A healthy Charleston contingent will migrate to the mountains this weekend for the first Asheville Music Jamboree, the offspring of the long-running Smilefest. Headlined by Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams, Toubab Krewe, and Chucktown’s own Sol Driven Train, the shindig runs Fri. June 1 through Sun. June 3 at Deerfields, a 940-acre tract of forests and apple orchards with primitive camping areas and a swimming pond. If barefoot-in-the-grass is more your style than operatic Spow-lay-toe, make the drive up I-26 for a weekend guaranteed to chillax you out. See for more. —Stratton Lawrence


The Smashing Pumpkins are playing nine shows from June 23 through July 5 in Asheville at the Orange Peel (word has it they’re sold out already). It’s the band’s first residency since ’94, and their first U.S. dates on their current world tour for their new album, Zeitgeist, out July 10. In the ’90s, They haven’t played a live show since 2000. So why Asheville? The Orange Peel has an intimate atmosphere. The idea is that the band will be taking their fans and music to new places, showing the process of creation and operating spontaneously. SP have invited fans to record audio and video as they play songs from the new album, classics, plus tunes written on the day of the show. Check and for more. —Jillian Stephenson


The Party at the Point events continue on Fri. June 1 at the Charleston Harbor Resort (20 Patriots Point Blvd.) with a live show from Booty Call. Fronted by singer/trumpeter Chris Moon, the septet dish out a colorful mix of Motown, soul, funk, and rock (as the drummer, yours truly should know). Party band Plane Jane is next in line on Fri. June 8. See for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann


Spoleto Festival USA’s popular Wachovia Jazz Series is well underway and City Paper‘s there, man. For reviews of last week’s performances and various Piccolo Spoleto music events, check out the music department’s blog “Feedback File” online at Coming up this week, Wachovia Jazz presents pianist Enrico Pieranunzi, pianist Ahmad Jamal, singer/guitarist Renato Braz, and guitarist Agustín Luna. For more info, visit for dates and ticket prices and see Music Board and coverage in this week’s issue. —TBL