Swannanoa’s popular outdoor summer concert series is returning to Grovemont Square (adjacent to the Swannanoa Library) for its seventeenth year, with a full schedule of music and family fun on three Tuesday evenings, July 9, July 23 and August 6. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and come enjoy these family-friendly evenings of great music and food! The concert series is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Concessions are themed to go with the musical genre for each concert, and feature a wide variety of gourmet comfort foods (see details below). All donations and proceeds from concessions help support the Swannanoa Library and Grovemont park and playground, so come with an appetite! Groovin’ on Grovemont is brought to you by two local nonprofits: the Swannanoa Community Council and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library.
Come early for a special pre-Groovin’ program: At 5:00 pm in the library, the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) will present “Lunar-tics.” Participants will explore the day- and night skies with a special inflatable planetarium, and learn about the moon phases and earth’s rotation using hand-held models and flashlights. This is a ticketed event for children ages 9 and up (call 828-250-6486 to reserve a space). Later, visit the AMOS tent during Groovin’ on Grovemont and see science come alive!
Here’s the entertainment and food schedule:
Bonus feature during every concert: GIANT USED BOOK SALE from 5-8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Swannanoa Library, adjacent to the park, at 101 West Charleston Avenue. Come check out the newly-remodeled book sale space. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!
If you’d like to support Groovin’ on Grovemont through a sponsorship or donation, or as an event volunteer, please call 828-250-6486, or visit www.GrovemontPark.org.
Groovin’ on Grovemont, Swannanoa’s popular outdoor concert series, will return to Grovemont Square for its 17th season on Tuesday evenings, July 9, July 23 and August 6. The planning committee is busy working on a great lineup of musical acts and other entertainment for the whole family, so mark your calendars now. The festivities begin around 6 p.m. each evening.
This year’s concert series will take place under the beautiful new performance pavilion in Grovemont Square, built last spring by community volunteers. Funding for the pavilion was provided by private donors, contributions from the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council, and grants from Buncombe County Recreation services and the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina).
In addition to the musical entertainment, the Groovin’ festivities always include a great selection of food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a delicious meal, great music and fabulous mountain views with your family and friends. Groovin’ on Grovemont takes place in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, 101 West Charleston Avenue. For info, call 828-250-6486.
The 17th annual Groovin’ on Grovemont concert series will kick off in 2019 with a special edition spring event featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Michael Reno Harrell. Michael guarantees a joyful evening of songs, stories and lots of laughs. His original songs and stories have been described as “Appalachian grit and wit.” He’s a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and has toured throughout the U.S., the British Isles, and much of Europe. Michael’s performance at the spring Groovin’ concert takes place in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, on Friday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to celebrating the arrival of spring (hopefully!), the concert celebrates the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Swannanoa Library basement book sale, which will happen at 5 p.m. that evening. The water issues that plagued the basement for years have been addressed, and the space has been remodeled. Come early to see the improvements and browse the thousands of used books available for purchase at incredibly low prices.
The concert is free, but donations are always welcome and encouraged. All donations benefit the Friends of the Swannanoa Library, and support the Swannanoa Library and Grovemont Park and playground. For more info, call the library at 828-250-6486.
Groovin’ on Grovemont will continue, as usual, with three summer concerts in July and August. Stay tuned for details!
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