Articles by: Lurphy DePalma

Recap of Stoobie Awards Live

We take a look back at the Live Stoobie Awards from January.

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Stoobie Awards live event set for Asheville Masonic Temple on Jan. 28

Stoobie Awards live event set for Asheville Masonic Temple on Jan. 28

Find out who Stu says is tops on the Asheville food scene during the live event, which will also feature a ton of great food and drink.

New Year’s 2019 Haps in Asheville

New Year’s 2019 Haps in Asheville

We’ve got the skinny on the best New Year’s Eve events in Asheville for 2019. Check it out!

by December 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Shopping for the holidays? Asheville pop-up shops are open

Shopping for the holidays? Asheville pop-up shops are open

Shop local. Buy local.

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville events

A look at fall color in Western North Carolina

Fall is always beautiful in Western North Carolina.

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville events

Video: Progress report on The Arras in downtown Asheville

The Arras is on track to open next year.

Ashvegas Weekend Update for Sept. 21, 2018

Ashvegas Weekend Update for Sept. 21, 2018

Here’s one: the last Downtown After Five concert of the year is this weekend.

by September 20, 2018 1 comment Asheville events
New CBD dispensary in Asheville

New CBD dispensary in Asheville

Clover CBD is the latest in a wave of CBD dispensaries opening across Asheville. The shops, like this one one Merrimon Avenue, specialize in selling industrial hemp products. Industrial hemp, which can be legally grown in North Carolina, contains cannabidiol, or CBD, which offers health benefits such as relaxation and pain relief but without the “high” associated with its cousin,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville business, North Asheville
Ashvegas Weekend Update 8/17/2018

Ashvegas Weekend Update 8/17/2018

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening this weekend.

by August 17, 2018 3 comments Asheville events
Music on the Fly celebrates second anniversary at Asheville Regional Airport

Music on the Fly celebrates second anniversary at Asheville Regional Airport

Music on the Fly brings live, local music to the Asheville airport once a month.

by July 27, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

No need to drive 30 minutes out of town to hike. Check out our favorite 3 hikes within Asheville’s city limits.    

by July 18, 2018 0 comments Only in Asheville
Sculpture fabricated at UNCA to be displayed in Times Square this week

Sculpture fabricated at UNCA to be displayed in Times Square this week

A large sculpture, conceptualized by artist Mel Chin and fabricated at the UNC Asheville STEAM lab by a group of students, professors and volunteers, is being installed on Times Square in New York City this week. The 21-foot tall figure of wood and fiberglass will move by way of interior mechanical and electrical systems and stands in front of giant[Read More…]

by July 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville arts
Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

What better way to celebrate independence day than hitting the water? That’s why we rounded up our top 4 swimming holes around Asheville, enjoy!

Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

2018 World Cup fever has hit Asheville. Soccer fans are turning out to cheer on their favorite teams, and they’re getting an especially friendly reception at Asheville’s local craft breweries. Here’s a quick look just three of the many locations to catch a match.

Sweet Treat to beat the Summer Heat

Sweet Treats to beat the Summer Heat

It’s gonna be a long, hot summer, but Asheville’s full of icy, locally made treats. Jason and Kara have the scoop on local favorites for ice cream, milk shakes, shaved ice and more.

by June 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville food and drink
This Memorial Day, visit the WNC Military History Museum

This Memorial Day, visit the WNC Military History Museum

Military history comes alive through unique and personal arrangements facts collected at The WNC Military History Museum, located in the heart of downtown Brevard. The museum is one man’s passion project to tell the stories of World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the War on Terror. Learn[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville events
AVL Insiders

AVL Insiders: Springtime Activities

Looking for suggestions on how to spend spring in Asheville? Jason Sandford of Ashvegas.com and Kara Candler of Tick Tock Concierge have a few ideas! Plus, you can share your ideas and win some gear. Just check out the video to learn more.

by May 17, 2018 2 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Daidala Ciders and the Andy Herod Gallery

VIDEO: Daidala Ciders and the Andy Herod Gallery

Check out this combination of a cider tap room and art gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District.

Soundcheck AVL: Toubab Krewe

Soundcheck AVL: Toubab Krewe

Don’t miss Toubab Krewe at the Salvage Station this Saturday! https://www.salvagestation.com/

by November 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Asheville

Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Asheville

We checked out the views from five of our favorite Asheville rooftop bars on this edition of the GritVegas Weekend Update. Take a tour with us, from Capella on 9 to the Social Lounge, Pillar Bar to Top of the Monk & the Montford, and see what each one offers. Presented by the Grail Moviehouse – http://www.grailmoviehouse.com/

by October 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
The Solar Eclipse in 12 secs

The Solar Eclipse in 12 secs

A 20 minute timelapse of the solar eclipse. As seen from Asheville, using both unfiltered and solar lenses.

by August 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville Comedy Festival + Weekend Update

Asheville Comedy Festival + Weekend Update

Laughter: it’s good for you. Make sure you get your recommended helping at this week’s Asheville Comedy Festival, kicking off tonight at Highland Brewing. Full details, plus other weekend goodness, below. And check out one of our favorite videos from the Archives, made for last year’s Asheville Comedy Festival! Wednesday – Saturday Asheville Comedy Festival @ various locations 8 pm[Read More…]

by August 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: LEAF Downtown + Weekend Events

VIDEO: LEAF Downtown + Weekend Events

LEAF time is the best time, and this weekend is the 3rd annual LEAF downtown, happening over two days in downtown Asheville. We highly recommend that you check it out, and pair your excursion to LEAF with one (or seven!) of our other hand-picked weekend activities. Here’s the full roundup: Thursday An Inconvenient Sequel @ Fine Arts Theatre ​6:15 – 9[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Take a tour of High Five Coffee’s 13 Rankin Avenue locale with barista Caroline. Learn a little bit about what makes High Five a special place for people of all backgrounds.  

VIDEO: New outfitter’s outpost on French Broad River, more weekend fun

VIDEO: New outfitter’s outpost on French Broad River, more weekend fun

Also, RiverMusic at Salvage Station and much more.

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
The Hunt for Hot Dogs

The Hunt for Hot Dogs

Howdy folks! Since we’re approaching the 4th of July, we thought it only appropriate to do a lil’ hot dog hype piece and showcase one of our local vendors, right here in downtown Asheville. Yeah, that’s how we roll. So without further adieu: Hot dog fast facts  – Southerners eat more hot dogs than folks in other regions of the[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
VIDEO: Emersion + Weekend Events

VIDEO: Emersion + Weekend Events

Howdy, folks! It’s the first official weekend of summer. How will you be celebrating? We’ve got a few suggestions. Thursday, 6/22 Party with a Purpose @ the Boathouse  6-9 pm Join the Asheville Affiliates at the Smoky Park Supper Club’s Boathouse to celebrate nine non-profits. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Pieces of Tangier with Jenny Roberts @[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
VIDEO: All Go West + Weekend Events

VIDEO: All Go West + Weekend Events

All Go West is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! The schedule is amazing, but we picked a few of our favorites for you to check out. Asheville Grit will be at the Brew Pump Stage again this year, so come say hi! We’ll have Grit swag and a few other surprises. All Go West isn’t the only[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Music Video Premier: Emma’s Lounge – Shakin’ & Swayin’

Music Video Premier: Emma’s Lounge – Shakin’ & Swayin’

The world premier of Emma’s Lounge new music video – Shakin’ & Swayin’, exclusively on Ashvegas.

by June 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO: Just Brew It and more Asheville weekend events

VIDEO: Just Brew It and more Asheville weekend events

Here’s a quick look at some of the events happening around Asheville this weekend, including a screening of silent films accompanied by live music performed by Andrew Fletcher.

by June 1, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the new Eda Rhyne Distillery, and more Asheville things to do

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the new Eda Rhyne Distillery, and more Asheville things to do

Also, the big annual Herb Festival is this weekend at the Farmer’s Market, and much more.

by May 4, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Soundcheck AVL: The Paper Crowns

Soundcheck AVL: The Paper Crowns

The Paper Crowns stop by the Salvage Station for another edition of Soundcheck AVL w/ Caleb Calhoun.

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Soundcheck AVL: Travers Brothership

Soundcheck AVL: Travers Brothership

Travers Brothership stops by the Salvage Station for another edition of Soundcheck AVL with Caleb Calhoun.  

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO: BEAT LIFE @ RAD Skatepark + other weekend events

VIDEO: BEAT LIFE @ RAD Skatepark + other weekend events

It’s that weekend, y’all! We’ve got a great roundup of events for you. Read on to find one that’s perfect for you. Thursday, 4/13 Stupid F*cking Bird @ Magnetic 375 Opens Thursday (through Saturday) at 7:30 The award-winning retelling of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull, penned by Aaron Posner, comes to Magnetic. The show is “furiously paced, often hilarious, irreverent, but moving, and song-filled.” Sign us up.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Asheville Field Day & Spring Fling + much more!

