Festivals for Change Asheville 26-28

Music on the Mountaintop

Go Green! The Music on the Mountaintop Festival at the Grandfather Mountain Campgrounds, Foscoe will sizzle with Americana, bluegrass, newgrass, acoustic, folk & funk performances to help clean up & green up! Benefits AIRE (Appalachian Institute of Renewable Energy) and Appalachian Voices.

Entertainment:
Sam Bush

Railroad Earth

7 Walkers

Infamous

Stringdusters

Green Sky

Bluegrass

Acoustic Syndicate

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Sol Driven Train

Frontier Ruckus

The Mantras

Do it to Julia

Naked Gods

Possum Jenkins

The Lazy Birds

The New Familiars

The Native Sway

Uncle Mountain

Secret B Sides

Simplified

Swift Science

Town Mountain

Major Sevens

Goombay!

3 days, 2 stages, 1 festival! Begin the countdown for Goombay! 2011. Reggae, jazz, soul, gospel, drummers, a parade, and, of course, stiltwalkers! Not in Africa or the Caribbean, but downtown Asheville near the YMI Cultural center! Celebrate the blend of cultures we love to admire in the mountains.

Entertainment:

Nadirah Rahman

Reggae Infinity

Santos

The Meditations

Carolina Soul Band

Lyric

Chuck Beattie Band

Durty Soul

Stanley Baird Group

Zansa

Adama Dembele

Or… if you prefer to participate in benefits closer to Downtown Asheville…Check out the Tears of Color concert at the Orange Peel Friday Night. From their website: Tears of Color is a concert featuring high-quality Media, local artists and musicians, dance and a presentation. There will also be a silent auction of local artwork to raise funds. To raise awareness of this issue of human trafficking and to raise funds for anti-trafficking organizations and shelters.

Saturday evening support & celebrate the arts with AAAC Turquoise Ball at the Orange Peel!

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