Smart Bets: Solas at Grove Park Inn

The Grove Park Inn has ramped up its concert series in celebration of the inn's centennial. February's Celtic Adventure Weekend brings an especially explosive music event: Solas in concert. The Irish-American group formed in New York in '94. Its past and present members (including Seamus Egan, Karan Casey and Asheville-based John Doyle) have gone on to achieve luminary status in Celtic music. Solas's new album, Shamrock City (out Feb. 5) contains themes of "immigration, mining, murder and the remarkable history of Butte, Mont." Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. $39. (Gaelic Storm performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. $49.)

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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