Mountain Oasis announces its first round of bands, including Nine Inch Nails and Neutral Milk Hotel. Weekend passes go on sale this Thursday, May 2. Silver Apples photo by Sasha Stamatovski.
The West Asheville festival returns this Saturday (April 27) with bands, a skateboarding showcase and Savor the Westside, a VIP food and drink tasting. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to Savor the Westside. Click through for details. Photo of The Critters by Max Cooper.
Northern California-based musician and yoga teacher MC Yogi fuses Hindu chants with hip-hop. He returns to Lake Eden Arts Festival this May — click through for dates and tickets info. Image from Smithsonianmag.com
Moogfest will return in April of 2014 with more outdoor and daytime programming, more workshops and panels, more boundary-pushing music and “More of a focus on people who are doing things like Bob Moog did things — stepping out on a limb and trying to make something new.”
The local electronic music festival will return in April of next year. It will also partner with Paxahau, the Detroit-based producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival and Detroit Jazzfest.
…To vote for your favorite band. A poll is open until March 1, the top vote-getter wins a performance slot at the April 27 festival.
The festival, held May 9-12, features headliners Mavis Staples (pictured), Ozomatli, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits and Abigail Washburn.
AC Entertainment will not license the Moogfest name in 2013. Photo by Rich Orris.
The Asheville Chocolate & Arts Festival pairs music, dance, fashion, film and visual art with a wide array of chocolate treats. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the US Cellular Center.
Velvet Truckstop releases new Johnny Sandlin-produced album “Southbound and Down” on Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Highland Brewing’s Wee Bit Louder Fest.
In case you were busy running around in costume to get to a different venue (or never made it in because of those long lines), these are the tweets, photos and more from folks on the ground at all of the shows at Moogfest last night. From Nas to Ana Sia, we’ve got you covered. (Featured photo by Rich Orris)
Thursday night’s show by Justice served as the kickoff for this year’s Moogfest. However, Justice wasn’t the only event to get the weekend-long dance party started. Check out the tweets, photos and more from folks on the ground at Justice, Minimoogfest and so much more. (featured photo by @NickLeTellier on Instagram)
Last Sunday, Oct. 21, the 10th annual Hard Lox Festival returned to Pack Square. The festival celebrates Jewish life in Asheville through food, music, dance and more. Pictured: Marty Gillen introduces Bandana Klezmer on the performance stage. (photos by Bill Rhodes)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, Oct. 13 with this local festival. Vendors, dancers, foods from Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico, and a sizzling musical lineup. Spanglish Fly (pictured) from Brooklyn headlines.
The new day-long music/activities/vendors event, held the Asheville Outdoor Center, launches this Saturday, Oct. 13. Xpress will give away a family pack of passes. Pictured: headliners The Secret B-Sides.
And we have your complete guide to the fall festival, which features such rootsy heavy-hitters as The Mickey Hart Band, The Tony Rice Unit, The Be Good Tanyas and more. It’s time to plan your weekend!
You can make Hopscotch a numbers game; an endurance test to see how many bands you can cram into three-plus days. You can stake out one venue for five hours. There are bands that will probably never play on the eastern seaboard again. There are local acts that might never play outside of the Triangle.
The world music and arts festival in Pipestem, W.Va. (held Sept. 6-9), includes Asheville-based bands A Ghost Like Me and Brushfire Stankgrass in its lineup.
The inaugural “radical in the best sense of the word” music festival, held in the River Arts District, is set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Photo of Reptar from theaudioperv.com.
Xpress staff and friends weigh in on the festival’s most-anticipated acts. Photo of Thomas Dolby from the musician’s blog.
This year’s African and Caribbean Cultural festival, Aug. 24-27, includes a few new features: A Friday night block party and a Sunday night concert at the Orange Peel by Arrested Development (photo from the band’s website).