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Asheville Sessions featuring Melissa McKinney

Thursday, February 24, 2022
The Main Stage
$12 / $15 :: Masks are Required
General Admission Tickets are available on line :: Call the venue for Reserved Seating Tickets at 828-575-2737
Reserved Tickets for the Lounge are available with dinner reservations only :::: There is a $20 minimum in food and beverage purchases per person with your dinner reservation :: Seating will be limited :: You MUST call venue (828-575-2737) to make a dinner reservation and purchase your tickets.


A Musical Journey Retrospective in Song

From Jazz to Blues to Rock, Melissa McKinney’s path has been lined with songs from early Jazz greats to iconic rock goddesses. In this intimate listening concert, we’re invited to sit back and enjoy the luxury of her rich and captivating voice. Single Mom, entrepreneur, philanthropist, booking manager, band leader, producer and owner of a successful music school, Melissa splits her time between NC and WV. This Leaf Global Artist in Residence is taking time out of her incredibly busy life to share with us, an eclectic mix of her genre-influences through the years. The Asheville Sessions is proud to facilitate a show with such an accomplished, versatile, dedicated and forward-thinking advocate of the arts.




Taylor Pierson: piano :: Ryan Kjanka: bass :: Jonathan Pearlman: guitar:: Peggy Ratusz opens

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.