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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feature Image: Jim Donohoo
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