Repost: New vinyl pressing plant will be an immersive food, music and cocktail experience
- June 19, 2020 -
Last summer, Mackensy Lunsford of the Asheville Citizen-Times wrote a comprehensive piece about the Citizen Vinyl project. You can read the entire article here.
June 21, 2019. ASHEVILLE — “Synergy” is a word that comes to Gar Ragland’s mind often as he talks about his proposed project, tentatively named AVL-Vinyl.
Ragland, a North Carolina-born music producer, president and CEO of NewSong music, and the Board Chair of the Asheville Area Arts Council, plans to build a vinyl pressing plant in the Asheville Citizen Times building, taking over nearly 10,000 square feet of the ground floor.
The Asheville Citizen Times newspaper staff moved back to the second floor of the historic building this week.
“We aspire to be one of the country’s leading manufacturers of high-quality vinyl,” Ragland said. “And as we started to put that model together, we realized that Asheville offers a special, unique opportunity, driven by both the homegrown love of music and craft here — as well as the 12 million tourists who come here seeking that here in our town.”
Informed by the city’s ethos, Ragland saw an opportunity to create something more than “just” a manufacturing facility, he said: an immersive music experience, part record plant, part independent record store, part music cafe and bar, where people can listen to and buy records, sip coffee and craft cocktails and eat world-class food.
Congrats to Natalie Price—2023 NewSong Grand Prize Winner!
- November 27, 2023 -
NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is thrilled to announce that Natalie Price from Austin, Texas, is the 2023 Grand Prize Winner. Photos by Aaron Stone. During the Saturday, November 18, finals, Price showcased five songs with infectious hooks that felt like instant hits. Her… View Article
Exciting news! Enjoy 10% off repress orders! Is it time to restock? Citizen Vinyl would like to help! As a way to say thank you to our existing customers, we would like to offer 10% off any order that has already been pressed at Citizen… View Article
Orbiting Human Circus (duo) featuring Songs of The Music Tapes will perform at Citizen Vinyl on Thursday, Sept 14. Doors at 6 p.m. / show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 advance / $20 day of show. Toybox Theatre will open! Orbiting Human Circus is… View Article
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