Asheville Fringe 2020 will bring artistic voices from the edge, with more artists, shows and venues than ever before. With powerful dance, strange music, moving solo shows, wacky puppetry, interactive theater, and things beyond categorization, Asheville Fringe 2020 is ready to activate the culturally adventurous audiences of Asheville.

Join in the fun on January 19–26 as the Fringe festival celebrates its 18th year as the fearless, boundary pushing performing arts festival. They are returning bigger and bolder than ever, beginning a little early, with a free preview party, 7 p.m., Jan. 11 at Fleetwood’s in West Asheville.

Enjoy art installations from ZedAVL and Geneva Bierce Wilson, be delighted by everyone’s favorite site-specific dance troupe The Accidentals, and grab a newly printed guide so you can start planning your festival!

Buy a Freak Pass now to pick from 25 different ticketed shows, which run Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26. The Freak Pass is only $75.

Freak Passholders are given priority with reserved seats. There are a limited number available, when they are gone, they’re gone.

As well as over 100 ticketed show times from local, national and international artists, we have free Random Acts of Fringe popping up all over town, all week long, and lots of parties. The Kickoff party returns to the Lazy Diamond at 7 p.m., co-hosted by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority from 6-9 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Check out the new Artist Wine Party, hosted by Zapow Gallery, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21. Free after-parties return, starting at 10 p.m., Thursday at Sly Grog, Friday at Mothlight and Saturday at The Block Off Biltmore, There you can enjoy more Random Acts of Fringe, meet the artists and chat about your favorite shows.

Individual tickets for each show are $14-$19 and are on sale now. See for all the details.

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