Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather on these Saturday nights to share the region's stirring Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions-with each other and visitors from around the world-at the Shindig on the Green.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stake out a spot on the "green." But don't sit in your chair the entire time. Performers go on stage for just two numbers each, so the real jewel is the clusters of musicians that get together for informal jam sessions under the trees and on the sidewalk. Anyone can join in! Learn some new moves at one of the street dances. Also, don't miss their Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.
For another authentic Asheville event, see the Drumming Circle on Friday nights.
June 22, 2013: “Run For Shindig on the Green” 5K Race & Fun Walk/Run is a special fundraising benefit for Shindig on the Green at Carrier Park in Asheville. 5K Race begins at 8:30 AM and the one-mile Fun Walk/Run begins at 8:45 AM. Register online until Thursday June 20. Day-of-race registration is 7–8:15 AM. 5K $25; Fun Walk/Run $10. Register online! For more information visit www.folkheritage.org or call 828-258-6101 x345.