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Gear Up to Get Down for New Year's Eve 2018 in Asheville

Asheville New Year's Eve Celebrations

Asheville abounds in celebrations small and large to welcome in the New Year. Whether you’re seeking an intimate dinner, an uplifting musical performance, or an energetic dance party, you’ll find an array of options to fete the final moments of 2017!

Eat Your Heart Out, Asheville

New Year's Eve Dinner in AshevilleRestaurants around Asheville, already brimming year-round with inventive dishes, take things up a notch on New Year’s Eve. Restaurants including Chestnut, Corner Kitchen, Jargon, Pack’s Tavern, Ambrozia Bar and Bistro, just to name a few, have special dinner menus for the occasion. Offerings range from prix fixe to buffet-style to meal-and-entertainment packages. Even if you’re skipping the meal, you can still make an evening of it at the many lively restaurant bars around town.

Room for Fun

Why not extend the celebration with an overnight package at one of Asheville’s picturesque inns? The Omni Grove Park has a two-night package for two offering luxurious accommodations, tickets to a Classic NY Style Dinner & Show in Heritage Ballroom with Crossroads, a tribute to music legend Eric Clapton, tickets to its NYE Times Square Party featuring Oh No Stereo, plus two tickets to its Saturday Comedy Show.

The Inn on Biltmore’s annual black tie celebration includes pre- and post-VIP party receptions, a five-course dinner with wine pairings, live entertainment, party favors, an open bar, and a toast at midnight accompanied by fireworks.

Asheville New Year's Eve Celebrations of Note

Asheville Live Music New Year's EveIf you’re looking for a concert to round out 2017, Asheville’s got your ticket. Lounges and entertainment venues around town have a range of acts on tap. Just a sampling: Langhorne Slim and special guests perform at the Orange Peel; New Year’s Eve Celebration With Sirius.B at Jack of the Wood; Jeff Austin and Fireside Collective at Oskar Blues; New Year’s Eve With Eric Gales and Marvelous Funkshun at the Grey Eagle; and Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Orff’s “Carmina Burana” concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Wind it Up (or Down)

Step into the new year with a blood-pumping dance party. Salvage Station will feature a New Year’s Eve dance party with live music by Lyric. The Grove House will hold its 36th New Year’s Eve Bash with dancing on three floors (Club Eleven, Scandals & Boiler Room) for one price. The Mothlight is hosting its 12th New Year’s Freak Out Dance Party with ZenSoFly and DJs Abu Disarray, Bridal Parti Burcardi and Debbie Fred.

If you’re looking for a more spiritual transition into 2018, join Sangita Devi’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at Odyssey Community School. Experience a kirtan, a meditative sound healing bath, and an intention-setting ceremony and peace prayer, culminating in an ecstatic dance wave.

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Beyond the Mountains: The Inside Scoop on Asheville Entertainment

Asheville Entertainment and Music

Looking for something to do in Asheville after a day of driving along the Blue Ridge, hiking the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest, or floating down the French Broad River? Asheville is brimming with lots of enriching, entertaining indoor activities to rival even the most invigorating outdoor adventures. Below, a taste of some of the most popular options:

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra, established in 1960, presents seven full orchestra Masterworks concerts per year in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.

The Orange Peel

Housed in a historic building in downtown Asheville, the Orange Peel has been recognized by a range of publications as one of the best live music venues in the nation. The club is known for presenting fresh talent as well as legendary performers.

Asheville Community Theatre

The oldest continuously operating theater in Asheville and one of the oldest community theaters in the country, ACT presents performances on its mainstage as well as at 35below, its intimate black-box performance space.

Blue Ridge Orchestra

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium AshevilleThe Blue Ridge Orchestra is a nonprofit, all-volunteer ensemble dedicated to engaging Western N.C.’s music community in opportunities to perform, listen to and learn about great symphonic music.

Diana Wortham Theatre

Located in the heart of the Pack Square Cultural District, Diana Wortham Theatre is an intimate 500-seat theatre offering live performances of music, theater and dance throughout the year by nationally touring artists.

The U.S. Cellular Center and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

The U.S. Cellular Center, located downtown, is the largest event venue in Asheville, with a seating capacity of 7,600. Notable acts include Celtic Woman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the Avett Brothers, and Steve Miller Band.

The Center’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium first opened its doors in 1975 and has a seating capacity of 2,431. The Auditorium is the annual home of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and has hosted such acts as B.B. King, Willie Nelson and Jerry Seinfeld.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing AshevilleTo get a rock climbing adventure in, opt for an indoor climbing wall. Climbmax Climbing has two Asheville locations (downtown and West Asheville), and offers basic belay instruction, climbing basics skills courses, and lead skill courses, among others.

Expressive Dance

At Studio Zahiya, a downtown boutique dance and movement space, you can take belly dance, hip hop, and Bhangra – an energetic and joyful dance from Northern India. Drop-in dance classes are available for adults and kids.

The Galleries of the River Arts District

This popular destination boasts a vast array of artists and working studios to visit in 22 former industrial and historical buildings spread out along a 1-mile stretch of the French Broad River. Twice a year, the River Arts District holds an artist’s studio stroll, where visitors can see the more than 200 artists showcasing their art in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more.

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Asheville Sets the Stage for Exciting, Engaging Theater

Theater in Asheville NC

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If you’re a theater lover, Asheville is the perfect place to enjoy an entertaining evening performance. From grand-scale, world-renowned productions to intimate, locally sprung work, there’s an engaging show to suit all manner of tastes and interests.

Asheville Community Theatre

For more than six decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been entertaining audiences, making it the oldest continuously operating theater in Asheville and one of the oldest community theaters in the country. It presents performances on its mainstage as well as at 35below, its intimate black-box performance space. The popular Saturdays at ACT program offers high-quality family theater at affordable ticket prices. http://ashevilletheatre.org

Diana Wortham Theater AshevilleDiana Wortham Theatre

Located in the heart of the Pack Square Cultural District, Diana Wortham Theatre is an intimate 500-seat theatre offering live performances of music, theater and dance throughout the year by nationally touring artists. http://www.dwtheatre.com

The Magnetic Theatre

The Magnetic Theatre, a not-for-profit production company, is the only professional theater in the Southeast dedicated to world premieres, and one of the few in the country that gives original works and the people who make them a home to share with audiences. Almost all of the more than four dozen plays the theater has debuted since 2009 have been written, directed, designed, performed and staffed by Asheville residents. The theater operates year-round out of Magnetic 375 in the River Arts District. http://www.themagnetictheatre.org

NC Stage Company

Founded in 2001, the NC Stage Company prides itself in creating theater that is as consequential as it is entertaining.  The company’s dedication to artistic excellence and exploration includes education programming and community engagement. Productions from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” to “Matt & Ben” promise a varied year-round roster. http://www.ncstage.org

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Asheville NC TheaterAsheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre is a non-profit professional dance company created in 1979. As Western North Carolina’s first professional modern dance company, ACDT is devoted to local and international work, forging collaborations and partnerships between Asheville artists and dance artists from around the world.Most of the shows are created and premiered in ACDT’s cozy and intimate black-box BeBe Theatre. http://www.acdt.org

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Flat Rock Playhouse

This theater, located 30 minutes south of Asheville, hosts a range of professional Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas. The 500-seat mainstage auditorium is group friendly, and offers such productions as “The Turn of the Screw,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and fan favorite “A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.” https://flatrockplayhouse.org

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