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: 03/18/2017 - 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: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Be our Guest! Come by for a enchanting afternoon with some of your favorite singing and dancing Fairytale Princesses and surprise guests. This is an all ages, family event, adults should enjoy as well. Included is a live singing concert by our Fairytale Princesses, a Magic Show by Professor Whizzpop, Balloon Creations by Marcie the Balloon Fairy, Juggling by local sensation Kenny, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Princess Make-overs, Photo Ops, Meet and Greets and Dancing after the show. Hors D'eouvres will be provided by award winning Corner Kitchen, desert by renowned pastry chef Karen Neal. This will be our biggest and most magical event of the season and it's for a great cause. All proceeds will go directly to benefit beloved father and husband Jordan Banks (Jillian's brother) who has stage 4 brain cancer. For Tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-sealed-delivered-princess-charity-ball-tickets-33347110104?aff=eac2

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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The fifth of twelve concerts in the WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 will be a fundraiser for Cherokee Seed Corn (http://www.cherokeeseedcorn.org/.). The concert will feature performances by the Bill Berg Trio and the Daniel Barber Quartet. I look forward to playing vibes with both of these stellar musicians. I hope you will join us to raise money for Cherokee Seed Corn! Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to Cherokee Seed Corn. The event will be held at The Block off Biltmore in the heart of historic Asheville (downtown next to the YMI building), from 3 - 5 PM on Sunday May 28.

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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The fifth of twelve concerts in the WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 will be a fundraiser for Cherokee Seed Corn (http://www.cherokeeseedcorn.org/.). The concert will feature performances by the Bill Berg Trio and the Daniel Barber Quartet. I look forward to playing vibes with both of these stellar musicians. I hope you will join us to raise money for Cherokee Seed Corn! Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to Cherokee Seed Corn. The event will be held at The Block off Biltmore in the heart of historic Asheville (downtown next to the YMI building), from 3 - 5 PM on Sunday May 28.

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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21+, Doors @ 3, Show @ 4 FREE Show The Heavy Pets are an American rock band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae fusion with rock & roll. Called "a living, breathing, force of nature" by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful song-craft and the powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs. Riding high on their most recent studio effort, the A/B single Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard. The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their doubledisc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks "Operation of Flight" and "Sleep." First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a "Top 10 Album of 2010" by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Heavy Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing the Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 EP, recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos of the three songs "Chew," "Help Me Help You" and "The Day the Sun Forgot to Rise." Major festival darlings, THP have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, Bear Creek, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill, AURA and their namesake PetZoo

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91 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Aloft's 2017 Sundays [email protected] series kicks off with a live performance by Jim Arrendell and The Cheap Suits on May 28th from 5 until 8pm. Jim Arrendell and The Cheap Suits is a soul-driven dance party band featuring one of the best three-piece rhythm sections in Asheville. The event is open to the public and a suggested $5 donation will benefit Homeward Bound, a local non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Buncombe and Henderson counties.

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Steel Wheels

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We've Got A Fire - The Steel Wheels (Official) The Steel Wheels - End Of The World Again (OFFICIAL) Red Wing - The Steel Wheels (Official Video) Folk Alley Sessions: The Steel Wheels - "Mountains Quake/Find Your Mountain" “Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels…” –NPR’s Mountain Stage

“What sets The Steel Wheels apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout this record, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you.” —Country Standard Time

New from The Steel Wheels: Wild As We Came Here, out April 28, 2017.

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

The Steel Wheels recorded their album in rural Maine, where producer Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter) owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild As We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Vancouver Sleep Clinic as a name in itself conjures up imagery of long cold winters, of isolation and remoteness and the sometimes self-imposed reclusiveness in all of us as the days get shorter and we move into the bitter months ahead. The adopted moniker of 17 year-old Tim Bettinson perfectly hones in on this visuality and with new track 'Collapse' taken from his forthcoming debut EP, the influences of those dark corners inside ourselves interweave throughout his sound. As we draw closer into the winter here in the Western hemisphere, VSC feels like it was designed to be delivered just in time for the onslaught of the colder weather. Taking into consideration that Tim lives in Australia, he set about writing songs for VSC during his winter but what was in fact our Summer - timing can be everything.After months of assembling lyrics and instrumentation from various maths books, notes, whiteboards and bedroom walls, humbly working with scattered cheap microphones, an old laptop and an outdated keyboard - Vancouver Sleep Clinic's debut EP was born, a combination of soaring falsetto vocals built upon progressive synthetic instrumentation to create an ambient base for a vessel of emotional connections to be made. Bearing messages of sorrow, humility and hope above all else - songs are written from the heart alone. Together, let's create something beautiful.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/30/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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General Meeting

