Downtown Asheville at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park
July 5, 12, 19
August 9, 16, 23, 30
7-10 PM (Free Admission)
In 2014, Shindig on the Green, the free mountain bluegrass music and dance festival, will return to its longtime home in the center of downtown Asheville, on Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park in front of the Asheville City Hall.
Locals and visitors gather “along about sundown,” or at seven o’clock for those who wear a watch. Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather to share the region's stirring Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions.
Click image above once to see and listen to the Shindig on the Green from back in 2007.
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Don't miss one of our favorite authentic events of the year, and we at RomanticAsheville.com are thrilled to be a sponsor.
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.
Bring picnic food or buy food there. Concessions are provided by Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe. Dogs, alcohol and smoking are all prohibited in Pack Square Park.
Parking is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6 PM). Across College Street from Pack Square Park is the Buncombe County's Charlotte Street Parking Deck with parking for $1 per hour.