Articles by: Jason Sandford

Asheville entrepreneur Kimmel is downsizing; here’s how you can buy his art, home decor

Asheville entrepreneur Kimmel is downsizing; here’s how you can buy his art, home decor

Joe W. Kimmel is selling off an array of fine art and home furnishings in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Mission and other styles.

by April 23, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Bill Murray at The Mothlight in West Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Bill Murray at The Mothlight in West Asheville

Bill Murray, co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, may have been in town to watch his team play the Asheville Tourists earlier this week.

Brandon Audette of One World Brewing has created the Phazed fest to celebrate two of his passions: craft beer and electronic music. /photo by Jason Sandford

Phazed fest combines craft beer, electronic music at One World in West Asheville

In Plain Sight and BomBassic headline the musical offerings, while special beer offerings will be available from Burial Beer, Fonta Flora, Zillicoah and much more.

by April 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Megan Bell, a contestant on Season 19 of "The Bachelor," announced her engagement via Instagram back in February. She's planning to get married in Asheville. /photo via @meganelizabethbell on Instagram

Megan Bell, former ‘The Bachelor’ contestant, planning Asheville wedding

The bride-to-be is working with Asheville wedding planner Shay Brown on her upcoming nuptials.

by April 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville GreenWorks Trashion Show set for April 27

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville GreenWorks Trashion Show set for April 27

Also, Asheville artist Jenna E. Jaffe will celebrate the opening of her new art exhibition with a Friday reception, and more.

by April 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville water line breaks continue to affect homes, businesses; city officials apologize for communication breakdown

Asheville water line breaks continue to affect homes, businesses; city officials apologize for communication breakdown

City officials said Tuesday that the issue of discolored water in its system should be resolved by Friday.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Xpand Fest, the one-day free music festival on the Asheville South Slope, enters its third year with a big lineup. Asheville band Window Cat performed on the Coxe Avenue stage at last year's event./ photo by David Simchock

Xpand Fest 2019 announces line-up for June event: Dynamo, The Get Right Band, April B & The Cool, more

Other Asheville bands featured at Xpand Fest this year include: Emma’s Lounge, Sirius. B, The Snozzberries, The Digs, Eleanor Underhill & Friends, Upland Drive and more.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blue Ridge Hiking Co. to open retail shop in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blue Ridge Hiking Co. to open retail shop in downtown Asheville

Also, a new restaurant called Harvest Pizzeria is planned for the Asheville South Slope, and more.

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Tina & Her Pony

For Asheville’s Tina and Her Pony, music helps soothe worldly pains

Tina & Her Pony are set to play their indy Appalachian folks music at Ambrose West at 7 p.m. on Friday, with Laura Blackley opening.

by March 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shanghai Dumpling House planned for downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shanghai Dumpling House planned for downtown Asheville

Also, the White Labs Fermentation Festival is set for May 26 at its Charlotte Street location, and more.

by March 27, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
The new Family Lodge hotel building approved for Biltmore Avenue is shown here at center between the Wild Wing Cafe restaurant at left and a new luxury condominium building, which is currently under construction, at right.

A divided Asheville City Council approves 56-room hotel in downtown

During the public comment portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, no member of the public spoke against the project.

by March 26, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
With Connect Beyond, Asheville music maven curates a festival striving for connections

With Connect Beyond, Asheville music maven curates a festival striving for connections

Tickets are on sale now for the festival, which will be held from April 5-7 at venues across Asheville.

by March 26, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Looking for an Asheville restaurant job? Find it at this job fair Tuesday

Looking for an Asheville restaurant job? Find it at this job fair Tuesday

Asheville restaurants have struggled recently with filling open positions.

Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Chow Chow, a new signature food festival planned for mid-September, isn’t currently set for any in-kind support from the city of Asheville.

by March 24, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Asheville civic center officials have three proposals from entities interested in the naming rights to what is now known as the U.S. Cellular Center.

by March 24, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
A new mixed-use development that would include a hotel, condos, retail and office space, as well as a special emphasis on displaying local art, is proposed for the parking lot space on Broadway Street adjacent to the Asheville Masonic Temple. /photo by Jason Sandford

Mixed-use development including hotel, condos and an art focus proposed for Broadway

The development will include six residential units reserved at affordable rental rates for “creatives,” an art gallery and art pieces by local artists.

by March 20, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Discover the natural beauty around Asheville, and remember it needs protecting

Discover the natural beauty around Asheville, and remember it needs protecting

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy some of the 450,000 acres of land protected by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and 22 more local land trusts in the state.

by March 19, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Warren Haynes and the Asheville Symphony on Saturday at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Photo for Ashvegas.com by DAVID SIMCHOCK

Asheville Symphony and Southern rock alight in Haynes’ ‘Dreams’

It was a transcendent night.

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Southern Conference basketball tournament arrives in Asheville with strong field

Southern Conference basketball tournament arrives in Asheville with strong field

This year’s men’s basketball tournament will be one of the most competitive ever, with four very strong teams in Wofford, Furman, UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State University.

by March 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

“Valley of the Bones,” the name Kramer’s new album and its lead track, is part short-form documentary and part music video.

by March 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Comedian Hari Kondabolu to perform at the Orange Peel March 3

Comedian Hari Kondabolu to perform at the Orange Peel March 3

Kondabolu’s comedy is largely based on his genius ability to channel his heritage and upbringing into fodder that addresses racism and the current political climate.

by February 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Local outfitters in the River Arts District have banded together to form the Asheville Riverfront Alliance as recreation increases along the French Broad River in Asheville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ryan McClenny works on an axe-throwing lane at the new Axeville Throwing Club opening soon on New Leicester Highway./ photo by Jason Sandford

Axeville Throwing Club prepares to open in Asheville

Safety first, says the crew behind Axeville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Also, a new blow out and beauty bar is coming to the South Slope, and more.

by February 14, 2019 1 comment Asheville News