|When:||Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm|
103 Northwest Ave.
This Asheville-based singer/songwriter released his first two albums, Unpredictable and Rising Up, between 2010 and 2012 while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has been performing extensively throughout the East Coast ever since. His soulful sound is vintage pop with a jazzy edge, combined with socially conscious lyrics reminiscent of his musical heroes – Lennon, Hendrix and Marley. IndieMinded says Okrend’s latest album, Dance By The Riverside (2017), “delivers in a big way, with soulful vocals in the vein of Amos Lee and Allen Stone, expert instrumentation that includes everything from electric guitars to horns, and meaningful lyrics.”
Special event during the July 10 concert only — Fire Dancer Laura “Lulu” Edmonds will perform a fire dance with batons and hoops! Edmonds is part of the Unifire Theater Troupe, and is also a librarian in the Buncombe County Library System.
Concessions menu: “Taco Night” – Chicken or tempeh tacos, Spanish rice with black beans, lime chili-grilled corn on the cob, chips and salsa, mint fruit salad, hamburgers with sliced jalapenos and pepper-jack cheese, veggie burgers, pizza from The Social Pizzeria, and more!
Bonus feature during every concert: GIANT HALF-PRICE BOOK SALE from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Swannanoa Library, adjacent to the park, at 101 West Charleston Avenue. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!
Sponsorships, donations, and volunteers are still welcome and encouraged. For info on how to help, call 828-250-6486, or visit www.GrovemontPark.org.