No Simple Disruption
Wed Feb 15

No Simple Disruption

An Evening Of Powerful Poetry & Music
with John Medeski & Friends, Oteil Burbridge, Vernon Reid, Brian Jackson, DJ Logic, Jeff Sipe, & Maggie Rose.

DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
DOORS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Indoor Stage
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
No Refunds; Free Parking
Price: $20 ADV; $25 DOS (General Admission)
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Join us for an evening of powerful poetry & music in the spirit of collaboration and positive change-making on Wednesday, February 15th with special guests John Medeski & Friends, Oteil Burbridge, Vernon Reid, Brian Jackson, DJ Logic, Jeff Sipe, & Maggie Rose.

Opening acts will include young musicians collaborating with young poets to bring their original, thought-provoking, world-changing lyrics center stage. This collaboration is the beginning of a deep relationship with the creative youth of Asheville and the plethora of talented mentors with ties to the Asheville community. 

The doors open at 6PM and the show entertainment begins at 7PM. 18+ ONLY (no exceptions)! FREE ON-SITE PARKING! Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food PLUS we will have our FULL bar open for you to enjoy!

CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.

Check out our FAQ page here to learn about large event parking options, what you can and cannot bring inside the venue, and MORE!

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More about No Simple Disruption:

John Medeski and Jeff Firewalker of Saint Disruption ( with their partners Osiris Media have launched No Simple Disruption  to honor the power of poetry and music when brought together in the spirit of collaboration. Our aspiration is to provide a platform for young poet visionaries to gain mentorship and collaboration with acclaimed musicians and thought leaders. Our podcast is part of a movement intended to forge new expressive directions among seers, artists and cultural beacons.  NSD provides compelling deep dialogue about what matters most.  The spark of inspiration for No Simple Disruption arose from John and Jeff’s creation of a sonic landscape to support Umar Bin Hassan’s poem called ‘Painstorms,’ you can access work and accompanying video:
We are inviting young poets to submit audio recordings of original poetry works on an on-going basis.  Once chosen for production, recorded poems will be accompanied by original music landscapes generated by world renowned musicians. During each bimonthly monthly podcast we will debut a new work and discuss with the makers their creative process and the topic of the poem. We will occasionally invite luminaries in different fields as guests.
The premiere, featuring 18 year old poet Michaela Kabat and special guests Rising Appalachia, can be found on most podcast streaming platforms under No Simple Disruption. In addition, you can find here: 1 minute ( and 5 minute ( ) sizzle reels of our pilot.
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