Here’s your weekly roundup of what budget-friendly events (mostly music this time) are happening around the area. Know of other shows with a $5 or less cover charge? Add them in the comments section.
Yes, it’s 2010. Shoestring begins its second year of budget-friendly weekend entertainment. Happily, there’s lots to choose from: Lounge singers, bluegrass, folk, rock and more.
Reasons to go out post-New Year’s Eve festivities:
1) That whole “hair of the dog” theory.
2) It’s a new year and you should begin as you mean to continue (i.e. entertained)
3) Xpress’ Weekend on a Shoestring has a whole list of budget-friendly events ready for your perusal.
Beyond the snarl of Bele Chere’s festival crowds and hawkers, what sort of free or low-cost happenings can be found?
Plenty of live music, plus bad movies, street festivals, art openings and more. It’s all $5 or cheaper.
In their June 23 meeting — the last before a month-long break — the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners passed a $327 million budget, a 911 agreement between the city and county and signed off on a new location for the Energy Loop sculpture.
This weekend is shaping up to be so action-packed and event-heavy that we had to add extra bonus Tuesday material. Friday starts with Downtown After 5; there’s also free reggae, free indie-jazz, free Shakespeare and free hula-hooping.
It’s time to speak your mind on Asheville’s annual budget. And the city settles a lawsuit from a 2006 police raid that left a man burned.
Hard times are here. That was the feeling that pervaded the May 19 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, as members of the public (and some of the commissioners) weighed in on the county’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
It’s a good weekend for budget entertainment. From the free Montford Music & Arts Festival (scroll down for more on that) to some rare and wonderful catches like Do It To Julia, there’s no lack of shows. Also, check out worthy benefits, quirky house parties, and local showcases.
Asheville’s budget for the next fiscal year will come in at around $135 million, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant predicts. And if City Council approves the budget he’ll propose on May 12, it will be balanced, with revenues equaling expenditures. That’s an accomplishment even in a good year, but all the more so given that […]
The Broomstars: Free. Juan Holladay of The Secret B-Sides: Free. Plus showcases, spiritual music, house parties and more, all for $5 or less.
Indie-duo Osaka Pearl launches a CD, Christian rockers raise money for a local mission, metal takes over the Boiler Room and satirical songsters The Surrogate Squad play a show in their car.
Start the weekend early (on Thursday) and still spend less the cost of a decent six-pack with these bargain shows. Nothing over five bucks.
So what if your budget is tighter than a wool sweater after a hot-water wash cycle? You still go out on the town and catch a band or two. This week’s roundup offers one great bargain and seven free-admission shows.
The combination of a tight budget and post-holiday cabin fever can get ugly. But before you Hulu.com yourself into a stupor, check out just how far you can stretch the change in your couch cushions with this round up of free (or almost free) entertainment.
Strapped for cash but still looking for more New Year’s Eve excitement than Times Square via your soon-to-be-obsolete analog TV? WNC offers plenty of budget-friendly options when it comes to singing “Auld Lang Syne” and sipping bubbly.
As tough economic times continue, Buncombe County government has asked all of its departments to plan for possible 5 percent cuts for the next budget year, County Manager Wanda Greene told Xpress today.
Fallout from the spreading national economic debacle is affecting not only financial institutions, investors and taxpayers, but also the city of Asheville, Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant told City Council. The red zone: Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant warns the Asheville City Council that the effects of a global economic meltdown are beginning to be […]
Summary of the Oct. 7 Asheville City Council meeting