Five more bands are added to the Bele Chere roster: GFE, Laura Blackley Band, Drew Holcomb, Hot Politics and Bulls Gap.
Local indie-pop favorites Stephaniesid and quirk-duo Two Man Gentlemen Band (from Long Island) will perform at Bele Chere.
The Dirty Guv’nahs, The Afromotive and Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues all announce plans to play this year’s Bele Chere Festival.
Dar Williams and Old 97s have both announced plans to play Bele Chere.
Council pitches compromise on water laws Parks plan needs more work Bele Chere ‘09 scaled back Asheville City Council’s Feb. 24 meeting—all seven hours of it—was book-ended by dollar signs and question marks. It started with a city budget update and ended with a report on the federal stimulus package, both of which presage more […]
As it has in the past, the city put up roadblocks during this year’s Bele Chere, restricting traffic. Blocked off: At a July 28 city forum, the Rev. John Grant of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church voiced concerns about limited access to The Block during this summer’s Bele Chere festival. Photo by Jonathan Welch But […]
The Edgy kids love Bele Chere — for about two hours and $75. Yes, Bele Chere can be expensive with kids, but the festival also can be loads of fun. Just keep a few things in mind.
The schedule change, made out of concern for downtown businesses feeling the financial pinch of prolonged construction, means there will be room for the Taste of Asheville food booths during Bele Chere this year, but it pushes back the start of construction.
Melissa Porter resigned her post Tuesday after 10 years with the city.
Welcome to the Asheville of the early ‘80s—a period when restaurant development would play an important role in bolstering the emergence of downtown as a recreational and entertainment destination. Two key events in 1979 undoubtedly fueled the incipient stirrings of social activity in downtown Asheville: the launch of the Bele Chere festival, now a downtown […]
Asheville Police Chief Bill Hogan said his department was prepared for the worst on Saturday, July 28, due to threats of gang violence. That didn’t happen, but 89 unrelated arrests were made.
The city of Asheville will host a public forum concerning Bele Chere in the Asheville Civic Center Banquet Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event is the third in a series of Goals for Asheville Forums and will afford residents a chance to offer props, grieve, gripe, grumble or suggest ways to […]
Fresh from a weekend retreat where they outlined priorities for the coming year, Asheville City Council members bulled their way through a host of topics at the Jan. 24 formal session. Two new residential proposals — including a downtown high-rise condominium development — sailed through the approval process, greased by design details that Council found […]