Come party with Xpress at the Orange Peel!

You’re cordially and enthusiastically invited to the Mountain Xpress holiday party and Best of WNC Showcase this Sunday (Dec. 7th). The fun is at the Orange Peel, and starts at 6 p.m. (until midnight!).

We’ll have music from dirty-tonk kings The Trainwreks, indie darlings Stephanies Id and expert turntablist DJ Bowie. stephaniesid plans a host of special guests, an Asheville who’s who including Krum (stephaniesid, Bandazian), Chuck Lichtenberger (Stephanies Id, The Chuck Lichtenburger Collective), Michael Libramento (stephaniesid, Floating Action), Jon Reid (stephaniesid, Jar-e), Matthew Richmond (Asheville Symphony Orchestra, UNCA percussion ensemble), Jason Krekel (Mad Tea Party, The J’s), Evan Martin (stephaniesid, Love is a Special Way of Feeling) and the “Whoa Team”/choir: Mary Ellen Bush (Menage), Jenny Greer (Jen and the Juice), Sarah McDonald (Menage), Angi West (Love is a Special Way of Feeling), Cindy McMahon, Molly Kummerle (Ruby Slippers) and Millie Palmer.

We’ll have food from more than a dozen Best of WNC-winning restaurants, for the early part of the evening.

We’ll have a fashion show “II (By Air)”, from R. Brooke Priddy, Renee Graziano and Asheville Aerial Arts.

We’ll have an excerpt from the wryly hilarious “Santaland Diaries,” performed by Tom Chalmers.

We’ll have a slideshow from Jen Lepkowski.

Stop by the office (downtown Asheville in the Miles building—entrance is in front of the Flat Iron sculpture on Wall Street) and buy an early ticket for $13. You’ll get a copy of our limited edition Asheville Music Sampler, with music from 13 of Asheville’s finest bands.

Otherwise, tix are $15 at the Orange Peel box office or Web site.

Cheers, y’all! We’ll see you there.


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4 thoughts on “Come party with Xpress at the Orange Peel!

  1. White Lightnin

    Think you meant Tom Chalmers performing “Santaland Diaries.” He’s performed it for several consecutive years in Asheville.

  2. James Fisher

    Yes, it is Tom, or rather Crumpets the Elf is he is in character. This party is also a benefit for Manna Food Bank, an excellent non-profit that won “Best Do-Gooders” in the 2008 Best of WNC. Look forward to seeing everyone at the Orange Peel this Sunday!

  3. zen

    Had a great time with the food, the music and all the crazies!

    Kinda wish we woulda had name tags to be able to meet some more mX’ers. Was glad the ‘Best of’ businesses had them.

  4. Mt. Xers had name tags as well–although they were a bit difficult to read in the murky O.P. Did you get some good photos, zen?

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