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Asheville Sessions featuring Jesse Dingle, Peggy Swain and Kate Barkschat

Thursday, June 23, 2022
The Main Stage
$12 / $15
General Admission Tickets are available on line :: Call the venue for Reserved Seating Tickets at 828-575-2737
Seated Main Stage Show - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve for General Admission Tickets :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations


The Asheville Sessions proudly presents an intimate vocal Student Showcase. Peggy Ratusz invites you to this very special performance with 3 of her vocal coaching graduates. Opening this evening will be Peggy Swain, a gifted and enchanting chanteuse whose debut is long overdue but will finally be illuminated on the Isis Main Hall stage. She’ll be accompanied in part, by Kate Barkschat, whose alto voice is as warm and engaging as her stage presence.   Topping the bill is Jesse Dingle, whose litany of choral solos over the years brings him front and center with selections that highlight his range and depth as a Jazz and Pop balladeer.

The Asheville Lounge Sessions

The Isis Music Hall will be hosting a brand-new weekly series called The Asheville Lounge Sessions. Featuring and focusing on area vocalists, the 90 minute dinner and a showcase will take place in the intimate upstairs lounge.

Veteran guitarist and accomplished songwriter, Jonathan Pearlman who once hosted the area’s premiere and time-honored Thursday night Jazz Jam in downtown Asheville, will reprise his band leading role for this series. He will direct a rotating-member house band that will back up local vocalists performing various styles of music each Thursday night beginning at 7pm.

Opening the showcase each week, and serving as MC will be Best In Blues Chanteuse, Peggy Ratusz. While the crux of each month of Thursdays will feature singers in the upstairs lounge, occasionally Jonathan and Peggy will switch things up and become hosts of The Asheville Jam Session starting at 8:30pm downstairs on the main stage. For these nights, area musicians and musician-vocalists will jam the night away for 2 hours of impromptu, extemporaneous Blues and Jazz music!

Make sure to check the venue’s website for each week’s line up, location, ticket price and starting time.