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The Big Secret Family Festival

July 21 @ 11:30 am 8:30 pm


SUNDAY, JULY 21ST • GATES: 11:30AM • SHOW: 12:00PM • $23 ADV • $30 DAY OF SHOW


This year, the lineup is a goodie! 23 Skidoo & The Secret Agency, Empire Strikes Brass, The Fritz, and The Delta House Jazz Band, as well as loads of circus performers organized by Toybox Theatre and Cherokee Storytelling by John John Grant! Expect once in a lifetime performances where each band will collaborate with every other band to create weird and wonderful new musical mutations! Fun for the whole family, and unforgettable for everybody!!

100% of the profit from this festival will be split equally between DELTA HOUSE, Asheville’s oldest afterschool program, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, and BOUNTY & SOUL, an organization providing free nutritious produce to marginalized members of the Asheville and Black Mt. communities.

How do you feed the MIND, BODY, & SOUL of kids throughout the community, and have a BLAST DOING IT? …….That’s THE BIG SECRET!!!

23 SKIDOO & THE SECRET AGENCY: The worst kept secret in town! Pulling from the GRAMMY winning catalogue of bandleader SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO, this crew has carved a new niche with family friendly hip-hop that doesn’t compromise on the flavor or the depth. Their high energy, ultra positive live show has rocked stages across the US, Canada, India, & Australia, and mixes deft, inspiring wordplay and storytelling with lush three part harmonies and crowd interaction, all over a bed of funk, hip-hop, soul, and pirate shanties. Performing with THE SECRET AGENCY, the breakers of the DANCING ON AIR Bboy crew bring Olympic level acrobatics that perfectly compliment the musical fireworks.

EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS: Empire Strikes Brass is a dynamic BrassFunkRock band hailing from Asheville, North Carolina. Their music resonates with a powerful message delivered through a captivating and larger-than-life sound. Fueled by a thumping rhythm section that sets the groove, the band’s rich horn arrangements, performed by a robust horn section, add an extra layer of depth to both their original compositions and compelling covers, showcasing the evolution of ESB.

THE FRITZ: The Fritz is a soul-driven psychedelic funk band hailing from Asheville, NC. The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.