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Hi Folks,


We are very sorry to tell everyone that The Altamont Theatre is being forced to close at the end of this year.  The owner of the building is bulldozing our beloved theatre to build more expensive short term condos for tourists.  This is not what we want, and we were very surprised and devastated to receive this news, just a couple months ago.  It's a complete turnaround from where we were expecting this business to go and despite all the hard work and money we have put into The Altamont Theatre to get to where we are today, there is nothing we can do to save the place.  To say that we are incredibly bummed out would be an understatement.  

Many of you have been coming to The Altamont Theatre for years and we consider you part of the Altamont family and we know that you are as sad as we are about this news.  And it's really a big loss to the city of Asheville.  We have been bringing a diverse, eclectic and unmatched lineup of music, in a truly intimate, amazing sounding listening room of which there is no equal in the city.  Which is one of the reasons we can't just pick The Altamont up and move it somewhere else.

Sam and Richard are available to speak more about this, if you are so inclined.  We are also interested in new opportunities, so please do not hesitate to drop us a line!

The only thing we can do now is have some wicked awesome shows for the next few months and throw some fantastic parties!


And with that in mind, we have a pretty cool week of awesome music and entertainment for you!  It begins TONITE at 8pm with the lovely Ashley Heath opening things up for rising Americana star Sean McConnell.  Then tomorrow (Friday) night, The Lost Chord - A Tribute To The Moody Blues, returns for yet another sold out show.  We are closed Saturday but open up on Sunday for a special matinee show for children and families with Tim Arem, "Shozo - a Family Circus Theatre Experience."




TONITE at 8pm we welcome Sean McConnell to our stage for the first time, with local singer/songwriter Ashley Heath opening the show.

Although his self-titled new Rounder album will serve as his introduction to many listeners, the personable young artist is actually a seasoned, distinctive songwriter and an experienced performer with a quartet of D.I.Y. indie releases to his credit. Having built a substantial grass-roots fan base through tireless touring and old-fashioned hard work, McConnell is primed for a mainstream breakthrough.

McConnell was just 15 when he self-released his first album, Faces, in 2000. Followed by 2001's Here In The Lost and Found, 2004's 200 Orange Street, 2006's Cold Black Sky, 2007's Tell The Truth, 2008's The Walk Around EP, 2010's Saints, Thieves and Liars, 2012's Midland and the 2014 EP The B Side Session.

Having spent much of his life honing his craft and paying his dues, Sean McConnell is eager to launch the next chapter of his career.

"I kind of feel like I've been in a really long boot camp," he concludes. "I'm really grateful for that, because I feel like I've gained enough experience to know the deal and be prepared for anything. I'm excited to see where the next part of the journey takes me."


Doors at 7pm, showtime is 8pm and tickets are available HERE.

Here's Sean playing his song "Greetings From Niagra Falls" live just a couple months ago:
Sean McConnell "Greetings From Niagra Falls"
This Sunday we welcome Tim Arem to The Altamont Theatre for the first time for a special matinee showing of "Shozo," a family circus theatre experience.

HERE's an informative article about the show in this month's Laurel of Asheville.

Through the music, costumes, puppetry, dance and magic, the audience will be taken on a magical journey into the Japanese culture. Shozo has been described as Cirque du Soleil meets Bill Nye The Science Guy.  Arem portrays a silent character making new and cool discoveries throughout the performance.  "Shozo" doesn't have any meaning one would find in the dictionary, but Arem says he likes for it to mean using your imagination. "I just like the sound of the word basically," he says.

Arem has performed the show in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and he's adding some new material specifically for this performance at The Altamont.  Having portrayed such characters as Ronald McDonald, Mac Tonight and Striker, the mascot of World Cup Soccer, Arem has a successful background in live performance.  One of his distinctive and original characters is T-Bone, a persona Arem created to get children excited about physical activity.  


Arem helped establish David Copperfield's Project Magic at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital and has performed with Harry Blackstone Jr. He is celebrated internationally with performing tours of Nepal, Thailand, Canada, Japan, Israel and Ireland. In the United States he has been featured In the Los Angeles Times and on Late Night with David Letterman, ESPN, NBC, and ABC network programs.

Through his lifelong fascination with Japan combined with his extensive history in live performance, Arem hopes audiences of Shozo will be taken on an adventure into a world they have not experienced before.  Arem says his favorite quote about Shozo comes from an entertainer friend who has attended shows and performed for more than 30 years.  "I've not seen 80 percent of what you did in your show in any performances I've seen."


Doors at 1:30pm, showtime is 2pm and tickets are available HERE.

Here's a show Tim performed in 2016:
Tim Arem - Imaginer 2016


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FEATURED SHOW:



Maria Muldaur
w/ Roots & Dore

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Sunday October 15, 2017
Doors @ 6pm, show @ 7pm


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Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.

In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.

Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul. Her timely 2008 album, Yes We Can!, featured songs from some of the most socially conscious songwriters of the past half century: Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Allen Toussaint, Garth Brooks and others, and featured her “Women’s Voices for Peace Choir,” which included: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and others.

For her 2009 release, Maria revisited her original Jug Band roots, teaming up with John Sebastian, David Grisman and Dan Hicks. Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy garnered Maria her 6th Grammy nomination, and was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation.