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135 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Please join us for the inaugural Fire Jam at Salvage Station! Every Tuesday our community gathers to share space, have fun, listen to music, dance and SPIN FIRE!! Each week YOU can come enjoy some of the best fire spinners in the city as they perform with all of their various fire toys. These folks are amazingly talented and will be sure to get you worked into a frenzy along with the help of local, regional and national DJs, producers, livetronica and other acts that will perform throughout the night. Musical lineup curated by EZ Productions. https://www.facebook.com/EZ-Productions-596996880453847 Promotional Partner: The Undergrowth https://www.facebook.com/theundergrowthcollective << Captain EZ - AVL >> 10pm - 11pm AVL Full Moon Gathering, Fire Jam, Funaholics Unanimous, Sol Vibes, Sunday Funday, The Artist Kitchen, The Happening AVL, The Undergrowth, Zodiac Series https://soundcloud.com/captain-ez https://www.facebook.com/CaptainEZnc http://theundergrowth.us/ Captain EZ works very hard in the background of the regional music scene producing events that build and augment the community. Recently and with the help of many Asheville cultural leaders he launched The Happening AVL which is the fourth Happening chapter in the Southeast and is an Art, Music and Community event. Oh - he is also a pretty talented DJ who can kick any kinda vibe necessary for the moment... He loves opening sets because it is an opportunity to set the tone for the whole experience so get there by 10pm! << Gilbot - AVL >> 11pm - Midnight AVL Full Moon Gathering https://soundcloud.com/gilbot https://www.facebook.com/gillbot Gilbot is one of the nicest and sweetest people you will ever meet. He plays some witchy, glitchy squishy music that is gonna make you spin fire like a champ or get loose and shake it on the dance floor. << Citron - CLT >> Midnight - 1am AVL Full Moon Gathering, Funaholics Unanimous, The Happening, Zodiac Series https://soundcloud.com/citronrbl https://www.facebook.com/djcitron http://instagram.com/citronrbl Originally a native of Jerusalem / Israel, Citron has become regionally known for cooking up a scrumptious blend of multi-cultural sounds served on a bed of booty shaking bass. Holding a number of weekly residencies since 2000, Citron’s style has evolved into an edgy combination of Phsychodelic Bass, Grime, UK Funky, Fidget & Multi-cultural Tech House with hints of hip Hop and Reggae. A little something for all you bass heads out there! Citron has been been part of festivals such as Trinumeral, Gnarnia. Kinnection Kampout, Anomaly, Burning Man, Transformus, Alchemy, Serendipity, Apogaea, Full Moon Gatherings and has added his Theme / Sound camps to burns across the nation. He has shared stages with DJ Shadow, Steve Aoki, The Crystal Method, Kaskade, Modeselektor, Polish Ambassador, Dirt Wire, Beats Antique, and Skism among many others. << Lucas Ledford - AVL >> 1am - 2am AVL Full Moon Gathering, In Plain Sight http://soundcloud.com/lucas-ledford http://Www.inplainsightdjs.com/ Lucas is 1/3 of In Plain Sight and in addition to being an amazingly talented House DJ, he is also one of the nicest and sweetest people you will ever meet. He personifies "good vibe tribe."

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/30/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Tim Kasher, with his bands Cursive and The Good Life or as a solo artist, has continuously pushed musical boundaries over his career, which has produced 17 LPs and EPs over 20 years. His fearless attitude is easily evident: hes known for switching up sounds between his bands or his solo work (even switching up sounds on each projects albums), crafting intricate concept albums (two of which Cursives 2003 LP The Ugly Organ and 2012 LP I Am Gemini featured play-like stage directions), and transforming songs originally conceived as a soundtrack for his self-penned screenplay into a standalone album (The Good Lifes 2007 release Help Wanted Nights).Kashers forthcoming third solo album No Resolution (which will also be the first release from 15 Passenger, the new label founded and run by Cursive) is no exception, delivering what is arguably his most ambitious and intrepid work to date.No Resolution is the natural continuation of Tim Kashers constantly evolving body of work. It is his most cinematic creation, a moving and cathartic collection of soundscapes that feels more like a suite of movements than a standard pop album, complete with instrumental breaks conjoining the nine songs. Fittingly, the 15 pieces will be featured in Kashers directorial debut film of the same name, which he also wrote, to be released later this year. Across the albums strong story the characters an engaged couple on the brink of a break up grapple with the specific and the broad, including the restlessness of adulthood and smothering external pressures; relationships in various states of transition and the walls built within them; distrust, indecision, and despair; and the existential anxiety that drives a deep need to leave a mark on the world.Filled with lush arrangements, No Resolution is some of the most beautiful and finely orchestral music from Kasher, yet it is also his most subdued and understated work. The string arrangements that dominate the album dont simply hang in the background or accent the pretty melodies, they move the songs forward and force out the melodies as guitars do in traditional hard rock music. There is also a warm sophistication to No Resolution, with its fluid vibraphone tones, and also exhibits Kashers deft pop hand, with sudden horn blasts and dynamic shifts.Kasher recorded the album at The Hobby Shop (with Andrew mudrock Murdock) and at home in Los Angeles, CA, the Shape Shoppe in Chicago, IL (with Nick Broste), and at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE (with Ben Brodin), with additional arrangements by Patrick Newbery (Cursive, Oquoa) and percussion arrangements by Dylan Ryan (Sand, Rainbow Arabia).

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/31/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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A magical evening of true musical exploration. Performances vary from the duet to a dozen musicians on any given evening. Varying stringed instruments are anchored by standup bass and everything from accordion to drums re-create music that transports the listener back a hundred years. London District Studios and Asheville Jack Coffeehouse & Social Club are proud to feature these fine artists as one of our house acts. Stay tuned as we expand our musical offerings. Gypsy Jazz/electric plays London District Studios every Wednesday night from 7:30-9:30pm. Weather permitting, their performances will be held outside in the London Courtyard under the cafe lights and the stars of Asheville.

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8 London Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/31/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The inaugural 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: 06/01/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Solo show. Join me in the WXYZ Bar, located on the second floor of the Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. There's a serenade and a cocktail with your name on it :)

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51 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Asheville studio potter Julie Calhoun-Roepnack will be at Gallery of the Mountains in Asheville from 1 – 5pm on Friday, June 2nd demonstrating surface design on clay using handmade stamps, sgraffito and carving tools. Watch Julie create various textures for her nature-inspired subjects that she illustrates on her signature line of pottery, the Blue Ridge Collection. Several mugs, bowls and vases will be on display and available for sale. Paying homage to the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th Century, Julie has designed a distinctive high-fire, lead-free, fully functional pottery collection inspired by the beauty and flora of Western North Carolina. Tall pines, stumpy shrubbery, rolling landscape and open sky are all individually hand-carved to create a balanced and soothing nature-scape on each piece; an image that is both familiar and indicative of the stunning scenery and terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since 1984, Gallery of the Mountains has featured American handmade crafts by more than 100 local and regional artists of the Southern Appalachians. The gallery is located inside The Omni Grove Park Inn (Sammons Wing).

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290 Macon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10/ $12 at the door :: 7pm We welcome back The Cheeksters for an evening of original music. 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) The Cheeksters will provide a retrospective look at their music over the last 25 years. The band will perform songs from each of their six full length albums in an intimate, cozy setting. It'll be a great evening of music.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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"A friend told me it was Saturn returns and that may be true. I was about to turn thirty and I knew that if I didn't change direction I was going to end up exactly where I was headed."At the end of Leif Vollebekk's twenties, his own songs didn't sound right. He had spent an entire year on the road, playing almost 100 shows, but every night his favourite moment came only right at the end, covering a song by Ray Charles or Townes Van Zandt. Every time he got home from tour he took a hot shower and lay still under a window, listening to Nick Drake's Pink Moon, feeling saved, wondering why his own music didn't give him that. Why the songs he had written himself always felt like so much work.He booked himself a secret show. One night only at a Montreal dive bar -- not to play his own songs but other people's. Leif found a rhythm section and they rehearsed once. Then midnight unspooled. Leif called it the most fun he had ever had playing music: Ray Charles and Tom Waits over a locked groove; Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar over a slow pulse. The light was dark blue and purple.It was time, Leif understood, to make a dark blue and purple record. An album of locked groove and slow pulse, heavy as a fever. And the lesson he learned from singing all those other people's songs was that none of those other artists seemed worried about anything except laying down their own souls, flat out. "I used to think, 'This will be kinda like a Neil Young song,' 'This will be kinda like a Bob Dylan song,'" he recalled. "I kinda ran out of people to imitate. And then there was just me."His first new song came to him on his bicycle. He wasn't thinking, wasn't trying, but the rhythm, the chords, the melody -- it all just fluttered up. He tried at first to let it go: the song wasn't meticulous enough, it wasn't studied or conceived. The next morning it still came back to him, incontestable. "I told myself, 'You're never saying no to a song ever again,'" Leif said. "I realized I had been saying 'no' to a lot of songs, over the years." Twin Solitude is what happened when Leif stopped saying no. The songs started coming so fast: fully formed, impossible. "Vancouver Time" took 15 minutes; "Telluride" took less. It was as if the songs were waiting for him. Instead of obsessing about the details of recording, "I just showed up to the studio and went, 'Let's see what happens.'"What happened was, they got it: "Big Sky Country" and its patient, coasting tranquility, "Into the Ether," which rides to reverie with the Brooklyn string duo Chargaux. There's "East of Eden," an interpolation of Gillian Welch, which doesn't seem like it ever ought to end. For a beautiful album, Twin Solitude is deceptively brave, filled with unexpected refrains. "When the cards get stuck together / so hard to pull them apart," Leif sings, "I think your face is showing." Then: "Ain't the first time that it's snowing."Yet in its heart, above all, Twin Solitude is a gesture back to Leif's long nights under a pink moon, when a record was the only thing that could keep him company. Besides a wink to Hugh MacLennan's novel "Two Solitudes," this is the unlonely loneliness of the album's title. "It isn't a record I made for other people -- it's the one I made for myself," Leif said. "It's the album I wish I could have put on."Listen to it in a rental car in cold weather, with the windows all rolled up. Listen to it laying by an open window. Listen to it all the way through, alone. "By the time the last notes die away, all that's left should be you," Leif told me. "And I'll be somewhere else. And that's Twin Solitude."

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/02/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Pierce Edens

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LinksAsheville’s Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that’s when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of ‘Montana’

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As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of “Appalachicana.”

Over the last ten years, Edens has been drawing on those roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.”

Through relentless touring, independently producing 4 albums (with one on the way), one full length concert film, and sharing the stage with musical heroes such as: Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, and Sturgill Simpson, Edens has garnered a dedicated following of fans across the nation. And as Fred Mills of Blurt magazine says… “Edens is the R.F.D. (Real effin’ Deal), and when he and his band have their collective back against the wall, there’s trouble in store.”
Boy Named Banjo

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Fallin' Down - Boy Named Banjo Boy Named Banjo - 19 | Sofar Nashville "Birdman" - Boy Named Banjo Tiny Desk Contest 2016 Boy Named Banjo, described by Sonicbids as, "Tennessee's Americana apostles," is creating a lot of buzz in the southeastern music scene. The Nashville natives founded the group in 2011 and released their debut album, The Tanglewood Sessions, before graduating high school. Boy Named Banjo has since released its sophomore album, Long Story Short, performed at Bonnaroo, and received a nomination for "Best local Band (Nashville)" By The Tennesseean for the year 2015. Boy Named Banjo is currently touring behind its new EP - Lost on Main.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Join us for our 3rd year- ACR Music for the Sole 5K. This exciting event will bring together music lovers and trail running enthusiasts as it benefits the AC Reynolds band. The first 150 participants who register for the race will be guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt.

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1 Rocket Drive , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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This is a workshop on editing your own writing. Whether you’re just getting starting with writing or have already published, you’ll get tips that will help you to improve your writing, improve the quality of your written work, and save money on editing. You’ll do short exercises in class and then practice on your own during the break between the two sessions of the workshop. All participants will receive handout versions of the slides and discounts on future services. One lucky participant will receive a free book about self-editing. Class Schedule:9:30 am–11:30 ambreak for lunch and homework on your own1:30 pm–3:30 pmInstructor: Louann Pope, a copyeditor who lives in Mount Pleasant, SC, applies her detail-oriented, analytical mind-set to copyediting a wide range of books (fiction and nonfiction), blogs, and other materials, teaching classes, and offering Ask a Copyeditor help-desk services. She is a member of various publishing organizations, including the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP). Learn more about her and her services at www.louannpope.com. For more information, including instructions for registering by check, go to www.flatironwritersroom.com Refund policy: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on May 27, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Anger can destroy our health, our relationships, and certainly our happiness. Why do we get angry? What is the cause of our anger and what is the solution? Can we be powerful agents of change without anger? In Buddha’s teachings we can find methods to free ourselves from this agitated, distorted state of mind, and we can learn how to harness the power of clarity, compassion and wisdom. Everyone Welcome. Registration available on line. See link below. Course Schedule Each session will include guided meditation and a practical teaching on how to develop a peaceful mind. This course is appropriate for anyone and chairs will be provided and refreshments served. Saturday, June 3; 10am – 1:00pm with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805, $20 or $15 students/seniors (discounts for Monthly Members) MeditationInAsheville.org 828-668-2241 Session 1: 10am – 11:15am Break Session 2: 11:45am – 1pm

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1070 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Just Brew It is a homebrew competition and tasting in Asheville benefiting the work of Just Economics. It is not a ticketed event. It is a benefit for our members and you must be a 2017 member of Just Economics before June 3rd indicating your interest in attending on the membership form.

