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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.

Celebrating the 1987 namesake film shot, in part, in Lake Lure, this festival dances onto the scene Friday night with a free lakeside screening of the classic movie. Live music, dance, and shagging lessons, and performances by Asheville Ballet members will take place Saturday. Games and competitions include a watermelon-carrying contest and lake lift competition. Plenty of food and drink options, and an artisan village with local arts and crafts will round out this weekend of swaying, shimmying, and swinging that would make Baby proud. » Morse Park Meadows, 2948 Memorial Hwy.; Friday, 7:30-11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; $25, $10 children; info@dirtydancingfestival.com; www.dirtydancingfestival.com

You might think of Asheville as Beer City USA, but this fest is Boone’s answer to raising awareness of the High Country’s great beer selections. Celebrating craft brews from around the region and the world, educational seminars will cover the different aspects of brewing, beer tasting, and food pairing. Live music will combine with the libations, and most of the proceeds will benefit student scholarships and academic research for Appalachian State University’s Fermentation Sciences program, as well as many local nonprofit organizations. » High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd.; Saturday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., 2 p.m. VIP entry; $40, $80 VIP; contact.hcbf@gmail.com; www.hcbeerfest.com

Now in its 14th year, the Scott Hogsed Youth Day’s purpose is twofold: to honor the memory of a child in the community who lost their life and teach kids about the outdoors. Open to kids ages five to 18, the event offers the chance to explore fun outdoor experiences, including fishing, archery, and taxidermy. Attendees will have the chance to win gifts and prizes, and organizers make sure every child receives a commemorative T-shirt and backpack of goodies. Donations make this annual event possible. A wild game luncheon is provided. » 259 Caddy Shack Ln.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free; (828) 837-9686; www.scotthogsedyouthday.com

A fund-raiser for RiverLink, one of the region’s oldest environmental nonprofits, RiverFest brings a day of family fun to the French Broad. With free admission, live music, shuttle service, food and drink vendors, and the main attraction, the Anything that Floats Parade (starting at 10 a.m.), this event has something for everyone. New for 2018 is a raffle featuring a Dagger Nomad white-water kayak, and various adventure and rafting passes from Nantahala Outdoor Center. » Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr.; Saturday, noon-7 p.m.; free; (828) 252-8474; www.riverlink.org

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!

Experience mountain music, dance, and food on the banks of the Yadkin River Festival music begins at 7:00 PM Friday featuring Pam and Brett Riggs, The Sunny Mountain Serenaders, and Jason Cade along with cakewalks and simple mountain dances .  Gates open for primitive camping on Thursday. The music competition begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and includes 12 separate categories.  The Youth Tent offers music performances by  talented young musicans. Non-music and children’s activities include hayrides, storytelling, children’s crafts, and rock stacking.The weekend ends with a Sunday concert featuring a lineup of the Kruger Brothers, The Harris Brothers, Strictly Clean and Decent, and Irish folk music. Come for a day or camp for the weekend.

To celebrate the FEI World Equestrian Games held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents a  tribute to the world of horses. The concert will feature themes from Lawrence of Arabia, War Horse, and The Magnificent Seven in addition to Rossini's classis William Tell Overture. 7:30 p.m.; hendersonvillesymphony.org; (828)697-5884

Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation have partnered to host the first Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert to highlight and benefit local environmental nonprofits. The all ages event will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 3-5:30 pm at the new Wedge at Foundation on Foundy Street. 

"We believe that human health is inextricably linked with our environment. We are launching this festival to raise awareness of the important work that these nonprofits are doing each and every day to help maintain the health of our mountain ecosystem,” said Dr. Chad Krisel. Krisel and Dr. Brian Lewis are the founders, owners, and medical providers at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville. 

Jay Brown (singer/songwriter/one-man band) and members of Resonant Rogues (Appalachian old-time and early New Orleans Jazz) will perform. Several local environmental nonprofits will staff booths to highlight their advocacy work and volunteer opportunities, and The Clean Plate Asheville food truck will be onsite, selling their signature farm-to-plate clean comfort food. 

The festival is free to attend, but donations are welcomed. A portion of the event’s sales, along with community donations and funds contributed by Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville will be split equally between the featured environmental nonprofits.

Celebrating it's 19th season of chamber music inside the Haen Gallery in downtown Asheville, features wine, food and sublime music from flutist Kate Steinbeck, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. Food and wine served at 6:30, music begins at 7:15; panharmonia.org

This American bluegrass giant is widely lauded and for good reason. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Krauss has released 14 albums and performed with giants such as Emmylou Harris, Heart, and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. She’s also appeared on numerous soundtracks such as O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain. Her hits include country favorites “Whiskey Lullaby” and “When You Say Nothing At All.”

The doors to 36 art studios are open to guests to showcase local artists. A self-guided drive takes you to the studios of local painters, sculptors, potters, jewelry makers, and woodworkers for demonstrations, talks, and the chance to purchase art. Tour maps are available online. Saturday & Sunday. See hcost.org for more information. 

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.

Get ready for a wave of nostalgia. Attending either screening of these classic ’80s films will be be more fun than prom or Saturday detention. After each screening of the actress’ most memorable films, attendees will have the chance to ask Molly Ringwald questions about her work on screen or her extended career as a singer and writer. » The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.; Sunday, Pretty in Pink 3 p.m., The Breakfast Club 7:30 p.m.; $50 per show; (828) 398-1837; theorangepeel.net

Get ready for a wave of nostalgia. Attending either screening of these classic ’80s films will be be more fun than prom or Saturday detention. After each screening of the actress’ most memorable films, attendees will have the chance to ask Molly Ringwald questions about her work on screen or her extended career as a singer and writer. » The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.; Sunday, Pretty in Pink 3 p.m., The Breakfast Club 7:30 p.m.; $50 per show; (828) 398-1837; theorangepeel.net

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!

Performing his original one-man historical drama in Tryon’s 335-seat multipurpose venue, Mike Wiley brings to life the harrowing and inspiring story of escaped slave Henry “Box” Brown. After his wife and children were taken away, Brown devises a plan to escape to freedom by shipping himself in a box to a friend in Philadelphia. This powerful performance leaves a lasting impression on viewers. » Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave.; Thursday, 7 p.m.; $20, $10 students; (828) 859-8322; tryonarts.org

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!