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      May 17, 2018

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      101 Biltmore Ave
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

      Trampled By Turtles

      Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who’d ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn’t rely on amplification. Simonett hadn’t played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who’d previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

      Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates’ background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn’t until 2008 and the band’s fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota’s most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled will release their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.

      Remember, all outdoor shows at The Meadow are RAIN OR SHINE. Please plan according. Follow the forecast here! In the event of rain, umbrellas are allowed and a limited number of ponchos will be available for purchase.

      All on-site parking is first come, first served, unless you have purchased a Preferred Parking Package (see info below). Overflow parking is available at River Ridge Shopping Center.

      In an effort to encourage carpooling, parking at the Highland Brewing facility is $10 per car with 3 or less people – CASH ONLY. Parking is FREE for cars with 4 or more people. Parking is also FREE for cars with any number of passengers at the overflow parking lots at River Ridge Shopping Center (more info below).

      PLEASE CARPOOL / UBER / LYFT / TAXI if possible. The drop-off / pick-up area is located to the far left of the Highland Brewing facility.

      Parking is available at Highland Brewery and River Ridge Shopping Center on Fairview Rd. Buses will begin running from River Ridge at 5:45pm – 9:00pm, and again from 9:40pm through 11:30pmto accommodate After Party attendees.

      We ask in advance for your patience regarding parking and shuttles – as those who attend large sporting events or festivals know, some wait time and lines are to be expected when the show is over. We will do our best to get you to and from the show as quickly and efficiently as possible.

      The lots at River Ridge Shopping Center will be open for FREE remote parking with FREE shuttle buses running beginning at 5:45pm. Please try not to park in front businesses that are still open. You can enter River Ridge at the traffic light at McDonald’s/CVS and then park on the left or right side of the shopping center – both sides of the lot will be pick up stops all evening from 5:45 until 9pm. Shuttles will pick up and drop off on the AC Moore side of the lot, and in the Hamrick’s / Gabe’s side of the lot, the pick-up location will be in the small circle, behind CVS.

      Click here to learn more! If you have purchased a Preferred Parking Package, please have your “print-at-home” ticket or eTicket ready to show a parking attendant. If you have Will Call parking tickets, please have your confirmation email with you. The parking attendant will give you a parking pass to display in your car and direct you to your preferred parking spot!

      IDs & TICKETS
      Remember to bring a VALID ID if you’re over 21. Accepted ID’s include NC Driver’s License or ID, Passport, Military ID, and Out of State Driver’s License (Out of State ID cards will NOT be accepted)

      Please have your print at home or digital tickets ready when you arrive. Will Call tickets can be picked up at The Meadow the day of the show or at the Orange Peel Box Office any day leading up to the show during normal business hours.

      If tickets are still available on the night of the show, the box office will be open for sales at the Highland Brewing Tasting Room.

      Most of the bars are cash only. Only a few beverage stations may accept cards. ATMs will be available inside the event space.

      We’ll have a variety of delicious food from local food trucks on site to take care of those hunger pains! Yum!

      No chairs or other camping furniture.
      No professional photography, cameras, or flash.
      No outside food of beverages.
      No pets or animals (except legal service animals).
      All bags subject to search.
      No fireworks, weapons, or other dangerous items.
      No illegal substances.
      No re-entry.
      Smoking is discouraged. If you must smoke, be respectful to the people around you.

      Come to our AFTER PARTY with Fin Dog in the Highland Brewing Tasting Room! The party will start right after the show ends. Shuttles will continue to run to the remote parking lot until the set ends. There will be limited capacity, so hurry over to the Tasting Room to keep the party going!

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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