Jump Off Rock Music Festival

The Jump Off Rock Music Festival is a fun way to enjoy live music with a beautiful view.  Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, or cooler! Beer & wine are permitted.  The rain date is the following day. Free admission. Leashed pets permitted. This event is hosted by the Friends of Laurel Park.

Concerts dates include:
– June 5 — Dashboard Blue
– July 14 — Wayne Banks Trio

– August 11 — Joel Helfand
– September 11 — PEZ Trio & Hope Griffin
– October 9 — Just Rick

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

The Jump Off Rock Music Festival is a fun way to enjoy live music with a beautiful view.  Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, or cooler! Beer & wine are permitted.  The rain date is the following day. Free admission. Leashed pets permitted. This event is hosted by the Friends of Laurel Park.

Concerts dates include:
– June 5 — Dashboard Blue
– July 14 — Wayne Banks Trio

– August 11 — Joel Helfand
– September 11 — PEZ Trio & Hope Griffin
– October 9 — Just Rick

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown Hendersonville (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, parade, food & more) happening September 3 – 6. The hours of the Street Fair are Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Monday 10 am-4 pm, from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. 

The Festival concludes with the King Apple Parade on Labor Day @ 2:30 pm

Click to download the 2021 North Carolina Apple Festival brochure.

 For information call 828-697-4557 or visit NCAppleFestival.org. Please leave your pets comfortably at home.

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown Hendersonville (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, parade, food & more) happening September 3 – 6. The hours of the Street Fair are Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Monday 10 am-4 pm, from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. 

The Festival concludes with the King Apple Parade on Labor Day @ 2:30 pm

Click to download the 2021 North Carolina Apple Festival brochure.

 For information call 828-697-4557 or visit NCAppleFestival.org. Please leave your pets comfortably at home.

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival

75th North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown Hendersonville (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, parade, food & more) happening September 3 – 6. The hours of the Street Fair are Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Monday 10 am-4 pm, from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. 

The Festival concludes with the King Apple Parade on Labor Day @ 2:30 pm

Click to download the 2021 North Carolina Apple Festival brochure.

 For information call 828-697-4557 or visit NCAppleFestival.org. Please leave your pets comfortably at home.

Monday Night Live Presents The Blake Ellege Band

The Monday Night Live! concert series features an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night, with a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues.

Tonight’s perforamce features the Blake Ellege Band, who plays a wide array of top 40 music, including dance, pop, classic rock, oldies, R&B, funk and more.

Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission, coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and dogs prohibited in the event area. This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

2021 Schedule is as follows:

July 19 Mojo Brothers Blues Band
August 2
Johnnie Blackwell Band
August 16
Picante
August 30
The Blake Ellege Band

 

Friends of Carl Sandburg with the Hendersonville Symphony Brass Quintet

Friends of Carl Sandburg with the Hendersonville Symphony Brass Quintet

The Brass Quintet of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra perform – “Take Me To The Water” in the amphitheater at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site at August 28th at 6:00 pm. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the audience size will be limited to 100 attendees. Ice cream refreshments will be available for purchase before the performance, please maintain social distancing from people not in your group. Please plan to join us for what promises to be a lovely evening with The Friends.

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

The season finale of the popular Music on Main concert series will conclude on Friday, August 27th. The evening features the sounds of the band Deano and the Dreamers.  They play favorites from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s as well as the standards.

The Annual Music On Main concert series is at the Visitors  Center, 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free. The evening will also feature a car show hosted by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Street Dances presents Blue Ridge Tradition

The Street Dance on July 26th & August 23rd features Blue Ridge Tradition playing a unique mix of traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass music. They perform crowd-favorites such as “Rocky Top,” “Salty Dog,” “Tennessee Waltz,” and “John Henry.”  The band incorporates some great original songs in their shows.  They’re not afraid to include crossover material from artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan Chuck Berry, and others into their well-defined, classic sound.

Southern Connection Cloggers are a local group, based in Hendersonville, NC. The team is under the direction of Certified Judge and Certified Clogging Instructor, Chip Summey.

