Summer Music Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss in Asheville!

Summertime and outdoor music festivals are pretty much synonymous. There’s nothing better than watching the sun set while listening to live music, all set to the back drop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are lucky to have a diverse music scene where there’s a sound for everyone, and it continues to grow. Here’s our round up of summer music festivals you won’t want to miss in Asheville!

May 18, 2018, June 15, July 20, August 17; 5-9pm
North Lexington Avenue, Asheville
This monthly event is located on North Lexington Avenue and features live music, food, beer, and different performers each month. The lineup for summer is as follows: May – Asheville All Stars, June – Town Mountain and Sanctum Sully, July – Fantastic Negrito and The Get Right Band, and August – Southern Avenue and The Fritz.
Cost: Free
Downtown After 5 Asheville
Downtown After 5 music crowd. Photo: Asheville Downtown
May 19, 2018, 10am-7pm
Asheville’s largest one day street festival consisting of a new festival stage showcasing musical performers, food options, and artists and vendors booths. The festival is held on Montford and Soco.
Montford Historic District
Cost: Free
montford music and art festival
Henna artist at Montford Music & Art Festival. Photo by: John Gallant
May 26, 20182-10pm
The Bywater – 796 Riverside Dr., Asheville
Music and arts festival heavy on local love! Attendees will enjoy food trucks, a beer release, local artists and musical performers.
Cost: $5 for all day admission
The Bywater Asheville
Celebrate local art and music at The Bywater. Photo: The Bywater
June 16-17, 2018
743 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Multi-stage festival featuring acts including Battery Powered Hooker Boots, The Snozzberries, Night Cleaner, Kitty Tsunami, and more.
Cost: Free
All Go West Asheville
Empire Strikes Brass at Community Roots Main Stage. Photo Credit: Phillip Martin
June 30, 2018, July 21, August 11, 7-10pm
Pack Square Park, Asheville
Monthly festival with an aim on preserving traditional music, with performances ranging from Bluegrass and Old-Time String Bands, storytellers, clog dancers, and Long-standing house band The Stoney Creek Boys. Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe will have food and treats available for purchase.
Cost: Free
Shindig on the Green Asheville
Shindig on the Green. Photo By: Biltmore Beacon
Select evenings August 1-31, 2018
One Lodge St, Asheville
The lawn of the South Terrace of the Biltmore House becomes the setting for this series of outdoor performances. Artists include The Temptations, The Four Tops, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger.
Cost: Price varies depending on concert.
Biltmore Concert Series
The Beach Boys at the Biltmore. Photo by Laura Cope.
August 3-4, 2018
Pack Square Park, Asheville
Festival spanning two days featuring interactive art installations, three performance stages, and a variety of local, regional, and national musical artists. Musical performers include The Family Stone, The Paper Crowns, DJ Malinalli, and Billy Jonas.
Cost: Free
Leaf Downtown Festival
Leaf Downtown Festival. Photo Credit: Leaf Community Art

Jam In The Trees

August 24-25, 2018
Pisgah Brewing
150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain
Jam in the Trees will host music on both an indoor and outdoor stage, and will strategically schedule artists so that there are no overlapping sets. In addition to award-winning Pisgah beer, food trucks will be present on-site, as well as unique vendors and local artisans.
Cost: $25-100
Jam In The Trees
Jam in the Trees at Pisgah Brewing. Photo: Jam in the Trees
September 22, 2018, 12pm-6pm
New Belgium Brewing
21 Craven Street, Asheville
Touring festival whose aim is to raise funds for local bike non-profits since it began. There are stops in 6 different cities, with musical acts The Handsome Little Devils, Daredevil Chicken, and headliner Built to Spill.
Cost: $15
Tour de fat
Photo by: Tour De Fat
 Feature Image: Jim Donohoo

 


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