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Concerts on the Quad 2019 – Che Apalache
July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The 2019 season of Concerts on the Quad – UNC Asheville’s free, outdoor Monday evening concert series – wraps up with a 7 p.m. show on July 15 by Che Apalache, Concerts on the Quad are family-friendly and informal, with lawn chairs, blankets and picnics welcome.
July 15 – Che Apalache – This four-man “Latingrass” band, with musicians from North Carolina, Argentina and Mexico, has an album produced by Béla Fleck slated for release in August. Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but also features Latin rhythms as well as a cappella mountain gospel harmonies. Fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Joe Troop is the band’s founder – an N.C. native, he met his bandmates while living in Argentina and making a living teaching bluegrass and old-time music. Paul Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin) combine with Troop to create an unusual blend – one authentic enough to have been awarded first place in the neo-traditional category at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.
The UNC Asheville Alumni Association invites you to join us at our special Alumni & Friends Beer Garden on July 15 from 7-8 p.m. during Concerts on the Quad. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served while you enjoy live music by Che Apalache. Wristbands are available for purchase for $15 (cash and check only), which includes snacks and two drink tickets. Net proceeds benefit UNC Asheville student scholarships. Alumni tent access for ages 21+.
Free parking is readily available on campus for these concerts; outside alcoholic beverages and pets are prohibited. For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union at 828.251.6990.