The Street Dances call people of all ages to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy toe-tapping-good mountain music, as the evening features traditional mountain and bluegrass music performed by a live band, square dancing and special appearances by area clogging teams. Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, the parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission is prohibited. No coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or dogs allowed in the event area.

This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Below is the 2021 Street Dance Schedule:

July 12 Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club
July 26 Blue Ridge Tradition Southern Connection Cloggers
August 9 Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band Lake Lure Cloggers
August 23 Blue Ridge Tradition Southern Connection Cloggers

 

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents Box Set Entertainment

Box Set Entertainment is on tap to perform at Music on Main on Friday, August 20th. The concert will be held in historic downtown Hendersonville from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street. Admission is free. Box Set Entertainment plays a variety of cover tunes such as: Got to Get You Into My Life, Jive Talkin’, Footloose, My Girl, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Proud Mary, Unchained Melody and You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling.

Classic Car Show is presented in conjunction Music on Main, at the same time as the concert. Dozens of car owners drive in their vintage and antique cars for the popular show. Click more information about the Classic Car Show Carolina Mountain Car Club

Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Jamie McLean Band at Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

Jamie McLean Band at Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

Live music, cool breweries, delicious food, and a kid zone – it’s fun for the entire family! Free Admission!
The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series takes place on the south end of Main Street, closing off the blocks between Allen and Caswell streets. Openers will kick off each evening at 5:30 p.m. followed by the headliner performance from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
About Jamie McLean Band (headliner):
Jamie McLean Band is a triple threat. The group’s energetic and captivating live show is undeniable. McLean’s fiery guitar has joined the ranks of Derek Trucks, Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr.John and more on stages from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue-eyed southern soul vocals ooze real emotion. And his top line songwriting chops have crafted profound, honest and heartfelt songs that will keep you singing along, dancing along and feeling like the song was written about you. Jamie McLean Band creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, middle Americana roots, Delta blues and New York City swagger.
Starting the evening will be Huslte Souls opening the show.
To see the full line-up, go to our website: https://www.hendersonvillenc.gov/events/rhythm-brews-concert-series

Monday Night Live Presents Picante

The Monday Night Live! concert series features an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night, with a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues.

Tonight’s perforamce features the band Picante, an Asheville-based Latin rock and jazz band that plays contagious music that will have you ready to salsa dance.

Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission, coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and dogs prohibited in the event area. This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

2021 Schedule is as follows:

July 19 Mojo Brothers Blues Band
August 2
Johnnie Blackwell Band
August 16
Picante
August 30
The Blake Ellege Band

 

The Music of Queen Stadium Show

The Music of Queen Stadium Show

Join us for our first ever stadium show for one night and one night only. After a year of feeling “Under Pressure,” celebrate the summer right! A callback to the pre-pandemic crowd-pleaser which opened the theatre’s 2020 season, Flat Rock Playhouse is bringing back The Music of Queen in a exciting new way August 14 at 8 p.m. This larger-than-life show is coming to a new venue perfect for summertime jamming – West Henderson High School’s athletic stadium, Johnson Field.

Dates: Saturday, August 14
Time: 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Tickets: Starting at $20
Location: West Henderson High School Johnson Field, Flat Rock Rock Playhouse, 3600 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC, 28791

Flat Rock Playhouse is supported by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Morris Broadband, WTZQ Radio, Asheville Ear Nose & Throat, WHKP Radio, The Shubert Foundation and North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources at www.NCArts.org.

The Music of Queen will run for one night only, Saturday, August 14 at 8 p.m. at West Henderson High School’s Johnson Field. Tickets range from $20 to $65. Student prices are available for ages 18 and under. For more ticket information, call the Flat Rock Playhouse Box Office at 828.693.0731 or purchase online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org

West Henderson High School’s Johnson Field is located at 3600 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC, 28791.

The rain date for The Music of Queen is Sunday, August 15 at 8 p.m.

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

3nd Annual Music Festival – “Live – In Person Concert”

“This program is guaranteed to be the most innovative and creative performances that will totally inspire you and promises to be the most fascinating musical program to date”. “This is a jazz style program that classical musicians will thoroughly enjoy and everyone else will truly love”, Said Joann Freeburg, Founder of the Music Foundation of WNC.

