Summer Concerts In Hendersonville
Get Your Groove On!
Hendersonville loves live music! Come check out each of the fun, free concert series available this summer, including Music On Main, the Street Dances, Monday Night Live, Rhythm & Brews, Cruise & Groove and Music by the Lake.
Music On Main, the Street Dances and Monday Night Live are organized by Henderson County Tourism. The other concerts listed on this page are organized by other groups. Learn more below.
Additionally, find out more about the year-round music scene in Hendersonville here.
Music On Main, Street Dances and Monday Night Live!, which are organized and hosted by Henderson County Tourism, have concluded for 2022. Summer 2023 concerts will be announced in spring 2023.
At each of these free concerts, music takes place from 7-9pm. You are invited to bring a chair and relax while you enjoy! The audience seating area opens after 5:30pm. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed until 8pm. If the weather does not improve by 8pm the performance will be canceled.
For additional information, call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708.
Music On Main
Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! This free, family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.
Classic car shows are held in conjunction with Music on Main. The car shows are located in front of the Wells Fargo between Barnwell and Caswell Streets, which will be closed to traffic. For more information about the classic car shows, contact the Carolina Mountain Car Club.
Check out a preview of Music On Main here!
July 4th Celebration 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.
- 5pm – The Lonesome Road Band performs at the Historic Courthouse
- 7pm – BSE Rox performs at the Visitor Center
- 7pm – Supper Break performs at the Historic Courthouse
- 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 & 9:30pm – 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 9pm. 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.
At either concert location, you are encouraged to bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music, followed by the fireworks display. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. Admission is free.
Jun. 13, 27, Jul. 18, Aug. 1 & 15, 2022
Every other Monday Night / 7pm – 9pm / Free
Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville, NC
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.
Come hear the sound of fiddles and banjos playing a wide array of toe-tapping-good mountain music. Street Dances also include square dancing led by a caller and special demonstrations by area clogging teams.
Check out a preview of the Street Dances here!
Monday Night Live
Start your week off right with the Monday Night Live concerts! Every other week, listen to an eclectic line-up of live folk, country and blues musicians at the Visitor Center in Hendersonville.
2022 Summer Concert Series Sponsors
Rhythm & Brews
The Rhythm & Brews concerts series brings together live music, a variety of food trucks, and locally crafted beer, wine and cider! These free concerts close part of South Main Street to make room for all the fun, as well as a children’s area with games and activities. Tickets and wristbands, for the purchase of beer, wine and hard cider, will be located at the Downtown Hendersonville tent.
The Rhythm & Brews musical line-up includes established acts as well as up-and-coming artists from around the nation playing a wide range of tunes from southern rock, soul to R&B.
Opening acts will kick off each evening at 5:30pm followed by the headliner performance from 7:30-9:30pm on S Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets.
The Inclement Weather Policy is to delay each act by 30 minutes before moving onto the next act. If headline act is unable to perform by 8:00 pm the show will be canceled. Follow the weather decisions on Facebook page.
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.
For information call 828-233-3216 or visit Downtown Hendersonville.
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series was started in 2013 by Friends of Downtown Hendersonville, a 501c3 nonprofit operated by the Downtown Division of the City of Hendersonville Community Development Department.
Cruise & Groove
The Cruise & Groove Concert Series is hosted by Firehouse Subs in Hendersonville! Listen to your favorite rock and roll classics performed by some of the area’s best local bands. Come early at 5:30pm for a free Line Dance Class, offered by Betty Busch. Classic Cars will be on display from the Carolina Mountain Car Club.
Please note: no smoking, coolers or pets.
On rainy evenings or for more information, call 828-697-8344 or visit the Firehouse Subs Facebook Page.
Music by the Lake
Each summer, Blue Ridge Community College offers summer concerts beside the College lake as a gift to the community. These free Sunday evening concerts are scheduled from 5 to 7pm and feature a wide range of musical and vocal groups. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the music by the lake.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Technology, Education & Development Center (TEDC) Building.