Tuesday, October 4, 2016

RiverMusic wraps up with three bands on Oct. 7th

RiverLink's RiverMusic brings an eclectic, exciting night of music to the Prestige Subaru stage with local favorites The Get Right Band and The Broadcast opening for Blitzen Trapper on Oct. 7 at Carrier Park. The event has moved just up the French Broad River to Asheville's Carrier Park, located at 220 Amboy Road in West Asheville (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.

The Get Right Band opens with "hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun." They are one of Relix Magazine's "On The Verge" picks and were voted "Best Progressive Band" in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers.

The Broadcast are a ground shaking, soul-driven powerhouse. Formed in NYC in 2010, the group relocated to Asheville to pursue music full time. Propelled by the thunderous and explosive vocals of lead singer Caitlin Krisko, this sensational 6-piece played to crowds all over the US last year, tallying over 140 shows.

Over the course of 15 years and seven full-length albums, Blitzen Trapper has crafted one of the more compelling and varied catalogs in contemporary rock and roll. Their music reaches way, way back to old-timey folk and bluegrass, travels through everything from country, psychedelia and soul to prog, garage and metal, indulges gloriously in the classic rock of the 70s and 80s, and makes occasional side trips into hip-hop, skewed pop and noisy freakouts.

Beer vendors for the night will be Bhramari and New Belgium, with foodtrucks Taste & See, El Kim Chi, Melt Your Heart, Vieux Carre and Gypsy Queen, as well as ice cream from The Hop. The event is free, as is watching the sun set 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 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caea82ba1f49-oct1 or email dave@riverlink.org or 828-252-8474, ext. 11.

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