No Parking on the Dance Floor: Asheville's go-to band for Motown music, Westsound, is known for packing the dance floor. Always ready to deliver a good time for their crowds, the band offers showmanship and vocal chops. Their weekly Revue features surprise musical guests, and an extensive repertoire of hits (R&B, soul, oldies) performed in Westsound's signature style. Boogie down to the The Westsound Revue at Tressa's Jazz & Blues on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Extraordinary Circus Feats: Looking for levity? The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses' latest production,"HIGH NOON…go ahead, make my CIRCUS," will be jam-packed with slapstick comedy and surprising skills. The group promises to once again deliver their "distinctive take on the circus arts, which include aerials, acrobatics, juggling, clowning, and so much more." The shows also features a smokin' hot live band. The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses will perform at the Toy Boat Community Art Space Sept. 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22.
Native Songbird: Pura Fe, a member of the Tuscarora Nation, is a powerful singer of Native contemporary music. Among her many achievements is a "Community Spirit Award" from the First People’s Fund, for her cultural contributions of traditional song and dance, working with Native youth groups. Legendary musician Taj Mahal had this to say about Fe: "With her voice soaring, foot stomping, this beautiful songbird transcends time and brings the message of our Ancestors who have sewn this beautiful seed, that makes powerful music." Pura Fe performs at the White Horse in Black Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 14.