Welcome to Music in the Pines, an intimate, listening-focused performance series at Kanuga.


Spring Equinox Concert with Simon de Voil
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – 7 p.m.
Kanuga Outdoor Labyrinth

As evening falls and birdsong gives way to starlight and the frog chorus, welcome the return of spring with music to soothe the soul and nourish the spirit. Rain location: Chapel of The Transfiguration.


As a sacred musician, spiritual mentor and worship leader, Reverend Simon Ruth de Voil incorporates chant, ritual, poetry, storytelling, and mindful practice to create spaces for profound connection, healing, meditation, and sacred witness. Although influenced by many traditions, Simon’s spiritual path and teaching is deeply rooted in Celtic Christianity, the wisdom of the earth, and in the Scottish land where he’s spent most of his life. Simon’s program at Kanuga will also draw from the 15 years of study, training, and practice gained from his time living and working in Iona Abbey, Scotland.

A Family Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20 ~ 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kanuga’s Earth Day Celebration has been postponed.  Stay tuned for updates on future events. Thank you for your continued support!

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Kanuga invites you to celebrate Earth Day in the great outdoors! Enjoy an afternoon of canoeing, hiking, being with friends and family, and listening to the sounds of Billy Jonas and Free Planet Radio. Picnic food will be available for purchase, music will be played, and plenty of beauty and fresh air will be available for all: rain or shine.

With the purchase of your Earth Day ticket, you can receive 20 percent off a day pass at Ride Kanuga mountain bike park!

Proceeds from this event support Kanuga’s core value of teaching sustainable models with the least impact on our land and resources. Kanuga is a non-profit retreat center on 1,400 acres near Hendersonville, North Carolina. Its programs include Camp Kanuga and Mountain Trail Outdoor School.

Earth Day Activities at a Glance

11 a.m. Arrival, Lunch
1-2 p.m. Billy Jonas Family Show
2-3:30 p.m. Enjoy the Grounds, Optional Activities
3:30-5 p.m. Free Planet Radio


Billy Jonas
Billy Jonas’ musical mission is to honor and empower the creativity, inherent intelligence, and desire to learn in young folks, as well as their elders; to inspire them, apart and together, to question and play—and to see these two things as inseparable pathways to joy. It’s a musical conversation, a sonic celebration, a splendiferous gathering of old and young because the ensemble is … EVERYONE. From beginning to end, participation is the name of the game.

Free Planet Radio

Free Planet Radio is a dynamic and genre-defying band that blends elements of jazz, world music, and improvisation into a gorgeous and exciting musical experience. With rich and textured soundscapes, intricate rhythms, and virtuosic instrumentation, the band takes listeners on a captivating journey across cultural boundaries. Comprising renowned musicians River Guerguerian on percussion and Chris Rosser on piano and multi-instruments, Free Planet Radio’s performances are a fusion of musical exploration and improvisational brilliance that will wow you!