This is a strange but plentiful weekend for live music in Hendersonville and the surrounding area. 

It is strange because I’m seeing some new names – venues and musicians – which is really good. You can never have too many places to see and hear live music, and new venues and musicians means more diversity, which in this day and age is a cultural plus.

It’s plentiful because, well, this is Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend, a tourism event with an extensive agenda of places showcasing what there is to eat and drink in Henderson County.

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Many of those places will have live music. And some of the stalwart venues will have music daily/nightly Thursday-Sunday. Thankfully, the weather should be great this weekend with little chance of rain.