PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Professional drummer Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power has teamed up with Independent Arts and Music of Asheville (IamAVL) to create an online tutorial designed to offer aspiring percussionists tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade. The instructional drum workshop, presented by Echo Mountain Recording Studios and Guitar Center, is […]
The roster includes Ben Fountain who reads on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Reuter Center.
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Marion, North Carolina celebrates the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge during their annual Mountain Glory Festival. For 33 years, beautiful downtown Marion has hosted this popular celebration on the 2nd Saturday in October. This year, make plans to visit on October 8th between 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. […]
Boo Ray is no stranger to Asheville — he’s spent time here, lived down the road in Athens, and launched his current career trajectory at the Town Pump a few years back when he was touring his Bad News Travels Fast album. That title track, swaggering, driving and full of attitude, also appears on his new record, Sea of Lights. It’s a good fit, too — the new record is full of that same kind of assurance, edge and self direction.
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: The eighth annual Black Mountain College Conference, co-hosted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville, will include panel discussions, featured speakers, workshops and performances from Sept. 23-25, 2016, at the Reuter Center on UNC Asheville’s campus, with a reception at the Black Mountain College Museum + […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: The first Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the horizon. This daytime family-friendly costume-play event is being produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, and will be held at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site in Harriman–just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. Patrons will feel transported to the fictional town of Port Royale […]
The local singer-songwriter and bandleader launched her new album, today. She also shares a video for the title track.
The group has already made impressive in-roads, contributing an original song to Son of Rogue’s Gallery, a collection of pirate songs produced, in part, by Johnny Depp. And they’ll appear throughout the forthcoming PBS/BBC special “American Epic,” which is produced by Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett.
Rash will read from and discuss his new novel at UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
PRESS RELEASE FROM LEAF COMMUNITY ARTS: Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM THOMAS WOLFE MEMORIAL: “All things on earth point home in old October” October is Thomas Wolfe Month in Asheville Thomas Wolfe one of the greatest American novelist of the early 20th century was born October 3, 1900 in Asheville, he was, he wrote in Look Homeward, Angel – “the tiny acorn from […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Do you have any great photographs of barns? The Appalachian Barn Alliance hosts the Historic Barn Photo Contest each year in conjunction with the Madison County Fair. Cash prizes for first second and third places are provided by a grant from the Madison County Tourism Development Authority. Deadline for submitting […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: EVENT TITLE: Cuba in Focus: A Multi-Media Presentation of Three Ashevilleans’ Journey to Cuba LOCATION: The Millroom in Downtown: Wednesday, Sept. 28th — FREE PARKING is available for this event directly across the street from The Millroom. EVENT DESCRIPTION: With public interest in Cuba at an all-time high, a local […]
Need some good news on your Monday? Here’s a double dose. Two local musical acts are premiering new music videos today.
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: On September 28 at the Salvage Station, 3 bands will play and a professional chef from Louisiana will prepare creole cuisine, all in hopes of raising money to help those impacted by flood devastation in Southern Louisiana. Doors will open at 5:30 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit “Together […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) art gallery unveils it’s newest exhibit today. Revealed is an eclectic group of works highlighting four of our region’s artists. The exhibit will be on display through January 6, 2016. Featured in the Revealed exhibit, textured acrylic paintings on canvas by artist Walter Diehl, soldered […]
The independent music curration company streams the music of nearly 2,000 independent artists, and its subscribers vote for their favorites. The album receiving the most votes at the end of the month is then pressed to vinyl and shipped to those subscribers.
“We wanted to create a networking place for local musicians. A place for them to meet other musicians to play and jam and get together.”
PRESS RELEASE FROM UNCA: Faculty members of UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will read from their works at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This reading is part of the Writers at Home series hosted by Tommy Hays, novelist and director of the Great Smokies […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: North Carolina natives and good old boys from The Darren Nicholson Band are bringing their knee slapping bluegrass music to Waynesville, NC downtown at The Strand on September 18, 2016 at 4pm. Come check out this band with Western North Carolina roots, and you will be guaranteed an evening filled […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: What: LP Release Show for Dorji/Parish + Sarah Louise, with guest Jacob Wick A night of cutting edge unplugged acoustic phenomena with guitarists Tashi Dorji, Shane Parish, Sarah Louise, and trumpeter Jacob Wick. Where: Forsythia Hall, 28 Forsythe St., Asheville, NC, 28801 When: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM – […]