Pillar features a number of high-profile guest players including bassists Wooten, MonoNeon and Oteil Burbridge, Béla Fleck on banjo, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and percussionist Weedie Braimah.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose and more local beer news.
The fine art and craft show returns to downtown Weaverville on Sept. 15.
Local bartenders encourage the appreciation of rye whiskey’s distinct flavor profile in classic cocktails.
In 1941, two years before the Asheville Colored Hospital opened, Asheville’s African-American population numbered 14,500. At the time, the segregated city only had 21 hospital beds available for the entire African-American community.
“Americans are tired of paying too much for health care. We are fed up with politicians pursuing partial and incremental solutions, such as health savings accounts.”
There’s a nimbleness to the writing that propels the play. It is the sort of script seasoned performers crave and can elevate.
A live touring band will perform Prince’s greatest hits and deep cuts with the Asheville Symphony on Sept. 14 in the ExploreAsheville.com Arena.
“As the Dogwood Health Trust forms its board, I urge its founding members to address the underlying determinants of our failing health by investing in a local food system with soil-building at its core.”
Mars Hill screens a documentary on Wendell Berry, the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer features a panel of actors and more.
Community EMTs will hit the streets of downtown Asheville for a six-week pilot program to test a new model of providing community policing and response services.
On Aug. 3, Jordan Gillis, acting assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment presented N.C. National Guard Field Management Station No. 1 with the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, given annually to just nine individuals, teams or installations from Army operations across the country.
A blues legend, an unpredictable force of nature, and two local acts — one long established, the other part of the current hard rock resurgence — are spotlighted in this roundup.
Thanks to a second round of state grant funding announced in early August, area students will have access to an expanded series of coding programs and courses at the high school and middle school levels. Local employers and economic development boosters say tech skills are vital to securing good jobs now and in the future.
The band’s next local performance is Saturday, Sept. 29, at Asheville Barnaroo and is likely to feature some songs we haven’t heard before.