Fresh on the heels of singer/songwriter James Taylor’s free concert in Asheville, some of the state’s top pop and rock artists will perform to support Barack Obama’s presidential campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 28, with free tickets becoming available on Thursday.
The event, which will be held at the Grey Eagle starting at 8 p.m., will feature the following acts: The Reigning Sound (pictured), Tift Merritt, Chris Stamey (of the dBs), Portastatic (featuring Mac McCaughan of Superchunck), Greg Humphreys (from Hobex), and the Electric Owls (former members of the Comas).
Free tickets for the event will be distributed outside the early voting location at UNCA’s Zeis Hall, which is by the Quad, beginning at 10 a.m. this Thursday, Oct. 23. Tickets will be given away during voting hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday (or until the supply runs out).
— Jon Elliston, managing editor