The Asheville Civic Music Association, the original name of the Asheville Bravo Concert Association, saw its curtain raise in 1932 at the height of the Great Depression. During its eighty year run, hundreds of
thousands of Western North Carolinians enjoyed world-class concerts by internationally known dancers, singers, and instrumentalists.
In May 2012, financial troubles forced the association to disband and have one final curtain call and in the fall of the same year, documents associated with the concert association’s history came to the Western Regional Archives. Interns Amanda Glenn-Bradley and Clara Wilson, seniors at UNC Asheville majoring in history, brought the collection from cardboard boxes to a cohesive collection now accessible through the WRA.
This exhibit is a representation of many of the materials available in the Archives and contains correspondence, organizational materials, concert programs, original photographs, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items collected by the association.
We hope you’ll come enjoy this new exhibit on the history of one of Asheville’s greatest artistic and cultural treasures!
Where: Western Office, 176 Riceville Rd., Asheville, NC
When: Now through May 17th, 10am until 3:30pm Monday through Friday
Want to know more: Contact the Western Regional Archives 828-296-7230 x240