Live music this weekend: Long live live music

Happy New Year to all music lovers in Hendersonville and the surrounding area! It will be almost two years since we had to find creative ways to hear the music of local artists. We zoomed in; attended concerts online; sitting outside, far apart, wearing masks; and, sometimes, just done without. Other times, we decided to take the risk.

Sadly, with the Omicron variant raging across the globe, 2022 doesn’t look much better, but we’re better able to cope. Wearing a mask during a whole musical performance can be a headache (talk about bad breath!), But you get used to it (not really). Local venues have been accommodating, adding outdoor seating, providing free masks, and limiting attendance. Musicians have also adapted, sometimes wearing masks on stage. Remember when COVID first arrived on the scene and we had visions of the virus spewing out of singers’ mouths? Not a pretty thought, but a real concern for those who like to sit in the front row.

I’ve never been the type to make New Year’s resolutions that I can’t keep, but this year I promise to be more understanding of other people’s issues. As for live music in Hendo, I will accept and not get upset when I am denied entry to a musical event because I forgot my proof of vaccination. I learned this lesson the hard way: I now carry my paper proof in my wallet and have added a photo of it to my smartphone. I will continue to step aside and let other people walk beside me, instead of having unnecessary body contact. I will continue to wash my hands, even if my hands are chapped. And, I will continue to nod and wave my hand, instead of shaking my hand. I’m not a hug, and you’re not happy?

Lazrluvr performs on December 31 at Oklawaha Brewing

All things considered, it’s the last weekend of 2021 and the first of 2022, and the New Year needs to be celebrated with at least some music. Research on local party opportunities reveals that many people want to dance to make a fresh start. There are some pretty cool parties that will have DJs spinning tunes, instead of having live musicians. We will not hold music recorded against anyone – this year.

One of the biggest live music events is – sorry – already sold out: Lazrluvr in Oklawaha. People really love these ’80s tunes, performed by WNC’s best collection of musicians. But there are a few other options. The canoe organizes a masquerade with Graywinds. If you want to rock this is the place to be this Friday night. Awake in the Dream will be in Dry Falls for a slumber party. The Poe House will host ImiJ of Soul, opening with the acoustic blues of Bill Atman. And the Super ’60s will have you dancing the night away at Point Lookout Vineyards. But before you go, check out each location for more details: some have cover charges and meals.

Awake in the Dream performs on December 31 at the Dry Falls Brewery

Come Saturday, your sore head might appreciate something a little more calming. There is a lot of live music on the first day of the new year.

Pay attention, all of you. Let’s party responsibly, and here’s some live music in Hendo in 2022!

Appalachian Ridge Craft Hard Cider

749 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville

Saturday January 1, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Zach Meadows, acoustic, singer, songwriter, alternative folk and country, covers and originals

Sunday January 2, 2:30 p.m., Hummingtree Band, three older men with strings, Dave Miles, Earl Turner and Randy Wykoff, troubadours from WNC and the Carolinas

Scorched Shirt Vineyards

2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville

Friday December 31 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Seth and Sara, traveling and singing duo, covers and originals

Saturday January 1, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Wayne Taylor, orchestra of four, bluegrass, based in North Carolina

Sunday January 2, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Roots and Dore, blues, soul, rock, based in Asheville

Continuum ART

147 Suite C, 1st Avenue E., Hendersonville

Saturday, Jan. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 5th Annual Russ Wilson New Years Hangover Party, big band, dancing, $ 15

Dry Falls Brewery

425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville

Friday December 31, 8 p.m., Awake in the Dream, rock group for four, pop, covers and originals

Guidon Brewery

415 8th Avenue East, Hendersonville

Saturday January 1, 6-8 p.m., Bill Loftus and Donald Yelton, singers, guitarists

Oklawaha Brewing Company

147 1st Avenue E. Hendersonville

Thursday, December 30, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Maggie Valley Band, Sisters Whitney and Caroline Miller, dark music from the Appalachians, originals

Friday December 31, 9:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lazrluvr, 80s rock band, several of the best musicians in the WNC, sold out

Point Lookout Wineries

408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville

Friday, December 31, 6:30 p.m., The Super ’60s, party and dance group, dinner, $ 90

The Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonviller

Saturday January 1 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bob Zullo, singer, guitarist

Sawyer Springs Vineyard

124 Sandy Hill Lane, Hendersonville

Saturday January 1, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, singer, guitarist, easy listening, rock, country, covers

Sierra Nevada Mill River

100 Sierra Nevada Road, Mills River

Sunday January 2, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Eric Congdon, singer, songwriter, guitarist

Southern Appalachian Brewery

822, rue Locust, Ste. 100, Hendersonville

Thursday December 30, 6-8 p.m., Trophy Husbands, five WNC friends making music

Sunday January 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Dan Keller, all jazz

South Rock Sports Grill

830 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville

Friday December 31, 8 p.m., Fine Line, rock band

Stone Ashe Vineyard

736 Green Mountain Road, Hendersonville

Friday December 31, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Izzi Hughes, local musician, singer, guitarist, eclectic

The 2nd Act coffee, wine and craft beer bar

101 E. Allen Street, Hendersonville

Thursday December 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Izzi Hughes, local musician, singer, guitarist, eclectic

Graywind performs on December 31 at the dugout.

The Dugout Sports Bar & Taphouse

430 N. Main St., Hendersonville

Thursday December 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight, open jam

Friday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., New Year’s Eve masquerade party with Graywind, classic rock dance group, $ 20

Saturday January 1, 7 p.m., Ricky Gunter, singer, songwriter, country

The Poé House

The Poe House is hosting ImiJ of Soul on December 31st.

105 1st Avenue West, Hendersonville

Friday December 31 7 p.m.-midnight, ImiJ of Soul, tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Triskele brewing company

340 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville

Saturday January 1, 7-10 p.m., Izzi Hughes, local musician, singer, guitarist, eclectic

Want to be included in “Live Music? »Email your information to Steve Wong at [email protected] by 8:00 am Monday for upcoming Thursday-Sunday. Remember to send details about your performers along with a good high resolution photo.

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