Homegrown Sundays Are Back At Asheville Food Park

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Homegrown Sundays Are Back At Asheville Food Park

2017 Homegrown Series Starts June 4

Make the weekend seem a little longer by squeezing in one more adventure – a Sunday evening at the Asheville Food Park for the Homegrown Concert Series. The event is presented by 98.1 the River, along with the Food Park and Cascade Lounge, with support from Echo Mountain Recording Studio.

The sophomore season of Homegrown brings music back to one of most unique venues in the city. “98.1 the River is all about Asheville, and we love having our listeners gather to hear local artists, eat local food, and drink local brews,” says Heather Anders, the River’s afternoon host. “This year we have several artists our listeners have heard on the air during our Studio AVL segments, and also look forward to sharing new emerging local artists for the first time.”

The first Homegrown Concert is June 4 from 4 to 6 pm, with the Jarvis Jenkins Band bringing an original musical gumbo of blues, jazz, rock, and psychedelia to the table. The series will continue every Sunday through August 27.

The meals are just as uniquely Asheville as the music. There’s a regular rotation of the city’s creative mobile cuisine, and just above the Cascade Lounge, Driftless Kitchen offers hand-crafted thin-crust pizzas and salads. Speaking of the lounge, craft cocktails and local brews make it an easier transition from the weekend world back to the work world.

2017 Homegrown Concert Series Lineup

June 4- Jarvis Jenkins Band

June 11- Bald Mountain Boys

June 18- Pierce Edens

June 25- David Earl

July 2- Josh Phillips

July 9- Shake It Like a Caveman

July 16- Riyen Roots

July 23- Pleasure Chest

July 30- Ian Ridenhaur

August 6- Ashley Heath

August 13- Circus Mutt

August 20- Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats

August 27- Sweet Claudette

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