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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 06/05/2017   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/08/2017 - 06/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/18/2017 - 06/10/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 03/21/2017 - 05/30/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/03/2017 - 05/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/10/2017 - 08/11/2017   Event Time: All Day

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, , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/13/2017 - 07/29/2017   Event Time: All Day

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, , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Want to feel fully alive and more connected to the world around you? Immerse yourself in an eye-opening and inspiring week-long experience at Earthaven, a 22 year-old developing ecovillage. This village and farming community is the ideal living laboratory for seeing innovative and regenerative systems in practice. Get inspired by taking part in the food production in action and experiencing community living up-close and personal.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Black Bears!! Beloved Bear Photography Exhibit - As one of "America's Best Cities for Bears", what better venue than Asheville to celebrate the American Black Bear! With large up to 54" canvas portraits all around you, come one step closer to a very personal appreciation of these often misunderstood yet amazingly intelligent, playful, and curious creatures! April Johnson and Jeff Miller of Mountain Lens are the wildlife photographers.

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70 Westgate Pkwy , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Customers have to be over 18 to attend this event.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 7:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50-mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at Carrier Park in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever-popular Mountain Sports Festival.

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Amboy Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Buncombe County Recreation Services, will host a Veterans Fishing Day at Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa (875 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778).  The fishing tournament is open to all veterans. Veterans who register for the event (with proof of veterans status including VA Card, Military ID, NCDL with Veteran status or DD214 form) and their guests will be able to fish at Owen Pond during the event regardless of whether they currently hold a NC Fishing License. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in service to the United States. While the meaning of the holiday can often be lost during the long weekend that marks the beginning of the summer season, it can hold particular significance to veterans. The intent of the event is to provide area veterans an opportunity to enjoy the solace of the outdoors and a space for remembrance and reflection. Check-in and registration begins at 8am and hooks can hit the water anytime there after until noon. Registration is free and includes snacks and a hot dog lunch for veterans. Veterans can bring their families or a fishing buddy to the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing supplies. Come bring your chair, toss a hook in the water and relax by the calming waters of the Owen Ponds.  Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Crappie and Cat Fish have all been snagged by anglers in these waters. Owen Pond offers accessible spaces for anglers with mobility limitations.

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701 Warren Wilson Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library. Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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We invite you to have breakfast with our special guest, Cat in the Hat! Children will have the opportunity to meet and have pictures with Cat in the Hat and will enjoy a special activity! Guests can then join us for our special Storytime and more activities with Cat in the Hat.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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A show of small works by artists of the Appalachian Pastel Society, through June 17th

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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Turn Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure will begin in the heart of the city and take you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated to the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: EVENTFUL. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Join us as we read a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean where Pete the Cat is learning a new dance --- the Cool Cat Boogie! Activities to follow.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Join us as we read a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean where Pete the Cat is learning a new dance --- the Cool Cat Boogie! Activities to follow.

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “Light + Line,” features new work by Asheville watercolor artist Sandra Brugh Moore. The show runs May 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist describes her show as combining three paths she likes to take in her work. “One is my studio work where I am exploring how to define light in the landscape. Another path is creating my small designs by adding curvilinear lines to unfinished watercolors. The third path is as a plein air painter,” Moore said. Well-known for her landscapes, Moore says, “These paintings are my response to fleeting moments of light—I reflect on a moment that reveals an energy I feel as light is leaving the sky.” Her mastery of watercolor technique is the hallmark of her work. “Watercolor is also a medium of constant change. I paint in layers, using the inherent transparency to depict the transitions between light and dark, sky and land, clouds and air.” As she continues to grow in her process, the artist states: “Painting, to me, is more and more about how I feel about the subject. It is less hand-eye coordination and more hand-spirit coordination.” Through the years Moore has won awards for her work and participated in juried shows. She teaches watercolor and drawing in the North Carolina Community College system and holds workshops in the Western North Carolina area. Her work can be seen at Asheville Gallery of Art and Trackside Studios in the River Arts District. Moore's work, as well as the work of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of May. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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WHAT: Beer City Festival 2017PRESENTED BY: GSCBA & Asheville Brewers AlliancePROCEEDS TO BENEFIT: Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNCWHEN: May 27th | 12pm-5pmWHERE: Roger McGuire Green in Downtown Asheville, NCMUSIC LINEUP: TBD All General Admission Tickets Include: One Beer City Festival Wristband Official Beer City Festival Tasting Mug Access to 30+ Breweries Access Festival Food Court Sponsor Attractions Around the Park Access to FREE Water Stations, Cooling Areas and Shade Structures Asheville's premier downtown craft beer festival will take place on May 27th on Roger McGuire Green. Beer City Festival brings the best local and regional breweries from Asheville and surrounding areas together for a great day of beer and music. This year's event features over 32+ breweries and local music acts TBA soon.  All of the 30+ breweries featured in Beer City Festival are members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA). The ABA focuses on the growth of local and surrounding Asheville breweries through active partnership and support. FAQs For full list of Rules & FAQs, please visit Beer City Festival FAQs  Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. You must have a valid ID card to enter the festival. There will be no exceptions to this rule. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking is available in and around Downtown Asheville, NC. We strongly encourage all attendees to arrive early for the best parking options, and please drive responsibly. What can/can't I bring to the event? Guests are allowed to bring in unopened water bottles or empty refillable bottles for water. No other outside food or beverages will be permitted. You will need to dispose of it prior to entrance. We will have food vendors within the event site. Please DO NOT bring any illegal weapons, substances, or materials to the event.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Beer City Festival - Contact  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not have to do this, but, if it makes you feel better, go for it. We are trying to save some trees! What is the refund policy? Beer City Festival is a rain or shine event. In extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, attendees will be notified of the cancellation by email. 

