2015 Sponsors

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors. We couldn't put this festival on without you! Find out all the ways we need money, and how much we'd appreciate you giving it to us - sponsor or donate.

1900 Inn on Montford
296 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, (800) 254-9569
The 1900 Inn on Montford is a AAA Four-Diamond bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Asheville’s Montford Historic District. Our inn exem- plifies the style of one of Asheville’s most famous society architects, Richard Sharp Smith, supervising architect of Biltmore House. We feature live music on Saturday nights during social hour with local musicians playing a mix- ture of bluegrass and “mountain music.”

32 Broadway, Suite 120, Asheville, NC 28801 , (828) 254-9200
828:design is a full-service graphic design studio creating for both interactive media and print. We’re about building relationships and delivering results. Passion for innovation and creativity, strong work ethic, professionalism, and diverse experiences with a reputation for results is what sets us apart.

98.1 The River
1190 Patton Avenue, Asheville, 28806 , (828) 259-9695
98.1 the River is about the album, the artist and the music, playing 30 years of tracks from established superstars like Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, Van Morrison, Jackson Brown, plus the best newer artists like Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson and Michael Franti & Spearhead. The RIVER’s never-ending mission is to serve Asheville’s musically adventurous adults that live independently of the masses. The River— Where Different Is Good.

Asheville Dental Wellness
1087 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803, (828) 274-4747
The office of Dr. Scott Peele has repeatedly been voted one of the best dental practices in WNC in the local Mountain Express newspaper. Our goal is to provide you with the very best dental service in a relaxed, modern, caring environment. We believe our patients should be treated with the respect, friendliness, care and skill they deserve. We’ve invested in the latest technology to make dental procedures painless and efficient, from routine exams, cleanings, and fillings, to restorative and cosmetic work. We take the time to listen and explain treatment options to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy and natural smile. Simply put, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the patients we serve.

Asheville Racquet Club/Adelaide-Harpe Laser and Wellness
1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 253-5874
We want the Ashevillle Racquet Club Downtown to be your home away from home where families can make memories that last a lifetime. The ARC Downtown is located on 125 rolling acres, just minutes from downtown! We have indoor/outdoor tennis, a state of the art fitness center with group fitness classes, an indoor salt water pool with Jacuzzi, steam room, outdoor swimming pool, walking/jogging trails, beautiful locker rooms with showers, free wi-fi, a 9-hole golf course, and 20% off at Adelaide Spa and Salon year around for members.
Harpe Laser and Wellness provides non-invasive cosmetic laser and skin rejuvenation treatments inside of Adelaide Spa and Salon. Owned and operated by a licensed physician, Dr. Charles Harpe, Harpe Laser and Wellness offers advanced, results-oriented skincare solutions.

Avenue M
791 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804, (828) 350-8181
Avenue M is a neighborhood restaurant and bar in the heart of North Asheville where the locals EAT.DRINK.GATHER. Our diverse menu has something for everyone -14 taps- great wine list and tasty cocktails -porch is dog friendly-open for dinner tues-sat at 5pm- open sunday for brunch 10-2 and dinner 5-9 (828) 350-8181 closed Monday

Bionic Man Painting Company
(828) 215-7772
Our mission is to provide safe, consistent, and somewhat interesting work for our employees/workers to build their present and future upon. And to do what we say, when we say, the way we say we are going to do it.

Bunn House
15 Clayton Street, Asheville, 28801, (828) 333-8700
The Bunn House. An idyllic boutique inn where you will experience downtown charm amidst historic surroundings. Built in 1905 as a family home, the Bunn House has evolved into inspired luxury. Five spectacular rooms with spa-like bathrooms. Immaculately landscaped grounds featuring a small vineyard, fireplace and patio with large tables from the trees that were milled from the property. Unwind with a glass of wine while savoring the sunset on our rooftop terrace. Plan your wedding or special holiday while relaxing on your private balcony.

152 Montford Ave, 28801, (828) 552-3110
Chiesa (kee-ay-sa) features recipes that Melissa learned from her family — what she calls honest food —- fresh, simple and using the best local ingredients from their farm neighbors. Robert and Melissa felt that Asheville was the perfect setting for a homemade, pasta-centered, neighborhood-style Italian restaurant.. The vision for Chiesa includes a Tuesday night “church supper”, featuring a prix fixe menu (vegetarian or non-vegetarian choices) and a community table. In addition to our regular fare, Chiesa will now be open starting at 2 PM from Thursday to Sunday for a Small Plates Menu. Enjoy a sunny afternoon on our newly opened patio with a glass of Rosé and a cheese plate or Mediterranean ceviche. Open Tuesday - Sunday: 5pm - 9pm (2 PM Thursday to Sunday for Small Plates menu).

