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Event Date: 01/03/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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The Uniquely Asheville Art Collection is coming to the Green Sage Cafe South on January 3, 2017! If you have seen this artwork by John Haldane before, you should know this show will include many new pieces. The art will be featured as framed or canvas prints.

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1856 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/08/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/09/2017 - 03/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/01/2017 - 03/24/2017   Event Time: All Day

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The YMCA of WNC is conducting a falls prevention research study with UNCA. Study includes iDXA scan, balance screenings, and falls prevention programming. For more information contact Caitlin Corle at [email protected]

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40 North Merrimon Ave. Suite 101 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 06/05/2017   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/08/2017 - 06/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 06/10/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 03/21/2017 - 05/30/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 03/22/2017 - 03/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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The RnB Wednesday Jam Night hosted by Ryan RnB Barber & friends showcases R&B music and its subgenres. All are welcome to enjoy, and all musicians are invited to join after the first set. Music starts at 9pm!!

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: All Day

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library. Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Welcome the crisp spring air and blossoming flowers at the East West Spring Pop Up Shop where you'll find familiar faces and discover new favorites as you experience the best in art, craft, and vintage under one roof. We will transform the East West Venue into a full-service boutique featuring 75 artists, crafters, vintage collectors, and food vendors. Join us in support of local and independent makers in a fun and unique shopping experience. Free Admission Thursday-Saturday, March 23-25 from 10am-8pm & Sunday, March 26 from 1-6pm VIP Opening Party - $5 Admission Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9pm Join us for an exclusive preview evening of the Pop Up Shop. Beat the crowds and enjoy opening night with a relaxed shopping atmosphere, live music, complimentary drinks and bites, and an opportunity to meet the makers. Be one of the first 50 attendees and receive a swag bag full of goodies. Purchase your ticket on our website today. The Spring Pop Up Shop will be held indoors East West Venue & Vintage Rentals at 278 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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278 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Susan Lenz: In Stitches opens at Grovewood Gallery on Friday, February 17, 2017. This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by Columbia, South Carolina artist Susan Lenz. The public is invited to meet Susan and to watch her demonstrate her craft on February 17 and 18 from 11am – 4pm. Susan Lenz: In Stitches will remain on view through Friday, March 31, 2017.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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Turn Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure will begin in the heart of the city and take you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated to the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: EVENTFUL. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, ‘ARTventure,’ features the work of two gallery artists, Sandi Anton and Anne McLaughlin. The artists chose the show’s name to describe their respective art adventures as they continue to learn and progress through the process of making art. The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Sandi Anton first held a brush in her hand in May of 2009, and fell in love with a whole new world. “Suddenly, all objects and subjects became potential paintings,” she says. Having lived in the French Quarter in New Orleans for 12 years, much of what she paints and the subjects that intrigue her the most are architectural in nature, though she continues to challenge herself with other themes. “I strive to paint from a pure and creative mind, for the pleasure of those who love the movement and architecture of a vibrant city.” She claims that experimentation and practice are keys to her process. Most recently Anton says she is exploring a “less is more” concept in her paintings to leave more to the imagination of the viewer. Anne McLaughlin, during her life-long career as a pediatric physical therapist, took on outside interests like photography and world travel. Those trips always included art museums and galleries, which led her to a study of art history. She and her husband moved to Madison County, NC, in 2002. “Being in this area rich with beauty spurred me to paint and has pushed me to continue my study of art.” Her work is both landscape and figurative. “I am happily painting and I am totally addicted to the dance of color, light, and texture, and the expression of my observations and my imagination,” says McLaughlin. “I hope my works provide the viewer with a range of feelings—mystery, peace, joy, or fun, and that the painting opens the imagination of the viewer to experience and appreciate the work.” As well as the paintings of the two artists, those of the other 29 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of March. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Guest speaker is Cally Jamis Vemmare, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Brevard Music Center.

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31 Woodfin St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Contemporary Line Dancing January to May (ongoing) Thursdays 1pm-2pm Learn new dances while having a great time! This class is ongoing and you can join at any time. Many styles of music are featured each week. Instructor: Cindy Hady $5.00 per class

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36 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The premier special event honoring outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, schools and businesses in environmental sustainability. All proceeds go to support GreenWorks environmental programs.

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The premier special event honoring outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, schools and businesses in environmental sustainability. All proceeds go to support GreenWorks environmental programs.

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us in the practice of sitting and walking mindfulness meditation from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Meditation instruction is available - if interested, please arrive 5 minutes before 7:00. Meditation practice is followed by tea, a dharma reading and conversation from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Donations appreciated.

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60 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite #113 in Reynolds Village , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays a potent blend of authentic folk and blues that reflects the rural landscape it comes from. "A musician’s work can sometimes sound like an extension of his surroundings. General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Reprising the SOLD OUT event last November, we present HamiltunesAVL, the sequel! Join the revolution as fans of the Tony® Award winning musical, Hamilton, sing and rap along to the Broadway cast album while lyrics are projected on-screen. Amaze and astonish us all by singing a song as your favorite character from the micor just raise a glass to freedom and sing from your seat. $10 gets you admission to the event, with proceeds benefitting the Asheville Choral Society. After purchase, you'll receive details on how to sign up to sign at the mic. You blew us all away last time, so be sure to invite your friends so they, too, can be in the room where it happens!

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36 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 28801WHEN: Thursday March 23, 2017DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: vocalist / singer/songwriterAGES: all agesTICKETS: SEATING: standing room onlyWEB LISTING: http://thealtamonttheatre.com/event/Cowgirls"EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES" - a Tribute to Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash & Lucinda Williams featuring Peggy Ratusz, Mare Carmody and Ellen Trnka!Mare Carmody is a songwriter, and one half of the WNC duo Carver & Carmody. She has been part of the music scene in southeastern Virginia, Memphis Tennessee, Little Rock Arkansas, opening for folks like David Crosby, Jesse Winchester, and The Seldom Scene, and now works the clubs and breweries in the greater Asheville area. She’s a mixture of blues and country, declarations and observations on life.”HEAR SOME MUSIC: www.reverbnation.com/carvercarmodySEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/uauzyk9fkpYEllen Trnka is a vocal musician from the NYC area residing in WNC since 2002. She’s been singing professionally for over 30 years in blues and jazz bands, trios, duos and as a solo singer songwriter. Trnka’s extensive experience has landed her dates in prestigious venues from NYC all the way down the Eastern seaboard. Ellen has opened for international acts Pheobe Snow, Saffire-”The Uppitty Blues Woman, Marshall Tucker Band and John Pizzarelli.SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/BOJf3dXun5cAustin, Texas transplant, Peggy Ratusz has been pulling from the cream of the Asheville music crop since moving here in 2002. This “ruby throated” chanteuse has been a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2008, 2010 and 2016. She’s opened for Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Geoff Atchison, Denise LaSalle and the Beach Boys. As evidenced by her electric stage presence at festivals, concerts, clubs and showcases, she’s a willing servant to the music.HEAR SOME MUSIC: www.reverbnation.com/peggyratuszSEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/aF8-zmg1uVA

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Songwriters and storytellers share.

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1042 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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PULP presents Jeff Santiago & Los Gatos + The Great American Show: 8pm Doors: 7pm $5. Pulp members $7. Non members Ages 21+ Jeff Santiago is an Asheville, NC based singer/songwriter. The Bronx born musician grew up playing between NYC and Los Angeles. In LA he founded the acoustic rock band Rozinante. After releasing two albums he relocated to the mountains of WNC where he continued to tour as a solo artist and gain regional success. He was also a member of the indie rock band The Broomstars during the early Asheville years.The Broomstars released one album,”Silvermine Sessions,” and toured the east before dismantling in 2010. Since then Santiago has been focused on his own project and released “Rolling Towards the Moon” in 2014. Catch him both solo and with his full band Los Gatos. “I’ve found so many new influences and experiences here in Asheville.” Santiago says, “The mountains, landscape and people are incredibly inspiring.” http://www.jeffsantiago.com/ The Great American Based out of Asheville, The Great American began in 2015 as a group of both longtime and lifelong friends with an insatiable love for real music and songwriting. With an alternative rock and blues vibe, The Great American sound delivers a clear approach to a new wave of custom lyrics and rhythms that take the listener through a series of anecdotal oddities. As a four piece group of established musicians, TGA boasts one bass, one guitar, percussion and a vocal. When formed, their motive was to strip down and simplify while still producing an elephantine sound that audiences won't forget. http://www.thegreatamerican.band/

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103 Hilliard Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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It’s always a risk when we meet our heroes. Aspiring journalist Olivia Blake has landed an interview with her childhood idol, Terry Tempest, lead singer of the iconic punk band The Storm. It could be the making of her career, but she knows the reclusive punk rocker is notorious for abusing interviewers (when he doesn’t ditch the interview altogether). Olivia brings her friend and fellow Storm fanatic Stacy along for support. For Olivia and Stacy, Terry Tempest is a god—the voice of the band that helped them survive the traumas of their youth. Terry, on the other hand, is none too happy to discover the two “fangirls” in his hotel room, and even more unhappy when his manager locks them all in until he agrees to give an interview. And then there are the guns… Terry Tempest: The Final Interview is an exploration of fame, fandom, trauma, isolation, and connection. The narrative is by turns hysterically funny, satiric, and painful. The play’s dark ending reveals Tempest to be neither god nor monster, but human, with all the flaws that entails. Helmed by Magnetic veteran Rodney Smith, and featuring Magnetic regulars Cody Magouirk, Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey, and Pasquale LaCorte, TERRY TEMPEST: The Final Interview introduces playwright Jamieson Ridenhour and actor Hayley Heninger to The Magnetic stage. The Magnetic Theatre presents TERRY TEMPEST: The Final Interview, written by Jamieson Ridenhour, directed by Rodney Smith, and starring Cody Magouirk, Hayley Heninger, Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey, and Pasquale LaCorte. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews March 2 & 3. Opening night (with free bubbly) March 4. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through March 25. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $16 online/$19 at the door. All other performances $21 online/$24 at the door. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. Tickets and info: www.themagnetictheatre.org. Info only: 828.239.9250.

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375 Depot St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Two previous GRAMMY nominations: I'm Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986).Best Album of 2009: High Wide & Handsome per NPR's Ken Tucker (Fresh Air & Entertainment Weekly magazine).High Wide & Handsome named among the year's best per Village Voice, No Depression, FolkWax and fRoots."Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - New York Times, Stephen HoldenSongs covered by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Mose Allison, Big Star, Freakwater, Norma Waterson, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright.Film acting credits include: Judd Apatow's Knocked Up (for which he also recorded the soundtrack) and The 40 Year Old Virgin; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown; Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; Tim Burton's Big Fish; 28 Days alongside Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi; Jacknife alongside Robert De Niro and Ed Harris; Neil Simon's The Slugger's Wife.Television acting credits include: Parks and Recreation (w/ Amy Poehler); Undeclared (w/ Seth Rogen & writer/producer Judd Apatow); Grounded for Life; Ally McBeal; The T.V. Show (w/ Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Billy Crystal) where he played keyboard with the early Spinal Tap, which made it's first appearance on this program; a recurring role on M*A*S*H and a role as the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show.Haven't Got the Blues (Yet)--or HGTB(Y), for shortis the 26th album in the long and illustrious career of Loudon Wainwright III.It follows his acclaimed Older Than My Old Man Now album from 2012"my death n' decay opus," as Wainwright calls it.In HGTB(Y) he broadens his scope with a 14-song, genre-bounding set ("eclectricity," he calls it) dealing with varied subject matter including depression, drinking, senior citizenship, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership and New York City's arcane practice of alternate side-of-the-street parking.Uproariously rocking lead track "Brand New Dance," which evokes The Big Bopper's classic "Chantilly Lace," is "me moaning and groaning about the horror and embarrassment of personal physical diminishment in the wider context of the world in which we live today," Wainwright states.Continuing this theme, "The Morgue," which Judd Apatow originally commissioned for Wainwright's dysfunctional dad character to sing to Adam Sandler in an episode of Undeclared, finds "death and decay meeting shit love," he says.Likewise, "Harlan County" was written as a theme song for the TV show Justified, and also like "The Morgue," was rejected. Wainwright's version on HGTB(Y), however, features the beautiful vocal harmonies of singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan. The backup vocals of Wainwright's daughter Martha, meanwhile, appropriately grace "I Knew Your Mother."Other cuts of special Wainwright interest include "Man & Dog," which was motivated by his dog Harry (the inspiration of other Wainwright ditties, including, he says, his yet-to-be-recorded "Puppy Hate"), and "Spaced," a klezmer/Balkan gypsy-styled look at that alternate street parking theme. He takes a typically topical turn on "God & Nature" ("A bit of Episcopalian gospel composed after watching the 2012 Vice Presidential Debates") and his new seasonal favorite, "I'll Be Killing You This Christmas."Wainwright notes that he toyed with the idea of calling the album Town & Country, then saw the cover photo of the famous forlorn clown Emmet Kelly, after which "Haven't Got the Blues (Yet)" became the title track. Another standout track, "Depression Blues," invokes such great blues men as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Sleepy John Estes, not to mention Shakespeare and "old Sigmund."Producing HGTB(Y) was Wainwright's long time musical collaborator David Mansfield, who has backed him on numerous previous recordings as instrumentalist/arranger, including the 2010 Grammy Award winning High Wide & Handsome-The Charlie Poole Project."I got to know L'il Davey about 23 years ago, on a flight back from VancouverI thinkto New York," Wainwright recalls. "I've worked on and off with him ever since, on TV, in the recording studio, and on the road. He's been featured as a player and arranger on some of my best records including History, Grown Man, Last Man on Earth, and High Wide & Handsome."Other top players grace HGTB(Y), and include ace banjoist Tony Trischka, saxophonist Steve Elson, drummer Sammy Merendino, bassist Tim Luntzel, and another longtime musical cohort, Chaim Tannenbaum, on background vocals.Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when "Dead Skunk" became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the "Summer of Love" in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 ("Edgar," about a lobsterman in Rhode Island).He was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun, and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records, which released "Dead Skunk." His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. In 2011, they were commemorated by the comprehensive five-disc retrospective 40 Odd Years.Additionally, Wainwright has co-written with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow's hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC's Nightline. An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow.Wainwright has also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared, and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Most recently, he appeared in the film Pleased To Meet You (with fellow music legends John Doe, Aimee Mann and Joe Henry), and created a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father: Initially developed as part of University of North Carolina's Playmakers series, it focuses on fatherhoodboth being a father and having oneand also explores the issues of birth, self-identity, loss, mortality, fashion, and of course, pet ownership. Surviving Twin is currently being performed in limited theatrical engagements.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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$15 Advance / $18 At the Door 5PM Doors :: 8:30PM Show General Admission Seated Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservations 828-575-2737 There will also be theater-style & balcony seating available on a first come first serve basis. Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. She has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times. This will be a CD Release for Catie's new album "While We’re Here”. We look forward to hosting Catie for this release, as she has announced that this will be her last tour, dubbing it “The Final Outing”. She will take one last road trip across the USA and beyond in 2017.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Space Jesus aka Jasha Tull is a Brooklyn, NY based electronic music producer. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jasha’s firm roots in hip-hop are apparent in most of his productions. With a focus on bass-line synthesis, commanding beats and futuristic feels, Jasha injects his signature sound on every sub-genre he graces. With a reputation for his dynamic live performances, Space Jesus recently completed a national tour supporting Break Science. He’s also been handpicked to support Tipper, Big Gigantic, Zeds Dead, Die Antwoord, Rusko, Shpongle, Infected Mushroom and Feed Me, to name a few. Additionally, he’s been granted prime spots at festivals such as Mysteryland USA, (Bethel Woods, NY,) TomorrowWorld, (Atlanta, GA,) Shambhala, (Salmo, BC,) and 710 Cup (Denver, CO,). Mysteryland USA even chose him as a top Emerging Artist and featured him in their Official Mysteryland USA Aftermovie.Space Jesus' next full-length album titled Close Encounters will be released Fall 2015 via Brooklyn-label Smokers Cough. This highly anticipated album, arguably his grittiest, most mind bending work to date, blends heavy hip-hop influences with a distinct psychedelic flare. Close Encounters takes listeners on an intense journey through intergalactic gangster truths and crunchy bass textures.Jasha's other projects include Schlang with fellow producer Rob Uslan (Supersillyus) and #$ (Hash Money) with New Jersey rapper and long time friend GDP.

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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12 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2017 - 03/24/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the core members of the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Whether performing as a duo or with a 5-piece band, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unex- plored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies.Though the band is relatively new, John and Kevin Shields bring years of experience to the table. With previous bands, they’ve played with names like Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien, Grace Potter, Papadosio, The Heavy Pets, and John Brown’s Body. Little Stranger was quickly recognized at home, named “Hip-Hop Act of the Year” in the 2016 Charleston City Paper Music Awards and listed jointly as one of “17 People to Watch in 2017” in the Charleston Indie blog, Out of the Wood- work. They’ve toured up and down the East Coast and recently released a string of eclectic music videos to their fans. With an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised and ready to make 2017 a big year.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017 - 03/26/2017   Event Time: All Day

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MACE West is happening on 24 Mar 2017 at Doubletree by Hilton Asheville Biltmore Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Toys & Games industry.

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115 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Managers, supervisors and team leaders encounter conflict every day.  Unresolved employee conflict is costly and distracting.   When supervisors feel confident managing conflict, teamwork is more efficient, employee retention is higher, cooperation increases, and  everyone can focus on the work at hand.  Participants will leave this workshop with:  An understanding of how personal views and beliefs about conflict might help or hinder their work as a manager  Tools to use now to  resolve disputes  More confidence to act when they encounter conflict  Strategies to remain calm when others are angry  Practice helping others resolve their own problems to avoid tension and resentment $149 per person Please e-mail [email protected] a special rate for staff of local nonprofits.

