Asheville entrepreneur Sean O'Connell will throw one of the spring's hottest music festivals next month. From beachside music to bikini-clad concert-goers, O'Connell will play host to about 40,000 music lovers attending this year's Hangout Music Fest.
SLUG: The Other Place We Live – Explorations in Dreams and Hypnagogia opens at The Satellite Gallery with a reception on Friday, May 1, and strives to "awaken personal and collective experiences of the unconscious human mind."
Asheville is home to countless dedicated artists, and Christine Aiken is no exception. When she saw a void in the market for aerial arts, she jumped at the opportunity. A single mother, a mortgage professional and now owner of Asheville Aerial Arts, she is literally figuratively superwoman, and she makes it look so easy.


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The final days of April are here and we can't believe it. So if you're one of the few who didn't score a ticket to MerleFest, have no fear, we've got you covered. In true fashion, we've rounded up some of the best concerts and events Asheville has to offer. So let you hair down and get a little weird, it's the weekend!

No fear, the long-awaited Grand Opening Weekend of New Mountain's Amphitheater is still bound to be one of THE musical events in Asheville of the season. There's just a slight change to Friday night's kick off with the Black Lips.

SLUG: The Other Place We Live – Explorations in Dreams and Hypnagogia opens at The Satellite Gallery with a reception on Friday, May 1, and strives to "awaken personal and collective experiences of the unconscious human mind."

Asheville entrepreneur Sean O'Connell will throw one of the spring's hottest music festivals next month. From beachside music to bikini-clad concert-goers, O'Connell will play host to about 40,000 music lovers attending this year's Hangout Music Fest.

Asheville is home to countless dedicated artists, and Christine Aiken is no exception. When she saw a void in the market for aerial arts, she jumped at the opportunity. A single mother, a mortgage professional and now owner of Asheville Aerial Arts, she is literally figuratively superwoman, and she makes it look so easy.

Botanically threatened in some parts of North America, ramps abound in WNC, their populations guarded by natives. And thankfully so. It's time to celebrate this historic Appalachian delicacy and here's a recipe to help you do so.

A Q+A with Asheville native Katherine Sandoval Taylor, who is playing Maria in Asheville Lyric Opera's production of West Side Story, showing from April 24-26, and believes in flossing, using a good moisturizer, and drinking only good tequila.

The Dave Rawlings Machine will be performing at The Orange Peel on April 24 with Gillian Welch, his partner in life and music for 20 years. They have played sold-out shows to appreciative audiences in Asheville over the past few years and return this week.

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers and Asheville is in full bloom and booming with killer music and events. Check out just a few of our top picks for this weekend and get out and have some fun!

A few days ago I got a sneak peek of the splashy new Asheville Outlets under construction on the former site of the Biltmore Square Mall. The amount of progress they've made is amazing, and they're set to open Friday, May 1st.

The mountains are booming with greens everywhere, and many of them are edible. It's just a matter of knowing what they are, harvesting them, and using them! That seems easy, but once I've had a salad or twelve, I start to get bored. What else can one do with all of these greens?!

Asheville Vaudeville returns to Toy Boat Community Art Space for two shows Saturday night, April 18, promising to keep Asheville weird and showcase homespun creative experimentation throughout the show.

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