Lex 18 Features Top Live Jazz Musicians This Month

Lex 18, located at 18 N. Lexington Ave. in Asheville, will be hosting extraordinary live jazz music every night this month.

On Tuesday-Thursday, open seatings will be available between 5:30-9:30 p.m. and the bar will be open from 5:30 – 11 p.m.

On Friday-Saturday, first seating reservations are between 5:30 -6:30 p.m. and second seating reservations are between 8- 9:30 p.m. and the bar will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 1 a.m.

LEX 18 is proud to be part of Asheville’s prohibition era history. Established by John O’Donnell in 1904 as the Eureka Saloon, it was a hang-out of Thomas Wolfe’s father W.O. Wolfe.

In Thomas Wolfe’s renowned book, “Look Homeward Angel,” he recounts stories involving the saloon and saloonkeeper John O’Donnell. During Prohibition, from 1907 – 1922 the Eureka Saloon operated as speakeasy serving “milk” according to its historic accounting ledger.

The history and stories revolving around Lex 18 have helped revive a craze for classic and nouveau prohibition recipes incorporating Appalachian moonshine, fresh fruits and elixirs. Our fresh and local cuisine is a modern version of Southern Appalachian fine dinner fare served at the fancier restaurants of the 1920s.

Visit www.lex18avl.com for more information.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.