YMI CULTURAL CENTER (Main Venue)
One of the most beautiful venues in Asheville, this historic venue has powerful AC and is rumored to have hosted some of the best jazz musicians to ever live, including Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Located in fun & funky downtown Asheville, the YMI has fantastic wood floors, art deco architecture and plenty of nearby parking. Bonus: it's over a coffee house and a wonderful social justice bar, The Block off Biltmore, where some BRB events will take place. All of our dances will take place at the YMI, as well as one of the class tracks. The entrance to the YMI is located around the corner from The Block off Biltmore (to the right if you are facing the Block's entrance).
The Block off Biltmore (Fri Late Night, Workshops)
This gorgeous venue is downstairs (street level) from the YMI Cultural Center, and is not only a historic venue with great floors, but is a vegan social justice bar with a *terrific* selection of local brews and craft cocktails. Head downstairs from the YMI for coffee, a drink or a snack when you need a break from the action! This will be our Friday late night venue, as well as where the 'Bal-Accelerated' track will be located. Parking is the same for the YMI.
[SEE MAP FOR THE YMI- IT IS DOWNSTAIRS]
GROVE HOUSE (Workshops)
Grove House is a long-time friend of Swing Asheville. It features fabulous wood floors, and has a bar with bottled brews and liquors, and we will be holding 2 of the class tracks here (Bal-Curious and Bal-Accomplished). It is about a 15 min walk from the YMI. PARKING: In addition to street parking, if you pass the venue (venue on your right), there is a parking lot just past it on your left.
Habitat Tavern & Commons (Sat Late Night)
A new local brewery with lots of Asheville flavor and wood floors. This is our late night venue for Saturday! It is a ~15 minute walk (0.6 miles) from the YMI. If you choose to drive, there is a parking lot.
The Mothlight (Sunday after party)
The Mothlight is one of the hippest joints in the coolest part of Asheville. The floor is fabulous, the sound is great, and they have a fully stocked bar. The Sunday night after party will be held here. PARKING: If you can't find street parking, head on down to the Ingles parking lot about a block down (east) from the venue.
- Please do not park along Jarett St. It is a dead-end street with limited parking for local residents only.
- Park on Haywood Rd or one of the other side streets like Dunwell Ave
- On Sunday night, you can also use the bank and church parking lots across the street