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
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
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
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
Use above link for more info.
Live Theater Performances
5 Night Asheville Friends
Cabins from $284 plus tax
Complete Details and Registration Form
Drag Queen Bingo
"Friends of Dorothy"* Tuesdays
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
The first Wednesday of 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
Cantaria, The Gay Men's Chorus of Asheville presents Summer Concert
PHOENIX IN A COAL MINE
June 24, Saturday - 7:30 PM
June 25, Sunday - 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of All Souls
9 Swan St. Biltmore Village
Cantaria concerts are always highly anticipated as they never fail at providing some great moments in music and entertainment.
The summer concert is another in their exciting mix of
four phases on the theme of the Phoenix.
A special Interm Artistic Director, Simone Bernhard
will be providing her expertise to the summer concert. Read more about her HERE
The Hope Center Nigeria is a humanitarian organization based in Nigeria that rescues LGBT individuals who face 14 years in prison just for "acting" gay to worse, they can be killed by a family member!
Eric Swope-Wise is the Founder and Director of Hope Center Nigeria and is a resident of Asheville. He is back from Nigeria to share this important work with you!
Ednas will be hosting a Drag Quen Bingo fundraiser on Thursday May 25th at 7PM to raise funds for the Nigerian compound that provides refuge to LGBT individuals who are persecuted!
Live African Music
Beer City Sisters