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LAAFF 2012

LAAFF 2012

People gathered at LAAFF for food, drinks, crafts, and music. The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival was created in 2001 for the “purpose of celebrating the culture and the renaissance of Lexington Avenue.” This year’s festival was expanded to Rankin Avenue, the festival featured local Brews, local food, art and other Asheville-esque affairs.

Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

Ashtoberfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

The fifth-annual Ashtoberfest brought un-dead fun to nearly 3,000 attendees at a very different, and at first for some an unwelcome, venue, the Biltmore Square Mall. All doubts about the venue seemed to fade as corpses of all ages were seen shambling around the food court, the stores and shopes, and the parking lot. For […]

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party


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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and friends, Adam Strange and Debrissa McKinney, had big and little kids up and moving Sunday at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue. The party was a thank you to fans for recently voting Skidoo the number 1 hip hop band in Asheville and also a fundraiser for the […]

Ami and Krekel Unplugged at the Hop West

Ami and Krekel Unplugged at the Hop West


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Ami Worthen and Krekel, AKA The Mad Tea Party played an enjoyable set of music in a West Asheville favorite intimate setting, the Hop West. Helped by Ami’s sister, Jennifer, on a couple of songs, the duo ran down original songs, covers and old timey string songs to the enjoyment of all present.

Emperor X Rocks Harvest Records

Emperor X Rocks Harvest Records


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Emperor X blew into town with a couple of guys from Johnson City, TN that had only met a few hours before. For most bands/singer-song-writers, this would be a disaster. For Emperor X, it is routine–a welcome way to keep his wits fresh and mind sharp. As he travels around the country he buries tapes […]

LAAFF Out Loud!

LAAFF Out Loud!


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2011 marked the tenth anniversary of the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. Three blocks of downtown Asheville were devoted to a variety of street performers, food and drink vendors, crafts and activities for all ages. Among the performers at the three stages were 23 Skidoo, Unifire Theater, Paper Tiger and Stephanie’s Id.

Rabbit at the Hop

Rabbit at the Hop


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Is it raining candy? Are you sipping on sunshine? Then you must be listening to “Rabbit!”.Taking a musical cue from the bubblegum scene of the late 1960’s and marrying it with a quirky combination of acoustic and electronic instruments, Rabbit! creates indie pop for the new millennium. Rabbit is a quartet out of Florida on […]

Bele Chere 2011

Bele Chere 2011


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The annual Bele Chere Festival kicked off Friday, continuing through the weekend. Generally attracting large crowds from all over WNC, Bele Chere features local, regional and national music performers, street musicians, artists and food vendors.

Panogram of 28 photos taken on pack square