Live After Five
Friday and Saturday Evenings, May 22–October 31, 2015*
Join us at Antler Hill Village for the perfect weekend festivities with live music, food, and fun for everyone! The whole family can relax and enjoy summer evenings on the Village Green as you watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. We'll feature live music, wine and beer, and fun for the kids throughout the village.
For a romantic evening meal, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at the Bistro, or Cedric’s Tavern (indoors or patio). Chef-inspired cookout favorites are now available from our new grill station next to Cedric’s Tavern. Seasonal salads and sandwiches are also offered at The Creamery.
Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery is included in your Biltmore admission. Passholders can bring friends to Antler Hill Village for free after 5:00 p.m.
Please note, no outside food and beverage is permitted in the village area, and no outside alcohol is permitted on Biltmore grounds.
Performing This Month*
September 4—The Clay Lunsford Americana Jazz Group
Clay is a multi-talented musician dedicated to thumbstyle guitar, playing over 10 instruments, with a heritage deep in Appalachian music. A performance by this group is a musical event enjoyed by crowds of all ages.
September 5—Red Hot Sugar Babies
The Red Hot Sugar Babies perform sassy jazz and sultry blues of the roaring 20's-30's including Vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, and New Orleans. Influenced by Ethel Waters, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and Jelly Roll Morton, they play a mix of the pop music that created the first dance craze to sweep the nation.
September 11—Gypsy Swingers
The Gypsy Swingers is an up-tempo jazz quintet playing in a style reminiscent of the European swing jazz scene started by Django Reinhardt in the 1930s featuring diverse vocal styles in an acoustic format. Visit their site.
September 12—Kelley and the Cowboys
Kelley and The Cowboys are a 5 piece band led by female vocalist Kelley Breiding. The band puts their signature sound on the old standards as well as original music, in a style influenced by early forms of western swing, rockabilly, country, and blues. Visit their site.
September 18—Firecracker Jazz Band
With jubilant vigor that spills from the stage to the streets, these six musicians revitalize traditional jazz with unbounded energy. In paying homage to the pioneers of early 20th Century Jazz, including that of Dixieland and New Orleans, Firecracker Jazz Band carries the torch that was once lit by such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke. Visit their site.
September 19—Flying Saucers
The Flying Saucers are a six piece Rockabilly and Oldies variety band located in North Carolina that entertains crowds with popular favorites from the years 1955-1965 (the golden years of Rock-n-Roll). Visit their site.
September 25—Drayton and the Dreamboats
This Asheville-based group plays an irresistible mix of cool jazz, hot swing, and original pop tunes. Visit their site.
September 26—96.5 House Band
Whether performing a high-energy set of classic oldies or providing five decades of pulsating grooves, the 96.5 House Band always leaves its audience wanting more. Visit their site.
*Schedule subject to change without notice.
Performing Next Month*
October 2—Nuance Quartet
This ensemble consists of some of Asheville's finest musicians, performing in the Asheville area for over twenty years. Their repertoire focuses on the classic jazz standards from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Their unique sound in both instrumentals and solo vocals lends an authentic ambiance to their performances.
Emporium is a six-piece variety dance band with a vast catalog of music, consisting of multiple styles from the 1950s to the present. It appeals to a wide variety of age groups and musical tastes, and provides a memorable night of dancing and entertainment.
October 9—Bruce Lang Band
The Bruce Lang Band is known for their highly danceable and upbeat mix of Swing, Classic Rock and other styles. Whether dancing, dining or just listening, the band's top notch musicianship and diverse repertoire are sure to entertain you! Fronting the band on vocals and guitar, Bruce Lang grew up as a professional musician in New York City, moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 1991, where he operates Big Creek Music and Big Creek Recording.
October 10—Mark Guest Quintet
Whether performing in solo and duo settings, or with his trio or quintet, Mark Guest consistently delivers melodic and enjoyable takes on jazz standards, reimagined pop tunes, and his own compositions.
October 16—Elliott & the Untouchables
From the first note to the last note, Elliott and the Untouchables deliver deep blues drenched with raw emotion. From gritty Chicago boogie to swampy Delta blues to Texas shuffles to West Coast jumpin' blues. The Untouchables serve up thick guitar tones, a smokin' horn section, and sizzlin' keys on top of a red-hot rhythm section. Powerful music soaked with energy and soul. Visit their site.
October 17—Joseph Hasty & Centerpiece Jazz
Centerpiece Jazz performs straight ahead classic jazz, swing tunes, show tunes and other standards including all of your favorites from Miles & Monk, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong & Ella to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Coltrane & Cole Porter. Visit their site.
October 23—Tuxedo Junction
Tuxedo Junction is a six-piece band that does, well, just about any style of music you might be crazy about, covering the decades from the 1930s to contemporary hits! Visit their site.
October 24—French Broad Playboys
The French Broad Playboys are an Asheville-based swing band playing the classic country and western swing of such monumental American musical icons as Bob Wills, Hank Williams, George Jones, Buck Owens, and Lefty Frizzell.They also play original honky-tonk songs.
October 30—City Limits
This family-friendly band has soulful harmonies and an expression of music that ranges from Disco, Beach, Rock, Motown, Southern Rock, Country, and all in between. Visit their site.
October 31—Rock and Roll Reunion
The music of Rock and Roll Reunion is just plain fun. It brings back great memories of growing up. The songs make you want to sing and dance. Visit their site.
*Schedule subject to change without notice.