Asheville Weekend Grit Picks 5/1


Asheville Weekend Grit Picks 5/1

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Red Honey w/ Major and The Moonbacks perform May 2 at Sol Bar at New Mountain


May is officially here and you officially need weekend plans. Asheville has plenty to offer and we've rounded up some of the best events for you to check out. So put on something fun and get out and enjoy yourself, because it's weekend.

Once 5pm rolls around kick off your Friday night right by bopping around downtown and taking in a ton of gallery openings during the First Friday Art Walk which happens - you guessed it - the first Friday every month from April - December. You can get a full listing all of all participating galleries at the website and make sure to check out a couple openings we featured earlier in the week:


By Dona barnet, featured in the Satellite Gallery Exhibit

River Link Music Festival

River Arts District

May 1 | 5 - 10 p.m. | Free

Live outdoor concerts are great, but free live outdoor concerts are even better. Head on down to the River Arts District for the first weekend of five, for live music from The Movement, Satta Roots and Franklin's Kite

Patagonia's Worn Wear Tour

River Link Music Festival

May 1 | 5- 10 p.m.

If it's broke, fix it. Staff from Patagonia's repair facility will be aboard The Worn Wear Wagon, offering free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, pulls and more. The mobile repair shop will be open to anyone who brings in garments, regardless of brand. Used Patagonia items will also be for sale.

Red Honey w/ Major and The Moonbacks


Sol Bar at New Mountain 

May 2 | Doors at 9 p.m. | Show at 10 p.m | $5-$7

Step back in time to the sounds of Johnny Cash and Grace Slick and enjoy of night of pure local talent. Red Honey embodies a vintage sound with rich vocals and undeniable style. Major and The Moonbacks will be opening.



Spring Cleaning Community Yard Sale

The Bywater

May 2 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | $10 for a booth | Free to shop

One man's trash is another treasure. So bring your crap and sale it, or bring your wallets and find something new. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be on sale.


stephaniesĭd & Excavator CD Release Performance 

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall 

May 2 | Doors at 5 p.m. | Show at 9 p.m. | $12

Self described pop noir, and recent Crowd Favorite winner at Music Video Asheville, stephaniesĭd has had their songs in popular TV show, Nurse Jackie, horror video games, and has been voted Best Rock Band by Mountain Xpress readers the last five years. So come see what all they're all about and pick up their new album while you're at it. Hudson K will be opening.