Asheville has a vibrant entertainment scene with many venues that have LGBTQ nights or are gay friendly. Check out their offerings as you plan your outing in Asheville, see the calendar.
Gay and Gay Friendly Entertainment
Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
A voluntary not-for-profit community
mens chorus. To join or for more information on upcoming events
Community Choreography Projects
offers individuals and communities innovative and expressive community based movement theater pieces and performances based on universal themes such as Legacy, Home, Relationships, Faith and Gender. For more information and upcoming See Community
Anam Cara Theatre
Asheville’s avant garde, ensemble-driven theatre company uniting community and promoting social justice
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc.
Provides more diversity within the WNC community, by producing works confronting social issues. "We believe that audiences look to the arts to see beyond themselves... Making Theatre That Makes A Difference.
For information on joining the group or upcoming performances
WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest women's community chorus. Very gay friendly. For information on joining or performances
Glitter Bomb! is the Asheville party for trans women and trans men, gender non conforming folks, allies to trans and queer people, queers, gays, lesbians,femmes, bisexual peeps, and anyone else. For real, all people are welcome and Glitter Bomb! strives to be a safe space for folks in terms of the party community every second saturday of the month but still very freeing and fun. You don't have to be a great dancer to come and the only thing required is consent.
Dance Party is held 2nd Saturday of Every Month.
Everyone is invited to come out support and have fun.
Movie Showings of LGBTQ Interest
Live Theater / Opera Groups
party FOUL - Asheville's newest monthly Queer Venue
Each month a unique experience will take place in Asheville. Known for embracing everything from the exotic to the bizarre, the city is ready to usher in a unique form of entertainment.
Drag Queens, entertainers, dancers and more. Showtime begins around 9 PM. (give or take Asheville Drag time)
Everyone is invited to attend; however, there is an age restriction minimum of 18 with special wrist bands to indicate everyone below 21. Alcohol is served.
Place: The Odditorium 1045 Haywood rd,
West Asheville. (828) 575-9299
Charge: $5.00 per person
Renaissance Asheville Hotel presents it's 1st Annual
Comedy Festival Weekend February 8 and 9, 2019
This special two night event will feature top comedians that have appeared on numerous Television shows and clubs across the US.
Each night will feature different comedians and are sure to brighten the evening. You are invited to come out, laugh a little, have a drink and/or some snacks and enjoy a great show.
Tickets are $25 or $35 (which include a reception with meet and greet)
Ask about the Special Hotel Package available for this weekend. please call the reservation coordinator at 828-210-3009 extension 228 for the package deal on hotel rooms + tickets to the show!
Place: Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801
Performance Time: 8:00 PM-10:30 PM (each night)
Click on date below to find out more
about comedians and to order tickets:
Featuring: Andy Hendrickson, Mia Jackson, and
Rocky Dale Davis
Featuring: Michael Palascak, Caitlin Peluffo and
ASHEVILLE BECOMING DRAG CITY USA
With the popularity of the TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, drag has reached a new high in popularity, not just with the LGBT community but the straight community as well.
Asheville has long been known for it's drag shows and recognized queens performing at regular clubs like Scandals and O.Henry's.
Now, a new generation of drag has taking over Asheville with regular venues opting for weekly drag shows or once a month offerings. You can go to a Drag Brunch, Drag Bingo, Drag Comedy or just a regular entertaining Drag Show. Likewise, there are so many drag types, from white face painted Sister drag to more darker side, to trans, to poly and drag Kings.
Just look at the community calendar and see the many different venues offering drag in a given week. There is something for everyone and Asheville is here to take the title of Drag City USA.
Here are just a few of the venues offering drag:
Scandals Nightclub, 11 Grove St. 28801
O.Henry’s Bar, 237 Haywood St. 28801
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. 28801
Hopey’s Gastropub and Pizzeria, 5 S. French Broad Ave. 28801
The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd.
27 Club Asheville, 180 Patton Ave. 28801
Fleetwoods, 496 Haywood Rd. West Asheville 28806
Crow and Quill, 106 N. Lexington Ave. 28801
Ole Shaky’s GetAWay, 7900 Riverside Drive 28801
Banks Avenue Bar, 32 Banks Avenue 28801
Check out the venue offerings
Asheville Celebrates Pride and Stonewall
Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
OUT LOUD and PROUD
JUNE 28, 2019
The Asheville Gay Men's Chorus is proud to bring a celebration on a grand
scale to the area to commemorate Stonewall's 50th Anniversary.
The chorus has put together an extensive program of music from the iconic “We Shall Overcome” and “Over The Rainbow” to some contemporary pieces such as
“ Make Them Hear You” and “Love can Build a Bridge.” Of course, it couldn’t be a Gay Men’s Chorus concert without some fun pieces like “It’s Raining Men” and “YMCA.” These are among the many selections that will both inspire as well as entertain you.
Interspersed through out the concert will be remembrances of Stonewall with a protest and the celebration of Gay Rights with a mock wedding.
Asheville Prime Timers and GayAshevilleNc are proud to help sponsor this major event along with Campaign for Southern Equality, and other sponsors in bringing you this important concert.
Everything will take place at Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theater, downtown. Time is 7:30 PM Tickets range from $10 - $20 and can be purchased on line at Diana Wortham Tickets
Following the performance, a special Official Stonewall After Party will take place at O.Henry’s on Haywood Rd. from 10:00 Pm – 2:00 AM. Free Admission to all ticket holders,All others a $5.00 charge, which will go to Loving Food Resources.