If you’re a fan of old-time or bluegrass music, this Saturday night, Sept. 1, is your last chance of the season to amble down to Martin Luther King Jr. park in Asheville for the summer music tradition known as Shindig on the Green.
Banjos, fiddles, cloggers and a surfeit of Western shirts and crinoline await you. Much of the pickin’ is informal, but stage performances also take place throughout the evening.
Two summers ago, Shindig was bumped from its longtime site, City/County Plaza, by the Pack Square renovation project. But banjo-players and dulcimer strummers thrive on adversity, and by all measures the show has gone on.
So whether you love traditional Appalachian music or just take a certain anthropological interest in its practitioners, consider dropping by. According to tradition, Shindig begins “along about sundown” which sources tell us is a quaint way of saying “just before twilight.” See you there.
— Kent Priestley, staff writer