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On Sale Now: Alt-J, Lionel Richie, & So Many More!

English indie rock band Alt-J are named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing “Alt” and “J” on a Mac keyboard — a symbol traditionally used in scientific study to indicate a change. The band continues to evolve since they first took the indie world by storm with their breakthrough album An Awesome WaveCheck the Grammy-nominated alt rockers on Saturday, November 4 at ExploreAsheville.com Arena and Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Monday, November 6! You definitely don’t want to miss this. 

Living legend Lionel Richie dominated the pop charts in the 80s with an incredible run of 13 consecutive Top Ten hits — five of which were named number one. Slowing turning his R&B origins to a more adult contemporary style, Richie developed an international fanbase with an ease like no other. Mark your calendars because this certified superstar is coming to Portsmouth Pavilion on Thursday, June 29

Led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, all-start quintet Punch Brothers are the perfect mix of goofballs who take music very seriously. Their craftsmanship and discipline perfectly highlight each member’s talents, making their live shows truly unforgettable experiences. Get on down to the historic Bijou Theatre for the venue’s annual fundraiser, Bijou Jubilee 2017, on Sunday, June 25

Tickets to see these artists and all of the below are on sale now! Kick off your weekend the right way by securing tickets to a killer show today.

The Stylistics, The Delfonics, & The Manhattans– Portsmouth Pavilion- Portsmouth, VA- Saturday, May 27

Thunderstruck– The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC- Saturday, June 17

Surfer Blood– Exit/In- Nashville, TN- Friday, June 23

Bijou Jubilee 2017 featuring Punch Brothers– Bijou Theatre- Knoxville, TN- Sunday, June 25

Collective Soul and Our Lady Peace with special guest, Tonic– Portsmouth Pavilion- Portsmouth, VA- Sunday, June 25

Megadeth– Portsmouth Pavilion- Portsmouth, VA- Wednesday, June 28

Lionel Richie- All the Hits– Portsmouth Pavilion- Portsmouth, VA- Thursday, June 29

Swear and Shake– Revelry Room- Chattanooga, TN- Friday, June 30

Caveman– Exit/In- Nashville, TN- Saturday, July 1

Tom Segura: No Teeth No Entry– The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC- Friday, July 14

ILLin-N-CHILIn– The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC- Saturday, July 15

AFI & Circa Survive– War Memorial Auditorium- Nashville, TN- Wednesday, July 19

Hellyeah– The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC- Wednesday, August 2

Chris Robinson Brotherhood– The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC- Thursday, August 10

Edwin McCain– Bijou Theatre- Knoxville, NC- Friday, August 18

Corey Smith– Tennessee Theatre- Knoxville, TN- Saturday, August 26

Alt-J ExploreAsheville.com Arena- Asheville, NC- Saturday, November 4

Alt-J– Nashville Municipal Auditorium- Nashville, TN- Monday, November 6

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live– Andrew Jackson Hall- Nashville, TN- Saturday, November 11


You’re Invited: Bijou Jubilee 2017 featuring Punch Brothers!

Support the fabulous Bijou Theatre and witness the greatness of a Punch Brothers live show? Count us in. This year’s Bijou Jubilee featuring Punch Brothers presented by Pilot Flying J and supported by Four Roses Bourbon will take place Sunday, June 25 on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre. The Jubilee is an annual celebration of the historic venue and serves as the primary fundraiser to support ongoing preservation and operations of the legendary Bijou Theatre. All ticket holders will have a chance to participate in our live auction featuring signed instruments and tour posters from artists who’ve played on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre. The live auction will take place immediate prior to the Punch Brothers’ performance.

Snag your tickets when they go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10am EST!


Portsmouth Pavilion Packed with New Shows!

Our friends in Portsmouth, Virginia are in for a real treat! We just announced four massive shows at Portsmouth Pavilion — all going on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10am EST!

First up,  we’ll welcome several 70’s soul groups to the Pavilion: The Stylistics, The Delfonics, & The Manhattans! This dream combination will make their way to Virginia on Saturday, May 27 for a gorgeous night of smooth soulful sounds. This is not to be missed!

Switching gears a bit, Collective Soul and Our Lady Peace with special guest Tonic will delight audiences with a full evening of alternative rock on Sunday, June 25! Multi-platinum selling Collective Soul helped define alt-rock, and their long-awaited ninth album is now available worldwide. Join us this June for lots of guitars and attitude.

The shredding continues with Megadeth on Wednesday, June 28! These thrash metal pioneers have proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy metal scene, pushing the limits of instrumental virtuosity. We are psyched to see the world-dominating metal force in Portsmouth this summer.

Rounding out this stellar lineup is international superstar Lionel Richie – All the Hits on Thursday, June 29! Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of releasing #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and four Grammy awards, the Alabama native is a true music icon.

Excited yet? We sure are. Secure your tickets this Friday, fam!


Exclusive Presale Offer: AFI & CIRCA SURVIVE at War Memorial Auditorium

AFI & CIRCA SURVIVE are hittin’ Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, July 19! AFI’s record The Blood Album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 200. We’re psyched to catch them shred with CIRCA SURVIVE in Nashville this summer and to celebrate, we’re hooking you up with a special presale offer! Enter promo code AFICIRCA2017 at this link from 10am until 10pm on Thursday, April 20 to gain early access to a limited allotment of tickets.