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40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! SAVE $50 ON THE TWO DAY EVENT BY REGISTERING BY DEC. 31 (save $25 for a single day pass). We are currently accepting sponsor and exhibitor registrations. Please click on the green "Get Tickets" button to see the options and take advantage of the prime sponsorships and limited number of exhibit spaces (note: all sponsorships include exhibit space for Saturday). KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Scott Jennings, Head Brewer, Sierra-Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC speaking on The Hops Industry Across the Globe and Where South Atlantic Growers Fit In Catawba Brewing Co. will make a conference beer just for our event! It will be served on Friday night during the brewery tour. All attendees will receive a ticket for one glass. The 2017 conference will highlight hop growing and research in the South Atlantic region. Because our industry is so young, in previous years we have brought in experts from the Pacific Northwest and northern states where they have more experience growing hops. But we now have growers and researchers who have been growing hops for six, eight, and more years. So this year we are going to hear exclusively from growers, researchers, brewers, and other related individuals from this region. We will present the latest research results on hop growing and hop cone chemistry from NC State University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University. There is also some great grower based research taking place that will be presented. You can register for the Friday afternoon tour and the Saturday educational program together or separately. The event will start on Friday at noon with lunch at the hotel followed by afternoon tours (leaving at 1:00) of hop/beer related businesses (see tour information below). That will be followed by an evening brewery tour where a bus will run a continuous loop among the hotel and breweries (see brewery tour information below). You will be able to buy dinner and beer on the tour (Friday evening food and beer NOT included in the registration). Attendees who register for Saturday only are welcome to join us at the breweries on Friday night. The educational program and tradeshow will take place on Saturday at the hotel. Saturday lunch is included in the registration. PLEASE PLAN TO STAY AT THE CROWNE PLAZA RESORT! IT IS CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE, AND WE NEED TO BOOK ROOMS TO KEEP CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COSTS AFFORDABLE! SATURDAY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Speaker bios are listed below; right before the FAQs) 7:00-8:00      Exhibitor Set-up             8:00-9:00      Registration        9:00-9:15      Welcome-Jeanine Davis                9:15-10:00    Keynote: The Hops Industry Across the Globe and Where the South Atlantic Growers Fit In-Scott Jennings, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mills River          10:00-10:30  Break Concurrent Sessions:     Beginners (B)     Experienced Growers (E) 10:30-11:10  (B) How to grow hops in the South Atlantic-the basics-Laura Siegle, Virginia Extension-and Holly Scoggins, Virginia Tech     (E) Processing hops-drying, pelletizing, storing-Solomon Rose, Organarchy Hops 11:20-12:00  (B) If I could do it all over again-a grower‘s perspective-Phillip Davis, Sticky Indian Hops-and Stan Driver, Hoot'n Holler Hops     (E) Our experiences with hop harvesters-Jeanine Davis-NC State University, Justen Dick, Kelly Ridge Farms, and Solomon Rose, Organarchy Hops 12:00-1:00     Lunch    1:00-1:40       (B) Selling hops to local brewers-Phillip Davis, Sticky Indian Hops and Heidi Dunkelberg, H&K Farms     (E) Hops chemistry from ground to glass-Ken Hurley, Virginia Tech 1:50-2:30       (B) The business of growing hops (financing, taxes, insurance, incorp. etc)-Adam Hopkins, University of Tennessee     (E) Brewers Panel-How are local growers doing?-Scott Jennings, Sierra Nevada, Kevin Sondey, Catawba Brewing Co., and Matt Norman, Frog Level Brewing 2:30-3:00       Break    Concurrent Sessions: A and B 3:00-3:40       (A) Old Dominion Hops Coop-what it is, how it works, and benefits of belonging–Stan Driver, Hoot'n Holler Hops and Nat Ables, Highline Hops     (B) Hops and daylength-grower and researcher experiments-Justen Dick, Kelly Ridge Farms, and Colleen Doherty or Eric Waddell, NC State University 3:50-4:30       (A) What am I allowed to spray on my hops? Laura Siegle, Virginia Extension and Patrick Jones, NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services     (B) Leveraging the local growers' competitive advantages and varieties to avoid planting in 2017-John Bryce, the Lupulin Exchange 4:30-4:45        Break    Single Sessions 4:45-5:45        Results from the North Carolina and Virginia university hop growing studies-Jeanine Davis, NC State University, Holly Scoggins, Virginia Tech and Laban Rutto, Virginia State     5:45-6:00         Wrap-Up, choose site for next year, thank you                                          FRIDAY AFTERNOON TOURS We have three big buses reserved this year and we are putting together three different tours for Friday afternoon. We are still finalizing the details but we can tell you that Riverbend Malt House, the NCSU Research Hop Yard, Sticky Indian Hops, North River Farms (barley), Sierra Nevada Brewery, H&K Farm (hops), and New Belgium Brewing will each be on at least one of the tours. You will have to choose one of the three tours. They will be different because most places can't handle 150 visitors in an afternoon! Information on how to reserve space on the tour of your choice will be posted later. If you register for the tours before we post that, we will email that information to you and you will get "first dibs". Start with an early lunch at the hotel and buses will start boarding around 11:45 for a noon departure. FRIDAY EVENING BREWERY TOURS There will be a single bus making a continuous circuit including the breweries and the hotel. This will run from 6 pm to 10 pm. You are welcome to get on and off at will, but if you miss the last bus, you need to find your way back to the hotel (lots of taxi and Uber opportunities in Asheville). Catawba Brewing Co. is our special partner for the evening. They are going to brew a conference beer made with local ingredients! Attendees will get a ticket for one glass of the conferernce beer, but after that you will have to buy all your own beer and food that evening. Catawba Brewing Co. is also offering a brewhouse tour and tasting for our group, but you have to register and pay for that separately through this Catawba Eventbrite page (be careful about signing up for the 6:00 tour in case your bus is running behind). TICKETS Click on the green  "Tickets" button in the upper right to get more information on tickets and to order tickets for attending the event or for being an exhibitor or sponsor. Tickets are transferrable and refundable up to February 1 (more info below). We plan to hold the conference regardless of weather conditions, so please plan accordingly. We reserve the right to make modifications to the program to accommodate adverse weather and other unforeseeable situations (e.g., speaker illness). SPONSORS We welcome sponsors for our event. Sponsorships give you the opportunity to showcase your business and allow us to make this a special conference affordable for attendees. Sponsorships also support internships and student rates. All sponsorships include an exhibit table for the Saturday event, one registration for Saturday, your company logo on all our promotions, and more depending on your level of sponsorship. Details are included on the sponsorship ticket descriptions in the "get tickets" link above. EXHIBITORS There is limited space at this conference for exhibitors (we are working on getting more). Registration for one person is included in the exhibitor package which includes a skirted table, two chairs, and a wastebasket for Saturday. An exhibit table is also included in all the sponsorships. Register under ticket sales (green button at upper right). INTERNSHIPS AND STUDENT RATES These will be posted as funding becomes available to support them. BOOKING GUEST ROOMS AT THE CROWNE PLAZA RESORT We encourage you to stay at the Crowne Plaza Resort because it is convenient and comfortable but also because our contract requires us to fill a certain number of rooms! Our group rates for March 23 and 24 are $119 for a double ($134.47 with all the taxes) and $144 for a king ($162.72 with all the taxes). The group rates are available for two days before and after the event nights of March 23 and 24 and count toward our room numbers, but please note that Saturday night's group rate is $129 ($145.77 with all the taxes included). These rates are available until midnight on March 1, 2017 and room numbers are limited. The group rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting and sleeping rooms, complimentary self-parking, 10% discounts at Adelaide Spa & Salon and Asheville Adventure Center, downtown shuttle service for $5 per person roundtrip, and airport shuttle for $20 per person ($5 for each additional person), one way. To call in your reservation: Call the toll-free number 1-888- 211-7755 (24/7) and mention the group name South Atlantic Hops Conference in order to receive the special group rate (and give us credit for the stay). To make your reservation online: Go to: www.ashevillecp.com. Check Availability (enter dates of stay) and Enter Group Code: SAH. This reservation LINK will automatically add the group code and book you a room for March 23 and 24. POSTER AREA (no boards or easels will be provided) There will be a poster area available for you to exhibit posters on research and extension activities related to hops and brewing. This is targeted towards students, researchers, extension specialists and agents, and growers involved in on-farm research. This is not for promoting products or services and those will not be allowed (please reserve a commercial exhibit space for those). If you want to bring a poster, please email Holly Scoggins at [email protected] and let her know. We will not have poster boards to hang on, so please bring your poster mounted on a board and an easel to set it on. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR SATURDAY (in alphabetical order) Nat Ables, Highline Hops, Virginia. Nat has been growing hops since 2012 and served as chairman of the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative until just recently. He will share a session with Stan Driver to discuss the cooperative and how it has helped the regional hops industry grow. John Bryce, the Lupulin Exchange, Charlottesville, VA. John is a brewer and entrepreneur. He built his first brewery at the age of 23 and continued his career at several VA breweries. He currently serves as Technical Outreach Director of The Master Brewers Association Of The Americas (MBAA). He and his partner started an online marketplace for hops to help brewers and growers. He will share what he has observed about the South Atlantic region hops and what the market is looking for variety wise. Dr. Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor in Horticultural Science, NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program, NC State University. Jeanine is located in western NC, just across the river from the Sierra Nevada Brewery. She has been conducting research and extension activities with the NC hops industry for over eight years. She established a replicated variety trial in Mills River in 2011 where she and her staff test varieties for the region, experiment with cultural practices, and have initiated a hops breeding program. She will share what they have learned in their six years of production. Phillip Davis, grower, Sticky Indian Hop Farm, Candler, NC. Phillip has been growing hops for over six years. He has experimented with different varieties and methods and built a harvester. He will share his experiences growing hops and selling to local breweries. Justen Dick, Kelly Ridge Farms. Justen is a licensed environmental geologist with 15 years of experience, specializing in soil and groundwater bioremediation technology. His personal hobby is home brewing which led him to add a hop yard to his farm. He has incorporated cutting-edge growing practices in his yard and conducts research in concert with Emory and Henry College. Justen will share his experiences with building and operating a hop harvester and his experiments on using artificial lighting to extend daylength in his hopyard. Dr. Colleen Doherty, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, NC State University. Colleen and her lab are working to  to understand how plants integrate different environmental signals when responding to an external abiotic stress such as drought. In particular, they are interested in how plants measure and track time to coordinate their activities. She is presently working on hops and trying to find a molecular marker for the photoperiod related gene that makes hops so sensitive to daylength. That will help breeders develop hop varieties for southern growers. If Colleen is unavailable because of her academic schedule, her graduate student, Eric Waddell, will give the presentation on hops and daylength with Justen Dick. Stan Driver, grower, Hoot'n Holler Hops, Lyndhurst, VA. Stan is the pioneer South Atlantic hops grower. He started growing hops over 20 years ago and about nine years ago began growing them with Blue Mountain Brewery. He now works with growers throughout the region to help them establish their own hop yards. He will share what he has learned about growing hops and why he started the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative. Heidi Dunkelberg, grower, H&K Farms, Beaverdam, NC. Heidi is a small scale hops grower and avid brewer. She has been growing hops for eight years using a unique trellis system that works well for her. She will share her experiences selling hops to local breweries. Adam Hopkins, Area Farm Management Specialist for University of Tennessee Extension. Adam will talk about what every grower needs to know about running a farm operation as a business including setting goals, keeping financial records and understanding tax laws. Learn why business planning and record keeping are necessary to running a successful hop yard. Dr. Ken Hurley, Director Enology Analytical Services Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. You can send your hop samples to Ken's lab of analysis of alpha and beta acids, essential oils, and moisture. Ken will share what he has learned about hops grown in the South Atlantic region and how they compare with hops grown further north. He will also provide information on how you can produce the highest quality final product. Scott Jennings, Head Brewer at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC. Scott has visited hopyards across the globe and brewed beer with varieties from many regions. He will share what he has learned and give us his take on hops growing in the South Atlantic. Patrick Jones, Deputy Director for Pesticide Programs, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Patrick will join Laura Siegle from Viriginia Extension to discuss pesticide use on hops in North Carolina. Matt Norman, head brewer, Frog Level Brewing, Waynesville, NC.Matt will participate in the brewers panel and talk about his experiences buying and using locally grown hops. Solomon Rose, Organarchy Hops Farm. Solomon is the founder and owner of this Maryland hops farm. The farm grows and processes hops for themselves and other growers. Solomon will talk about his experience processing hops and using a harvester. Dr. Laban Rutto, Associate Professor at Virginia State University. Rutto's research interests include the agronomy of specialty crops, domestication and improvement of neglected and alternative crops, phytoremediation of agriculture mediated soil and water contamination, and soil-plant-microbe interactions in managed and natural ecosystems. In 2016, he obtained a federal multi-state grant to support research and extension activities to help grow the hops industry. That grant supported the construction of his research hop yard in Petersburg and helps fund extension efforts, including this conference being coordinated by his project partners in North Carolina. Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor in Horticulture, Virginia Tech. Holly teaches courses in ornamental plant production, herbaceous landscape plants, greenhouse management, and public gardens maintenance and management. Her research interests include improving greenhouse and nursery production systems for herbaceous perennials, nutrition and rhizosphere management.  Her extension work includes information for home gardeners as well as greenhouse and nursery growers. Holly became interested in hops several years ago and in 2016 established a research hop yard at Virginia Tech. Holly will share their first year results. Her experiences are similar to what all new growers experience-including some surprises! Laura Siegle, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Amelia County, Virginia. She assists crop and livestock producers with farm services and support and particularly enjoys working on programs related to dairy cattle, horses, beef, and field crops. Outside of her work in Amelia County, she has a particular focus on hops production and has been working on state-wide hop programs and hops outreach since 2013. Laura will share what she has learned working with hop growers in Virginia and about hops and pesticides. Kevin Sondey, Director, Brewing Operations, Catawba Brewing Co., Asheville, NC. Kevin is a North Carolina native who started his brewing career in 1994 at a small 3 BBL brewpub in Portland, OR. He attended the Siebel Institute of Technology and landed at Stoudt’s Brewing Company learning to brew German style lagers. He returned to his hometown of Wilmington, NC in 1996 to run Wilmington Brewing Company as their brewmaster, overseeing production at three locations.  He spent time at Dogfish Head as packaging manager, brewer, and quality assurance manager. North Carolina called him home and he had a short stint at Highland Brewing Company before taking his current position. Kevin will participate in the brewers panel to talk about how our local growers are doing and how they can improve what they offer. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why does this conference cost more than the 2015 and 2016 conferences? The venue for the 2015 conference in Winston-Salem was free and we had an amazingly affordable caterer. The venue for the 2016 conference in Richmond was a budget-friendly motel. Attendees from the 2016 conference made it very clear that we needed to move to a higher end hotel AND they also voted to hold the 2017 conference in Asheville. Asheville is a major tourist area with very limited facilities to handle a conference of this size. In other words, it costs more in Asheville! We have done everything we can to keep costs low. The cost of a couple, registering for both days at the early bird rate and staying at the hotel for one night is $390. That is a very affordable investment for the information and networking opportunities that this conference will provide. Besides, think of all the fun you will have spending the weekend in Asheville! How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact [email protected] and include "hops conference" in the subject line. You will get a return email from Jeanine or one of her assistants, Kelly Gaskill or Margaret Bloomquist. Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable? Tickets are refundable through February 1. They are transferrable anytime, but it is the responsiblity of the ticket holder. What are the fees included in my registration? The fees pay for the Eventbrite service. They allow us to take your payments on-line, provide us with an easy and efficient way to handle registration, print name tags, and most importantly, communicate with you before and after the conference. So do not ignore emails from Eventbrite, please! Where is my receipt? Eventbrite sends out your receipt right after you register on-line. If it is not in your inbox, please check your spam and junk folders. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Jeanine Davis, Kelly Gaskill, and Margaret Bloomquist with North Carolina State University; Holly Scoggins with Virginia Tech; Laura Siegle with Virginia Extension; Laban Rutto with Virginia State University; Stan Driver with Hoot ' Holler Hops; David Goode with Piedmont Hops; Phillip Davis with Sticky Indian Hops; Heidi Dunkelberg with H&K Hops Farm; and Brent Manning with Riverbend Malt House. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND ADA ACCOMMODATION STATEMENTS North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Jeanine Davis at [email protected] or 828-684-3562.

