The 4th of July in WNC is a special time. Not only do we celebrate our independence, but we celebrate the great community we live in. There are many things going on in and around Western North Carolina. Besides the downtown Asheville fireworks, I want to introduce you to 2 other events that are within 15 minutes of downtown AVL. Lake Julian on the southside in Skyland will be having their fireworks blazing and lots of people all around the lake enjoying the show. In Weaverville North Carolina on the northside, there is going to be a giant party happening with a lot of local Asheville bands and support. This is the biggest event of the year for Weaverville. Below is some more information about the bands that will be coming and also a call for sponsorship of this great event. Also see more about the event on MPAC’s Website.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Asheville’s own fun time, “Ya gotta Dance to” band!
Based in Asheville, NC, Afromotive is helping to start a new wave of uptempo afrobeat music- fusing West African rhythms, song forms, and instrumentation with funk, improvisation, and straight-ahead dance beats.
Funkrock, Jazz Fusion from Black Mountain with thier own Rastaman Jacob Marley.
Asheville’s small-scale symphony, effortlessly crafts a fusion of folk, classical, jazz, and blues. The results so far have been hailed as complex yet accessible, cohesive and poignant, experimental folk masterpieces. With the care and meticulousness of a gourmet chef, the Galen Kipar Project cooks up melodies and arrangements that defy expectations.
Chris O’Neill & Guests
Asheville based, comensurate singer songwriter and musician, Chris O’Neill blazes Folk and Roots music licks to savor. Chris O’Neill has deveoped a national prescence and following.
Jazz & New Age Keyboardist and Composer Richard Shulman creates music intended to be a positive influence for himself, audiences, and society. Shulman has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations, the Kool Jazz Festival, The Amenia Peace Festival and a wide variety of other venues throughout North America and in Europe. As a composer, Shulman has created over sixty pieces for jazz quartet as well as songs and pieces for chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra.
The Red Hot Sugar Babies, Roberto Hess, the Traveling Bonfires, etc. etc.
Help Save the 4th of July!
We are seeking sponsorship funds to pay for the stage, lights and sound and other costs of the festivities. We need your help. Please step up and join us in doing what is right for our community. Besides being a very good thing to do, we have found sponsorship of our MPAC 4th of July Block Party to be a phenomenal way to drum up local support! (There is no better PR out there than helping to save the 4th of July!) We are trading title sposnsorship on all aspects of this community event.
MPAC (MAYSA’s Multi Purpose Athletic & Community Complex) is a non profit initiative of the determined, vetted non profit ncMAYSA based in Weaverville. Federal Nonprofit tax ID # 20-4450650.
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