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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November 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
September 18th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
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?
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.
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.
August 1st, 2013 by Katie Pate
Enjoy an amazing American musician in one of America’s most magnificent settings: the Biltmore Estate.
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.
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.
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.
May 1st, 2013 by Katie Pate
The Montford Music and Arts Festival is the largest one-day music and arts festival in Western North Carolina. This year the festival hits double digits, as this is the 10th year in a row it has taken place. Join in the fun, rain or shine on Saturday May 18, 2013. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running till 7 p.m. The festival is free to the public and handicap accessible.
The festival encompasses two tree lined streets in the historic Montford community, about two miles from our bed and breakfast. Most of the homes in Montford were built between 1890 and 1920 and include a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during this period. Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles combined with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like motifs.
Over 100 vendors of art, crafts, plants, food and children’s activities will be at the festival. Two stages, one on each street, will offer the perfect setting for non-stop entertainment and over 20 bands and musical acts.
Location and Transportation
The festival takes place on Montford Avenue and Soco Streets just down from the Asheville Visitors Center. A special bike corral will be set up again for our many bikers. Parking is available throughout the neighborhood.
Lodging in Asheville
Our B&B is on a quiet residential street only one mile from the gates of Biltmore Estate and downtown Asheville. The Inn is a restored stone home from 1904 and offers six comfortable and bright bedrooms with plush bedding and ample amenities. We offer central air conditioning, Wi-Fi wireless internet access, cable TV, a flat-screen LCD TV and private bath in each guestroom. In addition, the Inn boasts an elegant and relaxing garden complete with a gazebo. And of course, a home made breakfast is served each morning at 9:00 a.m.
April 22nd, 2013 by Katie Pate
The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) is a treasured tradition for many families and friends across the southeast and beyond. It’s been said that a weekend at LEAF can leave you feeling like you just completed a year-long multi-cultural music, arts, dance, and outdoor adventures journey. A few aspects that make LEAF such a unique festival: a family friendly atmosphere, diverse arts and music, beautiful natural setting, and the intimate size. This year’s LEAF festival takes place May 9-12.
The Arts at LEAF
Handcrafts and Folk Arts: Creativity Abounds among more than 50 artisans, contemporary and folk, selling their original artwork. Enjoy pottery, paintings, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments & bring something home with you.
Healing Arts: Relax at LEAF. Experience healing traditions (like yoga and tai chi) and ancient arts with more than 40 workshops (for free) or treat yourself to a massage, rolfing, acupuncture & more (these many have a fee) with a healing arts practitioner.
Poetry: LEAF’s Poetry SLAM is not to be missed! Nationally recognized poets & daring novices blaze with energy, authenticity and power. Slammaster James Nave’ awards the winner $1000 on Saturday Night in Eden Hall.
Culinary Arts: LEAF offers gourmet international festival food. All food is freshly prepared on site.
Music at LEAF
With six stages and four days of festival, there are more musical performances than you can possibly attend! Here are some of the headliners:
- Mavis Staples
- Steel Pulse
- Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
- Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
- Abigal Washburn
See the full lineup on the LEAF website.
LEAF sits below Mt. Mitchell with mountain lakes and rolling hills in small town of Black Mountain, about 15 miles from our bed and breakfast in Asheville. 600 stunning acres feature mountain views, hiking trails, barns, streams, and lakes for canoeing, swimming, and the zooming zipline.
While there is camping on site, if tent life isn’t for you, come and spend the night with us!