Smart Bets: Come Together Asheville

Unable to host its annual Sound Effects benefit concert, during which selections from The Beatles’ White Album (aka The Beatles) were to be performed by an all-star lineup of local talent, Asheville Music School seeks to keep its music education programs alive via the online variety show, Come Together Asheville. The event takes place Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., and features live and prerecorded performances by such local and regional artists as the Mark and Maggie O’Connor Duo, David Wilcox, Jamie Laval, Al Petteway and Amy White, Underhill Rose, Justin Ray, Matt Williams, Andrew Scotchie, Ashley Heath, The Moon and You, Pink Floyd tribute Floyd Philharmonic, MAR and comic Hilliary Begley. Local poet Lockie Hunter will serve as host. The fundraiser follows numerous AMS endeavors enacted during quarantine, including a collaborative video cover of “Here Comes the Sun,” which looped in 40 teachers, students and special guests. Free to view, but donations are encouraged. Photo of Mark and Maggie O’Connor Duo by J. Elon Goodman


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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