Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Jun
24
Mon
2019
3-Day Immersive Frame Drum Workshop with Glen Velez @ Asheville Percussion Festival
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day

A 3-day immersive workshop for intermediate/advanced level frame drum players with four-time Grammy Award winner and Master Frame Drummer, Glen Velez.

Glen will share some of his signature playing techniques and teach a composition for frame drum. Rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler, will co-facilitate components of the workshop.

Upon completing the 3-day immersion, participants may audition for a chance to perform the composition with Glen Velez and Loire Cotler in one of the festival events.

The Asheville Percussion Festival is a week-long celebration of diverse percussion traditions and takes place at a variety of venues. To see a complete list of the various workshops, concerts, and other happenings that week and the specific times, days, and locations, please see:
http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info

Tickets are à la carte for the array of workshop and concert offerings, so you can create your own custom experience for the week or for specific days and events.

The workshop with Glen Velez and Loire Cotler will be held at Odyssey Community School: 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801, Monday through Wednesday, June 24 through 26, 10am-4:30pm.
Lunch break from 1-2:30pm.

Registration and ticket price includes all three days of the immersion.

ARTIST BIO:

Glen Velez
Four Time Grammy Winner, Glen Velez is the founding Father of the modern frame drum movement and is regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences world-wide. Velez brought a new genre of drumming to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style inspired by years of percussion and frame drumming studies from various cultures. Velez’s virtuosic combinations of hand movements, finger techniques, along with his original compositional style, which incorporates stepping, drum language and Central Asian Overtone singing (split-tone singing), has undoubtedly opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe, resulting in a shift in modern percussion. http://glenvelez.com/

Aug
14
Wed
2019
Plan for Your Fundraising Success @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am

So, you want to raise more money. But you don’t know where to start. You’re not alone.

Nonprofits need a diversified funding strategy if they want to survive. And they need a robust development plan if they want to grow and thrive.

This half-day interactive workshop provides benchmarking data so you can see how your nonprofit stacks up against the competition. You’ll also consider your organization’s past results as well as new ways of raising money.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other board and staff members.

Grant Writing 101 @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm

There’s more to grant writing than just “writing.” A lot more.

This half-day workshop covers the basics of foundation grant research and grant writing. You’ll learn how to find your best prospects and write your own grant proposals.

This workshop combines lecture, group discussion, and hands-on activities to reinforce course material.

The focus of this workshop is foundation grants.
(State and federal grants are not part of this program.)

Aug
15
Thu
2019
The Art and Science of Fundraising Appeals @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am

You know you need to write great fundraising letters. But how, exactly, do you do that?

Fundraising is an art and a science, and your appeal letter needs to reflect both. You need to understand what motivates donors, how to get them to give – and get them to give more.

Inspired by some of the biggest names in the nonprofit sector (including Tom Ahern, Jeff Brooks, Penelope Burk, Roger Craver, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Simone Joyaux and Jerry Panas), this half-day program will help you understand what donors want – and why.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

Keep More Donors, Raise More Money @ Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm

It’s a fact. If you want to raise more money, you need to keep more of your donors.

21st century fundraising is all about retention. You need to understand what makes donors give – and what makes them want to give to you.

This fast-paced, half-day program will help you understand why donors give – and how to get them to give to you again and again.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.