Food, music mix at Vortex

Bring two cans of nonperishable food items to the Asheville Civic Center Friday or Saturday and you could win one of two acoustic guitars signed by local musicians.

Roger Winge of Night Sky Entertainment, the promoter of the new Vortex Music Festival set for this weekend at the Civic Center, wants to encourage everyone attending the two-day event to bring canned goods, which will be donated to MANNA FoodBank. The bands scheduled to play are: Toubab Krewe, Perpetual Groove, Telepath, SeepeopleS, Dubconscious, Stephanie’s Id, STRUT, Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Black Eyed Susan, Marsupial, Blues Forgotten and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.

Winge’s company has put together other concerts in Atlanta and Detroit, but the Vortex Music Festival is the biggest event yet for Night Skye, which also plans to donate some proceeds of the event to Child Abuse Prevention Services and the N.C. Association for Health Access.

“This is affordable and convenient, and I think people will really enjoy themselves if they come, and hopefully we can raise some money for charities and make this an annual event,” Winge said.

One other reminder from Winge: advance tickets cost $30 for one day and $50 for both days. The days of the show, tickets cost $35 for one day and $60 for both.

— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor

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