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AVL's 2nd Annual 420 Boogie

Asheville's 2nd annual 420 Boogie will be the biggest 4/20 celebration in town. Come support House Bill 185 to allow sick patients in NC to have safe access to medical cannabis. This is the kick off to our 4/22 March for Medical Cannabis. Special Performances by The Get Right Band, The Digs, Siamese Jazz Club, and Phuncle Sam. Food, local vendors, and live glass blowing. 70% of North Carolinians understand that denying the sick safe access to safe medicine is not only dangerous but morally wrong. We are tired of being locked up and denied rights to what keeps us well. You do not have to smoke cannabis to stand with the sick who need it, to understand this will fight the opiate epidemic, and begin to heal our community naturally. Proceeds to Asheville's NORML fight to raise awareness for HB 185.


THE GET RIGHT BAND is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks and Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year” choice. They have performed on the famed World Cafe, a nationally syndicated NPR show. Combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to move your head, heart, and hips.

Relix called the band “an ass shaking good time” and Martin Anderson of WNCW radio comments that “The Get Right Band is one of those acts that make Asheville’s music scene so vibrant and exciting. They lay down some very cool grooves.” Home Grown Music Network named GRB the “Best New Band of The Year” in 2015.

The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, possesses guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach,” writes Connect Savannah. Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a powerful and dynamic drummer, the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force.