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How to use LiveWire

A. Create your account

  1. First read the LiveWire Asheville Terms of Use.
  2. Go to and click "Log in" at the bottom left corner.
  3. Choose "Click here to register now".
  4. Sign up for an Account.
  5. After you submit your information, you will need to wait for an administrator to approve your account.

B. Create a Profile

  1. After your account has been approved, log in to your account.
  2. Once you're logged in, choose "My Profiles" from the menu at the top.
  3. Choose "Create a new Profile."
  4. Here are some tips for filling out your Profile:
    • Photos: please try to submit images that are as close as possible to 464px wide by 348px tall. All other images will be cropped and resized and might not look as attractive! Only submit jpg, png, and gif image files.
    • Page name: this is what appears at the end of the URL of the page where your profile lives. If your event is called Allison's Dance Recital, a good name is allisons-dance-recital. No commas, apostrophes, periods, or any characters besides letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens. Leave off the extension.
    • Google maps link: Go to and find your location; then click "Get directions" and erase your starting location. Then click "Link" in the top right corner and copy what is in the "Paste link in email or IM" box.
    • Also see the Glossary of Terms at the bottom of this page for more help on what all these fields mean.
  5. Save your Profile.
  6. If you need to create a second Profile because you are both a Presenter and a Host, do so now.
  7. When you are finished creating your Profile(s), you're ready to create an Event.

C. Submit your Events

  1. Click "My Events" in the menu at the top and "Click here to create a new event."
  2. Choose one Presenter and one Host. You can choose from the Profiles associated with your account or any other Profile.
    • If your desired Presenter or Host is not listed, add its name in the designated box. If the new addition is owned/represented by your organization, check the box next to "Link to my account". If the new addition does not belong to you, leave the box unchecked and we'll contact the rightful owners so that they can create a Profile for it.

  3. Fill out an Event form for each of your events. Here are some tips on submitting events:
    • If your event takes place in more than one venue, you have two options:
      1. If your event is one event spread throughout multiple venues, such as a festival, choose or enter the Host name that best describes it. (I.e. Bele Chere might simply enter "Downtown Asheville".) In your description field, list the venues and performances happening at each venue. (I.e. "Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band plays on the Lexington Ave. stage at 12pm Saturday".)
      2. If your event occurs in mulitiple, distinct performances, such as a play being performed twice, each time at a different venue/host, fill out two Event forms, one for each venue/host.
    • Images: If you have an image file to submit for your Event, please do so. If you don't, LiveWire will use your Profile image as the Event image. Again, please try to submit images that are as close as possible to 464px wide by 348px tall. All other images will be cropped and resized and might not look as attractive! Only submit jpg, png, and gif image files.
  4. Click "Save your event!" You'll then see the My Events screen, and you may notice that your Event is marked as status: Draft. This means that it is waiting to be approved by an administrator before it goes "live" on the site.
  5. When you receive emails that your account, profile(s), and event(s) have been approved, go look for them on the site! Make any necessary edits by logging into your account and choosing "My Profiles" or "My Events".

Glossary of Terms

Hosts and Presenters: Are you confused yet?

It seems silly - why would you need two profiles if you're just one organization?

Each LiveWire event must be associated with one Host and one Presenter - no more, no less. The Orange Peel is a Host because they are a venue, but they also Present the performances that take place there. (Otherwise, the myriad of traveling musicians who perform there would each need to make a profile for themselves, and that's too much to ask.) Events at the Orange Peel are generally Presented by the Orange Peel" and "hosted at the Orange Peel" because each Event must be associated with one Host and one Presenter. Therefore, the Orange Peel needs two Profiles to submit events.

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