December 16, 2010

Second Annual Concerts in the Park Series Ends with Success

"Have you heard about Biltmore Park?" It's a question we hear a lot around Asheville and one that is always asked with enthusiasm. With a mix of national and local retailers and restaurants, it's not surprising that Town Square has been a popular topic for conversation recently, and this summer, it added a new twist to the conversation by, quite literally, making sure that is was heard by offering free concerts every Saturday throughout the summer.

On Saturday evenings from May to September, Biltmore Park Town Square was host to some of Asheville's best musicians and vocalists as well as the hundreds of concert goers who came to listen to them share their talents. From jazz to bluegrass, music was a major highlight of the past summer season as it enticed Town Square visitors and residents to enjoy the warm weather during the second annual Concerts in the Park series.

"I am thrilled with the success of the Biltmore Park concert series," exclaims Alan Phillips of Alan Phillips Sound Service. "And it is always a pleasure to fill the air with the sounds of such talented, local musicians. Even when we were 'singing in the rain,' many people came out to listen."

Throughout the series, 18 local bands performed while children took to the green in Cecil Park to dance their carefree evenings away. Adults, too, enjoyed the free events as they came and went from nearby restaurants, the movie theater, their offices, and more. All of the performances were successful, and some of the highlights included The Vinyl Brothers Big Band, Skinny Legs and All, Now You See Them, Firecracker Jazz Band, and the Kat Williams Trio. Click here to hear a song that was performed during Concerts in the Park.

Biltmore Park Town Square patrons are already looking forward to next summer's Concerts in the Park series, which promises to be just as fun and entertaining as this year's. Until then, there are many other events that occur throughout the year. Stay up to date by visiting the event calendar here.