RiverMusic series coming to a close for the year

Press release from RiverLink:

RiverLink’s RiverMusic — a series of free live music performances beside the French Broad River and Asheville’s premier multi-modal event — continues on September 13 at 5 p.m. at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza (map) in the River Arts District.

On the bill for Friday, September 13, are Alan Evans Trio, Mike Rhodes Quartet and the popular Bubonik Funk Bands.

This rain-or-shine features five local craft brewers: Highland, Pisgah, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Asheville Brewing Co. To feed the hungry, there will be foodtrucks: Melt Your Heart, Pho Ya Belly, The Low Down, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, and non-alcoholic beverages and other goodies from Ursa Minor.

Inspired by a grant from the Chaddick Foundation, RiverMusic is also sponsored by Prestige Subaru, Pisgah Investments, Ingles Markets. Special thanks to Heira Productions, and Sundance Power Systems, Inc.as well as our beer sponsors, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Pisgah, Asheville Brewing and Highlands.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at the event at 144 Riverside Drive by bike, on foot, or even by boat. Watercraft can easily be landed at the new river access RiverLink had constructed at the site. Asheville on Bikes will offer a bike corral for safe bike parking. This is a rain or shine event – be concerned about water levels. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket so you have a place to rest after dancing under the stars.

A new transportation option this year is the Gray Line Trolley. Gray Line Trolley has signed on to provide a shuttle between the downtown area the RiverMusic site. The trolley will loop between the event site and the Aloft Hotel. The last trolley will leave the concert site at 10 p.m.

Dogs and outside food and drink are not allowed.

There will be parking available in several lots within walking distance from the main gates. Volunteers in bright yellow vests will staff the lots. Parking in non-RiverMusic designated areas may result in you being towed, volunteers are there to direct you.
Our primary parking area will be the large grass field between the concert venue at 144 Riverside Drive and Craven Street
Parking is permissible in the big field across the street from the old Ice House at approximately 77 Riverside Drive, adjacent to the concert grounds. Attendees parking in this lot can access the concerts via a trail leading from the parking lot to the concert grounds. A RiverLink volunteer will be on hand to help.

RiverLink will be recruiting volunteers to do everything from sorting recycling to parking cars to pouring beer. Contact RiverLink’s Dave Russell for more information — 252-8474, ext. 11 or dave@riverlink.org — about the series or about volunteering.


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