The Groovin’ on Grovemont outdoor concert series has been a much-anticipated summertime event in Swannanoa for the past 17 years. Although coronavirus concerns have scuttled plans for many community gatherings this spring and summer, the Groovin’ planning committee is hoping that the show can still go on this year, with a modified schedule and additional safety precautions.
The schedule is subject to change based on developments with the coronavirus, but Groovin’ organizers are tentatively planning for a single Groovin’ concert on Tuesday, August 11, at 6 p.m. (rain date: Tuesday, August 18). The hope is that a final yea or nay decision for the concert can be announced by July 14. Assuming the event goes forward, details about the band, and the virus safety precautions that will be taken, will be released at that time.
Groovin’ concertgoers always look forward to the delicious chef-prepared meals available for purchase, and this year will be no exception. Unlike prior years, however, the meals will be served in individual take-away boxes, and will be offered free of charge, as a gift to the community in this economically challenging time. Donations will be gratefully accepted from those who are able to contribute.
Groovin’ on Grovemont is sponsored by the Swannanoa Community Council and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library, and is held in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, 101 West Charleston Avenue. For info, call the library at 828-250-6486.
Note: The Groovin’ on Grovemont planning committee hopes that this summer’s concerts can go on as planned in July and August, but due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, please check the FANS Facebook page for updates.
Groovin’ on Grovemont, Swannanoa’s popular outdoor concert series, will kick off its 18th season on Tuesday evening, July 14, in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library at 101 West Charleston Avenue. The series continues on July 28 and August 11. This year’s planning committee will begin working soon on a great lineup of musical acts and other entertainment for the whole family, so mark your calendar now. The fun begins around 6 p.m. each evening, and often includes pre-concert programs and activities for the kids.
The Groovin’ on Grovemont outdoor concert series takes place under the beautiful new performance pavilion in Grovemont Square, built by community volunteers in 2018, and funded through a mixture of grants and donations. 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, terrific free music, and fabulous mountain views with your family and friends!
Storyteller and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Michael Reno Harrell, is returning to Swannanoa for a special edition Groovin’ on Grovemont concert on Friday evening, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. This free event will take place at the Bee Tree Fire Station, (510 Bee Tree Road), and is brought to you by the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council.
Last spring, Harrell entertained a standing room only crowd at the Bee Tree Fire Station with his trademark “Appalachian grit and wit.” This year’s performance will feature more of Harrell’s award-winning original songs and stories, along with lots of laughs. Harrell is a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and has toured throughout the U.S., the British Isles, and much of Europe. Don’t miss the chance to experience what his faithful fans keep returning again and again to enjoy!
For more info, call the Swannanoa Library at 828-250-6486.