Claude Coleman Jr.
Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Claude Coleman Jr.

  • Wedge Brewery

laude Coleman Jr. 

 Show 6- 8pm 

Claude Coleman Jr. is the drummer for the alternative rock group Ween He's an Asheville resident and a Wedge regular. 

The Krektones
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

The Krektones

  • Wedge at Foundation

The Krektones blend the surf swagger of the Ventures with the scorching guitar of Link Wray and just a wee bit of Tav Falco psychobilly to make a beat that’s pretty much impossible to stand still to. The Krektones are Jason Krekel on lead on guitar, Dave Gay on bass, and Lance Wille on drums.

Claude Coleman Jr.
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Claude Coleman Jr.

  • Wedge Brewery

laude Coleman Jr. 

 Show 6- 8pm 

Claude Coleman Jr. is the drummer for the alternative rock group Ween He's an Asheville resident and a Wedge regular. 

Yoga in the Cloud Room
Jul
16
11:30 am11:30

Yoga in the Cloud Room

  • Wedge at Foundation

Yoga in the Cloud Room

Community class-  suggested donation $7

A Vinyasa style flow - All levels welcome

 *Bring you own mat*

Outdoor Movie: ThunderRoad
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Outdoor Movie: ThunderRoad

  • Wedge at Wedge Studios

Outdoor Movie: Thunder Road

Free movie: shown on the box truck in front of the Wedge at Wedge Studios. 

We are doing our annual anniversary showing of Asheville's own Thunder Road, the 1958 moonshine-running and fast-cars classic — well, a classic of this kind of backwoods-action melodrama.

Scott Moss Solo
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Scott Moss Solo

  • Wedge at Foundation

Scott Moss Duo

Scott Moss is a singer/songwriter from the iconic town of Shelby, NC--a town known for championship high school football and as the birthplace of Earl Scruggs.  Scott’s music tells the story of growing up in this all-American town with a striking, and sometimes gritty honesty.

Throughout the 2000s, Scott played with WNC favorites Moonshine Jenny and Evergreen until joining Big Daddy Love in 2012.  With BDL, Scott traveled most of the country with their mix of bluegrass, blues, southern-rock, and outlaw country.  From acoustic coffee houses to opening for Bob Seger in front of 10,000 people, Scott’s dynamic stage presence and easy-going nature create an engaging and genuine experience for the crowd.   

Yoga in the Cloud Room
Jul
9
11:03 am11:03

Yoga in the Cloud Room

  • Wedge at Foundation

Yoga in the Cloud Room

Community class-  suggested donation $7

A Vinyasa style flow - All levels welcome

 *Bring you own mat*

French Broad RiverKeeper Clean-up
Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

French Broad RiverKeeper Clean-up

  • Wedge at Foundation

Pick Up, Paddle, Party! Mountain True and the French Broad Riverkeeper present the River Keeper Beer Series - a celebration to clean up and protect the French Broad River. Join the Wedge Brewing cleanup crew Saturday July 8th then toast the cause with Wedge Brewing’s Riverkeeper Radler at the post clean up party. Cleanup crew members get entered to win gear from French Broad Outfitters, ENO, Recover Brands, local restaurants and concert tickets PLUS a beer for those 21 and up.  The next Riverkeeper Beer Series Clean Up is July 8th - Space is limited and includes shuttle, register today at www.mountaintrue.org

Franklin's Kite: Music
Jul
6
6:00 pm18:00

Franklin's Kite: Music

  • Wedge at Foundation

Franklin's Kite is an eclectic five piece band, hailing from western North Carolina...comprised of two guitars, violin, bass, drums, and lots of vocals . With rock being too general a term, the band's sound encompasses a variety of styles. Relying mostly on original work, the band also adds its flavor to a variety of tasty covers. The Kite flies high and when lightning strikes Creatively unpredictable but always an electrifying experience!

