MENU

Asheville Amadeus Festival kicks off with 2 unique beers

V-AMADEUS FEST KICKOFF.transfer_frame_858.jpg
The 2019 Asheville Amadeus Festival kicked off Friday night with the release of two unique beers brewed for the occasion. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A 10-day event offers an opportunity to enjoy music, craft beer and food.

The 2019 Asheville Amadeus Festival kicked off Friday night with the release of two unique beers brewed for the occasion.

Burial Beer Co.'s symphony-inspired Righteous and Barbaric Souls Imperial Stout and Mozart-inspired Requiem.

The festival, which ends March 24, spans multiple Asheville venues, features collaborations with local favorites like Burial Beer Co. and joins forces with all-star musicians such as Gov't Mule front man and Grammy Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and revered guitarist Warren Haynes and internationally acclaimed pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Asheville Symphony music director Darko Butorac said it's a great way for the symphony to connect with the community.

"Beer is such a big thing in Asheville, you know. It's one of the identities of our city," Butorac said. "Music is an identity of our city. For the two to come together for me is absolutely logical."

Saturday night, Asheville's own Warren Haynes -- backed by the symphony -- is performing at 8 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Click here for details and ticketing instructions for individual events.

DAY 2: Saturday, March 16

Warren Haynes Presents: Dreams & Songs A Symphonic Journey

8 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Tickets: $46-$72.

DAY 3: Sunday, March 17

Ballet with Bach and Rach

Noon & 1 p.m. at Ballet Conservatory Studios, 6 E. Chestnut St. Tickets: Adult $10 / Youth $5.

Mozart, Mountains & Mickey Mouse

2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville, 300 Library Lane. Tickets: Adult $12 / Students and Youth Free.

Mixtapes: The Lounge Sessions

6 p.m. at Isis Music Hall Lounge, 743 Haywood Road. Tickets: $40.

DAY 4: Monday, March 18

WeeTunes

11 a.m. at West Asheville Library. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at North Asheville Library. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Skyland Library. 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Pack Memorial Library. Free.

Walk with Wolfgang 2: Pas de Deux

6:30 p.m., beginning at Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave. Tickets: Advance $28 / Door $33 (if available).

DAY 5: Tuesday, March 19

LaZoom: Asheville Music History Tour

3 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Ave. Tickets: $45.

Mozart Requiem Sing-Along

Singers Call: 6:15 p.m., Performance: 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St. Tickets: $15.

Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson

8 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. Tickets: Adult $42 / Youth $5.

DAY 6: Wednesday, March 20

Austrian Wine Flight Night

7 p.m. at Forestry Camp Restaurant and Bar, 16 Shady Oak Drive. Tickets: $50.

Time in a Bottle: The Mozart Effect

6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at The Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Ave. Tickets: Adult $25 / Youth $10.

DAY 7: Thursday, March 21

Shine

11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Tickets: $10.

Women Get the Job Done

6:30 p.m. at Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road. Free Event.

Women Who Move the Needle

8 p.m. at Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road. Tickets: $15.

DAY 8: Friday, March 22

Symphony Talk

11 a.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. Free.

Fashion Rocks

5:30 p.m. at Céline & Company On Broadway, 49 Broadway St. Tickets: $40.

Sébastien Lépine & ESCA Quartet

8 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. Tickets: Adult $35 / Student $30 / Child $20.

DAY 9: Saturday, March 23

Garrick Ohlsson & the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra

2 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Tickets: Adult $25 / Youth $15.

DAY 10: Sunday, March 24

Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert

4 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Tickets: Adult $28-$93 / Youth $15.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER