Event Watch: Shindig on the Green

Event Watch: Shindig on the Green
Summer has set-in in the mountains, and that means we're gearing up for our favorite annual outdoor festivals! Shindig on the Green, one of Asheville's reoccurring summer festivals, kicks off on July 1st this year. We can hardly wait to shimmy on the greens at Pack Square Park, and we just know you'll love it as much as we do! Read on for more information about this super fun festival series.

Shindig on the Green is a free mountain bluegrass festival held in the heart of Downtown Asheville, just in front of City Hall. The event begins at sundown (just around 7:00 PM), and visitors and locals gather in front of the stage to shake and shimmy to some truly phenomenal music! This is the land of bluegrass, and we know how to do it well, so this event is always amazing! The event means a lot to our area because it is a tribute to our Southern Appalachian mountain culture - a way to celebrate our oldest traditions - and it's a rip-roaring good time to boot!

The July set of the 2017 Shindig on the Green has been scheduled for July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. The series will take a small pause before returning in August for the late summer set. Each Shindig runs from around 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Most folks bring blankets or chairs and stake a claim to a prime spot on the grass. A dozen or more performers will play at each event, so the show is incredibly dynamic. Bring a picnic or come ready to chow down on concessions provided by Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe. 
The Pool at Cardinal ViewWhere to Stay
Staying local is key to truly experiencing an Asheville event. When you're here, you'll feel like you've always been here, so why not stay in your own comfortable and uniquely furnished home-away-from-home? Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing vacation rentals in and around the Asheville area - each one boasting a full set of amenities. Heading to the mountains with the family? Check out Cardinal View - a gorgeous 3 bedroom home conveniently located just 10 minutes from Downtown Asheville. Cardinal View is the perfect summer rental - with a private in-ground pool, comfortable interior furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, and breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains, you'll never have a dull moment!
To begin planning your July trip to the mountains, contact Carolina Mornings at (855) 398-0712. A professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your area accommodations, while our very own Experience Planner helps put a local's touch on your area itinerary! Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - a gift included with every Carolina Mornings reservation.
By: Dana Carrico

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