Events

Shindig on the Green

Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us for good times at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. In 2019 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 7:00 pm for those who wear a watch, until 10:00 pm. 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
  • Storytellers

Arrive early and take some time to walk through the park to explore the Shindig on the Green Interpretive Wayside Sign in Pack Square Park and walk past the Golden Threads Mural honoring Shindig on the Green.

Shindig on the Green was voted “#1 Local Outdoor Concert” three years in a row — 2006, 2007, and 2008 — by readers of Asheville’s independent weekly newspaper Mountain Xpress in its annual “Best of WNC” edition.

Parking for the festivities is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6 pm) and at the city's municipal decks (evening rates vary). 

There is a major transfer point on College Street. for public transit.  Check www.ridetheart.com for maps and schedules or call 828-253-5691. Routes E1 provides Saturday evening service to and from the ART Station. 


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Event Details

Location Pack Square Park
Asheville, NC
Cost Free
Music Styles Ballad Singing
Bluegrass
Gospel
Old-Time
Clogging
Square Dancing
Event Type Concert / Performance, Dance, Jam Session
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Dancers Welcome
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible
  • ✔ Open Jam
  • ✔ Picnic Space

Contact Info

Phone (828) 258-6101, ext. 345
Email info@folkheritage.org
http://www.folkheritage.org

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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