The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update 7/14-17


The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update 7/14-17

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GritVegas Weekend Update 7/14-17

What's going down, AVL? We're so excited about the upcoming weekend, and we have a list of things to get you excited, too. What are you up to? What did we miss?

Thursday 7/14

OWL Grand Opening

8 am-6 pm

Mini pastries, live music! Wear stripes for a free pastry (with cheese!).


El Chivo @ Fine Arts Theatre

7 pm

The debut of the documentary film from local director Rod Murphy about Ultra Runner Will Harlan.

Moonlit Artist Market @ Burial Beer

8-11 pm 

A celebration of local artists and artwork inspired by French Quarter nightly street markets; food from Salt and Smoke and live music.


Downtown After 5 

Starting from 5 pm on, live music and family-friendly entertainment happens on Lexington Ave. This installment features music from the Asheville All-Stars and the Future All-Stars from Asheville Music School!


Friday 7/15 

Burning Can @ Oskar Blues Brewing 

This weekend-long celebration of canned beer "in all its glory." Live music from Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, Dumpstaphunk, and more. 

Album Release for the Sunset Go Trippers @ Asheville Music Hall

9 pm

An album release party for the Sunset Go Trippers with friends including Philo (members of Empire Strikes Brass), Xero God, and more!



Saturday 7/16

Blue Ridge Rollergirls @ the US Cellular Center

5 to 9 pm

Blue Ridge Roller Girls are having their final home bout of the season and their 10 year anniversary celebration!

There will be a throwback match that's an ode to vintage derby, and Unifire Theater on the halftime show!


Mamadou Kelly @ the Mothlight

9 pm

Mamadou Kelly, a guitarist from Mali and the Ali Farka Toure All Stars Band are coming to the Mothlight!


Sunday 7/17


The Big Crafty @ Pack Square Park

12-6 pm

A celebration of local indie artists and crafters! Shopping and fun for the whole family in downtown Asheville.


Double Feature Film @ Ole Shakey's

9 pm-2 am

Stop on by Shakey's Drive-In for a double feature film, food, beer, and delight on the banks of the French Broad River.