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37 Paynes Way , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 6:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Blue Jean Ball is MANNA’s annual “party for a purpose”, with all proceeds benefitting MANNA’s daily work to provide food to thousands of families across Western North Carolina that are struggling to make ends meet. With every dollar raised, MANNA can provide the food for 3.5 meals. General admission tickets are all-inclusive: all the small plates you can eat from 20+ favorite local restaurants, an open bar with great selections of beer and wine, entertainment, and shuttle service to and from the event from the designated parking area at the WNC Nature Center. Tickets will sell out, so don’t wait! Gather Ye’ Mates for A Rollicking Night On the Banks o’ the Swanny! Mates 21 and Older Only! This soiree is only for swashbucklers salty enough to handle their grog (legally). IDs will be checked at the door for anyone appearing a bit too wet behind the ears. (Translation: We will check IDs for all attendees in compliance with ABC regulations.) Shake Ye’ Booty on the Dance Floor! This year, we have a special treat: Singer Michelle Amato — who has toured and recorded with numerous artists, including Quincy Jones, Jon Secada, Liza Minnelli, Al Green, Sandi Patty, Jon Hendricks, Donna Summer, Michael McDonald, and more — will front an all-star lineup of musicians for a band formed just for this event! Raise the Jolly Roger and Set Sail for Port MANNA!

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627 Swannanoa River Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Dave Waite has been on Jimmy Fallon, Live at Gotham, NBC's Last Comic Standing. Grant Lyon won the Laughing Skull Festival and was featured on Funny or Die. DAVE WAITE & GRANT LYON @ THE GREY EAGLE Saturday, June 3rd @ 8:00pm $15 advance / $18 at the door Show Info: http://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1446529-funny-business-comedian-dave-asheville/ TICKETS @ https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1446529 Dave Waite Video: https://youtu.be/qXjI4ijPjHg Grant Lyon Video: https://youtu.be/IG07WDKhdPg Dave Waite Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to his performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live at Gotham, and season eight of Last Comic Standing, comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Ludlow, KY native’s peculiar outlook on life. In 2012, Dave solidified his reputation as one of the country’s hottest up-and-coming comics by winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and appearing in the New Faces division of the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Dave regularly guests on top morning radio shows, including the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. Tracks from his Stand Up! Records albums Kaboom! and Hotdoggin’ can be frequently heard on both Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also co-produces The Secret Show, a popular monthly comedy night at The Blind Barber in Culver City, CA. Grant Lyon Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant as "a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers." A former collegiate soccer player, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. In 2014, he won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival beating out comedians from all over the country, and he has performed in a number of other prestigious comedy festivals including the Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and more. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the short film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award in 2013. Funny or Die, MSN, Huffington Post, and others are among the sites that have featured Grant's sketch videos on their home pages. DAVE WAITE & GRANT LYON @ THE GREY EAGLE Saturday, June 3rd @ 8:00pm $15 advance / $18 at the door Show Info: http://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1446529-funny-business-comedian-dave-asheville/ TICKETS @ https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1446529 Dave Waite Video: https://youtu.be/qXjI4ijPjHg Grant Lyon Video: https://youtu.be/IG07WDKhdPg 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/

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/03/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Now a quartet, their debut album 'When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired,' released via Grand Jury Music and Wichita Recordings, has earned the young band high praise from the press, including from NPR Music ('First Listen'), The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME ('Radar'), and Q Magazine, among many others, while the band themselves have been included on numerous Musicians to know lists for 2016 including from Stereogum, Vulture, Spotify, Paper Magazine and others. Comprised of eight original songs - the majority of which were written while Leschper was finishing art school in early 2014 - Mothers debut LP is an introduction to the foundations of the young band, a snapshot of a particular period of their genesis that maps both where they began and where they are heading.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/04/2017   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/04/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Billy Joe Shaver

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Merle Haggard and Billy Joe Shaver Ramblin Fever Billy Joe Shaver - Live Forever Billy Joe Shaver - Get Thee Behind Me Satan ft. John Anderson Billy Joe Shaver - Georgia on a Fast Train (with Eddy!) Billy Joe Shaver "Honky Tonk Heroes" Billy Joe Shaver - Old Five And Dimers Like Me "That's What She Said Last Night" - Billy Joe Shaver Live at Billy Bob's Texas Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the ’70s and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn’t diminished during the ensuing decades.

One of the best synopses of Shaver’s upbringing is his own song, “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train.” When he sings, “my grandma’s old-age pension is the reason that I’m standing here today,” he ain’t kidding. The “good Christian raising” and “eighth grade education” — not to mention being abandoned by his parents shortly after being born, working on his uncles’ farms instead of going to high school, and losing part of his fingers during a job at a sawmill — are all part of his life story. “I got all my country learning,” he sings, “picking cotton, raising hell, and bailing hay.”

After several trips between Texas andTennessee, he appeared one day in 1968 inBobby Bare‘s Nashville office, where he convinced Bare to listen to him play. Bareended up giving him a writing job and soon his songs began to see the light thanks toKris Kristofferson (“Good Christian Soldier”),Tom T. Hall (“Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me”), Bare (“Ride Me Down Easy”), and later,the Allman Brothers (“Sweet Mama”) and Elvis Presley (“You Asked Me To”). Shaver’s real breakthrough, though, came in 1973 whenWaylon Jennings recorded an album composed almost entirely of Shaver’s songs, Honky Tonk Heroes — largely considered the first true “outlaw” album.

Shaver’s own debut album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me, was produced by Kristofferson in 1973. Along with the title track, it contained now-classic Shaver songs “Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me” and the aforementioned “Georgia on a Fast Train.” In 1978 Johnny Cash recorded “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day),” a song Shaver wrote just after he chose to give up drugs and booze and turned to God for help.