 

Plankeye Peggy
Jul
1
6:00 pm18:00

Plankeye Peggy

  • Wedge at Foundation

lankeye Peggy may have a delirious affect on your prognosis. Wired for rock and roll, this Asheville based band blends rhythms of flesh and dirt, bleeding out varied song forms with tightly, thoroughly-composed performance pieces.

Scrappy Shakespeare
Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Scrappy Shakespeare

  • Wedge at Foundation

With musical styles of the 1950s and 60s, a completely immersive style, and a level of controlled chaos, this production is part concert, part party, and 100% raucous fun.

Viola and Sebastian are twins, shipwrecked and separated in a strange land, each assuming the other has drowned. Viola decides her best protection is to dress as a boy (because, I dunno, it's Shakespeare) and enter into the service of Duke Orsino. What seems like a straightforward plan descends into chaos as she becomes entangled in a love triangle (or even more complicated shape) and swept up in the devious plots of courtly villains who seek entertainment at any cost.

Admission is FREE! But we appreciate your donations.

Skunk Ruckus
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Skunk Ruckus

  • Wedge at Wedge Studios

 

Combining elements of punk and old time Skunk Ruckus is a high energy group that is not so much genre bending as it is genre embracing...

Skunk Ruckus is a Western North Carolina band that consists of Mr. Jim Daddy on lead vocals, banjo and bass drum, Maxxx Steel on electric bass and vocals and Dr. Dave on electric guitar. 

Congrats to Skunk Ruckus on the release of their new album! For more information, check out the recent article here: https://mountainx.com/arts/skunk-ruckus-celebrates-pearls-before-swine-with-an-album-release-party/ 

Mick Glasgow & the House Hoppers
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Mick Glasgow & the House Hoppers

  • Wedge at Foundation

Trumpeter, bandleader & vocalist Mick Glasgow [Low Down Sires] and friends bring rootsy good-time swingin' jazz & early 20th century vintage pop classics back around.

The Blue Dragons
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

The Blue Dragons

  • Wedge at Foundation

The Blue Dragons showcase their rock roots and affinity for classic rock ballads.

Julie Armbruster Art Opening
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00
Art

Julie Armbruster Art Opening

  • Wedge at Foundation

Julie Armbruster, a Wedge favorite, is hosting an opening in the Cloud Room at the Wedge at Foundation. Join us to help celebrate Julie's quirky human/animal creatures. 

Lyric concert at Wedge at Foundation
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

Lyric concert at Wedge at Foundation

  • Wedge at Foundation

When words fail, LYRIC sings.

With an enlightened mixture of pop, soul, and FUNK; LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audience. Described by many as the best band in Asheville, LYRIC delights crowds across the region. 

“Whew, lordy people, if you haven’t heard of or heard Lyric, you simply must give yourself the gift." 
~Peggy Ratusz

Primarily influenced by Prince, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, and George Clinton, Leeda "Lyric" Jones has a voice all her own. As the frontwoman, Leeda enlivens her followers with her melodic poetry and soulful voice.

“Lyric is a group made up of natural talents that will take you to a place you can’t forget, a group that uses music as an expression of pain, joys, and hope." 
~Ben Scales, Montford Festival Co-Director

LYRIC formed in 2009 as a combination of the musical talents of Leeda Jones, William "dominion" Wynn, Dave Matthews, George Scott, and Mike Berlin. From humble beginnings as street musicians, LYRIC quickly brought large crowds together to form a following. The streets are where they thrive. LYRIC believes it has made them better musicians by teaching them to constantly adapt to various crowds. Leeda; lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist plays a funky rhythm guitar with sizzling leads accompanied by her soul gripping lead vocals. Her father, Dave Matthews, has roots in 70's funk style slap bass and holds down the foundation with a playful flare on funk. Mike Berlin locks down the beat on drums, with influences from his hometown of South Baton Rouge, New Orleans. He plays with lock-tight precision along with Dave on bass and brings a saucy Louisiana backbeat to the mix. Mike and George are long time friends that have played together on previous projects. From his bluesy piano licks to his soulful organ sound, George is definitely a fan favorite. Not to mention his firey synth sounds!

