Asheville Earth Day Fest and Afterparty SATURDAY!

Celebrate Earth Day with Emerald Lounge for awesome music and great times!  Sample our one-of-a-kind selection of OVER 80 of the best microbrew beers and ciders around!

FREE Acoustic Afternoon Show:
4-7 PM

Asheville Earth Day Fest Afterparty!
10 PM
The Tills, The Luxury Spirit, The Gentlemen Callers & BABY BABY (ATL)!

ONLY $5!!!

The Tills are Asheville NCs darlings and have earned every right to be. Following the release of their Mixtape vol 1, they are playing all over the place and bringing the house down every time. Expect a raucous rock and roll show!

The Luxury Spirit is a rising Alternative indie rock band based in Asheville. “Forgotten Albatross” is their latest offering and the band’s influences of Sunny Day Real Estate, Hum, and Jeff Buckley can be heard throughout.  Shoegaze chords played a little faster with cool time signatures is their MO.

BABY BABY is an Atlanta based band that plays some really fun rock and roll.   These guys have a big following and put on a stellar show.   Anthemic clutch your beer and toast music.  Let’s show them a warm welcome back to Asheville.

The gentleman callers are a brain child of Tails Rogers in the style of sweaty rock n’ roll from the mean streets of Asheville!


Don’t miss this HUGE Party!

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Just Announced: QC Productions presents Wild Belle w/ Caught A Ghost- May 11!


Wild Belle is an indie rock group playing fully-realized dream-pop-dance music, composed of siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, who grew up in and around Chicago.

They are internationally renowned and have garnered countless rave reviews of their live performances as well as their latest album “Isles.”  Their song “Shine” was even featured on the soundtrack of the 2013 breakthrough movie “The Way, Way Back!”



Caught A Ghost

Caught A Ghost is project of frontwoman Tessa Thompson (actress featured in Copper, For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy).  Self-described as “a modern take on blue eyed soul,” Caught A Ghost puts a new spin on vintage sounds, creating something completely new and wonderful in the process.

The live band, which features guitar, keys, drums, vocals, and saxophone, has more energy and professionalism than a large majority of veteran bands performing today. From the first drumbeat to the final resonating lyrics of the set, I was constantly amazed by how well frontman Jesse Nolan and frontwoman Tessa Thompson so expertly controlled the stage. The two act as perfect foils for each other, with Nolan stomping around wildly on stage and Thompson more in synch with the band’s mellower vibes as she swayed from side to side.

Overall, Caught A Ghost are shaping up to be a one-in-a-million kind of band. They have a clear idea of the direction they want their music and their live show to go in and they’re certainly on the right track. The group’s new album comes out in the spring, but definitely try to catch them on tour before then if you have the chance. You won’t regret it.

Caught A Ghost on Yahoo! Music live from SXSW:


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Sierra leone's refugee all-stars

Just Announced: QC Productions presents Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars w/ TBA- April 29!

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars w/ TBA April 29!

The group embarks on a world tour on April 3, including performances at the Apollo Theater, The United Nations, Amnesty International’s Human Rights Conference AND QC Productions brings them live to Emerald Lounge!

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

Throughout the 1990s, the West African country of Sierra Leone was wracked with a bloody, horrifying war that forced millions to flee their homes. The musicians that would eventually form Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are all originally from Freetown, and they were forced to leave the capital city at various times after violent rebel attacks. Most of those that left the country made their way into neighboring Guinea, some ending up in refugee camps and others struggling to fend for themselves in the capital city of Conakry.

The band has played in front of enraptured audiences of tens of thousands at New York’s Central Park SummerStage, Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival and the revered Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. They appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, contributed a song to the Blood Diamond film soundtrack, participated in the U2 tribute album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2, and earned praise and backing from Sir Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Ice Cube, Angelina Jolie and others inspired by their life-affirming story and captivating music. In one of the most surreal moments of their climb to fame, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars opened for Aerosmith at the 12,000-capacity Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The senseless deaths and illnesses of friends and family, including some of the band’s original members, and the slimming hope for great change in their country as a result of peace, has only strengthened the resolve of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars to do what they can to turn their country around. Their weapon in this struggle is music, and their message, while offering critique and condemnation of wrongdoing, remains positive and hopeful. Optimism in the face of obstacles, and the eternal hope for a better future motivates their lives and music.

“It’s been a long struggle out of the war, out of miserable conditions,” notes Koroma, “We try to bring out sensitive issues that are affecting the world. It is all of our responsibility that the masses are suffering. We bring our positive messages into the world so we can expect a positive change in the world. And, most importantly, bring about peace.”

