June 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - August 13, 2022 @ 11:00 pm EDT
Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs, and blankets, and prepare for good times at the Shindig On the Green.
In 2022 Shindig on the Green, which features a stage show and informal jam sessions around the park, continues at its original location at Pack Square Park.
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Everyone gathers around “along about sundown,” and come hungry since concessions will be available.
Your ears will be filled with beautiful music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia while enjoying a summer evening in the mountains.
Dates for 2022 Shindig On the Green
- Jun. 25, 2022 7pm
- Jul. 2, 2022 7pm
- Jul. 9, 2022 7pm
- Jul. 16, 2022 7pm
- Jul. 23, 2022 7pm
- Jul. 30, 2022 7pm
- Aug. 13, 2022 7pm
Shindig On the Green Started in 1967
Since 1967, this mountain tradition has featured an always-enjoyable variety of performances by:
- Long-standing house band The Stoney Creek Boys
- Bluegrass and Old-Time String Bands
- Big Circle Mountain Dancers
- Clog Dancers
- Smooth Dancers
- Ballad Singers
Preservation of Music
The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and its sister event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, to support the preservation and continuation of the traditional music, dance, and storytelling heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
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Around 5,000 people attend Shindig on the Green each summer to enjoy this musical tradition.
Concessions are provided by The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, and there are plenty of other establishments nearby for food and drinks.
Cars and Trucks
Parking is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6 pm) and the city’s municipal decks (evening rates vary).
In addition you can find parking at:
- Buncombe County’s Charlotte Street Parking Deck is directly across College Street from Pack Square Park
- Buncombe County Courthouse — $1 for first half-hour; $1 for second half-hour; $1 per hour after that; $12 daily maximum.
Parking for buses is available at the Asheville Public Works Building parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte Street. This lot is vacant on Saturday nights. It is recommended that passengers unload at Pack Square Park before the bus is parked in the lot.
Dog and Pets
Please leave your pets at home (unless it’s a service animal). The City of Asheville restricts pets from being present at special outdoor events. Pets, even the best-behaved ones, are not allowed at Pack Square Park during Shindig.
There is a significant transfer point on College St. for public transit. Check www.ridetheart.com for maps and schedules, or call 828-253-5691. Route E1 provides Saturday evening service to and from the ART Station.
The Shindig On the Green events are all free.