“Great show…you ladies always mesmerize me!”
“Thanks for a great evening! Your people and the whole production were awesome! Much success to you.”
“You all were luminous. Riveting. Nicely done!”
Which was better, the 80s or the 90s?
At our 3rd Annual Hot Summer Nights, YOU get to decide which one was the ULTIMATE decade. Enjoy a night filled with dance performances of all kinds, aerial arts, improv comedy, storytelling, and live music. Get on out on the dance floor in between sets and show everyone how it’s done. Upstairs, check out the buti yoga demonstration or get a massage or watch a painting come to life before your eyes. Delight all your senses while reliving the BEST DECADES EVER.
Performers and Presenters
We have an UNBELIEVABLE cast of characters for your enjoyment at HSN. Check out their info below and make sure you enjoy all of the fun!
Melanie Bianchi - Storytelling
Melanie McGee Bianchi is a career lifestyle journalist from Asheville, NC. She was arts & entertainment editor of the AAN weekly Mountain Xpress for a decade (1997-2007), picking up an international industry award for editing; editor of the regional women’s monthly Verve (2012-2014), a publication that included a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer on staff; and is currently managing editor of two upscale print magazines: the cultural monthly Bold Life and the architectural-and-interiors quarterly Carolina Home + Garden.
Melanie has performed poetry at the Black Mountain Museum + Arts Center and has shared life episodes as part of the storytelling-in-performance series “Listen to This” at Asheville Community Theatre and at several other storytelling venues: Stories by the River, West End Reading Series, and Juniper Bends Series. She has been a finalist in two national poetry prizes: the Black Warrior Review National Poetry Prize (2011) and the Tusculum Review Chapbook Contest (2014), where she was first-runner-up. Melanie lives in West Asheville and has a 9-year-old son.
No Regets - MC/Improv
Improvisors with experience across the states have come together to rock your efffing world. Mom, I know you’re on Facebook. Stop chat requesting me. Pete, Joe, Chase, Kristen, and more! Chronic Asthmatics. High-five experts. Pursuers of the American Cream. (And yes, it’s no REGETS.)
yourmomsmixtape - Live Music
We’ve been blasted out a dorm-room window, played loud out of a 1984 Buick Lesabre station wagon. If you’ve worn a members only, mullet, vans, jams, acid-wash or jorts you know the words to these songs. We are not your Napster playlist or mini-disc mix…we are your Mom’s mix-tape, featuring Ken Kiser and Matt Kinne.
Amber Victoria - Aerials
Amber started her dance education as a youth at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts where she studied Dance throughout middle and high school. She continued her training in college at UNC Asheville where she became certified as a Group Fitness Instructor and began teaching yoga and cardio dance. Currently, Amber offers workshops in Dance Fitness, Movement Meditation/Body Awareness, Flow Arts, and Choreography, and teaches weekly at Empyrean Arts in South Slope, Asheville.
Nicole Edge - Bellydance (from Savannah, GA)
Bio coming soon!
DJ How D Bot
How D Bot is a space-time tourist who recently quit an unsuccessful career as a gunfighter to become an unconventional DJ. How D Bot repurposes his loop station and effect pedals to bring tripped out, funky jams from the heart of the universe to the people of planet Earth.
Buti Yoga (Upstairs)
Cynthia Sim’s Buti yoga class is a high-intensity workout that fuses yoga, plyometrics and tribal dance. Each class consist of deep stretching, shaking, spiraling and heart pounding cardio. Cynthia started practicing yoga in 2003 and found Buti yoga in 2014. She immediately fell in love with Buti yoga and the freedom that it created within her body, it left her feeling energized, strong and with the most excitement about any fitness/yoga class. She became certified to teach Buti yoga in 2015 and is passionate about sharing the method with other women. Buti means the cure to something hidden or kept secret. ~ Your vibe attracts your tribe~
Jessica Frary Massage (Upstairs)
Specializing in Swedish, deep tissue and integrative customized massage based on the clients needs. A licensed massage therapist since 2007. Available for events at corporate offices, gatherings, sporting, music events and venues.
$1 of each regular ticket, and $2 of each VIP ticket, will go to these two fantastic WNC girls organizations: