Asheville Musicians Coalition
Asheville Musicians Coalition (AMC) was founded in 2007 by a group of local musicians from Asheville, NC who have spent over thirty years playing in bands, nightclubs and venues, literally from coast to coast.
AMC was created to present Hometown Holiday Jam (HHJ), an annual benefit concert held at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, for twelve years now.
HHJ raises funds for local charities such as Mission Childrens Hospital
and Manna Food Bank, and features popular local groups who perform
regularly in the Asheville area.
Audiences of HHJ will also be introduced to local up-and-coming bands
that would normally not have an opportunity to perform at a major local
venue like the incredible Orange Peel.
Ultimately, AMC will evolve into a non-profit entity with a mission of
promoting local musical talent and venues, to advocate for the welfare
of working musicians in the area, and provide needed support in the event of unfortunate or extenuating circumstances.
Hopefully, AMC will be able to enlist the support from everyone who loves and appreciates live bands and local music, and from local businesses and venues whose livelyhood thrives or is enhnaced by the efforts and enthusiasm of local musicians and bands.