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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 11, 12, 13, at Asheville’s historic Masonic Temple Theatre, the Asheville Lyric Opera and the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive will present a new opera by Clint Borzoni.
When Adonis Calls, set entirely to the poetry of Asheville’s famed son, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, has already won “best new work” laudits from Fort Worth Opera’s “Frontiers” and OPERA America. And while partial or concert versions of the piece occurred at both festivals, as well as Musica Marin last spring, the ALO production will be the official world premiere – a first for Asheville!
With two stars of the national opera stage, Trevor Martin and Joshua Jeremiah, and two local dancers, the tidy, all-male case will produce a rare and evocative, emotional, and dare I say “erotic” experience at the 110 year-old Masonic Temple.
Gavin Dillard, a native of Asheville and graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, is a poet of universal order. With numerous books, anthologies, a highly controversial memoir, Dillard has penned songs, suites and cantatas for Jake Heggie, Peter Allen, Chanticleer, Disney, Anne Rice, Cantaria, and numerous classical composers. He has also written comedy and patter with and for Dolly Parton, Joan Rivers, Peggy Less, Vincent Price, Lily Tomlin … Gavin is the author of the hit musical, BARK!, so beautifully rendered at Asheville’s ACT Theatre to record audiences, and slated for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
His archives are maintained both in Black Mountain, and the James Hormel Center of the San Francisco Public Library.
Place: Masonic Temple Theater, 80 Broadway St. Asheville
Time: Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 13 - 3:00 PM
World Premier - Asheville Lyric Opera
When Adonis Calls
Cantaria Anniversary Concert
June 16, 2018
Place: Diana Wortham Theatre
Time: 7:30 PM
For over 19 years Cantaria, The Gay Men's Chorus of Asheville has been sharing its voice with Asheville and the greater Western North Carolina. Starting with just a few gay men the chorus is growing and their voices are reaching an increasingly diverse audience.
Cantaria has served as a voice for the LGBTQ community singing for numerous Pride Celebrations, GALA chorus conferences, World AIDS Day, Orlando PULSE Memorials, Regional Democratic Women's Breakfast and more. From churches to retirement homes they have shared
" our United Voice."