98.1 the RIVER along with sister stations 105.9 The Mountain and Mix 96.5 teamed up with Eblen Charities and Ingles to give turkeys and thanksgiving meals to 1,300 Asheville residents. Check out the pictures!
98.1 the River and some lucky listeners got an exclusive meet and greet with Guster at The Orange Peel. Check out the pictures of the soundcheck party.
ISA, ABCCM & the River teamed up to help keep Asheville warm this winter. Going on their 6th year, ABCCM held their annual blanket drive giving one in five people in Bumbcome county warm. Join the fun today and help keep Asheville warm!
Some lucky listeners got to have an exclusive meet and greet with Grace Potter at the Orange Peel. Don't miss your chance to meet your favorite artists with 98.1 The RIVER.
The rain couldn't stop folks from celebrating Oktoberfest downtown in Asheville. People enjoyed food, music, and of course awesome craft beer make sure you are here next year.
Congrats to our Dawes meet and greet winners! They braved the rain to enjoy the show.
Do you like chicken, music, & supporting a good cause!? Well so do we! Check out Heather and the gang stopping by Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack to help support the local kid's music group.
The River headed downtown for the last After Five of the Season.
Check out the photos from the 13th annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival! See you next year!
Tonight was our last Homegrown in Prichard of the season. Stevie Lee Combs and Chicken Coop Willie rocked the park. Check out the pics!
The rain didn't stop Jeff Thompson from serenading us in Prichard Park tonight. Check out the pictures! Kane Kubed were great as well. What a great set of kids!
Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats tore up Prichard Park tonight before the rain tore us up. Chris Rodrigues sounded great as our opener as well! Check out the pictures!
We hosted another Race to the Taps 4-miler on August 8th in Downtown Asheville's South Slope -- don't miss the photos!
Molly Rose serenaded us with her beautiful voice once again. Another thank you to Abby the Spoon Lady and her fellow buskers for joining us! Check out the pictures!
The first LEAF Downtown was amazing thanks to all that came down. From juggling to music and crafts to beer there was so much to enjoy and experience.
Thanks to EVERYONE who came out to the first LEAF Downtown! We had a total blast Check out the pics from Day One!
The Get Right Band rocks out on a beautiful day in Asheville! In case you missed it here are some pics!
Check out the photos from the Matisyahu show!!
Aaron LaFalce rocked out in Prichard Park tonight. Check out the pictures!
Check out the pictures from the buyout Tourist game!
Check out the photos from the July Downtown After Five!
Goldie and the Screamers tore it up tonight in Prichard Park! Thanks to Celestially Rooted for the mystical opening!
Red Honey filled Prichard Park with great music tonight! Check out the pics!
Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros tore it up tonight in Prichard Park! Thanks to our opener George Terry for getting the crowd ready. Come out next Thursday for more great local music!
A huge thanks to Blue Ridge Orthodontics for letting us hang out during their Teen Open House for Invisalign!
Check out photos from our second race of the Race to the Taps Race Series at Pisgah Brewing Company!
The weather actually held out for tonights Homegrown in Prichard! Tonights performers The Greenliners and Josh Newton filled the park with great music. Come out next week for more great local music!
98.1 the RIVER celebrated Asheville Beer Week at the Thirsty Monk's brand new location for their Not So Big BIG Beer Festival!
98.1 the RIVER and the WNC Beer Guide hosted the Asheville Beer Week VIP Kickoff Party!
98.1 the RIVER was out with Stephanie at the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue adoption event at PetSmart helping dogs and cats find their forever homes. Check out the pictures!
Stephanie with 98.1 the RIVER came out to Habitat for Humanity's Spring Sale. Don't miss the pictures!
Thanks to everyone who came out to to the first Downtown After 5 of 2015! We hope to see you at next month's!
Heather with 98.1 the RIVER handed out the prizes for the Outdoor Adventure Giveaway at the Subaru Adventure Center! Don't miss the pictures.
Thanks so much to everyone who donated this morning at Bruegger's Bagels on Merrimon! You can still donate through April 30th to Pisgah Legal Services on their website.
Heather Anders from 98.1 the RIVER broadcasted live from Asheville Savings Bank for their Shred It event! Don't miss the photos.
Thanks to everyone who came out and registered for our Race to the Taps series! And a huge thank you to Asheville Running Company for being one of our wonderful sponsors!!
We asked YOU where your heart is, and here are some of the submissions we got from our RIVER listeners!
Kick it Events presented the annual Band Aid 5K/8K on Saturday, February 28th - a benefit for the Asheville High School band. 98.1 the RIVER was on location to support the cause and register runners for Race to the Taps!
Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek played at the Grey Eagle. Check out the pictures!
We hope everyone had a blast at this year's Winter Warmer Beer Festival!
Thanks to everyone that came out to the Hot Cocoa 10k even with some snow flurries in the air. Check out the pictures and make sure to check out Asheville Radio Group's very own running series called Race to the Taps in the coming months.
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the 2014 Jingle Bell Run! Congratulations to all the winners!
Heather and the River crew had a great time with everyone on black friday at Musician's Workshop. The deals weren't the only thing that was hot so was the pizza and the signed guitar that we gave away to a lucky listener.
Insurance Services of Asheville held its 2014 Blanket Drive today at 408 Executive Park. There's still time to donate!
Jordan from 98.1 the River was out at Highland Brewing Company celebrating the third and final day of their Cold Mountain Winter Ale release party. Check out the pictures!
Photos by Whitley Albury
We gave out a pair of tickets to Avett Brothers show at US Cellular center for tonight AND tomorrow night. Thanks to all who came out to enter!
St. Paul and the Broken Bones came back to Asheville to rock the Orange Peel. Don't miss the photos! Photos by: Whitley Albury
The Black Jacket Symphony returned to the Orange Peel to perform LZ4. Don't miss the photos.
Photos by Whitley Albury
98.1 the RIVER celebrated the last Downtown After 5 of the season in our Insider's Lounge, presented by the Asheville Regional Airport. Don't miss the photos!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Habitat for Humanity Restore's Fall Customer Appreciation Day!
98.1 the RIVER supported the Tourists as they faced off against the Hagerstown Suns in the second championship game on Tuesday, September 9th. Don't miss the photos!
98.1 the RIVER supported the Tourists as they faced off against the Hagerstown Suns in a championship game on Monday, September 8th. Don't miss the photos!
We had another AMAZING BaconFest this year! Thanks to everyone who came out to this year's SOLD OUT event! See you next year!
Our last Homegrown in Prichard this year went out with a bang! Molly Rose played a great show for us tonight in Prichard Park. Thanks for coming out to see us all summer!
Debrissa and the Bear King at The One Stop on DIG Fest night two. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
Leigh Glass at 5 Walnut on DIG Fest night two. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
Luxury Spirit at Tressa's at DIG Fest night two. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
Sylva band Porch 40 at The One Stop on the first night of DIG Fest. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros at Tressa's for the first night of DIG Fest. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
98.1 the RIVER celebrated another Downtown After 5 in our Insider's Lounge! Don't miss the photos!
We had a very entertaining Homegrown in Prichard tonight with Kellin Watson. Check out the pictures!
We had a great night tonight in Prichard Park listening to Ben Wilson. He even played a song about Frankenstein and other monsters. Check out the photos!
Tonight was another successful Homegrown in Prichard. Pierce Edens played for us tonight in the park. Thanks to all who came to enjoy his music with us!
Red Honey rocked Prichard Park tonight for our latestet installment of Homegrown in Prichard. Check out the photos! Photo Credit: Dillon Foust
We hooked up our listeners with the ultimate VIP treatment in our Insiders Lounge at Downtown After 5, featuring food from the Chop House and beer from Sierra Nevada. Don't miss the photos!
Tonight Homegrown in Prichard was rocked away by the tune of Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros. Come see us next week for another great local musician!
Aaron LaFalce rocked out tonight at Homegrown in Prichard! Thanks to all our listeners who came out!
