Groovin' on the Green 2015

Village Green - Groovin on the Green

Groovin' on the GreenGroovin on the Green Stage 
Friday's @ 6:30 at The Village Commons
2015 - New Schedule!

The very popular Summer Concert Series "Groovin' on the Green'  continues this year with many great musical acts! 

Concerts are held rain or shine and feature not only great regional musical talent, but locally provided food and other side entertainment items - like a hot air ballooncool dawg groovin on the green tethered ride.

The 2015 Groovin' on the Green Schedule!

groovin on the green - gribbleGroovin': Julie Gribble (Americana)

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On June 5th, GCAMA is glad to welcome Julie Gribble to the Groovin’ stage.

Read more about Julie and her music in her bio below. Hey there! I’m Julie Gribble, yes I know my last name can definitely grab that middle school lashing of jokes, but I still love it. My dad joked about why I was keeping my last name when I started making music but I figured that what a better way for people to never forget who I was. [Read More]

groovin on the green hurricaneGroovin': Hurricane Creek (rock/blues)

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GCAMA is proud to welcome back Groovin’ veterans and local favorites, Hurricane Creek. They are a powerful rock and blues sound with undertones of new country creating an irresistible and fun roadhouse feel. They’ve been performing together for over seventeen years and have polished their songs to be very danceable and heartfelt. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina this five piece group is a departure from the bluegrass and old time music that is a local… [Read More]

groovin on the green tellicoGroovin': Tellico (Americana) | June 19th, 2015

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GCAMA is proud to present Tellico for this year’s 2015 Groovin’ schedule. Firmly planted in Asheville NC’s thriving roots music scene, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic “Appalachiacana” sound. Well known for their rootsy, authentic singing and as well as the hard-edged yet nostalgic themes of their songwriting, the quartet combines some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond. [Read More]

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Groovin': Mangas Colorado (folk rock)

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GCAMA welcomes Cullowhee locals Mangas Colorado to the Groovin’s stage. Mangas Colorado formed in early August 2013 when Jarrod Couch and Thomas Allison decided they were ready to move up from playing on the streets of Asheville, NC. Having written some songs, gained some experience, and thickened their hides, Allison and Couch took their operation to their long-time friend Colby Deitz (who was currently playing with the band Perfect Third). [Read More]

July 2015

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Groovin': Erica Nicole (country)

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GCAMA is proud to welcome a rising star of Nasheville to the Groovin’ stage. 2014 proved to be quite a year for Georgia songstress and vocal powerhouse Erica Nicole. Following her first Top 20 single, Erica landed a top honor at the 2014 Nashville Independent Music Awards (NIMA) of ‘Best Country Female Artist’ held in Nashville, TN. “I am so honored to receive this award and humbled by the love and support of NIMA, my fans and Country Radio!” says…[Read More]

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Groovin': Dane Michael Group (Pop/Rock)

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Groovin’ is proud to welcome the sensation Dane Michael Group to Groovin’ 2015. The DANE MICHAEL GROUP  was formed in the 1980’s by Dane Michael Smith. It has entertained audiences for the past 30 years performing at over a 1,000 shows, pageants, conventions, corporate parties, weddings and many other special events, including appearances on television and radio. [Read More]

August 2015

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Groovin':The Jackson Taylor Band

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Jackson Taylor Band consists of Bill Nickerson on lead guitar and vocals, Bill’s son Jeff Nickerson on drums, Joe Fowler on Bass, and Tyler Kittle on saxophone. The blend of music that this group creates from their diverse musical backgrounds gives us anything from blues,jazz,country and old rock n roll.  [Read More]

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Groovin': Marcus King Band (blues/rock)

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Call him the next Duane Allman or Jimi Hendrix, but whatever you do, don’t call Marcus King a child prodigy. Sure, the 18-year-old guitar shredder’s talent shimmers with the same resonance as his heroes, but he’s been wielding an axe since he learned to talk – he started playing when he was 2. [Read More]

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Groovin': The Freeway Revival (rock)

August 21 @ 6:30 pm -  9:00 pm

Writing great songs has always been the cornerstone of The Freeway Revival. The group was forged on the road, and uses their lyrics as the window into the life of a traveling band. The Freeway Revival’s blend of classic rock, blues, country, and soul incorporates a sound that instantly makes you want to tap your feet. [Read More]

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Groovin': Rockelle Scott and Friends (jazz) 

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocalist Rockell Scott’s interest in music performance took an early start with piano and vocal performance in her hometown of Brevard, N.C., at the age of nine. She performed frequently at local events in succeeding years and counts among the highlights singing for former President Gerald R. Ford during his visit to Brevard College. Rockell was a touring vocalist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-Amercia stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois. She is a frequent vocalist in Western… [Read More]

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About The Village Green:

As you look into the park, you can see the majestic shape of Whiteside Mountain and Devils Courthouse. As you drive thru the entrance a great view of Terrapin Mountain stands straight ahead. The parks gardens, with an emphasis on native plants and preservation of our area's natural beauty, vary from wildflower beds, grassy fields, wetlands, and wooded areas while creating rooms with specific interests, like the native azalea garden and a fern room. The green space and flowerbeds are a visual reflection that the community cares about what Cashiers has to offer.

The Village Green began in 1992, when a motel chain purchased two acres of land at the southwest corner of the crossroads. Dismayed at the prospect of losing their village atmosphere, three residents - Al Balestiere, Elizabeth Davenport and John Lupton - purchased the land from the motel firm and gave it to a nonprofit charitable corporation for the Cashiers community. Please view  The Village Green Video here.