On Saturday, June 24, Anno X, an outdoor beer and music festival, will take place at Burial’s Forestry Camp from noon-6 p.m.
“I want people to know that they have a community, that they have resources,” says singer and producer Allison “A.G.” Hammond. She emphasizes that domestic violence and sexual abuse are directed not only at women in heterosexual relationships. “It’s all across the board.”
As a nonprofit, a fundamental goal of the venue will be to bring the music space and audience even closer together.
This year’s 10-day event, which runs Thursday, May 11- Saturday, May 20, represents the most ambitious chapter in the festival’s history.
Many local musicians note the pandemic has had a lasting impact on the way tours unfold. Some point to concertgoers’ less predictable purchasing habits, while others in Asheville’s music scene say time away from travel have changed their perspectives about life on the road.
Three years after the initial shutdown, Xpress catches up with local music venues about the state of the scene, how individual spaces weathered the storm and what the future looks like for musicians and concertgoers alike.
Xpress explores WNC’s avant-garde music scene, spotlighting some of the acts that are contributing to the area’s eclectic mix.
The Western Carolina Writers’ Showcase makes its Grey Eagle debut.
Members of three former Western North Carolina bands — The (Fabulous) Wunz, The Ron-De-Voos and Orange Purple Marmalade — speak with Xpress about their fond and vivid memories of the music they created more than a half century ago.
With the relaunch less than two weeks away, Xpress caught up with Haynes about the show’s history, as well as his own musical journey.
Members of friends groups discuss their organizations’ roles in assisting local historic sites and special collections.
“Bobby [McMillon] had a completely disarming personality,” says Leila Weinstein, program coordinator at The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University. “He was very soft-spoken, but he had a dry wit. He could pull you in telling stories in his quiet, understated way. And before you knew it, you were rapt with attention and in his spell.”
With Halloween approaching, local music venues host a variety of holiday-appropriate acts — costumes and all.
John-Paul Miller, founder and guitarist of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, discusses the group’s 20-year anniversary and its upcoming show at Salvage Station, Friday, Sept. 16.
“Real People, Great Radio,” a new local compilation album, features 10 WNC-based bands and performers.
Local bands Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats and Empire Strikes Brass celebrate 10 years; meanwhile, fellow Asheville act, River Deep, turns 30.
Asheville native and Grammy Award-winning musician Bryan Sutton discusses his new guitar camp and concert series.
Launched in 2017 as a fundraiser for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Cold Mountain Music Festival returns Saturday, June 4, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Entering its 20th year, the 2022 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival returns to multiple venues throughout Asheville.
Over the course of the last year, local artist Joshua Marc Levy asked 14 North Carolina-based artists and organizations to create an original art piece as if it were the last work they’d ever make.
The N.C. Music Hall of Fame recognizes four honorees this year with ties to Western North Carolina.