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Things To Do In Asheville June 19-22 2014

Things To Do In Asheville this weekend - June 19-22nd

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a flurry of activity happening and it seems like there is something for everyone - and I don't use that phrase lightly. From fiber arts to film festivals, freebies to paid amusement, I have some suggestions on what to do and where to go that are sure to fit any budget and style. 

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Biltmore Coffee Company Closing

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The Biltmore Coffee Company (Not to be confused with Biltmore Coffee Traders on Hendersonville Road), located at 1 North Pack Square, in the bottom portion of the Biltmore Office Building, is closing doors effective Friday, June 27th. Upon hearing this I gave a little gasp of horror as I not only love their space, but I adore their chai lattes. I did a little digging to find out the cause of closure and what would happen to the building.

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Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

Geek Out 2014 Recap Video

In case you missed it, Geek Out 2014 was a great success and drew crowds of people from all over the Southeast. In case you aren't sure what Geek Out is, to sum it up: Geek Out is Western North Carolina's popular arts convention, celebrating film, art, costuming, comics, and animation here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you haven't already I recommend checking out the article we ran submitted by a first time attendee of the convention - you can read it here.

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Asheville Sessions: Jaime Lauren Webb

Asheville Sessions: Jaime Lauren Webb

Singer/Songwriter Jaime Lauren Webb lends us her voice and her harp in this installment of Asheville Sessions. Jaime is an accomplished musician who lends vocal talent and musical skill to the Asheville music scene. In addition to harp, she can be found playing acoustic guitar and ukelele as she blends hand crafted, folk infused lyrical music. It's impossible not to get drawn into her unique style of music that will softly resonate with you, even after you're done listening.

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Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle

Celebrity Sighting: Artimus Pyle in Asheville

There was a celebrity spotted hanging around in the West Asheville/Enka/Candler area end of town the other day. This famous figure is well known for always having a pair of sticks in hand - but it appears he may be trading in his money makers for some knitting needles. Artemis Pyle, the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd was at Western North Carolina's largest yarn store yesterday, yarn in hand. 

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Recap in Pictures: All Go West 2014

Recap in Pictures: All Go West Fest 2014

All Go West 2014 has come and gone, and all that remains are the remnants of beer bottles scattered throughout West Asheville and the throbbing headaches of hungover enthusiasts the next day. All Go West never fails to please and this year was no exception - with an outstanding lineup including some stellar bands such as Soldiers Heart, Nest Egg, and Elephant Wrecking Ball, there was something for everyone. Die hard music lovers could start early and catch the music starting at 11 am, and stay until 1 am that morning - and we salute you if you stuck it out that long. 

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Asheville Sessions: Ben Miller Band

Asheville Sessions: Ben Miller Band

Sometimes, do you wonder if the undercurrent of a towns' vibe calls out to artists and individuals who have the same kind of feel to them? Take for example the Ben Miller Band from Joplin, Missouri. We caught up with them during their first time in Asheville when they were performing at The Grey Eagle in the River Arts District. This talented trio combines bluegrass, delta blues, and the soul of Appalachia mountain music to make something hauntingly beautiful. It always surprises us when bands like this hail from other areas, as you would have expected them to have been born and raised right here in Western North Carolina.

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Jeff Robinson Invitational PBR Rodeo Coming 6/6/14

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In addition to awesome happenings here in Asheville this weekend (GeekOut pop culture convention and All Go West music fest) you can also drop by the Ag Center and enjoy some PBR. Now I know what you are thinking- “I was drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon before it was cool," and you probably were, but I’m referring to Professional Bull Riding. Who doesn’t want to go out and watch someone get thrown around like a ragdoll while trying so stay on the back of animal the size of a mid-sized sedan? Well if this sounds like your kind of party, you can pick up tickets at Alan’s Jewelry and Pawn or Jackson’s Western Store.

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Busy Weekend in Asheville: All Go West Fest & Geek Out

Busy Weekend in Asheville: GeekOut and All Go West Fest June 7th & 8th

Happening June 7th, 2014 the second All Go West Fest is happening in West Asheville. There will be three stages set up with bands playing starting at 11 am until 1 am. Three stages will be used, so pick and choose your bands wisely. Find bands at Isis, The Mothlight, and an outdoor stage (location of the outdoor stage is to be announced.) All Go West is an entirely free event, so be sure to show your local love and buy a beer (or two, or three...) from the venues that offer a fine variety of wares. Unlike last year, Taste of the West - the VIP portion of All Go West is not happening, but we hope to see it back next year. In the meantime, check out the list of amazing artists that are performing June 7th.

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UPDATE: Summer Movies at The Orange Peel and Wedge Brewing

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It’s that time of the year again, and if you are like me, you are just itching to go sit around outside with close friends and watch a classic movie. Unfortunately this year with the Biltmore Square Mall undergoing renovations, Cinebarre won’t be playing outdoor movies this summer. Lucky for you, we have found a couple of alternatives.

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