April Verch Plays UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 10:07am
UNC Asheville's 28th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series continues with a performance by renowned Canadian fiddler April Verch at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, on the Quad. Verch will play with band mates Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. The event is free and open to the public.
Verch is a noted fiddler, singer and step dancer. She attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music before embarking on her professional career. While Verch is best known for playing traditional Ottawa Valley-style fiddle tunes, her repertoire branches into many other fiddle styles. Verch, who has released seven records, performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics opening ceremonies.
Concerts on the Quad is fun for the entire family. The public is invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets allowed. With nearly 2,000 attending each concert, lawn-chair seating will be separate from blanket seating to preserve sight lines; please look for signage when arriving on the Quad. Check the Café a la Quad tent for snacks and beverages.
In case of rain, the concerts will be held in Lipinsky Auditorium. A limited menu will be served on rainy evenings. Concert location decisions are made at 5 p.m. the day of the show. Patrons may call 828/232-5000 line 3 after 5 p.m. each Monday to hear a recorded announcement about the location of that evening’s performance.
Other concerts in the 2010 season include:
July 12: One Leg Up – Gypsy jazz
July 24-25 -- The 27th annual Folkmoot USA festival, the only ticketed event of the series, will feature folk dance and music from around the world. Folkmoot tickets range from $10-$25 and are available online at www.folkmootusa.org or by phone at 877/FOLKUSA.
Concerts on the Quad is presented in part with generous support from Biltmore Farms Hotels, Greenlife Grocery, WNC Tents, Clear Channel Asheville, Mast General Store, Mountain Air Network WCQS/WYQS, Musicians' Workshop, Clothes Encounters, Ray and Allen Funeral Service, Town and Mountain Realty and David and Lin Brown.
For more information about Concerts on the Quad, call UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs Office at 828/251-6991 or visit www.unca.edu/summerquad.