Murmurs and rumors of potentially onerous metropolitan emolument costs cause buskers to cluster and abjure future censure.
As the city considers different ideas for the proposed “enhancement” of downtown (see the 2014 Downtown Enhancement Plan at avl.mx/0gw), please don’t throw buskers under the bus. Many of Asheville’s creative community — not only musicians but artists of all kinds — depend on street performance as part of their livelihood. Visitors and locals experience the street […]
by Paul Clark The biggest challenge to making a movie about the busking scene in downtown Asheville, says Erin Derham, was knowing when to stop. New buskers cycled through town all summer, giving the filmmaker endless possibilities to flesh out her story on the subculture these musicians inhabit. Super-organized and deadline-oriented, Derham gave herself six months […]
A bassoon duo performed classical music on Wall Street while a passerby helped hold the sheet music on the stand.
Over the weekend two blogs — one local, one which covers all of North America — captured local street performers at work.
The street performance band, featuring a bowed saw, trumpet, washtub bass and more, performs “St. James Infirmary.”
Asheville Streetstyle and Fret Knot Radio Hour team up for a unique photo and music contest.
Downtown Friday night highlights, mellow longboarding, student justice, Asheville High’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” a somber bit of Butoh, slot car racing, sinful wizards and local music via webcam.