Arts & Entertainment: Five Holiday Concerts That Are Worth Attending

By D. Lanier Shook                            November 28, 2014

Christmas is all about music — but not necessarily the same kind of music. Here are a few concerts you might enjoy attending over the next month. They’re definitely worth visiting the links to find out more.

BLUE RIDGE HOLIDAY ORCHESTRA POPS CONCERT Sunday, December 7, 4 pm

Click here to find out more about this event being held at the Folk Art Center. This website is also where you can find out about their other concerts, including several for children. Admission is $15 and you purchase advance tickets on the website.

CELTIC YULEFEST BENEFIT Sunday December 7, 7:30 pm

Click here to visit Carolina Celli’s website and learn more about the benefit concert for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry. The event will be held at the White Horse in Black Mountain and tickets are $15 at the door, but $12 in advance. The website also features a calendar of upcoming concerts throughout 2015 including some that are free. Click here to find out more about the SWCM.

THE NUTCRACKER WITH THE MOSCOW BALLET Wednesday, December 10, 7 pm

The Moscow Ballet comes to The US Cellular Center’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium to present this holiday classic. You can find out more by clicking here to visit their website. That’s also where you can find other performance dates around the region. Tickets begin at $28.

RED HONEY CONCERT  Thursday, December 11, 8 pm

Last September I introduced my readers to Red Honey’s new CD (Click here to read my review.) Now you can hear the band live in concert at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain for free. Click here to visit Pisgah Brewing’s website for more details. You can also click here to visit the band’s website and learn about their other shows and order their CD.

THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS December 21, 7 pm

If you’ve never experienced the surprisingly intimate concert space of Asheville First Baptist, this is the perfect chance. You can enjoy a 100 member choir and a 40 piece orchestra perform for free. Click here to find out more.

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