Since its inception in 2013, the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series has been a completely free local block party engagement and musical festivity in Hendersonville. Initiated by Friends of Downtown Hendersonville, a non-profit supported by the Downtown Division of the City of Hendersonville Community Development Department, this concert series is more than just an entertainment event; it's a vibrant celebration of local culture and community spirit that is funded entirely by sponsors and vendors.
History and Evolution
The journey of Rhythm & Brews began modestly in a parking lot off King Street, nestled between 4th and 5th streets. However, recognizing the growing popularity and potential of the event, in 2016, it found a new home on South Main Street between Caswell Street and West Allen. This move not only provided a more expansive setting but also marked a significant milestone in the series' growth.
A Feast for the Senses
At its core, Rhythm & Brews is a sensory experience. Each third Thursday of the month, from May to September, the air in Downtown Hendersonville is alive with eclectic music styles ranging from soulful melodies and classic rock rhythms to foot-tapping bluegrass and funky beats.
Music That Connects
Music, the heart of this series, brings together a diverse range of artists and bands. Each event is an opportunity to experience different genres, discover new favorites, and connect with the universal language of music.
Local Beverages That Delight
Adult attendees can indulge in a variety of Henderson County beverages. The series proudly features local breweries and cideries including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Bold Rock Hard Cider, Guidon Brewing Co., Oklawaha Brewing Co., Dry Falls Brewery, as well as the exquisite wines from Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards and the refreshing ciders from Flat Rock Cider Company. This celebration of local flavors not only supports the regional beverage industry but also adds an authentic touch to the experience.
Complementing the musical and beverage offerings are an array of food trucks and vendors. These culinary delights range from local favorites like Daddy D's fried CHicken to wood fired pizza from Flat Rock Pizza to food trucks with BBQ and fresh squeezed lemonade, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate.
Community Impact and Benefits
The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series is more than just a monthly gathering; it's a catalyst for community development. Proceeds from the series go back into the community, supporting various downtown events, promotions, and programs. This reinvestment is crucial in maintaining a vibrant, thriving downtown that benefits both residents and visitors.
Join the Celebration
Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series is a not-to-miss event in Hendersonville. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, enjoy outstanding music and food, and be part of a community that celebrates together.
Rhythm & Brews is a testament to the power of community, music, and local enterprise. It's a series that not only entertains but also enriches the community fabric of Hendersonville. So, mark your calendars for the third Thursday of each month, from May to September, and be ready to experience the rhythm and joy that this remarkable concert series brings to the heart of Downtown Hendersonville.