Week of Ticket Special:
$25 general Admission; $20 Student
This Thursday and Friday, July 1 & 2, Asheville Skyline presents Playing It Forward 2010, featuring headliners Acoustic Syndicate and Col. Bruce Hampton. Music starts at 8:00 pm each evening at the Diana Wortham Theatre.
July 1st is a “jam” packed evening of music with Big Daddy Love and Velvet Truckstop setting the stage for the man some would call the “Godfather” of the southern jam sound Col. Bruce Hampton and his “Quark Alliance. While he earned his throne amongst the rockin’ royalty by the jam, with Quark Alliance he shows that he refuses to rest on his musical laurels.Perfectly illustrating one of the ideals of “Playin’ It Forward” Hampton has redefined his style touring with his bandmates Duane Trucks, Kris Dale and Perry Osborne. Bringing on tour a fusion of blues and jazz, that is uniquely Quark. The Asheville Skyline Band will then take the stage in full force “Playin’ it Forward” style. The core group of Jeff Sipe, Ike Stubblefield, Jay Sanders, and Shane Pruitt, alone bring serious expertise to any stage, together they give an almost utopian environment for a group of lesser known (for now) talents who are bending peoples ears. The latest update of players includes : Janell Funk, Dan Smith, Dorsey Parker, Jamie Dose, Bo Henry, Brandon Fox, Tony Kennedy, Craig Sorrells, and more!
Closing out Playing It Forward 2010 on Friday, July 2 is the solid sound of Acoustic Syndicate. Formed in 1992, Acoustic Syndicate has had a long and storied career having spent well over a dozen years on the road, playing at the original Bonnaroo, MerleFest, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Memphis in May and in many other clubs, festivals and events. Known for its high-energy, positive sound, the band delivers a genre-defying performance, masterfully blending its eclectic influences with trademark finesse that only 17 years of cohesive teamwork can bring.
Opening for Acoustic Syndicate July 2nd are the Asheville-based The Honeycutters, Ash Grass Revival (Jason Flournoy, John Stickley and Billy Gilmore), and singer/songwriter Chris O’Neill. Other special guests TBA!