Smart bets: 48th annual Shindig on the Green

Photo by Simply Pickin
Photo by Simply Pickin

Ready yourself — and perhaps your clogs/banjo/suspenders — for some truly old-fashioned fun at the 48th annual Shindig on the Green. Since its inception in 1967, the event has been an Asheville summer staple with its traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big-circle mountain dancers and cloggers, as well as a stage show and informal jam sessions. The first shindig of the summer kicks off Saturday, June 28, “along about sundown” (or 7 p.m. for those who wear a watch) at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. Organizers encourage attendees to bring their own instruments and a lawn chair or blanket. Subsequent shindigs take place July 5, 12, 19; Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Free. Photo by


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