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The 2017 Asheville Coffee Expo: Your GritVegas Weekend Update
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.
Asheville Yoga Festival: 5 Weekend Highlights
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-30 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.
Asheville Mardi Gras 2017: Pick of the Weekend on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We got a visit from the ladies of Asheville Mardi Gras on this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Check out our exclusive sneak peek and read the post for our event roundup.
Brightside, Ives headline The Ridge at New Mountain AVL this Saturday
Celebrate the moon in Pisces at Plugged In’s monthly ZØDIAC event, with Brightside, Ives, Digital D and Tenorless!
Atlanta's dissisoma Unleashes New EP
Transcend duality and find “the Lord of the Dance” with dissisoma’s upcoming release, and catch her with Bluetech and Push/Pull at New Mountain AVL this Thursday!
Asheville's Top Five EDM Events of 2016
Auburn Petty, of Plugged In Publicity, gives us her Top Five EDM shows of 2016. We recommend immediately putting all of these artists straight into your playlist.
Ticket Giveaway: The Orb at New Mountain 10/23
Groundbreaking electronic innovators The Orb play New Mountain Asheville on October 23, and we're giving away two tickets. See post for details!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 29-October 2
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 11-14
Asheville, we love you. But you've got to chill out on the rain. We've got the full lineup of events that will keep you dry or just get you right into the French Broad River, which we know is what's really on your mind. From Anything That Floats to Geek Out AVL to a bluegrass and kitten brunch, GritVegas has you covered.
Leftover Salmon's Blue Ridge Jam << May 20-22
This coming weekend, head downtown for a jam-filled festival event happening across venues and headlined by jam band Leftover Salmon.
Thriftworks + Panther God @ New Mountain (3.10)
Berkeley-based producer Thriftworks returns to Asheville for a show at New Mountain with Panther God and Live Animals. This is your chance to win two tickets!
Bass 4 Bernie: A Bernie Sanders Benefit at New Mountain (SATURDAY)
This Saturday night, join the revelers at New Mountain Asheville for a night of music to benefit the Bernie Sanders campaign. This event was rescheduled from its original date because of Snowmageddon 2016) to this Saturday, February 27th!
Condom Couture: A Behind the Scenes Look
Condoms are the "it" look not just for safe sex, but fashion too at the Condom Couture Fashion Show. This entertaining event at New Mountain is just around the corner. Don't miss it.
Grit Weekend Picks << December 18-20
Christmas crazies got you down? Find out where to go to let off some steam and have some fun this weekend.
Badger Breaks Ground in Asheville’s Experimental Scene
The improvisational, all-instrumental group Badger, made up of members of Asheville's Papadosio, Asian Teacher Factory, and 2ppm, will make their debut this Wednesday, 12/9, at Asheville Music Hall.
DubConscious Gives Thanks
DubConscious comes to New Mountain tonight to honor the late, great Carl Lindberg.
SuicideGirls Tackle Star Wars + More With Blackheart Burlesque @ New Mountain 10/29
World-famous SuicideGirls have their own modern spin on burlesque, and it's guaranteed to make your head spin.
Chilean Activist + Folk Virtuoso Nano Stern Comes to Asheville
Sunday, November 1st, Asheville will be visited by award-winning Chilean singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Nano Stern.
Eliot Lipp w/ Flamingosis + BomBassic 10/8
Fans of Pretty Lights Music will find two of the label's featured artists in Asheville over the next week, beginning with everything-electro Eliot Lipp.
Heavy Dreaming: KYLESA Celebrates 'Exhausting Fire' @ New Mountain > 10/10
Savannah-based KYLESA just dropped a new album and are bringing their unique, dark, "dream rock" / metal to New Mountain.
The Polish Ambassador + The Human Experience 10/9
The Polish Ambassador and The Human Experience perform Friday, October 9 at the New Mountain Amphitheater. It's one of only 4 tour dates through 2015, so get on it.
