Having produced a sold-out Bonnie "Prince" Billy concert in Fall 2011 at Marshall High Studios, we knew it would be a fabulous place to host part of Transfigurations II. Beyond just the auditorium stage, there will be two outdoor stages with music as well, plus food trucks, beer & wine stations, craft vendors & more.
Some important facts to answer your questions
**Please plug this address into your phone/GPS: 115 BLANNAHASSETT ISLAND, MARSHALL NC 28753. But the truth is, as long as you can find Marshall, you'll find the island.
**There is NO CAMPING allowed on the island; however there are a handful of options in Madison County, including in beautiful Hot Springs. A list of those is found here. Another good spot is here.
**PLEASE CARPOOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! There is NO parking available on the island itself; one lot close to the island will be open and once that's full, you'll have to park downtown Marshall.
**WE'RE PROVIDING A FREE SHUTTLE FROM ASHEVILLE! It's first-come first-served, and will run from Asheville to Marshall every 45 minutes between 11am-4pm, and returning people from Marshall between 9pm-1am. Pickup location is in the WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER (aka Earthfare). This will alternate between a school bus and a 15-passenger van. Again, it's FREE, and first-come first-served!
The shuttles leaving from the Earth Fare parking lot in the Westgate Shopping Center will have the following departure times:
Please be on the lookout for a FIFTEEN PASSENGER WHITE VAN and/or a "Young Transportation" Bus.
Return shuttles will run from 9pm-1am from Blannahassett Island to the Westgate Shopping Center
**For your enjoyment, we'll have food trucks (The Bom Bus, GQC Lebanese Street Food, Hardcastle Hot Dogs, The Hop Ice Cream & Zuma Coffee) and plenty of beer, wine & cider!
**PLEASE BRING CASH! If you don't have any there are a couple of ATMs on Main St. in Marshall.
**PLEASE DON'T BRING THE FOLLOWING: Outside alcohol, illicit drugs, weapons (duh), pets, glass bottles, or bad attitudes! This is going to be a great day, let's all enjoy it without trouble.
**We encourage you to wander the town of Marshall during your time there. It's a pretty small place but it still has some great options to eat, drink & shop, so please see what it has to offer!