Last Band Standing finalists announced

WNC Magazine just announced its finalists in the Last Band Standing: Road to Bele Chere contest. The winner will play Bele Chere in Friday, July 29, 4:30-6 p.m. on the Haywood Street Stage.

The finalists are:

• Bestowed (Christian rock from Waynesville)

• BlackJack (classic rock band made up of 15 year olds from Fletcher)

• Chad Mackey (self-described “feel good” acoustic/rock/country artist from Asheville)

• Prophets of Time (psychedelic jam band from Cullowhee)

• Warm the Bell (pictured above; indie-folk from Asheville)

A second round of voting opens on Monday, June 13. Says WNC Magazine, “You can vote for your favorite finalist during the second round of voting beginning Monday, June 13. The finalists will play a concert at The Orange Peel on June 30. Those performances and votes from the second round will determine the champion of Last Band Standing: Road to Bele Chere ’11. The winner will kick off the festival, spend a day recording at Echo Mountain Recording Studio, and get interviewed live on Local Edge Radio.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli 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

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

4 thoughts on “Last Band Standing finalists announced

  1. boatrocker

    Just wondering if the “Last Band Standing” bands vying for a Bele Chere slot still have to submit all the paperwork/demo/$15 processing fee like the bands who have already been chosen?

    That, and does the Orange Peel event raise the temperature and create some sort of artificial 97% humidity inside like the real Chere Chere festival?

  2. ashevillain7


    I wish I would have known about this earlier so I could have voted more often for Wages and Josh Blake’s Jukebox.

  3. ashevillain7

    Actually I take that back (partially)…Warm the Bell is OK.

  4. dpewen

    I have not heard of these bands but I wish them all luck … except the christian rock band … yuk!

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.