Asheville, NC – The Folk Heritage Committee announces its summer 2018 dates for the 52nd season of Shindig on the Green. Shindig features the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by kith and kin of all ages.
The 52nd Season of Shindig on the Green ®, a free event in the heart of downtown Asheville with a stage show and informal jam sessions, takes place on Saturday evenings.
Sponsor for the 2018 season is News 13 WLOS. Kicking off on June 30th this year, Shindig on the Green® will be held on June 30; July 7, 14, 21; August 11, 18, 25, and September 1, 2018. Shindig returns again to the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The stage show takes place on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, a ticketed event which begins August 2.
Locals and visitors alike gather “along about sundown,” or at seven o’clock for those who wear a watch, for Shindig on the Green®. Since the outdoor event’s inception in 1967, hundreds of thousands of individuals from across the region and throughout the world have shared and enjoyed the rich traditional music and dance heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in this outdoor setting.
For more info about the 52nd Season of Shindig on the Green or the 91st Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, visit www.folkheritage.org.
Pack Square Park