In 2011, detouring from her ongoing exploration of acoustic Vintage Blues, Maria released Steady Love, returning to her much-beloved New Orleans (the place she calls her “musical and spiritual home”) to record a contemporary electric Blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live - what she calls “Bluesiana Music” - her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and “Swamp Funk.” Steady Love reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation.

In 2012, for her 40th album, Maria produced ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering Blues woman who inspired and influenced so many female Blues artists who followed in her footsteps, many of whom joined Maria on this special project: Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Ruthie Foster, Koko Taylor and Rory Block accompanied by the amazing guitar work of Del Rey, David Bromberg, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Roy Rogers, Bob Margolin, Steve James and Steve Freund. Maria considers Memphis Minnie to be a trailblazing musical pioneer for all women, but also a personal Blues hero. “From that first moment I heard her soulful music on an old scratchy 78 to this,” says Maria, “Memphis Minnie, and the example she set for me, has remained a profound influence on my life and my music.”

In 2013, taking a brief hiatus from her yearly recording schedule, Maria focused on 3 special collaborations, performing worldwide with her old Jug Band mates, in a series of 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, teaming up with the Campbell Brothers, world-renowned Sacred Steel Gospel artists, for a very special presentation entitled, “Spirit & The Blues”, touring as Special Guest Artist with Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings. as well as continuing to perform with her own Red Hot Bluesiana Band. 

2014 marked 40 years since her big hit “Midnight at the Oasis” was riding at the top of the pop charts and she has released 40 albums in that time!!! To celebrate this milestone, Maria created a multi-media retrospective - WAY PAST MIDNIGHT, chronicling her 52 year journey “to the Oasis and Beyond”. This special presentation features all her hits, & her most-requested-over-the-years "fan faves", as well as the best of her most recent work. She shares stories of her personal encounters, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in Music, along with photos & videos from her early days in the 60's folk revival with The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, through her years of "pop stardom", & on to her continuing exploration of American Roots Music, Blues, Bluesiana, Jazz & Gospel. In 2014 and 2015 Maria toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada with her Way Past Midnight show.

Maria Muldaur continues to tour regularly worldwide, and is available for festivals, concerts, club dates, workshops and residencies.


And here she is performing her mega-hit live:
Maria Muldaur - Midnight at the Oasis (Live)

NEW SHOWS:
Blu & Exile - SUN 11/19 PURCHASE
FREE SHOW: "Floyd is Dead" - The Grateful Dead vs. Pink Floyd - FRI 9/29
G.A.M.E. - Grateful Asheville Music Experience - THU 10/19
Elizabeth Cook - FRI 11/24
PURCHASE
Cary Cooper Album Release Party - THU 11/30 PURCHASE



HOT TICKETS:
An Evening with The Secret Sisters - THU 9/28 PURCHASE
Crystal Bowersox - FRI 12/1 PURCHASE


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THIS WEEK'S SHOWS:



Sean McConnell
w/ Ashley Heath

Thursday September 21, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

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An Evening With

The Lost Chord

A Tribute to The Moody Blues


Friday September 22, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

SOLD OUT!
 

"SHOZO"

A Family Circus
Theatre Experience

with Tim Arem

Sunday September 24, 2017

 

Doors at 1:30pm
Show at 2pm

PURCHASE
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NEXT WEEK'S SHOWS:

An Evening With

The Secret Sisters

Thursday September 28, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


FREE SHOW!

Grateful Dead
vs.

Pink Floyd

Friday September 29, 2017

 

Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm


An Evening With

PW Gopal

Saturday September 30, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE




UPCOMING SHOWS:


FREE SHOW!

A Tribute to Phish

w/ The Duke of Lizards

Thursday October 5, 2017

 

Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm

SEE A VIDEO
 

 A Neo Soul Soirée

The Broomestix
Windowcat

Friday October 6, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO (Broomestix)
SEE A VIDEO (Windowcat)



Cris Jacobs
w/ The Trongone Band

Thursday October 12, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO



Maria Muldaur
w/ Riyen Roots


Sunday October 15, 2017

 

Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


FREE SHOW:

G.A.M.E.
Grateful Asheville
Music Experience


Thursday October 19, 2017

 

Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm

 


An Evening With

Somewhat Petty
A Tom Petty Tribute Band


Saturday October 21, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE

An Evening With

Camel City Collective

ft. Billy Cardine
& Ashley Heath 


Wednesday October 25, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


Jessica Lea Mayfield

Album Release Show

Thursday October 26, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO



An Evening With

LoveRight


Friday October 27, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


An Evening With

Mollie O'Brien
& Rich Moore

Friday November 3, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


An Evening With

Callaghan
& Jesse Terry


Thursday November 9, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO



Blu & Exile

Ten year Anniversary Tour

Sunday November 19, 2017

 

Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30pm

PURCHASE
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Elizabeth Cook
w/ Darrin Bradbury

Friday November 24, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


CD Release Party

Cary Cooper

Thursday November 30, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO


An Evening With

Crystal Bowersox

Friday December 1, 2017

 

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

PURCHASE
SEE A VIDEO

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