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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

Biltmore Summer Concert Series

Biltmore Announces 2016 Concert Lineup

Another season of music under the stars kicks off in July at America's largest home . This year marks the 20th anniversary of this all-star concert series, and with the recent announcement of the 2016 lineup, it promises to be another stellar year for concert-goers.  July 28 - Daughtry From the American Idol stage to the top of the Billboard charts, Daughtry is one of

Back to Asheville's Musical Roots

Back to Asheville's Musical Roots

Where to find mountain sounds in the Blue Ridge Asheville, N.C. has a long history with music, beginning with traditional songs and tunes brought to the area by Scotch-Irish settlers. Over the years, the legends of what was once called "mountain music"--people like Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe, and later Doc Watson and the Steep Canyon Rangers--contributed their own work to Asheville's cultural

Musician David Holt Delivers the 'State of Music'

Musician David Holt Delivers the 'State of Music'

Local legend hosts new PBS series One of Asheville's best-known musicians, David Holt, arrived in the area more than 40 years ago, looking to learn more about the region's musical roots . And learn, he did. Adding to a career that has included touring with the legendary Doc Watson, performing on the Grand Ole Opry and winning four Grammy awards, Holt is now sharing the sounds, songs, instruments

WIN TICKETS: Warren Haynes' 26th Annual Christmas Jam

WIN TICKETS: Warren Haynes' 26th Annual Christmas Jam

Award-winning line up, special guests take the stage In less than two weeks, Asheville will play host to one of the biggest parties of the year. The 26th Annual Christmas Jam is coming to town on December 13 --and we've got tickets to give away! In addition to Christmas Jam regulars like Gov't Mule and other friends of presenter Warren Haynes, the 2014 event will welcome back Jason Isbell and his

American Idol Homecoming

American Idol Homecoming

Top 3 contestant Caleb in Asheville this weekend Photo courtesy of AmericanIdolNet.com Local fans of  American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson  will have the opportunity to congratulate the rock n' roller this weekend during a hometown visit, which will include a parade, public appearance and free concert in downtown Asheville. Caleb's position among the Top 3 was confirmed during Thursday

Biltmore Announces 2014 Concert Series

Biltmore Announces 2014 Concert Series

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy winners top line-up Legendary rockers ZZ Top will kick off the 18th annual Biltmore Concert Series on Wednesday, July 30, on the South Terrace of America’s Largest Home. ZZ Top lays claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact (40 years), and in 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music

Where does David Wilcox find his inspiration?

Where does David Wilcox find his inspiration?

Asheville-based singer-songwriter releases new album David Wilcox has been making music for more than 20 years, releasing more than 18 albums and traveling all over the world. On February 25, his newest album "blaze" will hit stores, showcasing his most recent work, which includes a protest anthem, a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., and a rare (for him) love song. David graduated from Warren

Get your tickets for this first class musical weekend!

Get your tickets for this first class musical weekend!

Bluegrass fest enters 19th year, takes over Asheville resort A few tickets still remain for this weekend's bluegrass blowout at the Crowne Plaza Resort , just outside of downtown Asheville. The 19th annual Bluegrass First Class Festival will take over the resort grounds with a full weekend of pickin' and jammin'. From event organizers: "Many of the area’s finest musicians from the hot local

Moogfest Announces Top Talent for Reimagined Fest

Moogfest Announces Top Talent for Reimagined Fest

M.I.A., Pet Shop Boys added to evening lineup  Organizers of Asheville's innovative music and technology festival Moogfest made a big announcement this week, welcoming some well-known acts to the lineup of more than 100 artists set to take stages around town this April. In addition to five days of entrepreneurial and tech-driven talks, and five nights of electronic and experimental musical