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Music on Main Street concert series to begin on July 24; dancing to be banned (for safety)
Monday, 15 June 2020 16:03

From Staff Reports

HENDERSONVILLE — The start of the summer outdoor concert season planned in Hendersonville has been pushed back this year in order to follow federal- and state-mandated guidelines for social distancing. 

The concerts are held on the covered stage outside the Visitor Center at 201 S. Main St., in downtown Hendersonville.

The summer season gets into full swing with the return of the popular Music on Main Street Concert Series, which “draws thousands of people eager to hear some the region’s finest bands,” an early June event promotion noted. 

The 2020 Music on Main concerts will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday from July 24 through Sept. 18. Admission is free.

“Several modifications have been made this year to comply with state and federal health guidlines,” a June 10 press release from the host, the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, stated. “To accommodate these mandates, the designated dance area in front of the stage will be used to distance the audience from the performers. Dancing will not be allowed for public safety. In addition to the Visitor Center parking lot, the block in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen and Barnwell streets, will be dedicated to seating (too), which will give the audience more room for seating to listen to the concert.”

Meanwhile, an event promotion noted that “Music on Main features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family-friendly event offers concessions such as hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels and lemonade for sale.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs.

The pandemic-delayed Music on Main Street’s 2020 schedule of bands is as follows:

• July 24 – The Business

• July 31 – Johnnie Blackwell Band

• Aug. 7 – Home Brood

• Aug. 14 – Gotcha Groove

• Aug. 21 – Rewind House Band

• Aug. 28 – A Social Function

• Sept. 4 – Dashboard Blue

• Sept. 11 –Emporium

• Sept. 18 – Deano and the Dreamers


In addition, “classic cars shows are held in conjunction with Music on Main Street. The Classic Car Cruise-In will showcase a variety of vintage and antique automobiles.,” an event promotion stated. “The car show is located in front of the Visitor Center, between Allen Street and Caswell Street, which will be closed to traffic.”

What’s more, Shroader’s Honda Bike Night — on July 16 — will showcase a variety of vintage and antique motorcycles along Main Street adjoining the concert.

 The audience seating area opens after 5:30 p.m. — and early admission is prohibited. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are prohibited. 

In addition, pets are prohibited. To that end, an event promotion stated, “A Hendersonville City ordinance allows event organizers to exclude animals from the event space for the health, safety and welfare of the community, dogs, patrons and vendors and their products.”

In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8 p.m.  If the weather does not improve by 8 p.m. the performance will be canceled.



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