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Dig Local Update 7/1/20 - AVL 4th of July, Free Grey Eagle Tix for a Year, New Pop Up Downtown , Food Connection in the News, and more

New Pop Up Restaurant Downtown
Check out the latest #digAVL Video 

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

Duck confit, Pawley's Island crab cakes and so much more. Y'all don't want to miss out on this pop up experience with our friends Chef Austin and Chef Kim from Celine and Company Catering. Enjoy safe distanced dining at The Hideaway "On Broadway" alongside masterfully prepared local cuisine, served with true Southern hospitality. Check out the menu! * Insider Tip: Go on a Friday or Saturday and experience the bonus of live music while you dine!

See 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.
 The Grey Eagle 

 "Golden Ticket" Contest 

In honor of The Grey Eagle Music Hall & Pub’s 26th anniversary, Asheville’s longest-running music venue has announced a “Golden Ticket” raffle in which one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive unlimited access to free shows for a year. In addition, each raffle ticket holder will automatically be entered for a chance to win other prizes like free concert tickets, merch and much more.

Click for more information on tickets and the contest!

 AVL 4th of July 

 Virtual Celebrations 2020 


Perhaps, like us, one of the highlights of your summer is watching the fireworks show in downtown AVL each July 4th. Alas, this f'ing virus has ruined that, too. Not to worry though, the Downtown Association's got your back this year with a virtual online concert series featuring an amazing mix of funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass and more. So, fire up the grill and turn up the volume.

Check out this amazing lineup:

 Food Connection Update 
Food Connection is partnering with Chef Clarence Robinson of Cooking with Comedy to feed folks as far away as Sandy Mush and also our heroes at the Veterans Restoration Quarters. Check out this WLOS story...and damn, that mac n' cheese looks on point!
- To help out click here.

And heads up, if you need a free meal on July 4th Food Connection's Swannanoa Valley Curbside Drive-Thru will take place from 11am to noon at the parking lot at Symmetry Financial at 204 Whitson featuring meals by Katie Button and Chef Matt Brown. And a second free meal with Church of the Advocate will take place on Sunday at Trinity Episcopal downtown AVL at 2:30. 

 Hey, Local Musicians! 

Get your tunes on the Dig Local Spotify playlist!

Wow! Thanks to all those who have submitted tunes for the Dig Local Spotify playlist. If you'd like to be considered as an addition to our music compilation, we are still accepting submissions for our Spotify playlist now (check out the playlist here).

There are only three requirements to be considered:
  • You or your group must be regionally based in the Asheville area
  • Your song submissions must be all original compositions
  • The songs must be "family-friendly" (no profanity or obscenity or violence) 
If selected, one or two of your songs will be featured in our Spotify playlist. There may also be opportunities to be featured in our Weekly Scoop email and on our social media platforms!

Submit your music by filling out the following info at the link below.

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