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Asheville Beer Week 2014: Beer Pong

Asheville Beer Week 2014: Beer Pong

The 3rd annual Asheville Beer Week is happening right now, May 23rd - 31st. Didn't know it was going on? Don't worry, there is plenty of time for you to get in on all the boozy action! We'll post daily events, and to put a fun spin on things, daily drinking games! There's never a better time or excuse to play a drinking game than Beer Week - am I right? You know I am!

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Asheville Sessions: PigPen Theatre Company

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In the second installment of Asheville Sessions, we bring to you a unique collective of young men that are from New York. This group of 7 are singers, songwriters, dreamers, film artists, and a theatre company. Who are they? PigPen Theatre Company. Started in 2008 by freshman of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, PigPen has been quickly escalating into popularity due to their diverse range of artistic abilities. They've produced original off Broadway productions, are debuting a children's novel, and have toured nationally as a band. Is there anything these guys can't do?

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Caleb Johnson Wins American Idol

Caleb Johnson wins American Idol!

It has been a long road, but tonight crowned Asheville's very own Caleb Johnson the winner for the 13th season of the hit reality television show American Idol! Since the season premiered January 15th

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Asheville Reality TV Stars

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With American Idol's 13th season coming to a close, the name reverberating throughout Asheville is Caleb Johnson. Caleb, a 22 year old Asheville local has wowed the judges and America and is standing in the top 2. Wednesday May 21st will be the final performance for both Caleb and his competition, Jena Irene. Both young individuals have amazing talent, and it's going to be a tough elimination. The results of who walks away with the record deal will be announced Thursday, May 22nd. 

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Asheville Sessions: Megan Jean and the KFB

Asheville Sessions Kicks off with Megan Jean and the KFB

AshevilleBlog staff is thrilled to introduce to you a new regular part of the blog called Asheville Sessions. We've been working with some local (and not so local) bands here in the city and doing unplugged performances with each. It's our way of giving back to the local music scene - providing free, professional promotion to each band that plays with us. Check in weekly for the latest session posting.

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SERFA Holds 7th Annual Conference May 14 – 18 Black Mountain, NC

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SERFA, The Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, is set to hold their seventh annual conference, with this being their fourth to be held at The Montreat Conference Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina May 14-18, 2014.

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Caleb Johnson in Asheville

Caleb Johnson in Asheville for American Idol Top 3 Countdown

Caleb Johnson, an Asheville area native, has made it to American Idol top 3 finalists. This past weekend the show sent Caleb back to his hometown for a parade down Biltmore Avenue downtown, and a concert at The Emerald Lounge. Caleb was received with warm welcomes and a crowd full of excited supporters and locals - Asheville is excitedly rooting for his continued success on Season 13 of this long standing talent seeking show. 

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Asheville City Market Guides

Asheville City Market Guides

Everyone loves a good market, be it a tailgate, farmers, or city market. With the weather turning and market season ramping up, we decided to give you a local market guide. Exact products and vendors may vary from market to market, but expect great local produce and products to be available at all locations. Most markets open in April, but please check out each markets website for exact opening dates.

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Photograph Walkthrough: Spidey Con & Free Comic Book Day 2014

A photographic review of Free Comic Book Day & Spidey-Con

It was a busy week here in Asheville. Among the many events happening were two back to back days full of geek awesome. Friday May 2nd was Spidey Con at Carolina Cinemas on Hendersonville Road. To commemorate the second installment of The Amazing Spiderman movies, the people at Comic Envy, Multiverse Asheville, and Carolina Cinemas put together a Spiderman celebration. Attendees could partake in themed food and beer, enter the costume contest, and watch the movie on the big screen. 

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Free Comic Book Day May 3rd 2014

Free Comic Book Day is almost here!

Free comic book day is soon upon us! Tomorrow, all Asheville comic book shops - including Pastimes in Weaverville, Hero Hunters in Candler, and Comic Envy on Tunnel Road will open their doors to adori

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