The band put out an EP called Perspective in December 2015 and are working to put out new music in 2017. Opening for Grammy winner Mavis Staples was one of their biggest accomplishments for 2016. LYRIC is excited about continuing to pursue the festival circuit. To find out more about upcoming shows, follow LYRIC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lyricfans), and check out their website at www.reverbnation.com/lyricfans.

"I am so honored, yet humbled that people really do appreciate what we do. We pride ourselves on always remaining humble and we are thankful for the opportunity to do what we love to do." 
~Leeda "Lyric" Jones

Most Recent Accomplishments
opened for Grammy Winner Mavis Staples at the Orange Peel
Leeda Lyric Jones won the Best Vocalist award at the AMG Music awards of 2016
Best of WNC 2016 first place Soul Band & R&B band and 2nd place for best Pop band
Best of WNC 2015 & 2014 first place for best Soul and first place for best R&B/ Blues
Best of WNC 2015 Tied Second for Pop
2015 Second for Best All Around Band
#1 On reverbnation for over 2 years in the pop genre
Opened for Amy Ray January 2014
Opened for and sang with Lizz Wright October 8, 2011
First place in Blue ridge roller girls 2012 Battle of the Bands

Just Brew It Homebrew Festival
Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Just Brew It Homebrew Festival

  • Wedge at Wedge Studios

About Just Brew It

Just Brew It is a homebrew competition and tasting in Asheville benefiting the work of Just Economics.  This year will be the 8th year featuring more than 100 different beers and more than 40 amazing homebrewers.  The competing homebrewers are some of the finest specialty homebrewers in the region.  The attendees are current members of Just Economics.

 

Just Just Brew It is NOT a ticketed event.  It is a benefit for our members and you must be a 2017 member of Just Economics before June 3rd indicating your interest in attending on the membership form.

 

Members who indicated they plan to attend, will be invited to come sample the homebrew and vote for their favorites for the 2017 winner of the Just Brew It People’s Choice Award.

 

Just Brew It will take place on June 3rd, at the Wedge, from 2-5pm--Attendance is limited, so early membership is encouraged.  NO MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

How To Attend

You must be a 2017 member of Just Economics.  Membership is open to anyone who supports the work of economic justice.  Different membership levels have different benefits for Just Brew It.  *Note membership is going up on April 26th, 2017.

Membership Levels

  • Basic Membership--$25 until April 25th, $30 after April 26th / Includes entrance into Just Brew It and unlimited sampling of the homebrew.
     
  • Standard Membership--$35 until April 25th, $40 after April 26th / Includes entrance into Just Brew It with unlimited sampling, plus a souvenir tasting glass, and a raffle ticket.
     
  • VIP Membership--$55 until April 25th, $60 after April 26th / Includes entrance into Just Brew It AN HOUR EARLY starting at 1pm for first chances to sample homebrew without the crowds, a souvenir tasting glass, a raffle ticket, and a food truck voucher.

To Become a 2017 member of Just Economics and attend Just Brew It click here.

Pleasure Chest at Wedge Studios {free concert}
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Pleasure Chest at Wedge Studios {free concert}

  • Wedge at Wedge Studios

Join us for the Pleasure Chest, a local favorite, for some incredible entertainment for all!  Grab a beer, and sit outside for this free show--we love Asheville!  6-8pm May 30 at the Wedge Studios.

