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Xpand Fest Makes Initial Announcements for Summer Lineup
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.
Celebrating One Year of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!
Asheville Butoh Fesitval on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.
Big Wild @ the Orange Peel: Ticket Giveaway
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.
Asheville Music School's Annual Benefit Takes Us On a Magical Mystery Tour
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.
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.
Moogfest Lineup: The Slow Reveal!
Moogfest has released its music acts, special guests, workshops and more over a series of weekly announcements. We're so excited!
BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark: Featured Event of the GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.
The Last Word Benders on That's So Asheville
That's So Asheville talks with Jeshua Morningstar and K-Pop Kakashi of Asheville nerdcore hip-hop group The Last Word Benders.
Field Day is Back on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.
"The Coronation" by SIYAH and Nex Millen [Grit Premiere]
Asheville Grit brings you the exclusive premiere of "The Coronation," a collaboration between hip-hop artist SIYAH and producer Nex Millen.
The CAKE Comedy Tour: Better Comedy Through Kickstarter
The four fiercely funny ladies of the CAKE Comedy Tour are using a Kickstarter to sell tickets to an event they're hoping to hold in Asheville on May 4th. Find out more here.
Patrick Watson at the Grey Eagle (Photo Gallery)
Patrick Watson played the Grey Eagle last Friday, 3/31, and we've got the exclusive photo gallery.
From Cuba With Love: A Photo Essay
Local photographer René Roberts and her husband Billy took a trip to Cuba. Here's why you should go.
Where to Watch the Final Four on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.
Well Played Board Game Cafe's Grand Opening: This Week's GritVegas Highlight!
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.
Prof. Logik headlines BEAT LIFE at the Mothlight
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.
Simrit at the Asheville Masonic Temple [Photo Gallery]
Simrit, a Kundalini and Naad yoga practitioner, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, enchanted the audience at downtown Asheville's Masonic Temple last Saturday, March 18th. Photo gallery by Erin Fowler.
Artists in Resistance Brings Visual Artists, Musicians, and Community Together on April 5th
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.
Allyson Ansusinha of Asheville Wins Emerging Designer Award: Charleston Fashion Week
Asheville designer Allyson Ansusinha has taken home a top prize from Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, one of the nation's premier fashion events. She'll show her entire collection in Saturday's finale event, which will stream live on Asheville Grit.
St. Patrick's Day 2017 Celebrations on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.
Astronautica Headlines the One Stop with Panther God, Koresma, Hubbble
The luscious sounds of L.A.'s Astronautica keep the vibe smooth at the One Stop this Friday, 3/17. Panther God, Koresma, and Hubbble support.
Local Website Seeks Actors for Mummy Prank & Film
The creator of a new peer-to-peer catering service is looking for actors and extras to do the Mummy Shuffle in a terrifyingly funny new ad campaign scheduled for March 18th.
Ben Sollee on Soundcheck AVL
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!
Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!
Food Connection Benefit Show + More On the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!
Window Cat's "Agent Orange": Asheville Grit Premiere
Asheville Grit presents the exclusive premiere of "Agent Orange," the new single from local group Window Cat.
That's So Asheville: Episode 2 — It's All About the Love
In the second episode of That's So Asheville, we talk with Veris and Ahnika Meyer-Wilde of the Second Star Sanctuary/RadFae Reading Room, and with local producer Cpt Hyperdrive (Rob Gray) about his new album Burning Roses, a creative project born of heartbreak.
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.
Habitat Brewing Company Celebrates Grand Opening
Habitat Brewing Company Tavern & Commons will pour the first beers from their brewery on February 24th and 25th. Stop by and celebrate this grand opening of their brewery space!
Bike Love 2017: Pick of the Weekend on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Jason went into the field for this week's update to talk with Mike Sule, organizer of Bike Love, happening this weekend at Salvage Station. We've got the scoop on Bike Love and more in this edition of the Weekend Update!
Blue Ridge Roller Girls Kick Off the 2017 Season
The Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their first match of the 2017 season this Sunday, when the Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams will face off against the Candy Apple Razor Blades.
Your Pre-Valentine's GritVegas Weekend Update: February 9-12
It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Celebrate with your special someone(s) or kick it solo at these events!
Spring LEAF 2017 Releases Lineup
The lineup for the 44th LEAF is here!
Drag Queen Bingo Is Back with 2 Nights + Trivia
The ever-popular Drag Queen Bingo, which benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, is a two-night event this year and includes an evening of Trivia with the Queens!
Superbowl Weekend 2017: Your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Groundhog Day and the Superbowl are just two things happening this weekend. See what else is going on in this edition of the weekend update!
The Social Celebrates Local Superwoman Michele Scheve
On Saturday, February 4th, East Asheville bar and restaurant The Social will hold a fundraiser, with live music and comedy, for local comedian and radio host Michele Scheve.
Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio @ BMCM+AC
Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio comes to the BMCM+AC on Saturday, February 4th.
That's So Asheville: Episode 1 — Esoteric Acupuncture & Psychoacoustics
The inaugural episode of Asheville's Grit's brand spankin' new podcast, That's So Asheville, is here! We talked with acupuncturist and painter Lesha Jacyzsyn and David Krantz, Epigenetic Coach and Director of Applied Psychoacoustics at Asheville's Apeiron Center for Human Potential, who also produces music under the name Futexture.
Parquet Courts Return to Asheville @ The Grey Eagle
Parquet Courts returns to Asheville for a show at the Grey Eagle in the River Arts District. Get your ticket before the night sells out.
Your Fringe Festival Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 26-29
Happy Fringe Festival, all! See what's happening with sneak peeks from our Fringe Friends, plus more on this edition of the GritVegas weekend update!
5 Shows to Maximize Your Fringiness at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Festival
We're highlighting five (of many!) shows we're hyped about that will be performed at this year's Asheville Fringe Festival.
5 Things to Know about John Brinkley, WNC’s Infamous Sex Doctor
A Wednesday talk on John Brinkley, top sexual surgeon and medical huckster, reveals the down and dirty on this Jackson County native. We've got a preview. (Warning: goat testicles are involved.)
On Display: The Photographs of Black Mountain College
This Friday marks the opening of a photography exhibit at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center that showcases photographs taken at the College.
Your Inauguration Weekend Update: January 19-22
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.
Two for You: A Ticket Giveaway for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!
Art in the Darkness: The Ghostlight Project
The Ghostlight Project, which focuses on the theatre's role in "sustaining values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone," will meet on Thursday, January 19th at Magnetic 375.
Moogfest 2017 Drops First Announcement
Moogfest has released its first announcement about presenters and this year's festival, which will once again be held in Durham, NC.
MLK Weekend On Tap: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!
Big Ears 2017 Announces Daily Line-Up
Big Ears 2017 happens in Knoxville, TN, from March 23-26. Here's what you need to know.
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