Street Dances

Visitor Center
201 South Main Street
Downtown Hendersonville
Bring a Chair
Admission is Free

No Pets, Alcohol or Coolers Allowed

 August 24 & September 14

Note:  Some or all of the Summer Music Series Concerts may be cancelled or postponed.  Events will be held in accordance with North Carolina restrictions, of crowd size and distancing, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Check regularly for updates.

The Street Dances have been a tradition for over 100 years in Downtown Hendersonville! They began in 1918, at the end of World War I, when the city welcomed home its soldiers from the War by celebrating in the streets, and became nationally known after they were included in the guidebook Blue Ridge Music Trails, Finding A Place In The Circle, written by Fred S. Fussell. The guidebook was winner of the first PRESERVE AMERICA Presidential Award for Heritage Tourism.

The sounds of fiddles and banjos playing at the Street Dances have been a part of Henderson County’s heritage for more than 100 years, calling people of all ages to journey to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy toe-tapping-good mountain music. The Street Dance will be held August 24 & September 14 at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street.

Several modifications have been made this year to comply with state and federal health guidelines. To accommodate these mandates, the designated dance area in front of the stage will be used to distance the audience from the performers. Dancing will not be allowed for public safety.

Hendersonville comes alive with people listening to the traditional mountain and bluegrass music performed by a live band. Plus, special appearances are often made by area clogging teams, make the Street Dances an even more entertaining, foot stomping evening.

Bring a chair, and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7:00-9:00pm. The seating area opens at 5:30pm, and early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed. 

Please leave your pets comfortably at home. A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons, and vendors and their products.

In case of inclement weather the dance will be postponed until 8:00pm, and if the weather does not cooperate by 8:00pm, the performance will be cancelled.

For additional information call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708. The Street Dances are coordinated, produced, and sponsored by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

2020 Summer Concert Series Corporate Sponsors:


Street Dance Concert Schedule

August 24: Appalachian Fire & Southern Connection Cloggers

September 14:  Blue Ridge Tradition & Southern Connection Cloggers

Mon 27

Street Dances – Starts August 24

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aug 10

Street Dances – Starts August 24

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aug 24

Street Dances features Appalachian Fire

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 14

Street Dance features Blue Ridge Tradition

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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