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We are excited to welcome you to Black Mountain and the Inaugural Black Mountain Blues!

The Blues Team enjoyed some of our official Black Mountain Blues exclusive ice cream at The Hop on Thursday, and we’re all working diligently to get things ready for next week to ensure you have the best Blues experience possible.

Whether you’re a local or visiting for the first time, we have some information we want to share with you about what to expect including:


Due to the road closures and our event taking place in Downtown Black Mountain, there is no immediate parking at the venues. This includes White Horse. We know you are used to parking there, but the lot will be reserved for artists and staff for the event. Thanks in advance for your understanding.


Your VIP Pass is your ticket to guaranteed parking! Please print out your VIP Parking Pass and place it on your dashboard to park at the old BI-LO parking lot located at 205 NC-9.  This lot is reserved for VIP’s and ARTISTS only but we have options for our other passholders below!



Avoid the long line and pick-up your wristbands early! We will be hosting a pre-event Kick-Off Party at White Horse on Thursday evening, July 11th beginning and 7pm until 9pm. You can pick-up your wristbands, grab a cold drink and listen to the Asheville All-Star Band!


All guests, including VIP Pass holders, will check in at one of two locations – either on the middle of Cherry Street at our Welcome Tent (near Goldfinch) OR in Vendor Village (near the Railyard). Please have your tickets ready to scan on your phone (or printed) upon arrival. See you there!

Need to buy extra tickets? You can do that here, too!

Check-In Station Hours Below:

•Friday 1:30p.m. – 9:00p.m. •Saturday 10:30a.m. – 8:00p.m. •Sunday 10:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.


Many of our local merchants and vendors are offering special discounts and perks. Look for the ‘Blues Love Offered Here!’ signs in shop windows.

Plus, visit our Venue Partner restaurants and ask about their specials for Blues guests like this one at The Bush Farmhouse.


Get 10% off all food when making a reservation at The Bush Farmhouse for any meal the weekend of The Blues Festival! Reservations must be booked prior to July 9. Call 828.357.5367 to make a reservation and be sure to say you are with Black Mountain Blues! 


All of our venue partners have restrooms, plus there are public restrooms located on the middle of Cherry Street. In addition, we will have Porta johns down by Vendor Village.


Check out Shirtmandude Company, our official Black Mountain Blues merchandise headquarters! His shop is located at 103 Cherry Street, just up the road from Cherry Street Check-In. Pre-order on our website today!


Need a break from listening to tunes, go shopping at our Vendor Village along Sutton by the Railyard. Vendor Village is open to the entire community and you’ll find food trucks, artisans and all kinds of great shops to explore and learn more about Black Mountain!


Please check here for the current artist schedules.


Get your AC fix and enjoy a cold drink at our VIP Lounge at the Railyard. VIP Credentials required to get in the door. Location and hours below.

The Railyard Event Space (light snacks, beverages, restaurant service and SWAG baskets)


All VIP events take place at White Horse Black Mountain. VIP Passholders Only.

Credentials required to get in the door.

FRIDAY – 2pm, Corey Harris exclusive acoustic set and launch party. VIP Access Only until 3pm.

SATURDAY – 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Atiba Berkley, President of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, discusses the State of the Blues.

SUNDAY – 11:30 a.m., Mimosas with Reggie Headen onstage. VIP’s get a free mimosa