Shingdig on the Green

The Stoney Creek Boys get the crowd going during a previous Shindig on the Green at Pack Square Park

Historically, July in downtown Asheville welcomes a variety outdoor events that are fun for the whole family. As the seventh month of 2021 gets underway, organizers of Shindig on the Green want to ensure fans that the the 55th season of the show celebrating Southern Appalachian Mountains heritage will go on.

This month, Shindig on the Green, presented by the Folk Heritage Committee, will start at 7 p.m. on July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.

Each event will feature long-standing, as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands. Music lovers will enjoy performances by ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings. All shows are ideal entertainment for family audiences.

Since the outdoor event’s inception in 1967, hundreds of thousands of individuals from across the region and throughout the world have enjoyed the rich traditional music and dance heritage.

In accordance with the CDC and local guidelines, unvaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Free disposable masks will be available at the merchandise table. The Folk Heritage Committee will monitor COVID-19 cases and trends in Buncombe County and consult with local officials prior to each event.

For more information about the 55th Season of Shindig on the Green, visit www.folkheritage.org, or call Brian Carter: 828-335-1263.

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