Tim Smith, a popular social media personality in Asheville, has issued a call urging African-Americans to check out downtown Asheville on Friday starting at 5 p.m. This isn’t the first time Smith has shown concern about the state of race relations in Asheville. Two years ago, I wrote about Smith’s “Drinks and Dialogue” events, meetings over drinks at which blacks and whites talked about all kinds of topics.
Here’s the Date My City FB event:
Date My City is an initiative to encourage cultural diversity in downtown Asheville. Our city is evolving very rapidly before us and the African American presence will be appreciated! Just imagine the impression it’ll make if brothers and sisters of color come out in numbers, with purpose and unity.
Join the movement! DMC is an extension of the New Asheville movement. It is the avenue that will aide us in rediscovering beauty and potential of Asheville. Today, the hustle and bustle in the heart of our city resembles that of notable cities around the nation. The pulse of the metropolis is beating hard in our “hometown” but we aren’t partaking in the liveliness and progressiveness of her….until now. Here’s how DMC works:
If you are a person of influence, a promoter, public figure, leader of a civic organization or church group, on Friday June 21, use you influence to gather as many of your friends/followers and invite them to a night on the town. You and your friends will get more acquainted with downtown Asheville’s eateries, music, arts and diverse culture.
Goal: to rediscover the New Asheville
Friday June 21st Itinerary:
5:00p-6:00p **THE SOUTHERN, 41 N. Lexington Ave. (Dinner)
6:05p-6:20p **DOWNTOWN AFTER 5, Lexington Ave Sound Stage (Live Music and Entertainment)
6:30p-7:15p **DRUM CIRCLE, Pritchard Park
7:30p-8:15p **BIER GARDEN, (Drinks, and Appetizers) 46 Haywood St. (Downtown Asheville)
8:15p-8:30p **Load LAZOOM PARTY BUS, 92 Patton Ave, (Load Bus) For tickets and info call 828-225-6932 or visit http://www.lazoomtours.com/tickets/2793-haunted-comedy-tour-departing-92-patton-ave.html
8:30p-9:30p **LAZOOM PARTY BUS/HAUNTED COMDEY TOUR (B.Y.O.B., 21 and Up, ID needed) for tickets and info call 828-225-6932 or visit http://www.lazoomtours.com/tickets/2793-haunted-comedy-tour-departing-92-patton-ave.html