Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lyric, Lasher headline downtown Asheville concert

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lyric, Lasher headline downtown Asheville concert

Also, Buxton Hall Barbecue has announced it is opening a restaurant-within-a-restaurant, called The Remingtin Room, in March, and much more.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

As Habitat Brewing celebrates grand opening, it puts neighborhood first

Music, food trucks and more highlight the grand opening events today at tomorrow at Habitat Brewing on Broadway.

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature
Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Asheville tourism update: Mayfield on those new hotel regs, a slow January

Also, the Buncombe County TDA’s retreat is set for March 23-24 at Lioncrest.

by February 24, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Steep Canyon Rangers bus will be rolling Asheville billboard

Asheville tourism officials are spending more than $20,000 on the marketing partnership with the popular bluegrass band.

by February 23, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Anarchist book fair coming to Asheville in May

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Anarchist book fair coming to Asheville in May

More of what’s going around: -Asheville’s first anarchist book fair is set for May 5-7. -The former church at 11 Richland Ave., the former home of Dr. Neon’s shop, is for sale. The property sits above the New Belgium brewery on Craven Street and has most recently been used -Local homebuilding firm Living Stone Design + Build of Black Mountain[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Blind Pig Supper Club launches crowdfunding effort to expand, improve

Blind Pig Supper Club launches crowdfunding effort to expand, improve

Mike Moore and company are seeking $25,000 for mobile equipment.

Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held March 12 in Candler.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New wine/oyster bar opening in Biltmore Station

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New wine/oyster bar opening in Biltmore Station

Also, Biltmore is holding no less than four job fairs coming up, and much more.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

Muddy Sneakers, an environmental education program for 5th-graders, expands

This is a significant expansion. Press release here: Classes of fifth graders in the Piedmont and Western North Carolina did something they haven’t done before. They’ll spend an entire instructional day outside, learning the state science curriculum through hands-on lessons taught by trained naturalists. Together with their teachers, students will travel to nearby protected lands for a new kind of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
The Tannery, circa 2012./ photo by Jason Sandford

Group seeks crowdfunding for affordable artist studios in Asheville RAD

828 Studios is asking for $5,000 from the public for help with the new studios.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville News
VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

As usual, there’s a ton of fun stuff happening. Here’s a quick look at some of it, including the Asheville Mardis Gras Parade.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville events
Downtown Asheville rally for Affordable Care Act set for Saturday

Downtown Asheville rally for Affordable Care Act set for Saturday

The rally is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. on Pack Square Park.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville artists donate proceeds of Organic Armor headbands to ACLU

Asheville artists donate proceeds of Organic Armor headbands to ACLU

Organic Armor artists Paul Hersey and Jennifer Murphy say proceeds from the sale of their circlets will help provide legal armor to people.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery planned for Weaverville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery planned for Weaverville

Also, Pinnix Distillery has received its federal permits, and more.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
In Rosman, NASA scientists will use radio telescopes to study solar eclipse

In Rosman, NASA scientists will use radio telescopes to study solar eclipse

More than 250 amateur astronomers will also be at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to observe the celestial event.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Go West Festival set for June 17 in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Go West Festival set for June 17 in West Asheville

Also, the Junior League of Asheville celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and more.

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Actor Bill Pullman poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Walking Out," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Actor Bill Pullman to deliver Warren Wilson College commencement address

Both of Pullman’s sons have graduated from Warren Wilson College in recent years.

by February 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Cambria Suites Hotel

Hotels will lead next wave of downtown Asheville restaurant openings

At least seven new restaurants, from seafood to tapas, are planned to open in downtown Asheville.

by February 18, 2017 4 comments Asheville food and drink
With funding push, Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre to add two new venues

With funding push, Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre to add two new venues

It’s a critical time for one of Asheville’s most important performance and event venues.

by February 18, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The win validated the work of a host of musicians who have pursued their art and their music in Asheville for years.

by February 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
News obit: Dr. George Bilbrey, Asheville heart surgeon, dies

News obit: Dr. George Bilbrey, Asheville heart surgeon, dies

Funeral services are today for Dr. George Marvin Bilbrey Jr.

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shipt to start Asheville grocery delivery service

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shipt to start Asheville grocery delivery service

Also, tickets are on sale

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

LEAF Festival in May features Macy Gray, Antibalas, and a ton of Asheville acts

This year’s festival also includes: Jon Stickley Trio, The Screaming J’s, Unifire Theater, Les Amis, Ashley Heath & Her Heathens and more.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
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