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AshevilleBoard.com Launches to Benefit Local Consumers and Businesses

AshevilleBoard.com

Finally, Asheville has its very own Board. Only the fourth city in the nation — after Waco, Texas, Amarillo, Texas, and Lawton, Oklahoma — to land the technology, AshevilleBoard.com is now online. With the Board, advertisers can take advantage of the Facebook app that works like a giant lottery ticket for area consumers and an income generator for local businesses.

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Penland Creek Accepted As Name Of Creek In East West Asheville

Photo by Perry Quan | Flickr

Asheville can add one more name to its map. RiverLink is proud to announce that the name "Penland Creek," has been accepted for a stream in Westwood Place, a neighborhood in East West Asheville bounded by Haywood Road, Craven Street, I-26 and Patton Avenue. Penland Creek was chosen after months of community input and voting, representing a nod toward Johnny Penland and his father, Grover Penland, who began Penland's Auctions in the late 1950s on what is now the New Belgium site. The famous auction house was active until 2013.

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Asheville Outdoor Center Hosts Sunset River Arts Festival to Benefit WNC Advocacy League

Blue Ridge Sunset

In the middle of April planning began for a series of events to be held at the Asheville Outdoor Center to benefit WNC Advocacy League. The owners and staff of Asheville Outdoor Center have a deep passion and appreciation for the local arts movement, and were hoping to find a way to celebrate and promote that. They just happened to reach out at the right moment to the founder of WNC Advocacy League who is equally passionate and motivated. Together they are bringing the area the First Annual Asheville Sunset Arts Festival to be held on June 20th, 2015, from 4pm to 10pm at the Asheville Outdoor Center, right on the river at 521 Amboy Rd. Asheville.

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Hey Rosetta! Plays The Grey eagle 5/12/15

Hey Rosetta band

Hey Rosetta! is celebrating the release of their new record Second Sight (out now via Sonic Records) with a spring tour. The album is receiving critical acclaim—Vice’s Noisey states that it’s “music worth screaming about” andNOW Magazine adds, “Calling it their pinnacle might be premature, butSecond Sight is so damn invigorating that it may just be their best yet.”

Second Sight was recorded at Montreal’s MixArt studio and produced by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, Stars, The National). Of the recording process Paquin explains, “I challenged the band to pull influence from new places and check out new sounds and let go of what they had accomplished in their demos. From those new sounds and inspirations, Tim’s lyrics just kept expanding. Musically and dynamically, this record has an extremely wide range compared to where we started. And Tim’s unmistakable voice is the glue that holds everything together.” 

The band was recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1vp2UBy. In addition, they recently performed live sessions for Relix and Daytrotter, and their video for “What Arrows” premiered at USA Today. Of the video, which is part of the final Fogo footage, USA Today says, “The presentation itself is simple—the group and their instruments, awash in projections of crashing waves as the song crescendos—but the song is equal parts anthemic, dreamy and meditative...” 

Hey Rosetta! is comprised of Baker, Adam Hogan (guitars, vocals), Josh Ward (bass, keyboards, vocals), Phil Maloney (drums, percussion, vocals), Romesh Thavanathan (keyboards, guitars, cello, vocals), Kinley Dowling (violin, vocals) and Mara Pellerin (vocals, French horn, trumpet). The band’s last two albums, Into Your Lungs and Seeds, were short-listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. In 2012 they received a Juno nomination for New Group of the Year. 

For more information, please contact Kristina HeadrickMary Moyer orCarla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

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3rd Annual Franny’s FARM FEST Saturday, June 6, 2015

Franny's Farm Fest

Popular music festival returns to celebrate local talent, food, beer, recreation and independent businesses. Local Flavor AVL and New Mountain AVL are sponsoring the event to benefit FOOD CONNECTION & WildSouth. 

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River Arts District Celebrates Mothers’ Day with Two-Day Studio Stroll and Art Sale

River Arts District Studio Stroll

The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Spring Studio Stroll and Art Sale, welcoming the public to experience and collect amazing art in the studios and galleries in which the inspiration flows. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations. Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Dates for Shingdig On The Green, Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Announced

Photo by Aaron Dahlstrom

The Folk Heritage Committee announces its summer 2015 dates for two celebrated mountain traditions in Asheville, North Carolina: the 49th season of Shindig on the Green and the 88th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Each event features long-standing as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by kith and kin of all ages.

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Front Country To Play Isis 4/21/15

Front Country Band

San Francisco's neo-bluegrass blues rock fusion outfit Front Country will be rolling through Asheville tomorrow 4/21 playing at Isis.

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Beer City Festival Announced: May 30th, 2015

Beer City Festival

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AT 12 PM ET

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Hope For Agoldensummer plays New Mountain AVL 4/23/15

Hope For Agoldensummer

Hope For Agoldensummer

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