Dogwood Alliance
Our Forests. Our Strength.

Join Dogwood Alliance on Sunday, October 1st for our 2nd annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival from 1-10 pm at the Salvage Station in Asheville! The Festival will feature regional storytellers, live music from The Get Right Band, Lyric and others as well as kid friendly activities! Join us to celebrate 21 years of standing with the people and forests of the South!

1PM – 10PM
$10 Suggested Donation


  • Featured Band: The Get Right Band

    Combining catchy, clever, honest songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, The Get Right Band promises to move your head, heart, and hips.

  • Featured Band: LYRIC

    LYRIC is a pop/rock/soul/funk band that inspires, influences and changes lives through the power of music and Lyric(s)

  • Featured Band: Threadbare Skivvies

    The Threadbare Skivvies are a duo from Atlanta. It’s a bohemian banjo bangin', stompin’ & clappin’ kind of business - powerhouse harmonies, funky rhythms, and soulful lyrics.

  • Dub Kartel

    Based in Asheville, Dub Kartel is an east coast reggae collective that delivers classic dub rhythms and pays tribute to the golden era of Jamaican music.

  • Sherri Lynn & Mountain Friends

    Sherri Lynn & Mountain Friends is an Asheville-based Americana bluegrass band.

  • Featured Performer: The Faerie Kin

    The Faerie Kin are an enchanting troupe of stiltwalkers and ground beings that bring magic and awareness of important ecological issues to gatherings, schools, and communities.

  • Featured Partner: LEAF Community Arts

    LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization that builds community and enriches lives through the Arts – locally and globally – with festivals, community events and arts education programs. At Woods & Wilds, LEAF will be bringing fun arts and crafts activities to engage kids and the young at heart!

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  • Featured Sponsor: Terrapin Beer Company

    Dogwood and Terrapin Beer Co. have been friends for many years! This Athens, GA-based brewery is a one-of-a-kind. They're dedicated to community and the environment, and they make some creative, well-loved, phenomenal beer, too.

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  • Featured Partner: The WNC Nature Center

    The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity.

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  • Featured Sponsor: Larry's Coffee

    Larry's Coffee makes innovative, uniquely delicious coffees. 100% of their coffee is Fair Trade, Shade Grown, and Organic, all slow-roasted to bring out every note of indigenous flavor. In partnership with Dogwood Alliance, they have created the amazing Pisgah Sunrise blend to benefit Southern forests.

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  • Featured Sponsor: The Asheville Grit

    Asheville Grit is an Asheville-based, free-form online collective featuring daily insight and opinions from some of the area's most interesting, independent voices. Grit posts range from opinion pieces on topics like art and entertainment, the food and drink scene, and city issues, to local fashion, recipes, and design trends.

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  • Featured Sponsor: RISC Networks

    RISC Networks improves the performance of partner and customer businesses and makes a difference in their lives by developing technology and research that supports an actionable approach and perspective for their IT business.

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Featured Storyteller: Lianna Costantino

Lianna is a traditional Cherokee woman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma who’s lived in Western NC for 20 years. Working with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, she serves as the Chair for the Center for Native Health and the Chair of the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition. She served as a paramedic at Standing Rock. A mother, grandmother, midwife, and former police officer, Lianna has walked many roads in life and has many stories to tell.

"I work to protect the forest as my teacher and not just a provider of resources." - Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley

Dogwood Alliance

For over years, Dogwood Alliance has stood with the forests and people of the South. Based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Dogwood has transformed the forestry and paper-buying practices of some of the largest companies in the world. Today we work at the international level to stop the burning of Southern forests for European electricity and to bring forests to the forefront of climate solutions.

You are what makes the work of protecting our Southern forests possible. Come celebrate all that we’ve done and all the amazing things we have yet to do together.

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Check out the Woods & Wilds INDOOR Schedule

With live storytelling and live bands, check out our indoor schedule so you don’t miss a thing on your Woods & Wilds day!

Indoor Schedule

View the OUTDOOR Schedule

With live performances, yoga, and activities galore, check out our indoor and outdoor schedules to plan your Woods & Wilds day!

Outdoor Schedule