Here’s a look at yesterday’s Fourth of July festivities, hosted by the Asheville Downtown Association.
The Ingles Independence Day Celebration at Pack Square began at 2 p.m. and ran until 10 p.m. Local musician Kat Williams sang the National Anthem prior to the fireworks show. Additional musical performances included sets from Savannah Smith & Southern Soul, The Greenlanders, and the Mark O’Connor Band.
Photos from the day’s event were taken by local photographer Jeffrey DeCristofaro.
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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist.
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