Ready, Set, Go…Fun Things to Do in Asheville, NC!

danceThe race is on because summer is almost over and fall is just around the corner. Despite the changing seasons there are always fun things to do in Asheville, NC. Looking for something inside, nice air conditioning, where you can sit and relax? Well, I think we have just what might fit the bill. How about some great performances?

Located in Flat Rock, a quaint little village about 30 miles south of Asheville, is the Flat Rock Playhouse. Selected as The State Theatre of North Carolina, Flat Rock Playhouse has some pretty neat bragging rights. It is definitely one of the fun things to do in Asheville, NC.

It began back in 1940 with a few summer performances. Today Flat Rock Playhouse runs for an eight month season. Broadway musicals, comedy, drama and performances for young audiences are included in their genre of productions; so there’s something that will interest everyone!

Their mission is not only the production of the performing arts but also to provide education of the performing arts. They have a “ten-show professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; performances and cabaret series by the Youtheatre; year round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults.” Eighty thousand patrons are hosted annually.

The main stage facility is barn-like in appearance. The decor is reminiscent of their summer stock beginnings. Behind the scenes are state of the art lighting, sound systems, electronic stages, costume studio, storage, and dressing capacity for 40. The have come a long way to the delight of many.

The Flat Rock Playhouse auditorium seats 506 in air conditioned comfort. Reserved  seating is available for patrons with wheelchairs and other special needs. Assistive hearing devices are also available at no extra fee.

Hendersonville, North Carolina is host to Flat Rock Playhouse’s satellite theatre, “Playhouse Downtown”. Hendersonville is located off I-40 East about 30 miles from Flat Rock.

You will never fall short of fun things to do in Asheville, NC. Here at the Brookstone Lodge we welcome the opportunity to show you all the attractions that make Asheville, NC a place you will want to return to again and again. The list of fun things to do in Asheville, NC goes on and on. Come on over to the mountains and sit a spell, relax, and enjoy the hospitality and the many fun things to do in Asheville, NC, you will be glad that you did.


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Brookstone Lodge

4 Roberts Road

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 348 8405


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Things to Do in Asheville NC: Summer Music

Music Festival AshevilleSummertime in Asheville is a favorite for music enthusiasts! Local and national acts perform throughout the summer at the various music festivals and events making it a popular draw for visitors and locals, alike.

There are a variety of music festivals and there is sure to be something for everyone! Here are some of the favorites: Bele Chere, Asheville’s local music festival, held every summer in July, is a three day festival street party which offers fun for the whole family. The Biltmore offers summer evening concerts on the South Terrace, with the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for romanticists. Moogfest features three days of music, exhibitions, films, workshops and discussions celebrating the spirit and vision of Bob Moog. While Moutain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will host a three-day music festival in downtown Asheville with a vision to celebrate the creative spirit of musical exploration and spark innovation. Other favorites include The Brevard Music Festival, which offers classical music, and the Downtown After Five Movement, which offers locals music-filled Friday evenings, including Jazz, blues and rock. The Festival of Native Peoples features culture with music and dance from many Native American tribes, while Folkmoot USA offers global sights and sounds from over 350 performers from nearly a dozen countries. Another popular event–Mountain Dance and Folk Festival–offers sounds of banjo, fiddle and dulcimer along with traditional dance, while Shindig on the Green features bluegrass music. Finally, Singing on the Mountain offers the oldest ongoing old-time gospel convention of its kind along the Appalachians. There is truly something for every music enthusiast!

Brookstone Lodge is excited to offer several summer packages, which are great for people coming to enjoy the music in and around Asheville to complete their experience and enjoy themselves. “Asheville in the summertime is wonderful with all of the various musical events in town. It’s a great time for people to enjoy a vacation away, or even a staycation close by. At Brookstone Lodge, guests can enjoy great accommodations and enjoy all that Asheville has to offer, including these wonderful music festivals,” according to Christine Maloney, Marketing Manager for Brookstone Lodge.

Packages feature a variety of room accommodations, including a King Whirlpool room and also feature deluxe continental breakfast. Packages start at just $139. All packages are subject to availability and black out dates and are available through the summer months. To learn more call Brookstone Lodge today to book your stay!

Summer Music for Things to Do in Asheville NC

Brookstone Lodge-Asheville

4 Roberts Road

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 348-8405

(877) 798-5888

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