Asheville’s Vortex Music Festival Announces Lineup

Featuring an all-star lineup of Asheville- and regionally-based bands, the Vortex Music Festival begins its residence in Asheville on June 27 at the Asheville Civic Center.  The inaugural two-day event features Perpetual Groove, Dubconscious, Toubab Krewe and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, along with 16 more bands and DJs that highlight the local music scene in Asheville, NC and the surrounding region.  The full lineup is posted below.

Night Skye Entertainment, the organization responsible for the Vortex Music Festival, seeks to highlight local talent as well as provide a broad spectrum of musical genres to enlighten, inspire and celebrate individual creativity through sound.  From the electronica of John Kelley and Telepath to the roots rock of Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, the festival offers something for every Asheville music lover and beyond.

In addition to the event’s unique lineup of stellar regional bands, Vortex offers something for the common good as well; this year’s inaugural event will sponsor three nonprofit organizations, including Child Abuse Prevention Services, NCAHA and Manna Food Bank.  In addition, the event will be broadcast live by 105.9 The Mountain, so that everybody can enjoy the music if they can’t make it to the show, and can feel free to donate to any of the above nonprofits as well.   

Tickets for the Vortex Music festival go on sale on April 20th and will be available at the door for the same price ($30 ADV, $50 DOS).  The Asheville civic center will play host to vendors and booths that are accessible from the venue floor, and food and drink will be readily available to all attendees.  For a complete lineup of artists, see below.   

Announced Lineup

Friday, June 27:

Toubab Krewe



Stephanies Id


Josh Phillips Folk Festival

Black Eyed Susan


Thunder Drums


Saturday  June 28:

Perpetual Groove


Laura Reed and Deep Pocket

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band


Blues Forgotten

John Kelley




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