Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Asheville Homeboy Caleb Johnson Winns American Idol

May 21 - Asheville NC native Caleb Johnson proves that persistence AND talent counts as he won the 2014 American Idol designation. Johnson's consistent performances were key to moving up through this year's weeks of competition. With a voice and style that combine the best of rock and pop his genuine and caring nature (well, he IS from Asheville) shine through to make him a favorite with young and old.

American Idol took a step up this year with the addition of Harry Connick Jr., one of the best musicians and musical artists this country has ever produced. Not to mention his acting, song-writing, support of family and hometown (New Orleans), humor and - OK - in the looks department it doesn't get much better. But hopefully his influence has brought more emphasis to the previously tedious show to musical skills, artistry and maybe even a little originality. Like Caleb Johnson.

So a big congratulations and "well deserved" to Caleb. And best wishes for a bright future. And for those of you who haven't yet been to Asheville, see what you're missing...among many, many other things?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Asheville Wine and Food Festival "Sweet" Tickets now on Sale

Get your tickets NOW for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival's SWEET 2014. On August 22, you can enjoy an evening of  "Delectables and Delights". Music, Drink, Desserts and Fun at the Historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville NC.

SWEET is a decadent evening of desserts, sparkling wines, wine, beer, spirits and name a few of your favorite things. Chocolates, cakes, tarts, pastries and more, all enjoyed with a glasse of sparkling wine, beer, or spirits.

Local bakers, chocolatiers, p√Ętissiers, wine vendors, brewers and distillers will line the corridors of the architectural wonder that is the Grove Arcade. The shops will stay open late, giving you the opportunity to shop for handmade crafts, jewelry, furnishings, and more while you indulge and enjoy the evening's music.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Downtown After Five Concert Series in Asheville

May 16   Downtown After Five   Free live music entertainment in downtown Asheville. Headlining this month is St. Paul And The Broken Bones. The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy downtown Asheville and support local businesses and entertainers.

The event is located on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass). Food and beer vendors will be available.

Get complete local visitor information including Asheville rentals, dining and attractions on the Asheville NC Guide.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Weekend of Wonder in Asheville

May 2-4       The Weekend of Wonder    Magic comes to Asheville and the Asheville Community Theatre. Events include the Grand Opening, magic world Champion, Michael Amma Lecture, John Venus and Eric Stevens in a one-of-a-kind Mystical Matinee, a one-man show from Jeff McBride, an All Star Gala, workshops and more.