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
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. The guidebook was winner of the first PRESERVE AMERICA Presidential Award for Heritage Tourism.
The sounds of fiddles and banjos playing at the Street Dances are a part of Henderson County’s heritage, calling people of all ages to journey to downtown Hendersonville to enjoy toe-tapping-good mountain music.
Hendersonville comes alive with people listening to the traditional mountain and bluegrass music performed by a live band, square dancing and special appearances are often made by area clogging teams for a foot stomping evening.
Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music from 7 pm-9 pm. The audience seating area opens after 5:30 pm, early admission is prohibited. Admission is free. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are prohibited.
This event is hosted by the Hendersonville Visitor Center/Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and is sponsored by Burger King, Kathy Watkins of Preferred Realty, Firehouse Subs & the Echo Mountain Inn.
July 12: Lynn Goldsmith & The Jeter Mountain Band | Southern Lights Square & 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
Learn more at https://www.visithendersonvillenc.org/street-dances
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonville Visitor Center
201 S Main St