Event Date: 07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/24/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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$Ghost Pipe Trio$ FEATURING Leo Johnson - Guitar Tommy Moore - Drums Sean Mccann - Bass

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48 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/25/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Solo show with James crooning and vamp on guitar. Jazz, blues, pop, originals and more. NO COVER

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/25/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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35 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/25/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Beginner dance lesson at 8pm ($10), band at 9PM ($5)

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/26/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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10 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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18+

Doors 8pm
Show 9pm

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Ages 18+

UK producer and DJ Zomboy, one of the biggest names in bass, has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. 2014 saw the release of his eagerly anticipated LP ‘The Outbreak’ on Never Say Die Records, which allowed him to expand his musical horizons and explore new styles. The album was incredibly well received, charting at No.1 on iTunes in the US, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Italy, Guatemala, Czech Republic and New Zealand.

This coincided with an extensive, sold out US tour of the same name, that saw him deliver his inimitable live performances to the length and breadth of the country – before rounding the year off in spectacular style with a first time appearance in the DJ Mag Top 100.

With recent remixes under his belt for Fedde Le Grand, Dillon Francis and a chart topping collaboration with Skrillex, 2015 is set to be another year of world domination for Zomboy.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Irish PunkCover: CA$H DONATION$Show: 10PMAges: 21+Black Irish TexasEmerging from the local cut-throat and highly competitive music scene of Austin, comes Black Irish Texas. And out of the proclaimed live music capital of the world they have exploded on the scene like a whiskey drenched force to be reckoned with. They have shared the stage with such International acts as Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, and the Street Dogs just to name a few, as well as local Austin legends such as the Dicks and the Flametrick Subs.The band started in 2004 after a few lineup changes and many tribulations, they have managed to keep their anything-but-common spaghetti western/Americana/punk infused Irish American act together just long enough to finally release their debut album “To Hell with the King.”With backing from Jameson Irish whiskey and support from legions of local and regional fans they released their first full length album and have been running all over the country throwing their no holds barred Irish American party gaining devout followers everywhere they play.Black Irish boast members of Austin favorite’s such as Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five, Flatcar Rattlers, Los Hispanos,UK, The Bulemics, and Hipsterectomy just to name a few. With members from each of those bands bringing to the table their own particular styles and influences, your current line-up of James Fitzsimmons on guitar and vocal duties, Mark Maughmer II on fiddle, James Sheeron on drums, Shannon McMillan on upright bass and Bil David Zarate on banjo, you are basically looking at a powder keg lit by a few shots of Jameson. And what a site it is.Do not, I repeat, do NOT try and pigeonhole these guys as an Irish pub drinking band, regurgitating overheard covers of “danny boy” and “whiskey in the jar” . In high demand at every venue from Stubb’s and Emo’s Austin to the Abbey pub in Chicago, Black Irish Texas is a coming to a venue near you. web: http://blackirishtexas.com/vid: https://youtu.be/ecQSh61mKZM

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Danimal Planet is the brainchild of front man Danimal Pinson, who started with a collection of lush, ethereal loop-based songs that he could perform by himself in a complex dance of coordinated foot pedal stomps and knob twists/turns.In April 2014, longtime musical collaborator and drummer, Adam Brown, came on board, bringing an electronic drum kit and several other toys to the mix. The two quickly recruited the captivating sounds of local Chattanooga sweethearts Josh Sable on guitar and Maria Jordania-Sable on keys/backup vocals. With the full sound now completely rounded out, the band recorded their debut EP themselves in January 2015, only to release "Penny In The Well" in April 2015 to raving reviews from both fans and local critics alike."With influence from the likes of Sigur Ros, Alt-J, Flaming Lips, their sound was one of the most intriguing of the festival. Even the rain couldn’t tear the crowd away from their inspiring set that methodically built soundscapes layered together to form a rich and vibrant work of art unlike any other." - Katie Davis/Hype Music Festivals"Penny in the Well is another entry in what is easily some of the most gorgeous music being made anywhere today." - Marc Michael/The Pulse

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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72 Weaverville Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Plankeye Peggy will be playing 2 sets

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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Come experience a hand-picked selection of some of Asheville’s best and brightest stand-up comedians – all in one show! These Funny Business Asheville Comedy Showcases sell-out quickly, so buying tickets in advance is highly recommended. Featuring a mix of fresh faces and returning favorites: Minori Hinds, Blaine Perry, Moira Gorey, Chesney Goodson, Kelly Morgan, Hilliary Begley, Macon Clark, Tom Peters and host Peter Smith McDowell. LOCALLY BREWED COMEDY: ASHEVILLE COMEDY SHOWCASE - FUNNY BUSINESS @ THE GREY EAGLE Friday, July 28th @ 8:00 PM $10 advance / $12 at the door Tickets @ https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1522936 Buying tickets in advance is highly-recommended. Parking is available at the Grey Eagle’s parking lot and on Clingman Ave. and Haywood Road. The Grey Eagle offers full bar service, and food is available inside the club at The Grey Eagle Taqueria. http://www.thegreyeagle.com/ Address: 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 232-5800 [email protected]

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185 Clingman Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 28801WHEN: Friday July 28, 2017DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: folk / americana AGES: all agesTICKETS: $17 adv. / $20 d.o.s. / $25 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)SEATING: seated general admissionWEB LISTINGTodd Sheaffer:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEOAs a solo artist and lead vocalist, guitar player and songwriter for the nationally acclaimed band Railroad Earth (initially known for his work as acclaimed “front man” for the popular quintet From Good Homes), Todd often writes tunes about love, being positive, and living a simpler life paired with catchy refrains and memorable melodies. Recurring themes of examining one's destiny, living a good life, and staying true to one's self resound in his songs. Todd's songs are well-crafted stories, and are delivered with outstanding musicianship and strong vocals. Todd has been gaining fans and pleasing music aficionados steadily for many years. He tours frequently coast to coast and appears at many outdoor festivals nationwide every year. This exposure has led to an ever-expanding tour base of devoted "hobos" who will welcome his finely crafted tunes. Todd Sheaffer has learned his craft through years on the stage and in the studio. He has had the good fortune to work with many talented people, and has enjoyed the support of a devoted and wonderful audience. Over the years, he has played with the greats, including: Bob Dylan, Bob Weir, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Joan Osborne, David Crosby, Shawn Colvin, Roger McGuinn, Levon Helm and Rick Danko, Widespread Panic, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Bela Fleck, and many others. Most of all, his music has, and continues, to touch many hearts.

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Our regularly scheduled appearance at one of Asheville's finest local music rooms.

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/28/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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28 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

Funk is more than a musical genre, it’s a way of life. And since that mindset is what Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band embodies every day, the collective titled its fourth studio album Funk Life.

The new record is as sassy and self-possessed as lead track “24/7,” a fearless plunge into contagious rhythms and bold horn hits. Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in the Booty Band’s hometown, Asheville, N.C., Funk Life paired the musicians with engineer Julian Dreyer(Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Zac Brown Band). The band was still arranging a couple of songs when tracking began, leaving room for the element of surprise. That spirit of excitement is captured on tracks like “Quick E,” an instrumental with plenty of swagger and vintage cool; the bold, woman-power manifesto “Mama Feelgood”, originally recorded by Lyn Collins; and “Wake Yo’Self,” a caffeinated dance track that builds to a keys-driven crescendo.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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*21+ Only | $10 ADV / DOSHeadliner: Strange Americans w/ Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts STRANGE AMERICANS It’s the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV’s Dirty Jobs. It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s Americana rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find. In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no-frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it." MILES NIELSEN & THE RUSTED HEARTS -For Miles Nielsen, every experience, every conversation, every dream  is a potential song in the making. Miles's songs breathe with a sense of yearning and ownership. You want to have another record, another song- you want to hit rewind...you want to know more about this world created in song by Mr. Nielsen  A captivating wordsmith, instrumentalist, and creator of hooks- rare indeed, but present in the person of Miles Nielsen. There are very few people writing music that makes you immediately wish there was "more"- another song to make you turn up the volume , another nugget of melody or lyric that you can find some part of to make your own. Gifts like Miles's come along very infrequently, and one can only hope that his ability to be so "in the now" -listening for the songs spoken in the everyday world, will continue to grow. Then maybe that "more" we are looking for, will be given to us all... in the songs of Miles Nielsen. “There are rock n’ roll gigs like the Hollywood Bowl and “Live at Budokan.” Then there’s the homespun itinerary of Miles Nielsen, son of Cheap Trick guitarist-vocalist Rick Nielsen. He plays an ethereal mix of pop and folk-rock that travels well.” — Chicago Sun Times“...as soon as the vocal harmonies kicked in during show starter “Baby Blue” I knew that this was going to be a set for the record books. These guys can harmonize like the Beatles in their prime, giving me chills on more than one occasion.” — Matt Champion (KDHX, St. Louis)“Presents the Rusted Hearts is full of thoughtful, comfy-cozy roots rock that recalls the good-time vibe of Being There-era Wilco. ” — PopMatters

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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The Jason DeCristofaro Trio will take you back to the 30's and 40's with some great instrumental swing era music. The ensemble features Jamie Warren (trombone), Annie Erbsen (guitar), Kevin Kehrberg (bass) and me on vibes.

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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/29/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: FunkCover: CA$H DONATION$Show: 10PMAges: 21+Dr. SlothclawIf P-Funk and Zappa had a lovechild, it would be Dr. Slothclaw. The PA-based freak funk phenom has been blowing up the live music scene with their funky mix of blues, psychedelic and jam since 2006. While the band points to such bands as Turkuaz, Lettuce, Pink Floyd, and Primus as inspiration for their cross-genre sound, they find their home in the traditions of funk and blues. Balancing surprising improvisations with memorable melodies, the band’s music features an eclectic range of sounds and influences, including world percussion, synth leads, exploratory soundscapes, bass breakdowns, and spot-on vocal harmonies. Known for their high energy shows and catchy, inventive lyrics, a Dr. Slothclaw show will not only inspire you to join-in on their legendary mass-audience sing-alongs, but will leave you pumping with adrenaline.Awarded both “Indie Jam Band of the Year” (2012) and “Indie Funk Band of the Year” (2014) by the Tri-State Indie organization out of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Slothclaw was recently named one of Philly’s top 10 funk acts. On festival stages and in clubs alike, the band has shared the stage with a slew of big name acts, including: Umphreys Mcgee, Dumpstaphunk, Zach Deputy, Twiddle, Ozric Tentacles (UK), Turkuaz, Cornmeal, Papa Mali, Golden Gate Wingmen, Mark Karan, Cabinet, Keller Williams, Kung-Fu, The Heavy Pets, Mickey Hart Band, Particle, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Consider the Source, Dangermuffin, Rubblebucket, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Recipe, Ekoostik Hookah, and many more amazing artists.With two previously self-released albums under their belt, including “What’s That Buzzing Noise?” (2012), “Big Mother Nasty” (2015), Dr. Slothclaw recently released their third album, “Deep Space Boogie,” on August 25, 2016. Partially funded by fans through a Go-Fund Me campaign, “Deep Space Boogie” was recorded at Assorted Studios in York, PA in February of 2016. Capturing the energy of the band’s fun and entertaining live shows, “Deep Space Boogie”feels like a groovy, psychedelic dance party flying through deep space, with a couple weird pitstops along the way. While the title track is a play on classic P-Funk ideology, songs like “Gone Gold” highlight the bluesier side of the band’s sound. “Deep Space Boogie” also features songs like “Spaghetti Man” and “Half Pint,” whose lyrics play on the funny and somewhat absurd side of love and attraction. With sometimes off the wall lyrics and an eclectic mix of musical styles, “Deep Space Boogie” truly delivers something different that will get you moving. Characterized by a highly contagious love of playing together, Dr. Slothclawshows keeps fans dancing all night long, engaging the audience in the funky party they’re having on stage. The members of the 5 piece funk powerhouse, including Adam Golihew (guitar/keys/vocals), Dylan Kreiger (guitar/vocals), Garry Slick (bass), Joshua Stoner (drums) and Brett Noel (percussion/vocals), always do their own thing, never failing to deliver a rousing good time. With the philosophy that “we are all freaks, we are all funky,” you can bet that a night with the Doctor will be unforgettable.web: http://drslothclaw.com/vid: https://youtu.be/Q3186TsY3Yg

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/30/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Luella's south in Biltmore Park!!!! Gypsy Jazz Brunch!!! 12-2pm every Sunday

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501 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/30/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 07/30/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ages 21+

Alex Travers is a musician living, teaching and working in the city of Asheville NC. Born 1991 in upstate NY, he moved down and was raised in the Raleigh area of NC.  While growing as a musician and individual he acquired his bachelors degree in violin performance from Appalachian State University.  Throughout his upbringing and education, his work as a collaborative artist, arranger, performer, teacher,  violinist and songwriter permeated into a variety of musical styles and genres. From Baroque to electronic, from studios to concert halls, his involvement is anything but bland. Absorbing every experience like a sponge, he is likely to squeeze the most out of any piece, performance or project he comes across.  Musical influences include Phillip Glass, Elliott Smith, the Pixies, Andrew Bird,  J.S. Bach, Buckethead, and many others. Currently he is working with artists and musicians as a collaborator, teacher, performer, and songwriter in the western North Carolina region.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/30/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Celebrate summer at Biltmore when the estate’s 21st annual Concert Series begins.Ticket sales begin on May 17, 2017. The South Terrace venue features expansive sunset views of the 250-room Biltmore House in one direction, and Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other. The Beach Boys 7:30 p.m., July 30 With decades of hit singles including “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California Girls,” and the Grammy-nominated “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys are an iconic American band that influenced countless performing artists to follow.

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/30/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/02/2017   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/02/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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The soulful New Orleans five-piece band Galactic, known for artfully blending soul, funk, blues and rock elements into their classic, unique sound, takes the stage at the New Mountain Amphitheater on Wednesday, August 2nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28th. • More about Galactic • It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other. A key part of that creative spark comes from the teamwork of Mercurio and Ellman, whose ever-evolving production and arranging skills helped usher the band into a new phase of studio work beginning with the loop-centric “Ruckus” in 2007. A series of albums focused around specific concepts like Carnival followed, as did collaborations with guests hailing from worlds outside the one Galactic calls its own. On “Into the Deep,” the band members look within themselves instead, drawing inspiration from people and ideas that have long been close to their hearts – and, in turn, close to the development of their unique sound. Shot through with soul, funk, blues and rock, the result is an organic riff on elements of Galactic’s past, filtered through the lens of where they’re headed in 2015. “I see this album as a kind of culmination of all of our collaborations or experiences, from [trombonist] Corey Henry to the people we met on the road, touring,” says Mercurio, referencing Ellman’s first full-time gig in New Orleans, which kicked off when Henry hired him into the Little Rascals Brass Band in 1989. “The previous albums took us in the opposite direction,” Mercurio says. “We collaborated with rappers that we had never dealt with and even on the New Orleans tracks, we didn’t have working experience with most of those artists before the recordings.” In contrast, “Into the Deep” contributors like JJ Grey, David Shaw and Maggie Koerner spent significant time touring with Galactic. A few years ago, Mavis Staples sat in with the band, all of whom are longtime fans of the legendary singer’s R&B-meets-gospel soul style. They caught up with Macy Gray when she performed a memorable concert at Tipitina’s where Ellman says he could see from the outset “how much she cares about the music.” And each of the players had also developed a deep appreciation for the Honorable South’s Charm Taylor, whose contribution, “Right On” was written specifically to suit her vibe. “Quint Davis [the producer of] Jazz Fest always has a couple people he books at the festival that aren’t big names but that Quint knows are going to be super cool,” says Ellman. “That’s how we met Brushy One-String. We originally wanted to bring him in to do anything, just to see what would happen. But when we heard his song ‘Chicken in the Corn,’ we really wanted to do our version of it.” In the end, he joined them on the road for over a month, collaborating with the band onstage at each show. For the instrumental tracks, Galactic mined the interests and tastes they’ve cultivated together for years in New Orleans. “Buck 77” was written via improvisation, a long-standing cornerstone of their live shows. The funky bass line and tumbling guitar part on “Long Live the Borgne,” meanwhile, represents an updated, more composed take on some of the concepts that made early albums like “Coolin’ Off” so strong. As for the opener “Soogar Doosie,” Ellman points out Galactic tends to record at least one track on each album that speaks to the band’s collective love of brass band music. “We write [those songs] with the idea of how awesome it would be to hear the Rebirth going down doing the street in a second line playing one of our songs. We try to think of a real second line song that would get people slapping stop signs and dancing on cars,” he says. The album, Ellman says “is all about people. It’s these connections we’ve made over 20 years. They’re people in our orbit that have come into our little world and affected us in some way.” It’s also about how the individual musicians within Galactic have grown over time. When it comes to trying new approaches as players, producers, songwriters and arrangers, Ellman muses, “it’s an evolution.” • More about Porch 40 •Porch 40 is a 5-piece Progressive Funk Rock band from North Carolina with a saxophonist, electric violinist, killer front man, and a tight bass/drums rhythm section that holds it all together. They have shared the stage and performed with Galactic, Blues Traveler, The Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, REO Speedwagon, Leftover Salmon, The Suffers, The Nth Power, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more. They have performed at prominent music festivals such as SweetWater 420 Fest, Oskar Blues Burning Can, Bele Chere, and many others.

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/02/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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Summer Lights is an outdoor summer concert series and projected-light show held in The North Carolina Arboretum’s Outdoor Events Amphitheatre. Open nightly from August 2 – 6, 2017, from 9:00 – 10:45 p.m., guests will enjoy a specially designed projected-light show displayed against the Arboretum’s woodland forest that is synchronized to music performed by the acclaimed Blue Ridge Orchestra, conducted by Milton Crotts. Event proceeds will help support the Arboretum’s programs, exhibits and facilities year-round. Gates will open at 8:00 p.m. for ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 9:00 p.m. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders are also welcome to bring folding chairs and blankets to place on the lawn above the Amphitheatre.

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100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way , Asheville, NC 28816
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Event Date: 08/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/03/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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101 Fairview Road Suite D , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/03/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/03/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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*This is a special benefit show presented by MountainTrue with proceeds going to cleanup and protect the French Broad River. $31 ADV / $36 DOS$100 VIP *Limited Supply MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEADMichael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change. “I make music because I believe it can change people's lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti, “music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”  He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multi-platinum songs like "Say Hey (I Love You)”, the chart breaking 2010 release of The Sound Of Sunshine. Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic. Franti has a brand new single, “Once A Day” from his upcoming debut album on Fantasy Records. “Once a Day” was inspired by his son's diagnosis with a rare kidney disease called FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) in the hopes that this song would inspire anyone in the world who is going through challenging times. “My belief is that through music, dance and gratitude for this life we can all ‘rise up’,” explains Franti.  "Once A Day" was produced by Supa Dups (Eminem, Damian Marley, Bruno Mars) and features special guest Sonna Rele. This new song has the same feel-good, inspiring vibe as "Say Hey (I Love You)," his 2x platinum hit single. Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission, he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. Franti's humanitarian, social justice, and peace efforts continue to inspire his music and are infused throughout his upcoming album on Fantasy Records due to release in May 2016. ABOUT MOUNTAINTRUEMountainTrue is Western North Carolina’s premier advocate for environmental stewardship. We are committed to keeping our mountain region a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our members protect our forests, clean up our rivers, plan vibrant and livable communities, and advocate for a sound and sustainable future for all residents of WNC. MountainTrue is home to the French Broad Riverkeeper, the protector and defender of the French Broad River.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/04/2017   Event Time: All Day

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All Ages

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/04/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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95 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Genre: R&B/Jazz/Funk/ReggaeCover: $7.00 ADV // $10.00 DOS Show: 10PM (9PM Doors)Ages: 21+DynamoDynamo is a Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious.Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they’re not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.web: https://www.dynamo-music.com/vid: https://youtu.be/GUM5UO4dBogThe Big TakeoverSince 2007, the New York six-piece The Big Takeover has been fulfilling the mission implied in their name: packing clubs in the city and upstate and building their brand and reputation on the road and in the studio. A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer who makes the audience feel like accomplices more than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big Takeover’s global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely. In New York’s musically hopping Mid-Hudson Valley, they are only the band around that is welcomed and honored at all the major national-circuit rooms: the indie/experimental haven of BSP in Kingston, the jazz and blues gem that is the Falcon in Marlboro, the classic rock mecca of the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The Big Takeover packs them all. On the road, the band has played over 500 shows, sharing stages with The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, Eek-a- Mouse, the Slackers and more. The band was recently selected to participate in a Converse Rubber Tracks Session in Brooklyn NY, and released their fourth full-length record, ‘Silly Girl’ at the beginning of 2017- to critical acclaim. A national tour to celebrate its release is in the works.web: https://www.bigtakeoverband.com/vid: https://youtu.be/WSJlWsfl-cE

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Genre: Rock/SoulCover: Donation$Show: 10PM Ages: 21+Jordan Okrend ExperienceAsheville NC based singer/songwriter Jordan Okrend blends the old school with the contemporary. Growing up in Raleigh NC, Jordan picked up the guitar at age 7 and immersed himself in the music scene performing hundreds of gigs from a young age. From his love of artists such as John Lennon, Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley, Okrend struck upon his own soulful sound; vintage pop imbued with an infectious jazzy, bluesy rock edge and socially conscious lyrics. From the get go Okrend’s music tended to draw from the social/emotional spectrum which resonated deeply with his growing fan base. Jordan released his first two EP’s, "Unpredictable" and "Rising Up", between 2010 and 2012 while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston and supported both releases by performing throughout the East Coast in NC, NY and Boston. He later traveled around Brazil and Hawaii; soaking up the native musical culture which influenced the songwriting for his 2015 release, "World Keeps Turnin". Since settling in Asheville NC in 2016, Okrend has continued with his impressive musical journey. He was a winner in Asheville's Brown Bag Songwriting Competition and was also named as one of the top acts to see at MONDO, NYC . He is set to release a new record in 2017, "Dance By The Riverside" that echoes the conscious sentiments of his musical heroes while building further on his signature soul pop sound. Okrend is excited to get the new music out. "It will definitely be a mix of high energy funk, pop and soul along with the themes of personal freedom, love and unity that I continue to find myself drawn to."PRESS REVIEWSSinger-songwriter Jordan Okrend works in the rootsy scene of Asheville, North Carolina and hails from nearby Raleigh. But his artistic vision looks to global themes.To call Okrend a singer-songwriter is to limit what he does and the kind of music he makes. It has the rootsy stylistic touches of an artist who grew up in the South. But there is also a very soulful and jazzy side to his music. Also belying the singer-songwriter tag, Okrend has a seductive vocal approach that recalls Amos Lee.2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Okrend. He will release his first full-length album, Dance by the Riverside, which will display his socially-conscious lyrical strengths. It may even prove to be the pop breakthrough he so justly deserves.-SCENES, Roots and the Globe: The Lyricism of Jordan Okrendby Steve Matteo, Author of The Beatles' Let It Be AND Dylan,June 2017“With a songwriting structure that uses advanced acoustic guitar playing to draw listeners in before layering with additional instruments and soul-stirring lyrics, World Keeps on Turnin’ fires on all cylinders. Okrend’s blues based guitar solos throughout are comparable to John Mayer’s style of using the guitar more than the vocals to convey the raw emotion of a song. It is something many guitarists try, but very few pull off. With a promising future and nothing but room to continue to develop, singer-songwriter Jordan Okrend is bound to make his mark on the music industry.”- IndieMinded (Oct 08, 2015) “12 ACTS TO SEE AT MONDO NYC 2016. Mondo NYC 2016 is "an annual business summit, festival and digital platform bringing together music, technology and innovation in the most vibrant city in the world." It will invade New York City this coming week, specifically the NYU campus as many discussion panels will take place in the Kimmel Student Center. The festival includes a number of live performance throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Here are some of the artists you don't want to miss. Asheville, North Carolina based singer-songwriter Jordan Okrend has a soulful sound with jazzy and vintage-pop roots. He'll be performing at Pianos on September 15. All of these artists and more will also be profiled on WNYU Radio. Mondo.NYC 2016 will take place September 14-18, 2016.”- Rachel Gilman, theodysseyonline.com (Sep 12, 2016)web: http://www.jordanokrend.com/vid: https://youtu.be/O4DAoMGneFo

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/05/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string. Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Ellis has played in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Whether he’s out with his own band or sharing stages with major artists like Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always digs deep and plays, as Guitar Player says, “...as if his life depended on it.” Ellis' most recent tour with Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy & The Wolf with the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Jody Williams and Bob Margolin was by all accounts one of the best shows of 2013. “Feral blues guitar...non stop gigging has sharpened his six string to a razor’s edge...his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” -- Rolling Stone

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38 N. French Broad Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Genre: LivetronicaCover: CA$H DONATION$Show: 10PMAges: 21+The Fat CatzThe Fat Catz weave layers of funk and rock over catchy hooks, building from tight, joyous grooves into explosive improvisation. Their infectious energy as a live band has brought them a dedicated local following and swift regional recognition. The band first honed their performance skills in frat houses, sports bars, and public parks around their hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia. Their showmanship and ability to win over any crowd has led them to increasingly high-profile gigs, including selection as one of four Virginia bands invited to perform at Rockn To Lockn. Summer 2016 has been their busiest season yet, with bookings at a variety of festivals (Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, Camp Barefoot, Floyd Yoga Jam, and Pink Moon) as well as opening for scene favorites like ELM-Electric Love Machine and the Mantras. The first Fat Catz studio album, "With a Z," was recorded by Austin Addair, who has worked with a long lineup of jam bands that includes, most notably, Papadosio. It was released in April 2016 at a hometown show that was captured in a short documentary, "Meet the Fat Catz."The album showcases their gift for nuanced, delicate melodies and propulsive beats. Each song is distinctly memorable, from the reggae-influenced "Hands Down" to the heavier psychedelia of "Seas to Sands." However, the Fat Catz never allow experimentation with tone and structure to obscure the clean riffs at the center of each composition. This is especially true of standout (and live favorite) "Honey Lemon Blue," which features a bouncy earworm of a hook that would make any mainstream rock act proud. "With a Z" is available to stream or download in its entirety on Bandcamp.The Fat Catz truly shine as a live band, bringing new energy to their songs with each performance. Greer Walker provides strong, resonant vocals, as well as the melodic core of their sound, switching easily between keyboard and guitar. Christian White's bass lines ground both rhythm and harmony, holding together their spontaneous experimentation, while Ryan Waide's precise drumming allows the band to flow through seamless transitions and tempo changes. Since the release of their album, the Fat Catz have replaced their founding guitarist with Lawrence Nichols, who has added a harder, progressive edge to their sound (evident in their most recent recording, "Mon Bogo.") His technical skill has added new polish to their live act, providing explosive guitar solos as the band builds to their trademark crescendos.Together, the four have developed a synergy and synchronicity that is impressive for any jam band, let alone one with such a relatively short career. With their catchy compositions and rapidly-expanding fan base, the Fat Catz are poised for breakout success. web: https://www.reverbnation.com/thefatcatz1vid: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoA9cWVNupK_h0w3Wao0A7Q

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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42 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC
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with Daniel Shearin
In 2006, 20-year-old Adam Torres released his debut album Nostra Nova. The albums 11 songs are idiosyncratic and varied as are many great songs with each existing as its own little world. Its influenced by the works of visual artist Adolf Wolfli and C.G. Jung, and its the sound of Torres making something beautiful. With many truly breathtaking moments throughout, it feels full of promise, and is simultaneously weathered and young. A DIY self-release, Nostra Nova found deep, long-lasting roots within the small Athens, OH community at the time, but didnt resonate farther until much later.Following its release, Torres went back to college and turned his focus to other interests. But all the while, he never stopped playing music, writing songs, or performing, even while living in Ecuador on and off for two years, teaching English and volunteering in rural villages in the Ecuadorian Andes, among other things. In 2011, Torres moved to Austin, TX and enrolled in graduate school at the University of Texas, and upon finishing, spent two years working for the state of Texas on a project aimed at cleaning the water quality of the Rio Grande River in South Texas.Having penned more than 100 songs since 2006, he quietly released his first music since Nostra Nova in 2012 through DC cassette-label DZ Tapes, which featured tape-recorded demos made inside the apartments he lived in during his time in Ecuador.In 2015, Nostra Nova saw a small reissue. Called a cult classic by The A.V. Club, the album finally achieved its due, earning additional praise from Stereogum, VICE, Popmatters, All Music Guide, and Flavorwire, which wrote of Torres as, ...someone who was, at an early age, able to connect his own odd experiences to the concept of life itself in an almost innate way.In many respects, that description is a good start at capturing the magic of Torres music. Theres a persisting theme that threads through his own story as well as his forthcoming new LP, Pearls To Swine. Within the cosmos of the album, characters experience a sort of misadventure and persevere, casting light on the way life can lead you down a path thats far from where you wanted to be. Pearls To Swine maps Torres complicated history as a songwriter and musician: its the sound of someone who discovered the value in his own devotion to music, and how writing and songs are extensions of his own journey. He embeds his own folklore within his high-lonesome sounding, deeply felt and moving brand of folk music. Across the album, Torres crafts uniquely cinematic soundscapes, ranging through a thoughtfully languid waltz Juniper Arms (inspired by Edward Abbeys iconic book of nature writing Desert Solitaire), and on the evocative, uneasy Some Beast Will Find You By Name. It wends through the lush, gently undulating High Lonesome to the lonely sweep of the Raymond Carver-signaling Where Im Calling From, and travels from the foreboding, sinuous Outlands to the deceptively buoyant cascade of Mountain River. Nature abounds on Pearls To Swine which also examines the tension of the natural versus the constructed, and survival filled with imagery of juniper trees, deserts, blood moons, rivers, plains, and big western skies that gives it a distinctively southwestern feel. His style acknowledges the classic singer- songwriter tradition, allowing the rhythm sounds to support the structure of songs, while his affecting falsetto conjures the spirit of traditional vocalists such as John Jacob Niles and Robbie Basho.Pearls To Swine was recorded over eight days in January at Austins Cacophony Recorders, which overlooks the Colorado River valley. Working alongside co-producer and mixer Erik Wofford (Bill Callahan, Black Angels, M. Ward, Okkervil River), Torres chose the analog route, recording and mixing directly to tape to allow for more finality and less overthought. This method in turn lends a natural, warm, and almost magical realism atmosphere to the songs like a high-stakes live show captured in a fantastical setting. The core rhythm was captured live and augmented by a few overdubs, and Torres is joined on the album by the players in his band: Thor Harris (of Swans; on conga drums, vibraphone, and percussion), Aisha Burns (violin), and Dailey Toliver (bass/piano), with drum kit performances by Matthew Shepherd and Rodolfo Villareal III.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Spinal Tap, the world’s loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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620 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 08/10/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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James solo with vocals and guitar performing jazz, pop, blues, originals and more. FREE SHOW

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC 28803
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Ages 18+

When the Chris Robinson Brotherhood headed into the studio to begin recording their new album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, no one knew just what to expect. These would be the band’s first recordings with new drummer Tony Leone (Ollabelle, Levon Helm), their first since the departure of founding bassist Mark “Muddy” Dutton, and their first time producing themselves. But as anybody who’s been following the CRB can attest, this is a band that thrives on the unexpected.

If you need proof, just go back to 2012, when they first emerged on the national stage by releasing not one, but two acclaimed full-length albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, Big Moon Ritual, as a revelation, with Uncut calling it a “tenderly-executed piece of work…[that’s] both earthy and transcendent,” while The Independent raved that Robinson had “finally found the ideal vehicle to indulge his taste for ‘Cosmic California Music.'” The reviews were similarly ecstatic for its immediate follow-up, The Magic Door, which was praised by Relix as “classic rock in the finest sense.” The band’s relentless tour schedule brought their shimmering acid-Americana around the world for a staggering 118-date tour, firmly establishing the CRB as the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch.

In 2014, they returned to the studio for Phosphorescent Harvest, a masterful collection that showcased the blossoming songwriting partnership between Robinson and CRB lead guitarist Neal Casal. Rolling Stone raved that the album was “electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” and Guitar World called it “a treasure trove of soul that advances the band’s bluesy, kaleidoscopic sound.”

On each of those albums, the songs and arrangements had been locked in prior to the sessions, but heading back into the studio for Anyway You Love…, Robinson purposely left as much open-ended as possible, embracing the lineup changes and leaning into the virtuosic improvisational chemistry that’s always made their live shows such enthralling spectacles.

“Instead of seeing these things as challenges, we started to see them as something exciting,” explains Robinson. “It was an opportunity to see where our expression could take us. Some people get really uptight when they’re making records, but for us, the looser it gets the better. It’s all about taking our intuition and following it to where our ideas can really manifest themselves. This turned out to be the most spontaneous record I’ve ever been a part of.”

Not coincidentally, Robinson also cites it as perhaps the best recording experience of his life. The band relocated to northern California for the sessions, recording on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean and channeling the natural majesty and melancholic weather of their surroundings into the album’s eight, epic, immersive tracks.

The album kicks off with “Narcissus Soaking Wet,” a psychedelic toe-tapper that marks Robinson’s first co-write with keyboardist Adam MacDougall and touches on everything from Dylan and Parliament Funkadelic to psych rock and Chicago rhythm & blues.

“For me, its the centerpiece of the record,” says Robinson. “It’s got all our CRB things we love, especially the groove, and it’s the first time I ever played harmonica on one of our songs. The lyrics are about control and egotism and false idolatry, about what happens when you’re a musician who puts yourself above the natural flow of harmony and music. It becomes the same mythic mistake that all the tragic heroes made.”

Ego takes a backseat to community in the CRB, where collaboration carries the day. Rather than coming into the studio with a collection of finished songs for this album as he had in the past, Robinson would present the group with sketches—a verse and melody here, a chorus and chord progression there—and let the band follow its collective muse to bring the music to life, a process he likens to putting an engine into the chassis of an old race car. Robinson had been sitting on “Leave My Guitar Alone,” for instance, for nearly 15 years, but only once he presented it to the rest of the band did it roar to life in a way that had eluded him for more than a decade.

“It’s a group effort,” says Robinson. “All it takes is one good, small idea, and then if everyone’s focused and in the moment, a few hours later, you can have something that you realize you’ll be playing for as long as you’re making music. I think when everyone’s aware that that’s the sort of magic that we’re looking for, then it happens naturally. More than any other session that I’ve ever been a part of, that’s how all of these songs were done.”

“Ain’t It Hard But Fair” calls to mind the soulful Americana of The Band, while “Oak Apple Day” is a mediation on life in the CRB, and “Forever As The Moon” came together in a stream of consciousness between Casal and Robinson.

“The album’s title comes from that song, and it was the first thing that came to my mind while we were playing it,” remembers Robinson. “I didn’t even have a pen and paper out. We’d just finished a hectic year on the road, and I was looking around at the world and all the anxiety and the chaos. The phrase felt like this universal statement, to me, that it doesn’t matter who or how or where or why, no matter what you ‘re going through, as long as you have love, everyone can relate to that.”

Some of Robinson’s finest writing to date arrives in the album’s final minutes, with the soulful, southern, gospel-tinged closer “California Hymn,” which finds him singing “Glory glory hallelujah / It’s time to spread the news / Though my good words may sound profane to some.”

“That whole chorus is about being a part of our community, our little CRB culture,” explains Robinson. “These are our services when we play our music. And when it’s at its best, we feel like the music makes a connection with people that’s on a level that has nothing to do with commerce or nostalgia. There’s some other gravity that keeps us all together in those moments, and I think this song is representative of that kind of magic spell.”

Indeed, the whole album is something of a magic spell, and now that it’s been cast, it’s time for services to resume in the psychedelic church of the CRB. That means they’ll be hitting your local rock and roll temple in their ongoing mission to make the holy profane and the profane holy, so pour a little wine, light up an offering, and get ready for the unexpected. Amen.

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Event Date: 08/10/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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12 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Ages 18+

According to the old idiom, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but some subjects worthy of flattery are not so easily imitated, and in the age of the tribute band, many a giant of the American songbook goes without authentic tribute simply because the original article set the bar a little too high.

Such seems to be the case with Stevie Wonder, the genius of composition and unparalleled vocal and instrumental ability who, throughout his career, has had the backing of some of the most formidable musicians in the industry. When one considers the colossal talent that is Stevie Wonder–the limitless voice and boundless multi-instrumental skill–it’s no mystery as to why there is not one full-fledged Stevie Wonder tribute band working in the American tribute market.

Enter Gabriel Bello and Natural Wonder, the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience.

While Stevie Wonder impersonators dot the landscape, backing tracks in hand, Natural Wonder rolls into town with the full band experience complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble, and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard-ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, channeling the energy and artistry that has made Stevie Wonder an icon across decades and genres. Whether it’s the Motown-era hits like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “My Cherie Amour,” the fusion-flavored 70’s platters like “Master Blaster” and “Do I Do,” the genius of Songs in the Key of Life, the signature harmonica solo of “Isn’t She Lovely,” or Stevie’s modern masterpieces like “My Love is on Fire,” Gabriel Bello and the industry veterans who comprise Natural Wonder recreate the look, feel, and sound of a Stevie set with all the musicianship necessary to blow audiences away with a seemingly unending barrage of hit songs that span the Stevie Wonder catalog.

Since its inception in 2012, Natural Wonder has wowed audiences in numerous festivals, private/corporate events (for clients including the American Heart Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Southeastern Jewelers Association), and large venues across the country including The House of Blues (Orlando and Myrtle Beach), B.B. Kings (New York City), The Fillmore (Charlotte, NC), The Downtown Cabaret (Bridgeport, CT), and Speaking Rock Casino, (El Paso, TX) to name only a few.

Make no mistake: Natural Wonder is the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience, an epic endeavor that brings real musicianship, a dynamic stage show, and a deep, studious love of the Stevie Wonder legacy to audiences who know that good, authentic music is “a language we all understand.”

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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David Wilcox and Peter Mayer will be performing at Jubilee Community Center in Asheville, NC.

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46 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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We start at 9:00 PM

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5 Walnut St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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67 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Genre: Singer-songwriterCover: Donation$Show: 10PMAges: 21+Griffin Dean (of Stoop Kids)Through his time with New Orleans born and Nashville based band Stoop Kids, Griffin Dean has showcased his knack as a genre bending songwriter/producer and also as an unpredictably electrifying performer.​With this solo side project Dean hopes to unveil a more intimate, stripped down, and candid version of his music both on stage and through the recordings.web: https://www.griffindeanmusic.com/vid: https://youtu.be/TPu69jDk5V4

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/13/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Featuring Phil Alley of Gypsy Guitars and Zack Page of One Leg Up. Join us for sweet gypsy swing in the afternoon at the village green on Biltmore Estate!

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/13/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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with Palehound, Outer Spaces
Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfields fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life. As Crutchfield prepared for the release of her Merge debut Ivy Tripp, she found herself depleted emotionally and professionally amidst the dissolution of a noxious relationship. Ivy Tripp doesnt really have any resolution. Its a lot of beating around the bush, and superficially trying to see my life clearly, but just barely scratching the surface. Out in the Storm digs into what I was going through without blinking. Its a very honest record about a time in which I was not honest with myself.The album was tracked at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia with John Agnello, a producer, recording engineer, and mixer known for working with some of the most iconic musicians of the last 25 years, including Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. Agnello and Crutchfield worked together for most of December 2016, along with the band: sister Allison Crutchfield on keyboards and percussion, Katherine Simonetti on bass, and Ashley Arnwine on drums; Katie Harkin, touring guitarist with Sleater-Kinney, also contributed lead guitar. At Agnellos suggestion, the group recorded most of the music live to enhance their unity in a way that gives the album a fuller sound compared to past releases, resulting in one of Waxahatchees most guitar-driven releases to date.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/15/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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The Jason DeCristofaro Quartet will perform music of the 20's, 30's, and 40's for Swing Asheville, with Jason DeCristofaro on vibes, Annie Erbsen on rhythm guitar, Jamie Warren on trombone, and Michael Gamble on bass. Bring your dancing shoes for some classic sounds!

