PJ Bond’s catch phrase for his sound is “honest music about real things” — and that’s a damn good summation, but it suggests bit more earnestness than the 11 tracks of Where Were You actually reveal. Not that the songs are without integrity. In fact, with continued play, they seem to peel back layers, revealing strata of meaning, insight and imagery.
Montford Park Players stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, July 10-Aug. 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Press release from MPP: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Twelfth Night July 10 through August 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. With a manic energy plus a romantic soul, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises […]
Storytelling series Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns to Diana Wortham Theatre for a sixth season. The first show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizer: The sixth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at the Diana Wortham Theater is fast approaching. Here is the schedule. This years theme, “Every […]
Jeff Messer turns his focus to the folk and country music contributions of Burnsville native Lesley Riddle. Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle, runs at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, June 27-Saturday, July 11.
Local troupe Trillium Dance Company stages “Rites of Summer” on Saturday, June 27. The show includes performances by The Fox & Beggar Theater with music from Starseed, Morphonic, Earthtone Soundsystem and MeltYum.
Funny Business at The Millroom presents New Orleans native Mark Normand on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizers: Comedian Mark Normand comes to Asheville to play Funny Business at the Millroom on Saturday, July 11th with shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Normand is eager to come play Asheville saying, “Can’t wait to get […]
Anam Cara Theatre Company holds Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, July 3. Press release from Anam Cara: Anam Cara Theatre Company presents Jest Fest: An Open-Mic Comedy Variety Show Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:00pm Toy Boat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC […]
Local organization Asheville Music Professionals teamed up with the Grammy-affiliated Recording Academy for a panel discussion on songwriting, followed by a songwriters-in-the-round performance.
Asheville Radio Group (owner of 96.5 WOXL, 105.9 The Mountain, 98.1 The River and ESPN Radio 1310 & 970) announces a new station, REWIND 100.3 FM. Programming features ’80s music, Press release from Asheville Radio Group: You remember cassette tapes right? Well they may be long gone but the fun and upbeat music from that […]
Painting and wine have long gone together. It’s arguable that many of the world’s great art works (not to mention literature) would not exist without the nudge of the grape. Painting with a Twist Asheville is a new business that pairs art enthusiasts, instructors, adult beverages and snacks for an entertaining night out. The franchise, […]
Montford Park Players will stage Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Aug. 7-29. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays. Press release from the theater company: The Montford Park Players will present Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at the outdoor Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in August. The play is free to the public. Actors pass a hat […]
Local electronic music family band The Volt per Octaves will release its fourth studio album with a show at The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 17. Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic will join the group onstage. Press release from the band: Funk keyboard legend and two time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bernie Worrell […]
The magic of The Wood Brothers — who return to Asheville for a show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 25 — are at work on new album, Paradise. Due out in October, it’s the first record the band has produced itself, and the first its members made while all living in the same town.
Make Music Day began in France as Fête de la Musique more than 30 years ago. The annual music event finally comes to Asheville with an inaugural festival set for Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Free events are held at Moog Music, the Asheville Percussion Festival and The Mothlight, and can be tuned […]
Celebrate the new permanent home of Roots + Wings School of Art and Design (573 Fairview Road, Oakley) during Community Art Lab Day on Sunday, July 19. All ages can participate in free making labs including drawing, screen printing, card making and more. Press release from event organizers: Roots + Wings School of Art and […]
Rouse’s newest album, The Embers of Time (the tour for which brings him to New Mountain on Friday, June 19) contains plenty of contenders to add to his hits list. Lead track “Some days I’m Golden All Night” captures both tropical breeze and pragmatic angst. The Neil Young-flavored “New Young” aches with harmonica and thoughts of trading ambition for a slower pace of life.
Paranormal expert, author and radio host Joshua Warren will unveil his wishing machine project during a special event at the Masonic Temple on Sunday, July 19. Press release from Warren: Imagine a box that can make your wishes come true. That is exactly what Asheville author and TV personality Joshua P. Warren is promoting. And […]
Restaurants and breweries around Biltmore Village team up for Beer, Bites & Bands, now in its second year. The event takes place on Saturday, June 20. Press release from organizers: Restaurants and breweries in Historic Biltmore Village are hosting our 2nd annual Beer Bites and Bands event. . During the event, customers will have the […]
Local street celebration Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Fest, aka LAAFF, will return to downtown Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 6. This will be the 13th iteration of the free, family-friendly event, which takes place from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Press release from event organizers: The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival is known for highlighting the […]
The 39 Steps is a Hitchcock thriller from 1935, based on a 1919 novel by John Buchan. It was later adapted for the stage and premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse a decade ago. Haywood Arts Regional Theatre brings The 39 Steps to Waynesville from Friday, June 19, to Saturday, Aug. 1. Press release from […]
RiddleFest, an annual event celebrating Burnsville native Lesley Riddle and his contributions to country music, takes place at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville on Friday, July 3. The festival, now in its eighth year, features musicians David Holt with Josh Goforth. Press release from event organizers: The 2015 RiddleFest will be held on July 3 at […]