Asheville Grit: New signature Asheville Festival in the works


From left: Kitty Love, Franzi Charen and Jennifer Pickering.

I’ve got the story at Asheville Grit. A snippet:

Three Asheville women with extensive community connections and experience planning and executing festvials are teaming up to create what they hope will be a new signature event for Asheville.

The festival dream team is: Kitty Love, who helped establish the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival; Jennifer Pickering, founder of LEAF in Black Mountain; and Franzi Charen, founder of the Asheville Grown buy local alliance.

“We’ve been dreaming on this for a little while. We really want tocreate something that is sustainable and resilient and long-lasting,” Pickering said. “We’re trying to develop something that becomes another signature event.”

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smytty June 23, 2014 - 12:19 pm

This really is a group of sharp folks. Very eager to see what they can put together and I will be eager to attend and/or participate.

Aville player June 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Sounds great. Please pay the entertainment properly. Hire only the number of acts you can afford. Don’t ask the city (taxpayers) to fund it.

boatrocker June 23, 2014 - 11:43 am

Sound advice all around. Not even in a lefty or righty political way. Just simple sound advice. I’ve heard that musicians who can pay bills/rent for offering a clearly valuable local service make an event sustainable, resilient and long lasting.

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