• Free!
    Roger McGuire Green (downtown Asheville)
    “Along About Sundown”~7–10pm
    • Aug. 24, 2019
    • Aug. 31, 2019

Traditional Mountain Music and Dance in Asheville, NC

Shindig Asheville downtown summer evenings free concert
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Asheville
The Folk Heritage Committee is a group of dedicated individuals who work throughout the year to produce the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and Shindig on the Green. The mission of the Folk Heritage Committee is to preserve and present the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians to audiences who attend from throughout the region and world, for entertainment and education.


MDFF & Shindig Will be Part of the Year of Music Celebration!

Come Hear NCCome Hear North Carolina celebrates 2019 as The Year of Music across our great state!

This is an educational campaign of the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council celebrating North Carolinians groundbreaking contributions to all of America’s most important musical genres — blues, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, funk, rock and everything in-between.

The roots of American music run deep in North Carolina, and all of us at Shindig on the Green know it!

Come Hear North Carolina is sharing authentic and compelling stories about North Carolina music with residents and visitors that you can find at ComeHearNC.com.

Raffle Prizes for 2019

Mountain Jam Circle logoThis year we are pleased to announce we will offer three terrific prizes for our annual raffle.

First prize is a beautiful handmade quilt. The 57″ by 84″ twin-size quilt was made and donated to Shindig on the Green 2019 by local quilting collaborative Mountain Jam Circle. The design is based on the traditional “Storm at Sea” quilt pattern, with the blocks rearranged to depict Western North Carolina’s meandering rivers and lush green foliage. The quilt features fabrics in shades of green, blue, and off-white and an overall quilting pattern of spiral circles to evoke the movement of the water. The value of the quilt is over $800. This is the ninth year in a row that Mountain Jam Circle has donated a handmade quilt to Shindig on the Green.

CF Martin & Co Fine Guitars and StringsMast General StoreWe are also thrilled to offer runner up prizes this year! Second prize will be a Martin D-Jr. guitar and third prize will be a $400 Mast General Store gift certificate.

Raffle tickets are $2 or three for $5, and are available at Shindig on the Green and at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.

Thank you everyone for participating and supporting the Shindig on the Green!