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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This is Part 1 of the South Atlantic Hops Conference, this year taking place in Asheville, NC! Join us on this unique insider's tour to the nuts and bolts of the hop farming/brewing industries. Friday afternoon will consist of bus tours of local hop yards, breweries, a malt house, and other related businesses. This will be followed by an evening brewery tour in Asheville. The highlight of the brewery tour will be a visit to Catawba Brewing Co. where attendees will enjoy a special conference beer made with local ingredients. Dinner and beer can be purchased on the tour (Friday evening food and beer NOT included in the registration). Attendees who register for Saturday only are welcome to join us at the breweries on Friday night. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the green tickets tab on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-26084925715

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1 Resort Dr , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! SAVE $50 ON THE TWO DAY EVENT BY REGISTERING BY DEC. 31 (save $25 for a single day pass). We are currently accepting sponsor and exhibitor registrations. Please click on the green "Get Tickets" button to see the options and take advantage of the prime sponsorships and limited number of exhibit spaces (note: all sponsorships include exhibit space for Saturday). KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Scott Jennings, Head Brewer, Sierra-Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC speaking on The Hops Industry Across the Globe and Where South Atlantic Growers Fit In Catawba Brewing Co. will make a conference beer just for our event! It will be served on Friday night during the brewery tour. All attendees will receive a ticket for one glass. The 2017 conference will highlight hop growing and research in the South Atlantic region. Because our industry is so young, in previous years we have brought in experts from the Pacific Northwest and northern states where they have more experience growing hops. But we now have growers and researchers who have been growing hops for six, eight, and more years. So this year we are going to hear exclusively from growers, researchers, brewers, and other related individuals from this region. We will present the latest research results on hop growing and hop cone chemistry from NC State University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University. There is also some great grower based research taking place that will be presented. You can register for the Friday afternoon tour and the Saturday educational program together or separately. The event will start on Friday with lunch at the hotel followed by afternoon tours of hop/beer related businesses (see tour information below). That will be followed by an evening brewery tour where a bus will run a continuous loop among the hotel and breweries (see brewery tour information below). You will be able to buy dinner and beer on the tour (Friday evening food and beer NOT included in the registration). Attendees who register for Saturday only are welcome to join us at the breweries on Friday night. The educational program and tradeshow will take place on Saturday at the hotel. PLEASE PLAN TO STAY AT THE CROWNE PLAZA RESORT! IT IS CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE, AND WE NEED TO BOOK ROOMS TO KEEP CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COSTS AFFORDABLE! SATURDAY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Speaker bios are listed below; right before the FAQs) 7:00-8:00      Exhibitor Set-up             8:00-9:00      Registration        9:00-9:15      Welcome-Jeanine Davis                9:15-10:00    Keynote: The Hops Industry Across the Globe and Where the South Atlantic Growers Fit In-Scott Jennings, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mills River          10:00-10:30  Break Concurrent Sessions:     Beginners (B)     Experienced Growers (E) 10:30-11:10  (B) How to grow hops in the South Atlantic-the basics-Laura Siegle, Virginia Extension-and Holly Scoggins, Virginia Tech     (E) Processing hops-drying, pelletizing, storing-TBA 11:20-12:00  (B) If I could do it all over again-a grower‘s perspective-Phillip Davis, Sticky Indian Hops-and Stan Driver, Hoot'n Holler Hops     (E) Our experiences with hop harvesters-Jeanine Davis-NC State University and TBA 12:00-1:00     Lunch    1:00-1:40       (B) Selling hops to local brewers-Phillip Davis, Sticky Indian Hops and Heidi Dunkelberg, H&K Farms     (E) Hops chemistry-what every grower needs to know-Ken Hurley, Virginia Tech 1:50-2:30       (B) The business of growing hops (financing, taxes, insurance, incorp. etc)-Adam Hopkins, University of Tennessee     (E) Brewers Panel-How are local growers doing?-Scott Jennings, Sierra Nevada, Kevin Sondey, Catawba Brewing Co., Matt Norman, Matt Norman, Frog Level Brewing, and TBA 2:30-3:00       Break    Concurrent Sessions: A and B 3:00-3:40       (A) Old Dominion Hops Coop-what it is, how it works, benefits –Stan Driver, Hoot'n Holler Hops and TBA     (B) Hops and daylength-grower and researcher experiments-TBA 3:50-4:30       (A) What am I allowed to spray on my hops? Laura Siegle, Virginia Extension and TBA     (B) Leveraging the local growers' competitive advantages and varieties to avoid planting in 2017-John Bryce, the Lupulin Exchange 4:30-4:45        Break    Single Sessions 4:45-5:45        Results from the North Carolina and Virginia university hop growing studies-Jeanine Davis, NC State University, Holly Scoggins, Virginia Tech and Laban Rutto, Virginia State     5:45-6:00         Wrap-Up, choose site for next year, thank you                                          FRIDAY AFTERNOON TOURS We have three big buses reserved this year and we are putting together three tours for Friday afternoon. We are still finalizing the details but we can tell you that Riverbend Malt House, the NCSU Research Hop Yard, and Sticky Indian Hops  will each be on at least one of the tours. You will have to choose one of the three tours. They will be different because most places can't handle 150 visitors in an afternoon! Information on how to reserve space on the tour of your choice will be posted later. If you register for the tours before we post that, we will email that information to you and you will get "first dibs". FRIDAY EVENING BREWERY TOURS There will be a single bus making a continuous circuit including the breweries and the hotel. This will run from 6 pm to 10 pm. You are welcome to get on and off at will, but if you miss the last bus, you need to find your way back to the hotel (lots of taxi and Uber opportunities in Asheville). Catawba Brewing Co. is our special partner for the evening. They are going to brew a conference beer made with local ingredients! Attendees will get a ticket for one glass of the conferernce beer, but after that you will have to buy all your own beer and food that evening. Catawba Brewing Co. is also offering a brewhouse tour and tasting for our group, but you have to register and pay for that separately through this Catawba Eventbrite page (be careful about signing up for the 6:00 tour in case your bus is running behind). TICKETS Click on the green  "Tickets" button in the upper right to get more information on tickets and to order tickets for attending the event or for being an exhibitor or sponsor. Tickets are transferrable and refundable up to February 1 (more info below). We plan to hold the conference regardless of weather conditions, so please plan accordingly. We reserve the right to make modifications to the program to accommodate adverse weather and other unforeseeable situations (e.g., speaker illness). SPONSORS We welcome sponsors for our event. Sponsorships give you the opportunity to showcase your business and allow us to make this a special conference affordable for attendees. Sponsorships also support internships and student rates. All sponsorships include an exhibit table for the Saturday event, one registration for Saturday, your company logo on all our promotions, and more depending on your level of sponsorship. Details are included on the sponsorship ticket descriptions in the "get tickets" link above. EXHIBITORS There is limited space at this conference for exhibitors (we are working on getting more). Registration for one person is included in the exhibitor package which includes a skirted table, two chairs, and a wastebasket for Saturday. An exhibit table is also included in all the sponsorships. Register under ticket sales (green button at upper right). INTERNSHIPS AND STUDENT RATES These will be posted as funding becomes available to support them. BOOKING GUEST ROOMS AT THE CROWNE PLAZA RESORT We encourage you to stay at the Crowne Plaza Resort because it is convenient and comfortable but also because our contract requires us to fill a certain number of rooms! Our group rates for March 23 and 24 are $119 for a double ($134.47 with all the taxes) and $144 for a king ($162.72 with all the taxes). The group rates are available for two days before and after the event nights of March 23 and 24 and count toward our room numbers, but please note that Saturday night's group rate is $129 ($145.77 with all the taxes included). These rates are available until midnight on March 1, 2017 and room numbers are limited. The group rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting and sleeping rooms, complimentary self-parking, 10% discounts at Adelaide Spa & Salon and Asheville Adventure Center, downtown shuttle service for $5 per person roundtrip, and airport shuttle for $20 per person ($5 for each additional person), one way. To call in your reservation: Call the toll-free number 1-888- 211-7755 (24/7) and mention the group name South Atlantic Hops Conference in order to receive the special group rate (and give us credit for the stay). To make your reservation online: Go to: www.ashevillecp.com. Check Availability (enter dates of stay) and Enter Group Code: SAH. This reservation LINK will automatically add the group code and book you a room for March 23 and 24. POSTER AREA (no boards or easels will be provided) There will be a poster area available for you to exhibit posters on research and extension activities related to hops and brewing. This is targeted towards students, researchers, extension specialists and agents, and growers involved in on-farm research. This is not for promoting products or services and those will not be allowed (please reserve a commercial exhibit space for those). If you want to bring a poster, please email Holly Scoggins at [email protected] and let her know. We will not have poster boards to hang on, so please bring your poster mounted on a board and an easel to set it on. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR SATURDAY (in alphabetical order) John Bryce, the Lupulin Exchange, Charlottesville, VA. John is a brewer and entrepreneur. He built his first brewery at the age of 23 and continued his career at several VA breweries. He currently serves as Technical Outreach Director of The Master Brewers Association Of The Americas (MBAA). He and his partner started an online marketplace for hops to help brewers and growers. He will share what he has observed about the South Atlantic region hops and what the market is looking for variety wise. Dr. Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor in Horticultural Science, NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program, NC State University. Jeanine is located in western NC, just across the river from the Sierra Nevada Brewery. She has been conducting research and extension activities with the NC hops industry for over eight years. She established a replicated variety trial in Mills River in 2011 where she and her staff test varieties for the region, experiment with cultural practices, and have initiated a hops breeding program. She will share what they have learned in their six years of production. Phillip Davis, grower, Sticky Indian Hop Farm, Candler, NC. Phillip has been growing hops for over six years. He has experimented with different varieties and methods and built a harvester.He will share his experiences growing hops and selling to local breweries. Stan Driver, grower, Hoot'n Holler Hops, Lyndhurst, VA. Stan is the pioneer South Atlantic hops grower. He started growing hops over 20 years ago and about nine years ago began growing them with Blue Mountain Brewery. He now works with growers throughout the region to help them establish their own hop yards. He will share what he has learned about growing hops and why he started the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative. Heidi Dunkelberg, grower, H&K Farms, Beaverdam, NC. Heidi is a small scale hops grower and avid brewer. She has been growing hops for eight years using a unique trellis system that works well for her. She will share her experiences selling hops to local breweries. Adam Hopkins, Area Farm Management Specialist for University of Tennessee Extension. Adam will talk about what every grower needs to know about running a farm operation as a business including setting goals, keeping financial records and understanding tax laws. Learn why business planning and record keeping are necessary to running a successful hop yard. Dr. Ken Hurley, Director Enology Analytical Services Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. You can send your hop samples to Ken's lab of analysis of alpha and beta acids, essential oils, and moisture. Ken will share what he has learned about hops grown in the South Atlantic region and how they compare with hops grown further north. He will also provide information on how you can produce the highest quality final product. Scott Jennings, Head Brewer at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC. Scott has visited hopyards across the globe and brewed beer with varieties from many regions. He will share what he has learned and give us his take on hops growing in the South Atlantic. Matt Norman, head brewer, Frog Level Brewing, Waynesville, NC.Matt will participate in the brewers panel and talk about his experiences buying and using locally grown hops. Dr. Laban Rutto, Associate Professor at Virginia State University. Rutto's research interests include the agronomy of specialty crops, domestication and improvement of neglected and alternative crops, phytoremediation of agriculture mediated soil and water contamination, and soil-plant-microbe interactions in managed and natural ecosystems. In 2016, he obtained a federal multi-state grant to support research and extension activities to help grow the hops industry. That grant supported the construction of his research hop yard in Petersburg and helps fund extension efforts, including this conference being coordinated by his project partners in North Carolina. Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor in Horticulture, Virginia Tech. Holly teaches courses in ornamental plant production, herbaceous landscape plants, greenhouse management, and public gardens maintenance and management. Her research interests include improving greenhouse and nursery production systems for herbaceous perennials, nutrition and rhizosphere management.  Her extension work includes information for home gardeners as well as greenhouse and nursery growers. Holly became interested in hops several years ago and in 2016 established a research hop yard at Virginia Tech. Holly will share their first year results. Her experiences are similar to what all new growers experience-including some surprises! Laura Siegle, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Amelia County, Virginia. She assists crop and livestock producers with farm services and support and particularly enjoys working on programs related to dairy cattle, horses, beef, and field crops. Outside of her work in Amelia County, she has a particular focus on hops production and has been working on state-wide hop programs and hops outreach since 2013. Laura will share what she has learned working with hop growers in Virginia and about hops and pesticides. Kevin Sondey, Director, Brewing Operations, Catawba Brewing Co., Asheville, NC. Kevin is a North Carolina native who started his brewing career in 1994 at a small 3 BBL brewpub in Portland, OR. He attended the Siebel Institute of Technology and landed at Stoudt’s Brewing Company learning to brew German style lagers. He returned to his hometown of Wilmington, NC in 1996 to run Wilmington Brewing Company as their brewmaster, overseeing production at three locations.  He spent time at Dogfish Head as packaging manager, brewer, and quality assurance manager. North Carolina called him home and he had a short stint at Highland Brewing Company before taking his current position. Kevin will participate in the brewers panel to talk about how our local growers are doing and how they can improve what they offer. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why does this conference cost more than the 2015 and 2016 conferences? The venue for the 2015 conference in Winston-Salem was free and we had an amazingly affordable caterer. The venue for the 2016 conference in Richmond was a budget-friendly motel. Attendees from the 2016 conference made it very clear that we needed to move to a higher end hotel AND they also voted to hold the 2017 conference in Asheville. Asheville is a major tourist area with very limited facilities to handle a conference of this size. In other words, it costs more in Asheville! We have done everything we can to keep costs low. The cost of a couple, registering for both days at the early bird rate and staying at the hotel for one night is $390. That is a very affordable investment for the information and networking opportunities that this conference will provide. Besides, think of all the fun you will have spending the weekend in Asheville! How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact [email protected] and include "hops conference" in the subject line. You will get a return email from Jeanine or one of her assistants, Kelly Gaskill or Margaret Bloomquist. Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable? Tickets are refundable through February 1. They are transferrable anytime, but it is the responsiblity of the ticket holder. What are the fees included in my registration? The fees pay for the Eventbrite service. They allow us to take your payments on-line, provide us with an easy and efficient way to handle registration, print name tags, and most importantly, communicate with you before and after the conference. So do not ignore emails from Eventbrite, please! Where is my receipt? Eventbrite sends out your receipt right after you register on-line. If it is not in your inbox, please check your spam and junk folders. CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Jeanine Davis, Kelly Gaskill, and Margaret Bloomquist with North Carolina State University; Holly Scoggins with Virginia Tech; Laura Siegle with Virginia Extension; Laban Rutto with Virginia State University; Stan Driver with Hoot ' Holler Hops; David Goode with Piedmont Hops; Phillip Davis with Sticky Indian Hops; Heidi Dunkelberg with H&K Hops Farm; and Brent Manning with Riverbend Malt House. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND ADA ACCOMMODATION STATEMENTS North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Jeanine Davis at [email protected] or 828-684-3562.

