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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

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

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

Homegrown Concert Series

Homegrown Concert Series

Downtown Concert Series Celebrates Local Musicians. Homegrown in Pritchard returns to Pritchard Park on Thursdays June 6 through August 29. This is a free summer concert series featuring local singer-songwriters performing from 6-8 p.m. Artists performing in the concert series will also be featured on the Homegrown radio program Sunday nights on 98.1 the RIVER. 2013 Lineup: June 20 - Aaron Lafalce

RiverMUSIC Returns

RiverMUSIC Returns

Music Festival Kicks Off 2013 Season in the River Arts District. Image source Mark your calendars for five Friday nights of music next to the French Broad River. Riverlink has announced the 2013 season of RiverMUSIC with the first show taking place this Friday, May 24, 2013. The shows start at 5:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Food trucks and beer tents are on hand as well. Check here to learn

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

A Southern Gothic Supernatural Musical Comes to Asheville. Photo by Kevin Mazur What happens when the minds of Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett converge? You get Ghost Brothers of Darkland County , a ghost story set to music. Coming up in October 2013, this traveling show will make its way to the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. Asheville is the only city in

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