It is absolutely vacation planning time and in the sure and certain knowledge that plans are being made to come to Asheville, N.C. I wanted to get the information out a bit early on Asheville's Shindig on the Green. The first weekend is June 30 and it progresses forward into the summer to include the following dates: July: 7,14,21 and August 11, 18,25 with the last gathering as fall begins its steady sweep into the mountains on September 1, 2012.
For those of you with any kind of music appreciation in our souls please find your way to our brand spanking new Pack Square Park, Roger McQuire Green. The acts that "take to the stage" will also have a brand new stage upon which to showcase their talents-our Bascom Lamar Lunsford named in honor of the gentleman who with much hard work and dedication founded the longest continually running Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.
The richness and ever soul stirring cultural sounds reveal the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the wealth of history in which those tunes found both their inspiration and voice. Beginning in 1967 every person responsible for this festival from the musicians to the dancers, storytellers and set up folk commit to this event in the spirit of volunteerism.
They invite you to jam in with them. Bring your instrument, family, friends and come hungry as Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop will be this year's vendors.
Time: Long about until 10:00 p.m.
Parking: You can walk to this event if you are staying At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn avoiding the pitfalls of parking entirely or park free in any available space downtown after 6:00 p.m.
or you can park in the College Street Parking Deck, (yup, you guessed it...It's on College Street-$1 per hour.
Cost: Free. Now is that awesome...or What? Over the years, hundreds of thousands of locals, regionals, and world travelers have thought so too.
Patti and Gary Wiles
Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn
Your Asheville Bed and Breakfast