Apple Festival will offer a variety of musical entertainment
You know the end of summer is approaching when the North Carolina Apple Festival hits town.
This weekend, organizers have selected nine free concerts of live music to quell the crunch of people eating fresh mountain apples on the streets of downtown Hendersonville.
“The Apple Festival offers all kinds of music on the main stage in front of the historic courthouse! Said Pat Shepherd, one of the festival’s co-chairs for entertainment.
She and John Shepherd have performed for the Festival for over 40 years. “There is definitely a band for everyone to enjoy! “
Indeed, there is: everything from the sound of the big band of the Buddy K Band to the country gospel of the Carolina Quartet to the funk of the Free Flow Band and the dance group like no one watches The Mighty Kicks.
The music begins Friday afternoon and won’t end until the last high school marching band wraps up the King Apple Parade on Monday afternoon.
There is a lot of music to choose from, but don’t worry about missing out on anything. Pat and John organized it so that all acts took place at the historic courthouse without overlap.
Yes, you can hear it all as you munch on apples and think about what it really means to celebrate Labor Day weekend. However, Pat said the biggest draws would likely be the Buddy K Band on Friday, the Flashback Band on Saturday and The Might Kicks on Sunday.
You can hear yesterday’s big band tunes, 60s pop hits, and then throw your hands up like you don’t care.
“We have a bit of everything, big band, country, bluegrass, 60s, 80s, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues and party bands!” she said.
For those who care about Labor Day, Pat pointed out… “A special event this year will be taking place in Heaven on Saturday! The Bandit Flight Team will fly over downtown Hendersonville in an aerial salute to America.
“Six planes will fly in formation over Main Street at noon. A patriotic musical tribute to the historic courthouse stage will coincide with the flyby.”
We don’t know if the patriotic music will be live or not, but stand up and be proud looking at the wild blue there.
“The North Carolina Apple Festival hopes everyone enjoys the festival and stays healthy by wearing a face covering at many events,” said Pat. “All the entertainment is outside and we encourage you to bring your own chairs and find a great place to enjoy the music!”
North Carolina Apple Festival
Friday-Monday, Sept 3-6
Friday September 3: Lazruve, 80s tribute group, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Buddy K Band, big band music, 6-8 p.m., Historic Courthouse
Saturday September 4: Carolina Quartet, country, gospel, 11:15 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, gospel, bluegrass, 2:30 pm-3:30pm; Free Flow Band, funk, R&B, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Flashback, party, beach, rock, 6-8 p.m.
Sunday September 5: Gin Mill Pickers, duo, folk / ragtime retro-fitted, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Le Super ’60, party, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Mighty Kicks, Party Band from Orangeburg, SC, 5-8 p.m.
Monday September 6: High school marching bands in the Apple King Parade, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
305 Salon & Restaurant
305 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bob Sherrill, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Every first and third Friday evening, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Geriatric Jukebox, husband and wife sing oldies but goodies
Every Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mark Fisher, classic country, southern rock, oldies rock
1898 Auberge de Waverly
783 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Thursday September 2, 6-8 p.m., Jacob Johnson, neo-acoustic folk / funk, soloist, singer, guitarist
Appalachian Ridge Craft Hard Cider
749 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 6-9 p.m., Wiregrass, jam session, bluegrass
Saturday September 4, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Tony Palkovic, rock, folk, originals, covers
Sunday September 5, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, guitarist, eclectic
Bold rock cider
72 School House Road, Mills River
Friday September 3, 6-9 p.m., Ben Phan, singer, songwriter, guitarist, eclectic
Saturday September 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Crystal Fountains, bluegrass, folk, rock
Scorched Shirt Vineyards
2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 12 pm-2:30pm, LyriSmith, acoustic duo, originals, covers, eclectic; Friday September 3, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Steve Weams
Saturday September 4, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Ben Phan, singer, songwriter, guitarist, eclectic
Sunday September 5, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Rory Jagdeo, singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica, covers, originals, Americana
147 Suite C, 1st Avenue E., Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 12 noon, Art Market: Darby Wilcox & Saul Siebert, 12 noon-2 p.m. Gabriel knows everything 2:00 p.m. Nate Z on Keys, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday September 4, 7 p.m., Swing evening with Russ Wilson and his orchestra
Brewing Company D9
425 N. Main St, Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 7-10 p.m., Denis Coleman, acoustic, classic rock, country
Dry Falls Brewing Co.
