jim_lauderdale_asheville_2015A great headliner. Here’s the press release:

The Asheville Downtown Association today announced Grammy winner, Jim Lauderdale, will headline the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 in Pack Square Park.

Long considered one of the most respected artists working in Americana, bluegrass and country music, Lauderdale’s 2012 album, I’m A Song, featured an all-star cast including Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless and Buddy Miller. Lauderdale has written songs recorded by George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Blake Shelton and George Strait. Lauderdale has also collaborated with legends like Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello and Robert Hunter.

Local country star, Joe Lasher Jr., will open the show. Lasher has built a name for himself regionally with his blend of new country and Southern rock.

The Ingles Independence Day Celebration will also feature The Ultimate Air Dogs, bouncy houses, family activities, and of course, a fireworks extravaganza. The full event schedule will be available soon.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase including local, regional and national brews. Water and soda will also be available for purchase. Local food vendors will feature everything from hot dogs to sandwiches and ice cream to wraps.

No outside alcohol, pets or vending will be permitted. Parking is available in City of Asheville parking decks, on the street or in private lots.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Ingles Markets, Harry’s on the Hill, The Brite Agency, 105.9 The Mountain, 99.9 Kiss Country, Mix 96.5, Rock 105.1, Asheville Scene, The Laurel of Asheville, Go Minis and Asheville Color & Imaging.

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