Broadway block party and arts celebration, Aug. 29

Newly named the Broadway Arts District (BAD), the downtown Asheville block from Mellow Mushroom to the Masonic Temple will host a block party and arts celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29. Press release from organizers: On Saturday August 29th, arts organizations and businesses in the Broadway Arts District (B.A.D.), Asheville’s newest downtown cultural hub, will be […]

Truth & Salvage Co. added to Brewgrass music lineup

Americana/rock band Truth & Salvage Co., which include former Ashevilleans Scott Kinnebrew, Walker Young and Bill “Smitty” Smith, will perform at this year’s Brewgrass Festival. The beer and music event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Stadium. Press release from Mason Jar Media: Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce that Truth & Salvage […]

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Comedians perform show to benefit Mission Children’s Hospital, July 30

Comedians Tom Scheve, Jake Sharon, Nick Alexander, Cary Goff, Joe Shelton and Jonathan Samuels will perform a show at The Altamont Theatre tonight, July 30. Live music precedes the performance at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. The event benefits Mission Children’s Hospital. “All proceeds raised will be donated to Mission Children’s Hospital,” says […]

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Bestselling author David Baldacci will keynote Literacy Council benefit, Sept. 11

The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction, an annual event benefiting The Literacy Council of Buncombe County, takes place on Friday, Sept. 11. New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci will give the keynote address. Press release from event organizers: On Sept. 11, New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci will keynote the Literacy […]

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Asheville Chamber Music Series announces 2015-16 season

The upcoming season of the Asheville Chamber Music Series features performances by Ariel String Quartet, Fauré Quartett (Piano Quartet), American String Quartet, Doric String Quartet with pianist Jonathan Biss and the Harlem Quartet. Press release from event organizers: The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will be presenting a distinguished roster of internationally acclaimed ensembles for […]

Stand-up comic AJ Finney performs at The Millroom, Aug. 22

In a press release, Funny Business at The Millroom called comic AJ Finney an “eco-friendly, philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster.” Finney performs at the venue on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. Press release from event organizers: On Saturday, August 22nd, nationally-acclaimed stand-up comedian AJ Finney is booked to perform at 8:00pm in downtown Asheville at The […]

Asheville Ballet holds Blue Ridge Dance Camp, Aug. 2-7

A summer dance intensive offers daily classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, choreography and more, for students ages 11-18. Press release from Asheville Ballet: The Asheville Ballet is accepting applications for its prestigious Blue Ridge Dance Camp, running from August 2-7, 2015. The resident summer intensive offers daily classes in Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Modern, Jazz, […]

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Tom DiMenna performs with Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound) at The Altamont Theatre, Aug.1

Singer-songwriter Tom DiMenna (aka cabaret artist The Ghost of Telly Savalas) will perform his own songs at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 1. Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound performs an early set, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Press release from event organizers: TOM DiMENNA W/ GREG CARTWRIGHT (OF REIGNING SOUND) WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 […]

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Open mic event Magnetic Midnight returns Friday, Aug. 7

All genres of the performing arts are represented at Magnetic Theatre’s revived monthly open mic, Magnetic Midnight. The first installation is on Friday, Aug. 7, 9:30 p.m. to participate, 10:30 p.m. to watch. Press release from event organizers: Once upon a time, when The Magnetic Theatre had its first home, it presented a monthly event, […]

Cheerwine’s Legend Hunter stops at Rhubarb and 12 Bones, July 24

Press release from event organizers: WHO Cheerwine’s “Legend Hunter” Bo Stevenson, restaurant staff and folks who love great food and barbecue. WHAT The Cheerwine team will celebrate Rhubarb and Chef John Fleer as well as 12 Bones as “Local Legends, National Treasures.” WHEN Friday, July 24 at 11 a.m. (Rhubarb) and 2 p.m. (12 Bones […]