Zen AF Yoga - ABW Event
May
28
11:30 am11:30

Zen AF Yoga - ABW Event

  • Wedge at Foundation

The Asheville Brewers Alliance wanted to provide daytime programming for AVL Beer Week where folks could listen to loud music, swear, drink beer, and get zen AF.
So, naturally, we settled on Zen AF Yoga.
Join us in the Cloud Room at Wedge Foundation as beloved local yogi Heather Parks from Grow Yoga leads participants through a one-of-a-kind yoga experience.
Bring your mat, your pent-up frustrations, and your swearing A-game; we'll provide the instruction, the music, and a beer (ticket price includes purchase of beer).

Collier Lilly Ride for Outward Bound
May
27
8:30 am08:30

Collier Lilly Ride for Outward Bound

Distance: 50 Mile Half Century Ride
When: Saturday, 5/27/2017 8:30 am
Where: Wedge@Foundation, 5 Foundy St. This location is the BRAND NEW Wedge Location! Old Lyman Street - directly behind Riverview Station Asheville, NC Location Map


Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary! North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is hosting a half century bike ride in honor of Collier Lilly. In 2017 we are riding our 50 miles for 50 years of impact from NCOBS. The ride offers a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain route, the 50 mile half century with 3,600 feet of climbing, that will start and end at the Wedge Brewery's new location in Asheville. In keeping with Outward Bound’s bedrock principles of “challenge and discovery,” the Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS will take riders over challenging mountain passes and allow them to discover scenic roads for the first time. This exciting event is being held on Memorial Day Weekend and in conjunction with the ever popular Mountain Sports Festival.

Since 2003 thousands of riders have participated in the Collier Lilly Ride, an annual recreational bike ride honoring the memory of Collier Cobb Lilly, a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). 2015 marked the ride’s move from the “flat country” surrounding Davidson, NC to the rugged mountains around Asheville, where NCOBS is based. The proceeds from this year’s event will fund scholarships for Western North Carolina youth to attend a life-changing NCOBS wilderness course. North Carolina Outward Bound School is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Outward Bound has helped people discover strength of character, an ability to lead, and desire to serve.

Schedule of Events
8:30 am - 50 Mile Half Century route start


Registration Fee Schedule
$45 Jan 1-March 31st

$50 April 1-April 30th

$55 May 1-May 27th

$55 Race Day

Special Team Pricing (5 or more team participants)

$10 off of each ride registration for teams of 5 or more that register at the same time.

This event is being organized by iDaph Events. It is a part of the Mountain Sports Festival held at Carrier Park. All participants will receive a bike number with disposable bib tag that should be displayed on the front of the bike. Participants will have several options for live results: smartphone, touchscreen kiosk and/or results tent.

This year each finisher will receive a commemorative finisher award upon completion of the ride.

- See more at: https://racesonline.com/events/the-collier-lilly-ride#sthash.BHEDLFL2.dpuf

Jessie and the Jacksons at Foundation
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Jessie and the Jacksons at Foundation

  • Wedge at Foundation

Jessie and the Jacksons: Original songs written by Jessie Jackson . Played By Jessie and Joel Jackson (Guitar and drums), Derick Spivey (bass), and Tom Peters( Theramin)

Burners, BBQ, & Beer
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Burners, BBQ, & Beer

On Saturday May 20th we invite you to come be part of the action while the Burners of Foundy St. make magic happen again. This year we will have a variety of food, and beer from the Wedge in addition to the art to round out the day. Here is the first way you can help support this: A note from our organizing muralist. 

A warm hello to all our sweet art supporters! 
Burners and BBQ mural event is headed into it's fourth year and we need your support to make it possible. We have a great spot right on Foundy St. that will really help to tie the area together. Our dates are May 19th, 20th, and the 21st. We have had some great folks step up to help out this year in other ways but we cannot pull it off without the continued support through donations and sharing that has made this event a success each year. So please donate what you can to our colorful cause, and share this with all your friends so we can reach our goal. Thank you! Thank you!
https://www.youcaring.com/asheville-766598

The second way is to mark your calendar! This is gonna be a great family friendly event. Proceeds will support our muralists and creative young minds of the Western Region North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind.