ROCK ON: In addition to receiving educational instruction, students of Asheville's Rock Academy play local shows, big and small. In June, they'll have the chance to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Photo from Rock Academy's crowdfunding page

Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfundi­ng initiative­s

Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Rock Academy NC students’ chance to play Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plus the Spring Creek community’s group effort to turn an old schoolhouse into a hub for citizen development.