All Music Guide lists 23 albums, from 1973’s Old Five & Dimers Like Me through 2007’s Everybody’s Brother. Among his many classic songs are “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day),” “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Live Forever,” “Tramp on Your Street,” and “Try and Try Again.”

In 1999, Shaver was invited to perform at theGrand Ole Opry. In 2005, Billy Joe Shaver performed on CMT Outlaws. In 2006, he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He recently served as spiritual advisor to Texas independent gubernatorial candidateKinky Friedman and his 2007 album “Everybody’s Brother” was nominated for a GRAMMY. For his efforts, the Americana Music Association awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.

Shaver is truly one of the most respected living figures in American music. Bob Dylan, who rarely covers other writers, has often played Billy Joe‘s “Old Five And Dimers Like Me” in concert. Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.” TheWashington Post noted, “when the country outlaws were collecting their holy writings, Billy Joe Shaver was carving out Exodus.”

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/05/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance event to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina, and you're invited to join us! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advance outdoor enthusiasts. Participants will hike 28.3 miles and help grant more than 300 wishes this year. For more details, attend one of the many informational meetings taking place in various Asheville locations between 6/6/17 - 6/17/17.

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Various Locations , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/06/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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For Parkinson's patients and caregivers. We meet on First Tuesdays to offer social experiences, guest speakers, and support opportunities/information for patients, partners, families and caregivers coping with this complex disease. Coffee at 10:00 am; business and event at 10:30 am. All are welcome. Handicap Accessible. Join us on Facebook: Parkinson's Support Group AVL

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954 Tunnel Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 06/06/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Interested in real estate investing? Don't know where to start? Want to learn real estate investing by networking with like minded indviduals? Want to learn how to get out the rat race? If the answer is Yes, come join us! Learn real estate investment strategies such as fix and flip, buy, and hold, short sale, foreclosures, and multi family. Learn how to pay off your house in 10 years or less Learn how real estate investors fund real estate deals without your own money or credit! RSVP Now!

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PO box 8355 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/06/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Iconic . . . legendary . . . unique . . . all can be used to describe Richard Lloyd, but the most accurate word might be "relevant." After a career spanning more than forty years, Richard Lloyd continues to make great records and deliver exciting live performances.Learning from the master himself, Jimi Hendrix, Richard was among the very few pioneers of the New York underground scene, headquartered at CBGB. With Tom Verlaine, a founding member of the seminal band, Television, Richard made some of the best rock and roll records of the all timeMarquee Moon and Adventure. Striking out on his own, Richard gave us Alchemy, Field of Fire, Radiant Monkey, The Cover Doesn't Matter, and more. Richard Lloyd was also the guitar master behind Matthew Sweet, John Doe, and Rocket From the Tombs.In preparation for a new record, Richard Lloyd is touring again with his quartet, performing selections spanning his entire career. "It is still as exciting to play live as it was when I was 27, jumping up and down on hotel beds."

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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All Ages

Matador Records is thrilled to announce that it has signed Car Seat Headrest and will release Teens of Style on October 30, with Teens of Denial to follow soon after in 2016. This prolific artist (n Will Toledo) comes to Matador having already crafted an 11-album catalog of staggering depth, all self-released on Bandcamp, which has gained him an obsessive following and over 25,000 downloads – all without the muscle of a manager, label, agent, or publicist – until now.

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will Toledo’s hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Toledo set up shop in the family car. Toledo’s catalogue is sharp, literary, and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd century theologians. Ever surprising, his lyrical imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.

After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide stylistic range.

On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers.

The longest track on Teens of Style, “Times to Die,” is just under seven minutes, applying breakbeat cut-ups and “Low Rider” horns to a groove-driven neo-psych jam with lyrics about Judaism, Hinduism, and the record business. Similarly, “Maud Gone” is a wistful 60s-inspired pop number paying homage to Yeats’s unrequited love, while the intricate party track “Los Borrachos” borrows its title from the Diego Velasquez painting.

Car Seat Headrest’s conceptual ambition and stunning songwriting has been apparent since its early days of laptop recording, the scale of Toledo’s vision going far beyond the constricting “lo-fi” term. Now on his Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, we witness Toledo presenting his intricate ideas with more clarity and refinement than ever, delivering an enthralling collection of songs destined for wide acclaim.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/07/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/07/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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On Wednesday, June 7, the Sierra Club will present an update from Asheville’s Energy Innovation Task Force about reducing energy use in Buncombe County so as to avoid construction of a new, natural gas peaking unit. Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Council; Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commission; and Jason Walls, Duke Energy, will report on how the three-way partnership – Buncombe County, Asheville, and Duke Energy – is progressing. The Energy Innovation Task force has been working for just over a year. It has made recommendations to the City and County for new programs and investments. Duke, in turn, has made groundbreaking announcements on the deployment of new technology in our area. Don’t miss this important update. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl, (corner of Charlotte & Edwin) Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Judy Mattox, [email protected], 828-683-2176.

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/08/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$12 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) Classic country played smooth and prickly. New songs played pretty and ugly. Led by Steph Stewart & Mario Arnez.  “Stewart’s twangy vocals recall the sounds of Patsy Cline and overlay the soothing sounds of traditional North Carolina folk music.” — Christian Podgaysky, Encore “Steph Stewart could follow Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt as the next great female voice in alt-country.”  – Ryan Snyder, Yes! Weekly

