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Ok, so it's technically not happening on the weekend, but we'd be remiss not to dedicate this weekend update to the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.

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We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!

GritVegas Weekend Update October 10-13
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!

Huzzah!
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

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Asheville Grit + Ashvegas are hiring! We're looking for an sales executive with a love for all things Asheville.

GritVegas Weekend Update June 7-10
This weekend, beat the heat with these awesome events. Live music, benefits, fundraisers, and fashion shows are just a few of the options. What are you going to do?

Oh golly Miss Molly, did we ever have some fun at Beer City Festival this year! Asheville Grit + Ashvegas paired with Massive Photobooth to offer ridiculous amounts of fun. Here are the results!

Joe Scully and Stu Helm are AVL Food Fans
AVL Food Fans, Asheville's only food-centric podcast, celebrates a year anniversary with their 26th show, airing May 31st!

GritVegas Weekend Update brought to you by WNC Magazine
The premiere of the GritVegas Weekend Update!

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Ashvegas celebrates 10 years with an evening of bowling, food, and PBR at Asheville's Sky Lanes this Friday from 6-midnight.

Do you love all things about craft brews? Do you know the difference between Pale Ale and IPA? Are you ready for the beer adventure of a lifetime? Then you just might have what it takes to be Mayor Of Brewgrass!

Last Thursday Mother Nature came through with a beautiful evening as we celebrated a great year of Asheville Grit with fabulous people, food, music, and drinks at one of the coolest new spots in town - the Smoky Park Supper Club. Asheville sure knows how to party.

Wild Connections is a collaboration aimed at connecting people to our places here in Western North Carolina – specifically our rich diverse ecosystems and the native wildlife that inhabit them.

The 40th LEAF Festival is this weekend and we are just too excited. To get even more pumped, we decided to ask some friends to share the first thing that comes to mind when asked what it is they love most about LEAF.

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.

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.

Ten Asheville bars created Icelandic-themed drinks to compete in the 2nd Annual Bar Wars AVL - a friendly cocktail competition that also benefits local nonprofits. There's still time to bop around and sample some, vote, and help determine who wins.

It's time to enter! Ten Asheville bars will get to pick a nonprofit to represent while they compete for best Bar Wars AVL cocktail 2015.

Accelerating Appalachia, the world’s first nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity.

I'm excited to share stories here on Asheville Grit. I'm starting with the Climate Listening Project because it showcases a bit of who I am and what inspires me.

Call it Sugar Alley. Or maybe Dessert Row. But there's a sweet synergy happening on a stretch of Haywood Road that includes small businesses making cider, cakes, doughnuts and ice cream.

A few short months ago, Briar DeHaven knew neither hide nor hair of Stu Helm, the illustrious Facebook food critic. Now, they are total buds and fellow Asheville Grit contributors.

Mostly, I'm not a shy person. I'm boisterous and full of life and well, loud. But certain social situations tug at the shy part of me.

Over the past couple of months, I've heard consistent chatter that something is going on with Ingles...

Last evening, Asheville Grit went live and had its launch party on the rooftop deck of downtown Asheville's Social Lounge, and it truly could not have been a lovelier night.

A three-day music festival in August will help mark the record West Asheville record store mark its milestone.

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