Category Archive: Music

Street Performers

Street Performers

  Music and art have often been found on the streets and in the shops of downtown Asheville. Street performers station themselves either individual or in small groups along the sidewalks.  “I think that street performing is harder than any other gig,” said Kaya Nichole, a singer and street performer from New York, “I’ve done wedding […]

Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

Hops for Horses at Highland Brewing Company

On April 23, Hope for Horses, a horse rescue and rehabilitation group, held a fundraiser at Highland Brewing Company called Hops for Horses. Hope for Horses held the event in order to qualify for a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA. In honor of Help a Horse Day 2016, the ASCPA is giving out $100,000 in […]

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Live music emanated from the UNC Asheville quad as people of all ages gathered for the third annual Mindfulness Festival on April 23, the day after Earth Day. Hula-hoopers, slack-liners, and barefoot attendees enjoyed the weather and browsed the 25 different vendor’s stations, while bands such as Jahman Brahman and I, Star performed in front […]

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

The Opera community of Asheville showed their support for the Asheville Lyric Opera, April 3, for Singing in the Park, at Pack Square Park. Singing in the Park, a free public performance, debuted in April 2015 and now holds three free concerts during the fall, spring and summer seasons. This free concert featured live performance […]

Universal Sigh at New Mountain AVL

Universal Sigh at New Mountain AVL

Inside New Mountain, one of Asheville’s live music venues, Twiddle performs their soundcheck while tonight’s openers, Universal Sigh, sit outside tuning guitars and putting together their setlist. “Remember, guys,” lead guitarist Pace Maynard tells the other three members of the band. “Two choruses on ‘Snow Dunes’ tonight.” Hailing from Athens, Georgia, brothers Pace and Jones […]

Syto Jeff at Sly Grog Lounge

Syto Jeff at Sly Grog Lounge

  Imagine a dark, quaint room with calm vibes and a positive atmosphere and you will start to see what the room felt like on Saturday, March 19 when the band Syto Jeff performed at a private club in Asheville. This fully licensed entity is called Sly Grog Lounge. It started off a few years […]

Underground Music Scene

Underground Music Scene

Asheville is well known for it’s music scene, but not everyone knows about the existence of Asheville’s underground music scene. In many of the basements, garages, backyards and living rooms of local neighborhood houses you can find collaborative musical acts performing their own creative style. Some house dwellers have committed their living space to help […]

Sherwood’s Music Changes Name, Location

Sherwood’s Music Changes Name, Location

Sherwood’s Music, recently acquired from its namesake by long-time employees Charles Gately and Brian Landrum, relocated to a new location on Lexington Avenue on Feb. 2. Sherwood’s, renamed Heyday Musical Instruments and Repair, specializes in vintage instrument consignment and repair since opening in 2010. Together with their sole hired staff member, Howard Jefferson, Gately and […]