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The Mountain Sports Festival returns with an impressive lineup to entice any pro or amateur athlete to test themselves in mountain sports. The 3-day festival brings in over 15,000 visitors and competitors in Asheville, the center of the East Coast outdoor life. Along with the competition, athletes and spectators alike will find plenty of action at the Festival Village at Carrier Park, located along the French Broad River in Asheville.
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachians, Asheville is the venue for a long list of competitive events coupled with entertainment, demos and exhibitors. Many sports festivals offer competition, but few add the mountainous terrain to take it up a notch for serious challenge and endurance. When not out at the races, the Festival Village is the place to be along the scenic French Broad River in West Asheville.
Races and competitions will take place throughout the weekend, starting with the Cyclocross and Ultimate Frisbee at the Festival Village. Things will heat up early on Saturday with a full schedule of high-energy competition highlighted by the Mountain Disc Golf Challenge, French Broad Challenge Triathlon, and SUP race. Dodgeball, beach volleyball and more compete all weekend.
10 Things to Know about the Mountain Sports Festival
1. It’s FREE to get into Festival Village – thanks to our Awesome Sponsors!
2. Animals are not allowed in the Festival Village.
3. Clinics & Demos are FREE & FUN – check out the schedule & come early to sign up on site.
4. Asheville is fun rain or shine & so is MSF.
5. MSF is family friendly – so bring the kids & get them to the Kids Zone.
6. MSF is getting pretty big, so look for the Shuttle.
7. It’s not too late to sign up for events – most of the events have day-of registration.
8. MSF serves Great beer from our local breweries.
9. MSF showcases local non-profits and local retailers. Get some great Asheville Gear at the festival.
10. MSF has a great music line-up, oh & there is NO CHARGE for Music!
Friday: 5–9:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–9:30 PM
Sunday: 12–6 PM
2017 Music LINEUP
FRIDAY: May 26, 2017
5:00-7:00PM – Dub Kartel
7:30-9:30PM – EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS
SATURDAY: May 27, 2017
12:30-1:30PM – Pierce Edens
2:00-3:30PM – Alex Krug Combo
4:00-5:30PM – Race to Stage Band Winner
6:00-7:30PM – Funk You
8:00-9:30PM – Headliner -The NTH POWER
SUNDAY: May 28, 2017
12:30-2:00PM – Ashley Heath
2:30-4:00PM – David Earl & The Plowshares
4:30-6:00PM – The Freeway Revival
The 25th Annual Plum Hollow Festival
(Always the LAST weekend in May every year!)
Since the transition of claw hammer to the finger picks, bluegrass has gone through many exciting changes. The Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival is dedicated to the innovations made by creative artists breaking new ground with an old music.
New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll (and other grassy pastures not yet discovered) are all a part of Alternative Bluegrass. Our goal (besides having a great party) is to also bring together the music industry in our region (VA, TN, SC, NC, GA) to showcase this new format of music to music buyers, radio stations, record labels and other industry related groups.
Featuring two-and-a-half days of great live music, the White Squirrel Festival in Downtown Brevard, NC is the perfect way to experience everything this charming mountain community has to offer. Best of all it’s FREE!
Whether it is Jazz, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter or Rock and Roll, the eclectic music in this beautiful setting provides something for everyone.
Got a knack for photography? Then grab your camera and take a few snaps of our most famous residents… Brevard’s very own white squirrels. They scamper all over this area, and we’ll even show you where to see them! Already have a great shot of one of these fuzzy little critters? Then submit it in our White Squirrel Photo Contest.
And speaking of scampering, be sure to check out the 5K and 10K White Squirrel races sponsored by the Brevard Rotary Club. Runners from the entire southeast love to go nuts in the cool morning mountain air at 2500 ft. It’s all happening in beautiful downtown Brevard, voted one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel, and in 2013 Outdoor Magazine listed Brevard as one of the top 5 places to raise outdoorsy kids. From festivals to waterfalls to hiking and biking, you can find it all this Memorial Day weekend in downtown Brevard, NC.
Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm
Winery Tours 2 pm Daily
2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792
Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of the pieces in this exhibition required dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to produce. The central myth of the artist in our culture is that of the “starving artist”, whose labor is so undervalued that he or she cannot even afford to eat. Yet we all consume what artists produce – art – on a daily basis. The design of our clothing, the shape of our homes, the expressions and idioms we use to communicate, the caskets we will be buried in when we die: all are the work of artists of one kind or another. Why is a group that is at work in every sector of our society so marginalized?
Is Art Work? challenges viewers to consider the production of art as a repetitive, highly focused course of action, and calls attention to the often unseen labor behind every work of art.
For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at [email protected] or call 864.582.7616 x 254.
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) Presents:
Highlights of the Collection
45- minute guided tours of the collection are available at M&G at Bob Jones University on Thursdays and Fridays at 3 p.m. for $3 in addition to general admission. Ask about these tours in the M&G Gift Shop.
Inman Fresh Farmers Market – 20 S. Main Street, Inman. Fridays 4 PM – 7 PM.
Celebrate the start of the weekend with Food & Drink at Greer City Park. Food Trucks, tailgating games, and live music . Follow the event for Food Truck announcements and more information. Food and beverages will be available onsite. Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Location: Greer City Park
- Address:301 E Poinsett Street, Greer, SC 29651
- Times:5-8 pm
- Location: NOMA Square
- Address: 220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
- Times:5:30-9:30 pm
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Please see our website for more information
6:30 & 10pm
111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601
23rd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Venue: Falls Park on the Reedy
- Location: Falls Park
- Address:South Main Street and Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601
- Times:7 pm
- Admission: Free!
The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, Asheville
An Evening with John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
GENRE: americana / bluegrass / acoustic
AGES: all ages
SEATING: seated general admission
TICKETS: $25 adv. / $30 d.o.s. / $35 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)
Live music, your favorite food trucks and more- every Friday night at Quest Brewing.
- Location: Mauldin Cultural Center
- Address: 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662
- Times:7 pm
- Recurrence:Every Friday
The Railroad Concert Series launched in January 2012 as part of Mauldin’s summer amphitheater programming with a sold out performance by Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues.
Unscripted: Improv Comedy Reunion from JAMBAG
Every Friday night at 7:30pm features theatrical improv comedy.
1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601