Asheville Music Hall co-owner Katherine “KP” Powell announced earlier this year that she was looking to sell the hall. It’s not surprising that Adrian Zelski, the connection between New Earth Muziq and New Mountain Asheville, is stepping up to buy out Asheville Music Hall – I’m unclear on the details, but past members of the Asheville Music Hall team are now members of the New Mountain team.
The press release says there are no changes planned for the One Stop music venue and Mojo Kitchen, which are part of the Asheville Music Hall but operate on the College Street-facing floor beneath the Patton Avenue-facing music hall.
There’s no mention in the press release of whether the music showcased at Asheville Music Hall might change. Sam Katz, an Asheville Music Hall investor who also promotes music acts, said Thursday night that there are no changes planned for the music hall, either.
Here’s the press release:
New Earth MUZIQ is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Asheville Music Hall. To celebrate the grand opening of New Mountain Asheville’s new sister venue, New Earth MUZIQ will host a free “Time Machine Party” with Ben Lovett at Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, January 10th.
Since opening in October 2010, Asheville Music Hall has presented a diverse array of talent including Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., Gift of Gab, Mark Farina, Emancipator, Blockhead, Break Science, Mobb Deep, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Mike Dillon Band, Orgone and Greensky Bluegrass. The 360-capacity venue has served an important role in the expansion of Asheville’s music scene and has played an integral part in MoogFest, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam By Day, Brown Bag Songwriting Competition and the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. The One Stop, located directly downstairs, offers live music six nights per week and houses the newly re-vamped Mojo Kitchen restaurant.
New Earth MUZIQ has confirmed that The One Stop nightly music schedule and weekly bluegrass brunch installment will not change. Mojo Kitchen will also continue to serve up its renowned delectables. The New Earth MUZIQ team – including local resident Adrian Zelski, co-manager of Asheville’s own world-folk-soul group Rising Appalachia and partner in New Mountain Asheville and Athens, GA’s New Earth Music Hall – is excited to expand on the brand that former owner Katherine “KP” Powell has created with Asheville Music Hall. The team is pleased to announce that KP will stay on at the venue as a talent buyer for future events. New owners Adrian Zelski and the New Earth MUZIQ team aim to make Asheville Music Hall “Asheville’s Funkiest Club.”
Who: Asheville Music Hall Grand Opening featuring “Time Machine Party” hosted by Ben Lovett (spinning music from one decade per hour beginning with the 60’s)
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Where: Asheville Music Hall
Time: Doors 8 pm
Ages: 21 +
About New Earth Muziq, from linkin:
Sustainable Event Production and Management Centered around Event Venues and Creative Spaces. Founded in San Francisco in January 2012. Owner of New Earth Music Hall located in Athens GA. New Earth MUZiQ aims to be a foundation in the transition from a wasteful society to a sustainable and healthy one.