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The New Normal (for now) Update - Asheville During the COVID-19 Crisis

Introducing the #digAVL Video Series

A series on how local businesses are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis

Photo by Anastasiia Photography.
Jay Medford, Owner and Executive Chef at Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro
and The Underground Cafe with DoughP Doughnuts tells us how his restaurants have adapted to the crisis.

Check out the video interview here!
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is) our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville. Check out the video above and be on the watch for our next interview featuring Anthony Cerrato, owner of Strada and The Social Lounge. Stay strong, Asheville and keep digging local! 

Enjoy original local Asheville music anywhere.
Listen to the Dig Local Playlist on Spotify!

We recently put out a "call for musicians" to create a compilation that is Asheville. We were blown away by the response and the talent in this town! And with COVID-19 putting a temporary halt to live music, now is the perfect time to begin sharing this playlist for you to enjoy from the safety of your own couch. While you'll likely recognize some of these artists, there are many new ones that you'll love to discover.

We’ll be adding new local music to our Spotify playlist every week for your enjoyment.

Yep, that means fresh local music. Free access all the time! Coming soon additional songs by The Styrofoam Turtles, Hope Griffin, Bombassic, Via and more!

 Check out the first 10 songs on our playlist on Spotify, and tell us which local artist you dig the most!  Stay tuned...

Just because we're not able to go to live shows, events or classes right now doesn't mean we can't enjoy them safely from home keeping the Asheville Vibes alive!

Check out the new Virtual Local Events calendar of events and Facebook page to see some of what's going on virtually every day in Asheville. Whether it's a live stream of local music, yoga, or a virtual gallery, there's a little something for everyone.

Do you have a virtual local event you'd like to share? Submit it here!

We'll get through this together, Asheville!

To our friends in the service industry who've lost their jobs: Please join us on Saturday, April 18th for a free "to go" meals prepared by our friends at Wicked Weed Brewing's Cultura. These meals are made possible through a generous anonymous donor! We will be setting up in the parking lot next to the Asheville Masonic Temple and offering curbside service distributing meals from noon until 2pm or until they run out. 

For the safety of our beautiful community:
  •  If you come by car, please stay in your car at all times.
  •  If you come by foot, please keep a social distance of at least 6 feet.
  •  Wear a mask if you have one 
(Thank you, Brandi HIllman (pictured) for volunteering at last week's meal!)

Thanks, y'all! We hope to see you Saturday!
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Keep digging local!