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.