Just about 30 minutes southeast of Asheville, Hendersonville, North Carolina, is just a three hour drive from Atlanta. For regional music festival fans, there's plenty of reasons to take the trip this summer. The south end of Main Street in downtown Hendersonville will host over two dozen free performances from June through August. That includes Music on Main Street, Monday Night Live! and Street Dances on the permanent outdoor stage at 201 S. Main Street.
Music on Main Street is known as Hendersonville's premier outdoor concert event. It features beach music, rock and oldies on Friday nights starting June 10 through August 19. It's also a car show, where classic vehicles line the streets between Allen and Caswell Street.
Monday Night Live! features a diverse lineup of regional artists, performing everything from dixieland, ragtime to mellow rock from the 70s and 80s on Monday nights beginning June 6 through June 27.
Street Dances is from July 11 through August 15. Participants can learn square dancing, clogging and bluegrass dancing lessons.
For Music on Main Street, Monday Night Live! and Street Dances, the seating area opens after 5:30 p.m. Early admission is prohibited. You can bring your own seating, but no pets, backpacks, tote bags, coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Downtown Hendersonville will also hold Rhythm & Brews concerts the third Thursday of the month through September from 5-9 p.m. In addition to the music, food, local beer, wine and cider will be offered. There will be a children's area with games and activities. Free concerts are staged between Allen and Caswell streets.
All events are free. See the full schedule of entertainment at www.VisitHendersonvilleNC.org.