Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Asheville Barnaroo is awesome. Here’s the press release:

Andrew Scotchie presents Asheville BARNAROO for the 5th year at Franny’s Farm in Leicester from Sept. 29 though Oct. 1 featuring non-stop music over 33 acres and three days.

Sunday is free to the public. AVL BARNAROO was started by Andrew Scotchie in 2009. Since then the festival has grown up and continues to evolve musically. Its purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in the rock & roll, Americana and funk genres.

Barnaroo’s goal is to give back to the youth music community through Asheville Music School. The Festival is a weekend event at Franny’s Farm with optional camping. Sunday is free to the public from 9 a.m. to festival closeout at 2 p.m. We feature amazing local and regional performers, plus student bands from Asheville Music School. There’s local beer from Hi-Wire, local food from Farm to Fender food truck, talented regional crafts & artist, dancing, great people and awesome music!
Ticket link here.

What: BARNAROO festival tickets range from a $20 day pass to $75 for the full weekend that includes camping
When: Friday, September 29- October 1
Where: Franny’s Farm in Leicester NC (just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville)
How: Buy tickets via festival website at

For more information, contact Frances Tacy 828.216.2836 or email at

Asheville BARNAROO 2017 Lineup & Accolades:
For more information about the line-up, please contact Andrew Scotchie, Founder/Music Director for Avl BARNAROO at 828.707.2572 or email [email protected]

Friday, September 29. Gates open at 4 pm. Music starts at 6 pm.

The music lineup includes: Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Pierce Edens, Shake It Like a Caveman, Parker Gispert of the Whigs, SUPER JAM with members of the River Rats and more regional artists, Asheville Music School Rock Band, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Get Right Band, Midnight Snack, Resonant Rogues,Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, Late Night DJ on the ridge

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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