Wednesday, June 8, 2016

RiverMusic "Friends of Widespread Panic" night - June 10

RiverLink's RiverMusic continues on June 10 with The Randall Bramblett Band, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, and headliners Bloodkin taking the Prestige Subaru Stage. The event will take place at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, located at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District (map). RiverMusic gates open at 5 p.m. and the good times roll until 10, with all events sponsored by Prestige Subaru, The Chaddick Foundation, AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, and Allegra Marketing Print Mail.

Says former Washington Post music critic and Doctor of Rockology Joe Sasfy of the evening:

On Friday, June 10, RiverLink's RiverMusic concert series offers a very special evening we're calling "Friends Of Widespread Panic" day, featuring 3 acts that have accompanied, collaborated with and written for the legendary jam band.  Headlining is Athens, Georgia's Bloodkin, whose whiskey-soaked, guitar-driven Southern rock sound conjures everyone from the Stones to Skynyrd.  Also appearing is Jerry Joseph and the Jackmorons, led by one of the finest and most intense singer-songwriters around. Opening is one of the South's most accomplished multi-instrumentalists and a poignant singer-songwriter to boot---Randall Bramblett. A RiverMusic after party, featuring The Sam Holt Band and Jerry Joseph, takes place at the neighboring Grey Eagle. 

The June 10 event offers beer from Hi-Wire and Twin Leaf, Foodtrucks Taste & See, Out of the Blue, Appalachian Chic, Ceci's Culiniary Tour and Mobile Global Bistro will be on hand, as will ice cream from The Hop. There is free parking on both sides of the concert site, and free admission, too. Every night features the sun setting over the beautiful French Broad River.

The Prestige Subaru Stage for all of these events will be powered by Sundance Solar again. There will be a Grey Line trolley making a circuitous route between the concert venue and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (map). Attendees can also paddle up to the river access RiverLink has installed, and there are bike racks available onsite.

Dogs (except service dogs), outside food and beverages are not allowed.

RiverLink is celebrating 30 years as an environmental nonprofit working to revitalize the French Broad River and her watershed as a place for everyone to live, learn, work and play.

Volunteers are vital for making these events happen. Interested parties can sign up at: or email or 828-252-8474, ext. 11.

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