This weekend brings art (Friday is the Downtown Art Walk in Asheville), a great book sale and lots of music. Know of more events that are $5 or less to attend? Please add them in the comments field.
Even with their acoustic instruments (banjo, mandolin, guitars and a standup bass) and distinctly mountain sound, local bluegrass act Sanctum Sully feels right at home opening for jam/funk band Kung Fu Dynamite. Their grass is blue(ish): Asheville’s Sanctum Sully sounds “a little different than Tony Rice.” Photo By Briana Brough Photography "People are a lot […]
So you didn’t get tickets to The Black Keys. They swing through Asheville fairly often, and this fall brings a surprising number of rock shows sure to leave your eardrums begging for mercy. Here’s a sampling, from indie and punk to Southern rock and experimental.
Luke J-Walker, Ivy and Charlotte stroll down Haywood Street.
The local roller derby team goes up against the Texas Hell Marys on Saturday, July 31.
**UPDATE: This event has been postponed until October. Check back for a confirmed date.**
Asheville Vaudeville’s BEST OF Asheville Vaudeville! Variety show and MANNA Food Bank Benefit takes place Friday, Aug. 6 at Club 828.
A Prairie Home Companion brings its A Summer Love Tour to the Brevard Music Center on Saturday, August 14.
This weekend brings art openings, CD releases and reading events. Lots to do, tiny little cover charge.
"This could really be a Ricky Skaggs odyssey," the musician tells Xpress by phone. Skaggs (who started his career as an elementary-schooler when bluegrass legend Bill Monroe called him up on stage and placed his own mandolin around Skaggs' neck) could classify most of his half-century in music as an odyssey. He was still a […]
The final installment of the NC Deptartment of Cultural Resource’s statewide arts and cultural heritage program, 2nd Saturdays, takes place Saturday, Aug. 14, and a display about sewing and clothing is currently on exhibit.
The local indie-pop quartet plays a Friday, July 30 show.
Kellin Watson performed an energetic, soulful set with a touching tribute to her grandmother. Michael Bellar was on keys and Aaron Price on bass.
Jacob Felder and Kara Chambers from Exuro Entertainment in Winston Salem preform at the intersection of Biltmore Ave. and Aston St.
Photo by Halima Flynt
A few scenes from the set by local duo Jason Krekel and Ami Worthen on the Haywood Street Stage
This year’s race had a lower turnout and a much hotter temperature, resulting in slower finishing times. But spirits were high and runners showed plenty of heart on the grueling course.