2022 Festival Lineup

Following is a list of entertainers who have been selected and who have uploaded profiles.   Keep an eye out for updates.

Promotional PictureRocky Horror Music Show
Rocky Horror has been a sensation for nearly 50 years. First as a Stage Show, then as a Movie and now as a Live Music review. Rocky Horror Music Show presents the songs of Rocky Horror in a rock club setting. Think of it as a Rocky Horror Tribute Experience.
The costumed characters will be playing the songs live with snippets of the movie dialogue you want to hear and on-stage narration telling the story between songs.
This will make it easy to follow for newbies to the show. Don’t worry though, veterans will be impressed by the depth the band goes on the song list. In addition to the hits like “Dammit Janet” and “Time Warp”, Rocky Horror Music Show will hit ALL the songs including deep cuts and even deleted scenes.
The band is the cast! You can See Riff Raff rip a Guitar Solo, Eddie is actually playing the sax and Janet Weiss plays violin as Brad defends her honor from behind the drums. As this is a cult classic known for audience participation, there will be plenty of room for the crowd to sing along to these classic songs!

This is being presented by an All-Star lineup of Asheville musicians featuring members of Dr. Bacon, Natural Born Leaders, Modern Strangers, Andrew Thelston Band, Carpal Tullar, The Deathbots, Fancy Marie & The Gentleman, The Beekeepers, Pronounced Heroes and more!!
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Promotional PictureConvict Julie
Originally hailing from Atlanta, Camilla Sims, known as Convict Julie has spent the past four years carving out a musical niche in Athens GA, she has never resonated with this little fish even more. She is a singer’s singer. Her songs create stories, delivering messages and affirmation to her listeners.

The 23-year-old meshes the galvanizing intimacy of a 1960s ballroom songstress with the new-school swagger of a rising rap star. Backed by her unparalleled vocals and her skill in songwriting, she is able to captivate listeners and incite emotions within them in a way only true artists could. Her sound is reminiscent of a blend of The Weeknd and Lauryn Hill. Playing bass while she croons, she is accompanied by guitar and drums. Having opened for new Atlanta heavyweights like Kenny Mason, Ben Reilly, and KEY!, as well as Kishi Bashi and SUSTO, Convict Julie continues to earn her stripes as a strong contender for the rising Atlanta music scene.
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Promotional PictureM A R & The Marmeladies
M A R and the Marmeladies are a lively 5-piece band based out of Asheville, NC. Grounded stylistically in Latin American Folk, they explore a variety of genres and add a quirky bluesy indie and Latin flair. The band is led by Mar Perez-Albela on guitar and vocals; Andy John on bass, harmonica, cello, slide guitar, and whatever other instrument he pulls from his closet; Elizabeth McCorvey on violin, cello and vocals; Caroline Browning on keys, bass and vocals; and Zack Downes on drums. Together, the five musicians create a dancey and enthusiastic groove that always gets an audience on their feet and singing along - whether they know the song or not.
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Promotional PictureFancy and the Gentlemen
Based out of Asheville, NC, Fancy and the Gentlemen brings an eclectic mix of honky tonk, blues, southern gothic, rock, and classical roots to this americana band. Sensitive and rich harmonies weave through the tapestry of original compositions and carefully curated covers that celebrate the roots of American southern music. Fancy Marie, Katie Leigh, and Craig Kellberg enjoy performing as a full groove-infused band, while staying true to the core that is the artistry that is the songwriting trio.
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Women’s Percussion Group performing music from West African
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Promotional PictureAsheville Gay Men's Chorus
The Asheville Gay Men's Chorus entertains, educates and creates community through excellence in choral singing. For more than 20 years, we've connected with audiences and raised awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues in greater WNC.
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Promotional PicturePixiebilly
Carolina Powerhouse Vocalists Miriam Allen & Laura Blackley combine talents with electric/ acoustic guitars & violin.
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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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