Asheville’s All Go West Music Festival – April 23rd

West Asheville is a great micro-community in the AVL area. The walkability factor separates it from the North, South and East sides of town. Here is a festival that is happening for the 2nd year in a row. AskAsheville attended last year and look forward to going again!

All Go West Music festival to take on its Second installment, located in the streets west Asheville NC. On April 23rd, 2011, The Festival will uniquely offer an array of musical talent, fashion, BBQ, and local Brew. Festival Remains Free To Patrons.

In the second annual running of All Go West, anticipation builds for the integrating a great deal of local artistic talent to create a superior festival based upon community. The street party takes place on April 23rd, 2011 from 12 PM until 10 PM in west Asheville, in front of Harvest Records. All Go West is a festival embracing ideals of Asheville’s naturally creative progression, offering local art, fashion, food, beer vendors, and musicians. The festival’s admission remains free, hoping to enrich the cities ethos as an outstanding venue, gifted in a strong imaginative talent.

This year, All Go West is excited to introduce the newest installment, Beer and BBQ Tasting, featuring Luella’s Barbeque. The city of west Asheville has opened up the streets of Waynesville Road and Westwood Place to local vendors, fashion boutiques, and artists for the public to contribute their own artistic venture.

The most significant feature to the festival is the broad range of musical talent to take over the Pisgah Stage located on Waynesville Road. Spanning a vast range of different genres, All Goes West incorporates everything from hip-hop, blue-grass, electronic, and even rock.

This year’s installment includes the musical likes of:

Josh Phillips Folk Festival
Floating Action
Do It To Julia
Uncle Mountain
Sirius B
Secret B Sides
The Critters
Moses Atwood
Doc Aquatic
Common Foundation
10 Cent Poetry
For The Birds

The 2011 All Go West Festival is Sponsored by Pisgah Brewing, The Mountain Xpress, WNCW, The River, The Mountain & Sunny Point.

West Asheville Urban Plant Walk on Saturday April 30th

Come learn about the medicinal and edible plants growing in the sidewalks, gardens, and wild lots of downtown West Asheville! This event will be happening Saturday April 30th from 10:30 to 12:00, rain or shine. It will start at the Center and venture off into the immediate neighborhood. The walk will be co-hosted by Nancy Hyton, Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Herbalist, and founder of the Center for Holistic Medicine, and Keri Evjy from Healing Roots Design, an edible and medicinal landscape design and consultation business.

The cost is $5 for adults and includes a useful handout of the plants we will be talking about on the walk. Kids are free! Sign up in advance at the Center or just come by on the day of the event. You can also call us at 505-3174 or email and we’ll put you on the list.

About the Center for Holistic Medicine: We are located at 779 Haywood Road in downtown West Asheville, 28806. It has been open for three years and was voted #1 Alternative Healing Center in WNC in 2009 and 2010. The Center was founded by Nancy Hyton, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Herbalist who has a special interest in working with health care practitioners from other fields. In addition to Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine the Center also offers Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Counseling, and Therapeutic Massage. The Center’s website is

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview with Nancy Hyton, please call (828) 505-3174 or email