Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition, the Mountain Thunder Cloggers and square dancing are on tap for the second Street Dance of the summer season. Crowds gather in downtown Hendersonville for the toe-tapping, fiddle-playing, skirt-raising fun.
Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition will perform traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass music. They not only play hits from bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, they arrange songs from such diverse artists as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry and the Newgrass Revival to fit their own inimitable style.
The Mountain Thunder Cloggers will entertain the crowd with demonstrations of precision clogging, one of two forms of the dance performed in the U.S. Mountain Thunder Cloggers have performed at many regional fairs and festivals including the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Farm City Day and the North Carolina Apple Festival.
Bring a chair; admission is free. Enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing every Monday through August 12 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Visitors Center, 201 South Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville. Audience seating area opens after 5:30pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, animals are prohibited in the event area. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed.
Before the dance starts, caller Walt Puckett, will teach interested audience members some basic Appalachian square dancing steps so everyone can join in the dancing. The informal lessons begin at 6:30 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, the dance will be postponed until 8 p.m.; if the weather does not improve by 8 p.m. the performance will be cancelled.
For additional information call Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708, 800-828-4244 or online at www.visithendersonvillenc.org.