Asheville BARNAROO was started by Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009, when the underagers couldn't get into Bonnaroo. Since then, the festival has grown up and continues to evolve musically. It's purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in the rock & roll, hard rock, folk, americana, bluegrass and funk genres.
Barnaroo's goal is to give back to the youth music community through Asheville Music School. The Festival is an ALL WEEKEND event with optional camping.