Join us for the Asheville Blade Birthday bash!
Greetings, dear readers! June 16 will mark one year since the Asheville Blade officially launched, one year of hard-hitting journalism, in-depth analysis and sharp views, all supported by our wonderful readers.

So we're celebrating! We'll have an informal get-together at the Crow and Quill (106 N. Lexington Ave.) starting at 6 p.m. with delicious drinks, cake by Amanda Brown and general revelry at one of our favorite places. Patrons will get in free. For all others we ask a $5 donation at the door. The Crow is 21+ only.

This will be the first event marking our anniversary, though likely not the last. So if you haven't subscribed to the Blade yet and would like to get into this, or any of our future events, sign up as a patron now. If you plan to come, please shoot us an email (ashevilleblade at gmail) so we can know how many to plan for.

Thank you all for your support, and an amazing year.