From the Blue Echo: Echofest 2017 Brings Music to Four Stages at UNC Asheville on March 25

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Echofest 2017

From the Blue Echo:

Blue Echo Radio, UNC Asheville’s student online radio station, presents its annual music festival, Echofest, free and open to everyone, with some 35 bands performing on four different stages on the university campus from noon-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.

The music will span many genres, including pop-punk, classic rock, punk, indie, rap, jam, blues, acoustic rock, and folk. The Echofest main stage as well as the Helpmate stage will be on the UNC Asheville Quad, and other stages will be in Lipinsky Hall as well as The Glasshouse connected to Ramsey Library.

A Boy Named Banjo from Nashville and Chit Nasty from Raleigh will be two of Echofest’s headliners, and the festival will also include local bands like The Freeway Revival and William Hinson, and student bands, The Mercury Arcs and The Charlatan Basement Blues Revue.

Food will be available from food trucks Melt Your Heart and Amazing Pizza Company, and music fans also will be able to enjoy activities like t-shirt and record painting.

Artwork by Josh Coates and Rose Howley has been donated for a raffle with tickets beginning at $5, and all proceeds going to Helpmate, a domestic violence agency in Asheville.

For more information, contact Lindsay Erin Miller, at or 919-454-5342.