You’re invited: Best of WNC 2018 party

QUEEN OF EVERYTHING: Celebrating not just a multiyear winning streak for Best Blues artist, but also her birthday, Peggy Ratusz will provide the soundtrack (along with other local musical acts) at this year’s Best of WNC bash. Photo courtesy of Ratusz

Celebrate with your favorites: The Best of WNC 2018 party — honoring the winners of this year’s Best Of survey and the Xpress readers who voted for said victors — will take place in the Meadow at Highland Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 3-9 p.m. (Festivities will move inside in the case of rain.) Entertainment, 5-9 p.m., will feature a selection of local bands and solo performers, including Leeda “Lyric” Jones (Best Funk, Best R&B/Soul, Best Lyricist), Peggy Ratusz (Best Blues), Spaceman Jones and the Motherships (Best Hip-Hop) and DJ Kipper (Best DJ, Best Trivia Night Emcee).

And, because the Best of WNC doesn’t stop with music (you probably recall the typing cramp from filling in the nearly 600 categories), there will also be Xpress reader-lauded food and drink from winners of Best Beer (All-Around), Best Food Truck, Best Ice Cream and more. Plus, many other winners from nonprofit, entertainment and media categories will be special guests so partygoers can get to know their favorites better. All are welcome, including children and pets. Free to attend. highlandbrewing.com

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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

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4 thoughts on “You’re invited: Best of WNC 2018 party

    • Able Allen

      Hi Claire,
      We expect the winners to be posted online early next week.

      Thanks!

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