Andy Buckner and Levi Lowrey perform at White Horse Black Mountain, July 30

PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: The South gave birth to the bedrock sounds of virtually all of today’s popular music. Field hollers, blues and spirituals still echo in R&B and its descendants, while the storytelling tradition of mountain ballads, old-time fiddle tunes and church harmonies underpin bluegrass and country. African-American traditions have intertwined […]


WNC photographer Lori Kincaid will judge national landscape photography competition

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: WNC photographer Lori Kincaid is one of fifteen photographers selected for the judging panel of a major, annual competition to find the USA’s landscape photographer of the year. She is the only judge based in the Southern Appalachians. Now in its third year, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year […]

Registration opens for RiverLink’s 2016 Anything That Floats Parade

PRESS RELEASE FROM RIVERLINK: Registration is open for RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade to be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 on the French Broad River in Asheville. Join RiverLink for the wildest, wackiest event of the summer. Creating and building a raft, float or flotilla with fun-loving friends, family or co-workers is not only […]

Teatro del Gusto — Burlesque and Circus Cabaret at The Orange Peel, July 24

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ORANGE PEEL: At 8pm on Thursday, July 24th and Sunday August 25th, the series the Orange Peel and Absfest introduced in 2014, called Teatro del Gusto, debuts a brand new season of Burlesque and Circus Cabaret, local restaurant partners and live music. These events are a collaboration between the always zesty […]

Costume by Andrey Bartenev

UNC Asheville will host U.S. premiere of Costume at the Turn of the Century

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: UNC Asheville will host the U.S. premiere of the international exhibition, Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, from August 15 – September 28, in various galleries and spaces on campus. The exhibition will include more than 1,500 costume designs by more than 300 designers from 31 countries, and […]

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The Literacy Council of Buncombe County launches a new website and video

PRESS RELEASE FROM JB MEDIA: In celebration of its 30th anniversary year, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County launches a new, dynamic website to transform the way the community interacts with literacy programming, at With a new, mobile-responsive website, visitors can now sign up for volunteer orientations, donate, and learn about local literacy issues. […]

FASHMOB fashion photography event held at Salvage Station, July 21

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: Once again, on Thursday, July 21st, the most widely talked about fashion photography event returns to Asheville. This time, FASHMOB will take place at Salvage Station. This seasonal event provides a unique opportunity for photographers, designers, models, hair stylist, makeup artists, and other visually creative individuals to network and create […]

Asheville Art Museum receives a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM: The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant of $375,000 to support the reinterpretation and reinstallation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and the first catalogue of the Museum’s collection of American art, which contains nearly 4,000 objects. Scheduled for […]


David Wilcox shares a bill with Peppino D’Agostino at White Horse, July 22

PRESS RELEASE FROM WHITE HORSE BLACK MOUNTAIN: Harry Chapin once sang, “All my life’s a circle”. There’s a circularity to David Wilcox’s return to Black Mountain, a town where he honed his songwriting, stagecraft and guitar chops at the legendary music club McDibb’s while still a student at Warren Wilson College in the early 80s. […]

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John Gernandt and Hope Huntington perform at Downtown Books & News, July 23

PRESS RELEASE FROM EVENT ORGANIZERS: John Gernandt ballad singer and multi instrumentalist appearing at Downtown Books and News July 23 at 7:00 pm Local ballad singer and multi instrumentalist John Gernandt will be doing his first major performance in many years at local venue Downtown Books and News on North Lexington Ave in Downtown Asheville […]

“Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain” at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

PRESS RELEASE FROM BLOWING ROCK ART & HISTORY MUSEUM: The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) is excited to announce the opening of “Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain”, curated by Carla Hanzal. The exhibition will be on view from August 13 to November 19, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st from […]