Smart Bets: The David Mayfield Parade

The second in this summer's RiverLink RiverMusic free concert series is set for Friday, June 14, beginning at 5 p.m. High-energy Americana act The David Mayfield Parade headlines. Mayfield last played Asheville in December 2012 at The Grey Eagle, sharing the bill with his sister, Jessica Lee Mayfield. Earlier in the year, he played at the Bele Chere Festival. He released his new album, Good Man Down, on April 2. "Mayfield’s rabid fan base helped to fund the release through a wildly successful KickStarter campaign," says a press release. "The album also boasts special guests such as Seth Avett, country star Dierks Bentley, and legendary bluegrass icons Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver." Underhill Rose and The Empire Strikes Back also perform at RiverMusic. The event includes beer and food vendors. A free trolley makes pickups at U.S. Cellular Center, Aloft Hotel, Glen Rock Depot and RiverMusic between 5 and 10 p.m. http://avl.mx/tz

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