3 Toe-Tapping Tales about Polk County’s Music History

Many features of daily life come together to make up a community’s heritage. But nothing quite brings that heritage to life like music. Western North Carolina has a long and storied musical history, and Polk County is no exception. Here are three toe-tapping tales about Polk County’s music history. Music has Always Been Part of […]

5 Hendersonville Businesses that Will Help You Meet Your New Year’s Goals

If you’re like us, you’ve created a slew of goals for the coming year, including resolutions for your home. But about now, you’re wondering how long you’ll be able to keep up the pace on the path toward meeting them.  Don’t worry! We know you can meet every goal this year because there are local […]

Citizen Vinyl has Perfected the Art of Sitting and Listening

In a seismic move further propelling the Asheville and greater Western North Carolina music scene into the national spotlight, Citizen Vinyl has become a beacon of art, culture, and history for the region. Situated in the historic Asheville Citizen-Times building on O. Henry Avenue downtown, the property is home to an extensive artistic collaboration. At […]

5 Reasons to Love Living in Asheville’s River Arts District

Asheville’s River Arts District is a bright jewel of the Southern Appalachian art scene. This small but vibrant commercial district sits sandwiched between downtown and West Asheville. But in recent years, it has taken on a character of its own. The RAD, as it’s known, is an ever-expanding complex of art studios, galleries, and innovative […]

3 Fun Places to Go for Open Mic Night in Waynesville, NC

Western North Carolina’s music tradition goes back to our earliest days. In fact, the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina encompasses 29 counties to preserve, interpret, and promote the rich pockets of sound and dance that originated here. Today, every town in the region is still home to regular live music, acoustic jams, and […]

Agents Answer: What’s the Best Performance Venue in WNC?

There’s always something exciting to see in Western North Carolina! In the many arts-focused communities around the region, an active lifestyle includes plenty of opportunities for live performances. From street buskers to independent plays to the biggest names in entertainment, it’s easy to fill your calendar with things to do and shows to see. But […]

Let the Good Times Roll at Asheville Music Hall

Along the hurried pace of Patton Avenue in downtown, the Asheville Music Hall has become a nationally-acclaimed bastion for live entertainment and spectacle over the course of its first ten years in operation. “There are so many talented musicians and acts that not only play here, but also live here in Asheville, too,” said Brian […]

Venturing down the Melodic Rabbit Hole at [email protected]’s

An internationally beloved musician, Claude Coleman, Jr. would often find himself in Asheville while on tour drumming with his band, iconic rock juggernaut Ween. Each time wandering through, he would become more enamored with this region. So much so, Coleman relocated here from New Jersey in 2012. Upon putting down deep roots—personally and artistically—in Asheville, […]

How to Describe Maggie Valley, NC in 3 Meaningful Words

Just 10 miles outside of Waynesville is Maggie Valley, a quaint mountain delight that sprang up to cater to visitors and still rolls out the welcome mat to traveling tourists, creatives, old souls, and the young at heart. This laid-back resort town is easy to traverse year round. Most businesses are located along a five-mile […]

See this Luxury Home Here before You See it on UNC-TV

Tune your dials to UNC-TV on the next two Thursdays for an inside look at one of Western North Carolina’s most incredible mountain homes—oh, and some great mountain music, too! Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt recently visited 173 Pinkerton Corner in Fairview. Holt hosts the PBS program “David Holt’s State of Music,” now in […]