ArborEvenings 2024

June 27 – September 26

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens 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 September 26, 2024 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

**Please note: Outside alcohol is prohibited on the campus of The North Carolina Arboretum.**

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.

View upcoming dates here.

Performance Schedule

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tina & Her Pony (Indie Appalachian Folk Band)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Jackson Grimm (Appalachian Folkgrass)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Threadbare (Simple, bittersweet songs)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. lund (Soulful Americana)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Raphael Graves (Acoustsic Americana)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Adrianne Blanks & The Oracles (Jazz & Blues)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bill Altman (Acoustic Blues Jazz and Ragtime)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Chris Wayne (Rockabilly & Blues)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

    * ArborEvenings will be held at the Education Center on July 11, rain or shine *

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Carlton Burke (Folk, Light Rock, Country from 50s, 60s, and 70s)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Moonshine State (Rock with Country Twist)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ryan Furstenberg (Quirky Country Soul)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Katie Oates (Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Eleanor Underhill (Soulful Americana Singer/Songwriter)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Kevin Scanlon (Americana, Old Time, Original and Traditional Music)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rumor Mill (Acoustic duo that performs Classic Rock, Mainstream Rock, Blues and Country)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Ro & Jo Duo (Blues, Raggae, Rock and Folk)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chris Wilhelm (21st Century Indie Folk Rock)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Holler & Crow (Joyful Folk Fusion Magic)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Honeysuckle Rose – Charlotte Sommers & Bob Strain (Vintage Jazz)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Richard Gaudette (Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Some Blues.)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tom Fisch (Great Acoustic Music, a cross between Tony Rice, James Taylor and Guy Clark)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. 5j Barrow (One Man Band, Folk, Americana)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

     

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Paul Koptak (Bluegrass, Blues, Hawaiian styles)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Teni Rane (Americana, Folk, Indie)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. William Ritter & Tim McWilliams (Old-Time Fiddling, Bluegrass)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Carrie Morrison (Folk, Celtic, Blues, Soulful Americana)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Brian Maney (Country, Americana, and Classic Rock Favorites)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Paul Hutchinson (Everything Guitar)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wife Island (Washed Out Dream of a Folk Rock Duo, Acoustic Rock Songs)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Life Like Water (Folk, American Music)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wabi-Sabi Band (Instrumental Quartet – Acoustic Instrumental from Celtic and Old Time to Bluegrass)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Adrianne Blanks (Jazz & Blues)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Melody Cooper (Jazz, Celtic and Latin played on harp with vocals by Melody Cooper)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Two Step Too (Modern and Classic )
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Val Merza  (Acoustic Variety of Contemporary, Pop, Folk, and Indie)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Jacob Donham  (Cosmic Folk/Indie)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Blue Mountain Pickers (Fingerpicking Roots and Blues music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s on guitar and ukulele )
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Randy Flack (Quirky Country Soul)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Anne Coombs (Jazz/Latin/Easy Pop)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Courtney Puckett & Friends (Folk Jazz Trio with Bluegrass and Bossa Nova influence)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Seth & Sara (Modern-Western originals with Cowboy-Inspired tunes)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Hope Griffin (Voted WNC’s #1 Folk/Accoustic artist. Known for velvety vocals nad haunting accoustic guitar playing)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Asheville Junction (Bluegrass/Americana Band)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Steve Burnside (Accordionist playing a variety of Cajun, Irish, Polka, and Appalachian tunes with a guitar or fiddle)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

    * ArborEvenings will be held at the Education Center on September 13, rain or shine *

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Patty M (Singer/Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist everything from grunge to Great American Songbook tunes)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. DB Cooper (Rock, Bluegrass)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. George Reeves (Eclectic mix of originals, songs from memorable artists from 60s-70s)
    7:15-8:15 p.m. Dave Desmelik (Singer/Songwriter of original compositions)
    Scheduled performances are subject to change.

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, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! 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 bar between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

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

Due to existing event bookings, ArborEvenings will not take place on Friday July 19, Friday July 26, Friday September 20th, and Friday September 27th.  Please note, scheduled performances are subject to change.

 

ArborEvenings is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, ArborEvenings will relocate indoors to the Baker Visitor Center.