Biltmore’s 20th annual Concert Series heats up the summer
Ticket sales begin May 18, 2016
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Celebrate the ultimate in summer sights and sounds at Biltmore when the estate’s 20th annual Concert Series begins Thursday, July 28. Ticket sales begin on May 18, 2016.
Rock band Daughtry kicks off the series on July 28 on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. The South Terrace venue features expansive sunset views of the 250-room Biltmore House in one direction, and Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other.
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
The 2016 Biltmore Concert Series line-up:
July 28 Daughtry
Aug. 12 Casting Crowns with special guest Jeremy Camp
Aug. 14 Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter
Aug. 16 Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald
Aug. 19 The O’Jays and Chaka Khan
Aug. 23 Rick Springfield with special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics
All tickets may be purchased at www.biltmore.com/concerts by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reservation and Ticketing Sales Center.
A variety of ticket, dining and lodging packages will be available for the concerts. Tickets do not include or require estate admission. Performers and dates are subject to change.
About the artists
7:30 p.m., July 28
Since forming, Daughtry has released four studio albums, garnered four Grammy nominations, and sold more than 8.2 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide. The band has also earned four No. 1 radio singles, including the multi-format No. 1 song “It’s Not Over.”
Casting Crowns with special guest Jeremy Camp
7:30 p.m., Aug. 12
Christian rock band Casting Crowns has won Grammy, Dove, and American Music Awards, along with multiple chart-topping radio singles. Casting Crowns’ focus remains on discipleship through music. Jeremy Camp is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter with 12 years of accolades and accomplishments, including 4 million albums sold and a Grammy nomination. He has scored 32 No. 1 hits on Christian Radio, including the track "Let It Fade."
Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter
7:30 p.m., Aug. 14
Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans more than 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums, and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Mary Chapin Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. Hits include “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, “Songs from the Movie.”
Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald
7:30 p.m., Aug. 16
Boz Scaggs fuses rock and roll with R&B, with hits that include “It's Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” “What Can I Say,” and “Lowdown,” which won a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 1976. His later hits include “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jojo,” “Miss Sun,” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me,” his single from the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack. Five-time Grammy award winner Michael McDonald’s hits include “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Yah Mo B There,” and “On My Own” as well as Doobie Brothers tracks such as “Takin’ It to the Streets” and “What a Fool Believes.”
The O’Jays and Chaka Khan
7:30 p.m., Aug. 19
The O’Jays have been performing for over 50 years. Their single “Lovetrain,” rose to #1 on both the R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 charts upon release. Other chart-topping hits include “Backstabbers,” “For The Love of Money,” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” Chaka Khan is a ten-time Grammy Award winner with ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles, and eleven RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Her hits include “I’m Every Woman,” “What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me,” “Love of a Lifetime,” “Through the Fire,” and a wildly popular rendition of Prince’s “I Feel For You.”
Rick Springfield with special guests Night Ranger and The Romantics
7:30 p.m., Aug. 23
Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and musician Rick Springfield has sold 25 million albums with 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” Night Ranger is celebrating 34 years with more than 17 million albums sold, and more than 2,500 live shows. Hits include “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes” and “(You Can Still) Rock in America.” The Romantics are known for having scored hits with “That’s What I Like About You” and “When I Look In Your Eyes.”