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.
This year’s festival will include Railroad Earth (seen here), Jessica Lea Mayfield and the Cedric Burnside Project, along with a number of local acts.
The internationally touring local band (who will headline free festival Asheville Earth Day this weekend), release a video shot at Warren Wilson College. The tune is a revamped version of an old-time song (Toubab Krewe style) with a wild array of characters and costumes, and some excellent guest musicians.
Local swing and dance bands perform on Jan. 20, in the Grove Park Inn’s Grand Ballroom, as part of the 20th Anniversary Big Band & Swing Dance Weekend.
Just today, Moogfest organizers announced additions to the already jam-packed festival lineup — but this time, the newly-added acts include a handful of local electronic bands (like RBTS WIN, seen here).
The free street festival features local band Nuevo Montuno and Miami’s Spam Allstars.
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.
This morning the entire lineup (with a promise of further announcements to come) was released for the Halloween weekend three-day, three-venue extravaganza.
The Asheville Downtown Association just announced its DTA5 lineup for this May through September.
Here’s a little preview of who’s playing.
Counting Crows and Ani DiFranco top the just-released roster.
N.C.‘s Avett Brothers just announced that their only N.C. date on their 2010 tour will be at Merle Fest in Wilkesboro. Pre-sale for tickets starts today!
Check out the Mountain Xpress story on the two-day, all-heavy Planet Caravan festival, answer two questions and win a pair of weekend passes.
Win a pair of tix for the massive Trinumeral music and arts festival this weekend at Deerfields, featuring a huge lineup of world music, electronic artists and much more!
Beyond the snarl of Bele Chere’s festival crowds and hawkers, what sort of free or low-cost happenings can be found?
4 more bands on the roster: Delta Moon, Fusebox Funk, Highly Kind (with Derek Trucks’ little brother) and The Family Stone (with Sly Stone’s whole family tree).
Five more bands are added to the Bele Chere roster: GFE, Laura Blackley Band, Drew Holcomb, Hot Politics and Bulls Gap.
There’s a little something for everything in this roundup, from fiction readings and Civil War reenactments to modern dance and indie-pop.
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.
As the weather heats up, so do the musical offerings. This weekend brings plenty of free listening ops.