Organizers of All Go West music festival, a free, multi-stage live music event held annually in West Asheville, have announced that the 2015 festival is canceled. However, event producer Arieh Sampson says the event “will come back. It’s taken a year off before.” Here is the official cancellation from the All Go West facebook page: […]
United Federal Credit Union is opening a new branch in Hendersonville this summer. The 10,000-square-foot facility, the third UFCU branch in the state, will be located at 101 Jack Street, where renovations are currently underway. Here is the full release from UFCU: United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is excited to announce it will open a […]
The Security Exchange Commission unanimously approved a new rule to relax regulations on certain “mini initial public offerings.” The rule applies to companies raising up to $50 million from the general public and removes “certain regulatory hurdles, such as approval from every state where the firm has investors,” according to a report by Bloomberg’s Dave […]
2015 marks the fourth year of River Link’s al fresco music series aside the River Arts District’s beloved French Broad River. The concerts, held on five separate Friday evenings from May through October, “assemble a top notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites” at no charge to attendees.
Despite churning out a steady stream of upbeat piano anthems, Mikey Wax turns the diva pop star stereotype on its head.
Thigh slaps, hand claps, finger snaps and foot taps typify Evie Ladin and Keith Terry’s uniquely percussive performance style. The energetic pair marries old-time- and blues-inspired folk.
UPDATE: Biltmore Property Group has moved its ribbon cutting event to Wednesday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. Here is the original article Xpress ran regarding the event: Biltmore Property Group, a full service property management firm for Western North Carolina, has planned a ribbon cutting celebration for their new retail location on Sweeten Creek Road. […]
The sixth annual Waffle-Off Championship and Brunch is “part waffle contest, part potluck and all fun,” according to organizer Paul Van Heden, who has scheduled the event for Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Asheville Commissary.
Presented by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, “Salad Barre: A Dance Feast” calls upon a host of talented movers to satiate attendees’ souls rather than their bellies.
Perhaps not surprisingly, topics of discussion mirrored the diverse mix of folks who came together for the daylong event at A-B Tech’s Enka campus: small-business owners, investors, employees and assorted individuals with an interest in collective prosperity.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a pin-up art series benefiting veterans, a mobile art boutique, a film series to illuminate Honduras’ proactive initiatives and a studio album by Christian rockers Hebel.
Asheville’s inaugural Bringing it Home economic conference aims to break new ground, and so does Xpress with its community-based approach to covering the event via tweets by both journalists and attendees at the conference.
Information-technology industry group Meet the Geeks invites Asheville’s IT professionals to wander from their computer screens on Wednesday, March 25. The local nonprofit is holding its 10-year anniversary celebration at Scully’s that evening, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The acclaimed roots musicians — O’Brien boasting a Grammy Award and Statman a coveted National Heritage Fellowship title — have been meeting up around the country for special one-off jams for years now.
Jason Walls, Duke Energy’s district manager for the Asheville area, is visiting the Montford Recreation Center (34 Pearson Drive) on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m., to give a presentation regarding Duke’s purchase of and plans for their recently acquired land in downtown Asheville, including a plot in close proximity to Issac Dickson Elementary. Walls […]
2014 was a prolific year for emcee and hip-hop producer Black Milk (also known as Curtis Cross) who polished his solo rap EP Glitches in the Break just months before releasing his sixth full-length record If There’s a Hell Below.
Get in Gear Fest invites Ashevilleans to consider the economic impact of their outdoor gear buying habits while enjoying a day of product demos, races, beer and other light-hearted activities. Sponsored by a host of Western North Carolina gear builders and other supporters, the free event will be held at the River Arts District’s RiverLink […]
After visiting Sunburst Trout Farm’s exhibit at the Seafood Expo North America (held in Boston from Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17), one Massachusetts resident was inspired by the Western North Carolina company’s story — and its trout jerky and caviar. Like many impassioned foodies, he took to his blog. “Sunburst continues to be […]
“I think I might have figured out the dumbest way to make the world a better place,” wrote comedian Kurt Braunohler on his crowdfunding page. “I’ll be jet-skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (seriously) in order to raise money to provide 500 goats and 1,000 chickens for African families in need.” Comedy Central Studios taped […]
Asheville’s second Bar Wars event — scheduled to run at ten selected drinking establishments from Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 5 — is accepting applications to join the competition until Wednesday, March 18. Organized by Spirit Savvy Cocktails and sponsored by Asheville Grit and Ashevegas, the event calls on 10 bars to serve up […]
This week’s crowdfunding roundup spotlights hand-crafted local essential oils and hydrosols by Blue Ridge Aromatics, literary event Asheville Wordfest 2015, expansion of Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon’s jam and pickle production and a studio album by esoteric septet the Galen Kipar Project.