FRIDAY, MAY 30
Woody Wood and HollyWood-Red, 5-5:45 p.m., Main Stage
Local music pillars Woody Wood, Chris Pyle and Tony Black create an intricate and expansive sound through fire-hot live performances. The show promises pure rock and roll originals and well-chosen covers.
Speedsquare, 5:45-6:15 p.m., 7:15-7:45 p.m., Mountain Xpress Second Stage
Speedsquare’s drum and piano sound is interlaced with fits of mandolin, guitar, trombone and even ashtrays.
Dead End Parking, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Main Stage
This Charlotte-based modern-funk/jazz-fusion quartet offers originals layered with improvisation and genre-bending grooves. Dead End Parking is a band that prides itself on taking musical risks, but will never sacrifice the groove.
Laura Reed and Deep Pocket with The Asheville Horns, 7:45-9:15 p.m., Main Stage
Formed in the summer of 2006, the band switches up the music between funk, progressive R&B and pure soul behind Laura Reed’s captivating stage presence.
SATURDAY, MAY 31
The Broomstars, noon-1 p.m., Main Stage
Fresh off their debut CD release, this Asheville-based band was recently voted one of the best undiscovered bands in the region. The Broomstars create an indie-rock synth-pop experience unlike any other.
Peace Jones, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Main Stage
Self-proclaimed leaders of the “funky flute revolution,” the quartet calls Asheville home, but the fresh sounds they deliver are an otherworldly blend of funk and indie-pop.
Ba Man Bia, 2:30-3 p.m., 6:15-6:45 p.m., Mountain Xpress Second Stage
An experiment in musical cross-pollination, Ba Man Bia uses Asian and African traditions along with jazz improvisations to create a completely original sound.
Purple Schoolbus, 3-4:15 p.m., Main Stage
Grabbing the reigns of the Southern Rock and Jam Band genres, Purple Schoolbus has been earning devotees across the country with their energetic live shows.
SeepeopleS, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Main Stage
The critically acclaimed four-piece band from Asheville creates an electronic indie-rock sound that’s been compared to Wilco and Modest Mouse. The band’s live show is intense and tightly crafted.
Stephanie’s Id, 6:45-9 p.m., Main Stage
A favorite on the local music scene, Stephanie’s Id is making waves on the national stage with their indie-pop sound and thoughtful lyrics. The music is melodic, quiet, explosive and hypnotic all at once.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
Brushfire Stankgrass, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Main Stage
Known for their high-energy live performances showcasing heady bluegrass, jazz and rock-influenced chops mixed with innovative songwriting and genre-bending soundscapes, Brushfire Stankgrass makes a strong statement.
Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Over the years, Col. Bruce Hampton has traveled the world fronting legendary musical acts like the Hampton Grease Band and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. Today, Col. Bruce has teamed with talented composer/guitarist Perry Osborn, bassist Kris Dale and drummer Mark Letalien to bring you Col. Bruce and The Quark Alliance—a soulful, original, roots-rock space experience.
The Blue Method, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
The fiercely independent Blue Method has been growing their reputation for hypnotic shows and powerful soul jams over the last few years.