Oteil & Friends
with Midnight North
DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Outoor StageGenre: Funk / Rock / Blues / Jazz
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Camping Chairs ALLOWED; Large Event Parking; No Refunds; NO LARGE BAGS!
Oteil Burbridge & Friends (featuring Melvin Seals, Steve Kimock, Duane Betts, Jason Crosby, Johnny Kimock, and Lamar Williams Jr.) will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, and Midnight North will open the show! CAMPING CHAIRS are WELCOME for this event! Please note that there is no parking at Asheville Visitor Center today. We have complimentary shuttle service to and from Zen Tubing with free parking there.
Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have our multiple bars open for you to enjoy!
***Scroll to the bottom for day of event information and policies.***
Listen to Oteil Burbridge:
About Oteil Burbridge:
Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time. That led to his membership in the classic rock group The Allman Brothers Band. Since 1997, his work with the band has earned him two Grammy nominations for best rock instrumental, in 2003 and in 2004. Over the years, Oteil has shared the stage with rock and blues legends such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Trey Anastasio. In 2012, Oteil received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his 15 year contribution to the Allman Brothers Band as the longest running bassist in the band’s history.
While touring and recording with the Allman Brothers over the years, Oteil still found time to collaborate with many other musicians. He formed his solo group, Oteil and the Peacemakers in 1998. From 1998 until 2007, the group toured extensively and released three albums. In 2001, Oteil joined Phish’s keyboardist Page McConnell and The Funky Meters’ drummer Russell Batiste to form Vida Blue. He also founded an improv based trio with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and Max Creek guitarist Scott Murawski in 2008.
Oteil reunited on stage with his brother Kofi after ten years of touring separately when Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band in late 2010, featuring the Burbridge brothers in the rhythm section. The 11-piece super group released their first record, Revelator, in 2011 which won a Grammy in February 2012. The Tedeschi Trucks Band played Eric Clapton’s iconic Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2011. Oteil’s original composition
“Love Has Something Else to Say” was included in the DVD release and on their Grammy-winning debut album. The Tedeschi Trucks Band released their second album (and first live album) in 2012, titled “Everybody’s Talkin”.
Over the years, Oteil has also recorded and shared the stage with jazz and jazz-rock fusion legends Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Randy Brecker, John Scofield, Jerry Goodman, Bob Moses, Lenny White, Steve Smith, Bela Fleck, Jimmy Herring, Howard Levi, Victor Wooten and Branford Marsalis.
Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined forces with John Mayer in 2015 to form “Dead & Company” with Burbridge on bass and Jeff Chimenti on keys. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to more than 2 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Dead & Company has headlined iconic stadiums across the country including Folsom Field, Autzen Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium. Additionally, the band broke Wrigley Field’s all-time concert attendance record. In between tours, Dead & Company hosts its annual “Playing in the Sand” all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Mexico.
Oteil’s fourth solo record, “Water In The Desert” was released on October 27, 2017. He assembled an all-star group of musicians for this record, including late brother Kofi on keyboards and flute, Little John Roberts and Sean O’Rourke on drums, vocalists Alfreda Gerald and Mark Rivers, Dave Yoke on guitar, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on strings and producer David Ryan Harris. “Oteil & Friends”, which features a rotating cast of all-star musicians (including Melvin Seals, Eric Krasno, John Kadlecik, Tom Guarana, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, John Morgan Kimock, Jennifer Hartswick, Jason Crosby, Natalie Cressman, Lamar Williams Jr., Weedie Braimah and Alfreda Gerald) toured the northeast in November 2017 to support the record and continued to tour through 2019. Oteil and Friends shows and festival appearances were canceled due to the 2020 pandemic but they now are back on and better than ever!
Listen to Midnight North:
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: Starting at 5PM there will be FREE PARKING available with complimentary shuttle service every 20 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at Zen Tubing (608 Riverside Dr.). **NO PARKING AT ASHEVILLE VISITOR CENTER TODAY!!**
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: Camping chairs WILL be 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.