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20 Ride, a Zac Brown tribute band, will perform at 4:45 p.m. Sunday. 20 Ride, a Zac Brown tribute band, will perform at 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Big band sound, classic rock, beach music and a Zac Brown tribute band headline the entertainment for the 73rd North Carolina Apple Festival on Labor Day weekend.

The lineup includes a broad range of music styles from traditional bluegrass to classic rock bands to party bands plus local dance studio performances on the stage in the Historic Courthouse plaza.
Headliners are:
• Friday, Aug. 30: Buddy K Big Band, big band music and great American standards.
• Saturday, Aug. 31: Super Sixties, covering a rock'n'roll decade, and Rivermist, a classic rock and variety music act.
• Sunday, Sept. 1: 20 Ride, a Zac Brown tribute band, and Hip Pocket Band, a beach music and party band.
Apple Festival board members and entertainment staff heard Rivermist, 20 Ride and Hip Pocket at an annual conference of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events.
"We know that our attendees will enjoy them as much as we did at the conference," festival director David Nicholson said.
For a complete schedule of entertainment visit\

Johanna Riddle Blue Grass Band 12:15 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Jack Roper — Magic & Comedy 6:15 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Lynn Goldsmith and the Jeter Mountain Band 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.
RAAM Band 4:15- 5 p.m.
Astrosauce 11:00 a.m.- noon
28 Pages 1:45- 2:45 p.m.
Gene Styles 5:15- 6:15 p.m.


Hendersonville Community Band 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
The Super ‘60s 4:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.
Mountain Thunder & Lake Lure Cloggers 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Releve Performing Arts 9:30 a.m.- 10:15 AM
Mile High Band 2-3 p.m.
Rivermist 7-10:00 p.m.
Carolina Quartet 12:45 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
Lonesome Road Band 3:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Traditional Square and Round Dancing
Pat’s School of Dance 1:15 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Vision Jesus 10-11a.m.
Free Flow Band 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Megan Woods and Band 2:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
20 Ride 4:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.
Southern Lights Square Dance Team 6:15-7 p.m.
Hip Pocket Band 7-10 p.m.