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121 College St , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 12:30 PM

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outdoor artist market featuring local arts and crafts vendors.

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intersection of Patton Avenue and Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Just across the street from the Omni Grove Park Inn lies a destination unlike any other: Grovewood Village, housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries - a groundbreaking enterprise in the history of American craft and textiles, with ties to George and Edith Vanderbilt, Edwin Wiley Grove, and Fred Loring Seely. In its heyday, Biltmore Industries had a total of 40 looms in steady operation, producing bolts of some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country, worn by U.S. presidents, first ladies, and many American icons. Learn the story of Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday - Saturday at 1pm during April – December. The tour includes a visit to the historic Dye House in Grovewood Village (usually closed to the public), where the original looms, carding machines, mule spinners, and dye vats used to make Biltmore Handwoven Homespun can still be viewed. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are geared towards adults. There is no charge to take the tour, but donations are appreciated. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum 25 people per tour. Meet your guide at the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum in Grovewood Village.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Loretta Lynn and EmiSunshine EmiSunshine and The Rain: "As the Waters Rise" Live 9/2/16 Newport, KY EmiSunshine American Dream Emi Sunshine on The Today Show Emi Sunshine - Jolene It's impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 11-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as "an old soul," noting, "Onstage, this soul's presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy." While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she's performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings "old-time music," but it's her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable, but fortunately, it doesn't have to be understood to be appreciated.

"What makes me want to do this is I just love it," she says. "I just really, really love it. I wouldn't trade anything not to do this."

"I love how I get to sing to people and make them happy," she says. "I'm really blessed that I get to do this. It makes me feel amazing, like I'm touching somebody's life."

Offstage, Emilie Sunshine Hamilton is a typical 11-year-old girl who loves video games, pets and colorful clothes. She's had a normal upbringing in Madisonville, Tenn., where her mother worked as a nurse and her father is a recording engineer. But when she begins singing, playing or writing, something else takes over, a phenomenon that began before she could talk.

Before she spoke, at around 10 months old, she began singing pure tones and humming melodies from Tom Petty songs. She harmonized with her grandmothers and great-grandmothers, continuing a musical heritage to a third generation. Great-grandmother Wanda Matthews sang on the Tennessee Barn Dance and gave Emi the same advice that June Carter Cash gave her: Don't let anybody walk all over you and don't think nothin' about what they say.

As soon as Emi was old enough to walk down the aisle, she began singing in church. She was too little to know the words, but you could hear her harmonies over the others'. At age 4, she sang "You Are My Sunshine" at her aunt's wedding and learned how to sing the Dixie Chicks' "Traveling Soldier." When she was three and four, her mother, who is a songwriter, created songs for her, but by age 5, she wrote her first song, "My Time to Fly."

