A thumping rhythm is heard; a crowd gathers; drummers and percussionists of all kind play; it must be Friday night in Asheville, North Carolina. On every Friday evening, weather permitting, scores of drummers and hundreds of people gather at Pritchard Park to hear and experience the drums. Some listen, some dance, many join in. The crowd is colorful, engaging people of all ages, social status, race, religion, creed, and color. Hippies and businessmen join vacationers and locals. This is an event not to miss if you are ever in Asheville on a Friday night. The artwork on this site is protected by the copyright laws of the United States. The copyright laws prohibit any copying, redistributing, retransmitting, or repurposing of any copyright-protected material.