Christopher Tavernier wrote, “what’s interesting with this program, despite being very different styles of music, all of the pieces are very rhythmically driven and stylized. Within that though you have very different genres of course with the latinesque melodies of the Marquez and the D’Rivera and the bombastic brassy textures of the Gershwin and the intricate layering of Bernstein. It’s very difficult to provide the range of those extremities with just a piano and clarinet but that’s what makes this program challenging for us and engaging for the audience”.

Our inspiration was to have a program centered around surveying a variety of music of the 20th century with a strong focus on the Americas with a very wide diversity, from the very popular to the unheard of. We wanted to put together something playful and delightful for what will probably be a first concert for many in a while, and it doesn’t get much better than a mix of Latin and Jazz and a little in-between.

The finale of the festival is the 2nd Suite of the late French jazz pianist and composer, Claude Bolling. This fifty-minute, eight-segment jazz excursion is written for a quartet of flute, piano, string bass, and drums.

Music Festival Program Highlights
PROGRAM – “The Americas”
South American Music (Latin Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Arturo Márquez: “Zarabandeo”
Paquito D’Rivera: “The Cape Cod Files”
Astor Piazzolla: “Libertango”

North American Music (Jazzy Style) – Clarinet & Piano
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
“Jet Song” & “Something’s Coming”
Leonard Bernstein: “Clarinet Sonata”
George Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”

PROGRAM – “La France en Amérique”
With a Modern Swing of Elegant Jazz – (Elegant Jazz) – Flute, Piano, Double Bass & Drums
Claude Bolling: “Suite No. 2 for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio”

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music On Main presents Emporium

Celebrate a beautiful Friday evening at the Music on Main concert series on August 13th. The concert features the band Emporium playing hits from classic rock, disco, funk and beach music, as well as current hits.“Brown-Eyed Girl,” “Uptown Funk,” “Summertime,” “My Girl,” “Disco Inferno” and “Tracks of My Tears” just might be on the docket. The concert, held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street, is a great way to kick off the weekend.

The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

Music on Main is presented in conjunction with the Classic Car Show,  at the same time as the concert. Dozens of car owners drive in their vintage and antique cars for the popular show. Click for more information about the Classic Car Show, Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9pm. Seating area opens after 5:30pm; early admission is strictly prohibited.  Hendersonville city ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8pm; if the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be cancelled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

The Jump Off Rock Music Festival is a fun way to enjoy live music with a beautiful view.  Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, or cooler! Beer & wine are permitted.  The rain date is the following day. Free admission. Leashed pets permitted. This event is hosted by the Friends of Laurel Park.

Concerts dates include:
– June 5 — Dashboard Blue
– July 14 — Wayne Banks Trio

– August 11 — Joel Helfand
– September 11 — PEZ Trio & Hope Griffin
– October 9 — Just Rick

Brevard Music Festival: Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven

In the Season Finale, Maestro Keith Lockhart closes the 85th Anniversary Season with Tchaikovsky’s electrifying Fourth Symphony, and the return of BMC favorite Garrick Ohlsson, a pianist of “magisterial interpretive and technical prowess,” in Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 will also be performed.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Soloists of Tomorrow

Soloists of Tomorrow

Always the not-to-be-missed concert of the season! Celebrate BMC’s mission and the next generation of classical musicians as we shine the spotlight on our most talented young students- winners of the prestigious Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition in performance with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra conducted by Artistic Director Keith Lockhart.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Concerto Competition Winners

BMC Student Composer World Premiere Work
Competition Winning Concertos
Zoltán Kodály | The Peacock Variations

Brevard Music Festival: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company performs Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company performs Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents the Marsha Morgan Band

The Music on Main Street concert series on Friday, August 9th, features the Marsha Morgan Band.  Marsha was born in Asheville North Carolina where she began singing in church. She performed in “We Are the World” with Michael Jackson at the direction of Quincy Jones which led to a performance on the American Music Awards show in Los Angeles.

 The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7pm-9pm. Seating area opens after 5:30pm; early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks & coolers are prohibited. The concerts are held at the Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street, in downtown Hendersonville.

