Trae Crowder, aka the Liberal Redneck, Crowder will perform in Asheville with fellow standup artists Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.
Outdoor concerts, street dances, picnics with family (chosen or blood) and friends — all culminating in a fireworks spectacle — underscore the sweetness of a summer holiday.
The 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.
The afternoon show at The Grey Eagle also includes the debut screening of of VIA’s short film Firefly. Girls Rock supporters are also invited to the camp’s showcase on June 22 at Salvage Station.
The celebratory production, 40 years of Dance Theatre: A Retrospective (Looking back; Looking ahead), takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
This year’s Xpand Fest takes place Saturday, June 8, in the South Slope neighborhood. Nashville-based funk-rock collective Dynamo headlines a lineup of otherwise Asheville-area entertainment.
Appalachian instrumentation, global folk flavors and themes of home, travel, loss and craft patchwork Resonant Rogues new album, Autumn of the World, which the group will launch at The Mothlight on Friday, May 31.
“This song was written on Samhain, spending time thinking about my friends who have passed to another realm,” says Resonant Rogues songwriter, vocalist and musician Sparrow.
“It keeps a lot of us in work,” says singer-songwriter Leigh Glass. “A lot of breweries cater to original music, so you don’t feel pressure to play covers people can dance to.”
The Asheville-based band launches its debut EP, ‘Etchings of Birds, Swimming in Song’ and a video for the song “Tumble Me Dry.”
The soft opening for the space, at 56 Broadway, is slated for Thursday, May 23, which would have been Moog’s 85th birthday.
Other sonic offerings at spring LEAF include soul, jazz and r&b alchemizers the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sisters Larkin Poe; husband-and-wife soul-folk duo The War and Treaty; swamptronica project Dirtwire; and classical-meets-hip-hop outfit Black Violin, among many more.
Arroyo’s work is popular at festivals such as Dragon Con and Illuxcon and appears on skateboards. “I’m a skateboarder and it’s pretty cool to ride my own deck,” he says.
The second iteration is slated for Monday, April 22, at The Mothlight with Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady, Laura Blackley and Tina & Her Pony; Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth; Hilliary Begley; Tom Peters; Josh McClure of Jus Twerk; Kathleen Hahn of Danceclub Asheville; Kevin Evans and Lauren Napoli of Aerial Space.
Carsie Blanton makes what she describes on her Facebook page as, “music for smart, ferocious, muffin-hearted libertines.” It’s as fun as it is revolutionary.
The Artistic Horizons program “gives local artists the opportunity to pursue new creative paths in the theater,” says the ACT website. “The 2019-20 Artistic Horizons season will consist of three shows performed in 35below; each of these three shows will receive three performances over one weekend.”
The group playes The Crow & Quill on April 12 and will swing back through Asheville, for a stop at ZaPow Gallery, on Friday, April 26.
Barber’s new album, Rejuvenation, will be released Saturday, April 20.
Elevated national attention aside, there’s always been a danger in allowing New York-based media to define Appalachia.
For this year’s Xpress Poetry Contest, writers were tasked with creating an ode (or a haiku or a ballad or a quatrain, etc.) to the Western North Carolina environment.
The Cloud Show, which also includes work by Judit Just, Court McCracken, Carmelo Pampillonio and Neil Goss, will open in the Thom Robinson & Ray Griffin Exhibition Space on Friday, April 5.