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Groovin' On Grovemont Free Concert Series Returns in July

The Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council present the 19th annual Groovin' on Grovemont summer concert series in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. These free shows will be Tuesdays on July 13, July 27, and Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. each evening. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and come enjoy these family-friendly evenings of great music! The concert series is free, but donations are always welcome and encouraged.

Concessions for this concert season will be New Age Barbeque and all donations and proceeds from concessions benefit the Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council, and provide support for the Swannanoa Library and Grovemont Park and Playground.

The Friends of the Swannanoa Library and the Swannanoa Community Council would like to thank the more than 25 business and individual sponsors of the event, and in particular, the Diamond level sponsors, who provide underwriter support for the event: Symmetry Finance Group, Carol Groben & Doug Lebbon, Dunkin, and Rooter King.

Allen Dye, chair of the Swannanoa Community Council says “We are absolutely thrilled to resume the concert series this summer, and have an exciting music and food line-up that we think the community will enjoy! We know that the community has been missing the Groovin’ concert series tradition, and is hungry to get back together for the terrific music, food, and fellowship at Groovin’ this year”. George Scott, chair of Friends of the Swannanoa Library says “This year’s musical line-up will have you dancing on the green. Come on out!”

Groovin' On Grovement Schedule:

Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.: ASHLEY HEATH AND HER HEATHENS - Americana Rock

Ashley Heath continues winning over Americana lovers’ with her voice of “velvet soul.” Heath’s unique style stands out and stems from her upbringing in the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge,” Madison County, as well as musical influences such as Bonnie Raitt and Eva Cassidy.

Tuesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.: UNIHORN - Funk, Soul, and R+B with members of Empire Strikes Brass

Featuring a rotating cast of members of the 9-piece band Empire Strikes Brass, this horn-based band delivers funk, jazz, soul, and R&B.

Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.: THE DATRIAN JOHNSON BAND - Cosmic Appalachian R&B and Soul

The Datrian Johnson Band brings a funky blend of Appalachian, Americana & Soul to Groovin’ this summer. Playing songs from artists like Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder and then jumping to Johnny Cash and the Beatles, there is no telling where this band will take you!

Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.: Special pre-Groovin' Program with SAM WHEELOCK - Eclectic Music with Roots + Storytelling

Sam says “I am the grandson of a Tennessee moonshiner whose family tree branches to the Carter Family. Singer-Songwriter concerts are like quilts which weave storytelling to create a connection between us. The music? It's eclectic, roots stuff.”

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. Come check out the newly-remodeled book sale space. Thousands of great books at unbelievably low prices!

Sponsorships, donations, and volunteers are always welcome and encouraged -- If you would like to support Groovin' on Grovemont through a sponsorship or donation, or as a volunteer, please call (828)250-6486 or visit GrovemontPark.org.