Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table. This […]
At a kickoff party at The Orange Peel, the Asheville Downtown Association announced the summer 2014 lineup for the Downtown After 5 music series, followed by an electrifying performance from Empire Strikes Brass.
The concept that is driving the Buncombe Cultural Alliance’s mission is collective impact. The leadership team hosted a three-hour focus group at the 2014 Creative Sector Summit to share their progress and solicit feedback on a strategy draft.
A free new Web portal, Asheville Arts Alive, launched March 21, aiming to help local artists connect with tourists and their dollars.
Tourists spend about $1.5 billion in Buncombe County every year and the fourth annual Creative Sector Summit will explore opportunities for local artists to raise that number and better benefit from it. The series of panel discussions, workshops and other events will unfold Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23, at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
Ten food trucks are lined up at the lot at The Masonic Temple, 80 N. Broadway, for the Food Truck Showdown to compete for the title of Asheville’s best food truck.
Donations of canned goods for MANNA FoodBank and pet supplies for Asheville Humane Society are encouraged.
With only six weeks to go until Moogfest 2014, organizers have announced new performers, daily schedules and single-day ticket sales.
Buncombe County Commissioners voted along party lines March 4 to approve $90,000 for Moogfest.
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
At a Feb. 27 ceremony held in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Press Association announced that Xpress won four state awards for outstanding journalism.
Moogfest continues to add impressive performers and events to its schedule. The latest additions include hip-hop innovators Q-Tip, El-P and Saul Williams as well as an extensive list of workshops, film screenings and other daytime activities.
Asheville on Bikes is on a roll. Since its birth in 2006, the organization has been a key advocate for a more bicycle-friendly city. And it seems poised for growth as it prepares to celebrate Bike Love — a fundraiser and membership drive featuring a range of speakers and musical acts.
There’s more to the Feb. 13 snowstorm than driving hazards and inconveniences: Many folks in Asheville are getting out and enjoying the winter weather. And they’re sharing photos and dispatches from their outdoor adventures via a variety of social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram.
To the chagrin of those hoping for an early spring, Nibbles, Asheville’s very own clairvoyant groundhog, predicts six more weeks of winter weather. Or at least that was the interpretation of WLOS Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer, who “translated” the adorable rodent’s Feb. 2 forecast at the WNC Nature Center during a Groundhog Day celebration attended by hundreds of onlookers.
Get ready to learn a friendly lesson or two when Denton the Dragon and David LaMotte come to The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6-7 p.m. Then head to the Orange Peel on Sunday, Feb. 2, for a Groundhog’s Day Jamboree with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and The Moodees, a.k.a Mad Tea.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County has announced several events in celebration Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, including a film screening, prayer breakfast and march.
The WNC Agricultural center is hosting the largest drive-through, synchronized LED Christmas light show in the world.
As part of an ongoing effort to encourage energy-saving behaviors, the local Green Opportunities nonprofit has released a catchy hip hop music video,“Turn Off the Lights.”
Warren Haynes celebrated the 25th anniversary of Christmas Jam in style this weekend with two full days of epic concerts at the U.S. Cellular Center and other venues in downtown Asheville.
A festive musical spirit reigned last night as Christmas Jam stretched into the wee hours, with Widespread Panic closing things down at around 4 a.m. This post features a slide show of photos from the concerts. (photo by Nick King)
Leading up to the 2013 Christmas Jam, we’re running a series of Q&A interviews with some of the performing artists. Here, we talk to saxophonist Ron Holloway.