Music Blog

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Steep Canyon Rangers

Music and theater are your ticket to winter fun in Asheville

With rich culture and a booming music scene, Asheville is one of the best places to go in the winter months for entertainment. The local stages heat up at this time of the year as many big-name, award-winning acts return home to the mountains and perform at Asheville music venues. If you're looking for things to do in Asheville this winter, or ideas for cozy weekend getaways, take a look at

Barnaroo 2016

Win Tickets to Asheville Barnaroo!

Enjoy 18 acres of non-stop music over three days as you "Rock the Barn!" Kick off fall on an area farm with one of the biggest local music festivals of the season: Asheville Barnaroo 2016 at Franny's Farm in Leicester (just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville). The festival, put on by Skyland Automotive and musician Andrew Scotchie, is designed to showcase and celebrate local and

Art Dash 5K

LEAF Festival Perfects the Art of the 5K

In a city known for its unique artistic vibe, even exercise is far from run of the mill. The LEAF Art Dash 5k is a prime example – it’s all about expecting the unexpected. At a turn in the course, you could see a teetering honey bee on stilts. Around the next bend, you may meet a magnificent fairy with sparkly wings. “LEAF is known for pulling the best artists from the region and

Shindig On the Green

Asheville's Shindig on the Green Celebrates 50 Years

Saturday evening jams run July 2nd through Labor Day As a young college student at UNC-Asheville, Jerry Sutton eagerly headed downtown in the summer for a mountain music experience unlike any other. Bluegrass, old-time, and folk musicians picked, strummed, and jammed in Pack Square Park. Square dancers and cloggers stepped to the beat. It was the beginning of a free outdoor concert series

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