...Different Drum Performs at UNCA's 21st Annual
Concerts on the Quad Series June 9
takes the stage from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 9, as the second in UNC
Asheville’s popular Concerts on the Quad series. The performance will
take place on the Quad and is free and open to the public.
Formed in 1992, ...Different Drum blends musical styles from Africa and
the Americas with original compositions. The Chapel Hill News said,
"...Different Drum is exactly that; this is not your run-of-the-mill
jazz ensemble." The group is led by award-winning composer and
multi-instrumentalist Alex Weiss. This performance is the specially
designated family show, featuring interactive stories and percussion.
UNCA's Concerts on the Quad brings fun to the entire family. The public
is invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. With between
1,000-3,000 people attending each concert, lawn-chair seating will be
separate from blanket seating in order to preserve sight lines; please
look for signage when arriving on the Quad. In case of rain, the concerts
will be held in Lipinsky Auditorium.
New this year is Café a la Quad. Gourmet sandwiches, snacks,
beverages, iced coffee and Sweet Heaven ice cream will be on sale for
Other concerts in the series are: Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos on
June 16; Cotangent playing for the Jazz Composer’s Forum on June 23; Zoe
Speaks on June 30; Picante on July 7; Sons of Steel on July 14; and the
Asheville performances of 20th annual Folkmoot USA festival held in
Lipinsky Auditorium on July 19-20. Folkmoot is the only ticketed event in
the series. General admission tickets range from $15-$20 and half-price
for children under age 12. Tickets will be available for purchase at the
Concerts on the Quad beginning June 16, or from UNCA's Office of Student
Life as well as the Folkmoot USA office. For more information about
Folkmoot USA, call toll-free 877/365-5872.
For more information about Concerts
on the Quad, call UNCA’s Student Life Office at 828/232-5000.
- Barbara Halton-Subkis, Student Life Assistant Director,
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526