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MAY 20th, 2017 10 AM -4PM


Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to the 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 20, 2017. Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional visual and performing artists, the Saluda Arts Festival draws thousands of spring tourists visiting Western North Carolina.

A complete list of artists and map locations will be available on after May 1.

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Mercury Rising Band
Beverly-Hanks Porch 10am to 12pm
Soulful and warm, Americana and Blues style original songs that spark the heart with Saluda’s own lead singer and song/writer Debbie Camacho on keys and guitar, Irving Camacho on percussion and harmonies, and Orion Faruque from Red Music Productions on bass and harmonies.

Bill and Tads Excellent Duo
Saluda Historic Depot Porch 10am to 12pm
Stringed duo with great harmonics, a 12 string guitar and hand drum performing awesome covers from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel as well as some original tunes.

Hogtown Squealers
All Around Town 11am to 2pm
Brevard’s Hogtown Squealers have delighted audiences and dancers for more than twenty years. Currently the band consists of Tom Anderson (fiddle, vocals), Susan Brown (fiddle), Matt Gardner (bass), John von Stein (accordion, vocals), Keith Ward (guitar), and Gary Wells (banjolyn, vocals).

Life Like Water
Don Mintz Builders Porch 12pm to 2pm
Life Like Water is an acoustic trio from Asheville, NC composed of singer/songwriter and guitarist David Matters, Megan Drollinger on violin/vocals and Isabel Castellvi on cello/vocals/tabla.


Performing on Ella Grace Mintz Stage in Top of the Grade at McCreery Park (moved to Pavilion if rain)


Fayssoux photoFayssoux McLean and Brandon Turner 12pm-1:30pm

Fayssoux has emerged as a lead vocalist of merit and consequence, winning raves from collaborators including Country Music Hall of Famers Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, and other contemporary greats.

Casual Zealots 2pm to 4pm
The Casual Zealots are a four person band from the Tryon area. These friends collaborate in various musical projects, and specialize in playing classic R&B, blues, jazz and rock and roll. The name is not an accident. These four approach music and its many charms and mysteries with divine intensity.

Balloon Artist and Stilt Walker
For the enjoyment of the children and amazement of all, talented Balloon Artist, Stephanie Miles will create art out of balloons from 12:30 to 3:30 in McCreery Park Playground, and Stilt Walker, Ananda (Heather Springsteen) will keep eyes skyward all along Main Street 11:30am to 3:30pm.


Dancer’s Extension Spring Concert

Saluda School
The Spring Concert is planned for 11am at Saluda Elementary School’s auditorium on the day of the festival. Approximately 50 students will perform with numbers in the genres of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Admission is free. This is the 7th year these talented students have participated in the Saluda Arts Festival. Parking for The Dancer’s Extension Spring Concert is behind the school on Seminary Street. Parking in front of the school on Main Street or along the road sides on Main Street will be prohibited and cars may be towed from that area.

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Enjoy a variety of delicious choices from Saluda Grade Café, Wildflour Bakery, Green River BBQ, and hotdogs sold by the Saluda Women’s Club. All Saluda restaurants from BBQ and pizza to gourmet meals will be open and staffed for the increase in visitors.


Parking is available along Main Street, at the Saluda School back parking lot, the Saluda Presbyterian Church on Carolina St., First Baptist Church, Saluda Methodist Church on Greenville St, the West Main Public Parking Lot, and the Saluda Fire Department on Greenville St. Shuttle transportation will be available. Parking area will be designated on the map that will be available after May 1.

Download the 2016 map. (For information purposes only, not final map for 2017.)

For questions, please contact Alexia Boyd or Mary Meyland-Mason or 817-946-1284