The Classic Car Show is held in conjunction with Music on Main Street and is happening at the same time as the concert. A variety of vintage cars will be on display at the event. The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center between Barnwell and Caswell Streets, which will be closed to traffic. The car shows are coordinated by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Brevard Music Festival: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company performs Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi

Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company performs Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Mendelssohn Octet

Scored for a double string quartet, with four violins and pairs of violas and cellos, this celebratory octet is renowned for “its youthful verve, brilliance, and perfection,” making it one of the miracles of 19th-century chamber music. Other works TDB.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Brahms B Major Piano Trio

Filled with “gorgeous lyrical melodies, muscular vitality, mystical expressiveness, and a typical emphatic dynamism,” Brahms’s B Major Piano Trio is a youthful, Romantic tour de force that signaled the arrival of a musical genius whose talents were about to be revealed to the world. Other works TBD.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Monday Night Live Presents Johnnie Blackwell Band

The Monday Night Live! concert series features an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night, with a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues.

Tonight’s perforamce features the Johnnie Blackwell Band, who plays all the best hits, past and present, everything from rock to classic country, with a huge song list from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission, coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and dogs prohibited in the event area. This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

2021 Schedule is as follows:

July 19 Mojo Brothers Blues Band
August 2
Johnnie Blackwell Band
August 16
Picante
August 30
The Blake Ellege Band

 

Ingles Down Home Tour featuring Kaitlyn Baker & Joe Lasher Jr

Ingles Down Home Tour featuring Kaitlyn Baker & Joe Lasher Jr

Two of country music’s brightest young stars showcase their music at Hendersonville’s Block Party on Main, Saturday, July 31. The free event features husband-and-wife Nashville recording artists Joe Lasher and Kaitlyn Baker, as part of The Down Home Tour Series presented by Ingles.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Storehouse. The Storehouse is a Christian-based food and hygiene pantry serving Henderson County since May 2000.  They have been delivering food to shut-in seniors for many years.

Headliner Joe Lasher grew up in nearby Weaverville. Touring the U.S. since age 16, Lasher has performed more than 500 live shows, including appearances with top country acts, such as Brett Young, Hardy and Old Dominion.

Lasher’s style is described as country-rock, influenced by legends like Rodney Atkin, Eric Church, Jon Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams. His four-song acoustic EP, “The Hurricane Mills Sessions,” was released in spring 2020.

Singer, songwriter Kaitlyn Baker draws inspiration from her raising in Appalachian coal country. Her soulful country tune “Blackbird” is racking up digital downloads nationally across all streaming platforms. Baker has opened for a slew of country greats including Brad Paisley, Craig Morgan, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tuck

Commodore Fox, a party band based out of Asheville, warms up the crowd with favorites from Motown, classic rock and country.

The block of Main Street in front of the Visitor Center will be closed to traffic. Food vendors will be on hand and attendees may bring lawn chairs. The seating area opens at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

For additional information, call 828-693-9708.

Sponsored by – Ingles Market

The American Songbag: Hendersonville Symphony Quintet

The American Songbag: Hendersonville Symphony Quintet

VIP Floor Seating: $29

Stadium Seating: $26

At-the-Door / Day-of (All Seats): $33

Carl Sandburg’s 1927 anthology The American Songbag was a massively influential song collection that heralded the rise of the widespread appreciation of American folksong. The HSO’s principal wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) will be performing folksong-inspired works by Dvorak, Still, Simone, and even Dylan in this lively program.

One of the earliest composers to explore the question of a “serious and original US school of composition” was ironically the Czech composer Anton Dvorak. Living and travelling in the US in the early 1890’s, Dvorak composed his “American” Quartet in F major, which was inspired by the culture, spirituals, and even the trains and songbirds of America.

This concert will also feature “Miniatures” by William Grant Still (b. 1895), often called the “dean of Afro-American composers.” The piece includes a number of songs and spirituals from Songbag.

Also on the program is Bob Dylan’s “Times they are a Changin.” Dylan visited Sandburg in Flat Rock and presented Sandburg a copy of the song. Tryon native Nina Simone recorded Dylan’s song, and her own “New World Coming” rounds out the concert.