425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 7-10 p.m., The MUG Band, blues, roots, rock, covers, originals
Saturday September 4, 7 p.m., J. Stephens & The Stubborn Hearts with Howl in the Valley, folk rock, acoustic
415 8th Avenue East, Hendersonville
Friday, September 3, 7 p.m. Andy Ferrell, original Southern roots music
Saturday, September 4, 7 p.m., Craig St. John, singer, songwriter
Hendersonville Farmers Market
650 Maple Street, Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Fiddlin ‘Ryn and Friends, bluegrass string orchestra
Mills River Brewing Co.
336 Banner Farm Road, Mills River
Friday September 3, 7-10 p.m., Chalwa, mountain reggae
Saturday September 4, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Grass Cats, bluegrass
Saturday September 4, 7-10 p.m., Pen15
Sunday September 5, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., The Kentucky Waterfalls, country, duet, originals
Oklawaha Brewing Company
147 1st Avenue East, Hendersonville
Thursday September 2, 7-9 p.m., The Ryan Fletcher Uno, guitarist, covers, originals, country to disco
Friday September 3, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. The Roving, Americana, roots, rock
Saturday September 4, 3 pm-6pm, Blues Brunch with Craig Woody; 8 pm-11pm, Ten Toe Turbo, rock
Monday, September 6, 7 p.m., microphone open
860 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 6 p.m., Johnnie Blackwell, native of Hendo, singer, rocker
The Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
588 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 3 Shades of Gray, three middle-aged men, classic rock, dancing
Sunday September 5, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., PEZ, Eric Congdon Trio
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Flat Rock
2698 C Greenville Highway, East Flat Rock
Saturday September 4, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, guitarist, eclectic
Sawyer Springs Vineyard
124 Sandy Hill Ln., Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 6-8 p.m., Myron Hyman, Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, guitarist, eclectic
Southern Appalachian Brewery
822 Locust Street, Ste. 100, Hendersonville
Thursday September 2, 6-8 p.m., Blues Thursday, Bill Altman with Ryan G. Hoots on drums
Friday September 3, 7-9 p.m., Beer & Loathing, acoustic duo, Johnny Blackwell and Cole Laughter, rock, funk, hippie honky-tonk
Saturday, September 4, 7 to 9 p.m., The Mattocks-Johnson Band, blues, classic rock, dancing
Sunday September 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Dan Keller Trio, quality jazz in its many forms; 7-9 p.m., Love Bubble, Hank Bones, Paula Hanke, Peggy Ratusz range from 60s hippie music, psychedelic, jazz, folk, pop, rock, kitsch, harmony focused
South Rock Sports Grill
830 Greenville Road, Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 8 p.m. to midnight, Sinnerville Saints, rock-boosting
2nd Act coffee, wine and craft beer bar
101 E. Allen Street, Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 6-9 p.m., Sunlight Drive, two men with guitars, acoustic, eclectic
The Dugout Sports Bar & Taphouse
430 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Thursday September 2, 8 p.m. to midnight, open jam with Paul Liford
Friday, September 3, 8 p.m. to midnight, Xzempt, Upstate Party Group, SC
Saturday September 4, 8 p.m.-midnight, Twisted Trail, rock ban
La Serre Moto Café
4021 Haywood Road (Highway 191), Mills River
Friday September 3, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Miami Gold, original rock
Saturday September 4, 8 p.m., Unpaid Bill and the Bad Czechs, bawdy and nostalgic commentary and only pre-1940 music
Sunday, September 5, 3 p.m., Rod Sphere, R&B, doo wop, punk, rock
The Poé House
105 1st Avenue West, Hendersonville
Friday September 3, 7-10 p.m., Wes Ganey
Sunday September 5, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mr Jimmy, Chicago blues
Wooden ax throwing
218 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville
Saturday September 4, 6 p.m., High Sierra, trio, covers, acoustic
Triskele brewing company
340 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville
Thursday, September 2, 7 p.m., open microphone
Friday September 3, 7 p.m., ALR Trio, rock, originals
Saturday September 4, 7-9:30 p.m., The Stipe Brothers, young papas cover band, rock
Sunday, September 5, 3 p.m., Johnnie Blackwell, native of Hendo, singer, rocker
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