Shindig on the Green in Downtown Asheville, NC

You can’t go wrong with downtown Asheville on a Saturday night. Tonight I took some photos of Shindig on the Green in Pack Square Park. It was packed with people for this folk festival, which is celebrating it’s 44th season. Live bluegrass music, dancing, food and fun: everything you need for a great festival! This was the second shindig of 2010, with six more to go.

Shindig on the Green in Pack Square Park
A good turnout to Shindig on the Green
Folks playing some bluegrass
Folks playing some bluegrass
Hula Hooping in Asheville
Hula hooping at Shindig on the Green
Shindig on the Green - 44th Season
Backstage at Shindig
Practicing bluegrass in Asheville
Practicing beneath Asheville's City Hall
Okie Dokies Smokehouse at Shindig
Okie Dokies Smokehouse
Ice Cream shop The Hop
The Hop serving yummy ice cream
Musician having a good time
Harmonica player having a good time
Bluegrass musicians playing
A bluegrass group plays a tune
Stand up bass player in bluegrass band
Providing the low notes for the band
Music festival in western North Carolina
Behind the stage at Shindig
Playing the fiddle
Fiddle player stares into the sun
Dancing at Shindig in Asheville
The Dixie Darlings
WNC folk festival in Asheville
Banjo player pickin' away
Guitar player having a good time
Folks playing bluegrass
Folks playing a bluegrass tune
Glen - MC at Shindig on the Green in Asheville
Glenn, the MC
WNC folk festival
Pack Square Park filled up
Dancing at Shindig on the Green
Dancing at Shindig
Toy tractor
A child's toy tractor ... left behind
Bluegrass music at WNC folk festival
On stage at Shindig on the Green
Backstage at Shindig
Musicians wait in line to perform
Dancing on a board
On stage dancing
Shindig on the Green truck
Booth at Shindig / Courthouse and City Hall in background
A parrot ... there was a parrot there

3 thoughts on “Shindig on the Green in Downtown Asheville, NC

  1. LA Bannerman says:

    Just a note to say I love the picure of Glenn, the MC. He’s my dad and I live in England and haven’t made it home during the summer months in several years now. I miss Shindig a lot and really enjoyed looking through your photo’s – they are a nice portrayal of this unique event and really capture the spirit of it all. Thanks!

  2. Derek says:

    Thanks, LA. He was fun to photograph because of his excitement about the whole thing. That photo was taken while he was dictating the dance steps to the dancing crowd up front. I appreciate your comment!

  3. McLean says:

    FYI – folks in the second picture are playing Old Time Music, not bluegrass. Thanks for taking such wonderful pictures – you really capture the positive collective energy of the music making, singing and dancing!

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