Local acts in downtown Hendersonville at the Mountain State Fair


With the NC Apple Festival under our belt, summer is definitely drawing to a close. Most of Hendo’s street concerts are over, with the exception of Rhythm & Brews.

And the NC Mountain State Fair takes place. I certainly look forward to the outdoor music and the cooler weather.

I totally missed the first week of the show, but there is still a lot of live music in the last few days. From Thursday to Saturday, the music starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m., with around five performances each day. That’s a lot of live music for the price of a fair ticket.

On the last day of the fair, Sunday, September 19, the music starts at 4 p.m. In keeping with the fair’s country personality, most of the musicians are bluegrass or country – Buncombe Turnpike, The Muley Holler Gang, Rhiannon & The Relic and Split Rail, to name a few.

A brief overview of the live music that can be seen and heard at the fair is below, but for a more detailed understanding, please visit the fair at www.wncagcenter.org/p/mountainstatefair.

One event that is sure to appeal to fans of live music will be the Sunday jam from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The best of the best will perform to your applause.

As I said before, one of my favorite Hendo events is Rhythm & Brews. I love beer and I love live music. There are only two events left for the year: this week’s one, Thursday September 16, then the last one in October.

This week there will be new bands in town: Mike and the Moonpies and the Kenny George Band.

Kenny George Group

Mike and the Moonpies came out of Texas about 10 years ago, starting with dance hall covers and many two-step honky tonk tunes. But they wanted more and to go beyond The Lone Star State. They added strings, cinematic arrangements, and started sharing songwriting.

Soon they were on tour and traveled to Europe and recorded at Abbey Road Studios and collaborated with the London Symphony Orchestra. With international exposure, an album and a sequel, Mike and the Moonpies continued to redefine what country music is.

Today, they are known for transforming vintage music into something contemporary, darker, thoughtful and refined. Let’s welcome them to Hendo.

The opening for Mike and the Moonpies will be the Kenny George Band, which has its roots in Aiken, SC. Still a regional group (Southeast and Midwest), the Kenny George Band mixes rock’n’roll with country and folk music.

They are a hard-working group, which has given 250 concerts over the past two years and produced several albums. They will certainly suit Rhythm & Brews.

Headliner Abby Bryant and The Echoes kicked off the 2021 Rhythm and Brews concert series season on Main Street in Hendersonville on July 15, 2021.

Music Notes: I managed to see the new local band Lazrluvr last Sunday at the Sierra Nevada in Mills River. I had a feeling that this collection of renowned WNC musicians would be a success, and from the reaction of the dancing crowd, I was right.

The band specializes in 80s music, and although much of the 80s music was just a background for me at the time, Lazrluvr proves a lot of people aspire back then. by Duran Duran.

Lazrluvr has more energy than I could have imagined, and the fans were crazy! Keep an eye out for this local creation and a return of big hair.

Finally, I’m going on vacation this week, and there won’t be a Live Music review next week. I’m sure the bands will play without me. I’ll pick up the pieces for the last week of September.

Get moving and stay safe.

NC Mountain State Fair

WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher

Thursday, September 16, 6 to 9 p.m., Chickpeas, Seth Taylor & Shaun Richardson, Front Porch Pickers, Buncombe Turnpike

Friday, September 17, 6 to 9 p.m., The Muley Holler Gang, Hill Country, Letters to Abigail

Saturday September 18, 9 am, gospel singing competition; 6-9 p.m., Rhiannon & The Relics, Appalachian Mountaineers, Hickory Holler Bluegrass Band

Sunday, September 19, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Mountain State Fair Music Jam; 4-6 p.m., Don Lewis, Split Rail, Laurel Branch Friends & Neighbors, Little Roy & Lizzie

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

Appalachian Ridge Craft Hard Cider

749 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville

Saturday September 18, 3 pm-6pm, Brian Ashley Jones, “country and blues with a guitar addiction”

Sunday September 19, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Ken (Morgan) & Nicole (Ray), covers, rock, pop, country, folk, Americana, guitar, ukulele

Blue Ghost Brewery

125 Underwood Road, Fletcher

Saturday, September 18, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rockin ‘for Rescue, fundraiser for Humane Society, F2C, Craggy Blues, The Remainders, My Blue Hoodie Band, Onionfang, John Friday, Kalyla Lynn & Melissa McKinney, AG Hammond

Bold rock cider

72 School House Road, Mills River

Friday September 17, 6 pm-9pm, Gin Mill Pickers, Randy Sarton and Eric Ellis, “retro-fitted folk / rag”, Americana, Piedmont blues, semi-unplugged

Saturday September 18, 6-9 p.m., The Super ’60s, party band with 1960s tunes

Breedlove’s Deli

316 Chadwick Avenue, Hendersonville

Sunday, September 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., music and dinner on the porch, Craig St. John, music from the 60s and 70s, $ 20

