mountain_oasis_fest_roundup_2013Some last-minute tidbits for Mountain Oasis music fest folks. If you want a run-down on the music schedule, download the Mountain Oasis smartphone app.
Live Like a Local
Ashvegas, in conjunction with Asheville web design company iwebxpert, came up with a fun video series aimed at helping Mountain Oasis visitors “live like a local” while in town. Check out the series: drink like a local with brewery recommendations; relax like a localget costumed like a local.

Mountain Oasis roundup
Here are more odds and ends about the festival.

Super Hero 5k
Get some extra mileage out of your Mountain Oasis costume by wearing it, and running in, the Super Hero 5k race at Asheville Pizza & Brewing on Saturday. The race starts at Asheville Pizza on Coxe Avenue in downtown. It ends with beer and pizza!

Relax and Rejuvenate
Here’s my local business recommendation for festival-goers: Check out Relax and Rejuvenate just west of downtown Asheville. The owners, who are huge Mountain Oasis fans, are offering 20 percent off all services. Get a deep tissue, hot stone or couples massage. A great deal. A great local company.

Art show

One of my fave Asheville artists, Gabriel, Shaffer, reports: I’m really looking forward to the Mountain Oasis Festival, this weekend, downtown Asheville. I’m curating a group art show called “Sound and Vision” that includes Andy Herod, Gus Cutty and Joti Marra. The opening reception is on Saturday from 3-6,at the Apothecary (at corner of Eagle and Market streets). In addition musical performances from Andy Herod and others, Gus Cutty and I will be live painting. The show is free to the public and will hang through the weekend. See you there! @cylonboy @gusisrich @sevenswans
From the city of Asheville: Making plans for @Mtn_Oasis this weekend? Park at city decks at @ashevillecc, Rankin and Biltmore Ave for $5 flat rate from 5pm on.

I will add that folks planning to drive in on Friday need to budget extra time. This is prime tourist season, so local roads are already crowded. Add in some construction at the big I-240/I-40 intersection, and you have the makings of a traffic jam. All you can do is plan for it, roll with it.

Backpacks and purses
Mountain Oasis officials say small backpacks and purses will be allowed into event venues.
Moog Foundation
Press release from The Bob Moog Foundation, which does great work: The Bob Moog Foundation is proud to present Take Me to Your Modular, an intimate exhibit of three vintage modular synthesizers from the early days of contemporary synthesis. Take Me to Your Modular will be presented for the very first time at the 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit from October 25th-27th in the Diana Wortham Theatre lobby, where the Foundation will also house Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience, a setup of theremins and synthesizers for public exploration.


Electric Bingo and Trick-or-Treat program
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit organizers recently announced a new program, Electric Bingo, to engage residents and festival-goers with downtown Asheville businesses.
It’s simple. Just pick up a Bingo card from one of the participating locations, get four stamps in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal), and present the card at the merchandise booth at the U.S. Cellular Center. Not only will cardholders receive 25% off one piece of festival merchandise, they’ll be entered to win VIP passes to the 2014 festival.
Participating locations include:
•The Market Place, 20 Wall Street, 28801
•Over Easy, 32 Broadway, 28801
•Wonderland, 33 Patton Avenue, 28801
•Empire Tattoo, 83 Patton Avenue, 28801
•Asheville Brewing Company, 77 Coxe Avenue, 28801
•The Eye Center, 1 Page Avenue, 28801
•Hip Replacements, 72 N. Lexington Avenue, 28801
•Hi-Wire Brewing, 197 Hilliard Avenue, 28801
•Wxyz Lounge at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Avenue, 28801
•Mast General Store, 15 Biltmore Avenue, 28801
•MG Road, 19 Wall Street, 28801
•Kilwin’s, 26 Battery Park Avenue, 28801
•Foundry, 92 Charlotte Street, 28801
•Ten Thousand Villages, 10 College Street, 28801
•Mountain Made Gallery, 1 Page Avenue, 28801
•High Five Coffee Bar, 190 Broadway, 28801
The festival’s Trick or Treat program also offers attendees special discounts at downtown (and beyond) businesses. Just show your wristband:
•Adorn Salon and Boutique, 58 Collage Street, 28801
•Asheville Brewing Company, 77 Coxe Avenue, 28801
•Empire Tattoo, 83 Patton Avenue, 28801
•Hip Replacements, 72 N. Lexington Avenue, 28801
•Kilwin’s, 26 Battery Park Avenue, 28801
•Lexington Avenue Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Avenue, 28801
•Mast General Store, 15 Biltmore Avenue, 28801
•MG Road, 19 Wall Street, 28801
•Relax & Rejuvenate, 5 Regent Park Boulevard, 28806
•Rosetta’s Kitchen, 116 N. Lexington Avenue, 28801
•Wonderland, 33 Patton Avenue, 28801
Both the Electric Bingo and Trick or Treat programs were put together in conjunction with the Asheville Downtown Association, a membership organization dedicated to serving the downtown community.

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