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join us for a friendly and free afternoon of canasta! Refresher and help available for those new to the game.

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36 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces Medicare Choices Made Easy, for January - April 2017. The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways to save money. The Information Sessions are free and open to the public. People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased and accurate. No products are sold, recommended or endorsed. To register for the class go to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County (www.coabc.org) website or call the Council on Aging at 828-277- 8288 for information about times and locations of the Information Sessions and to reserve your place.

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UNC Asheville 1 University Heights , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Friday, March 24th from 4-7 pm - Join us at the store for a free wine tasting featuring a trio of quintessential house wines. From a little Southern French operation called Le Ballon, this is your chance to try their white, rosé, and red. Trust us, the wines are delicious, affordable, and perfect for spring and summer parties and casual sipping. Call them house wines, table wines, or vin de table.......we don't care what you call them! The new Le Ballon wines from the Languedoc are some of the most honest and easy drinking French wines of all time! Part of the Vignerons de Nature portfolio, a small importer focused on organic and biodynamic wines from small French family estates, the Le Ballon series are the top values in the book. We'll start with the white, a fresh and zesty, tank fermented blend of equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino. Up next, the dry rosé is simply sensational -- 50% Grenache and 50% Cinsault, this is about as chuggable as wine can get. To finish, the grill-ready red combines Grenache with little bits of Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon -- juicy, spicy, and easygoing, this is the perfect mid-weight red for warmer weather drinking. All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn and save on all of the featured tasting wines. Can't make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at [email protected] The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! 1. 2016 Le Ballon Blanc (Languedoc, France) - This is exactly the kind of white wine you want to have around the house for pretty much any sort of drinking occasion. A blend of equal parts Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel, it offers up crisp notes of peach, apple, citrus and white flowers. Uncomplicated, but way too easy to drink, this is a lot of white wine for the money. Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases 2. 2016 Le Ballon Rosé (Languedoc, France) - After one sniff of this wine, we knew we were going to buy it. Talk about a wine that smells like sunny fruit! Tart strawberry, cherry, white peach, honeysuckle and more. We guarantee you can't have just 1 glass! Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases 3. 2016 Le Ballon Rouge (Languedoc, France) - A combination of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from organically cultivated vineyards, this stainless steel fermented red is full of charm and sheer drinkability. Stock up on this one for cookouts and bbq! Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Friday, March 24th from 4-7 pm - Join us at the store for a free wine tasting featuring a trio of quintessential house wines. From a little Southern French operation called Le Ballon, this is your chance to try their white, rosé, and red. Trust us, the wines are delicious, affordable, and perfect for spring and summer parties and casual sipping. Call them house wines, table wines, or vin de table.......we don't care what you call them! The new Le Ballon wines from the Languedoc are some of the most honest and easy drinking French wines of all time! Part of the Vignerons de Nature portfolio, a small importer focused on organic and biodynamic wines from small French family estates, the Le Ballon series are the top values in the book. We'll start with the white, a fresh and zesty, tank fermented blend of equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino. Up next, the dry rosé is simply sensational -- 50% Grenache and 50% Cinsault, this is about as chuggable as wine can get. To finish, the grill-ready red combines Grenache with little bits of Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon -- juicy, spicy, and easygoing, this is the perfect mid-weight red for warmer weather drinking. All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn and save on all of the featured tasting wines. Can't make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at [email protected] The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! 1. 2016 Le Ballon Blanc (Languedoc, France) - This is exactly the kind of white wine you want to have around the house for pretty much any sort of drinking occasion. A blend of equal parts Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel, it offers up crisp notes of peach, apple, citrus and white flowers. Uncomplicated, but way too easy to drink, this is a lot of white wine for the money. Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases 2. 2016 Le Ballon Rosé (Languedoc, France) - After one sniff of this wine, we knew we were going to buy it. Talk about a wine that smells like sunny fruit! Tart strawberry, cherry, white peach, honeysuckle and more. We guarantee you can't have just 1 glass! Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases 3. 2016 Le Ballon Rouge (Languedoc, France) - A combination of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from organically cultivated vineyards, this stainless steel fermented red is full of charm and sheer drinkability. Stock up on this one for cookouts and bbq! Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville / Biltmore Forest, NC 28803
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Friday, March 24th from 4-7 pm - Join us at the store (directions here) for a free wine tasting featuring a trio of quintessential house wines.  From a little Southern French operation called Le Ballon, this is your chance to try their white, rosé, and red.  Trust us, [...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted a poem crafted just for you? This is your opportunity to sit one-on-one with one of our local poets and have them craft a thoughtful poem just for you (or a loved one!). This is a free weekly event.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Join Chef Graham House and Guest Chef Steven Goff for an Intimate Food Experience with locally prepared foods from the farmers of Asheville City Market and libations from Sovereign Remedies. This event will inspire you and engage all of your senses.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm with a live show in the Historic Theater and some delectable treats by our Chef's and Mixologist for a little fun filled entertainment.  Dinner will be at 7:00 pm and will consist of 5 courses that are provided by your local farmers and you will savor the inspired creations that these Chef's create.  Dinner will be followed by Dessert from Cakes by Gray and Coffee by High Five  Meet your Guest Chef Steven Goff:    Make sure to join us for a local evening of dining and meet your local farmers and Chef's!  Proceeds will Benefit: Asheville City Market and ASAP.  Produced by: Shay Brown Event Management Hunt and Peck Mediastuff  and Sovereign Remedies  This Dinner will included: Hosted Cocktail Hour with Live Entertainment (Surprise Guest), 5 Course Meal by Chef Graham House and Chef Steven Goff, Desserts by Cakes by Gray and Coffee by High Five Coffee. Sovereign Remedies will be providing a wine pairing and a full bar for the evening that you can purchase depending on wanting the full experience or just a taste. The evening will be highlighting & supporting our amazing local farmers from Asheville City Market and ASAP - Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project they will be providing the food for the Chef's to create the dinner. We also have a few things up our sleeve for dinner, for your enjoyment. Come relax, enjoy an amazing dinner and some great entertainment while meeting you local farmers and Chef's. See you there!

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Shay Brown Events Management, Sovereign Remedies and Hunt & Peck Mediastuff present a series of conversations with dinner at the Historic Asheville Masonic Temple. This event will benefit Asheville City Market is a project of ASAP supporting Local Food and Local Farmers in the Western North Carolina Area. The March 24, 2017 Dinner will be curated from the fields of the farmer’s hands to the table; where it will be transformed, and recreated by Renowned Chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies and Chef Steven Goff of Brinehaus Meat & Provisions. The dinner will consist of 5 small plate courses which will be alternated between each chef and a grand finale joint creation between these two talented chefs. Desserts will be presented by Cakes by Gray and High 5 Coffee. The dinners will be paired with cocktails and wine by the talented crew of Sovereign Remedies. The Cocktail Hour will host Vendetta Crème for your entertainment and Comedian Clint Nohr for your MC and Dinner Entertainment. The Dinner will take place at the Historic Asheville Masonic Temple on March 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm, for tickets please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-intimate-dinner-w-chef-graham-house-chef-steven-goff-tickets-32242780023 We look forward to hosting you in true Southern Style to a Series of Dinners, Entertainment, Art and a few surprises along the way.

