RiverLink’s RiverMusic kicks off its fifth big year on May 6, 2016, with a night of world/funk/soul featuring Les Amis, Major and the Monbacks, and The Greyhounds taking the Prestige Subaru Stage. The event will take place at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, located at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District (map). RiverMusic gates will open at 5 p.m. and the good times roll until 10, with all events sponsored by Prestige Subaru, The Chaddick Foundation, AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, and Allegra Marketing Print Mail.
Says former Washington Post music writer Joe Sasfy, “The May 6 RiverMusic offers three bands whose groove- heavy sounds range from the Afro-Caribbean world music of Asheville’s Les Amis to the smoky soul, funk and blues of our headliner, Austin’s highly regarded Greyhounds. In between, Major and the Monbacks will kick up their retro, driving, rocking soul.”
The May 6 event offers beer from Oskar Blues and New Belgium, and something new this year – cider from Urban Orchard. Foodtrucks Chef Daddy, Out of the Blue, El Kim Chi, Appalachian Smoke and Melt Your Heart will be on hand, as will ice cream from The Hop. There is free parking on both sides of the concert site, and free admission, too. Every night features the sun setting over the beautiful French Broad River.
The Prestige Subaru Stage for all of these events will be powered by Sundance Solar again. There will be a Grey Line trolley making a circuitous route between the concert venue and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (map). Attendees can also paddle up to the river access RiverLink has installed, and there are bike racks available onsite.
Dogs (except service dogs), outside food and beverages are not allowed.
RiverLink’s RiverMusic and RiverFest, featuring the Anything that Floats Parade, are a six-part series of free concerts over the next six months. RiverLink is celebrating 30 years as an environmental nonprofit working to revitalize the French Broad River and her watershed as a place for everyone to live, learn, work and play.