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Event Date: 08/17/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Alexa Rose
The Wild Reeds' sound is highlighted by the interweaving vocal harmonies of three phenomenally talented front-women - Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva and Mackenzie Howe - who swap lead vocal duties and shuffle between an array of acoustic and electric instruments throughout the set. They are backed by a rhythm section of Nick Jones (drums) and Nick Phakpiseth (bass).Each with their own style, The Wild Reeds' three songwriters make music that is dynamic and unpredictable. They write lyrics and melodies with the thoughtfulness of seasoned folk artists, and perform with the reckless enthusiasm of a young punk band in a garage. Warm acoustic songs and harmonium pump organ seamlessly give way to fuzzed-out shredding and guitar distortion.With the upcoming release of 'The World We Built' on April 7, the Los Angeles-based quintet continues a national breakthrough that has been rapidly growing since the release of their EP 'Best Wishes' this summer. NPR Music critic Bob Boilen championed the band, saying "great singers aren't easy to come by, so finding three in one band is something special." The New York Times praised their live show, saying "the communal experience was amazing," while KCRW (Los Angeles) called them "top-notch vocalists."The first single from the new album, "Only Songs," is catching the attention of radio programmers around the country, like John Richards of KEXP (Seattle), who after listening to the track declared, "we just decided this is the best song ever." "Only Songs" was written by Howe, and highlights her rock-centric approach, inspired by the '60s and '70s rock songs her mother raised her on. "It's about the feeling that music gives you," she told NPR in an interview. "There's a freedom in music found nowhere else and it doesn't discriminate, it's in the garage and the cathedral."Lee penned the second song on the album, "Fall To Sleep," a lament to her own mental health under the strains of both a nine-to-five job and the extremes of a touring musician's life. True to her roots in folk music, it begins on a soft note, as a dreamy acoustic ballad, before taking a slightly darker turn, breaking into distorted guitar parts and a Pixies-esque chorus.Silva's contemplative, complex lyrical approach is best represented on the anthemic standout track "Capable." When asked to describe her songwriting style, she explains, "lately, my songs have been like stories with high highs and low lows - sort of like yelling at someone and then whispering an apology."Despite their distinct viewpoints, each songwriter complements the next, with each song building on the anticipation created by the last. "What brings us together is the three part vocal harmony," says Howe. "When we're all singing together, it really becomes one unique voice."The band takes a humble approach to their recent success. "I think that when you write earnestly and honestly, people will relate," says Silva. "But there are lots of bands who do that and don't receive any attention, so I think any success we've had must just be pure luck."When watching them perform live, it quickly becomes obvious that luck has nothing to do with it. Each of The Wild Reeds is more than talented enough to front their own band, but when all three are singing at once in harmony, their music reaches its emotional apex."I don't think that we have figured out how to detach from our emotions yet. We take it all on stage. The voice is such a personal and vulnerable instrument," says Lee. "We aren't as concerned with sounding 'pretty' as we are with sounding real. Everything we do is very raw and I think that's why people tend to find comradery in our lyrics."Recreating that feeling in a studio environment is an ambitious task. Recorded by producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Local Natives) at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, 'The World We Built' captures it perfectly, and elevates their sound to a whole new level."Our sound has evolved as we have evolved as people. We've grown to love a lot of records on the road, sharing music with each other during the hours we spend in the van, which has broadened and united our taste," says Howe. "We've also grown as musicians and it's allowed us to explore new instruments and sounds. This new record is a much more accurate depiction of what we sound like live. It's got more punch and depth."Along with musical growth, the content of their songwriting has changed with the band's life experiences since they started out. "The songs on the album were written over the last three years, and it's apparent that we are more empowered now as women," says Howe. "The title 'The World We Built' refers to the social constructs we've had to face during the last three years touring as a female fronted band. A lot of these songs illustrate our disillusionment with the myths we've been taught in a patriarchal society, and how we've experienced them in different aspects of our lives - love, success, self esteem, etc.""As we got older and started to witness the world from a different perspective, we started to write about human issues in a different light," explains Lee. "It's so easy to write about love when you're young because that's the only thing you have to worry about. Now we have a lot of other things in life to occupy our thoughts and songwriting, like experiencing the struggle and exhaustion from following your dream, coming of age, and doubt.""Releasing music and touring the country have been amazing and eye-opening experiences," says Silva. "I'm still majorly pumped and grateful that I get to play music for people every day."That optimism resonates with audiences. When they perform live, their passion is infectious. They look like artists living out their dream on stage - the kind of band you idolized as a kid, and as an adult, the kind of band that reminds you why you loved music in the first place."Our live show has been how we've gained most of our fans. We've learned that people are just looking for authenticity. If we're vulnerable, people feel it," says Howe. "We always want to put on a show that has energy and leaves peoples feeling more hopeful than when they arrived."'The World We Built' will be released April 7 via Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One company.

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Genre: Progressive Funk/RockCover: FREEShow: 10PMAges: 21+Funk YouHailing from the east side GA town of Augusta, FUNK YOU is an outgoing burst of energy that is continually climbing their way to the top of the music scene. This "funk" oriented outfit projects multiple musical styles focusing mainly on dance driven grooves with powerful clean vocals. Incorporating intriguing musical composition, tasteful lyrics, and crowd captivating live performances, FUNK YOU is surely to make an imprint on your musical taste.FUNK YOU provides the audience with a furious fusion of influences ranging from Umphrey's Mcgee, Lettuce, James brown, and Stevie Wonder. By colliding funk, jam, rock, fusion, and prog into one uniform sound, these guys will keep your jaw dropped and your feet moving without stopping. Their songs combine lush ambiance, catchy vocals, and intense shredding simultaneously into a unique well defined sound.For three years the band has been building their fan base in the southern local markets of Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Statesboro, Milledgeville, Savannah and Macon. They have numerous sold out shows in Augusta and also at the Georgia Theater in Athens. With performances alongside Maceo Parker & Fred Wesley (James Brown horn section), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph, Snarky Puppy, and Moon Taxi, the band is paving their way to the festival circuit. FUNK YOU was voted best R&B band by August Magazine and was named Relix Magazine's "Artist On the Rise" in their July/August 2013 issue. Perseverance and hard work best describe the band's attitude, so if you haven't yet, you will be seeing them soon.web: www.funkyoumusic.com vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk6tdDRGsxo

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became “the tour that never happened”.   Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like?

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned Charlotte NC – based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country… to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.

Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn’t help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, and “Lights”.

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The ABSFest Speakeasy Allstars brings you quality burlesque and circus arts performed to LIVE mountain swing music. Madame Onça, the force behind ABSFest, the Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, brings you the best of what the festival offers, including great variety acts such as the charismatic band The Judy Chops, silk aerials, acrobats and burlesque. Hosted by Madame Onça herself, this evening will be inspiring, energizing, and a great time for all. This is a seated show for your comfort!

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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River Valley Blues Festival

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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outdoor artist market featuring local arts and crafts vendors.

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intersection of Patton Avenue and Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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intersection of Patton Avenue and Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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