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Events

Big City Entertainment in a Small Town Venue

Laura Boswell

Live

Concert

Saturday, September 25th

7:00pm

WNC's very own Joni Mitchell/Norah Jones hybrid is taking the stage!

Join us for a night of unforgettable music with local artist Laura Boswell. Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Nick Drake. She writes intimate folk music with classical influence that Asheville's Mountain Xpress described as "chamber-folk." Along with being a singer-songwriter, Laura has a degree in classical guitar performance and studied piano from a young age. She views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community.

Chalk the walk

Community event

Saturday, September 25th

(Rain Date September 26th)

This year BMCA will join the BM Greenways Committee for their annual Chalk the Walk event. Join in the fun and enter our street painting contest or just stroll around town to view the works of art. Participants can register for different categories, and each category will have a cash prize winner. An entry fee of $5 will be due via cash or check to BMCA. Online registration will end Friday, September 24th at 12pm. Day-of registration will be available (subject to availability) until 9:30am.

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Pickin' on

the Porch

Fridays 5-6:30

We are excited to announce a new series of free concerts we’re calling Pickin’ on the Porch. Each month May - October, BMCA will host a Pickin’ show behind our building from 5:00 - 6:30. Our first show on May 21st, will open with our own Junior Appalachian Musicians followed by local musician Cary Fridley.

Bring your blanket or chair and join us for a much anticipated evening of local music. Other Pickin’ performances this summer will include:

June 4 • Mountain Friends Trio
July 2 • The Inntentional String Band
August 13 • Laura Boswell - CANCELLED
September 10 • The Inntentional String Band - CANCELLED
October 15 • The Inntentional String Band

September 10th cancelled

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Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Book Launch

Sunday, September 26th

2:00pm

Local author, Shelly Frome, is excited to debut his latest novel, Miranda and the D-Day Caper, a trendy modern-day mystery set in the Black Mountain/Asheville area, with WWII tactics, old-time heroes and values, and the efforts of two intrepid cousins to thwart a dire national right-wing conspiracy.  

Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and, all told, has written over twenty-five plays in addition to his articles and novels. His fiction includes Twilight of the Drifter, Lilac Moon, the Hollywood crime caper Tinseltown Riff, Murder Run, and the recently released The Secluded Village Murders and Moon Games.

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Harpa

Celtic and scandinavian harp concert

Saturday, October 16th

7:00pm • Tickets $15

Following a profound love of the harp and attraction to Celtic and Scandinavian music, the members of Harpa joined together several years ago to share their music in the USA and abroad. Harpa has most recently delighted audiences throughout Scotland and across Scandinavia. The current six members of the group hail from across the United States, and represent a wide range of musical backgrounds and experiences. Their love of playing together and sharing their music is a very special and unique treat for audiences everywhere.

We require proof of vaccination for indoor performances. We are not accepting negative Covid tests for entry in lieu of vaccinations. We are selling tickets at reduced capacity. We will continue to require masks to be worn by audience members. The performers are vaccinated and will be performing on stage unmasked.

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Stories from

the Asheville Storytelling circle

Saturday, October 23rd

7:00pm • Tickets $12

Stories have shaped and described human endeavors on earth since the first caveman gathered everyone around the fire to describe the Mastadon hunt. Today stories are used in every aspect of our lives - entertainment, business, health care, teaching and every thing else you can think of. The Asheville Storytelling Circle (ASC) motto is, "If you have a life, you have a story.". Tonight, four members of the ASC will entertain/enlighten/educate you with a wide variety of stories that will touch your hearts and make you think.

We require proof of vaccination for indoor performances. We are not accepting negative Covid tests for entry in lieu of vaccinations. We are selling tickets at reduced capacity. We will continue to require masks to be worn by audience members. The performers are vaccinated and will be performing on stage unmasked.

Tellers: Papa Joe Gaudet, Sandra Gudger, Roy Harris, and Nancy Reeder. EmCee: Lee Lyons

Annual Events

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Funkraiser

for the Arts

Date TBA

Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and an amazing auction featuring items donated from local businesses and organizations.

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Art in Bloom

July 2021

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts has held Art in Bloom for 14 consecutive years (take that, COVID-19!). This is a two-month long event that features 2 gallery exhibits, a gala, a local garden tour, a 2-day  live floral arrangement exhibit, and live plein air painters in local gardens.