The Hendersonville Symphony Wind Quintet

The Hendersonville Symphony Wind Quintet

The Hendersonville Symphony begins its celebration of Simone, Sandburg, and the American Symphony with “The American Songbag.” Carl Sandburg’s 1927 anthology The American Songbag was a massively influential song collection that heralded the rise of the widespread appreciation of American folksong. The HSO’s principal wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) will be performing folksong-inspired works by Dvorak, Still, Simone, and even Dylan in this lively program.

One of the earliest composers to explore the question of a “serious and original school of composition to be developed in the United States” was ironically the Czech composer Anton Dvorak. Living and travelling in the US in the early 1890’s, Dvorak composed his “American” Quartet in F major, which was inspired by the culture, spirituals, and even the trains and songbirds of America. The original version for strings has been reworked brilliantly for woodwind quintet by Georges Barrere.

The concert will also feature “Miniatures” by William Grant Still (b. 1895), often called the “dean of Afro-American composers.” The piece includes a number of songs and spirituals from Songbag and other sources, but Still’s masterful treatments move beyond the source material, standing as gems of the repertoire on their own.

Also on the program is Bob Dylan’s “Times they are a Changin.” Dylan visited Sandburg in Flat Rock and presented Sandburg a copy of the song. Tryon native Nina Simone recorded Dylan’s song, and her own “New World Coming” rounds out the concert.

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

BMC Resident Conductor Ken Lam leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, as virtuosic pianist Norman Krieger brings his unique depth, sensitivity, and flair to this masterwork for soloist and orchestra.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Ken Lam, conductor
Norman Krieger, piano

Caroline Shaw | Entr’acte
Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3
Franz Joseph Haydn | Symphony No. 104, “London”

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents The Rewind House Band

The Rewind House Band will be performing at Music on Main on Friday, July 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Rewind House Band has had the honor of supporting the likes of the Beach Boys, The Temptations, Gary Puckett, The Rascals, Ambrosia, The Drifters, Kansas, and more.

The Annual Music On Main concert series is held every Friday evening through August 27 at the Visitors  Center, 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free. The evening will also feature a car show hosted by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Brevard Music Festival: Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

Join Brevard Music Center’s venerable woodwind faculty as they perform Prokofiev’s score, arranged for wind octet, based on William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy of the famed star-crossed lovers, Other works TBD.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Franck Piano Quintet

Brevard Music Center Artist Faculty join together to perform this explosive and emotionally-powered quintet for piano, two violins, viola, and cello.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Street Dances presents Blue Ridge Tradition

The Street Dance on July 26th & August 23rd features Blue Ridge Tradition playing a unique mix of traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass music. They perform crowd-favorites such as “Rocky Top,” “Salty Dog,” “Tennessee Waltz,” and “John Henry.”  The band incorporates some great original songs in their shows.  They’re not afraid to include crossover material from artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan Chuck Berry, and others into their well-defined, classic sound.

Southern Connection Cloggers are a local group, based in Hendersonville, NC. The team is under the direction of Certified Judge and Certified Clogging Instructor, Chip Summey.

The Street Dances call people of all ages to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy toe-tapping-good mountain music, as the evening features traditional mountain and bluegrass music performed by a live band, square dancing and special appearances by area clogging teams. Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, the parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission is prohibited. No coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or dogs allowed in the event area.

This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Below is the 2021 Street Dance Schedule:

July 12 Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club
July 26 Blue Ridge Tradition Southern Connection Cloggers
August 9 Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band Lake Lure Cloggers
August 23 Blue Ridge Tradition Southern Connection Cloggers

 

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven 5

Brevard Music Center presents Beethoven 5

Step into the “wondrous spirit realm where grief and joy embrace in the form of sound” [E.T.A. Hoffmann] as you experience one of the best-known compositions in the classical world and cornerstones of Western music- Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Bokyung Byun, guitar

Gabriela Lena Frank | Elegía Andina
Joaquín Rodrigo | Concierto Aranjuez
Ludwig Van Beethoven | Symphony No. 5

Brevard Music Center presents Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Brevard Music Center presents Sibelius Symphony No. 2

BMC’s Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta returns to conduct Sibelius’s homage to his Finnish homeland, described as a “confession of the soul.”

