make_music_asheville_2015Updated press release June 10:

Music will fill the air as Make Music Day, the world’s largest annual music event, launches its first festival in Asheville with a wild and wonderful mix of music‐making.

On June 20 & 21, 2015, a consortium of community volunteers will launch Make Music Asheville, an all‐day, open‐access, free and non‐profit music festival designed to celebrate local talent and inspire others to play music in a variety of neighborhoods across the greater Asheville region.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has since spread to over 700 cities in 120 countries. Every city has a unique musical ecology and, in turn, offers a different perspective on this worldwide celebration. Make Music Asheville’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians.

A collection of performances in intimate spaces including a school, historic theater, and retail store will highlight the social function of music – bridging the gaps between the formal and informal.

This event is an all‐ages, all‐inclusive celebration of music ‐ everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the celebration!

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Confirmed Make Music Asheville 2015 events – all events are free!

Saturday, June 20

Moog Music

12:00‐5:00pm

Moog is launching the festival featuring DJ sets and performances by local favorites Marley Carroll, Iffy (of In Plain Sight) and Cpt. Hyperdrive (of BomBassic) along with some very special guests at the Moog Headquarters.

Moog Music: 160 Broadway St. Asheville NC 28801 More info: www.facebook.com/themoogstore

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Sunday, June, 21

Asheville Percussion Festival

1:30‐3:0pm

River Guerguerian’s Asheville Percussion Festival at the Odyssey Community School will kick off the celebration with a concert with Kevin Spears “Kalimba Man” and Hand Pan Concert featuring Adam Maalouf.

Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801 More info: www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com

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The Rock Academy of Asheville at The Altamont Theatre

3:00‐6:00pm

The Rock Academy youth ensembles have played some of the top music venues, festivals, and events in and around the Asheville area for the past 7 years. They were even featured on last year’s American Idol!

After sharing the stage with Cliff Williams (AC/DC); Roy (Futureman) Wooten; Victor Wooten; American Idol Winner, Caleb Johnson and the legendary shredder, Joe Stump, they will be rocking The Altamont Theatre.

These kids are pros! Come enjoy the best rock music, Asheville has to offer!

The Altamont Theatre: 18 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801 More info: www.rockacademync.com www.thealtamont.com

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Apothecary and The Mothlight

5:00‐7:00pm

Apothecary and The Mothlight present three adventurous sets of new music – a quadraphonic sound piece by Mark Hosler (Negativland), Baritone saxophone loops and synthesizer textures by Jonah Parzen Johnson and The Steve Alford Quartet: Steve Alford (contralto clarinet), Frank

Meadows + Danny Ianucci (contrabass), Phil Bronson (drums).

The Mothlight: 701 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 More info: www.themothlight.com www.facebook.com/ashevilleapothecary

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LISTEN LIVE on AshevilleFM

You can also experience Make Music Asheville on your radio and online ‐ please tune‐in to AshevilleFM at 103.3 FM on your radio dial or online at www.ashevillefm.org to listen in to a simulcast of the events listed above.

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The Make Music Asheville 2015 is sponsored by Free Range Asheville Moog Music is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville AshevilleFM is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

The Altamont Theatre is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

The Mothlight is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

Special thanks to Harvest Records and Static Age Records

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INFORMATION AND UPDATES

Visit: www.makemusicday.org/Asheville

PHONE NUMBERS/CONTACT INFORMATION

Jeff Arnal: 646‐708‐4722 freerangeavl@gmail.com

VENUE LOCATIONS

Moog Music, 160 Broadway St Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd www.ashevillefm.org or 103.3 FM

FOLLOW MAKE MUSIC ASHEVILLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: facebook.com/makemusicasheville

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Original post June 4: In short: “On June 20 & 21, 2015, a consortium of community volunteers will launch Make Music Asheville, an all-day, open-access, free and non-profit music festival.”

Here’s the full press release:

ASHEVILLE — Music will fill the air as Make Music Day, the world’s largest annual music event, launches it’s first festival in Asheville with a wild and wonderful mix of music-making.

On June 20 & 21, 2015, a consortium of community volunteers will launch Make Music Asheville, an all-day, open-access, free and non-profit music festival designed to celebrate local talent and inspire others to play music in a variety of neighborhoods across the greater Asheville region.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has since spread to over 700 cities in 120 countries. Every city has a unique musical ecology and, in turn, offers a different perspective on this worldwide celebration. Make Music Asheville’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians.

A collection of performances in intimate spaces including a community center, retail store, and school will highlight the social function of music – bridging the gaps between the formal and informal.

This event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music; whether you’re in a string quartet, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a saxophonist or a thereminist – everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the celebration!

Interested in performing during Make Music Asheville 2015? The sign-up period is still open until June 15, 2015 – visit: www.makemusicday.org/asheville to register.

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Confirmed Make Music Asheville 2015 events – all events are free!

Saturday, June 20

MOOG MUSIC

12:00-5:00pm

Moog is launching the festival featuring DJ sets and performances by local favorites Marley Carroll, Iffy (of In Plain Sight) and Cpt. Hyperdrive (of BomBassic) along with some very special guests at the Moog Headquarters.

Moog Music: 160 Broadway St. Asheville NC 28801

More info: www.facebook.com/themoogstore

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Sunday, June, 21

ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL

1:30-2:30pm

River Guerguerian’s Asheville Percussion Festival at the Odyssey Community School will kick off the celebration with a concert with Kevin Spears “Kalimba Man” and Hand Pan Concert featuring Adam Maalouf.

Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

More info: www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com

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APOTHECARY AND THE MOTHLIGHT

4:00-6:00pm

Apothecary and The Mothlight present three adventurous sets of new music – a quadraphonic sound piece by Mark Hosler (Negativland), Baritone saxophone loops and synthesizer textures by Jonah Parzen Johnson and The Steve Alford Quartet: Steve Alford (contralto clarinet), Frank Meadows + Danny Ianucci (contrabass), Phil Bronson (drums).

The Mothlight – 701 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

More info: www.themothlight.com

www.facebook.com/ashevilleapothecary

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LISTEN LIVE on AshevilleFM

You can also experience Make Music Asheville on your radio and online – please tune-in to AshevilleFM at 103.3 FM on your radio dial or online at www.ashevillefm.org to listen in to a simulcast of the events listed above.

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The Make Music Asheville 2015 is sponsored by Free Range Asheville

Moog Music is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

AshevilleFM is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

The Mothlight is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

Harvest Records is a Sponsor of Make Music Asheville

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2 Comments

  1. It wouldn’t bother me so much if festivals wouldn’t state things like, “primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians”, and/or claim to be inclusive of a wide variety of genres, and then never book metal bands. I’m not saying book average bands, but there are a few local ones that have musicians with skills on par with highly trained classical and jazz musicians. believe it or not. Some of them actually ARE also highly trained jazz/classical musicians with performance degrees.

  2. I really hope to see some good technical metal at this festival! It is such a shame that there are some HIGHLY talented/skilled local metal bands with incredible songs who NEVER get on any local festival. ever.. due to the stigma against metal. Some of these bands practice 5 days a week – 3-4 hours a day.

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