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80 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. Co-owner and filmmaker Brad Hoover will guide students through an in-depth four week course on the fundamentals of cinematography techniques. You will learn answers to important questions such as: how can you use your camera better to tell the story? What do you need to know about lenses? What can you do to affect mood and perception? Attendees will be able to utilize equipment provided by ASoF, including the RED camera! This course will be held once a week for 4 weeks, starting Friday March 10th, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm. Cost is $275, and includes access to all film equipment. ​ Register early and submit a 20% deposit ($55) two weeks prior to class to guarantee placement. This course is eligible for the Returning Student Discount of 20%. Register on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details.The class beings Friday March 10, 2017 6:30pm –9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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FRANKLIN'S KITE plays 7pm-9 inside. Tasting room opens at 4pm. Good beer, good food, good people, good times! This is a re-schedule of our canceled (snow) JAN 20 show.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) "Pierson’s voice is strong yet vulnerable, conveying tremendous emotional depth and passion as she tells stories about life, social issues and ills, love and loss, and more in a no-nonsense style that gets her point across... Heather’s musical voice is fresh, original, and a delight to behold. Very highly recommended!" — Kathy Parsons | MainlyPiano.com

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Playing keys with Rhoda Weaver and Her Soulmates.

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Join us Friday, March 24th as we welcome Season 12 American Idol WINNER Candice Glover to Asheville!!  Doors open at NEW MOUNTAIN at 7pm and the show will begin with opening Asheville bands "Lyric" and "Rhoda Weaver & The Soulmates".  These are 3 of the best voices on the planet in one room, for one night!  This a rare show you don't want to miss!!  Purchase your tickets here, or in person at The Social - 1078 Tunnel Rd - Asheville.  Join our event on Facebook for up to the minute news about the show!  CANDICE is gonna stick around to meet & greet EVERY ticket holder!!

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Public Talk Developing Inner Confidence -Friday March 24, 7 - 8:15pm with Buddhist Monk Kelsang Tabkay. We all want to feel good about ourselves but often we don't. We can be overly self-critical, focus on our limitations and end up feeling insecure. This way of relating to ourself can adversely affect our work life, daily life, relationships and spiritual development. In this public talk we will see how Buddhist wisdom offers us a different way of viewing ourself. Rather than identifying with our limitations we can begin relating to the extraordinary potential we all have. Developing this inner confidence will naturally lead us to improve our good qualities and enable us to be a positive influence on those around us. Includes a guided meditation, talk and discussion. 1070 Tunnel Road, Building #2 unit 20. $10 or $5 students/seniors. Everyone Welcome! 828-668-2241 MeditationInAsheville.org

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1070 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Solo "piano' show.

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28 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Asheville Anime Regional Convention presents: The Neo Victorian Masquerade- THE steampunk event of the season. Don your cosets, Goggles, and top hats and join us for live performances and revelry of the absolute highest caliber. Performances by: Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrQiCKeJsz4 http://www.crystalbrightandthesilverhands.com/#absolute-elsewhere Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, led by singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, have played over 500 shows from Canada to Austin to New Orleans to Nashville over the past five years, sharing the stage with the likes of Beats Antique, Autumn Owls, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Love Language, Rising Appalachia, Larkin Grimm, Pearl and the Beard and many more. Bright performed with the North Carolina Symphony in 2011 on an arrangement of her song "Toy Hammer" and has performed at various festivals around the country including SXSW, Savannah Stopover, FloydFest, DragonCon, Midpoint Music Fest, The Steampunk World's Fair, and Shakori Hills. She took Runner Up for On the Rise at Floydfest 2013 for a return set in 2014, and was named Best Songwriter 2014 and Best Musician 2015 in Greensboro's Yes Weekly. Bright has an eclectic, haunting but yet whimsical, carnivalesque world folk sound, dubbed "kaleidophrenic cabaret." She plays accordion, musical saw, concertina, piano, Taiko drum, adungu (Ugandan harp), and various others, leaving people captivated with her operatic and soulful vocals and virtuosic command of her exotic instruments. The Last WordBenders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_sbqNJTRM http://thelastwordbenders.com/ The Last WordBenders was formed in 2012 by MorningStar (Emstar) and MidiBoss(Kpop Kakashi), best friends whom both shared a love for hip hop and wordplay. What started out as your typical stoner kid, basement rhyming smoke sessions; LWB became over time a well crafted back and forth, nerdy chopper influenced duo. From Comic Cons throughout NC to notable Asheville music venues, the duo has quickly carved a reputation for their steady work ethic while maintaining their own lane. EmStar and KPop both share many passions outside of the hip hop/music scene. They are involved with local cosplay groups, fashion designers, photographers, models, as well as local businesses and organizations like Asheville Anime Regional Convention. As a result, they find ways to intertwine all of these aspects into their brand not only through their lyrics and music, but into their visual aspect and image as well. Since their debut in 2012, LWB have worked with many touring artists, and have been featured on several artist and compilation albums. Noted for their high energy performances, the duo knows no boundaries when it comes to blending their love for intricate rhyme schemes from pop culture, social/personal commentary, to conscious content and satirical themes. Dj G3ms - Deep House, EDM  Dj Deven - Dance, EDM 

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.Martins guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on 'Aqualung'. His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1988.As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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28 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Three of Asheville’s fave Daves — Holt, Wilcox, and LaMotte, have dug down deep into the catalog to bring you a concert of “The Best Songs You've Never Heard." These three Asheville troubadours bring back rare gems found along their travels.

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2 South Pack Square , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Genre: Orchestral Folk RockCover: $10 ADV // $12 DOSShow: 9PM (Doors at 8PM)Ages: 21+ The Collection Somewhere between bonsai orchestra and over-filled rock band lies the Collection, a band who's name is as self-descriptive as it is ambiguous. With an army of instruments and influences, the 7 member ensemble creates songs layered with strings, brass, and woodwinds, crescendoing like a gigantic wave crashing on a shore of folk melodies and rock rhythms. The vocal ranges echo the myriad of instrumental textures, accompanying death and hope filled lyrics, weaving in and out of spiritual survival and thriving. But, though there are many seemingly different elements that make up who the Collection is, the sound is a unified one, the sound of a family with a common name; And that's what the Collection is and invites us to be - a big family. web: http://www.thecollectionband.com vid: https://youtu.be/A-YbYvXrX9I Alexa Rose Virginia-born singer-songwriter Alexa Rose spent her formative years writing songs on a hand-me-down guitar in a little mountain town, and scaled down the Blue Ridge to settle in Western North Carolina in 2013. At 19, she released her debut album, "North," which spoke to her folk influences and featured simple renditions of handmade songs on piano and guitar. The album’s premier track, “The Bear,” was featured on WVTF Public Radio’s “Back to the Blue Ridge” program, as well as other regional radio stations. Rose has been writing songs for nearly a decade now, but only recently became vagabond, touring her Appalachian folk-infused Americana since she graduated from Appalachian State University in 2015. She has been called a "rising voice of the region," sharing the stage with artists like Joy Ike and Jessica Lea Mayfield, and winning Asheville's acclaimed Brown Bag Songwriting Contest in 2016. "She has been touring up and down the region heavily, gathering fans along the way." - The Mountain Times Rose's sophomore album, due for release on New Year's Day, was recorded at famed Echo Mountain, a studio that has fostered the work of artists like T Bone Burnett, The Avett Brothers, and Steep Canyon Rangers. "Low and Lonesome" is, at heart, a folk songwriter’s album; the simple arrangements lend themselves to the frankness of Rose’s masterful phrasing, allowing the natural beauty of her warbling soprano to transport the listener to new places through familiar territory. Rose’s nonchalant delivery ebbs and flows in optimal sync with her band. The album features Pretty Little Goat Stringband members Tim Fisher on fiddle and JT Linville on bass. Other highlights throughout include backing vocals from fellow singer-songwriter, Clint Roberts, and sweet pedal steel courtesy of the Honeycutters’ Matt Smith. Though “folk” is most likely the term that will come to most listeners’ minds, Rose proves to be far from one-dimensional. web: http://www.alexarosemusic.com/ vid: https://youtu.be/L-eS__TBDjU Whym Whym is an alternative/ambient musical collective based in Asheville, NC. Their debut EP, "Sing, Doubter" released this past July. Recorded at RF Nashville with producer/engineer Nolan Rossi, the EP showcases five songs that exhibit their new musical direction. They are attracted to a way of making music that challenges their creativity and explores complex sides of faith. web: http://whymmusic.com/ vid: https://youtu.be/3L4GkL0tpuQ

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