Shindig on the Green takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park's Roger McGuire Green. The stage shows take place on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the nation's longest running folk festival.
2016 is the
50th Season of
SHINDIG on the GREEN
Saturdays... Along About Sundown (7-10pm)
Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville
Shindig on the Green was voted “#1 Local Outdoor Concert” three years in a row -- 2006, 2007, and 2008 -- by readers of Asheville’s independent weekly newspaper Mountain Xpress in its annual “Best of WNC” edition.
2016 Shindig Dance Team line-up
Homecoming Team, Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers, Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers
Mountain Tradition Cloggers, Green Valley Cloggers
The J Creek Cloggers, Southern Mt. Fire,
Southern Appalachian, Stoney Creek Cloggers
Fines Creek Flat Footers, Appalachian Mountaineers
Little River Cloggers, Dixie Darlin's
Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Hotfoot Cloggers
Cole Mountain Cloggers, Mountaineer Cloggers
Eats and Treats: Concessions are provided by Okie Dokies Smokehouse and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe. Vendors - No other vendors are being accepted for the 2016 season.
Raffle for 2016: Made
and donated to Shindig on the Green 2016 by local quilting
collaborative Mountain Jam Circle, this 63" by 81” twin-size quilt
was entirely hand-pieced using the English Paper Piecing method.
Blocks are red, blue, green and orange stars separated by white
squares, framed with a white border, and finished with elegant
machine quilting. This quilt is valued at over 800.00. Tickets are
available at Folk Heritage Committee events and at Shindig.
Parking is available in marked and metered spaces throughout downtown Asheville (free after 6pm) and the city’s municipal decks
(evening rates vary). Very convenient to Shindig, Buncombe County's Charlotte Street Parking Deck is directly across College Street from Pack Square Park and the Buncombe County Courthouse -- $1.00 per hour. 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.
Singer / Songwriter Richard Hurley writes the Shindig Song
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival & Shindig on the Green logos were designed by
Smith Advertising and are
the property of the
Web Graphics & Design by
Craig Bannerman / Graybeard Graphics