The rain held off for the Asheville Tourist Buyout Night first pitch. Blades, Neal, and the wise guys were there giving out all sorts of free stuff. Dont miss us at Thirsty Thursday's and Dollar Dog Nights.
We had an amazing crowd out in Prichard Park tonight to watch our local artist, Lyric, give Asheville a reason to dance.
Leigh Glass rocked out in Prichard Park tonight on behalf of 98.1 the River's Homegrown in Prichard summer concert series. Come see us next Thursday at six for another great local artist!
We celebrated another Downtown After 5 in our Insider's Lounge with beer from Sierra Nevada and food from the Chop House, complete with music from Drivin' and Cryin'.
Another successful Homegrown in Prichard Park occurred tonight! This week we featured The Toothe! Come see us next Thursday when we hear the music of Leigh Glass.
Amos Lee met with a few VERY lucky 98.1 the River listeners at his recent performance for The Orange Peel on June 17th! Check out a few of the photos here.
Another successful segment of our Homegrown in Prichard Park summer concert series went down tonight in the heart of Asheville. Our talented performer tonight was Nikki Talley. Come out next Thursday and sing along with us!
Check out the photos from the 2014 Asheville Half Marathon!
We kicked off the summer with our first Homegrown in Pritchard, featuring Oso Rey. Don't miss the photos!
98.1 the River and Paramount Kia came out to Bruegger's Bagels and City Bakery Cafe today for Java for Justice to support Pisgah Legal Services. Thanks to all who came out and helped either by donating directly or by making purchases at the participating businesses.
Our favorite Canadian twins, Tegan and Sara, played the Orange Peel on May 20. Don't miss the photos.
Check out the photos from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Biltmore Village. Free hot dogs, donuts, soda, and popcorn were served at the Spring Customer Appreciation Sale.
The Downtown After 5 season kicked off with a bang! Don't miss the photos.
We had a great crowd at the Subaru Adventure Center today for the Outdoor Adventure Giveaway! Check out the pictures!
Alabama Shakes played a sold-out two-night run at The Orange Peel. If you missed it, don't sweat it; we took pictures for you. Photos by Auburn Petty
Don't miss the photos from our Buyout Night at the Asheville Tourists game on April 30th!
Moogfest 2014 kicked off Wednesday, April 23. Photos courtesy of Moogfest.
Don't miss the photos from the Local Natives show at The Orange Peel. Photos by Auburn Petty
Heather and 98.1 the River came out to The Hookah Hookup to pick a winner for a pair of tickets to Hangout Music Festival. Thanks to everyone who came to "hangout" with us and get "hooked up" with some great products from The Hookah Hangout. See what we did there? Check out the pics! Photo Credit: Dillon Foust
Ben Wilson dropped by Studio AVL to perform last July. Don't miss the photos.
Debrissa and the Bear King performed in Studio AVL.
Blind Lemon Phillips stopped by Studio AVL on July 15th. Check out the photos.
Jeff Santiago performed in Studio AVL on July 9th. Don't miss the photos!
The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra stopped by Studio AVL on July 8th.
98.1 the River shook off the winter blues at this year's 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival. Don't miss the photos!
Juan Holiday stopped by Studio AVL on July 2, 2013.
The Toothe performed in Studio AVL on June 24, 2013.
Don't miss the photos from Aaron LaFalce's performance.
Don't miss the photos!
Don't miss the photos from their Studio AVL session.
The Kopecky Family Band performed for Studio AVL on May 20, 2013.
Don't miss the photos of their Studio AVL performance!
Glen Phillips performed for Studio AVL on April 6, 2013.
Don't miss the photos!
Sara Watkins stopped by Studio AVL on March 8, 2013.
Donna the Buffalo performed for Studio AVL on March 2, 2013.
Don't miss the photos from Matisyahu's Studio AVL session!
Don't miss the photos from Juan Holiday's Studio AVL session!
Wu Force stopped by Studio AVL on Feburary 7, 2013.
