There’s a wide variety of music on offer this go-round, from folk rock to experimental jazz to hotshot guitar-slinging. And there’s a local tribute to a beloved band of yesteryear.
Jane Kramer will play a show at The Altamont Theatre on July 15.
Hard-learned lessons seem to inform Platt’s lyrics, but there’s a sunny optimism that infuses even the most melancholy sentiments expressed in her compositions.
Recent wins at Music Video Asheville and the LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition are opening doors for the local folk-soul artist.
Harris performs at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, July 8.
Banditos and Tall Tall Trees round out the lineup for RiverMusic with Susto on Friday, July 7.
Catch the band live on Saturday, July 1, at 9 p.m. at 550 Tavern & Grill in Fletcher
The Mothlight hosts the night of metal on Tuesday, July 4.
Whether you favor pig pickin’ or watermelon, live music or a dramatic reading of the “Declaration of Independence,” there’s something for everyone this holiday, and Xpress has all your pie-flavored, freedom-filled needs covered.
Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch met in Israel in 2007; Rabin had recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Markovitch had just finished Israeli military service.
The trio will bring their brass instruments and dance moves to the Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.
The two will share songs on the stage of The Altamont Theatre on Friday, June 30.
You can catch Desmelik at Upcountry Brewing on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. as part of the venue’s songwriter series.
Though the sounds Warren Haynes makes with his band Gov’t Mule aren’t retreads of songs from the past, there’s a deeply knowing sensibility within the grooves of tunes like “Stone Cold Rage” — the opening cut on ‘Revolution Come … Revolution Go’ — that reminds listeners that Haynes learned long ago all the right lessons about how to rock.
Many of the festival’s participants come from places where the arts may be overshadowed by political controversy. This year’s lineup includes the Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his son Murat Tekbilek, the Iranian percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand and the Lebanese drummer Yousif Sheronick with his wife, violist Kathryn Lockwood.
Cindy Wilson will celebrate the release of ‘Change’ with an East Coast tour, including a stop at The Mothlight on Tuesday, June 27.
Before devoting herself full time to performing and making albums, Boggs was an Army paratrooper, a U.S. attorney, general counsel for Starbucks and a vice president at the Dell Computer Corporation.
The family-friendly festival takes place on Saturday, June 24, from noon to 8 p.m. at Pack Square Park.
The film’s world premiere is set for Thursday, June 22, at Blue Ridge Community College. Subsequent screenings will take place at the Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, June 29, and at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, June 30.
Local bass player Cody Wright will perform with and open for blues-rocker Eric Gales at Isis Music Hall on Friday, June 23.
Three of this edition’s artists are local to Asheville, and the other represents an important piece of the history of nearby Athens, Ga.’s music scene.