VIDEO: Make Noise at Black Mountain College Museum, more weekend fun


Happy weekend, everyone! We are in the thick of summer, and there is so much happening out there to check out. Our featured event is a presentation and performance from Make Noise, Asheville’s modular synth company, happening Friday at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.

Thursday, 7/20

SIYAH @ the Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series

6-8 pm

Conscious hip-hop artist SIYAH performs in this free series, which showcases local musicians in the park. Check out our podcast with SIYAH on Asheville Grit here.

SPOILER ALERT! @ Habitat Brewing

9 pm – 11 pm

SPOILER ALERT! brings together local comedians with really bad B-movies. The first installment features host Moira Goree, Hillary Begley, and Miguel Angel Osornio, and the film is the gloriously bad Manos: The Hands of Fate. $5 includes popcorn.

Friday, 7/21

Downtown After Five presented by Prestige Subaru with the AVL All-Stars @ downtown Asheville 

5 – 9:30 pm

One of Downtown After 5’s favorite acts, the AVL All-Stars, returns to the stage for this Friday’s event. The Future AVL All-Stars from the Rock Academy open.

Brews and Bears @ the WNC Nature Center

6-8 pm

Happy hour is at the nature center this Friday, when you can enjoy a glimpse of the Nature Center and its wonderful residents after-hours. $10 for non-members, $5 for members.

Phantogram w/ Tycho @ the Highland Brewing Meadow

7-10 pm

Tickets are still available for what’s sure to be an amazing night of music in the great outdoors at Highland Brewing’s meadow. Rain or shine.

Performance + Artist Talk with Make Noise @ BMCM+AC (Featured Event of the Weekend!)

7-8:30 pm

This free event brings the local folks of Make Noise, the modular synth company, to the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, where they’ll be discussing their newest synth, the Morphagene, and performing.

Tin Foil Hat w/ Xero God, ILLPO, Tide Eyes @ the Mothlight

8:30 pm – midnight

Local producer Tin Foil Hat headlines in this all-star lineup featuring electronic music, hip hop, and instrumentation.

Corey Feldman and the Angels w/ Joshua Carpenter @ the Grey Eagle

9 pm – midnight

See your favorite 80s star perform in his new role as a blossoming pop icon with a troupe of ladies dressed in angel costumes. Oh yeah.

Saturday, 7/22

The Lost Chord: A Tribute to the Moody Blues @ the Altamont Theatre

​7 pm – 11 pm

The Lost Chord formed in 2016 with the intention of reproducing the classic, cosmic sound of music legends the Moody Blues. $10/$12/$15 VIP seating.

BEAT LIFE: Ill Doots / Shuhandz / mor∆sso / Vietnam Jerry @ The One Stop

9:30 pm – 2 am

BEAT LIFE is back with headliners Ill Doots, the Philadelphia-bred high-energy hip-hop artists. The night, as always, will feature the best sound in town. Free show (donations welcomed).

Something’s in the Woods Screening @ Grail Moviehouse 

9:30 pm – midnight

A horror movie straight from Knoxville to Asheville at the Grail. An homage to 80s slasher classics with some unique twists. $5. Check out the film’s Facebook page here.

Sunday, 7/23

Grand Fondo Asheville 2017 @ River Arts District (multiple routes)

8 am – 5 pm

Come out to the 4th annual Grand Fondo Asheville, a bike ride that will take you through Asheville and give you a glimpse of the city from behind your handlebars.

Southern Highlands Craft Fair @ the US Cellular Center

10 am – 5 pm

This famous craft fair happens all weekend, with regional artisans sharing their works and their process.