A few dozen fast-food workers walked off the job April 15 in support of an international action to raise the pay of low wage workers. The action marked the first time the nationwide Fight For 15 movement has made its presence known in Asheville.
It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”
Revelers took to the streets for Asheville Mardi Gras on Sunday, March 2.
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.
The new year came in like a lion today, Jan. 3, as Asheville residents woke up to bitter cold winds and snow. The winter weather was greeted on social media with a mix of trepidation and joy, as locals tried to drive on icy roads or sled down snowy hills.
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)
The Asheville Holiday Parade made its way through downtown on Saturday, Nov. 23. Photographer Joshua Cole was there.
Relive Saturday’s stunning concert at the U.S. Cellular Center. The 12-member Icelandic band performed a gorgeous and transformative 100-minute set. Photos by Yeager St. John.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Doc Aquatic and Mountain Goats.
Check out this slideshow of the full weekend’s worth of bands.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Matrimony, Space Capone, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, David Holt, Moon Taxi, Son of Bill, Kishi Bashi, The Birchtree Band, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of Kishi Bashi and the Booty Band.
Kishi Bashi headlined a magical Saturday night at Bele Chere. Photos by John Zara.
Local funk ensemble Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band kicked off Bele Chere’s Saturday night with style to spare, and a fierce horn solo or two. Photos by John Zara.
The family band from Charlotte, N.C., put their own spin on roots-rock during an energetic and uplifting set. Photos by John Zara.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Bright Lights Social Hour, Dan Deacon and Wanda Jackson, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of CrazyHorse & Colston and Chuck Brodsky.
Despite the rain, the 11th annual Forecastle Festival included memorable sets by Shovels & Rope, Foxygen, Killer Mike and El-P, Robert Plant and others.
The singer-songwriter-bandleader brought his self-coined riverboat soul to Asheville last weekend. LaFarge and his band will perform on David Letterman tonight. Photos by John Zara.
The jam band moe. enthralled its fans at Pisgah Brewery this weekend. Expect more big acts this summer on the outdoor stage there.
Foster the People played a thrilling if baffling show at the U.S. Cellular Center last week. It was one of the band’s few dates in advance of their forthcoming sophomore album. Local indie-pop artist Elijah Wyman opened with a solo set that may well have stolen the show. Photos by Halima Flynt.
Click through for the recap and slide show from last week’s performance. Photos by John Zara.