At the eighth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School on Thursday, May 19 from 6 - 10 PM at Salvage Station, Asheville musicians’ team up to perform The Beatles' White Album. The Asheville Beatles Band, made up of an all-star cast of Asheville musicians, will perform songs from the fab four’s only double album, with classics like “Dear Prudence,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and the controversial “Helter Skelter.” “The White Album’ was recorded during an interesting time for the group,” says AMS director Ryan Reardon. “A lot of the songs were written, and even recorded, without all of the members. So, you have a handful of intimate, solo acoustic type of songs, like ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Julia,’ along with some epic rock anthems. We plan to highlight and showcase this contrast in the live setting.” AMS flagship student rock band Minør will be opening the show, along with Liminal Spaces led by Mar Perez-Albela. All proceeds from the event will benefit Asheville Music School’s operations, mission, and programs, particularly the school’s growing outreach and scholarship programs. Tickets to the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; all ages. Children under 10 years of age are free. Advance tickets may be purchased on the Salvage Station website at salvagestation.com. NEW THIS YEAR: Guitar raffle! We were lucky enough to have jazz legend Pat Metheny autograph one of his signature Ibanez guitars! Raffle tickets will be $20 a piece, or 6 for $100. Winners to be announced on May 26, 2022.