The Marketplace Restaurant on Wall Street in downtown Asheville plays host to a new monthly late-night event called REIGN. Inspired by a photograph Image Asheville photographer Micah Mackenzie posted on facebook, and prompting discussions with PUSH Productions’ Sonia Hendrix, Asheville local, Amanda Swafford, and Marketplace Owner/ Chef, William Dissen, REIGN has evolved into an open collective. Participation is encouraged, and the goal is to bring people together in a spirit of innovation and collaboration.
In a city replete with creatives of all disciplines, REIGN offers a stylish club/cocktail lounge atmosphere in which artists, musicians, performers and anyone else with verve, imagination and a social spirit can come together to chat, perform, toss ideas around, make plans, dance and enjoy Marketplace chef William Dissen and staff’s warm hospitality.
Each month, local guest DJs (such as Dathan Brannon and In Plain Sight), create the mood upstairs, while downstairs the main restaurant and bar area is cosy and comfortable. The Marketplace’s Wall Street patio space is perfect for outdoor performance on warmer Summer nights.