Helmed by story creator Christopher Gaspar and told by a number of local arts professionals and visionaries, the 12-minute video aims to embrace “healthy conversation between creatives, activists and entrepreneurs.”
Local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Zack Page, Austin Brasher, Max Hightower, Tony Creasman and Peggy Ratusz pay tribute to late legendary bluesman BB King on Saturday, May 30. The show, held at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and starts at 9 p.m.
Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center hosts the new exhibition Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 22 and opens on Friday, June 5 with a reception and gallery talk from 5:30-8 p.m. Press release from BMCM+AC: The […]
Country and gospel musician (and Avett Brothers progenitor) Jim Avett is currently on tour in support of his new album, Second Chance. A list of recently announced shows culminates in the Union Grove BBQ Festival and leads off with a performance in Asheville.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design holds an artist-led project as part of its summer programming. Ceramic artist Michael Strand, textile artist Carole Frances Lung and metalsmith Nick Dong bring “making out of the studio and into the public realm,” according a press release. Press release from the CCCD: The Center for Craft, Creativity […]
Local theatrical divas Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor and Beverly Todd all perform as part of FORTE, a cabaret production at Crest Mountain Dinner Show. The performance is on Wednesday, June 3. Press release from Crest Mountain: Well-known WNC theatrical divas, Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor, and Beverly Todd have joined forces […]
The Altamont Theatre’s Country Music Tribute series includes Hanks A Lot: a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music and Sweet Dreamers: a Tribute to Patsy Cline among others. Press release from the venue: Country Tribute Shows Hanks A Lot: a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music! Friday May 22nd doors at […]
A stripper, an agoraphobe and tollbooth collector all walk into a trailer park in Central Florida … it’s not a joke, it’s the setup for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, onstage at Asheville Community Theatre from Friday, June 5-Sunday, June 28. From a press release: The New Yorker called this show “more fun than […]
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is an indie-psyche-rock outfit fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The GOASTT was also the opening act for Beck at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last summer.
The story follows a car named Sangria that is stolen for fun by a group of teens. But even though some of the film’s characters surmise the car will be found, stripped and up on blocks somewhere, what actually happens is wholly unexpected.
Local Cloth holds its annual fiber, fleece, yarn and fiber-art tailgate market (at the WNC Farmers Market) on Saturday, June 6. Press release from organizers: Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate […]
The 20th annual Bluff Mountain Festival, held in Hot Springs, takes place on saturday, June 13. Press release from Madison County Arts Council: Foot-tapping bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market, good food, a beautiful setting, and much more make the Madison County Arts Council’s Bluff Mountain Festival […]
Photographers Jameykay Young and Arlie Huffman (together Jameykay + Arlie Photography) have teamed with LWD Couture for a two-day photography workshop. The event, a Fabled Gathering, takes place at Homewood on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29. Press release from event organizers: Local creatives, Jameykay + Arlie Photography and LWD Couture are coming together […]
Students of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance kick off the new season with a performance at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, May 23. Press release from Terpsicorps: Join us for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s annual kick off event! Every May, Heather Maloy’s students perform a mixed repertoire program at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This year features […]
The Center for Craft Creativity & Design announces a craft lecture featuring Windgate research curator Elissa Auther and designer and Windgate fellow Mark Reigelman. Events are free and take place Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway St. Press release from CCCD: The Center for Craft Creativity […]
You don’t have to be a fan of throwbacks to like this New York City-based collective. The group, created by pianist/composer/arranger Scott Bradlee, takes pop tracks and reworks them as vintage jazz, swing and ragtime songs.
NewSong is probably best-known for its annual songwriter competition, The NewSong Contest. The winner walks away with a prize package aimed at taking a career to the next level: a performance at ASCAP Cafe during the Sundance Film Festival, another concert at Lincoln Center and a chance to record an album on the NewSong Recordings label.
Local musician and composer Danny Peck, aka dep, has set a challenge for himself this month: To compose, record and post one song each day. The project, called Mayday 2015, is being updated a song at a time on Bandcamp and Facebook.
“All shows will start on time” insists the Facebook event page for Thrilla in Ashevilla!, a punk rock music festival scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31. And that might seem a little not-so-punk rock, but it’s their party and they’ll be punctual if they want to. Plus the line up deserves promptness — how else to […]
C.J. Chenier, son of the ‘King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier headlines Downtown After 5 on Friday, May 15. This is the first installment of the free music series that run on the third Friday of the month, May-September. Press release from the Asheville Downtown Association: The Asheville Downtown Association’s 27th season of Downtown After 5, […]