RiverMusic finale set for Sept. 12 with Fruition

Press release from RiverLink:


The grand finale of RiverLink’s RiverMusic is Friday, September 12 with bluegrass from Fruition, The Fireside Collective and Amythyst Kiah

The 2014 series of RiverLink’s RiverMusic wraps up on Friday, September 12 with a night of bluegrass featuring headliners Fruition, a string infused quintet from Portland, Oregon. Opening the show will be solo artist Amythyst Kiah followed by The Fireside Collective.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the music goes until 10 at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District (map). RiverMusic offers local beer, food trucks, and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage.

There will be beer service from two local breweries — Oskar Blues and Catawba.

These events have always been solar powered by long-time partner Sundance Power Systems, Inc. None of this would be possible without the support of sponsors, including The Chaddick Foundation, Prestige Subaru, Pisgah Investments, Heira Productions, Oskar Blues, New Belgium Brewing, Sierra Nevada and Catawba Brewing, along with media sponsors Mountain Xpress and WNCW.

RiverMusic is WNC’s most multi-modal event offering a bike corral, a new boat access allows attendees to arrive by boat and three non-stop  trollies operating from 5 to 10 for each concert.

Trolley service is available for this concert with pickups 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).
Each RiverMusic event has featured different breweries and foodtrucks. The Sept. 12 food selections include the lowdown, PhoYaBelly, Melt Your Heart, SmashBox, Gypsy Queen, and ice cream from The Hop. New this year is food pairings — matching foodtruck offerings with selected brews. Ask at the foodtruck what’s special for this event, and look out for posts on our web site and blog the River Whisperer for more information about special food-beer offerings for each concert.

Dogs, outside food and beverages are not allowed on the festival grounds, but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawnchairs. There will be an ATM onsite, and credit card capability as well.

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