The String Cheese Incident comes to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday March 11th and will be available through the USCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or order online.
Cameras: No Professional, No Flash
Audio: YES – All audio equipment many come in and a designated area for recording equipment will be placed beside the Front of House mix location. These bags will be searched thoroughly.
Empty water bottles/Nalgenes and Camelbacks are OK, there are water fountains throughout the facility.
Bags: no bags larger than 12” x 12” will be allowed in the facility. Backpacks (camelbacks as the exception) will not be allowed in the facility.
While tailgate parties are allowed in many area parking lots, open container laws are in effect and will be enforced. Consumption of alcohol while tailgating is strictly prohibited. We encourage everyone to enjoy one of the many great bars or restaurants in downtown Asheville prior to the show.
Police K-9 unit may be present
Bag Checks and Pat Downs at all public entrances.
The String Cheese Incident
Jason Hann – Percussion
Kyle Hollingsworth – Keyboards and Vocals
Michael Kang – Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals
Billy Nershi – Acoustic and Electric Guitar and Vocals
Keith Moseley – Bass and Vocals
Michael Travis – Drums
Over the past decade, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands. Born in 1993 in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, SCI has since released 10 albums, 6 DVDs and countless live recordings from their relentless tour schedule. Their 20 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. They have been recognized for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for their community spirit, philanthropic endeavors, and for their innovative approach to the business of music.
When The String Cheese Incident’s growth first started gaining momentum over a decade ago, when the internet was just beginning to take hold and the major-label business model was failing, the band decided to make music on their own terms.
Since then, The String Cheese Incident has gone on to carve out a completely different approach to the business of music; they are truly pioneers of a new way of “making a band.” With the World Wide Web as their tool, SCI was among the first artists to disseminate information via the internet, such as tour dates, release information, and other news, to their growing fan base. Rather than doing business on such terms as “the bottom line,” The String Cheese Incident put their music and their fans first, opening companies of their own, including a ticketing company, a merchandise company and a fan travel agency, to best serve their community. The band’s record label, SCI Fidelity Records, has always operated under the same ideals. Even early on, SCI Fidelity embraced downloadable music and file sharing, delivering SCI’s “On the Road” series, where every show the band plays is made available for download on the internet. Whether they realized it at the time or not, The String Cheese Incident was inventing grassroots band development. Today, literally hundreds of bands are using some version of this same approach to building a band.
The String Cheese Incident’s commitment goes well beyond their immediate community, and even beyond the music community as a whole. Early on, the band took a serious interest in giving back to the communities that they visited, and they were among the first performers to encourage “Green” shows and tours. SCI’s support has helped give rise to such not-for-profit organizations as Conscious Alliance, Rock the Earth, and Head Count. All the while, The String Cheese Incident has stayed committed to music as a creative endeavor, not just in their recordings but also in their live performances. The list of SCI’s special guests and collaborators is long and diverse. Their annual events such as Horning’s Hideout, and holiday shows such as New Year’s and Halloween, have helped redefine the concert experience and has garnered the band a reputation as live music vibe innovators.