continues its 24th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series
at 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, with the popular Asheville Jazz
Orchestra. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will
be held on UNC Asheville’s Quad Mondays through July 10.
The popular Asheville Jazz Orchestra will showcase big band sounds
with some of the best swing players in Western North Carolina.
Featuring a full horn section and powerful drumming, the 17-piece
ensemble is the only professional big band active in Asheville.
Concerts on the Quad are fun for the entire family. The public is
invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets
allowed. With nearly 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. Café
a la Quad will sell sandwiches, wraps, fruit, snacks, beverages,
desserts and ice cream from 6-8 p.m.
In case of rain, the concerts will be held in Lipinsky Auditorium. A
limited menu will be served at the rain location. Location decisions
will be made at 5 p.m. the day of the show. Patrons may call
828/251-6227 after 5:15 p.m. each Monday to hear a recorded
announcement about the location of that evening’s performance.
Other concerts in the series include:
July 3 – Four-piece Americana group The Blue Mountain Band will
cover the sounds of vintage country with tributes to Johnny Cash and
June Carter Cash, as well as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and other
July 10 – Concerts on the Quad will wrap up with a performance by
“new-timey” bluegrass favorites The Shady Grove Band. The Raleigh
News and Observer heralds The Shady Grove Band as “one of our
state’s musical treasures.”
For more information about the series, call
UNC Asheville Office of Cultural &
Special Events at 828/251-6227 or visit
the Concerts on the Quad Web site at