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90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 90th year of highlighting mountain culture returns this summer for three full evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4 and 5 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center near downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now.

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Hustle Souls Kickstarter Launch Party W/ The Freeway Revival

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Hustle Souls is an Asheville based soul-jam band who, with over 100 shows last year, is one of the most promising bands in the region. After releasing a live-video series on Facebook this spring, the band was contacted by the gold and platinum award winning producer, Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin, about working together on a project. In October, Hustle Souls will join an impressive roster of bands who have worked with “mixerman” (Ben Harper, Barenaked Ladies, and The Broadcast to name a few)

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Asheville Station: Returning to the Roots

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On Saturday, July 15 at 8 PM, SCENES will present a live concert at the hub of the bluegrass and “roots” music scene: Asheville, North Carolina. It will be a house concert, in the tradition of New Orleans “rent parties” and other home-grown venues that gave birth to the blues and nurtured folk music for decades.

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Melvin Seals & JGB Play New Mountain AVL Saint Patricks Day

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Melvin Seals & JGB are on tour and will be making a stop in Asheville at New Mountain AVL on St Patrick’s Day.

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Malcolm Holcombe To Release New Album Pretty Little Troubles

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Critically lauded North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will release Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes Music) April 7. Produced by Darrell Scott and recorded at The Sanctuary and Hippie Jack’s studios, the album is his 15th studio recording and follows 2016’s Another Black Hole.

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MerleFest Brings Show to Isis Music Hall

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Celebrating their 30th anniversary, MerleFest takes the show on the road.

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Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven To Perform At Salvage Station

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Asheville's Salvage Station is proud to announce that Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven will be performing on Sunday, January 29th. The performance will include Mathis' recent rearrangement of Beethoven's Symphonies #3 and #6 with modern-era dance beats and plenty of waypoints for the musicians to jump off into heavy, full-band improvisations. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online for $15.00 from https://reedmathisandelectricbeethoven.eventbrite.com or at the door on the day of the event.

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Betaplane at Burnpile Harvest Festival

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It’s the time of year for what is possibly my favorite beer event of the year!  Burial Beer Co. is hosting the 3rd Annual Burnpile Harvest Festival today Saturday, October 29th beginning at 12:00pm and going until 10:00pm.  Burnpile is a celebration of the harvest season, showcasing beer from over 30 breweries from around the country brewed with a plethora of autumnal ingredients, paired with great regional live music.

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Davis Rogan To Perform At Salvage Station November 11th

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Salvage Station is proud to announce that Davis Rogan of HBO's TREME will be performing a free show on Wednesday, November 11th at 8pm. Davis is a fifth-generation New Orleanian who served as an actor, scriptwriter, piano coach, and songwriter as well as the muse for the popular character, Davis McAlary, over the show's four-year run. 

Davis draws his musical inspiration from Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, as does every New Orleans rhythm and blues piano player. What separates Davis is his lyrics. The wit, irony and self-deprecation echo Randy Newman, but the wry observations about life, humanity and New Orleans are uniquely his.

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Jeff Thompson Trio Hits Altamonte Theatre Sept 3rd

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Jeff Thompson's Giving Trio returns to Asheville for a wild and enchanted evening at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 3. 

If you have seen these guys before, you know they don't just put on a show. It's more like gourmet food for the ears and eyes. Take a few cups of Thompson's stellar lyrics, four octave vocal range, dextrous guitar work, and theatrical stage presence, blend with Aaron Price's delectable vocal harmonies and virtuosic keyboard work, sprinkle in James Kylen's masterful drum and percussion work, and you've got a five star meal. 

Be prepared to be treated to an evening of not only some of the most catchy and sophisticated jazz/pop/soul in the region, but to a gorgeous and creative stage set. Thompson, three time winner of a "Best of WNC" award in the singer songwriter category, also has a history in performance poetry and professional theatre, and likes to "to think of the whole show as a piece of art, from beginning to end. No wasted moments." (Performing Songwriter Magazine)

Special guests will be joining the core trio on stage, as per usual. Expect some of the area's finest musicians, poets, and other creatives to join them onstage. Nothing is unimaginable with this band.

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