The annual Bele Chere Festival in downtown Asheville kicks off Friday at noon with arts, crafts, live music and children's activities. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday's lineup includes Black Mountain's eclectic and critically acclaimed Floating Action, Athens' power rock trio the Whigs, Southern rockers the Apache Relay, song songwriter Marc Broussard (pictured), and rootsy Greensboro outfit Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
Music continues Saturday across four stages with the Cedric Burnside Project, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Rebirth Brass Band, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and Railroad Earth. Sunday's lineup features the Stereofidelics, Skinny Legs and All, Do It to Julia, Papadosio, and Hoots & Hellmouth.
The entire lineup and schedule is available here. Other activities at the family-friendly festival include arts and crafts exhibitors, local merchants, food vendors, and a children's area with crafts, rides, inflatables, performances, and a Lego table where kids will build a block replica of Asheville.