Bluegrass

Bluegrass
Aug 2019
Pumpkins are a hallmark of autumn, but jack-o’-lanterns are just the beginning of the fall fun. Make the most of the season with an idyllic outing to a u-pick patch for the perfect specimens, décor inspiration using fanciful heirloom gourds, and a delish take on a pumpkin pie that’s as nice as sugar and spice.

Aug 2019
Explore WNC’s culinary landscape at five foodie fests

Jun 2019
Get ready for Asheville’s grand new culinary event - CHOW CHOW September 12-15

Feb 2019
Love and optimism find common ground in three stylistically different new releases from WNC musicians

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Oct 2018
Set the tone for the holidays with a new show from Flat Rock Playhouse

Aug 2018
On New Freedom Blues, Town Mountain reformats bluegrass

Aug 2018
Father-daughter luthiers Wayne and Jayne Henderson make exquisite handcrafted instruments that hit all the right notes

Jun 2018
The Brevard Music Festival celebrates a sensational 2018 season

Jun 2018
The Woodys make sweet music together at Asheville’s only venue that blends live tunes and fine dining

Jun 2018
Discover what’s new and awesome for all ages in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee

Aug 2017
Local bluegrass kingpins return with a new album and old sounds made modern

Jun 2017
A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Apr 2017
Get your outdoor music fix with these free and festive performances

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Jun 2016
20 Ways to Explore the City's Exploding Music Scene

Jun 2016
Meet rising musical stars Jonah and Grayson Riddle

Jun 2016
Brevard Music Center’s 80th anniversary festival lures generations of musicians

Jun 2016
After more than three decades in the business, Asheville native Warren Haynes rocks on at full tempo

Dec 2015
How a California girl became a Carolina gal

Oct 2015
The Jon Stickley Trio delivers with an album as eclectic as its roots

Aug 2015
Get to know local history through new exhibits at area heritage museums

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Five local bands serve up new summer albums

Jun 2014
A local singer-songwriter and bluegrass group release new albums, just in time for summer

May 2014
Head across the mountains to explore all that’s new in this revitalized and thriving city

Apr 2014
Bike, run, and paddle for a good cause

Aug 2013
Carrying sound and story is the only way to live for a musical storyteller, rock-and-roll rambler, and two gifted brothers who all call the foothills of Western North Carolina home

Aug 2013
Three local bands bring new albums to your ears

Aug 2013
WPAQ in Mount Airy plays on to preserve the roots and spirit of mountain music

Jun 2013
Three old-time music parties for your listenin’ and pickin’ enjoyment

Mar 2013
Entrepreneur Joel Friedman builds community in Marshall

Mar 2013
This year, MerleFest honors the life and legacy of one of the country's greatest pickers

Oct 2012
Meet a modern breed of distillers honoring the moonshine traditions of the past, while elevating our region’s growing reputation for craft liquor

Oct 2012
Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

Oct 2012

Jun 2012
Spruce Pine gets saucy with a barbecue and bluegrass festival