Posts Tagged ‘NC’


Friends, we have a few important announcements:

-Oatmeal Stout comes out Saturday, 12/22

-Golem comes back on tap on New Year’s Eve

-We have long sleeve black tshirts and a few black hoodie, IPA sweatshirts available in the taproom

-We have some kegs of IPA available. Come in to reserve yours.

-We are open Christmas Eve, but closing early (like maybe 8ish)

-We are closed Christmas Day

-We are open New Years Eve but only until 10 p.m.

And, most importantly:

-Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!

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Asheville-based band Zansa and friends have organized West African nights held every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving) at Bobo Gallery. Start time is 8 p.m. and the evening includes West African drumming and dancing by a variety of folks. Toward the end of the month, they hope to offer West African dinner as well.

The first one is tomorrow night, November 1.  Check them out!

“Zansa” is a street word from the Ivory Coast meaning “a blend” and newly-formed Asheville-based electric West African ensemble Zansa (featuring members of Afromotive) is just that. The group mixes modern and traditional styles, African and American sounds, folk and Afropop, rock and reggae. Adama Dembele, a 33rd-generation djembe player from the Ivory Coast leads the group.

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Two of Western North Carolina’s most unique businesses have wrapped into one amazing package experience: La Zoom Tours and NAVITAT Canopy Adventures offer visitors and locals a comedic bus tour of Asheville and zip line canopy tour for just $99!  Call 828.225.6932 for reservations.

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Did you know you could rent the LaZoom bus for the most awesome parties ever?  Um, yes.  You can.  And, you can put a band on there.  And, it’s really fun.

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Asheville, once again, does not fail when it comes to providing amazing weekend fun.  If I were in town this weekend, here’s what I’d be doing:

Friday, September 3–Best of MVA at Wedge Brewery, 8:30ish

Best of Music Video Asheville showing for FREE at the Wedge Brewery.  That’s right some of your favorite local bands also have videos made by local filmmakers.  MVA screens them annually (for the last three years) at MVA in February.  The Wedge screens the “Best of” MVA this Friday at dusk.  Best to get your lawn chairs set up by 8:15 ish.

Saturday, September 4–DEL Yeah Weekend at Pisgah Brewing, 3:00 p.m.

Buy Tickets $20 for advance, $25 at the door (if there are any left)

Emmitt-Nershi Band, Del McCoury Band and others TBA play at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.  Um, Del Yeah.

and…Outdoor Cinema at Wedge Brewing Co. Saturday is Paris Texas.  Starting at dusk.  Good eats from Bandido’s Burritos.

Sunday, September 5–Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival

Monday, September 6–float the French Broad

Just for fun, grab a tube or boat or air mattress and jump in.  The water’s fine.

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Yeah Asheville musicians!
Image by Dominic Bracco II for Washington Post

Image by Dominic Bracco II for Washington Post

By Christina Talcott

Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Asheville, music is everywhere. From church bells and buskers to pipe organs and drum circles, the city pulses with soundtracks as different as the experiences it has to offer.

On a warm summer night, I could hear the drums from blocks away. Instead of a steady bum-bum, though, the sounds drifting through Asheville’s downtown core made an exuberant cacophony: the thump-a-thump of hands slapping djembes, the ching-ca-ching of tambourines, the dong-dong of a cowbell and the shuff-a-shuff of shakers, the toc-toc of claves and the broo-roo of a didgeridoo, plus the sound of many hands clapping. It’s all part of the eight-year-old Friday night drum circle that takes place in Pritchard Park, a little landscaped triangle in the middle of this western North Carolina city.

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