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Mabon Fire Festival 2018
September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15 – $25
Mabon (pronounced May-bun) is the Celtic celebration of the Autumn equinox. It is the second harvest celebration and an ancient holiday long before the Germans invented Oktoberfest in 1810. Mabon will be celebrated in Hendersonville with a fire festival. Three bands will perform: Sirius B, The Resonant Rogues and Soleil LeBlanc. Sirius B brings the finest absurdist gypsy folk funk punk that the world has to offer. Sirius B’s music is created with an eclectic mix of vocal harmonies and instruments including cello, accordion, violin, marching band and African percussion, charango, flamenco and acoustic guitar, banjo, and melodica. The Resonant Rogues, anchored by the songwriting duo Sparrow and Keith Smith, have shared songs with train-hoppers in New Orleans, busked on the streets of Budapest, learned Turkish Romani dance in Istanbul, and marched in protest in the hills of Appalachia. Throughout, the stories they’ve heard and the people they’ve met have fueled their music, which abounds with influences like Eastern European Romani brass bands, New Orleans street jazz, old-time stringbands, Woody Guthrie anti-fascist folk, French jazz manouche, and Middle Eastern rhythms. Soleil LeBlanc is a WNC local singer-songwriter that you have probably seen grace the stage at Triskelion already. She has been writing and performing original music for over seven years. Soleil’s sound is a unique mix of soul and folk. In addition to the bands, there will be Unifire, a troupe of Asheville fire spinners in the beer garden, and aerial dancers hanging from the rafters inside. There will be fortune tellers and face painters up in the Mezzanine, and a live Fight Club going on out back in front of the brewhouse with Historical European Martial Artists showcasing their martial prowess with live demonstrations of fighting styles, weapons, armor and the rules of combat. This is a ticketed event and restricted to those 21 and older. There are 160 general admission tickets, which will give the ticket holder admission into the event, one complimentary beer ticket, and a commemorative beer glass. There are 90 VIP tickets available. These will grant the ticket holder admission into the event, one complimentary beer, a commemorative beer glass, a commemorative embroidered ballcap, and one carnival ticket, which can be used to get your face painted, fortune told or your choice on which one.