A September to remember

Although LAAFF will not take place this year, two other festivals will fill downtown with revelry in September.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the inaugural CCX Music Fest brings 10 artists from North and South Carolina. In celebration festival promoter QC Productions has released 10-song sampler. Performances take place at Emerald Lounge and The LAB:

Emerald Lounge
The Moon And You, 8-8:45 p.m.
Marshall Brown & The Rare Birds, 9-9:45 p.m.
Bombadil, 10-10:45 p.m.
Kovacs & the Polar Bear, 11-11:45 p.m.
The Restoration, midnight

The Dubber, 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Mountain Feist, 8:15-9 p.m.
Doc Aquatic, 9:15-10 p.m.
The Mobros, 10:15-11 p.m.
The Black Iron Gathering, 11:15 p.m.

Tickets to both venues, all night, are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

And, Big Love Festival, which was rained out in May, returns on Sunday, Sept. 15. It will be the third annual Big Love, held in Pack Square Park. The lineup and vendor list is still in the works.

Photo from loveasheville.org


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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