A celebration of Southside history, culture and people!

Asheville’s historic Southside neighborhood is responding to high levels of gentrification and poverty by rising for a new future that ensures everyone has a healthy place to live, learn, work, worship and play. Join us on July 14 from 1pm – 9pm at the Arthur Edington Center during Southside Rising For Justice, a family-friendly community celebration featuring food, music, cultural performances and hands-on interactive social justice activities for residents of the neighborhood.

Performing Live

LYRIC | SIYAH | Siren XO | Marley P | Mayor Black | T.Y. Jonathan Santos | Kade | Mr. 1ne 5ive | Po Folk | MOOK The Bow Tie Stand-up Guy special guests Slay The Mic | DJ Migo | Nex Millen | No Kapp dance team & others!

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Hands-on fun and learning activities!

SOUTHSIDE ARTS & CULTURE MARKET

Vendors | Community partners | LEAF Easel Rider

Supervised crafts & activity area for children with space to jump and play!

FOOD TRUCKS

 Jimmy Lee’s Chicken | Shack Build A Better | Salad 2 Scoops Ice Cream Shop

JUSTICE FIRST DESIGN JAM

Planning to ensure that everyone has a beautiful and healthy place to live, learn, work, worship and play.