Leftover Salmon’s Brew Ridge Jam
with Kitchen Dwellers, Fireside Collective, and Arkansauce + Free beer sampling from local breweries
DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Jam Band / Bluegrass
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Large Event Parking; Rain or Shine; No refunds
Salvage Station hosts Leftover Salmon’s Brew Ridge Jam, with Kitchen Dwellers, Fireside Collective, and Arkansauce! This event will take place LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Saturday October 21st! Doors open at 5:00PM and the music starts at 6:00PM.
Free beer sampling from local breweries!
This is a General Admission, ALL AGES event with LARGE event parking options. No chairs or blankets allowed for this event.
Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food, along with a couple of other amazing local food trucks on-site (and, of course, we’ll have several full bars open for you to enjoy)!
Scroll to the bottom for day of event information and policies.
Listen to Leftover Salmon:
About Leftover Salmon:
Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.
As Leftover Salmon nears their 30th year, their inspiring story is set to be told in a brand new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! that will be released February 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield. In this book, critically acclaimed author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound & It’s Legacy, Tim Newby presents an intimate portrait of Leftover Salmon through the personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced. Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! is a thorough guide covering a thirty-year journey of a truly remarkable band. It is a tale of friendships and losses, musical discoveries and Wild West adventures, and the brethren they surround themselves with who fortify Salmon’s unique voice. Their story is one of tragedy and rebirth, of unimaginable highs and crushing lows, of friendships, of music, but most importantly it is the story of a special band and those that have lived through it all to create, inspire, and have everlasting fun.
Heading into their fourth decade Leftover Salmon is showing no signs of slowing down as they are coming off the release of their most recent album, Something Higher (released in 2018) which has been universally hailed as one of the band’s finest releases. Something Higher shows how even upon preparing to enter their fourth decade Leftover Salmon is proving it possible to recreate themselves without changing who they are. The band now features a line-up that has been together longer than any other in Salmon history and is one of the strongest the legendary band has ever assembled. Built around the core of founding members Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman, the band is now powered by banjo-wiz Andy Thorn, and driven by the steady rhythm section of bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Alwyn Robinson, and keyboardist Erik Deutsch. The new line-up is continuing the long, storied history of Salmon which found them first emerging from the progressive bluegrass world and coming of age as one the original jam bands, before rising to become architects of what has become known as Jamgrass and helping to create a landscape where bands schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass can break free of those bonds through nontraditional instrumentation and an innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live. Salmon is a band who over their thirty-year career has never stood still; they are constantly changing, evolving, and inspiring. If someone wanted to understand what Americana music is they could do no better than to go to a Leftover Salmon show, where they effortlessly glide from a bluegrass number born on the front porch, to the down-and-dirty Cajun swamps with a stop on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, to the hallowed halls of the Ryman in Nashville, before firing one up in the mountains of Colorado.
Listen to Kitchen Dwellers:
Listen to Fireside Collective:
Listen to Arkansauce:
Arkansauce calls forth melodies of the Ozark Mountains’ rolling hills and raging rivers with their
distinct blend of newgrass. This progressive string quartet features Tom Andersen on bass, guitarist Zac
Archuleta, Ethan Bush on mandolin, and Adams Collins on banjo. Their music features improvisational
string leads matched with complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and deep thumping bass grooves. Each
member sings lead and harmony parts as well as contributes to the lyrics, which offer authentic,
intelligent songwriting with hard-hitting hooks.
Music Mecca’s Spencer Nachman calls them a “fiery, finger-picking string band… What is apparent at any
Arkansauce show is their positivity and desire to uplift the audience’s spirit, no matter the circumstance.”
They are a band inspired not only from their home state of Arkansas, but also throughout their travels.
“We are a band that spends most of our time in the back of a van hurtling toward long nights, good times,
and a destiny unknown,” says Ethan. “Our inspiration is gathered by events unfolding in our own
adventures in real time. These days, the desire to create, inspire, and redefine within our scene seems to
be the main driving force behind our music. From a young age we were huge fans of live music and were
introduced to a lot of great music by our families.”
Arkansauce independently released their 5th album, OK to Wonder, on April 21, 2023. With 11
original tracks—ranging from upbeat and stimulating to contemplative and encouraging—the collection
is filled with songs of revelry, wonder, insight, and whimsy.
4:00PM- Salvage Station paid on-site parking lot opens
5:00PM- Satellite lots open + FREE shuttle service begins
5:00PM- Venue doors open
6:00PM- Concert starts
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! PAID on-site parking is first-come, first-served with a $10 cash; $12 credit card fee per car. Handicap on-site parking is available. As always, PLEASE carpool, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or bike when you can!
FREE PARKING: Free Parking is available with complimentary shuttle service from 5PM to 11:30PM every 20 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at the Asheville Visitor Center (36 Montford Ave.) and Zen Tubing (608 Riverside Dr.).
OVERFLOW PARKING: Our neighbors on the other side of Southern States will be offering paid parking which is a short walk to Salvage Station along the railroad tracks. Please be safe walking to your car after dark and get a buddy to walk with you!
AGE LIMIT: This is a 12 + ONLY show. All minors must be accompanied by their guardian at ALL TIMES or their entire party will be asked to leave.
Camping Chairs + Blankets: Are NOT allowed for this event.
REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet).
FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have several food trucks on-site with options for everyone, so come hungry! No outside food or drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done).
BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags or backpacks allowed into the venue. For fastest entry, only bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE:
-No Pets or Animals
-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
-No tents or easy-ups
-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
WEATHER: All shows are RAIN or SHINE. Please dress appropriately for the weather. SMALL handheld umbrellas are permitted and we recommend wearing layers. Be prepared and remember there is no re-entry!
Like to be pampered? Check out our NEW Step It Up Lounge next to the sound booth. This is a limited occupancy space for those who want to indulge in a private bar, brand new bathrooms, and bistro seating. This area is only available on a first-come, first-served basis and is $25 per person. Pay at the lounge host stand upon arrival. No reservations or pre-sales available at this time. Lounge doors open when venue doors open.
Check out our FAQ page here to learn about large event parking options, what you can and cannot bring inside the venue, and MORE! CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/ for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.