MUSIC FESTIVALS 2021

October  1-3                    French Broad River Festival (24th annual)


The festival focuses on the French Broad River, with a river cleanup, raft races and the French Broad River Festival Bike Race, in addition to the weekend of live music. There will also be local visual artists and other vendors, and a kids' village.

Come enjoy live music, a great outdoor gear live auction, and arts and crafts vendor offerings as well as the “Paddle with the Pros”, the Annual FBRF Mountain Bike Race, or the Annual French Broad River Raft Race. The festival is a benefit for American Whitewater, The Verner Center for Early Learning and Hot Springs Community Learning Center.

Past Years Artists:
Kanika Moore • Debrissa McKinney • Ross Bogan • Justin Perkins • Josh Phillips • Wallace Mullinax • Matt Thompson • Jonathan Peace • Paul Juhl
JP Furnas • Kyle Snuffer • Alex Bradley
Past Years Bands:
Town Mountain • Jon Stickley Trio • Commonheart • Empire Strikes Brass • Sol Driven Train • Snake Oil Medicine Show

Festival site: Hot Springs Resort & Spa Campground     Ticketed attendance is limited to 2,500.


 

June 12                       Bluff Mountain Festival (25th annual)


The free all-acoustic show presents bluegrass and more, including cloggers, a silent auction, raffle, and art/food vendors.
(The 2021 festival has been changed into a virtual festival – more details soon!)

Artists:
TBA
2016 lineup included Sheila Kay Adams with Paul Brown, Alice Gerrard with Travis Stuart, The Stoney Creek Boys,
Roger Howell and more; plus clogging teams.

Festival site: Hot Springs Resort & Spa Campground


 

September 2-5                  Wild Goose Festival


The festival of music, art and Christian spirituality is modeled after the UK's Greenbelt festival, which presents a slate of speakers along with musical performers.

Artists:
TBA
2016 lineup included Indigo Girls, Matt Maher, Ken Medema, Dar Williams and more.

Festival site: Hot Springs Resort & Spa                             Ticketed attendance is limited to 2,000.


 

September              French Broad Brew Fest (10th annual)


The festival presents regional and national recording artists, regional craft brews, and art/craft vendors.
 
Artists:
TBA
2016 lineup included George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, The Fritz, Lyric.

Festival site: Hot Springs Resort & Spa Campground