Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle on every Friday night (warm weather months) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
This is a free event. The drummers begin showing up around 6 PM (or sometimes as early as 5 PM) and the crowd builds until it ends at 10 PM. Don't miss the drum circle... It will make you feel good all over! The drum circle has been active since 2001.
Winter Drumming: The Asheville Drum Circle will have a winter home for the first time in 2015/2016. From November through March, drummers will gather a few blocks away from Pritchard Park at the New Mountain music venue at 38 North French Broad Avenue. They will start around 6 PM and end around 9 PM. You can drop in at any time. Free admission.
For another authentic yet very different Asheville longtime music event, go to the Shindig on the Green.