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Asheville festivals bring music to life

Each year, the Asheville area hosts many festivals. They encompass a wide range of musical genres. Follows is an eclectic sampler of what's live: 

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► Traditional mountain music (e.g., Shindig on the Green annual summer series in Downtown Asheville)

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► Classical music (e.g., Brevard Music Center's annual summer festival in Brevard, NC)

► Electronic music (e.g., MoogFest in Downtown Asheville)

► African-Caribbean music (e.g. Goombay, every August in Downtown Asheville)

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► World music (e.g., The LEAF; i.e., Lake Eden Arts Festival, featured twice annually at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC)

► Everything... from local rockers to national headliners (e.g., Bele Chere Festival, the largest free street party in the Southeast held every July in Downtown Asheville).

Whatever your musical tastes, there's sure to be something coming up soon to make you smile, dance, and come alive: