Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Visiting Asheville This Weekend Brings Music To Your Ears

In the words of the American indie rock band Modest Mouse: “Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” We agree! That's why we'd like music lovers to take note of three big music events happening this weekend in Asheville. Here's the breakdown:

New season of the Asheville Symphony at the US Cellular Center's Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. On Saturday, September 15 at 8p.m. join the Asheville Symphony for its season opener featuring wild extremes of passion, obsession, beauty, and more. The night's performances include: Falla's Ritual Fire Dance; Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82; and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Ticket prices range from $20 to $58 depending on seating. Details and ticketing information can be found at the Asheville Symphony's website.

RiverLink's RiverMUSIC Concert Series at the River Arts District Green along the French Broad River. Friday evenings from 5-10p.m. enjoy free live music in a variety of genres with a nice blend of local and national artists. A combined effort among RiverLink, New Belgium Brewing Company, and Heira Productions brings music to the community along with a chance to enjoy the beauty of the French Broad River. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic basket, some family and friends, and get set to enjoy the evening. Asheville's favorite food trucks are also on-hand and there is plenty of New Belgium beer to be had. This Friday, September 14 has Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with The Fritz scheduled for the music lineup. For questions on the event, contact the New Belgium Brewing Company's event page.

Music and Wine Weekends (Fridays through Sundays) at Biltmore's Antler Hill Village & Winery. Celebrate North Carolina wine month at the Biltmore with live music, grape stomps, and barrel tastings during this special event which runs through September 30. This event is included in the estate admission price, so it's a great chance to get a big bang for your buck. Each day of each weekend this month has its own schedule of events.

Photo Submitted by Denise Knoppel
There are so many great events going on this weekend (and beyond) in Asheville and its surrounding towns. For a full listing of things-to-do and local happenings, be sure to visit's events page. Plan to stay in Western North Carolina and enjoy as much of the incoming fall beauty, colors, and temperatures as you can.

We hope to see you in and around Asheville this weekend! We'll leave you with a quote from one of music's greatest composers and conductors, Leonard Bernstein: "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” 

Have you been to a music festival or event here in Western North Carolina? Tell us all about it in our comment section. We love hearing from you!

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