The 2019 season of Concerts on the Quad – UNC Asheville’s free, outdoor Monday evening concert series – will feature concerts on June 24, July 8 and 15 beginning at 7 p.m. each night.

Featuring music that spans many genres, Concerts on the Quad are family-friendly and informal, with lawn chairs, blankets and picnics welcome.

June 24 – METAL! – The concert season kicks off with the adventurous sounds of METAL! Fronting the band is UNC Asheville music faculty member Steve Alford on electrified contra-alto clarinet, with faculty colleague Zach Page, and also Daniel Iannucci on electrified acoustic basses, and percussionists Matthew Richmond of UNC Asheville’s faculty, and Tyler Housholder both playing “drum kits” made of salvaged oil drums, saw blades and cut pipes.

July 8 – Brody Hunt & The Handfulls – An Asheville-area honky-tonk band, The Handfulls play a combination of classic tunes and originals by Brody Hunt styled in what Hunt calls country music’s “golden era.” 

July 15 – Che Apalache – This four-man “Latingrass” band, with musicians from North Carolina, Argentina and Mexico, has an album produced by Béla Fleck slated for release in August. Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but also features Latin rhythms as well as a cappella mountain gospel harmonies. 

Free parking is readily available on campus for these concerts; alcoholic beverages and pets are prohibited.

For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union at 828-251-6990.

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