Grindfest 2024 Schedule of Events

Three full days of music, food, and fun!

Slick Rick
Slick Rick

Live performances, food, local vendors, educational connections, plus employment and partnership opportunities. 

Slick Rick + Doug E. Fresh

Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh will appear live on the outdoor stage at Salvage Station on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Slick Rick is widely regarded as “hip hop’s greatest storyteller.” Rick is a London-born, Grammy-nominated performer and the most successful British-American rapper in music history.

Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh has etched himself into the annals of music history with his creation of the human beatbox art form. His unrivaled skill and myriad talents have resulted in an enduring legacy that continues to break new ground.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 on the day of the show; kids under 7 admitted at no charge. Purchase tickets at Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m. for this all-ages show. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.

Paid on-site parking opens at 4:30 p.m. Free shuttle service to the free satellite lot at Asheville Visitor Center begins at 5:30 p.m. Salvage Station is located at 466 Riverside Drive in Asheville. Visit for more details.

Special Events

Held at the A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr. in Asheville

Friday, May 24

  • The Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Summit, 10 a.m.
  • Partners Lunch, 11:30 a.m.
  • Harlem Nights Casino, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

  • Black Housing Summit, 9 a.m.
  • Vendors Market opens at 10 a.m.
  • Carnival Rides open at 12 noon

Sunday, May 26

  • Vendors Market opens at 10 a.m.
  • Carnival Rides open at 12 noon
  • Gospel Showcase, 5 p.m.

Live Entertainment

At the A-B Tech Conference Center

Saturday, May 25

  • DJ Nex Millen (Classic Hip Hop), 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Lyric (Soul/Funk), 1-2 p.m.
  • Hip Hop Aerobics & Line Dancing, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • DJ Twan (R&B/Hip Hop), 3:15-4 p.m.
  • Showtime (Artist Showcase), 4-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

  • Free Flow (Funk), 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Dj Grimm Joi (Perreo/Reggaeton), 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
  • Mtn Vibes + Dance Lesson (Salsa/Bachata), 12:45-1:30 p.m.
  • Son Del Callao (Salsa/Merengue/Bachata), 2-3:30 p.m.
  • DJ Kyle Turpin (Afrobeat/Dancehall), 3:35-5 p.m.

Fun Activities

  • A-B Tech Conference Center
  • Storytime With the Elders
  • Hiphop Aerobics
  • Asheville on Bikes
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam
  • Line Dancing
  • Latin Bands
  • DJ Music
  • Beer Garden
  • Mobile Laser Tag
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Kids Zone
  • Axe Throwing

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