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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 27 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Jul 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 28 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

Greenville Heritage Sound Check: concert series on the Reedy River
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peace Center amphitheater

Sound Check Logo

Last year we went virtual, and this year we are bringing it to you LIVE! Join us April 7 through September 29 for Greenville Heritage Sound Check presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar, a concert series located on the Reedy River. Each Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will feature live music on the Peace Center Amphitheatre stage. Grab your friends, reserve a T-mobile Safe Space Pod and we will see you on the river! Beverage delivery service will also be available.

Enjoy the concert in your own private viewing area in our T-Mobile Safe Space Pods.

  • Pods are $10 each and includes admission for up to 4 people in a sectioned off 6′ x 6′ space.
  • Admission is via pod purchase only.
  • Online reservations are highly encouraged to guarantee your spot. Pods will be sold at the door if space is available.
  • Online reservations for the upcoming week will open on Thursday at 10:00 am.
  • Gates open at 6:00 pm. Band starts at 6:30 pm.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and are required for admission to the event.
  • Tickets are only good for the date & specific pod purchased. Tickets are not transferable to future event dates.
  • Tickets will go on sale every Thursday at 10:00am for the next week’s concert.
  • Beer, wine, & Pepsi products will be available for purchase on site.
  • Larkins on the River will have food options available onsite. Menu and Ordering Info
  • Chairs and blankets are permitted.
BMC Artist Faculty: Prokofiev’s Romeo + Juliet
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

BMC Artist Faculty: Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Join Brevard’s venerable woodwind faculty as they perform Prokofiev’s score, arranged for wind octet, based on William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy of the famed star-crossed lovers.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet (arr. Tarkmann)
Other works TBA

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 29 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Karaoke Thursdays
Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm
Ollie’s Tavern

Join us Thursday Evenings for karaoke and a good time!

ArborEvenings
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens and experience our Wild Art outdoor sculpture showcase in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through October 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. ArborEvenings are not scheduled on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6, September 3 and 10.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, we are pleased to share that they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order this year! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

ORDER AHEAD

Musician Schedule

Please note, scheduled performances are subject to change.

Know Before You Go

  • Parking fees will be collected at the gate upon arrival, and members must present valid card for free entry. Pre-registration is not required.
  • Restroom access will be available during ArborEvenings inside the Baker Visitor Center.
  • Guests are invited to explore A Life in the Wild, a breathtaking exhibition of photographs from Thomas D. Mangelsen; however, food and drink are not permitted inside the Exhibit Hall.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome at ArborEvenings, but are not permitted inside of  buildings.
  • To protect our lawn, blankets are not permitted at the event; however, guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set up in front of the musicians.
  • Due to existing event bookings, ArborEvenings will not take place on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6 and September 3 and 10.
Friday, July 30, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jul 30 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” —- save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe
Jul 30 all-day
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Alternate text

Celebrate Christmas in July with a “Happy Dance” because you can save 25% off on tickets to MercyMe at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on November 18!

 

Valid: Sunday, July 25 at 12:01am through
Saturday, July 31 at 11:59pm

Use Code: July

Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Jul 30 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour Tickets on Sale Now
Jul 30 all-day
Online w/ ticket master

The Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville is proud to announce The Glass Animals’ “Dreamland” Tour in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on March 28, 2022. Tickets for the event will go on publicly via ONLINE ONLY on Thursday, May 6 at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at BonnarooLife Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands. For more information about this event, please click here.

In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.

Earlier this month, Glass Animals performed “Heat Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the band took over Margate’s Dreamland Theme Park and brought it back to life with an electrifying performance—watch HERE. In addition, they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show where they took over a skate rink and used fan submitted footage to fill the television screens behind their performance—watch HERE.

ArborEvenings
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens and experience our Wild Art outdoor sculpture showcase in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through October 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. ArborEvenings are not scheduled on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6, September 3 and 10.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, we are pleased to share that they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order this year! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

ORDER AHEAD

Musician Schedule

Please note, scheduled performances are subject to change.

Know Before You Go

  • Parking fees will be collected at the gate upon arrival, and members must present valid card for free entry. Pre-registration is not required.
  • Restroom access will be available during ArborEvenings inside the Baker Visitor Center.
  • Guests are invited to explore A Life in the Wild, a breathtaking exhibition of photographs from Thomas D. Mangelsen; however, food and drink are not permitted inside the Exhibit Hall.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome at ArborEvenings, but are not permitted inside of  buildings.
  • To protect our lawn, blankets are not permitted at the event; however, guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set up in front of the musicians.
  • Due to existing event bookings, ArborEvenings will not take place on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6 and September 3 and 10.
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

A band performing on the CPI Security Stage at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays.

 

The music series will take place every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at NOMA Square, beginning July 9 and ending September 24. Throughout the season, attendees can enjoy a wide range of local entertainment, including rock-n-roll, pop, R&B and jazz.

“Greenville Heritage FCU is excited to begin its ninth year as the title sponsor of the Main Street Fridays concert series,” said Alan Berry, president/CEO of Greenville Heritage FCU. “We are so happy that the City has successfully navigated the challenges presented by COVID-19 and has found a way to give our community 12 wonderful evenings of live music and family fun at NOMA Square on the Hyatt stage.”

Additional event partners include Spinx, KW Beverage and Michelob Ultra, the Hyatt Regency Greenville, Penske, iHeart Media & MY 102.5, WYFF 4, Community Journals, BreakThru Beverage Group and Signatures Apparel.

For a complete entertainment lineup, visit gvilleevents.com or follow the event on social media.

BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater

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We’ll be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!

Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.

 

July 16 | Jump Street

July 23 | Dana Jones & the Bruce Caldwell Project

July 30 | Band of Oz

Sounds of Summer
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Commerce Park

Join us each Friday night for live music in the park.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a fun night out with your family or friends.  Please leave your pets at home.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, as virtuosic pianist Norman Krieger brings his unique depth, sensitivity, and flair to this masterwork for soloist and orchestra.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Ken Lam, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

CAROLINE SHAW Entr’acte
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved.  Lawn seating is general admission.

This event was originally scheduled on Thursday, July 29, but it was moved to Friday, July 30.

The Next Move with Special Guests: The Wallin’ Brothers
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Walhalla Performing Arts Center

The Next Move formed in the spring of 1985 at Clemson University. With such a long tenure during the essential 80’s, TNM cut their musical teeth on songs from classic rock heavies; Dire Straits, The Cars, Billy Joel, Journey, U2 and The Police. More progressive influences included REM, INXS, The Producers, Peter Murphy, The Cure, It Bites, Gene Loves Jezebel & Violent Femmes. The band quickly became a mainstay on the college & club circuits & a top draw at venues across the Southeast. They played sold out shows & released 2 tapes & 1 full length CD of originals. During this time the band performed with a number of national bands – the Psychedelic Furs, the Producers, The Connells, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Smithereens, Cheap Trick & WideSpread Panic to name a few. The “Wailin’ Thorns” are a band based out of the Greenville who write & perform original material as well as a wide array of covers.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
2021 Brevard Music Center Raffle
Jul 31 all-day
Online

Official 2021 Raffle RulesAudi

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.