Asheville has a vibrant entertainment scene both many venues are gay friendly.  Here are our two LGBT establishments.  Check out their offerings as you plan your outing in Asheville.

Gay and Gay Friendly Entertainment 

Cantaria -Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
A voluntary not-for-profit community 
mens chorus.  To join or for more information on upcoming events
 contact  Cantaria 

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 
contact  Different 

​The Anam Cara Theatre Company
A small indie theatre company in the heart of Asheville striving to promote social awareness through various art forms. 
Arts = Love = Equality 

​WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest women's community chorus. Very gay friendly. For information on joining or performances 
See   Womansong


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. 
Learn more at Glitter Bomb

Movie Showings of LGBTQ Interest 
Use above link for more info. 

Live Theater Groups
Different Strokes


"Friends of Dorothy"* Tuesdays
7:00 PM

Edna's of Merrimon Avenue presents an evening of 
fun and entertainment for the LGBT community.

 Every Tuesday through the Spring, meet your friends for a special evening of enjoying your favorite beverage- beer, wine or Edna's signature coffees along with some great food.  

Listen or sing along as "Chili" plays some of those special show tunes.   
Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue
Phone: 828 255-3881
Learn more about Ednas HERE

* What is " Friends of Dorothy?
a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term that dates back to at least World War II, when homosexual acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a "friend of Dorothy" was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning.
 Today, it is used by many cruise directors and others to let community members know of an event or meeting especially directed to the LGBT community.  
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. 
CHECK CALENDAR for Monthly Schedule

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 

August 20, Sunday – 
David Troy Francis Farewell Concert.  

David Troy Francis is well known to Asheville audiences for his generosity in benefit performances for WNCAP and entertainment in Asheville Area. He will be leaving the Area and is offering this special  Free concert to all.  

Place is Brevard First Methodist Church 325 N. Broad St. Brevard, NC 28712. 
 Time: 4:00 PM. 

August 12, Saturday – 
Comedian David Ferrell 
Appearing at MCC Sacred Journey 
1735 5th Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28793 (828) 693-9110
Time:  7 PM - 8 PM  

MCC Sacred Journey is pleased to bring David Ferrell to Hendersonville! For over 25 years, comedian David Ferrell has shown audiences that comedy can be clean and funny! As Heard on Sirius XM "Laugh USA" Named one of five "Hot Acts in America" by Event Solutions Magazine.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance
For Tickets

August 18, Friday –
 Back To The 80’s
Scandals Nightclub 
11 Grove St. 28801
a special night of fun and entertainment. Dress up in your favorite 80's garb.
Enjoy a trip back in time
 with music from DJ Point5 
and a special 80’s Drag Show.

Guests $10, Members $7.00 
Doors open at 10:00 PM