Hello! RadioSpiral is pleased to announce that there will be a Mountain Skies this year, in a hybrid online format. There will be a relay setup to let artists from around the world perform online (see below).

However, the big news is that White Horse Black Mountain has offered its highly-successful live/online broadcast facility to Mountain Skies, so that six artists can perform live on stage on Saturday, May 8. This will be a full audio/video streaming experience for our remote audience.

Two blocks of time will be available with three one-hour sets in each:
2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM and 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM (all times Eastern).

Each hour includes setup, performance, and breakdown; acts can divide up that time as they wish, as long as they’re cleared out in time for the next act to start work. Also, there will be some time available on Friday, May 7 for load-in and setup, which will not only help out the White Horse staff, but will also give those acts that wish to use more of their hour for music a chance to get a head start.

Naturally we recommend that local artists in the Asheville area, or who are willing to drive over from nearby cities, take these slots, as logistics for longer trips are still awkward due to the pandemic. But if you want to come in from anywhere, you’re more than welcome! 😀

Artists who wish to get in on the online streaming event can do so during the same periods of time on Friday, May 7, and Sunday, May 9. These time blocks will be divided into half hours, so we can have 12 acts each day for a total of 24.

Time blocks will be:
2:00 / 2:30 / 3:00 / 3:30 / 4:00 / 4:30 and
6:00 / 6:30 / 7:00 / 7:30 / 8:00 / 8:30 on each day, (all times Eastern).

These will be audio-only streams. If an online artist wishes to simulcast on video, that is perfectly fine, but individual artists will be responsible for all setup and promotion on the video side. We will hold to strict changeovers and will not delay or extend any set because of video issues.

Due to the short time between now and the festival, we will handle each slot request separately and in person. Whether you’re interested in a live block or in online streaming, please email us at music@radiospiral.net to make a request, and please include three time slots (whether online or live) in order of preference.

For easier sorting and threading, your email’s subject line should be:

Mountain Skies 2021 [artist name]

Many thanks, and we hope to have a lot of artists and a lot of listeners for this special event!

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