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Gay Ole Opry Comes to Asheville April 25th to Benefit QORDS

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After five years of trailblazing queer country music, New York City’s Gay Ole Opry is hitting the road for the first time. Opry regulars The Paisley Fields and Karen & the Sorrows are heading South for a week­long tour, and they are coming to Asheville on Monday, April 25th. The show is at The Crow & Quill at 106 N Lexington Ave at 8:00 pm and door is a sliding scale from $5-­$10. They will be joined by Asheville’s Lillie Jean and Mawk Chunk and are especially thrilled that the night will benefit QORDS, a week­long overnight summer camp for queer and trans youth or youth of LGBTQ families, with special focus on youth in the South.

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Teen Trio Posh Hammer To Release 6 Track EP in May

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LISTEN: To first single, "Absolutely Everyone", HERE

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Local Artist Dreams Turn Reality With Help of Micro Loan

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Asheville has long been a mecca for free thinkers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Many move to our fair city in hopes of establishing a name for themselves and exposing their art to the eager public. With so many individuals living within Buncombe County alone, the opportunities to expand one's art and live the dream seems feasible, if not achievable.

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3rd Annual Food Truck Showdown April 2nd 2016

Rabbit Etouffee and Boudain Balls from Root Down Food Truck at the Food Truck Showdown

 

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Asheville Welcomes Brewpon Beer App

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Asheville loves beer. With over 30 breweries and new ones opening up daily, it can be nearly impossible to keep up with not only all of the beer related events that happen, but beers on tap as well. If you are new to the beer scene, the sheer number of options can be intimidating. What if there was an app to help guide you? Imagine an app that can tell you what beers are on tap; what breweries are near you; what beer events are happening; and allow you to create a beer list from brews that you are interested in or have tried and tell you where that beer was currently available locally. Does this all sound good to be true?

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Mother Earth News Fair Returns to Asheville in 2016

Mother Earth News

Clear a spot on your calendar! The Mother Earth News Fair is returning to Asheville, North Carolina this spring!

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Wicked Weed Tasting Room Delayed Opening

Wicked Weed

Last year Wicked Weed introduced Asheville citizens to their 40,000 square foot brewing facility in Candler, North Carolina. This new production facility was a vertical move to increase their distribution in Asheville, to support their large offering of beers. Wicked Weed proudly offers a minimum of 25 beers available at all times, taking an "ADD approach to brewing," chuckles Walt Dickinson. 

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Patton Avenue Pet Company Announces Third Location

Patton Avenue Pet Company South

Four years ago, Jenna Yaroush opened Patton Avenue Pet Company in a revitalized house located on Patton Avenue in West Asheville. With a focus on health, nutrition, and locally made items, Patton Avenue Pet Company's popularity soon outgrew its humble home base, and the downtown location opened two years ago. With two bustling locations, both conveniently located on Patton Avenue, PAPCO has quickly become a well known local icon. 

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Celebrates Opening in Mills River

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Today, the largest hard cider marker in the Carolinas opened their doors to hundreds of excited locals. Only a few miles from  Sierra Nevada Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider welcomed visitors to their 22,500 square foot bottling facility at 72 School House Road in Mills River. The two level tasting room overlooks the production space, where locally sourced apples will be turned into alcoholic beverages available in a variety of flavors. 

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Small Business Highlight: Mooty’s Chips

Mooty's Chips

As with every new year, thousands of people have vowed to start things off right by making food and lifestyle changes for weight loss, better health, and positive body image. Even when motivated, it can sometimes be challenging to retrain yourself how to eat and find suitable replacement snacks that are healthy and satisfying. Small local startup Mooty's Chips is bringing a new type of healthy snack that can help you start 2016 happy, healthy, and full. 

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