“As a longtime downtown resident, I must leave my home and impose on friends each time this venue has a concert because of the noise in my home.”
Three years after the initial shutdown, Xpress catches up with local music venues about the state of the scene, how individual spaces weathered the storm and what the future looks like for musicians and concertgoers alike.
Newstock launched at Riverview Station. Also: Rhubarb introduces Tuesday Table; Dilbar brings Indian street food to Biltmore Avenue; and plenty more!
Asheville VeganFest convenes at Pack Square Park, Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Also: Ginger’s Revenge celebrates the opening of its second location; Bears Bees + Brews Festival celebrates at Rabbit Rabbit; and more!
OWL Bakery’s Lola Borovyk spearheaded the Honey Cake for Ukraine fundraiser, raising over $12,000 for relief efforts. Also: Dine To Be Kind returns; free seeds; and more!
A new walking tour explores Asheville’s rich musical traditions. Plus, Rabbit Rabbit hosts a holiday tree event, The Magnetic Theatre travels back to the 1920s and a local author offers unreleased Beatles songs.
My long, and until recently, happy relationship with beer began as a child, Saturday nights at my grandparents’ home in a small blue-collar town south of Philadelphia. At their Formica kitchen table, while I enjoyed a rare treat of Coca-Cola, they enjoyed Schlitz beer poured into small Pilsner glasses kept in their freezer. (God save […]
The Queer Girls Literary Reading moves to Rabbit, Rabbit. Plus: railroad laborers are honored at Andrews Geyser; the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville; and more!
As Asheville began reimagining itself over the last 20 years, its dense urban core of older yet viable structures has allowed local, independent restaurants and breweries to obtain affordable — if somewhat decrepit — spaces for their ventures along with opportunities for architects and designers to transform them.
After a Biltmore Estate team spent 15 years researching, gathering and assembling items, the restored Oak Sitting Room is unveiled this month. Also, Ann Miller Woodford earns the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association; Rabbit Rabbit hosts a weekly stand-up series; and more!
The N.C. festival is increasing access with a weeklong virtual event, outdoor entertainment ramps up in October and more area arts news.
Local live event and entertainment professionals lit up their businesses in red to bring awareness to a struggling industry.
More than most new businesses, restaurants are vulnerable to vagaries beyond their control, and COVID-19 has created even more speed bumps on the path from “opening soon” to “now open.”
Jeff Corpening’s three-part anthology movie plays digital festivals in Burbank and Raleigh, Rabbit Rabbit opens, plus other local arts news.
Updates on brewery construction and expansions in Asheville, Brevard and Old Fort.