Chinese Acupuncture & Herbology Clinic
369 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 258-9016
206 Chadwick Ave., Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 698-3335
442 Walnut St. Waynesville, NC 28786, (828) 452-9699
We recognize the uniqueness of your healing journey and are honored to walk this path with you. It is our intention to always demonstrate faith in your ability to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Duke Energy Progress
555 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, (800) 452-2777

Early Girl Eatery
8 Wall Street, Asheville NC 28801, (828) 258-9016
We are open 7 days a week, serving breakfast (all day), lunch, and dinner. We specialize in Appalachian favorites including pan-fried mountain trout with pecan butter for dinner, and biscuits with vegetarian herb cream or smoky bacon gravy for breakfast.

The Eye Center
1 Page Ave, Suite 118, Asheville NC 28801, (828) 253-3533
Situated on the exterior of the historic Grove Arcade, on O. Henry Street facing Montford, THE EYE CENTER and Dr. Paul Endry provide comprehensive eye care for all ages. We accept most insurance plans and can provide 1 day turn-around on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Fashionable frames, hi-tech retinal imaging and much more.

FLS Energy Co.
130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 350-3993
FLS Energy is a full-service solar energy provider that owns and operates a portfolio of solar energy assets throughout the U.S. Our development team takes a project from conception to commissioning and offers complete in-house system design, engineering, construction, financing, and turnkey project development. The FLS Energy mission is to make solar mainstream. We are committed to building a scalable and sustainable business model that values the contributions of each of our employees while remaining good stewards of the world in which we live.

Frugal Framer
Montford location: 95 Cherry Street North, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 258-2435
Arden location: 2145 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704, (828) 687-8533
Frugal Framer has been framing art, memorabilia and customers' unique artifacts since 1975. Forty years as a local Asheville business have taught Frugal Framer many things including a sincere sensitivity to customers' aesthetic ideas, the ability to respond with creative solutions and a respect for each customer's budget and ultimate goal for the finished product. With over three hundred moulding options in stock, Frugal Framer can offer a standard one week turn around (or faster if requested by the customer) and the most competitive prices in the region. Satisfied customers have come to depend on Frugal Framer's tradition of excellence for all their framing needs.

Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
P. O. Box 2115, Asheville, NC, 28802, (828) 251-TOUR (8687)
There is no better way to discover what Asheville has to offer than on a Gray Line Trolley Tour. Hop on board one of Gray Line’s nostalgic RED trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes, and hot-spots of this city of surprises.

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry
10 Yorkshire St, Suite B, Asheville, NC 28803, (828) 552-5353
50 Bowman Dr, Suite C, Waynesville, NC 28785, (828) 564-1333
Whether you just need a regular check-up, or more sophisticated dental treatment, our Board Certified Dentists at Great Beginnings Pediatric & Orthodontic Dental Specialists will strive to understand your needs and surpass your expectations. We look forward to brightening your smile with the same attentive care, gentle technique, and conscientious service that we've given to thousands of satisfied visitors.

Greenlife Grocery
70 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-5440
Full service, community oriented grocery store, selling the highest quality natural, local and organic products. The products we sell must meet our rigorous standards. From basic ingredients, to farm animal welfare, seafood sustainability, body care, cleaning products and more, trust us to do the research so you can shop with peace of mind.

Henco Reprographics
54 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 253-0449
We strive to provide the best customer service; it’s what differentiates us from our competition.
Henco has grown into a complete digital print shop capable of producing the largest volume of plans and specs in WNC. Additional capabilities: an exten- sive graphics department producing marketing materials, including banners, posters, brochures, and flyers. With our hands-on approach, we work hard to ensure that each job is done the same, no matter what size or how detailed.

Hickory Nut Gap Farms
Fairview NC, (828) 628-1027
Hickory Nut Gap Farm is a fourth generation family-run farm specializing in 100% grassfed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken, and organic fruits. Our mission is to connect sustainable agriculture practices, our family histo- ry, and our customers by sharing the family farm experience and serving as an example of healthy land stewardship. Our farm store is open year around Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sundays,12 noon-5pm. Open 7 days a week from 9am-6pm, September and October (apple/agritourism season).

