Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
with Of Good Nature
DOORS: 5:30 PM
STARTS: 6:30 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: funk/jam/soul
Age Limit: Must be 12 or Older
Camping chairs are welcome for this event; Rain or Shine; Large Event Parking; No Refunds
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, June 30th, 2023 with Of Good Nature opening the show, and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers closing the night out on the indoor stage! Doors open at 5:30 PM and the music starts at 6:30 PM. 12+ ONLY (no exceptions)! PAID ON-SITE PARKING opens at 4:30 PM and our FREE shuttle service to our satellite lot at Asheville Visitor Center will be available. Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food PLUS we will have several food trucks and FULL bars open for you to enjoy!
Camping chairs are welcome for this event.
Keep reading for DAY OF SHOW INFORMATION (scroll down)…
Listen to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong:
About Pigeons Playing Ping Pong:
Hailed as “musical explorers” by Rolling Stone, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong first took flight roughly a decade ago at the University of Maryland, and the pysch-funk trailblazers have since gone on to play more than a thousand shows across 44 states. In just the past two years alone, the band has co-billed at Red Rocks, played halftime at Madison Square Garden, performed on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their beloved music festival, Domefest, and even earned their first headlining arena show. The Baltimore quartet’s latest album, ‘Presto,’ is their most sophisticated and joyful collection to date, drawing on everything from funk to rock to electronic music as it builds off the group’s unparalleled live energy and hits new heights of emotional and technical maturity. At a time when America seems to grow more divided by the day, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong still believes in the power of music to bring people together, and ‘Presto’ is a big, bold album all about celebrating the present and sharing it with the ones we love most.
Listen to Of Good Nature:
About Of Good Nature:
Of Good Nature’s (OGN) highly accessible sound concentrates on feel-good lyrics and technical musicianship that’s packed into a potent blend of rock, soul, alternative, reggae, and pop. In November 2022, OGN released the first of its double-EP concept, Input, containing the hit singles “Open Your Mind”, “I’ll Fly”, “Save the World”, and “Don’t Give Up” featuring Mihali of Twiddle and “Looking For It” featuring Little Stranger and Tropidelic.
OGN will perform for their fifth time on ‘Sail Across the Sun 2023’, Train’s destination music festival at sea, joining Train, Fitz and The Tantrums, G. Love, and Travie McKoy more. In March 2023, Of Good Nature will perform theaters and clubs across the United States on the nationwide Spring Fling Tour with Shwayze. OGN has shared the stage and supported acts such as Michael Franti & Spearhead, Twiddle, Allen Stone, Slightly Stoopid, and Dirty Heads.
The band was selected by Sierra Nevada as a featured artist for its ‘Doing Big Things’ promotion, partnering with RoofAbove Charity to raise donations through live-stream performances to help those in need in the band’s hometown of Charlotte NC.
Listen to Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers:
About Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers:
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.
The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard. The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard.
Since the early days, their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. As you’ll know if you’ve seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. “The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well” says Hertler. “We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.”
If you’re still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you’ll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you’ll never be able to describe in words.
Day of show information:
The Salvage Station paid on-site parking lot opens at 4:30 PM; free shuttle service starts at 5:00 PM, and the venue doors open at 5:30 PM. The show starts at 6:30 PM.
We have some important information to share with you, so please keep reading and pass this along to any friends going to the show.
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 opens at 4:30 PM and is first-come, first-served with a $10 cash; $12 credit card fee per car. Handicap on-site parking is available.
FREE PARKING will be available with complimentary shuttle service from 5PM to 10:30PM every 20 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at the Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue.
NO PARKING AT ZEN TUBING TODAY!
Our neighbors on the other side of Southern States will be offering paid parking today as well, 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!
As always, PLEASE carpool, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or bike when you can to help make parking available for all who need it. Salvage Station is not responsible for stolen items, so please lock your car and put valuables in your trunk out of sight. There is NO RE-ENTRY once your ticket has been scanned and there are no exceptions to this rule.
Camping chairs and blankets are ALLOWED for this event AND handicap seating is available just outside of the main building.
This show is 12+ only. All minors must be accompanied by their guardian at ALL TIMES or their entire party will be asked to leave.
ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry.
EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!
HANDICAP on-site parking and seating are available for those who need it.
FOOD TRUCKS: We will have multiple food trucks here and Root Down Kitchen will be open, so come hungry!
WHAT ELSE YOU CANNOT BRING TO SALVAGE STATION:
No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
No outside food, drinks
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
Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property
No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
You may bring poster tubes.
***There is NO RE-ENTRY! All humans are subject to search upon entry. Guests have the right to refuse to be searched and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle or forgo admission.
WEATHER: Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the concert. SMALL handheld umbrellas are permitted. Be prepared and remember that you cannot go back out to your car once your ticket has been scanned.
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.
ENJOY THE SHOW!
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check our FAQ page at SalvageStation.com