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Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Asheville Amadeus Festival 2017

From music to theater to beer, Asheville takes center stage during Asheville Amadeus . The Asheville Symphony hosts the 10-day festival, which runs March 10-19, 2017, and is inspired by the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Violinist Midori, one of the world’s most admired violinists, headlines this year’s lineup of performances, education programs, and social events. Most

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

Shindig On the Green

Asheville's Shindig 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

Celebrate Summer: Three Days of Reasons to Get Out & Go

Celebrate Summer: Three Days of Reasons to Get Out & Go

Mountain Sports Festival to be held May 22-24 What do you get when you bring family, food, gear, sports, music, beer and sunshine together on one spectacular weekend? The 15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival , of course! For Asheville, this outdoors-oriented festival is as much a marker of the beginning of summer as the Memorial Day Weekend when it takes place. For three whole days (May 22-24),

5 Asheville Food Festivals to Savor in May

5 Asheville Food Festivals to Savor in May

Seasonal Flavors Take Center Stage       The Asheville Herb Festival will be held May 1-3, 2015. In a Foodtopian Society , there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the best of Blue Ridge food and drink. And this May, visitors can sample from a smorgasbord of foodie festivals featuring beer, bread, herbs and more. Mark your calendars for these five delicious dates: Asheville

LEAF Brings Funky Cultural Fest to Downtown

LEAF Brings Funky Cultural Fest to Downtown

Save the Date for Free Family Fun Mark your calendars--there's a new reason to get funky in downtown Asheville this summer! Two years after the final installment of the long-running Bele Chere, Asheville welcomes a new free, family-friendly festival from LEAF Community Arts. LEAF Downtown AVL will be held in Pack Square Park on August 1 & 2, 2015 and will feature three stages of live

Asheville Amadeus: Mozart for All Your Senses

Asheville Amadeus: Mozart for All Your Senses

Week-long symphony festival celebrates composer This month, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra will team up with more than a dozen local arts and culture groups to host Asheville Amadeus . The festival, which runs March 17-22, 2015, will celebrate the life and music of  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through chamber music concerts, recitals, opera, educational programs, yoga and more. In true Beer

Goombay Brings Beat Back to Asheville

Goombay Brings Beat Back to Asheville

Cultural fest offers weekend of rhythm with healthy twist After a one-year hiatus, the Asheville Goombay Festival is back September 12-14 with a new location and some new faces. The family festival is one of Asheville's most popular, drawing 10,000 people to town to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African diaspora. Goombay --which is a West African name meaning "rhythm"

Festivals Liven Up Summer Events Calendar

Festivals Liven Up Summer Events Calendar

Music, food & art mingle at Asheville-area happenings Shindig on the Green kicks off June 28. Summer in Asheville brings opportunities for leisurely outdoor dining , swimming in water holes , and shopping at tailgate markets . It also brings a host of festivals  for music lovers, craft enthusiasts, foodies and beer drinkers. Some of Asheville's most popular fests kicked off in early