A 25th anniversary concert celebrating the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus. Plus, the 26th annual Bluff Mountain Festival; The Big Secret returns; and more.
The Haunted Trail brings family-friendly fun to The Adventure Center Of Asheville. Plus, horror is on the bill at Cat Fly Or Die, a new trail and website honor an African-American builder and The Magnetic Theatre brings Frankenstein to life.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts continues a long-running tradition while the Madison County Arts Council starts a new one.
The Magnetic Theatre stays innovative, local filmmakers release new works and other area arts news.
In 1916, British folklorist Cecil Sharp journeyed to the mountains of Madison County to document the area’s unique ballads. His collection of these historic songs has helped usher the oral tradition into modern culture.
“Ours is not a competitive group,” says Kate Guggenheim. “But one that is there to respect and support each other and our work.”
American Craft Week actually spans 10 days — from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11 — with participating organizations in every state. Many states, however, only have an event or two. North Carolina boasts 40 entries on the American Craft Week website, and so many of those (34) are based in Western N.C. that the region is just one of three with its own webpage.
Buckner had shared stages with the likes of Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band and Blackberry Smoke and won the 2014 Asheville Talent Search. He also fronts his own group, Southern Soul Campaign.
David Holt tells the outrageous story of Dr. John R. Brinkley, “the greatest charlatan of the age.” The storytelling event “Goat Glands and Banjo Bands” will be held on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Madison County Arts Council in Marshall.
It was a slightly unlikely setting: the cold sanctuary of a former church with light streaming through a round stained-glass, beaming down on the stage on a cold winter’s night in downtown Marshall. But a sweet little crowd of folks clustered together to hear the Madison County Arts Council’s program of the evening, featuring the celestial music of the Asheville-based artist Vincent Wrenn on his self-created Radiasonic, joined by James Owen’s Pythagorean-tuning creations on lap steel.