Xpand Fest

Xpand Fest is a free community event held in June every year that highlights innovation and arts as essential tools for sustainable development.

The street festival, taking place on Saturday, June 8, will be held at 150 Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville feature musicians, street performers and art events throughout the area.

Since it’s inception in 2017, the festival has reached over a million people and has brought over 14,000 people to the streets of Asheville.

This event along with all events associated with the Xpand brand, was created to expand people’s vision of all art disciplines and to celebrate their profound societal impact locally and globally. Xpand Fest provides a platform to examine the imperceptible creativity around and how it relates to sustainability. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

The festival suggests a $10 donation. Any contribution goes directly towards creative economic development and Xpand Fest’s long term sustainability.

Xpand Fest 2019 Performer Lineup

  • Dynamo
  • The Get Right Band
  • April B & The Cool
  • Emma’s Lounge
  • Sirius. B
  • The Snozzberries
  • The Digs
  • Eleanor Underhill & Friends
  • Upland Drive
  • The Appalucians
  • Magenta Sunshine
  • Queen Bee & The Honeylovers
  • Dyado
  • Galena
  • Polly Panic
  • Gruda Tree
  • And more

In addition, there will be an Xpand Fest Official After Party Featuring Sister Ivy and other performers. 

Octopus Garden, Empyrean Arts, Street Creature Puppets, Artists Designing Evolution (adé PROJECT), Toybox, Mountain Circus Arts, AARP, Mojo Coworking + Skyrunner, Zapow Gallery, Roots and Wings, Kids Garden and others will be on hand providing activities during the festival.

To make a donation or see a full schedule, visit www.xpandbrand.org

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