AVAILABLE TICKETS

 REGULAR 3-DAY GA..........$125.00
*NOW AVAILABLE*


EARLY BIRD 3-DAY GA..........$99.00
*LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE

3-DAY VIP..........$249.00
*LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE*

VIP includes admittance to all events and the following perks:

~ Thursday Night Kick-off Party -  Join us as we kick off the weekend with a welcome reception featuring a performance from Ben Sollee at Salvage Station. 

 ~ Friday and Saturday Connect Cocktail Hours - Spend some time rubbing elbows with our creators and panelists while enjoying complimentary craft cocktails and tasty hors d'oeuvres at unique downtown locations.  

Sunday Morning Brunch and Performance - Start the day off right with our breakfast buffet and bloody Mary bar while you listen to the sweet sounds of Rhoda Weaver and her Soul Mates. 

~Priority Seating/Viewing at Venues - VIP guests will enjoy priority seating at the Orange Peel, Asheville Community Theatre, Central United Methodist Church, and Asheville Social Hall.

 SINGLE DAY GA..........$40-$50
*NOw AVAILABLE*

Friday & Saturday - $50
Sunday - $40

Single Day General Admission includes admittance to all events on that day except exclusive VIP Events..

*CBTP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Participating Locations include:

  • The Orange Peel
  • Central United Methodist Church
  • The Grail Movie House
  • Asheville Social Hall
  • Asheville Community Theatre

Featured Panelists & Performers include:

  • Ben Sollee — cellist, community activist
  • Big Chief Juan Pardo — musician, Mardi Gras Indian Chief
  • Billy Edd Wheeler - author, songwriter
  • Bob Boilen — host of NPR’s All Songs Considered
  • Christopher Paul Stelling - singer-songwriter
  • Jay Erskine Leutze — author, conservationist
  • Johnny Irion — musician, producer
  • Joyce Ferder Rankin - two-time emmy winning journalist, filmmaker
  • Lydia Diamond — award-winning playwright
  • Scott Sherratt - producer, director
  • William Horberg - producer
  • More participants to be announced

Featured Events include:

  • Art in Action - What role and responsibility does an artist/ creator take on by pushing a message of social change and action out into the world? How and when should you use your voice to raise awareness for a social justice or political cause?
  • Ready, Set, Action! - How do we take social change beyond the awareness phase and into actionable steps?
  • Art and the Perception of Reality - How changing the narrative can influence human behavior and inspire social change.
  • The Art of Adaptation — How to maintain the artistic integrity of a story when changing the format from one format to another.
  • The Art of Pitching — You’ve made a great piece of art, now what? How to get your art packaged and noticed.
  • Character Development — A session exploring how to develop unforgettable characters for the page and screen.
  • From Story to Song - How to take long form stories and incorporate them into song form.