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Pritchard Park Summer Series

Each summer, Asheville Downtown Association brings fun, family friendly events to downtown's Pritchard Park as part of the Pritchard Park Summer Series. All events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Hoop Jam: Tuesdays from June 5- August 7 from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring your own hoop and twist away or borrow one to try out. This event is in partnership with Asheville Hoops.

LEAF Community Arts: LEAF Community Arts' programming takes place each Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm, from June 6 through August 8 (except July 4, when programming moves to Pack Square Park). Join LEAF for cultural performances and crafts with Easel Rider teaching artists.

June 6 - Nex Millen (Hip Hop Jam)
June 13 - Adama Dembele (African drumming)

June 20 - Nina Ruffini (Circus Arts)
June 27 - Adama Dembele (African drumming)
July 4 - LEAF at Pack Square Park for Ingles Independence Day Celebration
July 11 - DJ Kutzu (Scratchin' & Mixin')
July 18 - Erinn Huntley (Theater/Improv)
July 25 - Nex Millen (Hip Hop Jam)
Aug 1  - Bequia & Darrell Rose (Pans & Drums)
Aug 8 - Rain Date

Singer/Songwriter Series: The Pritchard Park Songwriter Series brings local live music to the park every Thursday, 5-7 pm, from June 7 through August 9. Join us for intimate performances spanning various genres and musical styles.

June 7: Jack Victor & Zack Kardon
June 14: Carly Taich

June 21: April B. and The Cool
June 28: Stevie Lee Combs
July 5: Santos Soul Music
July 12: Maddie Shuler
July 19: Christy Lynn Band
July 26: Indigo De Souza
Aug. 2: Madison Shuler (rain date)

Drum Circle: Since 2001, the beats and rhythms of the Asheville Drum Circle have pulled drummers, dancers and spectators into Pritchard Park for communal music enjoyment. Attendees are welcome to bring along their own drums and join in the fun. The Drum Circle takes place every Friday from 6-9:50 pm.

Note: All events are weather dependent with schedules and lineups subject to change. 

Through a collaboration with presenting sponsor Echo Mountain Recording, all artists receive two hours of studio time as part of their compensation. Additional sponsors include Asheville FM and McGuire Wood and Bissette Law Firm. This series is also produced in partnership with the City of Asheville.