I’m performing this Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. They always have an eclectic mix of music going on there. A couple of weeks ago I performed with a traditional jazz band there but this Saturday I’ll be playing salsa with Montuno. We perform from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Montuno is a fun group to play with. We typically perform for salsa dancers and frequently dance instructors will come out early and give basic salsa dance lessons before we play (I don’t think this will be happening on Saturday, but there will probably be some experienced dancers there). Highland Brewery is also a great place to perform. When the weather is nice they have an outdoor stage. Normally I don’t enjoy performing outdoors, but they did a great job building the stage and the sound technicians I’ve worked with there are very good at setting up monitors for the band and mixing the sound well for the audience. Highland Brewery is also a very family friendly venue and many parents will bring children there. They set up all sorts of games for children (and adults) to play out on the lawn there.
If you get the chance to come on out, please come up and say hello during a set break or at the end of the show.