RiverLink announces RiverMUSIC
RiverLink announces RiverMUSIC -- a summer of sweet sounds by the water
ASHEVILLE, NC -- In their continuing effort to bring people down to the French Broad River to enjoy its splendor, RiverLink is hosting a series of live music performances beside the river this summer. Officially known as "RiverLink's RiverMUSIC Presented by New Belgium Brewing," the series will consist of five concerts at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 117 Riverside Dr. Inspired by a grant from the Chaddick Foundation, RiverMUSIC is also sponsored by Pisgah Investments.New Belgium signed on as primary sponsor and will have a presence and supply beer at all the events.
All concert dates are Fridays -- June 29, July 13, August 3, August 24 and September 14 -- and all events start at 5:00 p.m. There will be beer from New Belgium, food trucks, live music from local and national acts, and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage.
Friday June 29: From Brooklyn, NY, the 10-piece styling of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, with special guests The Krektones and Mad Tea Party.
Friday July 13: Bluegrass on the river with Sanctum Sully and special guests Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils
Friday August 3: An evening with The 42nd Street Jazz Band
Friday August 24: Sirius B. with special guests The Blood Gyspies
Friday September 14: purveyors of the funk Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with special guests The Fritz.
Attendees will be encouraged to leave their cars at home and get to the concerts via alternative modes of transportation. Asheville on Bikes will provide a bike corral for stowing bicycles. There is also a paddle-up option. Paddlers can easily float to the concerts or to nearby Jean Webb Park, a takeout point beneath the RiverLink Bridge, where they can lock their boats and walk to the concerts.
RiverLink is the regional non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place for everyone to live, work and play. This spring, New Belgium Brewing announced the opening of a new $175 million brewing operation in the River District of Asheville - from Craven Street to Haywood Road -- located right across the river from the concert venue.
RiverLink will be recruiting volunteers to do everything from sorting recycling to parking cars to pouring beer. Contact RiverLink's Dave Russell for more information -- 252-8474, ext. 11 or email@example.com -- about the series or about volunteering.
Located in Asheville's River Arts District, RiverLink is a regionalorganization spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River watershed as a destination where everyone can work, live and play.