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Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues in concert

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

103.3 Asheville FM and Snow Creek Landscaping present Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues in concert. As Asheville says goodbye to Abby the Spoon Lady, Abby and Chris Rodrigues will perform a benefit concert for 103.3 Asheville FM’s 10th Birthday Party on September 12th, 2019 at the Orange Peel. Tickets are on sale for $50 VIP, $25 seated, $18 Standing online at:
The VIP package includes seated admission to the show and a “Meet and Greet with Abby” at The Block off Biltmore at 6 pm before the show. The VIPs will have the opportunity to hear stories of Abby’s life, take photos with Abby and get her autograph. Together the two create a dynamic duo, with very complex rhythms. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to 103.3 Asheville FM, whose mission is to keep Asheville thriving by producing diverse and eclectic programming that inspires listeners to build connections across Asheville’s communities and to discover new music and ideas. Thank you to Snow Creek Landscaping for being the presenting sponsor and Burial Beer Co. for their donation of beer to be sold at the event and all proceeds from these beer sales with go to support Asheville FM.
Abby the Spoon Lady said “I am happy to perform with Chris to benefit the best radio station in all of the spoonaverse. ”
Abby the Spoon Lady is one of very few professional spoon players in the United States and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. Abby studied American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Abby is a folk percussionist, storyteller, radio personality and free speech activist. She has a weekly radio show Busker Broadcast on 103.3 Asheville FM, can be seen in several TV shows, documentaries, and even within horror films.
Chris Rodrigues is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and busker from Asheville. Growing up learning traditional songs from his family, he has carved out his own unique blues- Appalachian style. At age 23 Chris began busking and now tours and plays in a variety of festivals, venues, and as a street performer. He plays the resophonic guitar, blows the harmonica, stomps on a suitcase with his right foot, taps on a license plate with his left foot
and sings his takes on traditional songs as well as his own written material which can be heard on several prime time television shows.
Website: For more info visit Asheville FM at
For additional information contact:

KP Whaley, General Manager 828.348.0352


The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801


103.3 Asheville FM
Snow Creek Landscaping