5 Questions with Tropical Indie Rockers The Hip Abduction
The Florida-based, indie afro-pop band The Hip Abduction will be playing a free after-party this Saturday, August 19 at New Mountain Asheville. We were able to sit down with the guitarist and vocalist to learn more about the band and what to expect from the show.
Fringe Summer Freak Out @ New Mountain July 14
To kick off their call to artists for the 2016 festival, Asheville's Fringe Fest is having a Summer Freak Out fundraising event at New Mountain. The celebration aims at bringing Fringe artists and fans together for an entertaining and very Fringey evening.
Holiday Liquor + Dance Party > Summer Luau Edition
What started as a bunch of college buddies getting together to throw a Holiday party in a garage has grown into what some have called "The Best Dance Party in Asheville," and it's having a Summer Luau Edition.
Michael Franti + Spearhead @ New Mountain Friday 6/26
Michael Franti and Spearhead's infectious sound, based in roots-rock rhythms and swelling, immersive chords, is an expression of the absolute joy of being alive – even when taking on darker subjects.
Jaga Jazzist Plays New Mountain Tuesday June 23
Ultimately unclassifiable, Jaga Jazzist's music, which has been alternately regarded as nu jazz, acid jazz, electronica, and post-rock, is infectious. Characterized by the creative melding of sounds across genres, performances are energetic, virtuosic, and not to be missed.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks 5/1
May is officially here and you officially need weekend plans. Asheville has plenty to offer and we've rounded up some of the best events for you to check out. So put on something fun and get out and enjoy yourself, because it's weekend.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks
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!
New Mountain Announces Change to Grand Opening 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.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks
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!
Looking For the After Party? BomBassic Knows Where It's At
Is anyone throwing "official" after parties for local electronic shows? BomBassic’s increasingly popular After Hours are the only ones I'm hearing about and attending. Let's make these guys official, for goodness' sake.
3rd Annual Soumu at New Mountain > Friday March 20
Lush Life and Zansa present Asheville's 3rd Annual Soumu at New Mountain Friday, March 20, 2015 at New Mountain. It will be a celebration of African Music, Dance, Food, and Culture. A party for all ages.
Local Musician Adama Dembele's African Home Demolished By Government
The Ivory Coast government demolished the family home of local musician Adama Dembele and those of the entire area displacing hundreds with one week's notice.
5 Questions with Dano Holcomb of Root Down Food Cart
I caught up with Dano Holcomb, Chef & Co-Owner of the Root Down Food Cart, at the Wedge Brewery where he parks his truck every Wednesday night to ask him a few questions. He also let me inside the truck! Yeah, Man.
Some Must-See Shows in Asheville This Fall + Winter
Local promoter Charlie Traveler Presents shares his knowledge of the Asheville music scene and offers up his top picks of some great shows coming up.
Summer Ends With a Musical Bang
Diverse global music is all over the place in Asheville this season. Here's a run-down of cultural music events that closed out the summer, and some upcoming events.
Asheville Celebrates Big Booty With Two Rump-Tastic Shows
This week, Asheville will celebrate rump shaking like never before with two booty-rific concert events.
Three New Orleans Acts Come To Asheville
From Dumpstafunk to Trombone Shorty to 101 Runners, New Orleans has been representing hard in Asheville as of late and there's even more from the area coming up this month.
Get Outside for Asheville's Last Summer Concerts
So for all you music fans out there, we’ve consolidated a list of free (and nearly free) outdoor shows and street festivals. That’s your cue to get off your couch and go have some fun!
Moon Hooch Brings Their "Cave Music" to New Mountain
Moon Hooch brought their saxes and their sustainable organic brand of EDM to New Mountain. And they blew everyone away.
Roosevelt Collier Super Jam @ The Grey Eagle
Here's a little blast from the past. IamAVL filmed Roosevelt Collier's Super Jam at the Grey Eagle last year.
Two Nights To Get Funky With Lettuce + Earphunk
This weekend Asheville embraces The Funk with shows from Earphunk and Lettuce with back to back shows at New Mountain in downtown Asheville.