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Moog Factory Synth

Moog Music: Pioneer of Modern Sound

Bob Moog is a well-known legend in the music industry. In fact, in many ways he was a pioneer. Having invented the Moog Synthesizer back in the 1960s, Moog revolutionized the way we enjoy music today. You would be hard pressed to find any major band that isn’t using a Moog instrument, and each one is made by hand right here in Asheville. The Moog factory opened its headquarters in 2011

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Music Festival Asheville

Tap Your Toes at Asheville Music Festivals

Hear Local and World Talent at Asheville’s Musical Celebrations Asheville’s music scene, like the city, is melodious blend of contemporary, classical and old-time traditions. One look at our wide range of music festivals, and it’s easy to see why any time of the year is a good time for music in Asheville. To help you get started, here is an overview of annual music festivals in

Watch & Win: Free Hunger Games Survival Getaway

Asheville in the Movies

"Quiet on the set!" is not a phrase you think you’d hear while admiring the serene beauty of the peaks in Western North Carolina. But, more and more Hollywood producers have found that these 6,000-foot peaks provide visually spectacular backdrops for the motion picture industry. And Western North Carolina captured the attention of Hollywood years ago. The first movie shot in

Couple at Biltmore Winter

Asheville's Top Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas

Sweetie, Honey, Pumpkin', Boo—whatever you call your special someone, this is your chance to woo them with an incredible romantic getaway. Asheville is the perfect couples escape, whether you want to hit a romantic restaurant for a dinner for two, stay at a romantic inn or hotel , or find romantic things to do like hiking, sightseeing or gazing at the breathtaking mountain scenery. Whisk

A Day on the Asheville Urban Trail

A Day on the Asheville Urban Trail

Walking through History on Asheville’s Urban Trail Asheville loves to do things differently. So it’s fitting the city’s history museum is outdoors along the sidewalks of downtown . Take a self-guided “scavenger hunt” to learn about tidbits of Asheville’s fascinating past . With the help of a map, walk 1.7 miles to 30 stations, each with a piece of art and a

Buskers Downtown Asheville

Asheville's Busking Scene Keeps Music in the Air

Street performers from around the world bring their talent to Asheville When Peter Levitov blows into his homemade didgeridoo, an ethereal throbbing sound from the Australian aboriginal instrument echoes through downtown Asheville . A moment later, a percussionist lays down a rhythm on a hand drum, and a saxophone player new to town joins in as well. The three have never played together before,

Broken Road Studio in RAD.

How to Spend a Day in Asheville's River Arts District

Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty warehouses. The area was ripe for change, and over two decades blossomed into a convergence of art, creativity, commerce, and entertainment fueled by the

Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Asheville Painting Scene

Asheville Artists Paint the Town Visual art is everywhere in Asheville. On the sides of buildings. On the street corners. All across the undersides of bridges. In studios in the River Arts District and in the private studios of other working artists in Asheville and Black Mountain and Weaverville . With the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains as a blank canvas, the art scene in our region is

Shopping for Unique Holiday Gifts

Asheville's Ancient (and Modern) Tradition of Ceramic Arts

Shaping the Blue Ridge Craft Scene Here’s our best advice: when you’re in Asheville, become a lump of clay : Malleable. Impressionable. Promising a serendipitous ending that’s unexpected. Become a richer, more colorful person as the result of alchemical time spent here in this Appalachian anagama .  Look out over the horizon at the blues and greens and ambers of our

Mural Story: Chicken Alley

Takin’ It to the Streets with Asheville’s Urban Art

A Colorful City Itinerary Art is everywhere in Asheville. Peek around an alleyway to find murals depicting the city’s underground history or drive through the River Arts District to see wildly creative public art. If you know where to look, you’ll see murals everywhere as you meander through town. This handpicked guide to Asheville’s most celebrated and hard-to-find street art

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