Friday, June 18, 2010

Live Music in Biltmore Park this Saturday

This Saturday, June 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM you can enjoy the music of The Business in Biltmore Park. There is no cost to anyone who would like to attend.

The Business is a collection of musicians that have devoted their lives to creating memories through music. Their good time feel and their repertoire of songs that span decades make them a group you don't want to miss.

Listen to their music here and then head out on Saturday night. Make sure you get a bite to eat at one of Biltmore Park's great restaurants. I recommend roux. There you can enjoy some great meals and local brew for a lower price than most Asheville eateries. Saturdays are also half off appetizers! Roux is located inside the Hilton Asheville.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Festivals in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina (June 8, 2010) Summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings many wonderful music, art and food festivals – and much of the fun is free! Here are the Top 12 Summer Festivals this year in the Asheville area, as selected by Travel Guide:

June 11-12: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon features Hog Heaven with 80 cook teams, live music and craft fair.

June 12-13: River District Artists Studio Stroll in Asheville is your chance to tour the studios, meet with the artists and purchase artwork.

June 25-August 8: Brevard Music Center Festival features 400 of the most talented students in the world, joining Brevard's artist faculty to present more than 80 concerts in a beautiful setting.

July 3, 10, 17, 31 August 14, 21, 28, September 4: Shindig on the Green attracts musicians and dancers from Western North Carolina on Saturday nights to share the region's Southern Appalachian mountain culture in downtown Asheville.

July 8-11: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is considered to be the grandfather of Scottish Games in the United States.

July 22-August 1: Folkmoot USA is North Carolina's Official International Festival, a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance.

July 23-25: Bele Chere is the largest free outdoor street festival in the Southeast, held in downtown Asheville.

August 6-7: Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is the oldest and largest crafts fair in the Blue Ridge with 250+ craftfolk showing their work in downtown Burnsville.

August 7-8: Village Art & Craft Fair in Biltmore Village hosts 125 artists from 20 states representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more.

August 14-15: Sourwood Festival fills the streets of downtown Black Mountain with great music, lots of fun, and plenty of great mountain cookin'.

August 27-29: Goombay is an African-Caribbean style festival in downtown Asheville with entertainment including steel drums, African-America dancers, local gospel groups, and contemporary rhythm bands, plus crafts and great food.

September 3-6: NC Apple Festival in downtown Hendersonville features more than 150 vendors with continuous entertainment. The King Apple Parade, always held on Labor Day, culminates the Main Street activities.

If you are traveling to Asheville for any of these great events then check out these wonderful hotel options. For more information on area festivals visit here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dine to support Relay for Life

On Tuesday, June 8th you can support the Biltmore Park Relay for Life event by dining at one of the restaurants listed below. Each restaurant will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

Participating Restaurants Include:

- Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
- 131 Main
- Hickory Tavern
- Cold Stone Creamery
- roux at the Hilton Asheville

Each restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and roux will also be open for breakfast. All are located in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville. If you would like to support the Relay for Life in other ways please visit the official site for this event.