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 or visit Quick Guide.
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
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
Join Asheville's Beer City Sisters for an entertaining Sunday each month. It's more than a drag show, it's a talent show, a comedy show, a sing along and dramatic poetry .
Place: O. Henry's on Haywood, Asheville
Time: After 7:00 PM
For more information or to preform contact email@example.com
JAMES ADOMIAN is a comedian and actor well known for his standup, characters and impressions.
Adomian can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut HITS, and in forthcoming feature films LOVE AFTER LOVE and ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY.
He just wrapped filming on Christopher Morris’ film alongside Anna Kendrick. Adomian has guest starred on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, THE MELTDOWN, and DRUNK HISTORY as well as Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and IFC's COMEDY BANG! BANG!
As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of TRUMP VS. BERNIE, a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central, and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016 and a #1 Comedy Album (TRUMP VS BERNIE: LIVE IN BROOKLYN).
Adomian performed standup on JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW on Comedy Central, and on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING where he was a Top 10 finalist.
He has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal and many other top comedy festivals.
Adomian is also a voiceover artist who has been featured in numerous animated shows including: Showtime’s OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, AMERICAN DAD, VENTURE BROTHERS, Disney's FUTURE WORM and Nickelodeon's PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET.
He is also a beloved regular guest on the Earwolf podcast network, where his debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012. James Adomian is an openly gay man.
Advance Tickets may be purchased HERE
A Special Blue Ridge Pride Festival Week Event
IT’S THE YEARLY FUNDRAISER FOR MS AND THIS YEAR CELEBRATING THE SOUNDS OF THE 60S…
Community leader,Annie Garic has done it again with her yearly extravaganza to raise funds and awareness for MS (Multiple Sclerosis). It all takes place on Labor Day, September 3 at Tressa’s Jazz and Blues Club downtown. Time 5-8PM
The Super 60s (pictured above) will be providing the music. They are comprised of professional musicians who have a deep respect for the musically-rich decade of the 1960s. Employing State of the Art sound and lights, they strive to not only reproduce the music, but also the atmosphere from this most influential decade. You are truly transported back in time to those days when life was simpler and music was better.
Everyone is invited to come out, don your favorite 60’s look, enjoy the music and help a great cause. This is a family friendly event. Admission is $15 adults, $10 for teens and $5.00 for 12 and under.