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Meet your farming neighbors and their families—from their children who help on the farm to their kids (that’s baby goats) and other animals that reside there. Over the weekend, area farmers provide guided and self-guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. More than 20 WNC growers and producers are slated to participate. One pass grants you and a carload of friends and loved ones access to as many farms as you can visit each day. This year marks the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s 10th year hosting the event, so expect some exciting anniversary offerings. A map of participating farms can be found online and in print at the farms and area farmers markets. » Multiple venues; Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; car pass $40, $30 advance; (828) 236-1282; www.asapconnections.org

Its name gives away what makes this race unique: mud—and lots of it. Over the three-plus-mile course, racers will make their way through pits and pools filled with the wet, goopy stuff—plus obstacles, too. It’s all in the name of fun: The event benefits Hands On! A Child’s Gallery, a local children’s museum that, like the race, provides opportunities for interactive play. The race is open to individuals or teams of four. » Berkeley Mills Park, 69 Balfour Rd.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; $55 timed individual, $50 untimed individual, $200 team of four; (828) 697-8333; www.madmountainmudrun.com

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.

Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome!

The Traditional Voices Group is pleased to announce the program for its 2018 RiddleFest Concert. Madison County songstress Laura Boosinger and fiddler Josh Goforth will headline the program on June 30 at the Burnsville Town Center. The Griffith Chapel Singers will open the show, which begins at 7 PM, followed by Asheville singer/songwriter Ash Devine.

10am-11:15am: Workshop- Instruments 101 with the Isaacs
11:30am-12:45pm: Workshop & Bus Tour- "Road Stories and Q & A with the Isaacs
12:45pm-1:45pm: Lunch Break
2pm-3pm: Devotions with Ricky Skaggs

The Isaacs, a multi award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

A life full of music is the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky is a 14-time Grammy Award winner and continues to do his part to lead the recent revival in Bluegrass music.

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The Isaacs, a multi award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.

A life full of music is the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. Ricky is a 14-time Grammy Award winner and continues to do his part to lead the recent revival in Bluegrass music.

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group, features mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Old Opry, and are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos. Throughout the year, they often perform to welcoming fans in countries such as South Africa, Norway, Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Canada and many more. They feel very blessed to be able to share their message of grace through song and story.  Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element: music. There's no harmony quite as pure as family harmony. Country Capsule put it best, "Gatlin harmonies spin with high and light precision and their music bleeds and screams of love and a lot of living." With over a dozen top 40 hits and influenced by faith, family and their fans, Larry, Steve and Rudy will always be ready to "stand up and sing a tune any night."

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10am-11:15am: Devotions with the Isaacs
11:30am-1pm Talent Search! Winner performs a song at the evening concert. Registration info online- limited entry spots.
1pm-2pm Lunch Break
3:15pm-4:15pm: "Cooking Made Easy" with Teays Valley & the Isaacs

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Mountain Voices, a 55-member chorus, will present Music by the Decade. The program will include show tunes, Top 40 hits, gospel, and patriot songs from over 50 years of music. Mountain Voices is under the direction of Beverly Barnett and accompanied by Mary Pittman.

 

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Let's celebrate the summer with a drive down memory lane as The Sock Hops perform hits from all your favorite songs of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Specializing in four-part harmonies, The Sock Hops will have you singing along as they bring all the great classic hits to the stage, including "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" "At the Hop," "Sherry," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and "Come Go With Me."

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.

Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome!

 Now in its 46th year, the Village Arts and Crafts Fair contiues a long tradition in bringing high-quality crafts to the Biltmore Village. With artists from across the country and across the spectrum of craft media, you'll never know what you'll find. Homemade refreshments are available at church sponsored concession booths with proceeds benefiting the Cathedral's Outreach program.10 a.m. to & p.m. Sunday  noon to 5 p.m.; event goes on rain or shine.

Needing no introduction, this multi Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and social activist will be stopping through WNC. Bolton  has written songs with some of the greatest, most diverse singer-songwriters of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, and Lady Gaga. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Kanye West, Jay Z, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Marc Anthony. Recently, Bolton has been working on Bolt of Talent, a brand new music travel competition series produced with Fox Networks Group/StarWorld in Asia, while also finishing up producing a feature-length documentary, American Dream: Detroit, about the 21st century renaissance of Detroit.

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.

Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome!

SAVE THE DATE for the first annual Give to the Music Wine & Jazz Fest at Asheville Outlets Sunday, September 23rd from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a special VIP Hour from 11:00 a.m.  - 12 noon. The event, sponsored by iHeart Radio - Asheville and Ingles Markets, will feature LIVE Jazz music and a variety of wines from across the region. 

Tickets $25 in advance online and $30 day of. Ticket cost includes a sampling of a wide variety of wines and “tastes” provided by various local restaurants. Participating vendors, ticket link & entertainment line-ups will be released soon, check www.shopashevilleoutlets.com  for updates.

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.

Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome!

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream.

Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome!