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The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalLast time around, we told you about Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green. Now it’s time to talk about the 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, from whence Shindig On The Green sprang from.

Asheville’s 87th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd and promises to bring a host of mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, cloggers, and balladeers to the area once again.

A world famous event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the first folk festival! – was started in 1928 by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who wanted to share the beauty and dignity he saw in the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down, generation after generation, in western North Carolina.

The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is set to take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville beginning each evening of the festival at 7pm – below is the full list of the scheduled performances.

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Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green

June 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Shindig On The Green

2014 Shindig On The Green
Free – Summer Saturdays

Fans of folk music will not want to miss Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green: a summer long set of free, Saturday night concerts presenting authentic, traditional music and dance!

Shindig On The Green is an offshoot of the world famous Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the oldest, continuously running folk festival in the nation. Formed in 1967, Shindig On The Green was founded as a place for folk musicians to gather and play on summer Saturday nights. As you can imagine, this sort of get together acquired not only musicians but also audiences – and so it has continued to this day with tens of thousands of people from all over the world coming to attend each year.

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The 14th Annual Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival

The 2014 Asheville Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports extravaganza that celebrates athletics, outdoors, and community that you will not want to miss!

Back for its fourteenth year and bigger than ever, the Asheville Mountain Sports Festival has a lineup of athletic events and entertainments designed to challenge and delight both spectator and contestant, pro or amateur.

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Bluegrass First Class 2014

January 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Bluegrass First Class 2014Once again, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC will ring with the infectious sounds of good-time music as Bluegrass First Class 2014 hits the stage for three days, the third weekend of February.

Asheville, NC is always a great place to visit with great food, shops, galleries, museums, and historic tours. A haven for artists, craftsmen, and musicians from around the globe, it only makes sense that Asheville is also an excellent and obvious venue for festivals, year-round – especially bluegrass!

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7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival!

December 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer FestivalIt’s January and all the holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and Asheville’s 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival is proof!

The 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival is scheduled for January 25, 2014, from 3pm to 7pm at the Asheville Civic Center (U.S. Cellular Center Asheville) and it should be a really amazing festival.

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25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

November 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas JamGet your ears ready: The 25th annual return of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is hitting the stage for two nights at Asheville’s US Cellular Center, December 13th and 14th, 2013!

This epic, two-night celebration marks the silver anniversary of an annual show that has earned a reputation for sterling performances, unusual collaborations, and rare appearances by some of the music world’s best-loved musical performers.

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It’s Time for Shamboozle Fest 2013!

September 18th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Shamboozle Fest 2013

Saint Patrick’s Day is a long way off but that doesn’t mean you can get your shamrock on until March rolls back around – Shamboozle Fest 2013 is right around the corner!

What’s a Shamboozle Fest, you ask?

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One Room Left for Friday Night of Labor Day Weekend!

August 27th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Are you still scrambling to organize something fun for this Labor Day weekend? Well, we have one room available at our luxurious bed and breakfast, only minutes from the Biltmore Estate. We invite you to come and join us for Friday night!

The Geranium Room is a great place to call home during your getaway. Located on the second floor of the inn, the Geranium Room has a queen bed, soaking tub, plush terry robes and an flat screen TV with DVD.

The Biltmore Concert Series Wraps Up This Weekend

The timeless group The Beach Boys will be the last musical performer on Friday night, August 30 for the Biltmore Concert series.

A view of the Blue Mountains from the Biltmore Estate.

A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Biltmore Estate.

Stunning views of the Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains make this a great locale for a concert under the stars! General Admission tickets are $54 and can be purchased online at the Biltmore website.

The Beach Boys continue perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their debut over 50 years ago. Expect to hear your favorites, like “Surfin’ Safari,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “Good Vibrations.” The show starts at 8 p.m.

On Saturday night, comedian  Bill Engvall will take the stage at Biltmore. Sharing the humor in everyday situations is Engvall’s specialty. Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which are some of the most watched movies and specials in Comedy Central history. Bill’s first album, “HERE’S YOUR SIGN,” was certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks.

