The local lineup

Lyric Jones and her band perform Saturday on the Haywood Street stage.

This year’s Bele Chere is packed with local and regional performers representing Cullowhee, Sylva, Boone, Hendersonville and, of course, Asheville. Style-wise, they cover rock, folk, soul, hip-hop, funk-hop, gypsy-jazz and steel-pan fusion. Oh, and pop. And mountain music. And reggae. The list goes on: add to it yourself at these sets.

Porch 40 (rock, funk, blues) — Haywood Stage, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B) — Biltmore Stage, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
The Swayback Sisters (Americana, folk) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 5-6 p.m.
CrazyHorse & Colston (hip-hop) — Battery Park Stage, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Chuck Brodsky (singer-songwriter) — Haywood Stage, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
The Buchanan Boys (country) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Chalwa (reggae) — Battery Park Stage, noon-1 p.m.
The Get Downs (rock, blues, soul) — Biltmore Stage, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
David Earl and the Plowshares (folk, soul) — Haywood Stage, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Spicy Moustache & the Flavor Saviors (funk-hop) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Paul’s Creek (mountain music) — Biltmore Stage, 2-3 p.m.
Lyric (soul) — Haywood Stage, 2-3 p.m.
The Stereofidelics (indie-rock) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Mountain Feist (blues, Americana) — Haywood Stage, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Rory Kelly (rock) — Haywood Stage, 5-6:15 p.m.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (funk) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
David Holt & the Lightning Bolts (old-time) — Haywood Stage, 6:45-8 p.m.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (steel pan fusion) — Battery Park Stage, 1-2 p.m.
Antique Firearms (indie-rock) — Biltmore Stage, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Tyler Lynch (alt-pop) — Haywood Stage, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Dave Dribbon and the Stomping Rain (rock) — Battery Park Stage, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
One Leg Up (gypsy-jazz) — Haywood Stage, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Doc Aquatic (indie-rock) — Coxe Avenue Stage, 3-4 p.m.
Balsam Range (bluegrass) — Haywood Stage, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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