Come celebrate the life of Margaret Lauzon

Margaret Lauzon was a unique spirit. She was passionate about local music and film: She worked with events and musicians through her Villasonica production company, she helped found Music Video Asheville, she served on the LAAFF music committee for several years, her Studio South productions captured local musicians in action, and she was working on a full-length documentary on the Asheville music scene. She helped produce one of the best films to ever come out of Asheville’s 48 Hour Film Project: Tear of the Beest. That’s just to list a few.

Lauzon died recently after a two-year bout with cancer. On Saturday, people will gather at Echo Mountain’s API studio to celebrate her life. It’s open to the public — there were lots of people in town who she worked with, who she filmed, who she advocated for and who she made laugh. A lot. Woody Wood, Jenny Greer and others will play music at the event, and some of Lauzon’s films will be shown.

The Margaret Lauzon Memorial & Birthday Throwdown will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at Echo Mountain API studio (second floor), 175 Patton Avenue. 5-9 p.m. Info at 232-4314 ext. 300. Here’s a link to the event on Facebook.

More details from the organizers:

“Margaret Lauzon was an amazing person who touched many lives. Please join us as we get together to remember her and pay our respects. We’ll be showing some footage of Margaret and the projects she worked on, we’ll trade stories about her and celebrate the day she was born, 35 years ago. Music will be provided by Jenny Greer, Woody Wood Christina Aurea amongst others.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the family or Margaret’s films at the service, or mailed to Echo Mountain at 175 Patton Ave.

Echo Mountain will also announce a Music and Entertainment Grant in Margaret’s honor.

If you have video of Margaret, please send it to Jessica at jessica@echomountain.net. If you would like to sing/ play at the memorial, please contact Jenny at soundmindmedia@gmail.com. If you cannot attend and would like to send a letter to be read, or if you would like to send photos for a slideshow; please send them to Erin at dreamspider@gmail.com.”

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5 thoughts on “Come celebrate the life of Margaret Lauzon

  1. JHamm

    Wow! Such sad news! I never got a chance to meet her but knew her reputation well and looked up to her.

  2. Margaret was a dear friend to me. We had worked together on LAAFF and MVA, and we hung out a lot talked about music, film, asheville, dogs, health, careers, men… you name it. She was always an inspiration to me in so many ways, and still is. Margaret is a true friend and I will always remember her dearly. She is already so missed by all that knew her… LOVE ~Erin

  3. Margaret was a dear friend to me. We had worked together on LAAFF and MVA, and we hung out a lot talked about music, film, asheville, dogs, health, careers, men… you name it. She was always an inspiration to me in so many ways, and still is. Margaret is a true friend and I will always remember her dearly. She is already so missed by all that knew her… LOVE ~Erin

  4. Thank you so much for posting this Rebecca. It means a great deal to all who loved Margaret. She was a wonderful mentor and friend of mine who encouraged me every step of the way in my projects. I’m very excited about the Music and Entertainment Grant. It will be an awesome way for her spirit to live on.

  5. jammydoug

    Hi
    Since Michael Jackson is a huge influence on today’s music, I was just wondering how different music, especially pop music, would be if Michael Jackson had never entered the music scene. What do you think? Would pop music be very different from what it is today?
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