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/08/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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*21+ Only | $10 ADV / $12 DOS OPENER: TBD at 9pm HEADLINER: DeadPhish Orchestra The Deadphish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are close friends who have played music together for many years. They had played Grateful Dead songs together, and they had played Phish songs together. But they got to wondering what would happen if they tried to merge the music of these two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jamband scene. While these two bands have their surface similarities, most fans realize that their actual musical styles are quite different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band where Phish is sharper around the edges–funky and more aggressive. But both bands have an improvisational approach to their live shows, and it is in that spontaneity where the magic really happens. The guys in DPO have posed themselves a unique challenge in merging the two styles. Set lists end up with segues that look like Divided Sky > Morning Dew > Divided Sky, or Help > Slip > Frankenstein. Or how about Mike’s Song > Stella Blue > Weekapaug Groove. Or even stranger, like My Friend, My Friend of the Devil…or It Must Have Been The Roses Are Free. You can see that between the vast repertoires of the two bands, the possibilities are endless. It’s just about as much fun as humans are allowed to have.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/08/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Emma's Lounge, Ancient Cities
Three years ago, Major and The Monbacks bought a used van, booked over 150 shows in nine months, and embarked on their first-ever national tour. There were no labels or booking agents or tour managers at the time, just a bunch of twenty-somethings with an independent streak and a shared love of making music. It wasnt glamorousit still isntbut they all agreed it beat the hell out of working a day job. The Monbacks whose name is a portmanteau of the common southern farewell Cmon back initially pushed that van to its limits and beyond with their relentless tour schedule, developing a rapport with the tow truck drivers of the greater Norfolk area as they burned through three different engines and blossomed from local favorites into one of the most promising young rock bands working today. Theyve got a new van now, and, more importantly, theyve got a new album to go with it, one that fully delivers on their promise and then some.Produced by fellow Virginia wunderkind Matthew E. White, Moonlight Anthems is a raucous blend of soul, roots, and rock that tips its cap equally to Levon and Lennon. The album is Major and the Monbacks first for Yep Roc Records, and it finds them building off the wave of critical success garnered by their eponymous 2015 debut, which they recorded and released themselves. Pop Matters hailed that albums propulsive soul energy, and Richmond, VAs RVA Magazine raved that it had not only revived, but given a psychedelic face-lift to the soundtrack of the dancehalls of the 50s and 60s. The record offered but a taste of Major and the Monbacks ecstatic live show, which began to draw sell-out crowds across the region and earned the band a slew of high profile festival slots everywhere from Firefly to Floyd Fest in addition to support dates with Charles Bradley, Os Mutantes, Antibalas, and more.It would have been hard to predict all of this back in the groups early days, though. Major and the Monbacks grew out of informal, after-school bedroom jams led by bassist Cole Friedman and his twin brother Neal, a gifted keyboard player and singer. The sessions were what youd expect from a bunch of teenagers: loose, fun, and all over the map. Players came and went as the bands sound morphed and matured, but when the dust finally settled, a core six-piece remained: the Friedman twins, plus brothers Michael and Bryan Adkins (guitar/vocals and drums), percussionist Tyler West, and guitarist/vocalist Harry Slater.Music ran deep in each of their veins. The Friedmans grandfather owned Frankies Birdland, a record store in a traditionally African American neighborhood which had served as the epicenter of The Norfolk Sound, an early mix of horn-fueled rock and soul that put artists like Gary US Bonds on the map. The Adkins father toured up and down the East Coast in the 70s with a few different bands. West showed such a proclivity for percussion as a youngster (hed create makeshift drum kits out of pots and pans) that his grandparents nicknamed him Bammer, and Slater was an instrument obsessive who made the unlikely transition from roadie to one of the groups primary songwriters.I was really into collecting and tweaking electric guitars, and when the band first started playing, they always needed help with their instruments, remembers Slater. I would show up to the gigs with some extra guitars and strings and hang out, and it got to the point where one night they told me to just grab an acoustic and jump onstage.Though democracy has been the downfall of many a band, for Major and the Monbacks, its the defining feature of their sound. There is no single frontman, no one songwriter. While the kernels of most tracks begin with ideas from Neal, Michael, or Harry, the eclectic finished products are almost always the results of melodies and riffs run through the spin cycle of six wildly creative minds.Everybodys got their own influences that theyre individually bringing to the table, says Michael. Creating a song for us is all about condensing that into a cohesive whole. Our only guiding principle, really, is that if it sounds cool, we like it.When it came time to record their second album, as far as the Monbacks were concerned, nobody sounded cooler than Matthew E. White, a fellow Virginia native who first caught their ear with his production work for Richmonds Natalie Prass. White took on the role of mediator and mentor for the band, which he was surprised to find had such a fully realized sound already. The clarity of their vision enabled him to take a more holistic, big picture approach to capturing their songs.Matthew was used to writing a lot of the arrangements for other artists himself, says Neal, so he was excited that we had such fleshed out music already. He was able to step back and really be a coach for us and provide us with a valuable outside perspective.In their eleven days in the studio, the Monbacks recorded live as a band as much as possible in order to convey the excitement of their shows, but they made sure to leave time to get a little weird, too.Some of these songs wed been playing on the road for a year and we really wanted to capture that live energy, explains Cole, but we also wanted to experiment and overdub. Wed manipulate the tape and mess around with the analog outboard gear, and a lot of those subtleties are really important to the sound.Album opener There, There sets the records tone perfectly, with bouncing piano, swirling organ, and psychedelic guitar all coming together in a chipper, harmony-rich earworm that seamlessly blends the sounds of the British invasion with sunny southern California. Moonlight Anthem and You Only See Me (At Night) channel the funky Americana of Big Pink, while We Are Doing Fine and Here Comes The King recall The Fab Four at their most playful, and You Should Know and Happiness take cues from the rich vocal layering of bands like CSNY and the Beach Boys. On The Clap, high-tempo R&B meets southern rock, and prog influences creep into the breezy soul of Condition. Far from feeling scattered, though, the ornately detailed arrangements and lush orchestrations enable the songs to play out as a remarkably cohesive collection. Pressing play on each track is like opening the door to another room in an eccentrically curated mansion; its impossible to predict what youll find, but every discovery is more fantastic than the last.Itd be difficult for anyone to pinpoint a specific musical identity or pigeonhole what we do into a set genre, reflects Michael. With us, the diversity is the point.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/09/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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If you work for one of our wholesale partners and are ready to push your potential by advancing to Espresso: Tasting and Technique or Milk: Chemistry and Latte Art, this test is for you.  On this day, students will be tested on adjusting their grind and dose to pull a shot of espresso within the recommended parameters discussed in Barista Fundamentals. Students will have 15 minutes for this foundational dialing in. Once this portion has been passed, students will have another 15 minutes to build 3 lattes back to back. Drinks will be scored on consistency of temperature and texture.  Passing this test will result in immediate registration for one or both of the subsequent Counter Intelligence courses. This testing day can also be utilized by wholeale partners interested in fine-tuning their skills. This event is exclusively for wholesale partners of Coutner Culture Coffee.

