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.
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.
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, âcountry and blues with a guitar addictionâ
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, âretro-fitted folk / ragâ, Americana, Piedmont blues, semi-unplugged
Saturday September 18, 6-9 p.m., The Super ’60s, party band with 1960s tunes
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
924 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville
Friday, September 17, 8 p.m., Mojomatic, funk-a-fied rockin ‘blues
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
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 CafÃ©
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
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