Off The Wagon Asheville Dueling Piano Bar Blog
This has been a strange year for college graduations.
While it was more normal than last year, many still found that they did not get to graduate in front of all the friends and family they would have anticipated being present.
At Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar, our hearts go out to all directly affected by the pandemic, but also those indirectly affected by not getting to fully enjoy some of the events for which they have worked for years.
As we have finally reopened safely and comfortably at Off the Wagon, this is the perfect location for your graduation party. Some of what makes Asheville great for graduations includes:
We have had a long hard year here in western North Carolina. In the last few decades, we have experienced unprecedented growth, with thousands of new residents moving here and many new businesses opening every year. Millions of tourists visit Asheville every year, so there are always new people to meet and things to do. At least that's how it is supposed to work here.
However, last year saw the prolonged closures of several of the unique restaurants, bars, venues, and more for a year or more. Families had to juggle working from home and remote learning, while some people said goodbye to loved ones. It has been a long hard year here, and we have missed our loyal regulars and meeting all those who would have visited.
But there's good news. We're back! We have reopened, and we're ready to rock! Here's what you can expect now that we are back, providing the experience you've come to expect here at one of the only dueling piano bars in the South.
This pandemic season has been hard on western North Carolinians. People have had to take precautions for their health, learn how to work remotely, survive the uncertainty of job furloughs, and try to navigate school schedules that are ever-evolving. Small businesses throughout the Asheville area have taken financial hits from a truncated tourist season and are trying to find a way forward. Depending on when you are reading this, Off The Wagon has actually been closed since March through at least the middle of December. If you are reading this after December 11th, 2020, please check our website or contact us in case we have been allowed to safely reopen.
As we near the end of this difficult year, we want to talk about what you can expect when our dueling piano bar does reopen.
Sometimes, we become immune to the beauty around us. The everyday sights that once took our breath away become just another part of the scenery, relegated to the background. But if there is anything that never fails to capture the attention, imagination, and heart of viewers, it is the glorious spectacle that autumn treats us to every year. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we have a prime seat for one of the best shows on Earth.
Are you planning a trip to the great city of Asheville, North Carolina? Good choice; we may be partial, but it’s a terrific place to visit. Or maybe you’re a resident who wants to explore your own great big backyard? Good choice; we may be partial, but Asheville is also a terrific place to live! Now, whether you love a jammed-packed agenda full of activities that will keep you going all day or night or you want a relaxed experience where you stumble upon wonderful experiences and meander your way through the sites, our city delivers.