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Asheville Fun This Weekend July 15-17, 2016

Lots of fun to be had in Downtown Asheville this weekend July 15th-17th, 2016! With tons of events all over Asheville & Western NC, there will be something for everyone!



Downtown After 5 kicks off the fun this weekend July 15th with Headliner: Anderson East & Opener: Sweet Claudette in downtown Asheville!

Below are more details:







Headliner: Anderson East

Classic soul mixed with youthful enthusiasm, Anderson’s authentic southern R&B charms audiences across the country. Anderson tours this spring with Grammy winner, Chris Stapleton. More info at andersoneast.com.

Opener: Sweet Claudette

These vintage country Asheville ladies will captivate audiences with their 4, 5, and 6-part harmonies. Those harmonies combined with brilliant songwriting and outstanding musicianship set Sweet Claudette apart from the crowd. More info at sweet-claudette.com

From: www.ashevilledowntown.org








Shindig on the Green will be Saturday July 16th 7-10pm and then continue every Saturday until September 3rd, 2016!

Performing this Saturday will be:

July 16th
The J Creek Cloggers, Southern Mt. Fire

2016 is the 50th Season of SHINDIG on the GREEN

Saturdays... Along About Sundown (7-10pm)

Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville 

By city ordinance, dogs, alcohol, and smoking are all prohibited in Pack Square Park.

Okie Dokies Smokehouse & The Hop Ice Cream Cafe will be on site for great food & ice cream!

FREE. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us for good times at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. In 2016 Shindig on the Green, which features a stage show and informal jam sessions around the park, continues at its original location -- formerly known as City County Plaza, now transformed into the new Pack Square Park. Locals and visitors alike come together downtown “along about sundown,” or at 7:00pm for those who wear a watch, until 10:00p.m. Concessions are available. Come experience the beautiful music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia on a summer evening in the mountains.   

Since 1967, this mountain tradition features an always-enjoyable variety of performances by: 

Long-standing house band The Stoney Creek Boys

Bluegrass and Old-Time String Bands

Big Circle Mountain Dancers

Clog Dancers

Smooth Dancers

Ballad Singers


From: www.folkheritage.org










Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pack Place & Pack Square

The Big Crafty revives the tradition of the community bazaar, a lively celebration of handmade commerce, featuring local food, music, and fine wares from a juried group of select indie artists and crafters.
Our guiding principle is that buying handmade is good for the community, and our aim is to make doing so fun.
Our free and fun for all ages events are held twice annually in the heart of beautiful Asheville, NC.
We extend warm welcome to Asheville’s rich pageant of basement and backyard artists, its juried prize-winners, and those who delight in them.
We’re grateful for the hearty support of the community, and in particular the Asheville Art Museum for their ongoing support of The Big Crafty and for their 60+ years of promoting a creative and culturally-vibrant Asheville.

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