RiverMusic & RiverFest

RiverMusic & RiverFest

Over the years RiverMusic and RiverFest have brought thousands of people down to the banks of the French Broad River to enjoy live music, local beer, food, and sunsets over the third oldest river in the world. The RiverMusic and RiverFest series serves as fundraisers for RiverLink. The proceeds from the events go to support our on the ground work throughout the community.

We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities. Being a sponsor of RiverMusic and RiverFest is a great way to show your community support by supporting the oldest environmental nonprofit organization in our area that has been working, and getting things done. For more information about sponsorships contact Development Manager, Suzanne Moore at suzanne@riverlink.org or 828-252-8474 x 12, and for event specific information please contact Justin Young at justin@riverlink.org or 828-252-8474 x 13.

All events are free to the public, no tickets required!

New Belgium Brewing | 21 Craven Street Asheville, NC 28801

Volunteer at These Events

These events would not be possible without the help from some awesome volunteers. If you’re interested in helping with any event this year check out the volunteer jobs below. All volunteers will get a New Belgium beer token at the end of their shift, and will have access to the 98.1 The River VIP tent!

August 18th: RiverFestAnything That Floats ParadeSept. 7th with The Jayhawks

2018 Lineup

Headliner: Tony Furtado

The Saylor Brothers

Elonzo Wesley

Headliner: The Mattson 2

Super Doppler


12-5 PM | Anything That Floats Parade

2:30 PM | The Zealots

3:15 PM | Northside Gentlemen

5:15 PM | LYRIC

5:00 PM | Dave Desmelik

6:15 PM | Cris Jacobs Band

7:45 PM | The Jayhawks

2018 Sponsors

We are looking for food trucks that are interested in participating in our events this year.  If you would like to be a food truck vendor at any of our events please contact nbbavl@newbelgium.com with the subject line: RiverMusic and RiverFest Food Truck Vendor