Friday, June 05, 2009

Ticket to Ride

This must be the week to get the hot ticket. First, there was the frenzy for the Beastie Boys show at the Orange Peel, and apparently I am the only one in Asheville who actually scored two tickets. But there are other hot tickets to be had this week.

The first big event coming soon is my birthday the Beer City Bash, a celebration of Asheville's newly designated title of Beer City U.S.A. (East). Okay, so it is happening the day before my birthday, but still, it should be a rollicking good time in celebration of me Asheville beer. The big day is June 26th with doors opening at 7:30. Ten dollars gets you two 9 ounce beers, a raffle ticket, and the pleasure of hearing three great local bands, Wilsin, Floating Action, and the fine folks who made the Beer Y'all movie, Rat Jackson. Tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW. I suggest you get them as early as possible. Be there or be square.

And if you haven't had enough of dealing with ticketing agencies this week, on Saturday morning (tomorrow), tickets for the Baseball and Beers festival will go on sale. The festival, scheduled for Saturday August 22nd, will feature over 30 brewers from throughout the southeast, and unlike Brewgrass, you get to use an actual bathroom. Again, the earlier the better if you think you want to go.

This next item has nothing to do with tickets, but there was a good writeup of the Lexington Avenue Brewery on the Asheville Now website. It looks like the LAB will be focusing on German Style beers, with a Kolsch, Pilsner, Hefeweizen, and Marzen to be among the regular taps. It sounds like it is going to be a great space and I look forward to seeing them open later this year.


  1. Do you know the lineup for the Baseball and Beers festival?

  2. Unfortunately, I do not know the lineup. I have only seen the press release which doesn't mention who will be there.

  3. Well, no matter who's playing, sounds like it's going to be a blast.