Dopa-Funk: A Very Soulful Christmas
Wed Dec 20

Dopa-Funk: A Very Soulful Christmas

with Datrian Johnson & Friends feat. members of Dopapod, Funk You & More

DATE: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
DOORS: 7:00 PM
Live on the Indoor Stage
Genre: Soul
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Free Parking; No Refunds
Price: $18 ADV / $23 DOS
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Join us for the third annual Datrian Johnson Holiday Hoedown at Salvage Station on Wednesday, December 20th. Enjoy some of the funkiest players on the planet, including Fro from Dopapod, members of Funk You, and some of Asheville’s finest players. There will be horns, jams, sing-alongs and more! Doors open @ 7PM and the music starts @ 8PM. This is a General Admission show with FREE ON-SITE PARKING!

Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have our FULL bar open for you to enjoy!

Scroll to the bottom for day of event information and policies.

About Datrian Johnson:

Datrian’s natural talent and powerful spirit will stop you in your tracks. He was singing in church from his earliest days and by the time he was 12, Datrian found himself featured on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel. He tasted the limelight singing at larger events like 400 Uhuru Rising – A Musical Journey To Freedomand a premier for Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace film. Today Datrian continues to grow as a songwriter and performer working with Asheville’s Free Radio and The Fritz as well as with John Medeski’s musical collective Saint Disruption.


PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! FREE ON-SITE parking is available for this event. 

AGE LIMIT: 18+ only (no exceptions!)

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 Root Down Kitchen open with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, 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, bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings. 


-No Pets or Animals

-No camping chairs or blankets

-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 inflatables

-No tents or easy-ups

-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls

Check out our FAQ page here to learn more.

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