Mary Alice Monroe, author of the Lowcountry Summer Triliogy, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Friends of Madison County Library author luncheon. The event takes place on Thursday, May 28 at Mars Hill University’s Redway Dining Room. Tickets are $35. Press release from organizers: The Friends of Madison County Library will host their […]
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announces “In Song: Sing On,” a two-day event led by Oakland-based artist David Wilson. Held Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, there’s ” an evening songbook workshop and an afternoon adventure to a hidden Asheville site for a sing-a-long.” Press release from the CCCD: Join The Center […]
Combs is well-versed in country sounds — his song “Emily” is Exhibit A; his song “Big Bad Love” was sung by the character Ron Pope on a recent episode of “Nashville.” His new video sees Combs without his cowboy hat, and with an achingly nostalgic (though not at all tribute-like) Jim Croche vibe.
LEAF will hold the first LEAF Downtown AVL event in Pack Square Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2. The free mini-festival will include Bootsy Collins and the Rubber Band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Main Squeeze, Empire Strikes Brass, The London Souls and more. Press release from organizers: After 20 years […]
Vocalist Nastasia Griffin grew up in Asheville but is currently based in Los Angeles pursuing her music career.
Attic Salt Theatre Company stages Newly Grown Tales: Improvised Folktales for the Whole Family at Asheville Community Theatre on Saturday, May 23. Press release from the theater company: Newly Grown Tales Improvised Folktales for the Whole Family Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company at Asheville Community Theatre as part of their Saturdays@ACT Saturday, May 23rd, […]
American Idol winner and local musician Caleb Johnson will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee. The May 2 show kicks off Johnson’s headlining tour across the Southeast. Press release from organizers: Season 13 American Idol Winner CALEB JOHNSON has announced his first-ever headline tour which is set to begin Saturday, May 2nd with a hometown show at […]
While musicians with alter egos are nothing new, a full-band alter ego is. We’re not talking stage names here, but rather a made-up booking agent: “He’s British. He wears a three-piece suit. He wears a monocle.”
Where do you go when you aspire to more than Western North Carolina can offer? For these four former Ashevilleans, the answer was Los Angeles.
New program “Asheville Theater Radio” will broadcast live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The show, presented by Jeff Catanese, will include guests from the theater community, call-in segments and local show, event and audition info. Press release from Catanese: WPVM 103.7 FM, Asheville’s listener-supported, community radio station is proud to announce the addition of “Asheville Theater […]
Balinese Gamelan, Mongolian throat-singing and an Asian-Appalachian fusion will all be part of a free concert, held in warren Wilson College’s in Kittredge Recital Hall, on Thursday, April 23. Press release from the college: “A Concert of World Music and Dance,” a display of music and culture from Central and Southeast Asia, will be presented April […]
Among the reasons for the accolade: “Venues run the gamut from smaller stages like The Grey Eagle, The Mothlight, and The Odditorium, to the nationally renowned Orange Peel, which has hosted performances by everyone from Bob Dylan to Skrillex.”
Organizers of Big Love Fest announce that the festival will not be held this year but will return in 2016. From a press release: We have big plans for some extra special 2016 events. Unfortunately, that means we need to make time for preparations this year. We are sorry to say that we will be […]
The monthly Black Box Storytelling Theater storytelling series next takes place on Monday, April 27, 7 p.m. at New Mountain’s Ridge Room. The featured performers are Michael Reno Harrell and Abby the Spoon Lady. Press release from organizers: Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents it’s Monthly Storytelling Series: Award winning songwriter, storyteller and author MICHAEL RENO […]
Singer-songwriters Karla Bonoff and Cheryl Wheeler will perform at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. Bonoff has written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Wynonna Judd; Wheeler’s song have been covered by Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks and others. Press release from The Altamont Theatre: […]
Joe Rob stages “Diamonds in the Rough,” a multicultural showcase at Haywood Street Congregation (297 Haywood St.) on Saturday, April 25, at 4 p.m. The show includes performances by Merlefest alumns George and Brooke Buckner, among others. Press release from organizers: Joe Rob, whose “Tales on Market Street” recently opened as his first Restored Dreams […]
There are nights in Asheville when all the shows you want to see are happening at once, and you have to make tough choices. Then there are nights when all the bands you want to hear (or at least many of them) are playing on one stage.
Indie electro-soul band The Hudson Branch — four brothers based in Chicago — are currently on tour in support of new album Kina Ze Swah. And while this seems like perhaps the last thing you’d expect to hear on a Monday at Black Mountain’s Town Pump, that’s exactly what’s going to happen on April 27. […]
This year, on Saturday, April 18, record stores around the world will take part in the hallowed event. That mainly entails promotions, but there are also in-store events and a list of titles released only at record stores.
Athens, Ga.-based indie-folk band Hope for Agoldensummer returns to Asheville on Thursday, April 23. The group, fronted by sisters Claire and Page Campbell, performs at New Mountain‘s SOL Bar with The Resonant Rogues. Press release from the band: HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER THE RESONANT ROGUES performing live: Thursday – April 23, 2015 New Mountain Asheville – […]
Local pop-punk outfit Running on E gets right to the heart of the matter. “Don’t waste away, don’t burn away the light that I refused,” sings vocalist Nick Norton in the urgent opening notes of “Vagrants and Vagabonds.”