Hard to believe it’s only seven weeks until Asheville’s largest street festival of the summer. But as the dates (Friday-Sunday, July 29-31) draw nearer, more bands are announcing their plans to play Bele Chere’s many stages.
The festival returns this year during the weekend of October 28-30. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 4 at noon. Photo by Reggie Tidwell.
Xpress snapped pictures of a lot of lovers at the first Big Love fest, a day of all-local festivities that we’d say was a Big Success. Also, check out the video.
With the end of April approaching, anticipation for LEAF is in the air. This spring’s schedule is jam-packed full of rich sounds and songs. Here, some highlights …
A serious injury will keep the full band from playing Moogfest. Still, the other members plan to attend. Details as they arise…
Foogmess, the “local alternative to the very expensive, very not locally focused Moogfest,” has 16 bands — all local — to Moogfest’s 61.
LaZoom begins its Haunted Comedy Tours this Friday, Asheville on Bikes’ annual Pumpkin Pedaller is coming, and there’s a family-friendly fall festy (no scary costumes!) in the works.
The free festival takes place today, on N. Lexington Ave., from noon-8 p.m.
Festivities at Music on the Mountaintop got an early start Saturday morning as the sun rose over the misty Boone hills and drowsy campers rubbed the sleep from their eyes.
The third annual Music on the Mountaintop opened Friday under cloudy skies in Boone, with performances by local favorites like Now You See Them, Uncle Mountain, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and more.
Boone fest hosts Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and a bunch more.
The free street festival features local band Nuevo Montuno and Miami’s Spam Allstars.
Tickets for the Oct. 29-31 festival are now on sale; a number of bands including new wave act Devo have been added.
The free, all-day, French Broad River-saving, rafting, dancing, band-listening, local food-eating, dog parading festival is held at French Broad River Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Annual celebration of international culture and heritage runs for two weeks.
There are 11 more weeks of winter, a thought which could drive anyone to drink. Luckily, the end of this month brings a beer festival geared toward exactly that.