“I think my favorite LEAF was the last time Beats Antique was there. I am lucky enough to dance with the band on the East Coast. It was raining outside and inside the tent the energy was awesome.”
The Hip Abduction is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., but the indie-pop-meets-roots and reggae outfit is no stranger to Western North Carolina.
Press release from event organizers: Ian Ridenhour and his band will make their Isis debut on Thursday, Oct. 27. Ian is a unique performer. 2016 marks not only his sixteenth birthday, but also ten years as a professional musician. He began drumming with Bismarck, ND-based band Blind Mice at only six years old, the youngest […]
Press release from White Horse Black Mountain: Western North Carolina abounds with musicians who have found inspiration in Appalachian songs and dance tunes. To inspire literally means “to breathe in”, a word that perfectly describes how Madison County singer/storyteller Joe Penland came by his deep knowledge of the music nurtured in mountain valleys, coves and […]
Press release from event organizers: HamiltunesAVL is Asheville’s first Hamilton musical singalong! This all-ages event will feature YOU singing and rapping to the Tony® Award winning musical, Hamilton. When: Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM Where: The Fine Arts Theatre, Downtown Asheville What: Sing (and rap!) along to Broadway’s hottest new musical Sign up to sing […]
In advance of the fall iteration of LEAF, held at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, Xpress is talking with a number of LEAF performers about their work and what they have in store for the weekend-long music and art festival.
Press release from the Biltmore Estate: When George Vanderbilt opened his home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895, so began a tradition at Biltmore that is carried on to this day. Christmas at Biltmore this year reflects the theme of “Hearth and Home,” getting right to the heart of what Vanderbilt intended for […]
Press release from Date My City: “Unsung Heroes: A Grand Celebration of Latinx and Black Resilience” will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 3 pm at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This celebration is free and open to the public. We are inviting the entire community to join us in celebrating not only these identified […]
Press release from event organizers: Sunday, October 23, 2016 Ten Thousand Villages Montreat will host its first shopping benefit for Black Mountain Counseling Center. Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of all sales on this day to the Center, with the goal of raising enough money to provide a family or individual with subsidized counseling […]
“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.”
When Childress set out to record his debut solo album, Mind the Gap — which he’ll launch at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 — theatrics had to take a back seat.
Press release from Haywood County Public Library: Support local authors and discover new books, many with local interest, at the inaugural Homegrown Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Waynesville Library. The local author fair will take place downstairs at the Waynesville Library, where there will be readings by […]
Press release from Asheville School: Nestled near the heart of west Asheville, Asheville School has access to a unique and thriving community of artists who work across a diverse array of mediums. Students at Asheville School have long had the opportunity to experience arts on campus. Now, Asheville School plans to work with Asheville’s vibrant […]
Press release from Asheville Action: The North Carolina Arts Council has awarded Asheville Artist DeWayne Barton a Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency, a grant designed to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in communities in North Carolina. The award was conceived to honor Mary’s long-held beliefs in the importance of the contributions of artists and the […]
Press release from Appalachian State University: It’s that time again! The 14th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is open for registrations and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit at www.appmtnphotocomp.org prior to the competition’s close at 5pm on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition offers numerous categories that will be […]
Press release from event organizers: Twisted Idol, a karaoke singing competition, returns to Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville, N.C., with more than $500 in prizes to be given away during the Nov. 3 grand finale. The competition is a partnership between Twisted Laurel (130 College Street) and Asheville’s Get Vocal Entertainment. Get Vocal’s Jason Tarr […]
“We like it here in Asheville, and we love a lot of the musicians who come [from] here,” said guitarist Daniel Rodriguez, early in the set.
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: Purpose Bound, an exhibition of photos by David Pickett, some taken on campus and in downtown Asheville in the early 1980s, opens Oct. 12 in the Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. A reception with the photographer will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: For those who are unable to catch Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Broadway performing the 42 different characters that make up the play Fully Committed, you now have a local alternative with the more-than-able, definitely hilarious Tom Chalmers taking the lead in this tour de force one-man show. The Front Porch […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Our favorite world music sensation, Free Planet Radio, is back from a thirty day, twenty city whirlwind tour of China! We don’t know what stirred things up over there more: Typhoon Megi, or this talented trio! Even though they were unknown to the Chinese public, every one of the concerts […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will give a public lecture and guided meditation on Friday, Oct. 21 at UNC Asheville. These events are free and open to everyone. The lecture, The Psychology of Enlightenment, will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, […]