Jan. 9, 2014 (Asheville, N.C.) – Don’t settle quietly into the New Year. The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., is turning up the volume with its annual Winter Concert Series featuring award-winning musical entertainment, sidesplitting comedy acts, and engaging activities. Running from mid-January into early March, the concert series is the ultimate escape from the winter blues.
Big Band & Swing Dance Weekend (Jan. 17-19) Delight in the music, dance and energy of the Big Band era with amazing performances from NC Revelers and The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.
* Friday, Jan. 17 – NC Revelers $35
* Saturday, Jan. 18 – The Glenn Miller Orchestra $45
All That Jazz Weekend (Jan. 24-26) Recognized as one of the premiere jazz festivals of the southeast, the weekend will be filled with concerts by Billy the Kid and the Outlaws featuring Rockell Scott and Grammy-nominated saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Gerald Albright.
* Friday, Jan. 24 – Billy the Kid and the Outlaws featuring Rockell Scott $40
* Saturday, Jan. 25 – Gerald Albright $50
Celtic Weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 2) Passion, artistry and talent crowd this dream weekend for lovers of all things Celtic. Join in the celebration of the Scots-Irish heritage of Western North Carolina with music by Seven Nations and Gaelic Storm.
* Friday, Jan. 31 – Seven Nations $40
* Saturday Afternoon, Feb. 1 – The Magills $15
* Saturday, Feb. 1 – Gaelic Storm $49
26th Annual Comedy Classic Weekend (March 7-9) Expect the Blue Ridge Mountains to echo with howls, roars and guffaws as The Omni Grove Park Inn hosts laugh-out-loud events. Comedy shows feature headliners Gary Gulman and John Heffron and too many comedians to count – each as funny, if not funnier, than the last.
* Friday, March 7 – Nate Bargatze, Carmen Lynch, Bengt Washburn, Mike E. Winfield and headliner Gary Gulman $45
* Saturday, March 8 – Andrew Norelli, Patti Vasquez, Pete Lee, and headliner John Heffron $50 Tickets are now available and priced per person. To purchase please call 828.252.2711, with more information at www.groveparkinn.com.