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Groovin’ on Grovemont Outdoor Concert Series Returns

Groovin' on Grovemont concert series, Swannanoa, NCThe 14h annual Groovin’ on Grovemont summer concert series returns to Grovemont Square (adjacent to the Swannanoa Library) on July 12, July 26 and August 9, at 6:00 p.m.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy these family-friendly evenings of great music! The concert series is free and open to the public. Concessions, including hot dogs and home-baked goods, are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council.

Here’s the entertainment schedule:

7/12/2016: LYRIC – With an enlightened mixture of pop, soul and funk, LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audiences, and consistently delights crowds across the region. Led by the poetic and soulful voice of lyricist and lead singer Leeda Jones, this group of multi-talented musicians has been described by many as the best band in Asheville. In fact, LYRIC was voted “Best of WNC” in 2015 and 2014 for Soul and R&B/Blues. www.reverbnation.com/lyricfans

7/26/2016: Laura Blackley & the Wildflowers – Laura Blackley is a well-known singer, songwriter and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian blues and soul. She was an on-air host and producer for seven years at WNCW 88.7 FM in Spindale, NC, spotlighting regional, bluegrass and old-time music. A born storyteller, Laura has played in many bands, traveled many back roads and interstates, and enjoys digging up old tunes and hearing the stories behind them. She and her band, the Wildflowers, are very much looking forward to bringing their special brand of Appalachian music to this year’s Groovin’ on Grovemont. www.reverbnation.com/laurablackley

8/9/2016: The ‘Groovemont’ Players – This collection of Swannanoa Valley players represents a “who’s who” of Swannanoa Valley and regional talent, performing a mix of rock, soul, blues, and beyond. This will be an evening to remember, full of wonderful musical surprises.

Bonus feature: GIANT HALF-PRICE BOOK SALE during each Groovin’, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Swannanoa Library, 101 West Charleston Avenue. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!

Individual and business sponsorship opportunities for Groovin’ on Grovemont are still available, and there are lots of volunteer opportunities, too. To inquire, call the library at 828-250-6486.

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Save the Dates for Groovin’ on Grovemont

Groovin' on Grovemont concert series, Swannanoa, NCGroovin’ on Grovemont, Swannanoa’s popular outdoor summer concert series, will return to Grovemont Park (adjacent to the Swannanoa Library) on July 12 and 26 and August 9. Event organizers are working on the lineup of musical acts and other entertainment, so stay tuned for further details. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. each evening. Bring a blanket and a frisbee, and enjoy the music and beautiful mountain views. Pizza, hotdogs, soft drinks and baked goods are available for purchase. This family-friendly concert series is brought to you by the Swannanoa Community Council and The Friends of the Swannanoa Library. Proceeds benefit the library and surrounding park and playground.

Groovin’ on Grovemont would not be possible without the help of volunteers, and the many individuals and local businesses who provide financial support through event sponsorships. To find out more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please call the library at 828-250-6486.

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Groovin’ on Grovemont Wraps Up Another Successful Season

Groovin on Grovemont outdoor concertsSwannanoa’s outdoor summer concert series in Grovemont Square (adjacent to the Swannanoa Library) concluded its 2015 season on Tuesday evening, August 4. The three-concert series was blessed with good weather this year, and the final event was no exception. The crowd enjoyed great music from The Paper Crowns, along with good food, pleasant temperatures, and beautiful views of the Swannanoa mountains.

Proceeds from Groovin’ on Grovemont support the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP). SEAP is a program of the Swannanoa Community Council that provides emergency assistance with utility and medical bills. Many thanks to all the sponsors and concertgoers who supported this great cause. See you again next year!

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Groovin’ on Grovemont Wraps Up Another Successful Season

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Grovin' On Grovemont 2014Swannanoa’s fabulous outdoor summer concert series concluded its run in late July. This year’s concert-goers were treated to three evenings of free music and outdoor fun for the whole family in beautiful Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. With cooler-than-normal temperatures and mostly clear skies, the weather was perfect for enjoying an outdoor picnic, playing frisbee, and dancing barefoot in the grass. If you missed this year’s concerts, don’t fret — Groovin’ will be back next summer.

Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is honored to be one of the sponsors of the Groovin’ on Grovemont concert series. FANS would like to give a big shout out to the many other organizations, businesses and individuals who help make this event happen, especially the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council, who organize the Groovin’ on Grovemont concerts each year for the enjoyment of the community. Swannanoa rocks!

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