Free shuttle service to RiverMusic on Friday, June 13

From a press release:

Free shuttle service to RiverMusic on Friday, June 13

RiverLink’s 2014 RiverMusic summer concert series continues at 5 p.m. on June 13 at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District with great music from two outstanding bands, starting with Asheville’s own River Whyless. The headlining band is highly touted folk-rockers, The Treetop Flyers, of whom former Washington Post music critic Joe Safsy says, “There’s no doubt the Treetop Flyers are a young band on the way, way up. Anyone with a hankering for the harmony-heavy sounds of classic folk-rock with a soulful twist should make this their don’t-miss concert of the Summer.”

RiverMusic is also celebrating Asheville’s great craft beer and food scene with an equally outstanding lineup of local food trucks and beer from two of America’s most illustrious breweries, New Belgium and Oskar Blues. New Belgium will be pouring their Fat Tire, Ranger IPA and Snapshot Wheat while Oskar Blues pours Mama’s Little Yellow Pils, Dale’s IPA and Old Chubb Scotch Ale.

With six different brews as inspiration, all five local food trucks for June 13 have come up with some mouthwatering pairings.

Melt Your Heart food truck is introducing a new sliced bratwurst sandwich (“The Sconie”) smothered with grilled onions, cheese and homemade spelt mustard. They recommend either of two great Summer brews, Fat Tire or Mama’s Little Yellow Pils. Pho Ya Belly has cooked Old Chubb Scotch Ale right into their pulled pork banh mi (with pickled greens) and suggests downing a Mama’s Little Yellow Pils with their Vietnamese noodle salad. The Fuel invites you try a Ranger IPA or Dale’s Pale Ale with their Hickory Nut Gap burger lettuce wrap.

Smash Box shows off its flair for Nicaraguan cuisine with “The Box,” — a scrumptious pile of red beans and rice decked out with a chimichurri sauce, plantains, jalapeno crema, cotija cheese, cilantro-lime slaw and your choice of proteins. They say this grand plate is best consumed with an Old Chubb Scotch Ale or Fat Tire. Finally, The Lowdown will be whipping up their pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with pickled okra and red slaw and recommend the Snapshot Wheat Ale.

RiverLink invites everyone to support all of these really creative beer and food folks who help keep these concerts free and fun. So please come hungry, come thirsty, come for the music, and come to celebrate our beautiful river. Future events will offer new pairings of local beer and food.

Shuttle service available

Trolleys will run loops continually from 5-10 p.m. for this concert with pickups/dropoffs in three locations:

• In West Asheville, there will be service at Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road (map). The Grace parking area is towards the rear of the building. Parking is not allowed in the bank lot.

• On the other side of the river, the trolley stop will be the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave (map).

• And further south, there will be a trolley stop at 63 Brook St, the new home of Catawba Brewing (map).

RiverMusic consists of five Friday nights of free live concerts at 144 Riverside Drive by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville. Gates for all events open at 5 p.m. and the party goes until 10.

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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