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77 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/09/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Local pottery studio plans event to connect with the community. The Bright Angle will hold Pints and Porcelain on June 9th from 4pm to 8pm. The event, which will be held at The Bright Angle Studio in Downtown Asheville in the Refinery Creator Space, will give the public an opportunity to meet the artists of The Bright Angle and tour their space while they celebrate the release of their new collection. The studio’s new ceramic collection is a collaboration with local artists, including leather components by In Blue Handmade and glass pieces by Hayden Wilson Glass. During the event, guests will get the chance to see the studio, learn about the pottery process, see and purchase from The Bright Angle’s exclusive new collection and special spring sale, and enjoy locally crafted beer from cups made in the studio. The Bright Angle team is making handmade porcelain pint glasses specially for the event to for guests to enjoy the locally crafted beer from. They will also be serving light hors d'oeuvres fired in the pottery kilns.

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/09/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret.) has spoken across the country and throughout the world on the importance of climate change as it relates to national security. Now he's come to "Climate City" to demand action.

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1 Haywood Street Ste 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/09/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/10/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville VeganFest expects 10,000 visitors to gather downtown this June in celebration of a plant-based lifestyle and compassionate living. • Pre-party: Kick-off Asheville VeganFest weekend; Friday, June 9, THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 S Market St., 6-9 p.m. • SpeakerFest: Panel discussions with guest speakers; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Veg Speed Date: Sign-up for a speed dating session; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 4:30-6 p.m., purchase tickets at https://vegspeeddate.com/event/158122 • Vegan chocolate tasting: Savor vegan chocolate samples; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 7-7:30 p.m. • Film screening: “What the Health,” followed by a Q&A session with Eunice Wong; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 7:30-10 p.m. • Outdoor festival: Over 75 vendors showcasing vegan food, beer and compassionate lifestyle products plus guest speakers; Sunday, June 11, Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/10/2017   Event Time: All Day

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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

*Please note – online ticket purchases are subject to a processing fee. To avoid this fee, tickets can be purchased at the Orange Peel box office during their business hours. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door the night of the Reunion however, if you plan to purchase your tickets through this method, please send an email to Joanna (address below) so we can establish a guest count for the Reunion.

T-shirts may be available for purchase at the event. If you are interested in a t-shirt, please indicate so (along with your standard adult shirt size) with your ticket purchase or in your email RSVP to Joanna.

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Questions? Contact Joanna (Clarke-Sayer) Wade at [email protected]

Contributions are appreciated to ensure all of our classmates can attend the reunion. Any funds remaining will be donated to AHS as a gift from The Class of 1997. Should you need financial help to purchase a ticket, please contact Joanna.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/11/2017   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Please join us for a lovely Afternoon Garden Party Benefit with live music, silent auction and raffle and delicious vegetarian fare. Bring your friends and family, make new friends and help support a Benefit dedicated to bringing more peace into our world. Held at Robin’s place, 20 Griffing Blvd., in North Asheville. Register for entry ticket above or purchase one at the door. Drop-in or stay the whole time. $10 cover charge includes a voucher for a free Meditation Class of your choice at our center. Proceeds will help the Asheville Kadampa Meditation Group become an independent meditation center. We are currently a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our aim is to help the general public to develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life.

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20 Griffing Blvd, North Asheville , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/11/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Is it possible to be nostalgic for the future? Brooklyn synthpop duo Great Good Fine Ok met one evening in 2013 and by the next morning had written their first song together, "You're the One for Me," a gauzy, heart-thumping anthem that hit #1 on Hype Machine twice in one month and instantly established the group's sound with Jon Sandler's dancefloor falsetto soaring over Luke Moellman's lush post-Space Age production, the perfect soundtrack for retrofuturism. An EP, Body Diamond, soon followed, as did a slate of shows at that year's SXSW festival and a deal with Neon Gold and Epic Records. In 2014 GGFO's second EP, 2M2H, reached #10 on the iTunes dance chart and featured the St. Lucia collaboration "Something to Believe In," which premiered on Entertainment Weekly. In keeping with this collaborative spirit, GGFO co-wrote and performed on The Chainsmoker's single "Let You Go," recorded a cover of Phil Collins's "Easy Lover" with fellow Brooklynite Panama Wedding, and produced the song "Shapeshifting" with Irish folk-pop singer Orla Gartland, whom Jon and Luke met after their headlining show at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. They have also remixed songs by St Lucia, Foxes, Twenty One Pilots, Luxley, Little Daylight, and many others.In the past three years, GGFO have performed shows supporting acts ranging from Tove Lo to X Ambassadors to Penguin Prison and have embarked on four major US tours with Betty Who, Joywave, Magic Man, Vacationer, and Panama Wedding, with four songs reaching #1 on Hype Machine and their single "Take It or Leave It" surpassing ten million plays on Spotify. As anyone who attended the group's recent sold-out Northeast headlining tour can attest, GGFO has amassed a large contingent of loyal fans who have come to expect over-the-top live performances involving silk kimonos, triggered lights, and histrionic keytar solos, with Jon and Luke backed by drummer Danny Wolf and guitarist Carey Clayton. 2016 has already seen the release of three singles and an EP of GGFO songs remixed by like-minded artists, with more new works ever looming on the horizon. Music blog Indie Shuffle says, "I dare you to find another group in the past two years who has been so prolific and consistent with their releases while at the same time delivering some of the most heavenly signature falsetto vocals known to man."

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/12/2017 - 06/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/12/2017 - 06/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/12/2017 - 06/16/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/12/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/13/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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On September 30, 2016 Black Marble will release their second full-length, Its Immaterial. Their first for Ghostly, Its Immaterial follows up their EP Weight Against the Door (Hardly Art) and highly acclaimed debut full-length A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art). Still featuring Chris Stewart at the helm along with select collaborators as supplementation, the project's recent shift in locale from East Coast to West Coast lends a great deal to the overall feel of the new album: the light and dark elements of shadows, the salt and sting of evenings high tide sea spray, a beautiful thing left on a shelf too high to maintain. The general mood is that of creating something new, but going back in time to do it. Like attempting to flesh out a song that you woke up humming but cant find because it doesnt exist yet.With the end of the East Coast chapter of Stewarts life on the horizon, Its Immaterial was recorded in a period of mental and physical transition, trapped between spaces and unable to move on until the snow globe flurry of ideas floating around him settled just right. Its Immaterial is soaring and muted all at once. It's a collection of songs pieced together from perfect seeming snippets heard while passing open doors. It's a framework in which your imagination creates its own version of what you need to hear but didnt have a way to describe - like a favorite song heard on an unlabeled mixtape by a band you cant uncover.With both early releases the band followed a familiar path stomped down in the late 70's and early 80's by a kindred assemblage of synth acts whose gauzy tape sounds and DIY ethics paved the way for other likeminded artists. Pulling from the handmade approach of late 70's synth wave pioneers like Silicon Teens, Iron Curtain, Lives of Angels, and Solid Space, Black Marble dialed in on a clear understanding of its own specific sound, which has since evolved. Channeling Robert Palmer's early Island years, vocals have been pushed forward - their delivery more desperate. The result is a feeling more immediate yet claustrophobic.It's a lot of psychic turmoil about time, place, and the dissatisfaction that comes with being young and not having control over place, or being old and not having control over time, Stewart says about the album. The record is filled with characters trying to convince themselves, and others, to change or to see things differently or to come along with them somewhere. Its that moment of wanting between knowing and doing but frozen in time.Its Immaterial is a further evolution in Black Marble's sound. Where the songs featured on their debut full-length seemed to hiss from a vent in the floor, the new tracks seem to be coming from the next room. Written, recorded, mixed, and performed entirely by Stewart, the new songs are a unified vision - one persons attempt to patchwork together bits of vapor and the most subtle gleanings of preference to make something wholly new. It's an endless drive in the passenger seat of a car while listening to everything youve ever loved, but lasting only 40 minutes.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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The Climate Resilient Grid: a Forum on Energy, Climate and the Grid brings together thought leaders from industry, government and academia to work with climate experts for this 2 day ticketed event. https://thecollider.org/events/event/the-climate-resilient-grid/

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1 Haywood Street Ste 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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87 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Event Date: 06/14/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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What is A-WA?Three letters that you may not know how to pronounce (for now)Three sisters whose sweeping and uncompromising creation will take you on an exciting journey.From the first time A-Wa took the stage 1 year ago, they've been dropping jaws, raising eyebrows, making people dance: from hipsters to families, from festivals to clubs, young and old, Polish, French, Israeli, and all over.To tell the story of A-WA, we have to go a few years back, to a family who lives in the small village 'Shaharut' in southern Israel. Not too far from the Egyptian border. In beautiful prairie landscapes with magical desert sunsets, Tair, Liron and Tagel grew up - three sisters (out of six siblings) to the Haim family.As a gift from God, all members of the Haim family are blessed with musical talent. All three sisters studied music, sang, danced and performed together and separately since a very young age. In their childhood home they listened to many different kinds of music, such as Greek music, Yemenite music, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Progressive rock and more. The inspirations that sustained them, and the warm musical home that encouraged them, have become the creative part and parcel of their lives.A few years later, after Tair and Liron completed their studies in music and design, and before Tagel started college, they hooked up again at their parents' house. They worked in the days, and at night they would meet up and record materials in English, Hebrew and Yemenite, which always had a special place in their hearts. They filmed and uploaded their videos to YouTube.The flood of great comments and suggestions from around the world encouraged them to rise to the challenge and promote their music. One day it led to an inbox message to Tomer Yosef on Facebook. Once pressing Play, it was clear to Tomer that a gift fell upon him, a one-time only three voices (yes, it's possible) fit together in a perfect harmony, even in Hebrew it sounded out of this world... and so the musical love story was instantly born. Tomer's groove, the global characteristics of his artistic vision, Yemenite roots, everything came together and led to the collaboration that continues to this day and in every possible aspects - such as the first music video that was both directed and filmed by Tomer in an intense weekend shoot in the desert.For the last two years, the girls, who initially were called The Haim Sisters, have been performing non-stop, they became an integral part of the stage composition of Balkan Beat Box's MINIMAL tour and later on they appeared with a band of their own and gave shows around Israel and in music festivals in Poland and France in front of an embracing audience, while at the same time working at the studio with Tomer.While searching for materials and in the spirit of fate that accompanies this story, one day the girls bumped into the song "Habib Galbi", an old Yemenite song that they knew from childhood, but this time they heard the first original recording by the Yemeni singer Shlomo Moga'a. From there, a door was opened of a hidden treasure of ancient Yemenite women's chanting, that was passed from generation to generation for centuries and has been recorded a few times. Moga'a was one of the only chief curators of these songs and after passing has left a legacy, just waiting to be discovered. A-WA's debut album includes 12 songs, composed entirely of original performance of these folk songs.In a closely working at the studio with producer Tomer Yosef, the sound and the artistic statement were formed. And in cooperation with musicians like Tamir Muskat, Itamar Ziegler, Tom Darom and more, they created a composition of a unique identity with a lot of groove, electronics and a brand new global beat fragrance.You can choose whether to take the story behind the sounds to your A-WA experience. Even without dwelling on genetic loads or cross-generational folklore, A-WA send a refreshing and authentic breeze of world music to the music scene in Israel and abroad. A happy, warm and genuine music, that that starting this year is going to break language barriers and boundaries and bring a new message for those who love the genre and in general.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 06/15/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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