Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013
From Citizen Times July 9, 2013 – Asheville City Council members, facing a $5 million budget shortfall, said earlier this year that they were inclined to stop providing taxpayer money to produce the event, which draws thousands of visitors into downtown for food and craft vendors, as well as a slew of free music. City Council made it official two weeks ago when it adopted its 2013-14 fiscal year’s budget, one that didn’t include any money for Bele Chere next year. The city is spending $494,000 on the event this year.
“Bele Chere” means beautiful living. That’s what you’ll find in Asheville at the largest free arts and music street festival in the Southeast. Great art, music, food, and beer come to the streets of downtown Asheville each summer. Discover a cool new band, find the perfect piece of art, sample some local cuisine, enjoy a microbrew – find your own way to celebrate Bele Chere.
Your Event Source has been the carnival vendor for this event and has had a long, safe and successful run being a part of this great city festival.
The Bele Chere festival will take over downtown July 26-28. There will be four music stages, two food courts and 140 arts and crafts vendors. Headlining acts include Wanda Jackson, a 75-year-old rockabilly pioneer, Randall Bramblett, Mountain Heart, Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat, Johnathan Scales Fourchestra and Yo Mamma’s Big Fat Booty Band.
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