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5 Free Things to Do in Downtown Asheville

Pritchard Park Drum Circle

Every Friday night (even when it’s cold in Asheville,) folks gather in Pritchard Park in Downtown Asheville to beat, bang and hammer away on drums, cymbals and all sorts of other percussion instruments. The effect can be mesmerizing. There’s lots of dancing and a million little things to see. If you’re downtown, you don’t need a map – just follow your ears.


April through September, you can find kids of all ages splashing around in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse – enjoying the fountains and geysers of Splashville. There’s a large grass patch to catch some rays and watch the passers-by. It’s the perfect way to spend a hot day!

Asheville Urban Trail

Asheville is a diverse and arsty town – and a great way to take some of it in (for FREE!) is to walk the Asheville Urban Trail. There’s lots of art, obtuse sculptures and all sorts of neat little things to see. All within an easy walk, you can see pigs, little girls, dancing people – and some of Asheville’s iconic architecture and oddities.

Montford Park Players

Like Shakespeare? You know you do. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30, the Montford Park Players pull out the bard card and give a free show, open to all ages. Gorgeous costumes and memorable performances are all part of the package. Seating is limited in the amphitheater, but there’s plenty of lawn seating. Bring a picnic (have Bone & Broth pack it up for you!) and have a lovely evening of culture just steps away from Downtown Asheville!

Shindig on the Green

Bluegrass aficionados and lovers of live music alike will enjoy the show every Friday night from June to September. There are stage acts, plus breakaway groups play all over the place. From young folks to old-timers, there are all sorts of great acts. Located beneath the Buncombe County Courthouse, Shindig is open to all ages. Again, a wonderful place for a picnic dinner, Shindig on the Green has been running for 52 years!

Why Dry-Aged Beef?

Bone & Broth offers some of Asheville’s best locally-sourced, dry-aged steaks. Tender, flavorful and downright scrumptious, you can’t go wrong with dry-aging.

But – what does that really mean?

When dry-aging beef, a large primal cut of beef is hung or placed on a rack inside a climate-controlled environment to dry and age for several days or weeks. During this time, water from the muscle evaporates, leaving the resulting meat denser and more flavor-packed. Typically, a primal will lose 10% or more of it’s weight due to water loss. This translates to more intense flavor, and a more delicious steak!

Dry aging, done properly, is an entirely safe method of preparing beef & steak. The outer fat and bone keep bacteria at bay, and the cool temperatures in the drying rooms keep things neat & tidy.

Once aging is complete, the primal is cut into steaks.

Dry-aged steaks have a richer, deeper, “beefier” flavor and are more tender than non-aged steaks. The meat is also said to have a nuttier flavor.

Bone & Broth takes great pride in our dry-aged steaks. If you’re looking for one of Asheville’s premier cuts, we’re the people to see. Our all natural beef comes from local and regional farms that produce with no hormones or antibiotics. Our cuts are carefully aged and handled with love. From start to finish, we’re out to produce the best steak you’ve had.