Articles by: Jason Sandford

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
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Also, the forthcoming The Continental Lounge is hiring, and more.

by August 22, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX to Mountain Song Festival, feat. Steep Canyon Rangers, Taj Mahal Trio, Robert Earl Keen

WIN TIX to Mountain Song Festival, feat. Steep Canyon Rangers, Taj Mahal Trio, Robert Earl Keen

The Steep Canyon Rangers host this annual festival, which benefits the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.

by August 22, 2018 51 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville retail shops Garden Party, Roanline open

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville retail shops Garden Party, Roanline open

Also, the Miss Gay Latina Asheville pageant is set for Nov. 3, and much more.

by August 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Yacht Rock Revival at Salvage Station, more upcoming Asheville shows

Yacht Rock Revival at Salvage Station, more upcoming Asheville shows

Yacht Rock Revival is part tribute band, part comedy act.

by August 20, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Long, long lines at the DMV in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Long, long lines at the DMV in Asheville

Also, the old Bob Lawrence Power Equipment building in the Five Points neighborhood was recently demolished, and more.

by August 19, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Music at Aloft Asheville: Bea Miller, The Bergamot to perform Aug. 21

Music at Aloft Asheville: Bea Miller, The Bergamot to perform Aug. 21

Bea Miller, who has appeared on The X Factor, released her second album earlier this year.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Online voting ends Aug. 23. Oh, and the winner also gets 20 free roundtrip Spirit Airlines tickets.

Farewell to the Mothlight Singing Sessions in West Asheville

Farewell to the Mothlight Singing Sessions in West Asheville

The singing sessions helped cement The Mothlight’s place in the West Asheville community.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy FEI/Richard Julliart

With World Equestrian Games less than 30 days away, organizers say they’ll be ready

The Tryon Equestrian Center, which is hosting the games, is already redefining the area’s economy, says the center’s chief operating officer.

by August 15, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
LEAF, Eagle Market, Center for Craft and more seek Buncombe tourism dollars

LEAF, Eagle Market, Center for Craft and more seek Buncombe tourism dollars

The biggest request came from Buncombe County’s recreation services department seeking $6 million for a greenway and for Buncombe County Sports Park improvements.

by August 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ben’s Tune-Up celebrates five years on Asheville South Slope

Ben’s Tune-Up celebrates five years on Asheville South Slope

The 2013 opening of Ben’s Tune-Up, its next door neighbor Hi-Wire Brewing and Burial Beer was a watershed moment in the development of the South Slope.

by August 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News