At age 7, she learned how to play the ukulele—the guitar was too big for her little hands–and used it to write "Little Weeping Willow Tree." That was the same year she recorded her first two albums, Strong as the Tall Pine and Wide River to Cross in her father's studio. She learned how to play guitar and mandolin at age nine –the picks are still too large for her–and has since picked up the xylophone. By age 8, she was stripping down "Hush Little Baby" and rearranging the melody to sing to the pigs.

Her parents filled the house with music by Buddy Miller, Johnny and June Carter Cash and Emmylou Harris, and her musical tastes were formed. Those influences served as a foundation on which she built her own sound. "It's kind of what came out," she says of her sound. "I always loved that music and I thought, 'That's what I wanted to play. This is what I want to do.'"

She performed in churches, festivals, theaters, and for a time, talent shows. "One day I decided I didn't want to do talent shows anymore because you could see the kids' disappointment and it didn't make me happy," she says.

She had no idea that someone captured her flea market performance of Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 6" and posted it on YouTube in 2014. "It went viral," she says. "We started getting a bunch of likes and we didn't really know where it was coming from."

Again, without the family's knowledge, the Today show featured the video. "We were really excited and surprised," she says. "We didn't know what to think." There was such a tremendous response to her performance that the show invited her on to perform live, a moment that changed her life because word of her talent immediately spread on Music Row.

It led to performances on Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at the Ryman during CMA Music Fest, and then to ongoing performances at the Grand Ole Opry.

She performs about 150 shows a year and touring is a family affair. Her mother took a leap of faith and gave up her nursing career to travel. Father Randall Hamilton plays upright bass, her brother is on mandolin, Uncle Bobby is on drums and Aunt Kristal sells merchandise. "It's fun, like how I get to be with my family all the time."

Emi, who has 490,000 "likes" on Facebook, remains unaware of much of the whirlwind and demand swirling around her. "When we're in Oklahoma and people recognize her, she doesn't get why they know her," says her mother, Alisha Hamilton. "When they come up and say, 'My mama was dying and you gave her the best four weeks of her life. You comforted her and me.' She doesn't understand that she has made that impact on people's lives. I tell her some of it, but not all of it, because it's a heavy weight."

EmiSunshine's career moves will be dictated not by opportunities, but integrity. She knows who she is and what she wants her music to be, and her parents remain committed to ensuring that her wishes are not compromised in any way. After coming off a year where many of her dreams came true, Emi is quickly creating new dreams and plans. But her ultimate goal remains the same: "I just want everybody to know who I am."

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Want to taste some legendary Spanish wines? Stop by the store on Saturday as Mike Tiano of the Haw River Wine Man joins us to pour six prized and famed Spanish wines from the De Maison portfolio of Andre Tamers. Just $5 to try all 6 wines -- free for Grape Nuts! Our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting is a really special one. Mike Tiano will be running the tasting bar, and he'll be pouring you an all-star roster of wines from the famed De Maison Selections portfolio. Founded in 1996 by Chapel Hill resident André Tamers, De Maison is easily recognized today as one of the top US-based importers of small family estate Spanish wines. We're talking legendary names like Remelluri in Rioja, Vina Sastre in Ribera del Duero, and Do Ferreiro in Rias Baixas........... just to name a few. We'll pour you wines from these historically significant producers along with wines from some of André's newer producers. This is a golden opportunity to taste and learn about some of the best of the best Spanish producers and their wines. No RSVP is required and you do not have to be a Grape Nut to attend -- just pay $5 before you begin the tasting and have a great time. The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! We are in the midst of finalizing the lineup for this tasting, but trust us, it's going to be good! Check back in the next few days to see the list of wines.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville / Biltmore Forest, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Bronwen Dickey and Deirdre Franklin join us at 2pm on Saturday, May 27th to sign their books. Bronwen Dickey, a contributing editor at The Oxford American, looks at America's relationship with the pit bull with her book Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon. Deirdre Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, will be signing her books Little Darling's Pinups for Pitbulls and The Pit Bull Life.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Want to taste some legendary Spanish wines?  Stop by the store on Saturday as Mike Tiano of the Haw River Wine Man joins us to pour six prized and famed Spanish wines from the De Maison portfolio of Andre Tamers.  Just $5 to try all 6 wines -- free for Grape Nuts! Our next Super Saturday [...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Want to taste some legendary Spanish wines? Stop by the store on Saturday as Mike Tiano of the Haw River Wine Man joins us to pour six prized and famed Spanish wines from the De Maison portfolio of Andre Tamers. Just $5 to try all 6 wines -- free for Grape Nuts! Our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting is a really special one. Mike Tiano will be running the tasting bar, and he'll be pouring you an all-star roster of wines from the famed De Maison Selections portfolio. Founded in 1996 by Chapel Hill resident André Tamers, De Maison is easily recognized today as one of the top US-based importers of small family estate Spanish wines. We're talking legendary names like Remelluri in Rioja, Vina Sastre in Ribera del Duero, and Do Ferreiro in Rias Baixas........... just to name a few. We'll pour you wines from these historically significant producers along with wines from some of André's newer producers. This is a golden opportunity to taste and learn about some of the best of the best Spanish producers and their wines. No RSVP is required and you do not have to be a Grape Nut to attend -- just pay $5 before you begin the tasting and have a great time. The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! We are in the midst of finalizing the lineup for this tasting, but trust us, it's going to be good! Check back in the next few days to see the list of wines.

