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SoundSpace@Rabbit’s is a music-rehearsal space facility, soul food kitchen and cultural landmark inside of a historic Chitlin’ Circuit/Green Book-era,’Tourist Court” motel/restaurant in the city of Asheville, NC.

OPENING SPRING 2019 TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY OF ASHEVILLE, NC

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The Outcasts from Asheville, NC, statewide Battle of the Bands winner 1979, voted #1 R&B group in NC. #soundspaceatrabbits #asheville #southsideasheville #blackasheville #ncmusic #ashevillemusic #musiccity #knowyourhistory
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This Article is creating some discussion. Can Asheville responsibly handle its evolution into 'music city' by continuing to fiscally support its musicians? Are we on the cusp of over-saturation and dwindling incomes for musicians, after the now already abundance of free music? https://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/the-south/asheville/travel-tips-and-articles/why-asheville-is-americas-next-major-music-city/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d275606a

SoundSpace@Rabbits3 months ago
Oy – Today at 4pm Eastern – I’m doing an AMA on reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA - to promote my auction of my star-studded-signed drumkit from the last three years of Ween performances to raise funds for @soundspaceavl – a rehearsal space...

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We are humbly honored and thankful for the support we’ve received, both in our home of Asheville and abroad!

THE PRACTICE SPACES - PHASE I

SoundSpace @Rabbit’s starts with four rehearsal studio rental spaces. Two of the studio spaces will be long-term ‘lockout’ rentals, and two will be rentable by the hour and/or day with full backline in the rooms. Additional gear will be available for rent.

 located in historic Southside, downtown Asheville within minutes from downtown area music venues, SoundSpace @Rabbit’s will continue its own personal long history of serving the local and touring music community.

SoundSpace @Rabbit's!
SoundSpace @Rabbit's!

HOURLY/DAILY ROOM RENTALS

STUDIO ONE: 17′ x 13′-9″ (224 sq ft)

STUDIO TWO: 14′ x 13′-9″ (181 sq ft)

LONG-TERM ROOM RENTALS

STUDIO ONE:  13′-10″ x 3′-9″ (177 sq ft)

STUDIO TWO:  11′-10″ x 3′-9″ (153 sq ft)

A CITY LANDMARK & SOUL FOOD CAFE - PHASE II

Rabbit’s Tourist Court was a crown jewel of Negro “Tourist Courts” for Negro travelers in the south, and was an $85,000 business at its opening. This is equivalent to $1,500,000 today. Its decrorative dining room boasted an indoor fountain; it’s kitchen was ultra modern and stocked, and its motel cabins elegant and handsome. The white stone driveway was light with red, blue and yellow lights, and had curb service from its restaurant. Rabbit’s was run by five generations as a motel and soul-food kitchen from the 1940’s up to the turn of the 21st century. Guests and patrons included wayward travelers, entertainers, Negro League League teams, and many musicians coming through Asheville on the ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’. We are honoring this legacy by creating a cultural landmark with building murals, and a new soul food cafe’ with the matching 45 records jukebox playlist. Also, a dance/movement studio space will be added, and additional monthly rental spaces. We are creating a musicians’ resource and a vibrant community hub as rich as is the history of Asheville, and as proud as the history of Southside Asheville.

We are proud and thankful for the support of our team, partners and friends!

We thank all of our fundraising supporters! Our project has been only made possible with your direct support!

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