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 […]
Americana duo Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham perform a n afternoon set at Jack of the Wood on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
The North Carolina Banjo Clinic, a two-day banjo instruction intensive, will be held in Asheville on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14. From the event website: Times & pricing: • Dates: Friday November 13 & Saturday November 14, 2015. • Doors open at 8:00 am daily. • Regular 2-day clinic price is $295.00 (beginning […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
California-based kid-hop artist (and former Ashevillean) Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will be backed by Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band for an Aug. 1 show at The Orange Peel.
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, […]
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 […]
The nine tracks of Elvis Depressedly’s most recent release, New Alhambra run about 20 minutes in total — the 3 1/2 minute title song is the longest. It builds slowly, its arc almost imperceptible until a particularly contemplative melody rings through the ambient hum.
Local collective Trillium Dance Company is auditioning dancers of all backgrounds. Tryouts take place on Sunday, Aug. 2 at The Landing. Press release from organizers:
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, […]
Two wood turners will attempt to create 50 bowls in five hours during Wood Day at the Folk Art Center. The Saturday, Aug. 8 includes showcases, demos and many wood-based craft forms. Press release from Southern Highland Craft Guild: Master craftspeople from the Southern Highland Craft Guild will be celebrating the medium of wood on […]
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 […]
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have, between them, played with Phil and Friends, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris and more. They present their first duo album at The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 24.
Music on the Rock: A Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor, featuring Ryan Guerra and Jane Bunting, will be onstage at Flat Rock Playhouse Thursday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Aug. 16. Press release from the theater company: Flat Rock Playhouse is proud to present the next concert in the Music on the Rock series […]
Myrtle Beach-based reggae trio TreeHouse! wears tie-dye, practices karate and could offer a master class on having a good time. The group will bring the beach weather (and soundtrack) to Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, July 18, for a free show.
Local artist Joanna Gollberg leads a textile and metal jewelry workshop at Asheville Art Museum on Saturday, Aug. 1. The class runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is $95 for members, $105 for non-members. Press release from the museum: The Asheville Art Museum presents a dazzling Textile & Metal Jewelry Workshop with local artist Joanna […]
In this special issue, Xpress looks into the local music industry and an evolving trend. As full-service recording studios downsize, a new generation of hybrid home-professional studio is on the rise.