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UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad Continues with Steel Drum Band Pan Jive

ASHEVILLE, NC – UNC Asheville’s 28th annual Concerts on the Quad summer music series continues with genre-defying steel drum sounds of Pan Jive at 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, on the Quad. The event is free and open to the public.

Pan Jive steel drum band has been entertaining audiences with their high-energy music since 1998. Performing under the direction of Rick Cline, this Hickory-based sextet uses traditional steel drums from the island nation of Trinidad to play music ranging from traditional Calypso to 80’s rock.

Concerts on the Quad is fun for the entire family. The public is invited to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets allowed. With nearly 2,000 attending each concert, lawn-chair seating will be separate from blanket seating to preserve sight lines; please look for signage when arriving on the Quad. Check the Café a la Quad tent for snacks and beverages.

In case of rain, the concerts will be held in Lipinsky Auditorium. A limited menu will be served on rainy evenings. Concert location decisions are made at 5 p.m. the day of the show. Patrons may call 828/232-5000 line 3 after 5 p.m. each Monday to hear a recorded announcement about the location of that evening’s performance.

Other concerts in the 2010 season include:

July 5: April Verch – traditional roots, fiddle and step-dancing

July 12: One Leg Up -Gypsy jazz

July 24-25 – The 27th annual Folkmoot USA festival, the only ticketed event of the series, will feature folk dance and music from around the world. Folkmoot tickets range from $10-$25 and are available online at www.folkmootusa.org or by phone at 877/FOLKUSA.

For more information about Concerts on the Quad, call UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs Office at 828/251-6991 or visit www.unca.edu/summerquad.

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