Articles by: Jason Sandford

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
In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

“The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner & Operator” is Chall Gray’s manual for bar ownership.

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Ben and Jerry will be in Asheville scooping Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on Saturday

Company founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will be serving up free scoops to celebrate the Asheville shop’s grand opening.

by February 5, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

Take the survey here.

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

This Asheville musician, mom and former Marine is excited about a forthcoming new album.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

Other winners included Jane Anderson, who was named Food Person of the Year, and Chef Meherwan Irani, who was named Restaurateur of the Year.

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Four journalists lost their jobs in Wednesday’s layoffs, including reporter Mark Barrett, who started at the newspaper in 1986.

by January 28, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Also, Nightbell restaurant served its last meals on Sunday night, and more.

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Also, Asheville’s poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Also, the Asheville Fringe Festival is in full swing, and much more.

by January 22, 2019 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Also, Brooklyn Bro’s plans to open a new location in downtown Asheville, and more.

by January 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, rested and ready, return to ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming off a rare break at the end of 2018 and are ready to take on the new year.

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music