Presented by the Folk Heritage Committee, Shindig on the Green returns to  the heart of downtown Asheville, with a stage show and informal jam sessions on Saturday, July 6.

This year, Shindig on the Green will be held on July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The event is always free and starts at 7 p.m.

The stage show takes place on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Locals and visitors alike gather “along about sundown,” and enjoy music and dancing.

Since the outdoor event’s inception in 1967, hundreds of thousands of individuals from across the region and throughout the world have shared and enjoyed the rich traditional music and dance heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in this outdoor setting.

Shindig on the Green remains a free event due in part to net proceeds from ticket sales to the nation’s longest continually running festival, the granddaddy of all festivals, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, which takes place Aug. 1-3 this year at UNC-Asheville.

For more info, visit or call Brian Carter at 828-335-1263.

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