Carolina Mornings Blog Posts

LAAFF Away on Lexington Ave

LAAFF (Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival) is back and bigger than ever. From September 3rd to the 4th, downtown Asheville's Lexington Avenue will be a bustle of activity and artsy fun for this independently-run event loved by the Asheville community. The whole of Asheville's creative ... View the full post »

Apple Festival of North Carolina

"The apple is the loveliest of all fruits", as the apple growers of Hendersonville always say. For the chance to see (and taste!) their sweet labor of love, come to the North Carolina Apple Festival! From September 2nd to the 5th, you'll find apples of all shapes and sizes. Walk the st... View the full post »

The Beach Boys at Biltmore

Tonight, this August 27th, get ready for some 'Good Vibrations' up in the Blue Ridge Mountains - The Beach Boys are coming to Biltmore! Playing strong for more than 40 years, you'll enjoy their surfer music and timeless style that's better than ever. See them at 8 p.m at the Bi... View the full post »

Musical Spotlight: Concert Pianists at Diana Wortham Theatre

For every lover of music, here is an Asheville event that can't be missed! Kimberly and Michelle Cann, renowned concert pianists (and sisters), will play a lovely selection of classical masterpieces this Sunday at 3 pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Listen to performances of Liszt, Rachmani... View the full post »

The Wailers at the Orange Peel

When you hear the lyrics "No woman, no cry" floating down Biltmore street in downtown Asheville this Thursday, you'll know you're in the right place. Join Carolina Mornings on August 25th for an Orange Peel performance of legendary status. The Wailers, with Bob Marley as their front man, hav... View the full post »

Goombay Festival Weekend

Goombay Festival is this weekend! See downtown Asheville transform into a fantastic celebration of Africa's Caribbean Diaspora and enjoy an expose of the rich and dynamic culture that has traveled around the world all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Friday, August 27th at 12:00 pm to ... View the full post »

Festival of Native American Music

For the chance to imagine the Blue Ridge Mountains as they used to be before the arrival of Europeans and to understand how Native American musical traditions continue to evolve into the music played today, come to the Festival of Native American Music! This Saturday (August 20th) at 6 pm, join flut... View the full post »

Umbrella Market Saturdays at Pritchard Park

If you decide to explore the swanky streets and alleys of downtown Asheville early this Saturday afternoon, be sure to stop by Pritchard Park's newest outdoor event. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Saturday this summer, the park's Cultural Arts Program has organized a charming umbrella market... View the full post »

Hiking Spotlight: Devil's Court House on the BRP

If you want to find great hiking trails in Western North Carolina during your vacation in Asheville, but you don't know the best spots, join the local Parkway Rangers for their Hike of the Week! On August 19th at 10:00 a.m., come to milepost 422 on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a strenuous but rewa... View the full post »

Stained Glass Lamps by Tiffany at the Biltmore

The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC has now become the home of Louis Comfort Tiffany's renowned body of work. Forty five stained glass lamps made by this acclaimed 19th century artist will be shown until October 23rd, an exhibition organized by the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New Y... View the full post »

Take me out to the ballgame!

A perfect event for those who love this classic American sport: This Thursday, all visitors to the city are invited to come on down from your comfy vacation cabins and cheer for Asheville's local baseball team, The Asheville Tourists! Have all the peanuts, cracker jacks and local booze... View the full post »

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival: 84 Years in the Running

For a record 84 years, downtown Asheville's Mountain Dance & Folk Festival has continued to bring together the many different heritages found in our beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains. From August 4th to the 6th at the Diana Wortham Theatre, both locals and visitors alike will join t... View the full post »

An Evening with Rosanne Cash

As you enjoy your vacation in the mountains this week, don't miss an exciting opportunity to see an acclaimed author tell her life's story! The beautiful city of Asheville, besides attracting the best in music and art, is also a Mecca for writers to share their work with the world. Ros... View the full post »