The Tuesday evening Hoop Jam, presented by Mission Health with Asheville Hoops, returns to Pritchard Park on May 28 from 5:30-7:30pm. Hoop Jam continues every Tuesday until August 27. Instruction is provided by Melanie MacNeil, widely recognized as one of Asheville’s and the Southeast’s finest fire and hoop performers. Music is provided by George Pond of Snake Oil Medicine Show.
“As a part of Asheville’s hooping community, Hoop Jam brings expert hoopers and newcomers alike to Pritchard Park on Tuesday evenings for a healthy activity,” said Chris Bubenik, events committee chair for the Asheville Downtown Association, “This, paired with our unique culture, has led our city to receive a ‘Hoopie’ Award, honoring Asheville as Hooping Community of the Year for 2013.”
Find more information about Hoop Jam at www.ashevilledowntown.org.
Hoop Jam is part of the Pritchard Park Cultural Arts Program, a production of the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) which also includes Homegrown in the Park music series, presented by 98.1 The River and held Thursdays June – August.
Founded in 1987 by a group of business owners, residents and city staff, the ADA remains committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district through programming, civic support and annual objectives. As the voice of downtown residents, merchants and workers, the ADA advocates for policies and practices that will best help growth and preserve the quality of life in downtown.