The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival offers a celebration specific to that section of town and its past and present inhabitants. Organizers will recognize the oldest living residents of the neighborhood — one is a nonagenarian — and Aggie Jean Jackson, author of two books set in Asheville’s East End, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her works.
The inaugural hip-hop extravaganza takes place Aug. 24 at Paradox Nightclub.
Store owners Mark Capon and Matt Schnable leaned more heavily on staff involvement in planning their latest festival, which resulted in such surprise bookings as ESG.
The collaborative meditations on Lillith shares a bill with Okapi and Edwin Salas on Aug. 24 at BMCM+AC.
As in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ things aren’t always what they seem.
The collaborative multimedia project between Liz Williams and Al Murray has an opening reception Aug. 23 at REVOLVE.
The Asheville-based electronic rock quartet plays a record release show Aug. 23 at Isis.
Their common ground is found in the lyrics, which cover a wide range of topics from LGBTQ issues to mental health.
“The goal of ‘Homesick’ is to make marginalized individuals feel seen, heard and safe,” the band says.
As she puts the finishing touches on ‘Medicine for Living,’ her album due in September, Rose is teaming up with duo My One and Only for a songwriter-focused show at Isis Music Hall on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Cleaster Cotton’s latest art project, Going to Market, celebrates the history of The Block.
Led by a trio of funk legends, the all-star ensemble plays Salvage Station on Aug. 17.
The Alabama Shakes frontwoman discusses her immense personal growth while crafting her solo debut, “Jaime.”
**UPDATE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED** The revered standups tape a comedy special at The Mothlight on Aug. 17.
There’s a universal truth or two that confronts us through the clever dialogue and well-placed gallows humor.
The folk-foward Asheville ensemble plays an album release show at Isis on Aug. 16.
Asheville-based artist Julie Armbruster’s new show debuts Aug. 16 at Horse and Hero.
‘New Freedom Blues’ was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios last year and has garnered acclaim for giving the traditional genre a more modern flair.
There’s a quiet confidence in everything about this record. The musicians sound as if they’ve developed a preternatural level of unspoken communication, and they apply that to their music.
Crystal Cauley has scheduled a second Black Art & Craft Exhibition for Saturday, Aug. 10, at Emanuel’s Corner in Hendersonville. It will showcase art and craft, highlight local African American history, and celebrate Jamaicans living in the area.
The Brooklyn-based stage magician performs at The Odditorium on Aug. 11.