RiverMusic — five Friday nights of free (!) live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville — returns for a fourth year in 2015. RiverLink has teamed up with Heira Productions to assemble a top-notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District (map).

At this point, we don’t know our acts, but we do know dates. We’re going on a pretty regular schedule next year for RiverMusic and RiverFest.  RiverMusic will be Fridays each month except August — May 1, June 12, July 10, September 11 and October 9.  RiverFest, featuring the fabulous Anything-That-Floats Parade, will be on the second Saturday of August — August 8.

Gates for all events open at 5:00 p.m. and the party goes until 10. There will be beer from local craft brewers, food trucks, live music from local and national acts, and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage.

Read what Joe Safsy, music critic and long-time contributor to The Washington Post, has to say about the RiverMusic 2014 lineup.

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2012 June 29: The Krektones& Mad Tea ; Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds July 13: Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils; Ashevi[...]

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Over the past two years, RiverMusic and RiverFest saw RiverLink bring a lot of smiling faces to the banks of the French Broad River. Part of[...]

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Transportation and Parking and plus Helpful “Dos and Don’ts” Can I bring my own food or drinks? Please to not attempt to b[...]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

10:00 am February Monthly Cleanup
February Monthly Cleanup
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
February Monthly Cleanup @ Meet at KFC | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverLink monthly cleanup for February will be on Saturday the 7th from 10am – 1pm. The group will be meeting at the KFC on 1030 [...]
10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a [...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Session Evening
Volunteer Session Evening
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Join RiverLink for an evening volunteer info session.  Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be light snacks and beverages. The information session will begin at [...]
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour
Feb 19 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
If you ever wondered about the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay development project – this is your opportunity to see and hear about the plans for the [...]
4:00 pm Who is Wilma Dykeman and What is the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay All About?
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Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join RiverLink’s executive director Karen Cragnolin and Jim Stokeley, Wilma Dykeman’s son and Chairman of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy Board of Directors, for an informative presentation [...]

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