Costumes are encouraged at SCARY spoken word OPEN MIC, which takes place at Buffalo Nickel on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The Space Cowboys and Cosmic Girls, a local dance-funk-pop-fusion band, perform the music of the London-based acid jazz band, Jamoriquai. Keith Harry and Matt McCue spoke about their 10-piece lineup, which hopes to spark a dance frenzy.
The band’s haunting and mystical sound exudes folkloric qualities accompanied by a wide assortment of instruments such as the musical saw, the adungu — a Ugandan harp — and the guitarlike vihuela, common to Mariachi groups.
Whether you are gearing up for Halloween with a walking tour of Riverside Cemetery or just wanting to enjoy some autumn cider at CiderFest, this weekend will not disappoint! There are plenty of shows, gallery exhibition openings and family events to choose from. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress […]
“What we’re hoping to accomplish with this festival is really empowering people to remember that coming together in a positive way is important,” says Ehren Cruz, performing arts director. “We don’t have to be pro or against anything, we can just be for human connection.”
Longtime local dancer and choreographer Sharon Cooper and Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre present Motown Memories for a second time at BeBe Theatre on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15.
Los Colognes opens for the Nashville-based musician at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 15
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
Hiss Golden Messenger’s international tour begins at The Mothlight on Friday, Oct. 14. The Dead Tongues opens.
The free performance, which hinges around the author’s parents, takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Thursday, Oct. 13.
From zombie walks to train shows, family festival to art openings – this weekend has no shortage of exciting events! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Autumn Rails Train Show FR (10/7), noon-7pm & SA (10/8), 10am-4pm – Autumn […]
Beautiful weather, a big crowd and only a handful of protesters added up to a happy and harmonious Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2016 on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Asheville’s Pack Square Park.
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
Ras Alan’s 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae tour stops at Salvage Station on Saturday, Oct. 8, and at 185 King Street on Saturday, Nov. 5.
This exasperated guy next door performs at the Millroom on Friday, Oct. 7.
Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.
RiverMusic closes out its 2016 season with live music from three acts: The Get Right Band, The Broadcast and Blitzen Trapper. The free show has moved to Carrier Park and takes place on Friday, Oct. 7.
Yarn headlines the eighth annual Barnaroo, which takes place at Franny’s Farm from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival celebrates its 49th year of championing and preserving Southern Appalachian traditions at Mars Hill University on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The interdisciplinary performance is at Weaverville Yoga Studio on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7.30 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features tour and album support for local musician Ashley Heath, t-shirt prints by aspiring artist Destiney Stubbs and the debut album of Aleeiah Sura.