Nearly 1500 people gather for the annual WNC Battle of the Burger held in July. Up to fifteen of Western North Carolina’s greatest chefs fire up their grills in the heart of Downtown Asheville in hopes of winning the title of WNC’s Best Burger.
Nearly 1500 people gather for the annual WNC Battle of the Burger held in July. Up to fifteen of Western North Carolina’s greatest chefs fire up their grills along the French Broad River in Asheville in hopes of winning the title of WNC’s Best Burger.
The WNC Battle of the Burger is one of a series of events produced by All American Food Fights. Learn more about us here.
Live Music By….
Josh Phillips Big Band
After a long period of writing and mostly hiatus from performing live music, Josh Phillips is coming back big with his latest and most ambitious project yet. Josh Phillips Big Band, just like the ever evolving and collaborative Asheville music scene, is a merging of musicians from all the bands Josh has performed with over the last 12 years. Featuring members of the Folk Festival, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and the Overflow Jug Band; Empire Strikes Brass, The Digs, Devils and Dust, Ashley Heath, and many more, Josh Phillips Big Band is truly a collective of some of the baddest (as in goodest) musical veterans living in Asheville. Together at last.
Chalwa is based out of Asheville, NC and plays original High Country Reggae. The band consists of a diverse all-star line-up of local musicians from bands such as the Asheville Horns, Hope Massive, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Biodesiel, and the Everydays. After hitting the scene in 2006, Chalwa toured throughout the southeast US and Jamaica. The band has shared the stage with reggae greats such as: Midnite, Groundation, The Meditations, Bambu Station, SOJA, Pato Banton, and many more. Chalwa released it’s first CD in 2009 and was voted one of the top World Music, Reggae bands by the MountainXress in 2010. In support of their CD the band performed a live set on-air interview on WNCW, along with radio air play on Dubatomic Particles and Local Color. In 2014 Chalwa is releasing their second CD on Pinnacle Records and giving the people what they want…live reggae music!
From a variety of backgrounds; dance, carpentry, meat-processing, armed forces (among others), Yellow Feather is gaining insight and broadening perspective with the upcoming release of their freshman album, “And Gold.” Thats just what singer/guitar player Hunter Begley finds most enjoyable about the experience, “Writing songs can be as personal or as impersonal as you allow. They’re still gonna shine insight and perspective into the creator and the listener, and that’s the beauty of it.” While waiting for the release of their record, due late summer ’17, Yellow Feather spends most their time in Old Fort, NC. Yellow Feather is: Hunter Begley, Casey Kristofferson, Charlie Willis, Rob Parks.