Monday, August 6, 2012

Biltmore kicks off concert series Thursday

Asheville's Biltmore Estate kicks off its 16th annual concert series Thursday, August 9, with the Steve Miller Band, which last played the estate grounds in 2009. Peter Frampton follows on Saturday, August 11.

The rest of the series, which runs through early fall, includes several blasts from the past that don't frequently tour the Carolinas. Artists include KC & the Sunshine Band and the Village People (above) August 18, Chris Tomlin August 25, Foreigner September 1, The Lettermen September 28, David Cassidy (above) October 5, and Mary Wilson of the Supremes October 12. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers close out the season October 19.

The Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas show scheduled for August 24 is already sold out.

Tickets for the series are available at or by calling 1-866-336-1255.