The group continued to tour to rapturous crowds, opening for the massive rock/reggae band Dispatch in front of a sold-out audience at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in June 2011. The All Stars enjoyed an enviable residency on the Jam Cruise, a floating music festival on a Caribbean Cruise ship that also featured Bob Wier, Robert Randolph, Galactic and Maceo Parker. In addition, the band collaborated with a number of artists in 2011, recording the song “Iñez” with singer-songwriter Chris Velan, joining children’s music superstar Dan Zanes on the song “Little Nut Tree” and appearing on the Playing for Change version of “Gimme Shelter.”

After a 10-year adventure that has taken them from the squalor of refugee camps to the world’s biggest stages, Africa’s most inspirational band continues to ascend. Over the years they have evolved to become one of Africa’s most recognized bands with fans across the globe. Their albums and live shows embodies and radiates the joy, passion for music and love for their fellow man that have made Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars a living testament to the resilience of the human spirit and an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

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Animal Haven Maddie Gulliver with names



Up for adoption!
Maddie has 1 eye. Gulliver has 3 hooves…
That does not slow the action!
Sponsored by Emerald Lounge! We met them & shot these pics!
You can meet them, too, at Animal Haven of Asheville!
Kicks off TODAY! St. Patrick’s Day!
Ice water & a doggie biscuit for the pooch!
Brew or cider for you!
10% of the bar + donations go to Animal Haven of Asheville!
EVERY Monday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm!

 Animal Haven Maddie Gulliver with names

SXSW Mini-Fest feat. EIGHT top acts from around the country and globe!





SXSW Mini-Fest @ Emerald Lounge!!!

Presented by QC Productions


Asheville meets Austin @ Emerald Lounge!QC Productions brings EIGHT top acts from across the nation and the GLOBE to Asheville for our very own SXSW Music Fest!ONLY $8 Advance/$10 Door!

Don’t miss these awesome acts you may not get to see in this neck of the woods again soon! We’ll showcase everything from our opener improv jazz artist Sly5thAve (saxophonist for Prince) to our headliner JoyCut from Bologna, Italy (one of only TWO Italian artists to be selected for SXSW)!
JoyCut is a European festival favorite and touring opener for such bands as The Editors, Art Brut, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Sebadoh)! Emerald Lounge hosts them for their first US Tour with 7 other PHENOMENAL acts!

SXSW Mini-Fest will be catered by Loretta’s Kitchen ALL NIGHT!


Doors– 5:00 PM

Sly5thAve– 5:15-5:35

Foe Destroyer– 5:45-6:05


A VA VA– 7:00-7:30

Buffalo Rodeo–7:45-8:30

Gunther Doug– 8:45-9:30

Junior Astronomers– 9:45-10:30

JoyCut– 10:45- 12:00 AM

DON’T miss this one-of-a-kind event bringing one of the biggest Music Festivals in the country to Emerald Lounge!

Paul Geta Event Feb 21

Asheville Beat Tape Collective 3rd Anniversary Show feat. MNDSGN (LA) w/ Panther God, 10th Letter, Peripheral, Deflon & Deku

In celebration of the 3 year anniversary of Asheville Beat Collective, they are bringing in one of our favorite producers from LA, the mighty MNDSGN.  Generally regarded as one of the top beatsmiths to emerge from the Low End Theory regime, centered around producers like Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, 2014 sees Ringgo Ancheta as busy as ever with a string of new releases including “Breatharian,” a concept album full of references to the idea that one could gather sustenance from the air and spiritual practices.  His jazz infused beats are reminiscent of late J Dilla but weirder, in a good way.

Founded by Asheville resident Nigel Geiger in 2010, The Asheville Beat Tape Collective started out as a unifying force for artists in Asheville making beats that defy easy categorization, and has since moved on to feature like minded artists from the entire Southeast.  With an emphasis on psychedelic Hip Hop instrumentals in the vein of Madlib, J Dilla and Flying Lotus, the collective has been redefining itself at every corner.  Alumni include the now Colorado based Two Fresh, Asheville’s own RBTS WIN and Peripheral (formerly of Sonmi Suite).  In 2012, Nigel relocated to Michigan where he’s been heavily involved with his own imprint Intimate Venues Recordings, as well as touring, and honing his productions as Nigel One.  The various members and affiliates have since carried on the torch, guiding the Collective into the future with an ongoing stream of events and showcases.  We are proud to celebrate our 3rd year at The Emerald Lounge, come and share in the festivities.

ONLY $5!!!

Paul Geta Event Feb 21

Asheville's Best Kept Secret…