Asheville’s Shindig On The Green, a much-loved, summertime tradition, returns for its 49th annual year with music and dance in the Southern Appalchia style – most Saturday nights from June 27th to September 5th in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green.
Asheville’s Shindig On The Green has been going strong for 49 years, now. An offshoot of the venerable Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the oldest, continuously running folk festival in the nation at 88 years and counting in 2015 – Shindig On The Green is a celebration and sharing of Southern Appalachian Mountains music, dance and storytelling tradition.
Both a stage show and and collection of informal jam sessions around the park, Shindig On The Green regularly attracts thousands every Saturday night throughout the summer. Popular with both locals and visitors to the region, performers and fans come from all over the nation to play music, dance, spin yarns, or just take it all in.
A free show that encourages participation, Shindig On The Green is also a great way to talk and perform with other musicians in impromptu jam sessions that spring up all over the park and town during these summer Saturdays. So, by all means, if you play, be sure to bring your instrument! If you don’t play, bring yourself some lawn chairs or a picnic blanket to spread out on the grass, along with a hearty urge to clap, dance, and sing along!
Shindig On the Green 2015
Saturday evenings – 7pm to 10pm
June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 15, 22, 29, and September 5th
For more information, be sure to visit: www.folkheritage.org
Asheville’s Shindig on the Green Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast Inn is located on a quiet residential street just one mile from downtown Asheville and all the action at 2015’s Shindig On The Green. Let us show you some true Southern hospitality during any one of the scheduled nights of the run. Our Asheville bed and breakfast provides a hearty breakfast with morning coffee and juice, in-room flat screen TVs, peaceful gardens, and in-room massages.