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted a poem crafted just for you? This is your opportunity to sit one-on-one with one of our local poets and have them craft a thoughtful poem just for you (or a loved one!). This is a free weekly event.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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May 26-28, 2017 The Mountain Sports Festival returns with an impressive lineup to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. The 3-day festival brings in over 15,000 visitors and competitors in Asheville, the center of the East Coast outdoor life. Along with the competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park, located along the French Broad River in Asheville. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachians, Asheville is the venue for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Many sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance. When not out at the races, the Festival Village is the place to be along the scenic French Broad River in West Asheville. Races and competitions will take place throughout the weekend, starting with the Cyclocross and Ultimate Frisbee at the Festival Village. Things will heat up early on Saturday with a full schedule of high-energy competition highlighted by the Mountain Disc Golf Challenge, French Broad Challenge Triathlon, and SUP race. Dodgeball, beach volleyball and more compete all weekend. 10 Things to Know about the Mountain Sports Festival 1. It's FREE to get into Festival Village - thanks to our Awesome Sponsors! 2. Animals are not allowed in the Festival Village. 3. Clinics & Demos are FREE & FUN - check out the schedule & come early to sign up on site. 4. Asheville is fun rain or shine & so is MSF. 5. MSF is family friendly - so bring the kids & get them to the Kids Zone. 6. MSF is getting pretty big, so look for the Shuttle. 7. It's not too late to sign up for events - most of the events have day-of registration. 8. MSF serves Great beer from our local breweries. 9. MSF showcases local non-profits and local retailers. Get some great Asheville Gear at the festival. 10. MSF has a great music line-up, oh & there is NO CHARGE for Music! Festival Hours Friday: 5–9:30 PM Saturday: 10 AM–9:30 PM Sunday: 12–6 PM 2017 Music LINEUP FRIDAY: May 26, 2017 5:00-7:00PM – Dub Kartel 7:30-9:30PM – EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS SATURDAY: May 27, 2017 12:30-1:30PM – Pierce Edens 2:00-3:30PM – Alex Krug Combo 4:00-5:30PM – Race to Stage Band Winner 6:00-7:30PM – Funk You 8:00-9:30PM - Headliner -The NTH POWER SUNDAY: May 28, 2017 12:30-2:00PM – Ashley Heath 2:30-4:00PM – David Earl & The Plowshares 4:30-6:00PM – The Freeway Revival

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Located in the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville, NC. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Do you want to learn how to facilitate great group games? Do you know how to get an audience engaged and feeling comfortable with others? Join us at our event on Saturday, May 27th to learn about what an experienced monk has learned in various group settings from all ages and cultures. Yogic monk Dada Maheshvarananda will present topics from his book and dive into how games can develop trust and cooperation.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 28801WHEN: Friday May 19, 2017DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE: folk / americanaAGES: all agesTICKETS: $10 adv. / $12 d.o.s. / $15 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st 3 rows!)SEATING: seated general admissionWEB LISTING: http://thealtamonttheatre.com/event/KaminerHannah Kaminer:WEBSITE: https://hannahkaminer.com/HEAR SOME MUSIC: http://www.soundcloud.com/hannahkaminerSEE A VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/94528474Hannah Kaminer is a folk/Americana artist based in Asheville, NC. Raised in small towns in western North Carolina, she fuses melodic echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. Her yearning voice and silvery melodies are a haunting pairing with gutwrenching lyrics about loss, love, and home.She began to perform in 2014 after she entered Asheville's citywide Brown Bag songwriting competition in 2013, winning both Grand Prize and Crowd Favorite. Following a warmly received homemade EP ("Living Room Recordings"), in 2014 she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for her first professional album."Acre by Acre" was recorded with Julian Dreyer at Asheville's Echo Mountain Studios and released in March 2015. It is available on iTunes and CDBaby. In July 2015 she was invited by the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, IN, to do a 48-Hour Songwriting Residency. You can listen to her song about city revitalization here. In December 2016, she was selected to receive a Regional Artist Project Grant to assist in funding her first full-length studio album, planned for release in late 2017.She currently performs solo and with her full band, Heartbreak Highlight Reel, in Western North Carolina and the surrounding regions.