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Melissa White, violin

Adolphus Hailstork | Three Spirituals for Orchestra
W.A. Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3
Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 2

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents The Night Move Band

The Music on Main Street concert on Friday, July 23 will feature a wide variety of music performed by The Night Move Band. The band has shared the stage with many regional and national acts including The Tams, The Embers, The Chairmen of the Board, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Catalina’s, and many others. They play such favorites as My Girl, Brick House, Margaritaville, Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, Spooky, Pink Cadillac, and Uptown Funk.

The Annual Music On Main concert series is held every Friday evening through August 27 at the Visitors  Center, 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free. The evening will also feature a car show hosted by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

 

Brevard Music Festival: Janiec Opera Company on Broadway

The Janiec Opera Company of Brevard Music Center performs solos, duets, and ensemble pieces from your favorite Broadway shows.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: History of the Tango

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the brilliant Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, master of the tango, who revolutionized the traditional dance into a new sound incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. Flutist Amy Porter depicts the history of the tango here in one of Piazzolla’s most ambitious and popular works. Other works TBD.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Brevard Music Festival: Laura Downes & Friends

Trailblazing pianist Lara Downes curates and performs a recital program inspired by legacies of history, family, and collective memory, In collaboration with members of Brevard Music Center’s Artist Faculty, Ms. Downes explores the broad landscape of American music, and “reminds us just who we are, a nation of diverse voices and experiences.”

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students, Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Monday Night Live Presents Mojo Brothers Blues Band

The Monday Night Live! concert series features an array of talented music artists on a pleasant summer night, with a diverse line-up of folk, country and blues.

Tonight’s perforamce features the Mojo Brothers Blues Band, a Brevard, NC based, high-energy blues band that plays music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and is sure to have you on your feet, singing along.

Music plays from 7-9 pm in the Visitor Center parking lot, weather permitting. This event is free, parking area opens at 5:30 pm, bring a chair, early admission, coolers, alcoholic beverages, backpacks and dogs prohibited in the event area. This year’s concert sponsors include Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

2021 Schedule is as follows:

July 19 Mojo Brothers Blues Band
August 2
Johnnie Blackwell Band
August 16
Picante
August 30
The Blake Ellege Band

 

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music on Main presents Gotcha Groove

The Music on Main concert on Friday, July 16th will feature a wide variety of music performed by Gotcha Groove, based out of Marion, NC. They play such favorites as Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Hurts So Good, I Heard Through the Grapevine, Johnny B. Goode, Living in America, Never Can Say Goodbye, Sir Duke, Unforgettable, Sweet Caroline, and Uptown Funk.

Blue Ridge Humane Society will be onsite collecting pet food donations for the adoption center as well as for the community food drive. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring a bag of pet food to donate; monetary donations are also welcome. A pet cooling station will also be available during the concert for four-legged friends to enjoy.

The Annual Music On Main concert series is held every Friday evening through August 27 at the Visitors  Center, 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free. The evening will also feature a car show hosted by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

Entertainment Sponsor for the Evening
Baabals Ice Cream & Grille

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

Brevard Music Festival: Opera’s Greatest Hits

Exquisite ensemble pieces from the world’s most beloved operas are performed by the Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Abby Bryant and The Echoes at Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

Abby Bryant and The Echoes at Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

Live music, cool breweries, delicious food, and a kid zone – it’s fun for the entire family! Free Admission!
The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series takes place on the south end of Main Street, closing off the blocks between Allen and Caswell streets. Openers will kick off each evening at 5:30 p.m. followed by the headliner performance from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
About Abby Bryant & The Echoes(headliner):
Built around a powerful voice and hard-driving rock ‘n’ soul rhythm section, Asheville, NC’s Abby Bryant & The Echoes has secured a fast-growing foothold in the Southeast music scene. Founded by Abby Bryant (vocals, keys) and Bailey Faulkner (guitar), the two formed the band out of distinctly different musical upbringings.
Starting the evening will be the Andrew Thelston Band to open the show.
To see the full line-up, go to our website: https://www.hendersonvillenc.gov/events/rhythm-brews-concert-series

Brevard Music Festival: Shostakovich Piano Quintet

Brevard Music Center’s esteemed faculty perform one of Shostakovich’s best-known chamber works, written for piano and string quartet.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 1.

Wayne Banks Trio Concert

The Friends of Laurel Park are sponsoring The Wayne Banks Trio at a free concert at 5 pm, July 14 (15th rain date) at Jump Off Rock Park. Enjoy a picnic dinner with a beverage (non-alcohol, beer, or non-fortified wine). A variety of music will be offered, some from The Great American Songbook.

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

The Jump Off Rock Music Festival is a fun way to enjoy live music with a beautiful view.  Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, or cooler! Beer & wine are permitted.  The rain date is the following day. Free admission. Leashed pets permitted. This event is hosted by the Friends of Laurel Park.

Concerts dates include:
– June 5 — Dashboard Blue
– July 14 — Wayne Banks Trio

– August 11 — Joel Helfand
– September 11 — PEZ Trio & Hope Griffin
– October 9 — Just Rick

Brevard Music Festival: Mozart Mozart Viola Quintet

Guest artist Jordan Bak joins Brevard Music Center faculty strings in this gem by Mozart, scored for two violins, two violas, and cello.

Please note: Auditorium seating is reserved and limited with social distancing / Lawn seating is reserved for BMC students. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 1.

Opening Night: A Beethoven Celebration

Opening Night: A Beethoven Celebration

Conductor Keith Lockhart sets the stage for our 85th Anniversary Season with two of Beethoven’s greatest works and a new piece by Kennedy Center Composer-In-Residence Carlos Simon.

PERFORMANCE & ARTIST DETAILS

Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Carlos Simon | Fate Now Conquers
Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 7

Music on Main presents Deano and the Dreamers

Music On Main presents Daniel Sage

The Music On Main concert on July 9th features the music of Daniel Sage. He is a New York City singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer that has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations and the Lincoln Center. He has worked with acts such as Nile Rodgers (Chic, and producer of Madonna, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, etc.) to top actors, sang with Carly Simon, and others.

The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.

The evening will also feature a car show hosted by the Carolina Mountain Car Club.

Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are not permitted in the event area.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8 pm the performance will be canceled.

For additional information or a complete concert schedule call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.

 

Concert Series Sponsors
Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Echo Mountain Inn, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority

4th of July Concert & Fireworks

4th of July Concert & Fireworks

The Hendersonville Visitor Center and Henderson County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer a family-friendly 4th of July Celebration. The evening’s activities will include inflatables, kids games and activities, food trucks, and 2 stages featuring live music, with the evening being capped off with the annual fireworks display.

– 7pm – The Music on Main concert at the Visitor Center will feature Dashboard Blue, a five-piece band based out of Asheville that plays a wide variety of music including Rock, R&B, 50’s, Disco, Funk, Pop, Beach, Motown, Swing, Country and the classics.  Concert-goers can expect to hear such perennial favorites as “Day Tripper,” “Margaritaville,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Drive My Car,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “Stand by Me” and “How Sweet It Is.”

– 7pm – The stage at the Historic Courthouse will feature Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band playing bluegrass and traditional mountain music.

– 7pm – Main Street will be closed to car traffic from 2nd Avenue south to Caswell Street. There will be food trucks, games, face painting, inflatables, a craft corner, giveaways and more.

– Between 9:15 & 9:30 pm – A festive Independence Day fireworks display will take place between 9:15 & 9:30 pm. You are encouraged to find a spot to see the display by 9 pm. The launch site is off of South Grove Street, which will ensure prime viewing of the display from South Main Street and the Music on Main concert area as well as many other vantage points on the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 225 South and Hwy. 176. A large balloon will be launched the morning of the 4th to signify the visibility of the fireworks show, if you can see the “Big Balloon”, you can see the fireworks from your location. Tune to WTZQ Radio Station AM 1600 / FM 95.3 for music that will be synced to the fireworks show.

Click for a map of locations to view the fireworks.

At either concert location, you are encouraged to bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm, followed by the fireworks display.  Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8:00 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8:00 pm the performance will be canceled.

Russ Wilson’s Big Band Dance Party!

Russ Wilson’s Big Band Dance Party!

