The Smoky Mountain Brass band, a local
favorite, will continue UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad Summer
Music Series at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, on the campus Quad. The
event is free and open to the public.
The Smoky Mountain Brass band performs a repertoire that includes
marches, patriotic numbers, classical orchestra and band works,
hymns, folk songs and original works written for its unique
instrumentation. John Entzi, UNC Asheville assistant professor of
music, is the seventh conductor of the band.
Concerts on the Quad is fun for the entire family. The public is
invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets,
skateboards, bicycles or roller skates are allowed on the Quad
during the concerts. With nearly 2,000 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. Check the Café a la Quad tent for snacks and beverages
from 6 to 8 p.m.
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 5:15 p.m. each Monday to hear a recorded
announcement about the location of that evening's performance.
Other concerts in the 2008 season include:
June 30 One Leg Up This top-notch Asheville acoustic group
swings in the style of Django Reinhardt
July 7 Bandana Klezmer and Jibblin' the Froeline A night of
high-energy dance music in the Eastern European and gypsy-blues
style from two great bands
July 14 The Buckerettes A three-piece cowgirl band featuring
country, bluegrass, old time and rock n' roll
For more information about the series, call UNC Asheville's Cultural
and Special Events Office at 828/251-6991 or visit