Scorched Shirt Vineyards

2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville

Friday September 17, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Thomson Knoles-Connor Law, jazz duo, double bass, keyboard, covers, originals

Saturday September 18, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Roots & Dore, blues, soul, rock

Sunday September 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jazzville, quartet with singer Bronwyn Cronin, from classical to modern

Cantina Phoenix

924 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville

Friday, September 17, 8 p.m., Mojomatic, funk-a-fied rockin ‘blues

Continuum ART

147 Suite C, 1st Avenue E., Hendersonville

Saturday September 18, 7 p.m., Miami Gold, rock band

Brewing Company D9

425 N. Main St, Hendersonville

Friday Sept 17, 7-10 p.m., Sandy Herrault, violinist, pop, rock, Celtic

Etowah Valley Golf & Resort

470 Brickyard Road, Etowah

Thursday September 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Patrick Lopez, relaxed 70s Latin jazz

Saturday September 18, 6-9 p.m., Tom Brown, one-man band

Hendersonville Farmers Market

650 Maple Street, Hendersonville

Saturday Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, covers, guitarist

Mills River Brewing Co.

336 Banner Farm Road, Mills River

Saturday September 18, 2 pm-5pm, Iggy Radio, solo orchestra, plethora of sounds and styles; 7-10 p.m., Scott Moss & The $ 100 Handshakes, quintet, Americana

Sunday September 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., ALR Trio, blues, rock

Oklawaha Brewing Company

147 1st Avenue E. Hendersonville

Thursday September 16, 8-10 p.m., Kid Billy (Billy Litz), multi-instrumentalist, New Orleans trumpet, honky-tonk piano and walking percussion

Saturday September 18, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., ALR Trio, blues, rock

Sunday, September 19, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., during Oktoberfest, The Gathering Dark (Josh Dunkin and Steve DuRose), covers, originals, spoken word, storytelling, poetry

Point Lookout Wineries

408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville

Friday, September 17, 7:30 p.m., The Legacy Motown Revue, quartet, $ 25

Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

S. Main St., between Allen and Caswell

Third Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., free

September 16, Mike and the Moonpies, with Kenny George Band as the opening act

The Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville

Saturday September 18, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Bill (Fletcher) and Tad’s (Taylor) Excellent Duo, blues to Beatles, 12-string acoustic guitar, djembe, singers

Sunday September 19, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hope Griffin, singer of WNC

Sawyer Springs Vineyard

124 Sandy Hill Ln., Hendersonville

Friday September 17, 5-8 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, covers, guitarist

Saturday September 18, 5-8 p.m., John Friday, tropical walk, relaxed atmosphere

Sierra Nevada

100 Sierra Nevada Road, Mills River

Saturday September 18, 7-9:30 p.m., Hustle Souls, mostly soul with jazz, pop and rock

Southern Appalachian Brewery

822 Locust Street, Ste. 100, Hendersonville

Thursday September 16, 6 p.m., PEZ, acoustic, bass bouzouki and violin

Friday, September 17, 7 p.m., Jeff Michels Folkadelic Jam Band, socially conscious folk rock originals, resumes

Saturday September 18, 7-9 p.m., Howie Johnson Trio

Sunday September 19, noon-3, Showcase Brunch, Carver, Carmody & McIntire with Bill Altman, acoustic, blues, vintage rock, country

South Rock Sports Grill

830 Greenville Road, Hendersonville

Saturday September 18, 8 p.m. to midnight, Twisted Trail, rock band

2nd Act coffee, wine and craft beer bar

101 E. Allen Street, Hendersonville

Saturday September 18, 7-9:30 p.m., 3 Cool Cats, vintage rock, dancing

The Dugout Sports Bar & Taphouse

430 N. Main St., Hendersonville

Thursday September 16, 8 p.m. to midnight, open jam

Friday September 17, 8 p.m., Pleasantly Wild, original alternative band

Saturday September 18, 8 p.m. to midnight, The Loudes, punk-folk, rock group

La Serre Moto Café

4021 Haywood Road (Highway 191) Mills River

Friday, September 17, 7 p.m., Bill Presnell and Mark Mcdaniel Stringed Adventure, acoustic guitars and banjo

Saturday, September 18, 7 p.m., Karma Dogs

Sunday September 19, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Chris Wayne, rockabilly, blues, covers, originals

Triskele brewing company

340 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville

Thursday September 16, 7-9 p.m., microphone open

Want to be included in “Live Music? »Email your information to Steve Wong at [email protected] by Monday 8:00 am for the upcoming Thursday-Sunday. Remember to send details about your performer as well as a good high resolution photo.


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