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Dig Local Update 8/7/20 - Chill with Carolina Hemp Co., Help Save Small Businesses, Call for Artists, Craftspeople and More...

Chill with Carolina Hemp Company in the latest #digAVL Video 

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

Meet Brian Bullman of Carolina Hemp Company. What better way to kick back and relax and help keep your immune system up then with some local hemp. Brian tells us all about the newest additions to their lineup of immunity-boosting and anxiety-reducing hemp. Find out more by checking out the video.

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.
Tell Our Representatives What THEY Can Do To Save Our Local Businesses!

Help Save Our Local Restaurants
Gathering around a table in your favorite neighborhood restaurant is a type of feeling you just can’t replicate at home. The COVID-19 crisis threatens to close 85% of independently owned restaurants. 

Help save your favorite local spot and tell Congress to pass The Restaurants Act, visit SaveRestaurants.com for more information.

Help Save Our Local Stages
There’s no takeout or curbside version of concerts. Our local venues need the Save Our Stages Act to ensure they’ll still be around to reopen when live shows can return.

Do you miss seeing your favorite bands and artists live? Do you want to visit your favorite venues again when the world goes back to some sense of normalcy? The Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Hall, Isis, Salvage Station, Ambrose West, White Horse Black Mntn., The Orange Peel, Pisgah Brewing, and all of your other favorites need your help to do just that! The Save Our Stages Act is close to being included in the legislation being finalized this week in the US Senate. Your voice during this final stretch is CRITICAL!

Join Dig Local by visiting www.saveourstages.com and enter your information to generate a letter to these Senators and your other state reps, based on your Zip code. This tells them you want them to save Asheville's live music and independent venues. This is not a petition, but generates a unique email letter from you. Take time to do this now so we can all get together and jam out in the future like we did in the good ol' days. 
20% Off at Mount Inspiration

Stop by Mount Inspiration in downtown, Asheville, and show them your Dig Local App for 20% off all merchandise!
Shop online and get the same deal with the code: DIGLOCAL

* Deal ends Sunday, Aug. 9th at midnight

They've got t-shirts, hats, stickers, gifts, and much more made from sustainable materials —  all to help you tell the world how much you love the outdoors.

Click here to shop and get 20% off!
Artists & Craftspeople Wanted!
The Grove Arcade has recently reopened its outdoor Makers Market to the public. Asheville artists and craftspeople are invited to book a space and sell. The application fee has been waived due to COVID-19, so now is as good a time as any to showcase your work! 

For More Information Click Here

 Calling All 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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Keep the Asheville Vibe Alive and ...
Download the Dig Local App to see who's offering dine-in, outside seating, curbside service, beer delivery and more during COVID-19.
Keep up with your favorite places as they adapt to the "new normal".

WEAR YOUR MASKS and keep digging local!