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Street Dances

Historic Hendersonville, NC July 11 - August 15, 2016

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usic and dance are inherent in Appalachian culture, handed down for generations. The Street Dance has been part of that tradition in downtown Hendersonville for over 90 years, when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. People young and old make their way to the Visitors Information Center at 201 South Main Street to enjoy mountain heritage bluegrass music, square dancing and clogging every Monday evening.

Every

December 3

Monday Night

Visitors Information Center 201 South Main St 7pm-9pm Free Admission

The Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to various bands playing traditional bluegrass music. Our caller, Walt Puckett calls out simple steps and movements, leading the square dances. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for a entertaining, foot stomping evening. At 6:30pm, caller Walt Puckett will teach audience members some basic square dancing moves so that everyone can join in on the fun.

These two festivals are coming soon! October 8

SUMMER 2016

Mountain Glory Festival

Appalachian Potters’ Market

Details on these and other seasonal events are online. Call for a FREE visitor guide. 8 8 8 - 2 3 3 - 6 111 | w w w . b l u e r i d g e t r a v e l e r s . c o m

Clogging is truly an American folk dance rooted in the Appalachian Mountains. The Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans each brought their on style of dancing and music as they settled the region. The combination of these dances and music became known as clogging, and bluegrass. The word “Clog” comes from Gaelic and means “time”. Clogging is the official state folk dance of North Carolina.

Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing from 7:00-9:00pm,. Seating area opens after 5:30pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages allowed. www.visithendersonvillenc.org


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