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Save the Dates – Biltmore Concert Series 2015

June 26th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Biltmore Concert Series - Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson

Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson kick off the 2015 Biltmore Concert Series

The summer concert stage at Biltmore is getting ready for the fantastic lineup of stars scheduled for the 2015 Biltmore Concert Series – are you?

Concerts at the Biltmore – could there be a better venue? Expansive sunset views of the stately Biltmore House and the silent beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as backdrop to some of the biggest stars in the pop-music firmament.

The 19th annual Biltmore Concert Series kicks off this year with Grammy-winning R&B vocalists Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson on Friday August 7th.

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Asheville’s Shindig On The Green 2015

June 12th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Shindig On the Green 2015Asheville’s Shindig On The Green, a much-loved,  summertime tradition, returns for its 49th annual year with music and dance in the Southern Appalchia style – most Saturday nights from June 27th to September 5th in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green.

Asheville’s Shindig On The Green has been going strong for 49 years, now. An offshoot of the venerable Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the oldest, continuously running folk festival in the nation at 88 years and counting in 2015 – Shindig On The Green is a celebration and sharing of Southern Appalachian Mountains music, dance and storytelling tradition.

Both a stage show and and collection of informal jam sessions around the park, Shindig On The Green regularly attracts thousands every Saturday night throughout the summer. Popular with both locals and visitors to the region, performers and fans come from all over the nation to play music, dance, spin yarns, or just take it all in.

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Get Set for Asheville’s Beer City Festival 2015!

May 22nd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville's Beer City Festival 2015Asheville’s annual craft beer event – Beer City Festival 2015 – will take place on Saturday, May 30th, bringing only the best local and regional breweries and live music to Asheville’s Roger McGuire Green.

Summer is almost here, so close you can smell it in the air – and what better way to celebrate the summer season than with good drink and music? The Beer City Festival, the closing exclamation of Asheville Beer Week, is just that: bringing together regional brewers and musicians for a good cause.

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Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Events

May 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Memorial Day Weekend EventsMemorial Day Weekend may not be the official start of summer but it sure feels like it with all the great Asheville Memorial Day Weekend Events that are planned!

Memorial Day, always observed the last Monday in May, is an important day in which to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the armed forces.

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Explore the WNC Cheese Trail

April 25th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Explore the WNC Cheese TrailThere are wine trails and bourbon trails and seafood trails – but did you know Western North Carolina has a trail of its own? The WNC Cheese Trail!

April 26th, 2015 sees the first annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival which we recently brought to your attention in this post. As such, it seems timely to more fully detail the impetus behind the creation of the Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival: the WNC Cheese Trail.

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Celebrate World Music at the 2015 Spring LEAF Festival

April 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Spring LEAF FestivalThe upcoming 2015 Spring LEAF Festival, scheduled for May 7th through the 10th, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a lineup of performers you’d be crazy to miss.

LEAF, which stands for Lake Eden Arts Festival, is a bi-annual event held just outside of Asheville, NC celebrating international music, dance, and diversity. The 2015 Spring LEAF Festival will feature not only music on three stages, dance parties, and multi-cultural art but also local craft brews, healing artists, food from local restaurants and vendors, lakeside activities, a kids village, and so much more!

The Juried Art Fair displays works of more than 40 artisans offering contemporary and folk art, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and more while the Healing Arts Area offers myriad ways to soothe what ails you with natural and healthy approaches to soothing both the body and the mind. Other attractions include exhibitions, installations, and interactive demonstrations; hiking, picnicing, and playing in Lake Eden.

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Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival 2015

March 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Carolina Mountain Cheese FestThe first annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival in Asheville, NC is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015. Why? Cheese!

As Avery Aames once opined, “Life is great; cheese makes it better.” It’s hard to argue with wisdom that, I mean: I like cheese, you like cheese, he likes cheese, she likes cheese – we all like cheese! (Okay, maybe not everyone likes cheese – we can’t all be perfect).

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Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers 2015

March 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Biltmore Blooms - Festival of Flowers 2015Celebrate spring with a visit to the Biltmore Estate and their incredible garden of Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers 2015!

Each year, on the first day of spring, the Biltmore Estate celebrates the season as their gardens come to life with thousands of bright and beautiful blooming orchids, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, azaleas, roses and much more: a rainbow of entrancing pinks and purples, oranges, reds, blues, yellows and whites in a rich sea of green.

The two month long event that is Biltmore Blooms allows for the season’s steady and ever more stunning progression of unfolding colors. Many plan their visits to coincide with the blooms they hold most dear.

It all begins in late March with more than 1,000 orchids being tended to inside the Biltmore Estate’s warm conservatory and winter garden. 15,000 daffodils and forsythia follow in early April, then 75,000 tulips peak a week or so thereafter. By the time May rolls around, the grounds are fully ablaze with color from the blooming of the azaleas, roses, and the rest – truly a spectacular site to behold!

The biggest attraction is the explosion of colors that typically occurs in late April in the Biltmore’s 20-acre azalea garden and among the native and exotic flowers that populate both the natural gardens and border the estate’s extensive walking trails – not to mention the seasonal beauty that is the stunning tulip display in the Walled Garden!

Biltmore Blooms beauty is not restricted to the outside of the estate, either – the garden’s cheery wash of seasonal colors continues inside through a lavish assortment of vividly colored tropical plants and flowers arranged to display among the other wonders that decorate Biltmore House.

Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers is a celebration not only of the season but also the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous American landscape architect who oversaw the development of the Biltmore gardens for the Vanderbilts – among many other high profile projects.

Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers

March 20th through May 25, 2015
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Biltmore Blooms Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland bed and breakfast inn’s restored, 1904 stone home has six lush and comfortable bedrooms to choose from and all on a quiet residential street – yet is just a mile from the historic and famous Biltmore Estate. Our Asheville, NC bed and breakfast offers you the kind of impeccable service and personal touches you could never find in a hotel or motel – such as our to-die-for, three-course plated breakfasts! Let us be your home away from home during your Asheville getaway!

Get Set for the 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney!

February 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Southern Conference Basketball TourneyThe 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney returns to Asheville’s US Cellular Center Arena and Kimmel Arena on the UNCA campus this March: 5th through the 9th, 2015!

The SoCon Basketball Tourney is always good for excitement and the 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tourney looks to be no exception, especially with all the attendant attractions – take a look!

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Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class 2015

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Blue Grass First ClassGet ready to celebrate the 20th annual return of Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class Festival, scheduled for February 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2015!

Asheville, NC is one of those small citiess that always seems to have something going on, something to see, something to do. Though nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains – or perhaps because of this – it attracts all manner of artists, musicians, and craftspeople who come to visit or to live and help to imbue this scenic little town with a class and culture able to rival that of most communities twice its size!

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