Asheville music venue operators unite for music + community artwork

From left, Micah Wheat (Asheville Music Hall, One Stop AVL), Robb McAdams (Orange Peel), Jessica Tomasin (Asheville Music Professionals), Matthieu Rodriguez (Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville), Liz Tallent (Orange Peel), Chris Corl (Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville), David White (Asheville Symphony Orchestra). Photo by Kevin Harrington Media

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Center — Asheville:

I wanted to reach out about a recent collaboration among our fellow music venue operators to spread some love back into Asheville with a new printed banner in downtown Asheville. “Our Asheville Starts With Music, Love, & YOU” is a joint effort between Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, One Stop AVL, The Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Professionals, and The Mothlight to remind Asheville about how important music, musicians, and music venues (40+ in Asheville) are in our community.

The banner, 220 inches wide by 68 inches high, was designed by Trivesica Design and erected on Monday, June 1, by Allegra Print Marketing. The general public is invited and encouraged to visit and see at 87 Haywood Street in Downtown Asheville across from the Basilica of Saint Lawrence anytime.

For many venues including our own, the past few months has served as a reminder of how much we love what we do, how much we love the music that graces our stages, and how much we miss seeing our music-loving community. From patios areas at restaurants to busking in downtown and single room clubs to 7,000 seat venues, all music venues, musicians, and events have been affected; however, we still remain and we all stand together to one day soon continue bringing local and national acts to our stages. Most importantly, we can’t wait to all of our Asheville fans soon!

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