Welcome to Press Play

Get ready to remember this moment for the rest of your life. Welcome to Press Play, a weekly newsletter dedicated to Western North Carolina, specifically the Asheville, Waynesville, Brevard, Hendersonville areas.
We’ll keep you informed on all the interesting goings on, from music and shows to restaurants to the great outdoors to jobs to infinity and beyond. We’ll be dedicated to affordable, off-the-beaten-path events and happenings, with a focus on local business.
We will also have a focus on local news. It’s too easy to not pay attention to what’s going on in the area, national news is so much flashier. We think you’ll find that the news we publish and link to other websites is relevant and thought provoking.
WNC is such a culturally rich area with strong ties to the past and a fresh focus on the future. We wish to celebrate that.
Look for us in your inbox every Thursday, and we’d love to hear any feedback on your favorite pieces and recurring sections. Let’s make something cool together. We won’t stop ‘til you get enough.



We live, work, and play here. Just like you. The only difference is it’s our job to bring you the best of our region every week, so you don’t have to get dirty digging around for the good stuff. You’re welcome.


We’re not gonna bore you with lengthy, worthless content. Get just what you need, fast, with local news, festival highlights, and fun bonus-round stuff delivered weekly.


Membership has its perks. Literally. Exclusive events, first glimpses at new businesses, freebies, special discounts at local businesses and more to come!