UPDATED Bele Chere 2013 line-up: Wanda Jackson, Dan Deacon, Mountain Goats, more


Updated on 06/07/13: The full line-up for Bele Chere 2013:

Here’s the full music line-up for Bele Chere:

Dan Deacon

Wanda Jackson

The Mountain Goats

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Mountain Heart

Kishi Bashi

Moon Taxi

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Bright Light Social Hour

Drew Holcomb


Space Capone

Former Champions

Sons of Bill

Goodnight, Texas

Nahko & Medicine for the People

Antique Firearms

Balsam Range

Blair Crimmins & the Hookers

Boys in the Well

Carolina Rex


Chuck Brodsky

Crazy Horse & Colston

Dave Dribbon and the Stomping Rain

David Earl and the Plowshares

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts

Deep Fried 5

Doc Aquatic

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Joy Styles


Mountain Feist

One Leg Up

Paul’s Creek

Porch 40

Randall Bramlett Band

Rory Kelly

Spicy Moustache and the Flavor Saviors

The Birchtree Band

The Buchanan Boys

The Get Downs

The Restoration

The Stereofidelics

The Swayback Sisters

The Travis Smith Project

Tyler Lynch

Here’s a quick look at early Bele Chere 2013 music bookings, according to pollstar.com:

Wanda Jackson

Mountain Heart

Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat

Sons of Bill

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Randall Bramblett

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

More to come. Meantime, I’m awaiting more details about this year’s summer street party. Earlier this year, Asheville City Council came to an unofficial agreement that this year would be the last year the city would foot the bill for the event, which shuts downtown Asheville and offers up a boatload of free music.


Jason McKinnon June 10, 2013 - 4:20 pm

This may be the worst line up in the history of Bele Chere. Who do they have booking bands in Asheville. I think my grandmother could book better bands than this. It’s just pathetic!

RR June 9, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Randall Bramblett Band is exceptional.
Maybe best on list.

jeffsguy June 7, 2013 - 4:45 pm

The official announcement was going to be today at noon. It had nothing to do with Jason’s earlier post. It looks to be a good farewell to Bele Chere. Haters will hate.

Harry Sax June 8, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Jason made it happen. Recognize

Murphy June 7, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Hey Jason, looks like they heard you … the “full line-up” was just released a few minutes ago …

Jason Sandford June 7, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Yup! On it!

lisa June 6, 2013 - 6:33 pm

wanda jackson will be great!

The Blunder Years June 6, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Same ole same ole. Good riddance…

Maybe, Maybe Not June 6, 2013 - 12:38 pm

This isn’t an early look. The festival is next month.

Jason Sandford June 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

early, in light of the fact that there are no bands listed on the Bele Chere website and the fact that there has not been an official announcement by the city.

Murphy June 7, 2013 - 12:05 pm

There has usually a Bele Chere poster unveiling party in May in the past…
It does seem a bit late for the line-up announcement.

Doug S. June 6, 2013 - 10:38 am

FYI, Yacht Rock Revue is playing The Orange Peel the Friday night of Bele Chere. If you haven’t seen those guys yet, you should definitely check ’em out.

Doug S. June 6, 2013 - 10:36 am

Yikes. Really going out with a whimper.

Doug S. June 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

That’s a little better.

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