WNC Battle of the Burger July 9 at Salvage Station

Asheville – On July 9, All American Food Fights Presents the 5th Annual WNC Battle of the Burger from 2-6pm, at The Salvage Station in the River Arts District.

16 area restaurants will set up grills and griddles and cook up thousands of burger samples for the attendees while great local music by Josh Phillips Big Band, Chalwa and Yellow Feather keeps the crowd groovin’.

WNC Battle of the BurgerWhat: WNC Battle of the Burger

When: July 9, 2017 2pm-6pm

Where: The Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC, 28801

How Much: Tickets are $5 for General Admission

VIP tickets are $55 and include a slider from each challenger, complimentary beer, and a special VIP area.

To Benefit: Open Hearts Art Center

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.WNCBurgerBattle.com
Less than 30 VIP tickets still available!

Who is Grillin’ up WNC’s Best Burger? YOU DECIDE!

The Challengers
The following restaurants will be competing for the title:

Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge
Farm Burger Downtown Asheville
Out of the Blue Peruvian Fusion Cuisine
Chop House Asheville
The Montford Pull Up
The Real Food Truck
Foothills Local Meats
Corner Kitchen Catering
Ambrozia Bar & Bistro
Farm to Fender Cafe
Bone & Broth
Salvage Station
The Real Smokehouse BBQ
Mountainview BBQ and Deli
Kitchen 743 at Isis

The Bands

Josh Phillips Big Band

After a long period of writing and mostly hiatus from performing live music, Josh Phillips is coming back big with his latest and most ambitious project yet. Josh Phillips Big Band, just like the ever evolving and collaborative Asheville music scene, is a merging of musicians from all the bands Josh has performed with over the last 12 years. Featuring members of the Folk Festival, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and the Overflow Jug Band; Empire Strikes Brass, The Digs, Devils and Dust, Ashley Heath, and many more, Josh Phillips Big Band is truly a collective of some of the baddest (as in goodest) musical veterans living in Asheville. Together at last.


Chalwa is based out of Asheville, NC and plays original High Country Reggae. The band consists of a diverse all-star line-up of local musicians from bands such as the Asheville Horns, Hope Massive, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Biodesiel, and the Everydays. After hitting the scene in 2006, Chalwa toured throughout the southeast US and Jamaica.

The band has shared the stage with reggae greats such as: Midnite, Groundation, The Meditations, Bambu Station, SOJA, Pato Banton, and many more. Chalwa released it’s first CD in 2009 and was voted one of the top World Music, Reggae bands by the MountainXress in 2010. In support of their CD the band performed a live set on-air interview on WNCW, along with radio air play on Dubatomic Particles and Local Color. In 2014 Chalwa is releasing their second CD on Pinnacle Records and giving the people what they want…live reggae music!

Yellow Feather

From a variety of backgrounds; dance, carpentry, meat-processing, armed forces (among others), Yellow Feather is gaining insight and broadening perspective with the upcoming release of their freshman album, “And Gold.” Thats just what singer/guitar player Hunter Begley finds most enjoyable about the experience, “Writing songs can be as personal or as impersonal as you allow. They’re still gonna shine insight and perspective into the creator and the listener, and that’s the beauty of it.” While waiting for the release of their record, due late summer ’17, Yellow Feather spends most their time in Old Fort, NC. Yellow Feather is: Hunter Begley, Casey Kristofferson, Charlie Willis, Rob Parks.

About Open Hearts Art Center

Open Hearts Art Center is a community based nonprofit, providing opportunities for differently abled adults to express themselves through the arts. The program is committed to improving the quality of life for artists with disabilities and to recognizing these individuals and what they have to offer as a contribution. Open Hearts Art Center is a safe, loving community that is focused on supporting the individual needs and goals of people living with disabilities.