VIDEO: Asheville Field Day & Spring Fling + much more!

I don’t know about you, but Field Day was basically one of my top memories of elementary school. If you’re like me, you’re in luck, because this Saturday, you can relive all of your childhood memories—this time with booze—at the Salvage Station with the folks from AVL Sport & Social Club. We talked with the organizers about what to expect.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Soundcheck AVL: Laura Blackley

Soundcheck AVL: Laura Blackley

Laura Blackley stops by the Salvage Station for another edition of Soundcheck AVL w/ Caleb Calhoun.  

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO: Well Played Board Game Café

VIDEO: Well Played Board Game Café

We’re now a few days past the equinox, and the first weekend of spring is officially here! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, whether you get outside to enjoy the season or cozy up inside to fend off the chill that’s still lingering in the air. We’ve got all the highlights for you, including the details of our featured[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Soundcheck AVL: Bella’s Bartok

Soundcheck AVL: Bella’s Bartok

On this edition of Soundcheck AVL, Bella’s Bartok stops buy HORSE + HERO in downtown Asheville to hang out with our very own Caleb Calhoun and give us a preview of their upcoming show at the One Stop on 3/24/17. Bella’s Bartok HORSE + HERO Soundcheck AVL Playlist

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO: Soundcheck AVL feat. Ben Sollee

VIDEO: Soundcheck AVL feat. Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee comes by for a chat and some cello music.

by March 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO: Terry Tempest @ The Magnetic Theatre

VIDEO: Terry Tempest @ The Magnetic Theatre

Don’t forget to set those clocks an hour forward this weekend, y’all! Spring Forward has arrived, and we are springing into this weekend with some amazing events. Here’s the scoop.     Thursday through Saturday Featured Event o’ the Week! Terry Tempest: The Final Interview @ the Magnetic Theatre Thursday–Saturday weekends through March 25 7:30 pm Now in its second weekend, Terry[Read More…]

by March 9, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Soundcheck AVL: The Jon Stickley Trio

Soundcheck AVL: The Jon Stickley Trio

The Jon Stickley Trio stops by Ashvegas for a Soundcheck with our very own Caleb Calhoun. The Trio plays this Friday at the Grey Eagle.  

by March 8, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Soundcheck AVL: Emma’s Lounge

Soundcheck AVL: Emma’s Lounge

Emma’s Lounge stops by the Ashvegas studio ahead of their Friday night show at the Altamont Theater to join Caleb Calhoun for another edition of Soundcheck AVL.     Learn more about Emma’s Lounge @ emmasloungemusic.com.

by March 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening around town, including Bike Love ’17 and the season opener for the Blue Ridge Roller Girls.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

Drag Queen Bingo, y’all.

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

At GritVegas, we wouldn’t actually mind six more weeks of winter since winter kinda wimped out on us this year. Then again, 70 degree days in January are nice. But now it’s February, so who knows what’s coming our way? While you might not be able to control the weather, you can control the level of fun you’re having. We’ve[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

Here’s a look at events coming up this weekend, including the Asheville Fringe Festival.

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

Ready for another wacky weekend in Asheville? We are! Here’s our roundup of what’s happening in town this weekend. Plus, we have a very special guest who will sing to you of the evils of Krampus when you watch our video… Thursday, January 19 The Ghostlight Project @ Magnetic 375 5:30 pm The local chapter of the national Ghostlight Project will[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Billy Strings

VIDEO: Billy Strings

Check out Billy Strings.

by January 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
VIDEO: What to do around Asheville weekend of Jan. 5

VIDEO: What to do around Asheville weekend of Jan. 5

It’s going to be cooold this weekend, Asheville! Beat the chill with our selection of wonderful winter events. Thursday, 1/5 Auditions for Pulse, an Anam Cara Theatre production @ Toy Boat Community Arts Space Thursday + Saturday @ 6 pm Pulse is Anam Cara’s latest original production that opens in February, and you can vie for your spot in the spotlight this weekend at Toy[Read More…]

by January 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: What to do around Asheville on New Year’s Eve weekend 2016

VIDEO: What to do around Asheville on New Year’s Eve weekend 2016

If you’re feeling anything like we are about 2016, you’re ready to wave goodbye and turn over a new page. This New Year’s weekend, we’ve got a list of the hippest and most happening things in the area, which are guaranteed to send you into the future with a bang. We advise you to rest up Thursday and Friday so you can[Read More…]

by December 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature