The heat has broken a little bit, which means there’s no better time to get out there and enjoy it. Here’s what we’ve got for you this time around:
The Yoga Festival brings internationally-acclaimed teachers and musicians to spots around town. Check out Amanda Giacomini’s 10,000 Buddhas project on the side of Strada and the Social Lounge in downtown Asheville, hit a class with local teachers like Cat Matlock and Adi Westerman, and check out a talk from MC Yogi and Giacomini, go for a yoga hike, or give back through a river clean-up, among many other things.
Experimental sounds from Tashi Dorji, Sandy Ewen, and Kimathi Moore at Asheville’s hippest art gallery + venue. $10 includes refreshments.
8 – 9:30 pm
The best local comedians take the stage at this uproarious evening, including Minori Hinds, Blaine Perry, Moira Gorey, Chesney Goodson, Kelly Morgan, Hilliary Begley, Macon Clark, Tom Peters and host Peter Smith McDowell. $10 in advance.
9 – midnight
Punk dance group Nihlist Cheerleader hails from Athens. With a name like that, it’s sure to be the best way to spend your evening.
Friday and Saturday
3 – 5 pm and 5 – 7 pm Friday, 10 – noon Saturday
Attendees will learn more details about the massive infrastructure project that’s about to kick into high gear in the RAD
9 pm – midnight
Everyone’s favorite brass-tootin’ funkmasters play the Orange Peel invites you to come shake it.
9 – midnight
The Madcap Collective will play the classic, and unabashedly weird and wonderful, album in its entirety.
12:30 – 4:30
A collaborative brunch menu designed by Salt & Smoke and New Orleans’s Golden Feather, accompanied by performances from LEAF International’s Delta Jazz Group, Simon George Jazz Trio, and masking from Big Chief Shaka Zulu. A portion of proceeds go to LEAF Inernational: New Orleans.
Come out and honor the life of one of the pillars of Asheville’s music community.
3 – 6 pm
Acoustic swing jazz trio HotPoint Trio takes the stage at this early show, which will have you cutting a rug as you nosh on the Salvage Station’s delicious food. The music pays homage to Parisian cafes of the 1930s, Django Reinhardt, and more.
This killer lineup will bring West African jazz/rock group Les Amis together with goth-beach-rockers Ouroboros Boys, plus a DJ who will spin the best, bubbliest summertime sounds. $5, family friendly, AND tiki drink specials