8th Annual ASHEVILLE RHYTHM FESTIVAL – Mark Your Calendars ! June 24 – 30, 2019
Welcome Letter & Things You Need to Know
Hello Percussionists & Rhythm Lovers,
We are excited that you have chosen to attend our 8th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival 2019! Our world-class faculty creates a unique and inspiring musical experience for everyone involved. The mission of Asheville Rhythm is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate.
All Workshops will be held at Odyssey Community School (90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801)
The Saturday evening Masters Concert will take place June 29 at 8:00pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 12 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. The concert will feature collaborative compositions from our world-renowned teaching artists. Please allow extra time to park.
For up to date information, please check the website for the most recent workshop schedule, as times of classes are subject to shift.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
– Please bring your own instruments. If you would like to borrow one please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
(limited number of Congas, Djembes, Frame Drums and Doumbeks available)
– Writing utensil and/or personal recording device for classes and jam sessions, bottled water/drink, snacks (some will be available), and yoga mat for sound meditation if you wish to lie down. There will also be chairs.
– A joyful willingness to share and learn about the wonderful world of Percussion!
There will be vending stations that will feature products from local and national drum makers including Cooperman Frame Drums, Carolina Drumworks Snare Drums, Meinl Percussion, Skinny Beats Drum Shop, Hands on Fire Tank Drums, McLellan Djembes, BRR Cajons. See list below.
We will have musical instruments, artwork, and beautiful crafts donated by our generous sponsors. See list below.
FOR THE INTENSIVE PROGRAM:
Check regularly for updates on the Schedule.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS:
If you are flying into the Asheville-Hendersonville regional airport, downtown Asheville is 20 minutes away. Greenville/Spartanburg, SC (GSP) is a 75 minute drive. Charlotte NC (CLT) is a 2 hour drive.
HOTEL OPTIONS for Festival Participants:
Our Hospitality Partner this year is
There are many places to stay in Asheville, NC.
See below for list of a variety of accommodations convenient to the Festival.
We are looking forward to seeing you on this exciting weekend of percussion music! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Asheville Rhythm Team