Tag: performers

LAAFF Out Loud!

LAAFF Out Loud!

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

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

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

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green kicked off its 2011 season at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Asheville’s long-running mountain dance and music event features regional musicians and cloggers performing on the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage in front of City-County Plaza. Lunsford founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, which co-produces Shindig. Locals and tourists […]

Wednesday at Pulp

Wednesday at Pulp

On off nights, there is a club under the Orange Peel called Pulp. Off nights for upstairs that is. This is an intimate room and one of the best places to see local bands like they were playing in your very own man-cave. This night saw a newish band to the Asheville music scene, The […]

Friday Night Bands At The Grey Eagle

Friday Night Bands At The Grey Eagle

This night ran the gamut from single guitar/voice to big-band punk with stops at gypsy punk and indie rock. Starting off the night was The Pete Lutz, a local videographer and singer with a short set featuring some well-done covers of Tom Waits songs. Next up was the G String Orchestra, fresh off the road […]

The Mother Of All Poetry Slams

The Mother Of All Poetry Slams

Over 100 poetry fans graced the downtown Masonic Lodge for the May edition of the Asheville Poetry Slam, The Mother of All Poetry Slams. Mother’s Day? Poetry slam? Sure, why not. We all have them, whether we love them or not, wherever they are, and whatever they do, mothers do unite us as a people. […]

Asheville Poetry Slam Grand Slam

Asheville Poetry Slam Grand Slam

Over 125 poetry fans helped select Asheville’s first Poetry Slam Team in nearly a decade. Eleven finalists with the highest cumulative score from previous jams were admitted as a field. Five would leave as the Asheville Poetry Slam Team. After a wonderful musical start by Alex Williamson (Deb O Naire) and a solid opening reading […]

Sugarfoot Serenaders play at The Hop

Sugarfoot Serenaders play at The Hop

The Hop ice-cream cafes in North and West Asheville have begun a series of free, family-friendly shows presenting local performers. The Sugarfoot Serenaders kept the kids dancing with a warm and lively show at the cafe on Merrimon Ave.