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Summer Lights – Canceled

August 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

Event Details


August 3, 2018


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Category:


Outdoor Events Amphitheater


Summer Lights Canceled – Friday, August 3 & Saturday, August 4, 2018

Due to this week’s heavy rainfall and saturated grounds around the Amphitheater, Summer Lights is canceled for this weekend, August 3 – 4.

Please allow 5 – 7 business days for refunds to be posted back to your credit card account or mailed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Summer Lights is an outdoor summer concert series and light show held in The North Carolina Arboretum’s Outdoor Events Amphitheater. Held Friday and Saturday, July 27 – 28 and August 3 -4, 2018, from 8 – 10 p.m., guests will enjoy a musical performance by the Blue Ridge Orchestra’s acclaimed Symphonic Winds, an all-volunteer ensemble conducted by Milton Crotts. After sunset, a specially designed light show that is synchronized to music will be displayed behind the amphitheater’s woodland backdrop. Event proceeds will help support the Arboretum’s programs, exhibits and facilities year-round.

Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. for ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating is available for guests who purchase Premium Seating tickets. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lawn seating ticket holders are also welcome to bring folding chairs and blankets to place on the lawn above the Amphitheater. From 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., ticket holders may also visit the Making Scents exhibit and Connections Gallery gift shop inside the Baker Exhibit Center, and the Arboretum’s Rocky Cove Railroad will be running before the show. Bent Creek Bistro will have food and beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase during the show. View menu here. Outside food and beverage is prohibited.

Please note: If a show is cancelled due to inclement weather before intermission, all ticket holders will have the opportunity to exchange their ticket for a different night or request a refund. All exchanges will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 828-665-2492. If the show is cancelled after intermission, refunds or exchanges will not be granted.

Please visit our FAQ page for more details on the event.

Event support is provided in part by The North Carolina Arboretum Society, Buncombe County Tourism & Development AuthorityiHeartMedia Asheville, The Laurel of Asheville and RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide


Ticket Price Ticket Price with Member Discount*
Premium Seating (reserved space, includes one free drink voucher) $30 $28
Lawn Adult (ages 12+) $18 $16
Lawn Child (ages 5-11) $12 $10
Lawn Child (4 & under) FREE FREE