The second of five RiverMusic concerts is on Friday, June 13, featuring an evening of Americana/Roots music from Asheville's own "The River Whyless" and the UK's "Treetop Flyers." Gates open at 5 p.m. and the music goes until 10 at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District (map). RiverMusic offers local beer, food trucks, and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage.
There will be beer service from two local breweries -- New Belgium Brewing and Oskar Blues.
These events have always been solar powered by long-time partner Sundance Power Systems, Inc. None of this would be possible without the support of sponsors, including The Chaddick Foundation, Prestige Subaru, Pisgah Investments, Heira Productions, Oskar Blues, New Belgium Brewing, Sierra Nevada and Catawba Brewing, along with media sponsors Mountain Xpress and WNCW.
RiverMusic is WNC's most multi-modal event offering a bike corral, a new boat access allows attendees to arrive by boat and three non-stop trollies operating from 5 to 10 for each concert.
Trolley service is available for this concert with pickups in three locations:
- In West Asheville, there will be service at Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road (map). The Grace parking area is towards the rear of the building. Parking is not allowed in the bank lot.
- On the other side of the river, the trolley stop will be the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave (map).
- And further south, there will be a trolley stop at 63 Brook St, the new home of Catawba Brewing (map).
Each RiverMusic event will feature different breweries and foodtrucks. The June 13 food selections include The Lowdown, Pho Ya Belly, Melt Your Heart, Smashbox, Sunshine Sammies, and non-alcoholic beverages from Ursa Minor. New this year is food pairings -- matching foodtruck offerings with selected brews. Ask at the foodtruck what's special for this event, and look out for posts on our web site and blog the River Whisperer for more information about special food-beer offerings for each concert.
Dogs, outside food and beverages are not allowed on the festival grounds, but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawnchairs. There will be an ATM onsite, and credit card capability as well.
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