Concerts on the Quad: A Summer Tradition
From blues to Gypsy jazz, UNC Asheville’s 28th Concerts on the Quad has something for everyone. Music lovers are invited to campus this summer to enjoy a beloved—and free—annual tradition.
The Concerts on the Quad summer music series get under way at 7 p.m. each Monday evening June 14–July 21. The series will conclude with special, ticketed performances of the Folkmoot USA Festival on July 24–25.
Concerts in the 2010 season include:
June 14: Cool John Ferguson—Blues, gospel and funk
June 21: ELM. Collective—World music, jazz and fusion
June 28: Pan Jive—Energetic, genre-defying steel drums
July 5: April Verch—Traditional roots, fiddle and step-dancing
July 12: One Leg Up—Gypsy jazz
July 24–25—The 27th annual Folkmoot USA festival, the only ticketed event of the series, will feature folk dance and music from around the world. Folkmoot tickets range from $10-$25 and are available online at www.folkmootusa.org or by phone at 877/FOLKUSA.
Concertgoers are invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets allowed. With nearly 2,000 people attending each concert, lawn-chair seating will be separate from blanket seating to preserve sight lines; please look for signage when arriving on the Quad. Check the Café a la Quad tent for snacks and beverages.
In case of rain, the concerts will be held in Lipinsky Auditorium. A limited menu will be served on rainy evenings. Concert location decisions are made at 5 p.m. the day of the show. Patrons may call 828/232-5000 line 3 after 5 p.m. each Monday to hear a recorded announcement about the location of that evening’s performance.
For more information about Concerts on the Quad, call UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs Office at 828/251-6991 or visit www.unca.edu/summerquad.
Concerts on the Quad is presented in part with support from Biltmore Farms Hotels, Greenlife Grocery, WNC Tents, Mast General Store, Musicians’ Workshop, Smoky Mountain Living, Clothes Encounters, Ray and Allen Funeral Service, and Town and Mountain Realty.