Bele Chere day 3 roundup

Local steel pan fusion act Jon Scales Fourchestra opened Sunday from the battery park Stage. Scales has performed at previous Bele Cheres; he tweeted “sound guy put on UFO Tofu to warm up the crowd b4 we took the stage @ Bele Chere” right before his set. Jacob Rodriguez made a guest appearance on tenor sax.

Local psychedelic indie-rock outfit Doc Aquatic played the Coxe Avenue stage at 3 p.m. The audience was filled with local band members and music fans either huddling in small pools of shade or working on their tans in the (rare) stretch of sunshine. A full review of this set will follow.


Folk-rockers The Mountain Goats (led by John Darnielle) were in Asheville last fall for a completely different sort of show: They played The Grey Eagle with indie-soul artist Matthew E. White. The band’s Bele Chere set — headlining the final day from the Biltmore Stage — gave the festival its final notes. Some tweets from the show:
@mygothlaundry: John Darnielle playing at bele chere amazingly wonderful show
@teamstonester: @mountain_goats I hope we both die @ Bele Chere Summer Festival
@PorkChopLive: @mountain_goats heading to Bele Chere with my 1.5mo old Daughter Emmylou Reed to see you guys, her first show.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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