Russ Wilson And His Famous Orchestra featuring Wendy Jones take the stage at CAE for your listening and (safe) dancing pleasure with the launch of The Russ Wilson Big Band Dance Party, part of the Show Room Series. Russ and the band play the music of the Big Band Era (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey), enhanced by the vocal stylings of Wendy Jones. From the young to the young at heart, Russ Wilson’s Orchestra makes fingers snap and puts feet on the dance floor! (Put on your dancing shoes!)

The Spirits Still Move Them

The Spirits Still Move Them

Moonshining in the Mountains – The Center’s newest documentary film focuses on the iconic moonshiners. Rather than the stereotypes of lazy, drunken mountaineers, moonshiners were some of the most entrepreneurial and creative farmers in a community who not only provided a public service but helped to put food on the table for themselves and their communities. The stories are both heart-rending, funny and moving and open a window into the soul of the Southern Appalachian world that’s rapidly vanishing.

All screenings include live music by Apple Country String Band or Bandana Rhythm as well as a talk with the director and local moonshiners. The screening at North River Farms is drive-in theater event with a food truck.

Tickets are per carload. Cars of up to 2 people are $40/car, cars with 3 or more are $75/car. Larger vehicles must park in the rear. Sound is available via outside speakers or through your car radio. (weather dates are June 25 and 26.)

La Vie en Rosé: Art & Wine Festival

La Vie en Rosé: Art & Wine Festival

Come enjoy a glass of wine in a beautiful setting while discovering the fine arts & crafts that make western North Carolina so unique. Join us June 12 & 13 for a two day event that will feature artisan booths, live music, painting classes, wine, and more! Help the Arts Council of Henderson County ring in 50 years with a new event co hosted by Marked Tree Vineyard. Marked Tree will be announcing their new AWARED WINNING Rosé to celebrate the weekend. Tickets for access to the grounds, plien air painting class, and the Special Sunset Symphony Performance are on sale now.

Saturday, June 12, 2021
11AM – Artists booths and winery open! Plien Air Painting Class begins
12PM – Musical performance by the The Last Full Measure
2PM – Hendersonville Community Theatre Performance
6PM – Artists Booths Close
7PM – Special Sunset Performance begins featuring musicians from the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and the Carolina Concert Choir

Sunday, June 13, 2021
12AM – Artists Booths and winery open! Plien Air Painting Class day 2 begins.
Record Art Collaborative piece begins sponsored by B2B
1PM – Musical performance by the Gathering Dark
3PM – Performance by Local nonprofit
5PM – Hola Carolina International Dance Academy Performance
6PM – Festival Ends

Jump Off Rock Music Festival

The Jump Off Rock Music Festival is a fun way to enjoy live music with a beautiful view.  Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, or cooler! Beer & wine are permitted.  The rain date is the following day. Free admission. Leashed pets permitted. This event is hosted by the Friends of Laurel Park.

Concerts dates include:
– June 5 — Dashboard Blue
– July 14 — Wayne Banks Trio

– August 11 — Joel Helfand
– September 11 — PEZ Trio & Hope Griffin
– October 9 — Just Rick

An Acoustic Evening with Peter Noone Of Herman’s Hermits

An Acoustic Evening with Peter Noone Of Herman’s Hermits

This intimate show, which is socially distanced, is a wonderful opportunity to experience an event unlike any concert you may have seen. Peter Noone will be performing acoustically some of his biggest hits…hits of the 60s. His stories and wit are interspersed creating a fun evening for all ages. A true master of the stage, he will take the audience on a fun and funny evening down memory lane. Yes, you will hear Henry the 8th and I’m Into Something Good and so much more! Truly a special event not to be missed!

An Acoustic Evening with Peter Noone Of Herman’s Hermits

An Acoustic Evening with Peter Noone Of Herman’s Hermits

This intimate show, which is socially distanced, is a wonderful opportunity to experience an event unlike any concert you may have seen. Peter Noone will be performing acoustically some of his biggest hits…hits of the 60s. His stories and wit are interspersed creating a fun evening for all ages. A true master of the stage, he will take the audience on a fun and funny evening down memory lane. Yes, you will hear Henry the 8th and I’m Into Something Good and so much more! Truly a special event not to be missed!