I was wondering why there was not a “best of” category for open-mic nights in your Best of WNC survey. Many music lovers love this sort of venue (listeners as well as performers), and there seem to be quite a few in the greater Asheville area.
The open mic at Zuma Coffee in Marshall has been successful going on two years now, and it’s the perfect setting for musicians wanting to try their hand at performing onstage. Open mics are a vital part of the entertainment scene in any city, and they generate a large, loyal following.
Thanks, and your magazine is wonderful.
— Greg Speas
Editor’s note: Mr. Speas: Thank you for your suggestion. Each year, we receive a number of suggestions for categories to add. And each year, we re-evaluate the existing categories and consider potential new ones in an effort to improve the Xpress Best of WNC poll.