History At Hand
Asheville NC, (828) 777-1014
History@Hand offers five unique walking tour experiences: Montford Historic District, Biltmore Village, Riverside Cemetery, Downtown architecture and history and The Family Store which focuses on the history of Asheville's Jewish community and downtown businesses. A history revealed through stories and sites. "Comprehensive and Entertaining". Visit our website or call to schedule a tour.

Hotel Indigo-Downtown Asheville
151 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 239.0182
In the Hotel Indigo, you’ll be living the neighborhood dream. Hotel and Luxury suites, private condo ownership with views of the city and moun- tains. Uniquely personal. Thoughtful. Unexpected. Delicious. Come discover our inspired service and fresh design.

LaZoom Tour Company “A City Tour with a Twist”
90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, (828) 225-6932
Hop on LaZoom’s iconic purple bus and find the funny side of Asheville. Our city-wide afternoon and evening tours are historical and hysterical, featur- ing outlandish comedy skits, entertaining tour guides, and much more. You have never taken a tour like this before – it’s a show on wheels! So grab your favorite beverage (or a local Asheville brew) and do what the locals do . . . Get on the Big Purple Bus!!! LaZoom also offers Haunted Comedy tours.

Lenoir-Rhyne University – Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, (855) 232-4723
Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded in Hickory, NC in 1891 and has been offering graduate education for more than 50 years. In 2012 the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville was established to provide excellent graduate education that develops innovative leaders prepared to serve the current and future needs of Western North Carolina and beyond.

Montford Neighborhood Accepts The Challenge
Montford Residents have offered ‘matching donation” challenges to the neighborhood in order to increase total funds raised for the Montford Music and Arts Festival to be held on May 16, 2015. For the 3rd straight year Hernan and Lou Ann Navarro as well as Brian May and Scott Merrill have offered to match up to $1000 in donations from Montford Neighbors and Friends for a total of $2000. So we need a minimum of $2000 in donations to meet the challenges. Joining together, as we have done in previous years, will certainly help us meet and exceed our goal. All donations accepted, no matter how small. Let us add your name to this list of Neighbors and Friends who have stepped up and answered the call.

The Challengers: Hernán and Lou Ann Navarro, Brian May and Scott Merrill
Carl Adkins & Catherine Alter
David & Linda Copley
David & Barbara Driscoll
Bill Eakins
Susan Eggerton
Brian & Mary Elston
John & Jenny Gordon
Bill Jacobs & Susan Posey
Sharon Kopstein
Bill Laroque
Jacqueline Larson
Meg Macleod
Lucy Morris & Paula Sellers
Joe Murphy & Joan Miller
David & Ellen Nutter
David & Debra Patterson
Teresa Peters
Lewis & Susan Rothlein
Sue Russell
Jodi Schwab
James & Roxanne Semon
Kathy Shaver
Fredilyn Sison
Lawrence & Kaola Smallwood
Mary K. Smith
Carol Stangler
N. Rachel Stein
Jeanette Syprzak
Bob & Mary Thompson
Mary Trauner
Bill Vitto
Daphne Young

Mountain Song Guitars
Candler NC, (828) 318-2853
We specialize in the construction of hand-crafted, built-to-order, steel string guitars of the finest quality. Luthier and owner, Ken Jones, also performs repair and restoration of modern and vintage instruments with a keen eye toward archival integrity. Ken also provides instruction on any or all of the many aspects of modern steel string construction.

Nathan Snider, CPA, PC
Asheville NC, (828) 337-8188 or (828) 505-8318
Providing personalized, proactive accounting and tax services to individu- als and small businesses in the Asheville area. Our belief is that our clients deserve the kind of assistance in their business and personal financial deci- sion-making process, which results from in-depth knowledge of the client’s situation, and prompt responses to the client’s questions. Our ultimate goal is the development of a comprehensive strategy to maximize tax-planning opportunities and minimize the costs of tax compliance.