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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1045 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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EmiSunshine

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Loretta Lynn and EmiSunshine EmiSunshine and The Rain: "As the Waters Rise" Live 9/2/16 Newport, KY EmiSunshine American Dream Emi Sunshine on The Today Show Emi Sunshine - Jolene It's impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 11-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as "an old soul," noting, "Onstage, this soul's presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy." While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she's performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings "old-time music," but it's her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable, but fortunately, it doesn't have to be understood to be appreciated.

"What makes me want to do this is I just love it," she says. "I just really, really love it. I wouldn't trade anything not to do this."

"I love how I get to sing to people and make them happy," she says. "I'm really blessed that I get to do this. It makes me feel amazing, like I'm touching somebody's life."

Offstage, Emilie Sunshine Hamilton is a typical 11-year-old girl who loves video games, pets and colorful clothes. She's had a normal upbringing in Madisonville, Tenn., where her mother worked as a nurse and her father is a recording engineer. But when she begins singing, playing or writing, something else takes over, a phenomenon that began before she could talk.

Before she spoke, at around 10 months old, she began singing pure tones and humming melodies from Tom Petty songs. She harmonized with her grandmothers and great-grandmothers, continuing a musical heritage to a third generation. Great-grandmother Wanda Matthews sang on the Tennessee Barn Dance and gave Emi the same advice that June Carter Cash gave her: Don't let anybody walk all over you and don't think nothin' about what they say.

As soon as Emi was old enough to walk down the aisle, she began singing in church. She was too little to know the words, but you could hear her harmonies over the others'. At age 4, she sang "You Are My Sunshine" at her aunt's wedding and learned how to sing the Dixie Chicks' "Traveling Soldier." When she was three and four, her mother, who is a songwriter, created songs for her, but by age 5, she wrote her first song, "My Time to Fly."

At age 7, she learned how to play the ukulele—the guitar was too big for her little hands–and used it to write "Little Weeping Willow Tree." That was the same year she recorded her first two albums, Strong as the Tall Pine and Wide River to Cross in her father's studio. She learned how to play guitar and mandolin at age nine –the picks are still too large for her–and has since picked up the xylophone. By age 8, she was stripping down "Hush Little Baby" and rearranging the melody to sing to the pigs.

Her parents filled the house with music by Buddy Miller, Johnny and June Carter Cash and Emmylou Harris, and her musical tastes were formed. Those influences served as a foundation on which she built her own sound. "It's kind of what came out," she says of her sound. "I always loved that music and I thought, 'That's what I wanted to play. This is what I want to do.'"

She performed in churches, festivals, theaters, and for a time, talent shows. "One day I decided I didn't want to do talent shows anymore because you could see the kids' disappointment and it didn't make me happy," she says.

She had no idea that someone captured her flea market performance of Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 6" and posted it on YouTube in 2014. "It went viral," she says. "We started getting a bunch of likes and we didn't really know where it was coming from."

Again, without the family's knowledge, the Today show featured the video. "We were really excited and surprised," she says. "We didn't know what to think." There was such a tremendous response to her performance that the show invited her on to perform live, a moment that changed her life because word of her talent immediately spread on Music Row.

It led to performances on Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at the Ryman during CMA Music Fest, and then to ongoing performances at the Grand Ole Opry.

She performs about 150 shows a year and touring is a family affair. Her mother took a leap of faith and gave up her nursing career to travel. Father Randall Hamilton plays upright bass, her brother is on mandolin, Uncle Bobby is on drums and Aunt Kristal sells merchandise. "It's fun, like how I get to be with my family all the time."

Emi, who has 490,000 "likes" on Facebook, remains unaware of much of the whirlwind and demand swirling around her. "When we're in Oklahoma and people recognize her, she doesn't get why they know her," says her mother, Alisha Hamilton. "When they come up and say, 'My mama was dying and you gave her the best four weeks of her life. You comforted her and me.' She doesn't understand that she has made that impact on people's lives. I tell her some of it, but not all of it, because it's a heavy weight."

EmiSunshine's career moves will be dictated not by opportunities, but integrity. She knows who she is and what she wants her music to be, and her parents remain committed to ensuring that her wishes are not compromised in any way. After coming off a year where many of her dreams came true, Emi is quickly creating new dreams and plans. But her ultimate goal remains the same: "I just want everybody to know who I am."

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

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Viv Leva (guitar, vocals) gets her talent the natural way, - from parents Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, grandfather Loyal Jones, and a lot of hard work crafting her sound and harmonies. For this show, she is joined by The Onlies, a stringband with Seattle roots. Lifelong friends and musical collaborators (and current college students) Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon will play red=hot old-time that will have your toe tappin'

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86 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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*21+ Only | $10 ADV / DOS Opener TBD at 9pm || Dynamo at 10pm Dynamo is a Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that's both sontaneous and composed-and an energy that;s undeniably infectious. Formed in late 2012, Dynamo consists of nine core musicians. When they're not performing or recording in Nashville, the band is on the road, spreading their unique brand of feel-good music to audiences all over the world.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Want to feel fully alive and more connected to the world around you? Immerse yourself in an eye-opening and inspiring week-long experience at Earthaven, a 22 year-old developing ecovillage. This village and farming community is the ideal living laboratory for seeing innovative and regenerative systems in practice. Get inspired by taking part in the food production in action and experiencing community living up-close and personal.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Customers have to be over 18 to attend this event.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, May 28, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children are free. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM

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Bluegrass Brunchhosted by Aaron Woody WoodPickin' on the Porch w/ Chicken Coop Willaye 1030AMBald Mountain Boys 11AM - 12:30PMSufi Brothers 12:45PM - 3PMBobby Miller & Friends 3PM - 5PMBe sure to check out our Bloody Mary Bar, the BEST selection of pickled products and other additions in Asheville. The MOJO Kitchen will be serving a special Brunch menu until 3PM as well.Food & music start at 10:30amADULT beverages at Noon.Check out a video of Woody here:http://youtu.be/cghG4SnZ_KA

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Come celebrate Zuzu's birthday at The Social!

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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CABANA @ GROVE PARK INN 12:00pm-2:00pm Acoustic solo show.

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Luella's south in Biltmore Park!!!! Gypsy Jazz Brunch!!! 12-2pm every Sunday

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501 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 12:30 PM

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ABSfest's annual SUNDAY BRUNCH SHOW, hosted by the amazing Dr. Dour & Peach, at the ever-delicious The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. More info TBA!

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Last home game of 2017! It will also be our last game downtown at the U.S. Cellular Center. Doors open at 1:30 pm. 2 pm - The BRRG French Broads take on the Richland County Regulators Derby Team 4 pm - The BRRG All Stars take on the Appalachian Rollergirls Adult Admission $13, Child Admission (ages 10-17) $11, free for fans 10 and under. Join us for a family friendly Sunday Funday! Tickets are available at the US Cellular Box office, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801.

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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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memorial day festival

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Be our Guest! Come by for a enchanting afternoon with some of your favorite singing and dancing Fairytale Princesses and surprise guests. This is an all ages, family event, adults should enjoy as well. Included is a live singing concert by our Fairytale Princesses, a Magic Show by Professor Whizzpop, Balloon Creations by Marcie the Balloon Fairy, Juggling by local sensation Kenny, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting, Princess Make-overs, Photo Ops, Meet and Greets and Dancing after the show. Hors D'eouvres will be provided by award winning Corner Kitchen, desert by renowned pastry chef Karen Neal. This will be our biggest and most magical event of the season and it's for a great cause. All proceeds will go directly to benefit beloved father and husband Jordan Banks (Jillian's brother) who has stage 4 brain cancer. For Tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-sealed-delivered-princess-charity-ball-tickets-33347110104?aff=eac2

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80 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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The fifth of twelve concerts in the WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 will be a fundraiser for Cherokee Seed Corn (http://www.cherokeeseedcorn.org/.). The concert will feature performances by the Bill Berg Trio and the Daniel Barber Quartet. I look forward to playing vibes with both of these stellar musicians. I hope you will join us to raise money for Cherokee Seed Corn! Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to Cherokee Seed Corn. The event will be held at The Block off Biltmore in the heart of historic Asheville (downtown next to the YMI building), from 3 - 5 PM on Sunday May 28.

