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2017 NC Mountain Fair Announces New Attractions

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High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

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Hail Cassius Neptune 9/8 at Pisgah Brewing

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Hail Cassius Neptune is a "psychedelic soul" powerhouse that fuses art rock with R&B into a unique sound channeling Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote. Fronted by Kylie Jo and Wilson Stern, their music weaves a danceable tapestry for the mind, body & soul. The band has been compared to acts across the gamut from The Mars Volta and Primus to Frank Zappa and D'Angelo. Kylie Jo's powerful vocals bring together Lauryn Hill's sense of soul with Fiona Apple's sense of humor.  As a Southeast band on the rise, H!CN has shared the stage with Papadosio, Beats Antique, and Consider the Source.

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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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Gladiator Polo at TIEC Starting September 1st

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Gladiator Polo™ has taken the equestrian world by storm, bringing together troves of fans from around the country to experience this new high-growth horse sport. With a successful inaugural season in Wellington, FL, during the winter of 2017 and an immensely popular showcase game at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in late June, worldwide interest and awareness of the game has increased significantly setting the table for a number of national and international initiatives that will be announced in the next month.

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Catawba Brewing Announces New Festbier Specialty Release

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Catawba’s Festbier surfaced at Gauley Fest 2016, a fall festival famous among paddlers as American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser for river conservation nationwide. Brewed in their Asheville pilot brewery, this crowd-pleaser established an early high-water mark for the first year of Catawba’s Small Batch Program.

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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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Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care Offers $25 Sports Physicals to Student Athletes

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Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary and high school students residing in Buncombe and Transylvania counties from now through December 31, 2017. Individuals may drop in to one of the four urgent care locations in Buncombe County or the one in Transylvania County at their convenience.

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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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Looking Glass Creamery Welcomes Sean Stanley

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Looking Glass Creamery has hired Sean Stanley as Retail Manager for the growing, and soon to be expanded, Cheese Shop at the company’s original Fairview location. For the past seven years, Sean has been with Whole Foods Market across the Southeast, working in cheese, beer and wine. In 2014, he was designated an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional ™, one of only 740 worldwide. Stanley brings with him an extensive knowledge of cheese varieties, origins, and styles and a passion for working with people. “Throughout my career, the overriding motivator has been building meaningful relationships with guests, and sharing the joy that comes from eating great food.” When Sean isn’t behind the counter in the cheese shop he will be helping with cheese production and streamlining processes and procedures in all areas of the business. “I’m so excited to be working with a group of people that represents what’s great about American cheese making: hard work, preservation of tradition, and enthusiasm about sharing what they do every day.”

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