2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

Picking a Path: Blue Ridge Music Trails of Western North Carolina

It was over a decade in the making, but its origins are hundreds of years old. Partnering with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council launched the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, a wide-ranging and vital initiative that came to fruition in 2013. Encompassing 29 counties in Western North […]

The House(s) that Music Built: Warren Haynes Presents the Annual Christmas Jam

Twenty-eight years is a long time for anything. “It amazing to me that it’s still going on,” Warren Haynes said. “It’s getting bigger and better every year, and I don’t think we would have predicted that when we started it years ago.” While on tour in 2015, Haynes phoned in from Warsaw, Poland, to speak […]

Asheville’s Local Arts in the Washington Post!

Washington Post reporter Christina Talcott has just posted an article about her trip to Asheville and the things that loved the most about being here. It is clear that she enjoyed the music and the overall friendly and involved community that all together makes Asheville what it is. The first part of her post draws […]