Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Classic Rock n Roll Weekend in Asheville

January 29 - 30, 2016    Omni Grove Park Inn Events:  Classic Rock n Roll Weekend    Step back to a time where everyone was “feelin’ groovy.” Hear the happenin’ sounds of the 60’s and 70’s at the Classic Rock n Roll Weekend with the ultimate Beatles Tribute: 1964 and We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered.

photo courtesy Omni Grove Park Inn
Classic Rock n Roll Weekend kicks off the Inn's Winter Concert Series. Groovy "package" holders will enjoy exclusive benefits including breakfast daily and preferred concert seating.

Package holders will enjoy exclusive benefits including breakfast daily and preferred concert seating. - See more at:
Package holders will enjoy exclusive benefits including breakfast daily and preferred concert seating. - See more at:
Package holders will enjoy exclusive benefits including breakfast daily and preferred concert seating. - See more at:
Package holders will enjoy exclusive benefits including breakfast daily and preferred concert seating. - See more at:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Asheville Restaurant Week Continues through this Week

January 19 - 28, 2016   Asheville Restaurant Week 2016    During Asheville's Restaurant Week enjoy all the key tenets of farm-to-table dining. Asheville is home to nearly 250 independent restaurants, 20 regional tailgate markets and a growing number of craft breweries. 

There is a commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, earning Asheville a designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States. Now you can enjoy the tastiest cuisines during Asheville Restaurant Week, taking place. Participating restaurants will offer a prix fixe menu ranging from $15–$30 per person.  

Get more information about Asheville NC on our Visitors Guide. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Asheville Hosts Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival

January 23, 2016   9th Winter Warmer Beer Festival   This event is held on the main arena level of the Civic Center in downtown Asheville. Get rid of the winter blahs at this favorite event with great food and great brews. Enjoy live music and sample the best beer from more than 35 North Carolina and Southeast breweries. This event has sold out the past 5 years, so get your tickets ASAP.

photo courtesy Asheville Winter Warmer Festival

2016's Local and Regional Line-Up:

Asheville Brewing Company
Aviator Brewing Company
BearWaters Brewing Company
Bee & Bramble Fine Meads
Birdsong Brewing Company
Blind Squirrel
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Boojum Brewery
Catawba Valley Brewing Company
Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery
Foothills Brewing
French Broad Brewing Company
Fullsteam Brewery
Granite Falls Brewing Company
Hi-Wire Brewing (The Three Ring Brewing Co.)
Howard Brewing
Florida Beer Company (Indian River Beverage Corp.)
Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.
Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Natty Greene's
New Belgium Brewing Company
Newgrass Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Oyster House Brewing Company
Pig Pounder Brewery
Pisgah Brewing Company
Red Brick Brewing
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Skulllcamp Brewing
Southern Appalachian Brewery
SweetWater Brewing Company
Thomas Creek
Twin Leaf Brewery
Troegs Independent Brewing
Urban Orchard Cider Company

Friday, January 15, 2016

Asheville's Annual Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Breakfast

January 16, 2016   Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Prayer   Asheville’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort Conference Center. The keynote speaker will be Rodney Johnson, a graduate of Asheville High School and Mars Hill College (now University). 

The Prayer Breakfast is the largest, most diverse event of its kind in Asheville NC, each year bringing more than a thousand people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds together to recommit to Dr. King’s Dream and ensure that the community and the society continue taking steps to make it reality. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Koresh Dance Company Performs at Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre

January 22-23, 2016 at 8 PM at The Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S Pack Place in downtown Asheville NC Koresh Dance Company and ev∙o∙lu∙tion.   Usher in the new year artfully with one of the nation’s top dance ensembles, a recipient of distinction from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a favorite of Diana Wortham Theatre audiences, Koresh Dance Company.

The Philadelphia-based company brings choreographer Ronen Koresh’s intense and intricately beautiful choreography to the DWT stage with ev∙o∙lu∙tion, a work that has received resounding praise from critics as a gritty and timeless piece that explores dance as an eternal language, predating spoken language: a visceral, universal form of physical expression.

In addition to ev∙o∙lu∙tion, Koresh presents a program of some of the company's favorite classical works, including Beethoven's Air on a String and Ravel’s Bolero. Don't wait to get your tickets to experience this phenomenal dance company.  BUY TICKETS NOW.   Patrons may attend both a pre-performance discussion at 7 PM and a post performance Q & A on both evenings.

In addition to the evening performances, the public is invited to take part in Koresh’s Asheville residency, which will include master classes, lectures, and more. Please check for additional details as event locations and times are announced.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Asheville Downtown Association Holds Annual "State of the Downtown"

January 20, 2016 - The Annual Sate of the Downtown Luncheon, presented by First Bank will be held on Wednesday, January 20 beginning at noon in the US Cellular Center Banquet Hall. The program will focus on the association's strategic plan as well as the top priorities and challenges facing downtown in the upcoming year.

The ADA will also present the 2015 Downtown Heroes Awards to individuals or organizations who have significantly impacted Downtown Asheville NC. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for potential members and include lunch. This event typically sells out. Tickets are available online.