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Welcome Day at the Wortham! Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10AM - 5PM

Welcome Day at the Wortham
October 19, 2019 • 10am - 5pm

Activities throughout the Wortham Center


The public is invited to the newly updated Wortham Center facility for a community open house filled with free family fun, all day on Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Welcome Day at the Wortham begins at 10 a.m. with a free movie screening (Disney Pixar-animated film Coco), and continues with events throughout the day, including a raffle, two guided tours of the facility, outdoor music and kids’ crafts, yoga and theatre games — and closing out at 4 p.m. with a FREE concert from the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band .

One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band from Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts. This concert is free, but does require a ticket for admission.

A highly competitive audition process draws candidates from leading conservatories, universities, and the professional ranks. Many members of the Jazz Ambassadors have extensive civilian performance experience, and some arrange and compose music highlighting the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, bebop, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Wherever they travel, the Jazz Ambassadors proudly carry the message of patriotism and goodwill to audiences worldwide.

Welcome Day at the Wortham Schedule
All Day — Raffle, tickets in the lobby
10 a.m. — Disney Pixar’s Coco, in the Diana Wortham Theatre
10:30 a.m. — Wortham Center Tour, meet at the Box Office in the lobby
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Outdoor music in the Explore Asheville Courtyard
12-3 p.m. — Hola Community Arts’ Kids Craft Station and Día de los Muertos exhibit, in the lobby
1-1:45 p.m. — Kids Yoga Class with Miranda Watson, in the Henry LaBrun Studio
1:15 p.m. — Wortham Center Tour, meet at the Box Office in the lobby
2-3 p.m. — Theatre Games for Kids & their Grown-Ups with Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective, in the Henry LaBrun Studio
4-5 p.m. — The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band, in the Diana Wortham Theatre (FREE; concert requires ticket for admission)