Aug. 27: Steve Earle headlines WNCA fundraiser at the Orange Peel

Steve Earle is bringing his legendary song writing and Grammy winning compilations to Asheville help save the French Broad River in an Aug. 27 show at the Orange Peel.

The concert is a highlight of the “Save the French Broad” campaign, a partnership between the Western North Carolina Alliance and its French Broad Riverkeeper, SweetWater Brewing Company and 98.1 The River to raise money and awareness to clean up and protect the French Broad River.

Tickets go on sale at noon July 11.

Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show is at 9. (Open to ages 18 and up.) Tickets are $24 in advance and $26 the day of show.

VIP tickets are $50 and include a meet-and-greet with Steve Earle, local food, SweetWater beer, and a reception in PULP at 6:30 p.m. (Ages 21 and up).

Earle is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. He grew up near San Antonio, Texas, and began learning the guitar at age 11.

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.

“I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” (2011) is Earle’s 14th studio album and shares the same name as his 2011 debut novel.

Proceeds from the concert will help the Western North Carolina Alliance and our Rverkeeper continue our work to protect and defend water quality in the French Broad River Watershed.

For more information on the concert and to buy tickets, visit

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