Sit, Stay, Celebrate!

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Cover Design Credit:

Elizabeth Bates

Cover Photography Credit:

Sophie Taylor, Intermediate Doggie Paddler of Candler, NC
With Independence Day landing on Saturday, there’s more time to celebrate and explore. From Cherokee to Chimney Rock, whether it's a Native American powwow or fireworks displays, Xpress has you covered.


  • Mica Gallery hosts a cross-disciplinary craft exhibition

    -by Steph Guinan
    Mica Gallery’s current show, "Rock, Paper, Scissors" is on display through Tuesday, July 21. The exhibition features Bill Brown’s steel sculptures, Lisa Blackburn’s prints, and Thor and Jennifer Bueno’s glass…
  • Conscious Party: High-end drama

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Born from Asheville Community Theatre's desire to attract a wider audience, this competitive runway show sees 40 local designers vying for titles in four zany categories: tape, nature, inflatables and…
  • Smart bets: Patsy in concert

    -by Alli Marshall
    Crest Mountain Dinner Show stages its own commemoration of country music pioneer Patsy Cline. Local vocalist Liz Aiello channels Cline with help from backing band The Bobcats on Sunday, July…
  • Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ deconstructed

    -by Bill Kopp
    Since debuting in the mid 1980s, Atlanta-based Drivin' N' Cryin' has crafted its own take on Southern rock. Led by guitarist/songwriter Kevn Kinney, the group has distilled its many influences…
  • Smart bets: Mates of State

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Indie twin sisters Good Graeff open the pop duo's show at the Mothlight on Tuesday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m.
  • Swannanoa Gathering puts everyone, from amateur players to folk stars, on even footing

    -by Corbie Hill
    Swannanoa Gathering, which runs Sunday, July 5, through Saturday, August 8, is five weeks' worth of instrument or genre-specific camps all take place under the broad umbrella of folk music.…
  • Smart bets: Teatro del Gusto

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Local bands open and close each segment of this body-inspired entertainment extravaganza, which will be hosted at the Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sparkler central: Fourth of July events in and around WNC

    -by Jane Morrell
    This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday, which leaves you with more freedom to explore what this historic day has to offer.
  • Smart bets: Moni Hill

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The painter's decidedly hopeful “Messengers” collection will be featured in the F.W. Front Gallery at Woolworth Walk for the duration of July with a meet and greet opening reception on…
  • Dave Desmelik debuts 10th album at Grey Eagle show

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The local singer-songwriter talks about his newest release, his forthcoming projects, and gives an update on his son, Holmes, currently in treatment for a brain tumor.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    This week's roster includes summer movie screenings and a youth filmmaking camp offered by NYS3.