The Mountain Sports Festival returns to Asheville’s Carrier Park from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27, for its 18th year.
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The Mountain Sports Fest, which will be held May 26-28, enters its 17th year with a new director, several fresh events and a three-year grant from the City of Asheville worth $5,400 per year.
The 16th annual Mountain Sports festival is a marriage of music and sports that caters to participants and spectators alike. The festival village, located at Carrier Park, will feature bands, beer, food and, of course, viewing access to a variety of sporting events.
This week’s roundup includes Tim Lee 3, the Marcus King Band, Reed Turchi & the Caterwauls and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons.
With three days of interactive athletic programming — from kayaking to running, cycling to yoga, and everything in between — plus additional outdoor leisure activities, this month’s Mountain Sports Festival caters to sports devotees and casual weekend entertainment-seekers alike.
Organizers say Mountain Sports Festival is a come-one-come-all event and that attitude is echoed in the multitude of nonsports attractions — in addition to extensive athletic programming — for participants and spectators of all backgrounds.
From funk to soul, roots to rock ‘n’ roll, here’s the full lineup of bands playing free sets in Carrier Park Friday through Sunday, May 22-24.
Zansa kicks off big summer plans at Mountain Sports Festival Asheville Afropop band Zansa’s name comes from a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend.” True to that moniker, Adama Dembele (lead vocals and djembe), Patrick Fitzsimons (guitar), Sean Mason (drum set), Ryan Reardon (bass) and Matt Williams (acoustic and electric violins […]
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Whether you’re looking for jazz, Americana, country or doom metal, we’ve got a weekend performance to match. And if music doesn’t sing to you, there’s film, theater and art as well, all for less than it costs to park downtown.
With the help of festival-goers and Xpress staff, we gathered photos and Twitter-based live coverage of the 10th annual Mountain Sports Festival, which got under way Friday, May 28, and ended Sunday evening, May 30.
Bring us your tweets, your Flickr’d photos. It’s time for the Mountain Sports Festival!