Beep beep! What better fun to have running a hippie shop than with a hippie festival bus. The owners Doug and Jackie found this sweet 23′ school bus in upstate NY in January 2016. They envisioned a colorful and eclectic bus to take to local music festivals and events.

After a 3-day drive back to Asheville, Doug and Jackie got to work. They hired local artist James Smith to emblazon the bus with some of history’s most iconic musicians – Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia.

For the last several years, the IK Festival Bus has been seen at many local WNC events:

  • Barnaroo at Franny’s Farm
  • Xpand Fest
  • LAAF Festival
  • Hominey Hoe-down
  • Asheville Mardi Gras Parade
  • Asheville Holiday Parade

Upcoming 2019 Instant Karma Events

Hemp Yeah!

October 2nd, 27th, Nov. 6th
Block Off Biltmore
39 S Market St, Asheville,
North Carolina 28801

Aura Readings


Oct. 18-19th, 2019
Instant Karma West
725 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Halloween on Vermont Ave.


Oct. 31st, 2019
5:30 – 9 pm
Vermont Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

Previous 2019 Instant Karma Events

Janis Joplin Tribute


Oct. 9th, 2019
District Wine Bar
37 Payne Way
Asheville, NC

Blueridge Jam

October 6th, 2019
Pisgah Brewing Company
150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC

Asheville Hemp Fest

August 24th, 2019
Vance Monument
Downtown AVL

Discover Why You’re Here

July 30th, 2019
Instant Karma West
725 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Vintage Kava Campout

July 27 – 28, 2019
Vintage Kava
141 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, NC 28787

Xpand Fest Asheville

June 8th, 2019
Buxton Ave, South Slope
Asheville, NC

Cold Mt. Music Festival

May 31st – June 1st, 2019
Lake Logan Conference Center
25 Wormy Chestnut Ln, Canton, NC 28716

420 Boogie Asheville

April 20th, 2019
UpCountry Brewing Company
1042 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806