The bands include BoogiTherapi with Ryan RNB Barber, Jane Kramer and Matt Smith, Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs, Lyric, Joe Lasher, Funk Jam House Band, Fireside Collective and Empire Strikes Brass.
Festival organizers say its all about staying engaged with audiences. This weekend, Downtown After 5 kicks off a new streaming series, and LEAF goes virtual this weekend as V-LEAF.
Asheville musician Josh Blake will celebrate the release of his new album, "Nothing's In the Way," with a
Other winners included Josh Blake of IamAVL and kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
Also, the first Songsmith Gathering in Brevard in April will feature music by The Wood Brothers, Darrell Scott, Sarah Siskind, Beth Wood and more.
Independent Arts and Music Asheville produces the show with Echo Mountain Studios and UNC-TV.
Also, Ingles is moving ahead with replacing its Smoky Park Highway store, and more.
A new web presence on exploreasheville.com aimed will be the focus of a kick-off party Wednesday at The Isis Music Hall.
Tons of news for summertime, which can often be devoid of such. Here's some.