UNC Asheville Summer 2015 Concerts on the Quad
UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad, once a fixture of Asheville’s summer calendar, returnfor the summer of 2015. This summer’s lineup will feature five free concerts on UNC Asheville’s Quad, spanning many musical genres, and will include shows by two local Asheville bands.
During its first 28 years, Concerts on the Quad had become a Monday-night tradition for many in greater Asheville, bringing thousands to campus before the series ended at the close of the 2010 season due to lack of continued funding. Thanks to the financial support of community partners Mission Health and the Asheville Citizen-Times, UNC Asheville will be able to present the concerts once again starting this June.
The free concerts will be held on Monday evenings on June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the UNC Asheville Quad. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy along with the music.
The series will begin with Asheville-based Sirius.B, a large and eclectic ensemble that was formed in late 2006 by Xavier Ferdón, Pancho Romero Bond, and Imhotep, which takes its name from the white dwarf star, Sirius B. The band describes itself as “Absurdist Gypsy Folk Funk Punk.”eries to our community.”
2015 Concerts on the Quad Schedule
June 15 Sirius.B (Asheville-based Gypsy funk)
June 22 Ulali (featuring Pura Fé) (Native American, folk and blues influences)
June 29 The Malpass Brothers (country)
July 6 stephaniesĭd (Asheville-based “pop-noir” – jazz, rock and more)
July 13 Chatham County Line (bluegrass)
For more information on Concerts on the Quad, contact UNC Asheville Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs at 828.251.6674.