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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The fifth of twelve concerts in the WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 will be a fundraiser for Cherokee Seed Corn (http://www.cherokeeseedcorn.org/.). The concert will feature performances by the Bill Berg Trio and the Daniel Barber Quartet. I look forward to playing vibes with both of these stellar musicians. I hope you will join us to raise money for Cherokee Seed Corn! Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to Cherokee Seed Corn. The event will be held at The Block off Biltmore in the heart of historic Asheville (downtown next to the YMI building), from 3 - 5 PM on Sunday May 28.

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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21+, Doors @ 3, Show @ 4 FREE Show The Heavy Pets are an American rock band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae fusion with rock & roll. Called "a living, breathing, force of nature" by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful song-craft and the powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs. Riding high on their most recent studio effort, the A/B single Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard. The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their doubledisc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks "Operation of Flight" and "Sleep." First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a "Top 10 Album of 2010" by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Heavy Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing the Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 EP, recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos of the three songs "Chew," "Help Me Help You" and "The Day the Sun Forgot to Rise." Major festival darlings, THP have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, Bear Creek, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill, AURA and their namesake PetZoo

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91 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Sunday, May 28th, BPSC/Banks Ave. brings you an underground Summer Hip Hop Series Part III, Tribe Called Quest are the pioneers of alternative Hip Hop and belong to our generation. Do not miss #WETHEPEOPLE. 6 Courses. Live Spin. Custom Cocktails. Menu Undisclosed. Location Undisclosed. Featuring Chef Todd Woods of Oak Table Columbia, SC, Kyle Mcknight Fullsteam Durham, NC, Chris Edwards Washington DC, Charley Scruggs of Tallulah Columbia, SC, Joe Marple Asheville Cheeseburger Club, Shawna Ader Biscuithead Asheville, NC. Proceeds benefit Bounty & Soul Rally- Around-the-Family. "How can a reverend preach, when a rev can't define The music of our youth from 1979We rap about what we see, meaning realityFrom people bustin' caps and like Mandela being freeNot every MC be with the negativityWe have a slew of rappers pushin' positivity "

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1 University Hts , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Aloft's 2017 Sundays [email protected] series kicks off with a live performance by Jim Arrendell and The Cheap Suits on May 28th from 5 until 8pm. Jim Arrendell and The Cheap Suits is a soul-driven dance party band featuring one of the best three-piece rhythm sections in Asheville. The event is open to the public and a suggested $5 donation will benefit Homeward Bound, a local non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Buncombe and Henderson counties.

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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The Inn On Biltmore Estate in The Library Lounge 1 Antler Hill Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Drop-In Series on Sundays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm April 30 – June 4 (no class April 23) with Buddhist Teacher, Sharon Lovich at 1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 (Behind Pomodoro’s), Asheville NC 28805 $10 or $5 students/seniors (free for Monthly Members) “With my mind free from the crippling conception of doubt I should meditate on jealousy, competitiveness, and pride.” – Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Shantideva (AD 687-763) How much of our suffering comes from comparing ourself against others? In these classes, we will look at simple ways of changing our perspective, so that when we see others’ good qualities, we can lift ourselves up instead of putting ourselves down. When we don’t get what we want, we can be happy anyway, and we can accept ourselves as we are while gaining the freedom to become who we want to be.

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1070 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porters Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28805
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The Steel Wheels

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We've Got A Fire - The Steel Wheels (Official) The Steel Wheels - End Of The World Again (OFFICIAL) Red Wing - The Steel Wheels (Official Video) Folk Alley Sessions: The Steel Wheels - "Mountains Quake/Find Your Mountain" “Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels…” –NPR’s Mountain Stage

“What sets The Steel Wheels apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout this record, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you.” —Country Standard Time

New from The Steel Wheels: Wild As We Came Here, out April 28, 2017.

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

The Steel Wheels recorded their album in rural Maine, where producer Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter) owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild As We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.

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