Articles by: Jason Sandford

North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

A decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals could come later this year.

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Two new downtown Asheville poke restaurants planned

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Two new downtown Asheville poke restaurants planned

Also, Asheville is getting a new CBD coffee bar, and more.

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To see Sarah McLachlan at the US Cellular Center in Asheville

WIN TIX To see Sarah McLachlan at the US Cellular Center in Asheville

The show is a benefit to support local pediatric cancer patients in the Asheville area.

by September 21, 2018 21 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Van Life Rally, One World West grand opening, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Van Life Rally, One World West grand opening, more

Also, the new White Duck Taco restaurant has opened on Riverside Drive, and more.

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
3 big reasons to visit HempX Asheville 2018

3 big reasons to visit HempX Asheville 2018

This year’s HempX Asheville is all about flower, not fiber.

by September 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
American Idol Caleb Johnson honors his Asheville roots with new single

American Idol Caleb Johnson honors his Asheville roots with new single

Johnson has just announced that he’ll be releasing a new album in February.

by September 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Riverwoods subdivision plan

Riverwoods residential development on Asheville site once eyed as brewery location moves ahead

It’s big: 161 single-family homes,188 duplexes, 36 condos, 4 live-work spaces and up to 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

by September 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The new owners say they plan to stay true to the roots of the classic diner.

The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer wants to buy historic Flatiron Building in Asheville, make it into hotel

The plans are in the earliest stages, but moving ahead.

by September 17, 2018 15 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To see Jason Isbell at Asheville’s Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21

WIN TIX To see Jason Isbell at Asheville’s Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will play outdoors at Memorial Stadium, a rarity for the sports stadium.

by September 10, 2018 129 comments Asheville Music
The husband-and-wife duo 5j Barrow, performing a set at the Asheville Regional Airport in August as part of the Music on the Fly pop-up concert and podcast series. /photo by Jason Sandford

Chance encounter at Asheville airport connects small band, big festival

Woody Platt offered the duo a slot at this weekend’s Mountain Song Festival after seeing them performing at the Asheville Regional Airport’s monthly music series called Music on the Fly.

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
2018 Asheville Goombay Festival returns this weekend

2018 Asheville Goombay Festival returns this weekend

The festival includes a Friday night tribute to Aretha Franklin.

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville bus system staggered by July breakdowns

Asheville bus system staggered by July breakdowns

The Asheville bus system experienced a lost of 539.5 hours of service in the month of July because of bus breakdowns.

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To see Shawn Mullins w/ Jane Kramer, Jeff Thompson at Asheville Masonic Temple

WIN TIX To see Shawn Mullins w/ Jane Kramer, Jeff Thompson at Asheville Masonic Temple

Revelry: Unique Downtown Events is presenting the show in the intimate setting of the historic theater at The Asheville Masonic Temple.

by September 6, 2018 28 comments Asheville Music
Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

Asheville officials prepare to put civic center naming rights up for bid

What aspect of a new naming rights deal with Asheville city officials value more: the bottom line dollar amount, or establishing a partnership with a corporate entity that shares city values?

by September 5, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Breaking down Asheville’s ambitious new food festival

Breaking down Asheville’s ambitious new food festival

One benefit of a big new Asheville food festival – drawing the attention of James Beard Award judges, who have yet to bestow an award on an Asheville food scene player.

by September 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Longshore’s unrelenting message of female empowerment has won her legions of fans.

Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

New downtown Asheville chain, Ben & Jerry’s, arrives to little of past outrage

In 2015, a group of residents took to the streets out the newly opened Anthropologie store in downtown Asheville to call attention to the importance of supporting local independent stores.

by September 4, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Also, the Continental Lounge restaurant opens on Friday, and more.

by August 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Also, have you checked out the Sweet Cheesus food truck yet? And much more.

by August 30, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville tourism officials on Wednesday morning pledged $75,000 to festival organizers.

Mountain Medicine Festival to benefit Asheville environmental nonprofits

Mountain Medicine Festival to benefit Asheville environmental nonprofits

The event will be held Sept. 16 at the Wedge at Foundation location.

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

The Bob Moog Foundation’s new space will also be home to its long-planned Moogseum, which it plans to open in 2019.

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Sarah McLachlan concert in Asheville to support children battling cancer

Sarah McLachlan concert in Asheville to support children battling cancer

The Asheville-based Green Side Up Foundation is hosting the show.

by August 27, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music