Nine Mile Restaurant
233 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 505-3121
751 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 575-9903
Nine Mile is a casual full-service vegetarian friendly restaurant and bar with two locations in Asheville, NC. The original location is in the heart of Historic Montford. The newest location is in Downtown West Asheville on Haywood Rd. Our Cuisine consists of Caribbean inspired pasta dishes, rice dishes, a handful of traditional pasta dishes, daily specials, and an array of locally made desserts. We carry a variety of local and micro brews, wine and the West Asheville locations serves an array of Caribbean Cocktails. It is our pleasure to provide everyone from our nearby neighbors to our visitors from afar with great food and a pleasurable dining experience. We invite you to come by and look forward to seeing you!

Phoenix Possibilities Inc.
P.O.Box 710, Asheville, NC 28802, (843) 819-9724
Phoenix Possibilities Inc. works with mission-driven organizations to create Docutrainings® and other programs for large-scale social change, impacting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable and at-risk populations. We also teach our Cliff Jumping® Program to entrepreneurs and organizational leaders. All of our work catalyzes the Œbest self in people through teaching skills of taking personal risk for expanded impact.

Hands of Sean Perry
250 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 258-7272
We specialize in renovations and additions to Asheville homes and com- mercial properties in historic areas including Montford, Grove Park, and Kenilworth, as well as surrounding areas. Our clients choose us because of our vast experience in renovating historic properties, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Our clients can rest assured our projects are well planned, professionally managed, and properly completed—we provide a concise, stress-free experience. Let’s collaborate!

Starks Financial Group
440 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 285-8777
Starks Financial Group provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management for retirees and pre-retirees. We offer a complimentary first appointment to discuss your financial and retirement goals.

ERA Sunburst Realty
111 Central Ave., Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 258-1284
147 Walnut St., Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-7376
Since 1974 . . . the ERA Sunburst Realty team has been selling real estate in Western North Carolina and now with the power of ERA Worldwide we continue to show our commitment to providing the best in customer service, market knowledge and technology. We’ve always been committed to our communities and to the simple credo that a positive attitude and the desire to keep learning will lead to success. ERA Sunburst Realty has 8 agents who have been awarded “Realtor of the Year” by their board. We are very proud of that honor by our peers! There is not another office that even comes close! We know our market. We embrace technology. We work hard and with world class scenery and recreation in our back yard, we play hard. Whether it’s a snazzy condo in downtown Asheville, a rustic cabin looking up at Cold Mountain, a green-built new home or a historic charmer, ERA Sunburst Realty has you covered. With offices in Waynesville and Asheville, we are uniquely positioned to help you find your mountain home or investment in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Tod's Tasties
102 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 582-2149
Tod respects the seasons. We buy produce from our farmer friends. Our beef, pork and eggs are naturally raised and sourced locally if possible. Tod makes all the pastry, bread, buns, biscuits, and bagels with NC produced organic flour. We proudly support: Smiling Hara Tempeh, Buchi, Green Man Brewery, 1000 Faces, Mountain Air Roastery, Green Bee Cleaning,Ten Mile, DownTo Earth Farm and many more. Tod's is located at 102 Montford Ave. Go to www.todstasties.com for our online menu, photos, and blog. Find us on Instagram (todtasty) and Facebook (Tod's Tasties).

1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804, (828) 251-6600
UNC Asheville is distinctive in the UNC system as its designated liberal arts university. Our practice of the liberal arts emphasizes the centrality of learning and discovery through exemplary teaching, innovative scholarship, creative expression, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, engaged service, and practical experience. UNC Asheville is primarily undergraduate, with all programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree, with the exceptions of teacher licensure programs and the master’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS). UNC Asheville offers a liberal arts education characterized by high quality faculty student interaction. We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth. See the complete mission statement at https://www.unca.edu/about/mission-unc-asheville.

Wake Foot Sanctuary
1 Page Ave. Suite #115, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 575-9799
(In the Grove Arcade)
The concept, although unusual, is really quite simple & familiar. Come in, cozy up on a couch or chair, and slip your feet into a luxurious warm soak of your choosing. Sink deeper into relaxation and well-being by selecting one of our signature add-on massages (like a foot and lower leg, or a head, neck, and shoulder massage) to enjoy during your visit.

Webb Insurance
216 Asheland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 258-2663
Webb Insurance is a full service independent insurance agent providing all lines of insurance including auto, home, life, health, disability, long term care and all line of business insurance. Started in 1925, we are passionate about being our client's trusted advisor for all their insurance needs.