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The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the 8th annual Creative Sector Summit presented by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.

Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will be the keynote speaker. Boilen will bring his stories and viewpoint as a journalist and artist on the music industry and the opportunities and challenges Asheville might expect as its music scene explodes.

The Summit will also feature panels made up of locals who will discuss the economic impact case study of the Asheville music industry along with new collaborative initiatives to expand data on arts and culture to better understand and advocate for the creative sector of Buncombe County.

The event is scheduled for Friday, April 20th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Grey Eagle. After the main event you can join the optional tour, titled “Explore the Hidden Assets of the River Arts District,” at 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm.

Admission, which includes the price of lunch, is $35 for non-members and $25 for AAAC members. The RAD Tour is $10 for non-members and $5 for AAAC members. Members were emailed a coupon code to use for their ticket discount. If you have trouble retrieving this code, please call the AAAC office at 828.258.0710.

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(Photo by Morgan McCloy/NPR.)