Winter Chill Local Music Series

Concert-goers at UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad series.

Join the Asheville Area Arts Council and 103.3 Asheville FM in celebrating music and community with the Winter Chill Local Music Series! This three-part series will highlight the music being created right in our own backyard while also featuring venues so important to our creative economy.

January 14 | Emerging Artists Night
@ THE BLOCK off biltmore
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Sara B, The Jordan Okrend Experience, Ashley Heath, The Paper Crowns

The Jordan Okrend Experience is more than one thing. First, there is the signature sound, vintage pop imbued with an infectious funky jazz edge. There is also something else. Soulful music with socially conscious lyrics, that has all been but lost in today’s current pop climate.

Ashley Heath is an Americana Musician hailing from Asheville, NC. Heath has set on a mission to connect with as many people as possibly through song. Heath’s vocals have been described as strong and velvety with bluesy tones, and a little twang of country add the unique and authentic twist to her sound.

The Paper Crowns is a husband and wife duo from Asheville, NC are cooking up a gumbo of song styles, mystic vibrations and musical mystery in a new style they created called Alternative Roots.

February 11 | Blues & Soul Night
@ The Grey Eagle
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Cosin TL, Cowboy Judy, April B. & The Cool

Cowboy Judy is a female-fronted supergroup hailing from Asheville, NC. Cowboy Judy features original tunes written by the four gals and a rotating cast of Judes (or dudes) forming the rhythm section. Shows with Cowboy Judy are sure to include beautiful three-part harmonies, lots of laughter, and the occasional dance move.

April B. & The Cool is a soulful concoction of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. You can expect some of the most silky-smooth, soul-stirring vocals you’ll ever have the pleasure of hearing to the as well as lyrics that will cause you to smile, think, and feel.

March 11 | Rock Night
@ The Mothlight
Doors at 7, show at 8
Featuring: DJ Greg Cartwright, Kitty Tsunami, Pink Mercury

Kitty Tsunami melted together in summer of 2014. Wanting to keep it loud, fast and raucous the trio set out to fill the city with a bombardment of beach riffs and summertime care free odes. Since their first release they recorded a new album called Cosa Nostra a faster more aggressive sound homaging early 70s punk and rock n roll.

Pink Mercury makes exploratory music within sparse structures, only some of which are predetermined, resulting in an art-pop-rock-dance-centered, but ultimately genre-bending, conversation.

Learn more and get your tickets at the Asheville Area Arts Council website.