “They Called It Music.”

Verch began her full time touring career in 2000 and has performed around the world, including festival, theatre and performing arts centre appearances in Canada, USA, China, Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates. She also presents workshops, master classes, and lectures as part of her tours and at selected music camps.