Higher Ground

2018 THEME

The theme ‘Higher Ground’ is about reaching for, and sharing, thought-provoking ideas and sounds from our beautiful mountain city.

Thanks to everyone that helped make this event so amazing!

Videos of this year's talks will be posted soon. We appreciate your patience!


Isis Restaurant & Music Hall


Isis is a concert venue with an accompanying bar and restaurant.  Many of the artists and performers they feature are recognized national or regional acts. They also present new artists that have not yet received full national attention as well as the talented artists and bands in and around Asheville. You can expect bookings for a wide range of music genres. On the main stage, they have two different styles of shows, from seated dinner cabaret style shows with a capacity of 150 people to standing room shows with the capacity of 450 people. The hall features a balcony and upstairs lounge, bar, and bathrooms.