The Toothe performed on January 10, 2013 for Studio AVL.
Of Montreal sold out the Grey Eagle. Photos by Auburn Petty
Steep Canyon Rangers packed the house at the Orange Peel on the first night of their two-day run. Don't miss the photos by Auburn Petty!
Eblen Charities held their food drive today to help local families have a meal on their table during the Thanksgiving season.
Johnny Marr performed at The Orange Peel. Check out the pictures here! Photos by Auburn Petty
Heather came out to Insurance Serivices of Asheville with 98.1 this morning to help with their blanket drive for the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. Check out the photos!
Michael Franti & Spearhead sold out the Orange Peel on Nov. 12th. Check out the pictures! Photos by Auburn Petty
Don't miss the photos from the final night of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. Photos by Auburn Petty
Check out the photos from the second night of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. Photos by Auburn Petty
Check out photos from this year's Dog Day Afternoon!
Stephanie came out to help Habitat for Humanity of Asheville to celebrate their 30 year anniversary.
Jason Daniello performed at the last Homegrown in Pritchard of the season. Don't miss the photos here!
This week's Homegrown in Pritchard featured Ten Cent Orchestra. Be sure to join us next week for the last Homegrown of the year! Photo credit: Kory Suttles and Whitley Albury
98.1 The River (and friends!) had a GREAT time at the August version of Downtown After 5! Check out the photos from our Insider's Lounge and everywhere else around DTA5. Photo Credit: Jeanie Slade.
Don't miss the photos from CaroMia's performance at Homegrown in Pritchard on August 15th.
Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work played an AMAZING show for a big crowd at Homegrown in Pritchard on August 8th! See the photos here. Photo credit: Kory Suttles
We were on hand for the 7th Annual Chains for Wishes Disc Golf Tournament at Richmond Hill Disc Golf Course. The golfers stayed hydrated with Proformance while helping benefit a great cause. Photo credit: Whitley Albury
This week's Homegrown in Pritchard featured Ben Wilson. The weather was absolutely perfect and so were the great tunes!
Don't miss the photos from July's Downtown After 5!
This week's Homegrown in Prichard entertainment was Leigh Glass and the Hazards. The night was complete with good jams, nice weather and listeners shaking their groove thing. Come out to our next Homegrown in Prichard event on August 1st!
Check out the photos from our second Downtown After 5 event on June 21st!
Aaron LaFalce played at our third Homegrown of the season! Check out the pictures here!
98.1 the River's Homegrown in Pritchard showcased Dave Dribbon this week. Don't miss the photos.
Hundreds of Asheville residents ran the Chamber Challenge. Check out the photos!
Check out the photos from the very first Homegrown in Pritchard concert of the season, featuring Aaron "Woody" Wood! Photos by Kory Suttles.
Check out photos from our donation event to help support tornado victims in Oklahoma. Special thanks to the American Red Cross, area Bojangles restaurants, and to JoAnn Fabric & Crafts stores who provided the ribbons in remembrance of victims.
Studio AVL with Toubab Krewe
Studio AVL with Steep Canyon Rangers
Studio AVL with Sarah Siskind
Studio AVL with Jerry Douglas
Studio AVL with Punch Brothers
Studio AVL with Donovan Frankenreiter
Studio AVL with Eric Hutchinson
Studio AVL with Abigail Washburn
Studio AVL with Donna The Buffalo
Studio AVL with Matisyahu
The xx played the Orange Peel on Jan. 30. Photos by: Auburn Petty
Check out the photos from the Winter Warmer Beer Festival.
Bloc Party played the Orange Peel on Jan. 14, 2013. Photos by: Auburn Petty
Photos by: Auburn Petty
Photos by: Auburn Petty
Photos by: Auburn Petty
Sudio AVL with Mindy Smith.
Sara Watkins stopped by Studio AVL on June 13th.
Photos By: Emily Kerr
Photos By: Emily Kerr
Ani DiFranco stopped by Studio AVL.
Warren Haynes stopped by the studio before Christmas Jam.