Lodging Near the Biltmore Estate

No matter what brings you to the Biltmore – whether it is musical performances, history, gardens or architecture, our B&B is less than one mile from the entry gate.

 

 

Sheryl Crow Kicks Off the Biltmore Concert Series

August 1st, 2013 by Katie Pate

Enjoy an amazing American musician in one of America’s most magnificent settings: the Biltmore Estate.

Can you imagine having a concert on the other side of this home?? The 2013 Biltmore Concert Series starts in August.

Can you imagine having a concert on the other side of this home?? The 2013 Biltmore Concert Series starts in August.

Cherl Crow’s show is the first installment of the Biltmore Concert Series, a group of live music events taking place at the Biltmore each August.

Stunning views of the Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains make this a perfect locale for a concert under the stars!

Cheryl Crow will be kicking off the series this weekend on August 4, 2013 at 8 p.m. Known for her free-spirited, fearless and fierce style, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger and has released seven studio albums, selling more than 35 million records worldwide. From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Crow has reached the level of stardom which most musicians only dream about. Her songs include “All I Wanna Do”, “Soak Up The Sun” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road.”

Biltmore Concert Series

See the full lineup below so you can decide which weekend you would like to attend.

  • Casting Crows ~ August 16
  • The Temptations & The Four Tops ~ August 23
  • The Beach Boys ~ August 30
  • Comedian Bill Engvail ~ August 31

Buy tickets online at the Biltmore website. Ticket prices range from $45 – $70, depending on the show.

 

Lodging for the Biltmore Concert Series

Our Inn is less than a mile from the Biltmore Estate! We have two rooms available in the B&B for the Cheryl Crow show – the Carolina Room and the Library Room. The Carolina is a second story room with a fireplace. The Library is a bright room with lots of shuttered windows and bookshelves on the first floor.

For The Temptations and Four Tops on August 16, we have our Magnolia Room and Tiffany Rooms available. The Tiffany Suite is a very private room at the back of the home with a King size bed.  The Magnolia Guestroom is inviting as well as gracious, located on the second floor with a soaking tub in the private bathroom.

 

 

 

Bele Chere Festival

July 10th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Bele Chere is the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast. The three-day festival encompasses the streets of Downtown Asheville with live, original music all day and night for more than 200,000 festival-goers. Bele Chere means “beautiful living” and indeed, this festival offers the unique opportunity to see, taste and hear why North Carolina and Asheville in particular is one of the greatest places in America. Experience our region’s finest art, cuisine and music at Bele Chere, taking place this year from July 26-28, 2013.

Bele Chere Festival Hours and Locations

Friday: 12 -10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.

Map of Bele Chere Festival.

Map of Bele Chere Festival.

 

Admission is Free!

The Festival takes place in downtown Asheville, with Pritchard Park as the epicenter of activity and road closures occurring several blocks out in each direction. There are five live music stages, as well as two different food courts and the Arts Park. Since downtown Asheville is less than two miles from our Inn, consider biking to the festival. There will be a bike corral where you can safely and securely store your bike on Patton Ave. between Asheland and Coxe Aves.

If riding isn’t your thing, be prepared: parking will be difficult downtown during the festival.

Arts at Bele Chere

The Arts Park features some of the best artists of Bele Chere. See handmade (and purchase) jewelry, photography, pottery, woodwork, paintings, and metalwork. The Arts Park is located at the corner of Patton Ave. and Church St.

Artists not featured in the Arts Park exhibit throughout the festival grounds. Although artists come from around the country, local exhibitors are encouraged, especially artists from Western North Carolina. Handmade arts and crafts exhibitors include metalwork, fabric, paint, ceramics, woodwork and a variety of other mediums.

Lodging for Bele Chere – Asheville’s Signature Arts & Music Festival

Since our bed and breakfast is less than two miles from the venue, we are a perfect choice for any festival-goer coming from out of town! Enjoy a hearty and satisfying breakfast each morning, preparing you for a full day of music, art and more delicious food and drinks.

 

 

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