Opener: Angela Easterling
Singer/Songwriter: Redleg Husky
Headliner: The Broadcast
Opener: Strange Avenues
Headliner: Urban Soil
Opener: Modern Day Society
Headliner: The Company Stores
Opener: Daniel Sage
Singer/Songwriter: Bobby Wynn
Headliner: Los Colognes
Opener: Hustle Souls
Singer/Songwriter: Laura Laughter & Tim Levene
The Rhythm & Brews crew is excited to announce the 2018 Headliners for downtown Hendersonville’s premier annual concert experience! As always you can count on us to deliver high quality and wide variety across the board. Whatever your musical tastes, R&B is sure to put a smile on your face and broaden your musical horizons.
Beginning in May and running through September, these free outdoor shows will ramp up the fun in downtown on the 3rd Thursday of each month. In 2018 that means you need to remember May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th and September 20th. The shows will feature local singer songwriters and opening acts at 5:00 and 6:00 with our headliners performing from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Located on Main Street between Caswell and Allen Streets the shows will once again feature some great local brews alongside the best concert line-up in Henderson County. Featured drinks will include the craft brew styling of Henderson County’s own Sierra Nevada and Southern Appalachian Breweries and the delectable grape creations of Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. And for cider lovers out there, Flat Rock Ciderworks and Bold Rock Cider both plan to return to the event in 2018!
A family friendly event the HandsOn! Family Zone, a kid friendly destination within the show, and the Pardee misting tent will once again round out an entertainment experience designed for the whole family!
May 17, 2018 – Cancelled due to weather
Firmly planted in Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic “Appalachiacana” sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond. Anya Hinkle and Stig Stiglets' committed, authentic vocals are alloyed with Aaron Ballance's flowing and soaring dobro and Jed Willis' textured and expressive mandolin, rooted in the mountain music they grew up with while pushing tradition into a modern Americana sound aesthetic
OPENER: Angela Easterling
Angela Easterling lives with her partner and their two young sons on the South Carolina farm that has been in her family since 1791. She is a three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a Telluride Troubadour Finalist and a two-time Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist. Roger McGuinn, of the Byrds, called her "a bright shining star on the horizon!" and went on to say, “Her CD brought me back to the time the Byrds recorded "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" - tradition meets youthful exuberance."
Redleg Husky is a country and bluegrass band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the group has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on rhythm and lead guitar, banjo, and vocals, Son the Bassman on bass and vocals, and Nick Marino on drums. The group has released three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.
The Broadcast – June 21, 2018
June’s show features a returning favorite The Broadcast.
Urban Soil – July 19, 2018
Hailing from Raleigh North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings. Their studio albums display the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound. Urban Soil has the unique ability of capturing the energy of their live shows and translating it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.
Influenced by early roots elements, Urban Soil uniquely fuses those sounds with a fresh take, delivering a blend of raw, nostalgic sounds with a modern and glistening slant.
Front-woman Sarah Reinke brings her old-soul vocals to the stage and studio with passionate style. Rounding out her talents on guitar and washboard, Reinke pulls you in instantly. Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Chesson delivers forceful and driving components with every lick, and offers steadfast vocals. Greg Meckley’s skillful violin, vocals and percussion playing blends tight layers and bright sounds that solidify the band smoothly against driving guitars. Holding down the rhythm section, Jonathan Wilson and Leo Kishore provide a concrete foundation on drums and bass respectively.
The Company Stores – August 16, 2018
The Company Stores is a Hill Hop band from Charleston, WV, that smoothly blends elements of many genres of southern music. They pull inspiration from styles such as Appalachian folk, Delta Blues, Rock, Jam Band, and even Hip Hop, then layer in their own modern styles and rhythms. Vocalist Casey Litz’s sultry and soulful voice captivates the audience, while the band lays down danceable grooves between dynamic builds.
The name “The Company Stores” is a throwback to the old coal mines of West Virginia. It refers to system set up by coal companies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, where they paid the miners in “script” or “coal money” that was only good at the “company store”.
This name not only shows the bands heritage, but also the gritty feel of their music and the meaning behind many of their songs about the struggles of the common man.
Los Colognes – September 20, 2018
LOS COLOGNES's music evokes any of the best moments of late seventies or mid eighties FM radio while never being weighed down by the specter of inﬂuence. Los Colognes is a young band who have managed to forge their own sound while channeling the best sonic worlds of the decades past.
Inclement Weather Policy
Our weather policy is to delay each act by 30 minutes before moving onto the next act. If we are unable to get the headline act on stage by 8:00 pm the show will be canceled.You can stay up to date on day of decisions via our facebook page at "Rhythm & Brews Downtown Hendersonville, NC."