Asheville airport partnership with Ashvegas wins national marketing award


The Asheville Regional Airport’s partnership with to produce a monthly pop-up concert and podcast, dubbed Music on the Fly, recently won a national marketing award.

Music on the Fly, part pop-up concert and party podcast, brings live local music to the airport every month. The partnership (which included producer Matt Johnson) launched in May. It has featured a variety of local musicians, from songwriters including Laura Blackley, Bradford Carson, Ben Phan and Jane Kramer to bands such as The Cheeksters, The Moon and You and Abby the Spoon Lady with Fly By Night Rounders.

Laura Blackley, performing at the Asheville Regional Airport as part of the pop-up concert/podcast series Music on the Fly.

Musicians show up at an airport gate and play to an audience of travelers. The music is recorded and presented as a special series of the ongoing AVL Informer podcast by The idea is to bring some of Asheville’s great musical talent to Asheville’s air transportation hub.

Stay tuned for the next edition!

Listen to Music on the Fly podcasts here.

See a Music on the Fly photo gallery here.

Want to be a part of the Music on the Fly series? Leave a message in the comment section here, or email me at sweetashvegasAThotmailDOTcom.




luther blissett January 2, 2017 - 2:05 am

This is a great project. I know it happens at other airports (BWI has an ongoing thing at its baggage check) but doing it at the gates is more of a challenge, and I’m glad you’ve been able to manage it.

Kenny Dore December 27, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Hi Jason,

I play in the duo Roots and Dore and l was wondering how does one get booked for the airport gig ? I’ve included a video for you to check out and l hope you enjoy it ! You’ll probably have to cut and paste.

Thanks so very much,


Jason Sandford December 31, 2016 - 11:00 am

Hey Kenny, thanks for your note. I’ll email you. Cheers!

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