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Shindig on the Green, Asheville Downtown

Also see: Mountain Dance and Folk Festival | Top Summer Festivals | Events | Bluegrass Festival | Pack Square Park | Bluegrass & Appalachian Mountain Music

Shindig on the Green
Downtown Asheville at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park

2015 Concerts
June 27, July 11, 18, 25
August 1
5, 22, 29
September 5
7-10 PM (Free Admission)

The 49th annual Shindig on the Green, the free mountain bluegrass music and dance festival, returns 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. See more YouTube Asheville videos.

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green

Don't miss one of our favorite authentic events of the year, and we at 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.

They also have the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival indoor concert in downtown Asheville on August 6-8, 2015.

For another authentic Asheville event, see the Drumming Circle on Friday nights.

Shindig on the Green, Asheville

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green
Shindig on the Green
Shindig on the Green
Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green


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